One of the best skills anyone can learn is a new language. It opens up so much more opportunities in terms of travel, jobs, culture and people. However, there is no point sugar-coating it, learning a new language is hard! It requires patience and perseverance but it can be done and no one can argue with the results – conversing in a foreign language actually feels like discovering an entire hidden world!
While it is impossible to deny that the best way to learn a new language is by talking in that language, online study tools also offer a great way of getting the fundamentals right. This is an important step before properly conversing in Spanish as having the basics gives you the confidence and initial momentum to get started.
Read below to discover how ExamTime’s study tools can help you learn Spanish quicker:
How Flashcards Can Help You Learn a Language
Did you know that the most common 100 words in any language account for 50% of all spoken communication? Similarly, the most common 1,000 words account for 80% and the most common 3,000 words account for 99% of communication!
These 3 decks below contain the top 500 Spanish words. Getting started with these Spanish Flashcards will give you the basic building blocks for your first Spanish conversation!
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How Mind Maps Can Help You Learn a Language
Once you have a good grasp of the basic vocabulary of a language, you can use Mind Maps to connect the dots and bring ideas together. You can use Mind Maps to explore themes in-depth by collecting the words and terms associated with a particular topic.
So if you know the basic food items, start off with these, then expand on each aspect until you have a whole bunch of fruits, meat and vegetables that you didn’t know before. Providing a context for these new worlds will make it easier to recall during a Spanish conversation.
How Quizzes Can Help You Learn a Language
Using quizzes to learn a new language will improve your confidence as you can easily test what you know and don’t know. It will also point out any words you are having difficulty remembering. This will enable you to re-assess and re-organise the topics you cover in your Flashcards and Mind Maps ensuring you get the most out of them.
How Notes Can Help You Learn a Language
The use of video and audio resources when studying languages can be invaluable. Since our Notes allows you to insert videos and audio and more, they become the perfect tool for taking notes as you watch/listen to foreign language content.
How Study Groups Can Help You Learn a Language
Learning a language on your own can hinder your progress. However, if you use an ExamTime group to aid your study then you utilise the experience of everyone in that study group which benefits everyone from the most advanced all the way down to least experienced.
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Using this approach to learn a new language will truly enhance your experience. While there is no substitute for talking with natives or practicing speaking a new language, ExamTime’s free online study tools allow you to quickly learn the basic building blocks, knowledge and the confidence needed to engage in such conversations in a new language in a meaningful way.
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