Learning a new language as an adult could prove very hard and time-consuming. It requires many hours of dedication to reach your goal. Let nobody deceive you that it takes a few months to learn a language as that is not the case since there is a lot to learn and different pronunciations to understand. Spanish as a language has both a long history and beauty to it which makes it one of the most commonly spoken languages in the world. Spanish and English have some similarities due to their past. There are a few ways you can learn Spanish simply without any help.
The first step is to learn and memorize all the Spanish alphabets by pronouncing them correctly. The Spanish alphabets are similar to the English alphabets except that they are pronounced differently. This is the biggest challenge you would come across because you are not used to different sounds other than those in English. The next step after learning these alphabets is learning to pronounce words which then leads to reading complete sentences. There are rules to every language, and you need to follow those the Spanish language has to avoid pronouncing words wrongly. Learning how to count is an important skill while learning a different language. This will be easy to learn since you already understand numbers in English which are not so different in Spanish.
Memorizing the words you learn in Spanish is very crucial as you will not easily forget. The more the vocabulary you know, the easier it gets for you to speak Spanish fluently. Set aside an hour per day where you learn several words that you can grammatically use correctly in sentences. Since we have already established that English and Spanish share a lot of words, you can start by learning the similar words which make up to thirty- five percent of the similar words. Have a notebook at hand so that you can write down words you hear from Spanish speaking people and look up the meaning when you are free.
Setting your television to speak Spanish is a good way to learn the language. This way, you are able to pick up different vocabulary especially if they have Spanish subtitles. Spanish speaking people tend to use many idioms and proverbs as they pick and you will learn a few of those from such shows or music. Additionally, you can change the language on your phone to be in Spanish. This will be quite a rough experience on the very first days since you will come across unfamiliar words which you will have to compare them to English to know what they mean.