Although you may believe that you must either attend school or relocate to a Spanish-speaking nation to learn Spanish, you may study Spanish for free from the comfort of your own home. To take advantage of the many free online courses, all you need is a computer and an Internet connection. These courses provide all of the teaching you’ll need to become fluent in the language’s speaking, writing, and reading. It’s important to keep in mind that you won’t become fluent in Spanish overnight.
You do need to practice what you learn and you may have to review a lesson several times before you fully understand the concept. Start off by learning the Spanish alphabet and the pronunciation for each of the letters. While you can read the way the letters are pronounced on the screen, you really do need a course in which you can hear the pronunciation by a native Spanish speaker. Some of the letters, such as the sound mean you have to make the sound farther back in your throat and this will take some practice because it is different from the English pronunciation of letters.
You must put what you’ve learned into practise, and you may need to go through a lesson numerous times before truly comprehending the topic. Begin with learning the Spanish alphabet and the correct pronunciation of each letter. While you can read how the letters are spoken on the screen, you truly need a course where you can hear native Spanish speakers say the letters. Some of the letters, such as the sound, need you to create the sound further back in your throat, which will take some getting used to because it differs from how letters are pronounced in English.
You will also learn very basic vocabulary words such as Hola (Hello), Gracias (thank you), Por favour (please), and the greetings Buenos dias (good morning), Buenos tardes (good afternoon) and Buenos noches (good night). You can click on the words and phrases to hear how they are pronounced in Spanish. Following the instruction, you will see a reading passage that you can listen to as you read the words on your computer screen. This will give you an in depth look at the language and the pronunciation. Listen to it several times and then try reading it aloud on your own to see how well you do in pronouncing the words. Along with being able to speak the words properly, you must also be able to read and understand what you read. This is why you should be able to translate the passage into your native language as you read when you first start.
As you get more accustomed to the lessons and using the language, you will find that you do not need to translate the passages into your native language as you start to think in Spanish. Make sure you take full advantage of the practice exercises and listening exercises available in the course you choose. This will certainly help you learn the language much faster. Along with using the materials available in the course, there are many online sites where you can read books in Spanish and if you have TV programs in the Spanish language from your provider, you should watch them, especially the programs for children.