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Jermaine
How to learn from spouse Does anyone have any experience or tips learning your target language from your spouse . My wife knows Spanish I’m not a complete beginner I’ve taken lessons past 6 months but I need a lot of conversational practice. Does anyone know some good tips or ideas that your spouse can help you become fluent . Thanks if you responded
Jul 21, 2019 10:54 PM
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It's honestly just practice. Although you two might be more comfortable discussing in English, try to make an effort to only use Spanish with her as much as possible. There will be a period of discomfort, but over time you'll become more and more at ease with regular use. Maybe try to set a rule where you only speak Spanish at home unless there's an emergency or something along those lines?
July 21, 2019
Hola Jermaine, espero estés bien. I agree with what Ryan says. I had a German student who was married to a Mexican and I recommended him to ask her for help to tag objects at home to learn basic vocabulary. You can also tag pictures to learn words related to family members, IKEA's and all sorts of catalogs or flyers to keep your vocabulary growing. I also recommend watching TV programs without English subtitles or with the Spanish ones activated to sharp your listening skills. Of course, once you've done that it's crucial to start using these words in complete sentences. Even if she's not a professional teacher, as a native speaker she can correct your grammar mistakes and improve your pronunciation . You are soo lucky to have a relative who's a native. Take advantage of it. ¡Buena suerte!
July 24, 2019
Just tell her to talk to you in Spanish only. After a while you'll be forced to learn the language 😁
July 22, 2019
Jermaine
Language Skills
English, Spanish
Learning Language
Spanish