Here is the 2nd secret to speaking Spanish at any age.
If you missed the 1st secret, you will find it here:
Today we’ll use ancient philosophy and wisdom that is as true today as it was more than 2,000 years ago.
It’s the opposite of what traditional textbooks have you doing.
You don’t need to toil over grammar.
No slaving over verb conjugations.
No struggling with complex rules.
As Aristotle said,
“For the things we have to learn before we can do them, we learn by doing them.”
“Men become builders by building and lyre players by playing the lyre.”
This applies to learning a language as well.
You get to speak Spanish by speaking Spanish.
The textbooks take us away from that simple idea. Instead of speaking Spanish, they make us analyze Spanish.
They stopped us doing what we used to do so easily as a child. We forgot how much fun learning new things used to be.
Textbooks take what should be fun and turn it into a struggle.
When you go back to speaking to learn instead of learning to speak it feels natural, easy and familiar.
You learned to swim by getting wet.
You learned to drive by driving the car.
You learned to kiss by kissing. (Even if like me it was later than most.)
So, why not learn to speak by speaking?
And feel the thrill of the new (first kiss) again.
The more you speak the more you can express yourself with more freedom.
That makes learning fun, as it should be.
You look forward to your next chance to speak.
It’s thrilling as you realize age is no barrier and you really can speak.
You feel youthful energy and enthusiasm again as you pick up more language each day.
Yes, it can also feel intimidating when you first start speaking around people.
That’s why, it’s great to build your confidence at home first.
Then once you have enough Spanish under your belt, you’ll find yourself eager to try it out in the real world.
Especially if you have plenty of Spanish phrases at your disposal.
The fastest way to have a huge repertoire of Spanish phrases is with the words that are easy to glue together.
The stickiest ones are Synergy verbs, Brick Verbs and Mortar Words. You can use them to make as many as 88,000 phrases from just 138 words.
That 3-step Synergy Verb, Brick Verb and Mortar Word structure obliterates age barriers.
Don’t let a limiting belief stop you speaking a second language.
My oldest student so far was 96 (that I know about).