The voices in my head are speaking Spanish.
I trained them to speak it.
So can you.
You can think in Spanish.
Let’s face it, we all have a voice in our head. The Dalai Lama can silence his voice. My voice never shuts up. But I can control it a little.
One day I hit on a great mind control idea that helped my Spanish tremendously:
Why not spend time each day thinking in Spanish?
Here’s what I did.
I was teaching English in a factory in Tijuana that made accessories for RVs. After that class I drove 20 minutes to another factory that assembled stationery.
On the drive I would imagine myself having conversations in Spanish. It was surprisingly easy.
I had no fear of saying the wrong thing.
I could talk about whatever I wanted.
It was like a dress rehearsal. When I had real conversations I suddenly found that I had a new confidence.
My inhibitions started disappearing.
Spanish started flowing spontaneously.
Switching from English mode to Spanish mode came easily.
I felt more natural and at ease speaking.
Give it a go. Nobody has to know.
This is a strategy that could have been shared with you a long time ago. I’m a little ashamed that I didn’t bring it up ’til now. But then again how does someone share with friends all the voices they’re hearing in their head?
Anyway, now it’s out there.
If you can switch the channel in your head for 10-20 minutes a day, you’ll find that Spanish suddenly starts flowing in real life
Of course you’ll need a foundation to make some Spanish phrases. Synergy Spanish gives you as many as 88,000 phrases from just 138 words.
If you want to talk to yourself and other people in Spanish this is the quickest and easiest place to get started.