Combine Hobbies with Learning Spanish
Did you know that by combining the things you enjoy doing with the Spanish language, you can make learning more fun and actually learn quicker. -- Read on for the details.
Let's forget about learning Spanish for a few minutes -- well, not really -- What I mean is I'd like to ask you to take a moment and think about what you like to do... How do you like to spend your ree time? Do you have a lot of hobbies? What pass-times do you have?
The reason I ask is there's a theory that you can merge almost any hobby, or activity you enjoy, with your goal of learning the Spanish language! And this act of merging or combining will not only make learning much more fun and enjoyable (thereby motivating you to do more learning) but also make you successful quicker at reaching your goal of speaking Spanish.
Let's take a closer look at some specific examples and you'll see what I mean. Keep in mind this is just a small list to give you a few ideas to get started...You'll want to think about what you like and merge Spanish with your unique hobbies.
- Do you like to watch TV or listen to the radio? Most people do... Why not tune into a Spanish station? -- Chances are there are shows you like available in Spanish.
- Do you like to cook? You can get a Spanish cookbook and learn Spanish as you prepare delicious meals and enjoy new foods.
- Do you like to follow sports? You could spend some time following professional soccer. (It's a fast paced, exciting game) and you'll learn Spanish and have fun at the same time.
- Do you like to teach? Did you know there are many opportunities for volunteers to teach English as a Second Language (ESL) to native Spanish speakers?
What hobbies and likes did I combine with learning Spanish? For me it was a love of music -- I knew all the top-40 hits in Spanish and purchased a lot of Spanish music. Also, an interest in computers and programming led me to write my own Flash-card program that quizzed me on new Spanish vocabulary words.
So whatever your interests are, I believe you can merge and combine them with Spanish and make it a win-win combination. Why not give it a try?