What images do you have when you see yourself learn to speak Spanish? Palm trees, white beaches, flamenco dancers, a better wage packet? Or just a great paella?
You see, your motivation for learning anything is a crucial ingredient, and so it is with learning new languages. No-one can force you to learn anything but if you have a love of learning you can go anywhere – do anything. Well, most things.
Of course you already know that Spanish has your interest or you would not have got here to read this. But let me give you a free tip to definitely get you to learn to speak Spanish through any medium, be it in a school or in a Spanish online course.
Sit down with yourself, uninterrupted, for at least 15 minutes. You are going to discover what motivates you most in your aim of speaking Spanish with confidence. What’s more, you are going to make this work for you every day of the learning that you are going to undertake.
First, put paper and pen in front of you. Now sit somewhere comfortable, close your eyes, and focus on your breathing only. Feel cool breath coming in, warm breath going out. Do it until you feel relaxed. Doesn’t matter how long or how short. Open your eyes.
Write a list of reasons for why you want to learn to speak Spanish. Maybe it is only one thing, but there are often more.
OK, ready? Let’s say you have #1 a better wage, #2 travel to make it easy.
A better wage is rather unexciting so give it a figure which is realistic but not too modest. Write that down. Still not good enough though. Write down what you would do with that wage rise. A better car, clothes, saving it, travel perhaps? See, to learn to speak Spanish has already got some motivations.
Do the same with travel. Travel where? With whom? What would you do? What does it feel like?
Now comes the last step which is simple but powerful. You are going to give yourself a physical reminder of that which motivates you to help you stay on track.
Find some images that match as closely as possible those things that motivate you to stick at learning Spanish. To get you through your course successfully. Magazine pictures, online images, your own drawings, all fine. Print them, cut them out and stick them up right in front of where you are going to do your Spanish online course. This will be the visual signal to your brain to learn with purpose.
Agreed, this is not all you need because no amount of your motivation will turn a bad course into a good one. Choose carefully.
Look for the length of time the course provider has been on the market. Can you trial their offer? Money back guarantee? Know other students? Have a look through the courses on this site. Choose and go!
Learn to speak Spanish with confidence here.