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How To Learn Spanish Fast and Effectively Without Wasting Time

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					How to learn Spanish
 fast and effectively
without wasting time
  Many “old” teaching styles still heavily rely on cramming vocabularies.
   However, this has been proven to be an ineffective learning style.
   Alternatives are the usage of pictures and associations as memory
              triggers and the unique Birkenbihl approach.

 Click here to learn more about how to learn Spanish fast and effectively
                      by using the Birkenbihl method.




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You aim to achieve competency in another language quickly, but are still searching for the
perfect learning technique? If your goal is to learn Spanish fast, you should not waste time
on contemplating about different techniques which would not help you to attain your goal.
If you are pushed for time, you should use every moment to actually learn.

As time is critical, do not spend a minute on cramming Spanish vocabularies the “old” way.
The “old” way means simply studying from a vocabulary list. This approach is boring, it takes
a lot of time, and it will not help you achieving your objective – to speak Spanish. The
problem with studying vocabularies by hard from a list is that the learner cannot use or
recognize the word in another context. In the end the learner tries to translate every single
word from Spanish to the mother tongue and the other way round. This takes time. While it
might work when writing in Spanish, this will definitely not work when trying to understand
or speak Spanish.

If you do not want to waste time, start learning Spanish now – with these simple
techniques. Depending on you, you might use a combined learning method or only one of
them.

Pictures and associations as memory triggers

Research suggests that we do not forget what our brain sees. Therefore it makes sense to
imagine a situation or picture when learning a word or phrase.

For example you want to learn “hombre”. Imagine a man running down the street in the
rain, holding an umbrella (umbrella sounds like “hombre”) in his hands. Now you already
know the word “hombre”, and you will probably never forget the picture of the running
man again.

However, there is also a drawback of the use of mental pictures: it takes a long time to
come up with stories around every single word you want to learn. Therefore it is essential to
learn also other words that appear in the story. In the example above you might also learn
words like “el paraguas” (umbrella), correr (running), la lluvia (rain), la calle (street) or
simple sentences, such as “el hombre corre” (the man runs), está lloviendo (it is raining).
With this example, which is not complete yet, you can see that you will learn countless
words and phrases with only one picture. By the way, you learn grammar as well. In
addition, you learn the words in context, which helps you to recall and recognize the
learned words later in another context.

One thing is important: Do not feel stupid because of your funny pictures and stories. The
funnier, the sillier, the crazier, the more visionary and adventurous the better! We tend to
remember silly things even easier.




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Summarized, this Spanish learning technique combines different ways to remember
vocabularies as well as grammar – with mental pictures, associations to a situation,
associations to the sound in another language and learning in context.

Learning by listening: The Birkenbihl method
An alternative to learn a language quickly is the method of decoding, active listening and
passive listening, called the Birkenbihl method. This method is based on the subconscious.
Our brain stores neural pathways for acoustic patterns. This is the same concept a child uses
when it learns the mother tongue.

At the beginning you translate a Spanish text word-for-word into your mother tongue, called
de-coding. The aim of this learning method is to recognize and recall foreign words without
studying vocabularies by hard. Furthermore, the learner should be able to use the learned
words in different contexts.

After translating the text you can move on to active listening. This means to listen to the
text while you simultaneously read the translated text into your mother tongue. You will get
used to the rhythm and melody of speech very quickly. The best way would be to find a
Spanish native speaker who records the spoken text for you, as you should listen to the
correct pronunciation. In the case you don´t know any native speaker, it is possible to use
the text of a movie or part of a radio program.

As soon as you understand the foreign text well, you listen passively. At this point you listen
to the Spanish text while you concentrate on other tasks in your daily life. Your
subconscious learn for you while you are on the bus, while you are cooking, while you enjoy
a bath or even while you read a newspaper. Turn down the volume so that you are not
disturbed in working on your main task. However, the voice should not be loud enough. The
subconscious prepares you to speak the new language afterwards.

After passive listening it is your task to strengthen your Spanish skills. You may decode
another Spanish text, listen to Spanish Radio, watch a Spanish movie or go on vacation to a
Spanish-speaking country.

There is even computerized language learning software that is based on the Birkenbihl
method. Different language programs for PC and MAC are offered by Birkenbihl-Sprachen,
for example.

Use one of the learning methods described and you will speak Spanish within a few weeks.
Try it – you will be amazed.


Click here to learn more about how to learn Spanish fast and effectively
                     by using the Birkenbihl method.


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Description: Many “old” teaching styles still heavily rely on cramming vocabularies. However, this has been proven to be an ineffective learning style. Alternatives are the usage of pictures and associations as memory triggers and the unique Birkenbihl approach.