Posted on Jan 11, 2021 |
While studying the Spanish language, it is important to keep grammar and vocabulary in mind, but to take a further leap in the process of learning Spanish, pronunciation is key. Students who decide to dedicate themselves in a conscientious and careful way to improve their pronunciation will notice their improvement in a short time.
We share here a small series of recommendations so that you, as a Spanish student, can improve your pronunciation. These tips are not arranged in order of importance, these are all important and very useful to start putting them into practice. One of the most important aspects of being able to speak the Spanish language is precisely speaking fluently and clearly, this will give you confidence and security when it is time to communicate with someone else.
Here we share a brief list of some of the most useful tips to improve the pronunciation of the Spanish language ... and at the same time, learn a little more.
Learn to listen. Before learning to speak, it is important to listen. There are many alternatives you can use to learn to listen. Some simple examples are listening to podcasts online or even radio. Try to focus on audio only, this is very important to focus your senses on sounds and pronunciation.
Read out loud. One very obvious tip is to read aloud. It is very important because at the same time you see the words, you are also hearing them. This is a basic but excellent memorization technique. Think that when a young child is learning to read they should first do it out loud. Remember to repeat the same text over and over again. We would recommend recording your own voice and listening later to see the improvement points yourself.
Do not be shy. Try to strike up conversations with other people. Talk as much as possible and don't be afraid to be wrong ... and especially don't worry if someone corrects a word during your conversations. In fact, ask your friends to correct you during the conversation, this is important since your mind learns by associating the words in conversation.
Watch movies. This is perhaps the most important recommendation of all, since you can listen and repeat conversations with pauses. These conversations also have natural rhythms and communicate something with different tones and even emotions. Try to repeat these words and phrases as many times as you can. Now, if you've already seen that movie and you know the lines in your original language, it's even better, because you are not only learning the pronunciation, but also the translation itself.
Try to avoid. As a beginner, we don't recommend that you try to practice tongue-twisters (unless you do it with a teacher). Avoid listening to and singing songs unless you already have some practice in conversation. And finally, try to learn the pronunciation "without accent" (as in Guatemala, and other Central American countries and some South American countries), learning the Spanish language with marked accents makes it more difficult to communicate and understand the Spanish language.