Learn Spanish today: 5-week Crash Course
Can you learn Spanish today? Not to complete fluency. However, you can make a great deal of progress in the next five weeks with an investment of time each day.
How long does the language you want to speak take?
Quick review- This is a hugely important factor in learning a language, time. To learn basic Spanish (it’s really closely related to English) you can invest between 750 and 1,000 hours of focused, immersive, input and practice, and hit a very basic level of fluency. Those hours are researched-based. They’re done by the US government, and they’re used to prepare people for their missions in embassies and counselors abroad.
Most of us aren’t like these people, however, where we get uninterrupted time to focus on learning a new language and do nothing else. However, I think it’s a really good rule of thumb to give an idea of how long it takes to learn to speak a language.
Each week you will learn a new theme presented in chunks. Communicative themes and chunks are critical pieces to learning a new language.
This week’s lesson- Learn Spanish today for the hotel, paying and making reservations
I’d like to make a reservation for a _________room.
|Quisiera reservar una habitación, por favor.
|I’d like a room for _______nights.
|Quisiera una habitación para _______noches.
|Is breakfast included?
|¿El desayuno está incluido?
|A non-smoking room, please.
|Una habitación para no fumadores, por favor.
|A smoking room, please.
|Una habitación para fumadores, por favor.
|Do you take credit cards?
|¿Se aceptan tarjetas de crédito?
|How much does it cost?
|tarjeta de crédito
|I would like to check in.
|I have a reservation.
|Tengo una reserva.
|What time is check out?
|¿A qué hora es el check out?
|It’s really hot.
|Hace mucho calor.
|It’s really cold.
|Hace mucho frío.
|There’s a lot of noise.
|Hay mucho ruido.
Track your time each day that you’re working on your language skills. We’re human beings. Life gets in the way, but there’s certainly time that we can all find- waiting in line, getting your car washed. Pull out your phone or your notebook, or your phrase book- whatever it is that you’re using to learn a language, and invest 20 minutes, or 30 minutes, here and there. The time all adds up. Even if you don’t do it perfectly over the next five weeks, you’re going to see pretty direct correlation between the amount of time you invest and your progress.
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