You want to learn Spanish / improve your Spanish this year?
Here are 5 great ideas from chac-mool.com that will help you to realize your resolutions for 2017:
1. Never forget why
It may sound trivial, but without a good reason to learn a new language, it’s harder to stay motivated in the long term. Whatever the reason is why you want to learn a language, once you’ve decided this, it is important to stick with it: “Okay, I want to learn this language and that’s why I’m going to do as much as possible in that language, with this language and for this language.”
2. Integrating language learning in your daily life
Learning a new language is actually quite simple! You just need to connect it to things you are doing anyways; in that way learning is also much more enjoyable. Listen to Spanish music, watch movies, TV and series in Spanish – you’ll be amazed how quickly new words and expressions become second nature to you!
Sticking vocabulary post-its to objects in your house helps a great deal! But do not limit it to merely labeling the objects, also connect them with associations. For example, do not only write down the word for “light switch” in the foreign language, but as well the words for “turn off”, “turn on”, “bright” and “dark”. When you read the words on a daily basis, you will automatically remember them.
4. Less is more – but regularly
Even if you have a lot to do: Make it a habit to learn every day as much as you can – and that really means: as you can. You have half an hour a day? Super! Then learn for half an hour. Today it’s just 15 minutes? That’s still better than excessively cramming a whole weekend and then doing nothing for two months. It is important that you learn on a regular basis and that you plan in learning units into your busy schedule, even though they may be short.
5. Be childish
Try to learn like a child. New scientific studies could not detect any direct link between age and learning ability. So, in order to learn as quickly as a child, childlike behaviors help. For example: don’t feel embarrassed to speak, enjoy a playfully access to the new language and do not be afraid to make mistakes. The key to success in language learning is to admit that you do not know everything, and to accept that that’s absolutely fine.
Everyone is buzzing about the growing importance of the Spanish language in the globalized world. It’s easy to see why: Spanish is an official language in 21 countries, its prevalence in the US means some say the US is actually a bilingual country, and by 2050, 900 million people will speak Spanish. That’s 10% of the world’s population, number crunchers.
It’s impressive progress for a language that began life in the dying embers of the Roman empire. Like French and Italian, Spanish is a Romance language, derived from Latin. But a lesser-known facts about Spanish’s pedigree is that Arabic also exerted a heavy influence on the language- 4,000 words worth, in fact.
Later, a certain C. Columbus took the language across the Atlantic. Spanish borrowed liberally from the native languages of South America, while each South American country gave Castilian Spanish their own flavor.
Phew! The more than 2,000 years of Spanish language history is a lot to take in. That’s why we’ve neatly condensed it into a whirlwind, globetrotting guide of less than 3 minutes. Whether you want to more about the language you already speak, or you want to find out more before joining the millions of people already learning Spanish, sit back and enjoy the video!
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If there is a singular letter in our alphabet, this it is undoubtedly the letter ñ. This graphical representation of the nasal palatal sonorous consonant. It is a significant case of evolution of consonants, since we will see hereinafter. Also we refer to her as singularly since, in spite of the fact that the nasal palatal sonorous sound is in many other languages, his graphical representation – is to say, the “letter” – is not it ñ, but another series of dígrafos.
The letter ñ is not an ancient archaeological form but everything opposite: a cultural jump of a language romance that left behind others on having expressed with an alone letter a sound that in other places continues expressing with two.
Study Spanish in Cuernavaca, Mexico and discover a vast country of incredibly-diverse landscapes and rich cultural traditions. Chac mool offers a number of courses which will enable you to learn Spanish and experience the variety of regions Mexico has to offer.
Cuernavaca Mexico’s second largest city retains a Spanish colonial feel with its many plazas and stunning architecture, It offers tourists and travelers alike a wide range of traditional and contemporary activities to ensure an unforgettable experience.
Why Study Spanish in Cuernavaca, Mexico?
Our qualified teachers will ensure a fulfilling and educative experience for students of all levels and ages. We offer Regular and Intensive Immersion Spanish Programs for a period of time set by you.
Many Spanish language courses concentrate on a strictly grammatical approach. However, our Spanish immersion programs as well as covering all areas of Spanish grammar,it provides you a more conversational and interactive learning experience of the Spanish language.
You can learn Spanish in many ways, since we offer a wide variety of options and courses. Whether you are a beginner or master Spanish speaker, you will find the perfect option tolearn Spanish with us.
Turrialbais a typical Costa Rican town of over 70,000 people in a mountain valley on the Atlantic Slope between the colonial capital Cartago and the Caribbean coast. The area around the town is rural with beautifull mountains with a lot of vegetation, river valleys, farms, coffee plantations and rain forest. The Spanish school in Turrialba is just a 5 minute walk to the Central Park and very close to all of our host families. The area near the Spanish school in Turrialba is very Tico (Costa Rican) and few people speak any English, so it is very immersive and safe Spanish School.
Turrialba is very active both during the day and at night and is the center of the region’s social life and its economy. There are many different restaurants, bars, discos, markets, shops and a nice Central Park. Even though many tourists pass through town to ride the rivers, there are not many foreigners living in the area. This makes for a very good environment for students wishing to practice their Spanish and be immersed in the culture while they study at Instituto Chac Mool Spanish School.
Learn Spanish in Costa Rica Reasons to do so.
Small intensive group classes of no more than 5 students. Great for Spanish learning
The Turrialba Spanish school campus is in a picturesque mountain valley, with the best aspects of the city, countryside and mountains.
The area surrounding the Turrialba Spanish School campus is very rural with farms, ranches and coffee plantations.
Great after classes and weekend fun activities such as Dancing and cooking classes, rafting, kayaking and mountain biking.
Best location in Latin America to spend time with the family specially if you have small children.
Turrialba is the most immersive location with only Spanish speakers in the area.
Turrialba Spanish School is located in an extremely safe area, perfect for families and those traveling on their own.
Small Spanish school so it is very flexible and willing to set up special programs or group packages.