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How to Learn Spanish and Become Fluent as an Adult

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Last Updated on July 1, 2022 by Shishir Del Rio

So you want to learn Spanish. Or maybe you’ve been studying it for a while but still can’t shake that feeling of inadequacy. Well, look no more—we’ve got the perfect solution for your not-so-little dilemma.

A lot of people come to me, asking for a tip on conquering the art of learning a foreign language. And honestly, I feel bad for them because the answer isn’t so simple. Yes, it is possible to go from day one with zero understanding of Spanish and be fluent in just a few months. But it isn’t that easy either.

The fact of the matter is that it takes a lot of hard work and dedication. And in a layman’s opinion, I believe that my book is the best short-term solution for those who wish to learn Spanish for adults quickly.

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How can I be so sure? Well, let me explain…

When you learn any language (whether it’s French, German or even Dutch), you have to unlearn an incredible amount of things. Your lessons might be structured the same way, but words and the way you speak them will differ from one language to another.

If you’re serious about becoming fluent in Spanish and you’re planning to settle down in a Spanish-speaking country, you’ll have to start learning as soon as possible. And why not get a head start? That’s why I wrote this book. My main goal was to compose a resource that would guide Spanish learners on how they can become better and more efficient in their studies.

Change Your Devices to Spanish

One of the best ways to improve your pronunciation and listening skills is to install software that translates everything in your native language into Spanish. You just have to change the settings on your PC, Laptop, or any other device that you commonly use for work purposes.
It seems like a small thing, but it does wonders.

I’ve been using it for a while now and I must say that I’m impressed by how quickly my skills improved. I have a laptop, which I used for work. But now I’ve switched it to Spanish without having to touch the settings on it.

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I also have a smartphone, but I don’t use it as much as I should. This is another good way of adding some new vocabulary and gaining better listening skills.

These days, many websites offer free apps that can be easily downloaded onto your device. And with almost all smartphones now having a translation feature, using these apps in everyday life isn’t a problem.

Join a Language Exchange

A language exchange is an online community of people who are willing to practice speaking their foreign language with each other. In order to meet people and practice your language skills, you’ll usually have to sign up for one of these sites and create a profile. Then you can start setting up conversation groups by yourself or with other users.

There are many language exchanges out there. For example, the one I use is called Fluent Forever. It requires you to pay a small monthly fee, but it has a pretty active community of users and is definitely worth it.

If you’re not in a rush to learn Spanish and you have no problem practicing your language skills at home or in the office environment, then this might not be the best option for you.

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Immerse Yourself in Spanish

The best way to gain new vocabulary is actually getting out and talking to people. But you can’t do that if you have no one to talk to.

To overcome this problem, use the following trick – spend some time on Spanish speaking websites and social media. It might be a good idea to start with a site like SchooLingo – it’s free so you won’t have to spend too much money on it.

After that, you can go to Facebook groups or even use any of the apps that you can find out there.

If this method doesn’t make it possible for you to talk with people about your language, then there’s still a way for you to do it. The real challenge is making sure that your Spanish level is high enough so you can join a conversation without feeling pressured or embarrassed.

Listen to Spanish Podcasts

Podcasts are really helpful for those of you who have a long commute to and from work. When you’re driving, you might get bored with listening to the same songs over and over again. Why not change that habit with a podcast?

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Another good thing about podcasts is that they can introduce you to topics (like politics or economics) that interest you. These days, there are many Spanish-language versions of popular English podcast shows. Just find the ones that you like and check if they have a Spanish version.

If you’re worried about the fact that what you hear might be too hard for you to understand, then don’t panic. Podcasts are great because they help you practice your listening skills, even before understanding what people are saying. Being able to listen to a podcast will also allow you to learn new words and expressions by just listening.

Consume Spanish Newspapers, TV, and Movies

Apart from learning through instruction, the best way to absorb new vocabulary is by watching the news and TV shows in Spanish. Even better, there are many Spanish-language news channels and shows that you can watch online or even on your mobile device.

The best way to find out if a show is available with subtitles in Spanish is by searching on Google. But you don’t have to rely solely on internet search results – I always do my research before I jump into something new, rather than just following what other people tell me to do.

After you’ve watched some of your favorite shows, use a free app on your smartphone to check how difficult it was for you to understand.

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If this is your first-time reading and trying out Spanish subtitles, then I can assure you that the learning curve for this method is very steep.

The best way to tackle it would be by stopping the movie at one point and writing down everything you understood from what was being said on screen. The more you do this, the better results you will get in the end.

Find a Spanish Language Partner

If you’re living in an area where Spanish is widely spoken, then finding a Spanish language partner shouldn’t be too hard. You just have to ask around and see if there are many people who would be willing to help you out. If they can’t do it, they might be able to point you in the right direction.

Remember that your partner should be someone who speaks Spanish fluently enough so they don’t bore you with their longer sentences or complicated grammar lessons. Also, make sure that they are genuinely interested in helping you improve your Spanish skills.

If this is your first time trying to find help from others, then it might be difficult for you to know if the person you’re talking to is telling you the truth.

