5 proven strategies to improve your Spanish before to travel
Read, listen, watch, talk. Apps and little game are good to learn vocabulary but, sorry to say, no one became fluent using Duolingo.
Everyone learn in different ways. Some people are visual learner, others learn by hearing and listening. Pick what suits you best.
Buy books or go to your
Check what your local library offer. For instance, if you are in London you can get access to https://www.rbdigital.com/llcuk/service/great-courses with 2 full Spanish courses for beginner and intermediate. They are composed of 30 lectures each with about 40min per lecture.
Newspapers can be good as well. onlinenewspapers.com/spain.htm
Basically kind of everything will help. It’s best if you can find something which really interests you.
Download Amazon Kindle on your mobile or tablet and download free book samples of any books that might interest you and start.
¿Sabes las dos palabras que te abrirán muchas puertas en el mundo?
Tire y empuje.
You can find lots of podcasts online. Plenty of website and platforms. For instance, you will find a good selection online at
Podcasts are great to help your ears adapt to the language and accents. The great thing about podcasts or radio is you can continue your activities.
Audio book are also a great option. Check Audible, etc.
Watch series in Spanish on Netflix or for a free version with adverts check megadede.com. You will need to register (it’s free, just need an email verification).
Get the subtitles in Spanish using one of those subtitle websites:
Hay tres clases de personas… Las que saben contar y las que no.
Once you got your basics you need to speak, that the only way. If you are not in Spanish speaking country, look for “
If you have the budget, taking classes will really help. For beginners, maybe group classes. However, if you know your basics get a one to one with a teacher to really crack on and speak properly.
Any other tips, please share in comments. Thanks