Plan for Success
Have a clearly defined roadmap for your progress.
If you don't know where you are trying to go, chances are you won't accidentally find yourself there. To be able to communicate effectively in Spanish, beyond the broken Spanish you can get by on during the city tour segment of your resort vacation, there is a ton to learn. Most language schools market "learn Spanish fast" or "the easy way," but that leaves students thinking they're doing something wrong when they inevitably encounter difficulties. We here know the truth, that the journey to effective communication is long and arduous and it takes time, effort, and patience. With the three-year roadmap laid out by De cabo a rabo, there's no question where we're going and, likewise, no question where we've been; the road will always be illuminated for you. Additionally, with your progress checklist, you'll be able to check in with yourself every unit to make sure you are staying on the road to success. We're all here for the love of Spanish, but you might also have your own personal motivations. Perhaps you are hoping to travel through Spain or Latin America and want to be able to do more than just tackle everyday situations. Maybe you want to work abroad in a Spanish-speaking country and you've come to the realization that "travel Spanish" won't cut it. Maybe you want to work with Spanish speakers in your own country. Maybe your partner is a native Spanish speaker and you want to be able to communicate better and build stronger relationships with your partner's family. Keep these personal goals in mind and ask yourself periodically if you are on your road to success.
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Set aside the time and space to study, work, and practice.
Many language schools throw around the word "immersion" as though it were a teaching method, but the truth is that immersion isn't what the teacher does inside the classroom, but rather what the student does outside of it. So, regardless of how many class hours you take per week, if you want to make meaningful progress, you need to dedicate time to working with the language every day, in one way or another. If it's not a regular part of your routine, you'll find yourself spinning your wheels for years.
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