Lillian Salazar, a Spanish teacher at BridgeLanguages in Denver, gives us her best book recommendations to help Spanish learners, including beginners, gain exposure to the language in a different (and fun!) way.
Practicing your listening skills is key to learning a foreign language, but it doesn’t have to be boring. Watching movies or listening to music in your language of choice is a fun way become accustomed to the sound of language, to learn new vocabulary (including slang) and to get a taste of the culture at the same time. Bridge Spanish teacher, Lily, shares favorite movies in Spanish.
Jannette, who is a beginner taking Spanish classes at Bridge in downtown Denver, plans to use her new language skills for future travel to Latin America, including Panama, Chile and maybe Argentina. Her main goal is to become as fluent as she can, so she can communicate with the people she meets and immerse herself in an exciting new culture.
I honestly couldn’t imagine a better classroom environment than the one I have found at Bridge. Before I began my studies here I sat in on different classes all around the Denver Metro area. This program stood out to me because they had incredibly small class sizes which makes it possible to learn at a structured yet flexible pace.
Spanish is the second most widely spoken language around the world, so it’s understandable that the language varies throughout Spanish-speaking countries. While every country speaks Spanish a little differently, there are some common differences between how it is spoken in Latin America vs. in Europe. If you’re looking to learn Spanish, it’s good to be aware of these differences between the dialects!