One of the easiest ways to learn Spanish is to find someone else who speaks Spanish. This person can be someone who is a native Spanish speaker or it can be someone who is also learning Spanish. Speaking Spanish with a friend will really increase how much fun you have as you learn Spanish, and it will also make the process much easier.
Most people know that it’s a great idea to learn Spanish with a friend, but many people don’t know where to find people to speak Spanish with. There are many resources that can be used to find people. They include internet and college resources. Word of mouth is good as well.
If you are in college, you may want to check out the English as a Second Language program. There, you will be able to find many native Spanish speakers who are eager to improve their English skills by having conversations with you.
You also can research different groups on campus and locate those that are about Spanish culture. These groups are sure to have some native Spanish speakers in them.
Not only can people who speak Spanish be found at colleges, but they also can be found at high schools in your area. Many Spanish-speaking students attend high schools. If you go to one, you may be able to find a student who wouldn’t mind helping you learn Spanish. Also, high schools might have foreign-exchange students.
If you are not able to find any students that might be able to help you, Spanish teachers can be found in elementary, junior high, and high schools. They may be able to offer you suggestions on other resources you can use to locate a person that you can have conversations with as you learn Spanish.
In some large cities, there are what are called international friendship associations. These associations encourage networking among different cultures. Contact these associations to get more information.
You may also want to try your local church. Many of the members there may be able to speak Spanish.
Another thing you can do is put an ad in the classified section of the newspaper. You can use the online classified section as well. Just be careful. If you put an ad online, you may attract all kinds of people who may have nothing to do with helping you learn Spanish.
As a last resort, you may want to search for chat rooms that attract Spanish speakers. If you get to know someone well enough, they may not mind logging on with you every now and again to type some conversations in Spanish.
With enough research and tenacity, you can easily find someone who will speak Spanish with you for hours at a time. You just can’t give up on your search. Once you find that person you will find that you will learn Spanish quicker than if you strictly studied on your own. Conversing with another person will help to challenge your memory and use of the Spanish language in everyday situations. That’s something you don’t always get in a textbook.