What is the quickest and most effective way to learn to speak Spanish?

I have had several years of Spanish class, and I have a lot of head knowledge of the language. When it actually comes to speaking and hearing it, I get completely lost! What is a good way to become fluent in Spanish?


  1. Spend soemtime with spanish speaking people so that you could practice. Also try reading the newspaper and watching the news in spanish so that you could hear it more and try to understand it. Good Luck.

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  2. Spend a summer in Madrid or somewhere in Spain, so that you will eventually adapt to the language. I was in the same situation in my Italian class last year and after a summer in Perugia, I am getting A’s in Italian and I’m pretty close to fluent. Another good thing about traveling is that after you return, you will actually be interested to learn in your spanish classes.

  3. My college uses a software called TeLL me More, by Auralog. It covers not only the basics, but also intermediate or advanced level. My goal was to become fluent so it was perfect for me. It has a lot of different activities: picture/word association, videos, dialogues,…, includes also grammar and conjugation. It has also more content than any other language software. Their speech recognition is great so you can have a dialogue with the computer. You can check out their website at https://www.auralog.com for a free demo and compare too. You can check out independent reviews on the web too https://www.toptenreviews.com or about.com websites.

    The best way to learn a language would be through immersion, visiting these countries. Learning a language will require some time. In addition to software, you can have books which are useful as well. Audio CDs like Pimsleur for instance might help you out but you cannot get any feedback on your pronunciation so I did not like it so much


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