Learning a new language is always fun and exciting, but it can be hard too. If you don’t know what you’re doing and are just relying on books to aid you, you may be at loss. Listening to Spanish broadcasts over the radio may be one way for you to make learning easier and quicker.
Learn the basics
Before you turn that radio dial and open your ears to the sound of Spanish songs, speeches and dialogues though, you must first learn the basics.
Do your homework and learn the basic of the Spanish language. Learn all about grammar and vocabulary. If you can afford to go to a class or hire a tutor then good for you. Take out your notepads and list down all the tips and take note of all those Spanish lessons to get you started. If you can’t afford to enroll in a class or get a private instructor though, then you better do your own research. Buy books or get materials from the Internet. No matter what type of medium you use, just be sure that you cover the basics and get to know the language firsthand.
Listening is learning
After you have covered the basics, then it’s time to clean those ear buds and prepare yourself to listen to some good Spanish over the radio. Hearing the language being spoken will be a good way for you to get an idea on how the words are pronounced, how it is being said, and how it is being used. If you are in a class or are with a tutor, you may already hear the instructor in speaking in Spanish. But there is no better way to learn it than if you are hearing it actually being used and being conversed. If you are self-studying though, then this is the best way to get familiar with the language. As you are just relying on books alone and are just reading the words you really don’t know how they sound. So listening over the radio will be a great way for you to know the pronunciations and dictions.
One thing that you need to remember though is that consistency is key. You must a lot a time of the day or week when you will be listening to Spanish shows over the radio so you will be in the right track.
And if you don’t have access to a Spanish show on your local radio, no need to worry because there are always podcasts over the Internet.