“If you don’t use it, you lose it.” Or maybe you just want to improve your Spanish without reading a grammar book or practicing conjugations. Or maybe you do both of those and just want to practice even more! Whatever the case, here are seven things you can do to practice your Spanish without having to think about it.
1. Watch movies in Spanish
It could be a Hispanic film, or it could be a Disney classic. Pick a movie you’ve seen before so that you can focus more on the Spanish and less on the plot.
2. Pick a telenovela and follow that emotional rollercoaster ’till the end
Just add it to your Netflix addiction.
3. Change your phone settings and social media accounts to Spanish
You have to check out the “me gusta” button. You just have to.
4. Cook Hispanic dishes
And follow the recipes in Spanish! Plus, there are endless cooking tutorials (in Spanish) on YouTube!
5. Order your meal in Spanish
If cooking isn’t your thing, you can always go out to get Hispanic food and order your food in Spanish. Challenge mode: if the waiter speaks Spanish, engage him/her in a conversation!
6. Listen to Spanish music
Salsa, merengue, bachata, reggaeton, etc. Feel free to dance along. Spotify or Pandora are great sources for music, and there’s always the radio.
7. Make a new friend!
Use an online site to find a native Spanish speaker looking to practice his/her English and write letters, Skype, or simply message them!