The process of learning a new language does not end when you step out of class. There has to be some amount of personal effort to improve the experience. Although there are many Spanish classes Singapore that are outstanding in training, supplementing with personal reading is important
Learning Spanish through blogs
There are blogs that provide short and simple lessons with additional cultural insight that make learning a fun experience. The best part about learning from blogs is that there is no time restriction.
Four helpful Spanish blogs
1. Always Spanish: Set up by a Spanish lover, always Spanish is a valuable treasure trove for all Spanish learners. There are many tips and hacks to get the accent and pronunciation right. There is detailed information on the cultural insights and its effect on regional variation. The blog is compartmentalized into eight sections- immersion, vocabulary, music, street Spanish, tips and tricks, movies and shows, deconstruction and resources. There is information relevant to all levels of Spanish learning.
2. My Spanish adventure: Straight from the heart of a traveler, My Spanish adventure is one man’s adventure blog of Spain. The blog comes off as a message exchange between friends. It is filled with interesting snippets on the country and language. The blog concentrates on immersion, money saving tips in Spain, undiscovered tourist spots, great places to eat etc. (think lonely planet, but by one guy and one country)
3. Spanish obsessed: This blog is meant to give the brain a proper workout. The blog is a comprehensive Spanish learning website which is run by native English speakers. The blog is written in English as well as Spanish. The language is dissected to explain the basics, intermediate and advanced levels explaining the vocabulary and grammar at every stage. There are learning hacks and posts on topics like differentiating between ser and estar, usage of subjunctives etc.
4. Speaking Latino: The language learnt in the classroom is completely different from the street language. This blog assists you in familiarizing with the street lingo and accent. The series of posts are region specific: Ecuadorian Spanish, Mexican Spanish, Peruvian Spanish etc. There are a total of 12 countries that are listed apart from a general section on Spanish. The posts are concise and specific. A wide range of topics from politics to art and cinema and mild insults are covered in this blog.