Do You Have The Language Gene?
Learning Spanish is going to be one of the biggest challenges of this adventure! One of my beautiful bunko buddies, Lynda, believes that there is a language gene, and that is why it’s easier for some to pick up a new language! I. Do. Not. Have. This. Gene…..
The first thing I did to prep for a new language is download Duolingo on my Ipad! It is a free app and a fun way to learn a new language. It takes you through different levels, each building on the last.
The second step was to download Google Translate. I can save common phrases for quick reference. It also has a button to hear the word in Spanish, which really helps to make sure you are pronouncing correctly what you are reading! To take it one step further, it has a microphone, so if I get in a pinch, I can speak into it in English and have it translate to español! I really do LOVE Google!
The third step was to take a beginning Spanish class at the community college. This was fun, but tough, because I had trouble understanding the teacher. I can read and write ok, but hearing, pronunciation, and memory are my weakness.