Learn Spanish Conversation :
Have you ever noticed how fast people speaking Spanish seem to talk? Have you ever wished that you could understand what they were saying? Many people who have taken Spanish classes in high school and college are unable follow a normal Spanish conversation. So how does on learn the necessary Spanish conversation skills to follow and keep up with a conversation?
There are two different ways to learn Spanish conversation skills. The first is to have a friend or neighbor who is a native speaker of Spanish work with you in an atmosphere of near total immersion in the Spanish language. Pronunciation, idioms, and syntax are so completely different from English that one must learn to think in Spanish to be able to effectively speak Spanish and maintain a conversation. Having to stop ever other sentence and translate it in your mind is not a good way to hold a conversation in Spanish. This is why having a friend who speaks the language is a good way to learn Spanish conversation skills.
The second is to purchase a Spanish teaching program like the Tell Me More Performance Spanish program. This and other systems similar to it are designed to immerse a person in the Spanish language using a combination of audio, video, and written lessons that start out very simply with identification and translation of certain nouns and verbs and progress very quickly into complete phrases in Spanish. Any attempt to make a word for word translation in the mind of the student will result in a phrase that makes absolutely no sense whatsoever in one language or the other. This is the reason for the immersion in the Spanish language during the lessons. The goal is to make the person think in Spanish when trying to speak in Spanish instead of translating thoughts in his head before attempting to voice them.
It can seem difficult to learn Spanish conversation skills and rules at first. Given time, however, the language will come as almost second nature, much like English already is for most of us in the U.S. If one does not have close friend willing to take the time to teach one how to speak Spanish and speak it properly, one should invest in a Spanish teaching program such as the Tell Me More Performance Spanish program or the Rosetta Stone program. The goal of these is to teach a person to speak the language by surrounding him/her with multimedia audio, video, and written images in Spanish.