Learning Spanish For Newbies

education, library, book, paper, reading, university, data, text, study, studying, information, learning, read, page, textbook, books, learn, objects, intelligence, expertise, cover, knowledge, photography, italy, italian, dictionary, publication, womanOnce your learn-Spanish audio program is on your computer hard disk you can offload the lessons to your iPod or other portable audio device and listen to and practice your Spanish lessons anywhere, anytime. You can also burn the lessons to CD and play them back on any CD player.

Torticollis comes from the latin words of «torti» which means «twisted» and «collis» which means «neck». So the words combined literally mean «twisted neck». Which pretty much sums up the way it looks, and certainly the way it feels.

quotes in latin If my student produced a grammatically perfect paragraph like that, I would be ecstatic. However, no native speaker would use those words, because grammar is not what makes the English language tick. Collocations do.

Anyway, I’m not saying you shouldn’t expand your vocabulary. It’s always good to add new words to your arsenal, so you have just the right one for the right context. I also find that learning new words makes my life more interesting, and it may even make me more interesting. OK, maybe not.

One question that I am frequently asked is «am I too old to learn Spanish?» or «am I too old to learn a foreign language?» The answer to that question is «no, you are never too old to learn a language.» But these are actually excuses for not a foreign language more than they are inquiries about learning a foreign language. Let me borrow a story from history that I hope will encourage you to eliminate your excuses and start learning your language of choice.

latin language Start learning a language — learn some basic words, phrases, grammar, pronunciation. Get used to its sound by listening to music, watching movies in your target language (with subtitles in your native language) and listening to native speakers. If you are learning a language with a non-Latin alphabet, of course start with learning its alphabet!

It’s a very important step! Find a personal reason to study a specific language. Why do you want to learn it? What is your goal? This will help you learn and practice even if you won’t be motivated to do it.

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