As I told you in my previous post learning Spanish with songs is one of many ways to learn and have fun that we can use to study Spanish from anywhere.
This method to learn Spanish with songs will help you improve in a relax and enjoyable way your Spanish. Besides, if you don’t have so much time you can use this technique to learn while you are at home, going to work or home, exercising…
Or you can just have your favorite drink and relax listening songs in Spanish to learn more.
If you want to know how to get the most out of songs in Spanish to learn the language, keep reading because I will tell you everything in this post.
WHAT BENEFITS DO SONGS BRING TO LEARN SPANISH?
Learning Spanish with songs has many advantages. Besides, It has been scientifically demonstrated that we learn faster if we listen to music.
So here I tell you some of the benefits that songs bring us when learning Spanish.
✏ With songs we memorize vocabulary easily.
✏ We learn expressions and colloquialisms that you don’t usually learn in a regular classroom but that are used in lots of songs.
✏ Songs help us to understand new words in Spanish and use them correctly.
✏ Learn Spanish with songs help us improve pronunciation and expand our vocabulary because when we learn we try to imitate intonation. Thus, we get a less pronounced accent.
✏ We can use songs to speak more fluently and get more confidence and ease to communicate with other people in Spanish.
WHERE TO START LEARNING SPANISH WITH SONGS?
If you have never ever used songs to learn Spanish or you are just starting to learn this language my I advise you to choose songs and rhythms that you like and enjoy. That way will be easier to listen to and you will be motivated to do this activity.
But you should consider to start picking between the songs you like those that have a slower pace, so you can follow along easily such as romantic ballads, salsas or merengues.
My advice is to start small, step by step. These are some songs that I recommend to my students so that they start listening to songs in Spanish and you can also use them to learn Spanish with songs.
✏ A Dios le pido o Día lejano (Juanes).
✏ Mentiras (Los amigos invisibles).
✏ Te quiero (Maluma).
✏ Bonito (Jarabe de Palo).
✏ Antes de las seis (Shakira).
✏ Despacito (Luis Fonsi).
✏ Cada mañana (Reik).
These are just some songs that you can start with, but if you like this idea of learning Spanish with songs you can follow my playlist in Spotify “Aprender español con canciones” with lots of song to listen in Spanish.
HOW CAN I USE SONGS TO LEARN SPANISH?
To take the most out of songs to learn Spanish, there are many options and activities you can do. Here I give you some ideas you can try.
- Start listening carefully and enjoy quietly the lyric and rhythm.
- Play the videoclip and read the captions in Spanish and sing along to practice and improve you pronunciation while having fun.
- Look for new words and expressions you don’t know and take notes of their meaning expand your vocabulary. Create your own glossary or dictionary.
- Think about the meaning of the song without looking for the full translation. What does the singer/artist want to express?
- Once you already know the lyrics, you can sing it out at the top of your voice at Karaoke or at home. And to further improve your pronunciation, record yourself on video when you sing and check it later to know what to improve.
As you can see learning with songs has lots of benefits and it’s really useful when learning a new language. Now you only need to put this into practice and enjoy learning Spanish!
Have you used songs to learn Spanish? Comment below your experience. And if you haven’t used this method yet, comment below what method you use to learn Spanish.
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