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“No entiendo, hablas Ingles?” – How I learnt Spanish.

  •  Posted on Jan 23, 2018  by  | No Comments

Finding out that you are moving to a foreign country at the age of 10 was quite daunting, especially when the only words you know are “No entiendo, hablas Ingles?”.

After being thrown in at the deep end, I am glad it happened.

Over the 3-4 years in living in Spain, my language developed to a very high standard and it was something that I was keen to maintain, mainly due to surrounding myself with the language and the culture. Even though the Costa del Sol is predominantly known for British expats and pensioners, I was fortunate enough to have made more Spanish friends than English friends. This most definitely helped me transition from a single language speaker to Bilingual speaker with fluency in Spanish.

Here are some tips and tricks on how to learn a language:

  • Take every opportunity to speak with native speakers – I know when I first started I was very hesitant to speak as I did not want to make a mistake, although, this is how you learn.
  • Use Duolingo – it is a great free application that you can use online that helps you learn the basic vocabulary, grammar and pronunciation of a number of languages.
  • Post it notes –  stick them everywhere in your house, of course with the name of the item/object in Spanish. This is a great way to learn vocabulary.
  • Grammar-  this is the most important part of any language and if you know this of by heart you will be fine.
  • Flash cards were my studying tool of choice for learning tenses and verb conjugations.

I am very proud to say that I can speak another language and once you have reached a certain level, it comes in handy. For example, when speaking with candidates and or clients, I am more than happy to change from one language to another.

Euro London have given me the opportunity to use my languages every day which is what drives me to get up in the morning!

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Written by Louis Young – Recruitment Consultant, Euro London


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