Imagine learning Spanish super fast.
Wouldn’t it be great? Wouldn’t you love to speak and understand Spanish on your next vacation?
But how do you do it?
The easiest way to learn Spanish fast is to build a daily learning habit. But how do you build a new habit?
In this extract from my book and audiobook “Fluent in Spanish – The best tips & tricks to learn super fast” I show you just that.
Follow those 6 easy steps and you’ll be amazed by the results.
How to build the Spanish learning habit
This is Chapter 12 from my “Fluent in Spanish” audiobook. It’s less than 3 minutes long.
Here’s the same extract from the book:
Habits put learning on steroids. They kill procrastination, remove excuses, and leave a clean path for fast and steady progress. To build your Spanish learning habit, follow these 6 easy steps:
Step #1: start small
Even better, start very small. On day 1, do only two minutes of Spanish. Play a conversation in your Spanish course or a few vocabulary flashcards. No more. On day 2, do three minutes. On day 3, do four minutes. Soon you’ll be doing ten or twenty minutes without feeling overwhelmed.
Step #2: make it convenient
Use a Spanish course that suits your lifestyle. Forcing yourself to sit down and free up an hour won’t work. You’ll find yourself procrastinating. Instead, go for a course that blends into your daily routine. Online courses and courses you can download to your phone and tablet are ideal.
Step #3: make it daily
It’s better to learn for ten minutes every day than two hours once a week. You’ll make faster progress, and you’ll look forward to playing your Spanish course, instead of dreading it.
Step #4: make it predictable
Find a daily time slot and stick to it. For example, play your Spanish course on your commute or during your lunch break. That’ll help you avoid procrastination, and will get rid of the stress of having to find the time every day.
Step #5: have micro goals
Most goals we think of in life are too vague, for example: “I want to become fluent in Spanish one day”. They’re not only vague, they’re also scary. That’s why we rarely achieve them.
Instead, think tiny. Have achievable weekly and daily goals. For example, “I’m going to finish one lesson per week” or “I’m going to do three drills every day”. Achieving your daily micro goals will make you fluent in Spanish, and you’ll enjoy learning.
Step #6: allow for imperfection
When you let yourself down and miss a goal, avoid dwelling on the negative. Instead, think of what you can do to stay on target. Is there a better time slot for your Spanish lessons? Would a different type of course be more convenient?
Remember: the secret is to make it impossible for you to say “NO” to your Spanish lessons. Do that, and you’ll become fluent super fast.
What does “Fluent in Spanish” look like?
It’s a 53-page book with step by step tips. This is a snapshot from the book.
Do you want to get fluent in Spanish? Here are my best tips to learn Spanish fast.