Friday, February 1, 2008

Improve Your Spanish with Telenovelas!

While it's great that you can go ahead and get started teaching your child Spanish, you do need to think about ways to invest in your own Spanish-language development. When I decided to teach my daughter Spanish, I researched and eventually purchased Visual Link Spanish. Try out Visual Link's free lessons. You could learn a good deal just from those.

I'm posting following article because the author makes a claim that has always intrigued me--using telenovelas to learn/improve Spanish. Over the years I've spoken to many people who said they learned English from watching the soap operas. They always suggest that I try watching telenovelas to learn Spanish.

What do you think? Do you know anyone who learned Spanish from watching telenovelas?

I think I might want to try watching them again. Do you have any to recommendations?

Anyway, check out the article for more ways to improve your Spanish.

Bueña Suerte
5 Easy Tips for Improving Your Spanish
Without Ever Entering a Classroom
by Ruth Kunstadter

Yes, it's true. One hour a night with a Spanish soap opera can improve your Spanish!

So you studied Spanish in high school, but you can't speak a word of it. Or maybe you spoke Spanish at home with your family, your vocabulary is limited and you're not sure of your grammar. Now you want to improve your Spanish, but the thought of heading into a Spanish classroom makes you cringe. And besides, who has the time?

Don't worry, the solution is right at your fingertips - literally - as you take hold of your TV remote control, your radio dial, your computer keyboard, and a host of books and magazines that you never even dreamed you could read. With just a little background in the language, a Spanish-English dictionary, and the tips below, you can increase your fluency without ever setting foot in a Spanish class. And all at no cost to you!" (Read more.)

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