Learning a new language as an adult could prove very hard and time-consuming. You will need to have persistence while learning the new language before you begin speaking like a native. There is no saying to how many months you will require to learn Spanish hence do not be fooled by anyone who says it took them only a few months to learn a completely different language. Spanish is a beautiful language that is spoken by over five hundred million people in the world. It is very easy for an English speaker to learn Spanish since the two languages share some history. There are a few ways you can learn Spanish simply without any help.
A good way to start learning Spanish is by learning the alphabets and how to pronounce each of them. The only variation in Spanish and English alphabets is the pronunciation. Only a few sounds fail to occur in the Spanish language which will pose a huge challenge to you. From the alphabets, the next step is reading words which result in reading sentences. There are rules to every language, and you need to follow those the Spanish language has to avoid pronouncing words wrongly. You should also learn how to count in Spanish which is essential too. Counting in Spanish and English are not so different making it a bit easier.
Memorize a few words every day as you learn them which you can do by writing them on sticky notes and placing them in your mirror when you can read them as you prepare yourself. By this, it gets really easy for you to speak some Spanish as a beginner. Set a target of the number of words you should learn every day and memorize them till you are comfortable enough to use them in a sentence correctly. You can make your learning easier by choosing words that have similar pronunciation with English. Have a notebook at hand so that you can write down words you hear from Spanish speaking people and look up the meaning when you are free.
Setting your television to speak Spanish is a good way to learn the language. You are able to learn different expressions from the characters on the television which are commonly used by natives. If you are using Spanish subtitles, you will be able to learn spellings to different words which is beneficial. Moreover, using Spanish on your phone will be another way to learn and grow in this language. This will be quite a rough experience on the very first days since you will come across unfamiliar words which you will have to compare them to English to know what they mean.