One of the most efficient ways to learn to speak Spanish is to immerse yourself in it, hearing the words, the exercises, the drills, and the conversations over and over. It is a great idea to use a cd program for learning Spanish language. A cd for review is also a great idea, once you’re more familiar with the language.
On The Road Again…
Most of us have a commute to get to work or school and home. Often, that commute is substantial – like half an hour each way. Some would say “too long there, and twice as long back”. The ride or drive can be a bit better if you have something to occupy your mind – other than the cars and traffic! Often, you can concentrate on learning Spanish, with your Spanish language cd in your car cd player, portable cd player, or uploaded on your mp3 player. Of course, if you travel with others, like on the train, bus or in a carpool, you aren’t going to be repeating the drills aloud – at least we hope not! Then you are limited to listening and thinking. But if you are alone, pop that cd into the player and practice!
In The Computer
Some cds can also play in a computer. They will have all the sounds you heard from your speakers or headphones – like the conversations between Maria and Jose, the repetition to help you learn the sounds that the vowels make, etc. – but there can also a few other bells and whistles.
If the cd plays in your computer, there can be other tools, like games or drills, to help you learn the Spanish language with your cd. Learning the Spanish language doesn’t have to be boring and difficult – you can enjoy learning Spanish when there are games and activities to help you.
With the cd in the computer, there’s a good chance you can also use it as a translation tool. Some cds for learning the Spanish language include either a translator or an extensive dictionary. You can use these as you learn the language, by translating familiar passages into Spanish and learning them.
On The Liner Notes
There can also be sneaky benefits to checking the liner notes for your Spanish language cd. Often, the company who makes the cd for learning the Spanish language will have an online website with more tools you can take advantage of. Sometimes the website is limited to use by those who have already purchased the cd, and the access code will be printed inside. Other times, anyone can use the website – if they only know where to look. The online website can give the person learning Spanish access to many other things – in depth translators, articles in Spanish, more games, and information about the Spanish culture and language to help one be fully fluent in Spanish.