How Being a Band Nerd Helped Me Learn Spanish

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Mouth Shape

Focus on the sound and shape together.

Tongue Placement

Often times, you will need to really force the tongue in the correct placement to learn it as muscle memory.

Scale Repetition

Once you have the correct phrases, say them out loud to yourself, even if you feel ridiculous.

Start Simple

Master the necessities first, then move on to more complicated topics with more complex vocabulary.

Start Slow

Speaking more slowly in your target language will help you master the basics and improve your confidence.

Performance

Most native speakers are more interested in what you are trying to communicate than in fixing your mistakes.

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Learning a new language takes as much time as learning a musical instrument.

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Born a Midwestern American, now a permanent Mexican resident. Outdoor adventurer, language enthusiast, and lover of classical music.

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Alicia Ruth Mendez

Alicia Ruth Mendez

Born a Midwestern American, now a permanent Mexican resident. Outdoor adventurer, language enthusiast, and lover of classical music.

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