by Karen Rowan
Whether you are starting from scratch and want to learn Spanish or are already fluent and want to improve your fluency, here is what matters if you want Fluency Fast:
1. Exposure to the language in a way that is understandable. Beginners need access to completely comprehensible input in the form of what they read and what they hear. This matters for those who are already fluent, too. Fluent speakers can watch TV programs and movies with subtitles in Spanish. It also matters that fluent speakers are regularly reading comprehensible books in Spanish.
Here are the resources that we recommend:
El tiempo entre costuras
Celia (although a simple Wikipedia search reveals it strayed from the truth consistently)
We have also begun a blog in Spanish, French and Mandarin to assist language learners in finding comprehensible, interesting content in the language they are learning. If you know of native speakers interested in
contributing to the blog, please contact us!
Of course, our first recommendation is that you take a class with us! Our class schedule is here:
We have beginning, intermediate and advanced classes all over the country, and we add cities every year as we add qualified teachers through the Fluency Fast Teacher Training. The next Fluency Fast Teacher Training will be in Denver in July of 2017. The next Fluency Fast Language Institute will also be in Denver. July 7-10, 2017.
Does it even matter if you learn another language? Does it matter if you have native-like fluency in the language you teach? We think it does. And we think we can help you gain Fluency Fast.
Look for additional resources to come for Spanish and French teachers trying to improve their own fluency.
Join us online or in person for a Fluency Fast class, and see for yourself what a week of comprehension-based language learning can do for you!