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Ask them questions about their current situation so they can show off their Spanish speaking skills and you’ll immediately be able to tell where they are on the language learning curve or how patient they are with new learners.

Befriend Technology: Apps and Online Courses

When you’re trying to learn a new language, technology can be your best friend or your worst enemy.
Searching for apps and other Free resources online is highly encouraged because there are many programs out there that will help you improve your Spanish skills. But if you don’t use these tools correctly, then you might end up wasting time rather than saving it.

Remember that any program or app can only give you a small boost in learning Spanish – the rest is up to yourself.

The most important thing about an app is that it should give you a good reason to use it every day. If you have no reason to use it, then it will do you no good.

I’ve talked about this many times, but I cannot stress enough how important online courses are for those of you who want to get into the habit of learning some Spanish on their own.
The good thing about online courses is that you can start at any time, and there are no excuses for not doing anything.

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There are tons of websites out there that offer online Spanish classes for free, so you won’t have to worry about spending a lot of money on your language learning journey.
There is no secret code or hidden key to learning other languages.

Final Thought

One thing that I keep learning every day is that you’re never done learning– you might be fluent in one language and think you know it all, but the moment you start traveling to a new country or meet someone who speaks another language, your journey to learn Spanish will become an even more interesting experience.
So now it’s your turn – don’t just take my word for it. Try these methods out and see for yourself what works best for you.

I'm a blogger and content writer. My work has appeared on Quartz, The Next Web, Forbes, The Washington Post, Business Insider, and many other sites. I also help with content strategy for businesses. You can find me on my blogs or socials like Facebook or Instagram.

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7 Top Places to Get Free Kindle Books for Kids That You Didn’t Know About

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People don’t need to go to the library or the bookstores whenever they want to get free Kindle books for kids. There are a lot of places online that offer this opportunity.

Free Kindle Books for Kids

They have vast collections of books in every genre both fiction and non-fiction to help your little ones dive into the world of books. From talking animals to magical creatures, you’ll encounter it all in these books. And they are suitable for toddlers, smaller kids and even young adults and teens.

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Amazon

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As one of the largest online stores, Amazon provides a huge selection of free Kindle books. Among them are the children’s ones, as well.

They are separated into subcategories like sports, animals, comics, action and adventure as well as easy learning for a simple navigation around the page. But before you download any of the books,check if the price is set to $0.

Also, the list of free Children’s eBooks is updated hourly, so you’ll be able to find a lot of interesting books all the time.

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Pixel of Ink

Pixel of Ink

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Pixel of Ink offers many books for Kindle that can be downloaded for free. There are some that are great for your kids, too.

Comb through the children and young adults’ categories to pick whatever you think they’ll like and download it. To make sure you don’t miss out on any new arrivals or limitedtime offers, though, you should subscribe to their emails and follow the social media channels.

Hundred Zeros

Hundred Zeros

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Without a crowded interface and unnecessary links and information, this is a site that is concise and clearly displays all of the free Kindle books. Thanks to the Children eBooks category, people can find some suitable for their young ones easily.

The cover photo, title, rating, and author of the book are visible immediately after you arrive on the page, but in order to see the Amazon description and get the link for downloading, you’re required to click on the chosen book.

If you know the title or the author of the book that you’re looking for, you can use the search bar, too. Only note that some books may not be free anymore so double check before downloading.

ManyBooks

ManyBooks

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There are more than two thousand free eBooks that are great for children on this site. They’re located in the Young Readers category, allowing you to explore them all before getting some for your kids’ Kindle device.

Firstly, they can be sorted alphabetically to ensure that no title remains undiscovered and by the language. Concerning the details of each one of them, users are required to press the title they are interested in and get redirected to the page with details. These incorporate the number of words, the publish date and date it was uploaded to the site, brief excerpt of the story, language as well as how many times it was downloaded.

You’ll find readers’ reviews below to assist you in making your final decision whether the book is good for your kid or not. Afterward, you can download the book you like in multiple file formats such as EPUB, PDF, RTF, and MOBI. Official site where you can get.

Project Gutenberg

Project Gutenberg

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Project Gutenberg provides fifteen categories with free Kindle books for kids. Fiction, anthologies, book series, history, myths and fairy tales are only a few of them. And they all contain subcategories and a bunch of stories inside.

Once you click on a certain category you’ll be able to explore the stories by continent and pick the ones that suit your preferences. They can be read both online and on your Kindle device. Keeping them on thecloud storage like Google Drive and Dropbox is also an option.

A to Z Kids Stuff

A to Z Kids Stuff

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This is a site where you can spot the free kids’ eBooks in moments. They’re grouped by ages from 3 to 5 and 6 to 8 years and by themes like animals, games, literature and fiction, action and adventure and more.

Once you pick the book you want to download you should press on it to see a short description, the download button as well as reviews from Amazon users regarding the book.

eReaderIQ

eReaderIQ

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Containing a lot of freebies aimed at kids, eReaderIQ is another great place for getting some books for your kids. Since it has more than twenty subcategories, the offer is broadened.

