Research from the British Council (1) shows that the desire to learn Spanish is strongly influenced by the culture and lifestyle of Hispanic people. So, when it comes to practicing oral Spanish, more than the traditional listening and reading, a strong and crucial step is to have conversations with people inside the culture, it means native people.
But how can you really talk to others effectively so as to improve your Spanish way of thinking and speaking skills? And same as important, how could you engage with a person who wants to practice or make a language exchange but be consistent and dont ghost you?
That’s where Discover & Speak comes in. Our club offers opportunities to practice both Spanish and English with native speakers in a fun, consistent and unorthodox way. Fluent speaking comes from consistent practice, and we’ll explain how to integrate spoken language into your daily life to improve your Spanish conversation skills.
Saying that, the importances of having conversational skills is enormous, learning Spanish can open up a world of opportunities. Whether you want to immerse yourself in the language while traveling, advance your career prospects, or simply incorporate it into your daily routine, embarking on this educational journey is only the beginning. There are countless ways to make the most of your Spanish skills, so start now and don’t miss out on the chance to improve your Spanish-speaking ability and experience Hispanic culture firsthand. Contact us for more information.
Tips To Improve Your Spanish Speaking Skills
- Play online Spanish games and communicate with foreign. Even if you are not interested in videogames, there are other kind of adult games. The goal is just say it, no matter what you say is right or not. If your teammates don’t understand, they will ask you, and you try to explain it another way. In the other hand, if you are not too much focused on video games due to your adult way of life, in Discover & Speak we have designed a series of games such as picture descriptions, follow the story games, hypothetical questions, wordsearch to increase vocabulary and many more. The important thing here is it can most enhance a person’s self-confidence and adapt to the language in a funny way.
- Use the tape recorder to learn spoken Spanish. Listen to your recordings and try to figure out where you could improve. I’ve been doing this in my non native language and yes, sometimes it could be embarrassing to find that when the pronunciation is inaccurate and the speech is fast, we can’t understand what we are saying after the fact!
- Speak publicly or privately, try to communicate by talking with foreigners. In todays world, it is incredible easy to make friend online. You can add them on some Apps, like telegram groups and chat with them often.
- Sing Spanish songs. Yes, singing is the most direct way to get used to speaking. I always loved Eminem Songs and since I was a kid I have had this dream to learn English to sing his songs, but as a Spanish Native speaker it is still too fast for me. Besides that I am glad to know I can pronounce some Eminem lyrics on youtube. I can guarantee you it will be funny and helpful in your speaking journey.
- Make sure your pronunciation is correct. Learn it in an easy way. Pay attention to the native Spanish speakers so you can imitate their sounds. Listen to a lot of podcasts, music, movies, audiobooks.
Examples of Conversation To Speak Spanish
We have some examples you can practice with us in Discover&Speak, be free to join our Telegram group and try to send those examples in spanish.
Hello, what’s your name?
My name is [name], and you?
What’s your favorite hobby?
I really like [activity/hobby].
What activities do you like?
- Food and Drinks:
What do you like to eat?
I love [Mexican/Spanish/Italian, etc.] food.
Do you want to have a drink?
Have you traveled to any interesting places recently?
What’s your dream travel destination?
- Work and Studies:
What do you do for work?
What’s your dream job?
Remember, the key to practicing conversation in Spanish is to keep it fun and engaging. Try to incorporate these starter conversations into your day-to-day life, and don’t be afraid to branch out into more complex discussions as your skills improve. Good luck and have fun learning!
(1) British Council. (2019). Languages for the future: Spanish. https://www.britishcouncil.org/sites/default/files/languages_for_the_future_spanish_0.pdf