Is your Spanish dying? If it is, the medicine prescribed by most textbooks is guaranteed to kill it.
The treatment they advise is worse than the cure. De hecho (in fact), their treatment is no cure, just more pain and suffering.
“I still can’t speak Spanish,” you say.
The textbook replies, “Well, you need the subjunctive mode.”
“But I just want to talk with my amigos.”
You are told, “Study por vs para, ser vs. estar and indirect object pronouns vs. direct object pronouns.”
“Will that get me speaking Spanish?”
“No, but you have to study it,” the experts say. “It’s in the curriculum as are the pluperfect, demonstrative pronouns and radically changing verbs.”
“Can’t I just learn Spanish to get by first?”
“That’s NOT how languages are taught,” replies the professor. “You must study ordinal numbers, cardinal numbers, the definite article and the indefinite article.”
We’re losing the patient.
Beep – beep – beep
He needs demonstrative pronouns, relative pronouns, and the pluperfect.
He’s fading fast.
Beep – beep
Give him more masculine feminine noun adjective agreement, ser vs estar, reflexive pronoun and the indicative and imperative…
He’s gone. We lost him.
I don’t understand it. He was so strong and full of enthusiasm and excitement then he suddenly lost all desire, hope and passion.
Another Spanish dream dies.
En paz descanse. (May he rest in peace.)
If your Spanish is flailing, please don’t fall into the same old trap. Some missing piece of grammar minutiae is not going to save your Spanish.
More likely, it will kill it with a slow, painful and boring death.
But it doesn’t have to be that way. You can speak to learn instead of learning to speak.
Spanish is meant to be enjoyed.
Spanish doesn’t have to be a chore to learn.
You can have fun and speak more Spanish each day.
The more you speak, the more opportunity you have to get further engaged in the language. With each conversation, your Spanish ability grows.
Your enthusiasm and your confidence increase.
The cycle continues; Spanish becomes a part of your daily life.
And the more you speak, the more you absorb.
Speaking to learn draws you in and makes you fall in love with the language.
It builds its own momentum.
Your Spanish comes alive.
You live the language instead of just learning it.
And to top it off, you’ll speak better than all those grammarians. You speak with the natural flow of real-life Spanish.
No more pain and suffering.
It’s time to throw out the traditional textbook’s bad medicine. You can speak to learn from today onwards and it’s free to start.
Your treatment starts today.
La primera visita, gratis. (The first visit free.)
The first part is free. You pay nothing.
Oh, what the heck, I’ll throw in your second visit for free too.