How do you go about improving your Spanish speaking skills?

1. Learn Spanish pronunciation

The Spanish alphabet is identical to English, but the pronunciation of each letter is significantly different. Some of the sounds are difficult for English speakers because they don't occur in that language. A good way to start learning Spanish is to learn how to pronounce each letter of the alphabet. From there, you can learn how to pronounce words. Phrases and then whole sentences, which come next, will be a lot easier.

2. Learn to pronounce letters of the alphabet in Spanish

Once you learn the pronunciation rules of Spanish, you will be able to pronounce any word in that language.

3. Learn numbers next

Knowing how to count is an essential skill in any language. Learning to count in Spanish isn't hard, as the names of numbers in Spanish are similar to English.

4. Memorize simple words

The wider the vocabulary you have at your disposal, the easier it is to speak a language fluently. Familiarize yourself with as many simple, everyday Spanish words as possible - you'll be surprised at how quickly they build up!

5. Learn some basic conversational phrases

By learning the basics of polite conversation, you'll very quickly be able to interact with Spanish speakers on a simple level. Jot down some everyday Spanish phrases in a notebook and make a point of learning between five and ten of them every day.
  • FAQ Author: Ayoub020Ayoub020 profile picture Nov 19, 2015 @ 14:44

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Atwulf profile picture Atwulf   
Good article! However, I don't think numbers are that similar in Spanish and English. There are of course a few of those, like 'one', 'three' and 'six', but if you look closely, there are many more which are quite different like 'mil' and 'thousand', 'cien' and '(one) hundred', 'veinte' and 'twenty' or 'cinco' and 'five'.
    May 27, 2017 @ 08:37
babu0it profile picture babu0it   
Gracias por de artículo.
    Feb 18, 2016 @ 21:18
  • Ernesto65 profile picture Ernesto65   
    Acorrection is Gracias por el articulo
      Aug 12, 2016 @ 04:49
  • Ayoub020 profile picture Ayoub020   
    De nada
      Mar 18, 2016 @ 20:45
ekozienemmanuel profile picture ekozienemmanuel   
Practice! Speak more even when you are making mistakes. Get more friends to talk in English with. Watch movies with English subtitles. Read out loud when you are reading. Try these and get back to me
    Jun 24, 2016 @ 23:38
DrRA profile picture DrRA   
sorry, but this is not seriously meant.... What do I do if I am an advanced passive speaker - I understand almost everything, can write pretty well, but I cannot speak!!!
    Mar 16, 2016 @ 19:26
  • QuiqueCar profile picture QuiqueCar   
    Go to chat room and find friends to chat with. Also, when I was in college I took pronunciation classes. We used two blank tapes. I recording device helps a lot, a voice recorder app works great.
      Jun 21, 2016 @ 21:10
  • Ayoub020 profile picture Ayoub020   
    Neither what you say is serious, believe me. Maybe it's because of your native language, don't you think? The German accent is totally different and more strict than the Spanish one.
      Mar 18, 2016 @ 20:45