For easier navigation users can filter the files by their rating, the time when they were added and the number of reviews each one has. You’ll see the details for every book separately right next to the cover image and a button for getting it, as well.

Another useful thing about eReaderIQ is that it checks whether a specific book is still free so that you can be sure that you won’t pay for anything.

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The Internet is packed with places to get free kindle books. There’s so many of them that you won’t have to buy a Kindle book for a long time.

Actually, the main obstacle that people encounter while using Kindle is finding free books to read on it. They think that it’s very hard to come across them online, but that’s not entirely true if you know where to look. For this reason, this list covers some of the best places that offer free books for Kindle. You’ll also discover how to download them and start reading.

Free Kindle Books

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No matter if users prefer books from different genres, there’s something for everyone on these sites. Even in case you don’t own a Kindle device, you have the option to get the Kindle app and install it on your computer, tablet or Smartphone.

Amazon

Amazon

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Amazon has hundreds of free books for Kindle that people can download and read on their devices. They’re listed in a specific section in order to make your search easier.

Everyone is free to pick books according to the genre that interests them the most starting from children’s eBooks, young adult and teen, and travel to history and foreign languages. You can explore the description of the books and the author before downloading them, as well.

Aside from this, you have the chance to browse through the Kindle books that are available for free at the moment. This can be done in the section with limited-time books. They can be sorted by the ratings and dates.

eReaderIQ

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At first glance, many people think that this is an average site for free Kindle books. But it’s more than that thanks to the original features.

All the offered books can be explored through the numerous categories as well as the sorting option. Moreover, you can choose which books you want to see first based on the rating, length as well as the date they were added.

Also, eReaderIQ is constantly updated, allowing readers to discover the limited-time deals at once as well as track which new books are added from Amazon.

BookLending

BookLending

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This is a site especially for borrowing and lending books without visiting the library. All you need is an account, which is free to make, and all the features will be unlocked to you. These include loaning your Kindle books to some other user or borrowing their books for free, searching for your favorite titles, browsing through the genres, as well as see which books have been loaned recently.

As the books can be borrowed for up to 14 days and there can be only one loan, you should grab your book while it’s still in the offer.

Hundred Zeros

Hundred Zeros

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This website is very simple to use and has all available books clearly displayed. This is why a lot of users visit it when they look for free Kindle books.

With more than forty categories it has a lot of titles. They’re connected to Amazon, so you should only click on a book and you’ll be redirected to Amazon where you can download your chosen free book. Only mind that before downloading it you should check once more whether it’s still free on Amazon because Hundred Zeros may not be updated very recently.

Open Library

Open Library

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If Open Library focuses on something, that’s definitely timeless classics in all genres which are available in the vast online catalog.

Operating as an online platform where users can read books online as well as borrowing them, Open Library has successfully built up a large catalog of around a million books. And they offer them to billions of people worldwide, as they say on the site.

The books are available in various formats, so you should have no trouble finding the right one for you.

Free Ebooks Daily

Free Ebooks Daily

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The site provides users with a plethora of free eBooks mainly in the romance, science fiction and fantasy, thriller, and non-fiction genre. There are also a couple of discounted eBooks, which you can get for a much lower price.

The eBooks’ covers, synopsis, and important information are clearly visible and serve as a way to attract more users. That also helps while making the decision which eBook to read first.

As the deals are constantly changing, it’d be great to sign up for their email newsletter for all the latest updates.

BookBub

BookBub

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Here’s another website which keeps the users informed about time-limited offers you shouldn’t miss. It alerts you about any discounted books in a lot of genres – anything from puzzling mysteries to sizzling romances.

Of course, there’s a special page dedicated to free eBooks, which are bound to pique your interest.

Choose your preferences, find the link to download, read, and enjoy.

Kindle Buffet

Kindle Buffet

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This place features some of the most famous free Kindle books that can be found on Amazon. It’s kept up-to-date with all the new titles, making it suitable for everyone that wants to read new books.

The list always has a recommendation on the top followed by a bio of the author. Then there are more books shown with their synopsis, author, full title as well as genre. That way you can explore more details about them before downloading them on your Kindle device.

One Hundred Free Books

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This is a website where you’ll find a lot of free books for Kindle that have been offered on Amazon. It has a vast library with many titles that can be searched through easily thanks to the multiple options.

All the book covers are big and clearly displayed together with the descriptions, allowing readers to explore them quickly. Also, they’re separated into categories and can be searched by their genre or a certain keyword connected to the book.

The eReader Café

The eReader Cafe

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Free and bargain books are a part of this site. Basically, it’s updated with titles every day, widening readers’ choice even further. Whenever they come to the site they are likely to encounter a free book that they like.

But if you don’t want to check it every day, you can follow their social media accounts and even subscribe for email updates.

ManyBooks

ManyBooks

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The title says it all. This is a place with more than thirty-three thousand available free Kindle books. The main purpose of the site is to travel around the online world and pick the best and the most recent books, bringing them to ManyBooks.

The books can be found in the categories for recommended and popular files as well as searched for by the title, genre, author, and language. After that, you can just download the files in a Kindle format or some other one and start reading. Keep reading on Flix Expo for future eBooks.

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