Are you preparing to take your DELE exam? The Diplomas de Español como Lengua Extranjera (“Diplomas of Spanish as a Foreign Language”) is an important milestone in your path to becoming fluent in Spanish. When you prepare to learn Spanish in Granada, it’s a good idea to have multiple options for studying so you can make the most effective use of your time. With that in mind, here are 7 tips to help you prepare.
1. Go to a Recommended Spanish School
One of the best ways to become conversant and then fluent in Spanish is to attend classes on a regular basis at a recommended school like ours. As a Spanish school in Granada certificated by the Cervantes Institute, we are a recognized authority in helping people learn all aspects of the language.
2. Read Widely
The more types of reading material that you expose yourself to, the bigger and wider your Spanish vocabulary will become. Read printed or online newspapers and magazines every day, including the letters to the editor section. Pick up informational brochures, browse through recipes and pay attention to advertisements on billboards as you move through a city to pick up more Spanish phrases, slogans and expressions.
3. Watch Movies
Movies are a great way to learn more Spanish as it is spoken by regular people. In some cases, you may get to see movies with Spanish audio track with English subtitles to help you pick up words you’re unfamiliar with now.
4. View TV Shows
Television programming gives you access to a wide variety of speaking styles and vocabulary. Watch children’s shows for simper Spanish words, and check out weekly sitcoms and dramas for examples of contemporary slang. News broadcasts will help you learn Spanish too, with pictures helping provide context for what the reporters say.
5. Make Flash Cards
You can make old-fashioned flash cards with note card or use an app on your smartphone with digital flash cards. Study your flash cards whenever you have a break, such as while waiting in line or while paused at a traffic light.
6. Listen to Audiobooks
You can get a better understanding of the Spanish language when you read, but you may find it hard to carve more time out of your schedule for books. However, you can listen to audiobook versions of Spanish books while you commute to work or school, or while exercising or doing chores.
7. Spend More Time with Native Spanish Speakers
To learn Spanish in Granada as effectively as possible, it’s best to practice with a variety of speakers. Participate in group discussions with friends and colleagues whenever you get the chance, from dinner outings to casual get-togethers.