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Roadmap to Spanish Fluency

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  1. 🏠 SETTING YOUR MINDSET
    How to learn Spanish in 3 hours
    5 Temas
  2. Sit back, relax and learn
    4 Temas
  3. Harry Potter and the boring grammar book
    5 Temas
  4. The "Spanish is like a cake" methaphore
    5 Temas
  5. I don't give a s*** about your Spanish level
    5 Temas
  6. 📈 DESIGNING YOUR WORK PLAN
    De-constructing spanish
    2 Temas
  7. Dreaming big is hurting your spanish
  8. Your daily spanish work
  9. Your work against you
  10. 🧠 LEARNING HOW TO LEARN
    The Golden Rule to Learn Languages
  11. How to avoid forgetting your spanish
  12. The "two buckets" theory
  13. How to memorize thousands of words with no effort
  14. 📺 UNDERSTANDING SPANISH
    Improving your Listening skills
  15. Improving your reading skills
  16. Resources to Listen and Read
  17. 💬 CREATING SPANISH
    Improving your Speaking skills
  18. Improving your Writing skills
  19. Improving your Fluency skills
  20. Resources to Speak, Write and Think in spanish
  21. 🏅 REACHING A NATIVE LEVEL
    Improving your pronunciation
  22. Improving your vocabulary
  23. Resources for your pronunciation and vocabulary
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The FSI’s (U.S. Foreign Services Institute) answer to how long it takes to learn Spanish, is based on classroom hours.  The problem is, the traditional classroom is one of the least effective ways to learn.

In a group Spanish class, you have one teacher lecturing 20-30 students.  In a 3-hour class, each student might only get 10 minutes of actual speaking practice. Also, the class moves only as quickly as the weakest student, so you may find the pace of learning much slower than what you’re capable of.

In contrast, if you’re taking part in 1-on-1 conversation practice, you’ll probably get to speak for 30 minutes of every hour.  In a classroom, you can hide in the back and passively listen to a lecture. But when it’s just you and your conversation partner or Spanish teacher, you are actively learning the entire time.

According to research from the NTL Institute, people remember much more information if they are learning it actively:

In other words, if you’re focusing on having conversations (practice doing / immediate use), you could be learning up to 15-18 times more efficiently than in a traditional classroom (lecture).

By concentrating on the most efficient ways to learn Spanish rather than the slow, outdated methods recommended by the FSI, you will be able to learn in a fraction of the time.