As you are working hard to gear up your Spanish, some useful strategies can help! Actually you need to think out of the box if you want your Spanish pronunciation to rock! Shy people rarely master the spoken form of a second language. You are not one of them, right? Here are some useful tips to help you learn Spanish pronunciation.
- If possible, try to maintain regular conversations with a native speaker. You will soon realize that this is helping you build up your pronunciation along with grammar. This also helps you in getting used to colloquial styles of Spanish pronunciations. You get to learn the normal conversational style. You’ll hopefully get acquainted with a couple of popular Spanish “slang” this way.
- Try to complement your Spanish learning courses, along with your study guides. A good way to learn Spanish pronunciations regularly going through various Spanish literature, newspapers and publications. Try to read Spanish weeklies or travel magazines. Do you have any Spanish channels in your cable service? Some language experts suggest that watching those will help you rapidly learn various dialects, as well as phrase usage of Spanish language.
- Try exposing yourself to people around you. Showcase the learning you have done so far! Spectators stimulate learning inertia sometimes. Try to browse through various Spanish language sites. Some people believe that watching Spanish movies (with subtitles in English) can polish your Spanish pronunciations. In fact, a lot of people are using subtitled movies to learn second languages and their pronunciations. I know a person who claimed that his pronunciations geared up after he started paying due attention towards pronouncing key words, phrases and dialog’s.
- It is also important that you learn appropriate pronunciation in the very early stage of your Spanish learning lessons. This really pays off. If you once get caught up in poor pronunciation, it would take a lot of sweat to get your accent right again (providing you have patience for that).
- And if you have a yearly schedule to travel around the world on vacations, then it would make good sense paying Spain a visit. Sounds reasonable? Then, get ready to plan your vacation to any country or county where Spanish speaking people are abundant. It gives your pronunciations massive boost as you meet, talk and hang around with people who use Spanish as their primary language. Successfully communicating with so many native speakers (around shops, restaurants, hotels, parks, museums, sea beaches and streets) will reward you with unique experiences. However, this would also be helpful to power up your confidence as you learn Spanish pronunciation.
And finally, do not be afraid to have a lot of fun with the new Spanish skills you have earned. Be bold with your attitude (but do not overdo it by trying to make people listen while they are annoyed). It does not matter who’s laughing at you or whatever. When you have good command over spoken Spanish, these people would feel jealous – trust me on this!