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Spanish Lesson Eighty-Seven: How To Immerse Yourself In Spanish

Updated on May 27, 2014

Hi Friends,

Welcome to... Tuesday? Yeah, because of the holiday I had to push this week's lesson to Tuesday. I hope you all remembered all the troops that have died in service to our country. It's an important day to those who have loved ones who were killed in action. I hope we all took a moment to thank those who were brave enough to fight.

Anyway, this week we're going to discuss immersion of the Spanish language. I've written a lesson in the past about practicing Spanish and one of the tips is to become immersed. Now, there are certain levels of immersion that should be discussed. We'll get on all of that in time. For now, let's talk about today's goals, vocabulary, and other things. Thanks for reading friends! Remember, lesson #100 will be last lesson for Spanish. I'll then take an extended break until 2015.

Today's Goals

  • To Learn About language immersion
  • To Devise ways to immerse oneself in the Spanish language
  • To Be Able to determine the best methods for immersion

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Immersion

Hey Friends,

Today we're going to talk about Immersion. If you're not sure what this is, it's the process by which one learns a new language by being surrounded by it for twenty-four hours a day. Every person is immersed into a new language. When we're children we hear one language and we're immersed in it. That is why fluency has come so easy. By the time we're able to talk, we can already speak and listen to our first language with impressive proficiency.

Immersion is good when learning a new language. It's the same concept. Surround yourself with the language for twenty-four hours a day. The brain will begin to train you in the new language and you'll have no choice but to become fluent in it. It's the fastest and easiest way to learn a new language.

English Word
Spanish Equiv
Wing/Branch (Political)
La Ala
Covered
Cubierto(a)
Thigh
El Muslo*
Complete/Upright
Íntegro(a)*
To Charge/To Load Up/To Carry
Cargar*
Test/Trial/Proof
La Prueba

Today's Vocabulary

Hey Friends,

Today I have a short list of some words I received through email. I highly recommend you sign up for Spanish Word of The Day through SpanishDict. It's pretty cool, I promise. Oh, by the way, I hope you all see the asterisks next to some of those words. They're words I haven't seen before. That's a lot considering I've been at this for for almost ten years now. So take a look at those words and let's discuss immersion!

Benefits of Immersion

  • Quickest way to become fluent
  • Most effective way to become fluent
  • Leverages use of understanding other cultures
  • Best way to learn any foreign language

How To Be Immersed in Spanish

Hey Friends,

I hope you all have been doing well. Today I'm just going to go over some ways to immerse yourself in the Spanish language. I research this online to give you a better idea of what exactly you can do to better learn the Spanish. Here are some ways to immerse yourself:


  • Live In A Foreign Country: The best way to become fully immersed in a new language, or in this case Spanish, is to live abroad for a few months. You'll have no choice but to learn the new language from native speakers all around. You can do this through study abroad programs or foreign exchange. This is by far the most effective way to learn a new language.
  • Travel: Many people learn foreign languages through taking trips that last several days or sometimes week. Traveling around and talking to native speakers is a great way to gain experience with the language. It can most definitely improve your proficiency. This can be achieved by traveling with a travel group or mission group. Take some time to learn about things pertaining to this.
  • Be Creative: You can think of other things to do like live with a local family or speak Spanish for a day. Think of ways to eliminate the use of your first language for a time period. It'll be an awesome challenge!


That's all I have for today. Thanks for reading! Check out next week's lesson on The Largest Spanish Speaking Countries

Upcoming Lessons

Lesson Eighty-Eight: The Largest Spanish Speaking Countries (6/2)

Lesson Eighty-Nine: Inexpensive Ways To Travel Internationally (6/16)

Lesson Ninety: Pluscuamperfect de subjuntivo (6/23)

Lesson Ninety-One: Winter (Activities) (6/30)

Lesson Ninety-Two: Spring (Activities) (7/7)

Lesson Ninety-Three: Summer (Activities) (7/14)

Lesson Ninety-Four: Fall (Activities) (7/21)

Lesson Ninety-Five: Compound Tense Review (7/28)

Lesson Ninetey-Six: Vocabulary Review #1 (8/4)

Lesson Ninety-Seven: Vocabulary Review #2 (8/11)

Lesson Ninety-Eight: Vocabulary Review #3 (8/18)

Lesson Ninety-Nine: The Benefits of Being Bilingual (8/25

Lesson One Hundred: Farewell Spanish Learners! (9/1)

© 2014 A.E. Williams

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