Learning through music is a great example of using Comprehensible Input, which means learning through interests. We know that learning through things we like helps us learn faster and more efficiently. So why not start with music?
I practiced learning many songs in Spanish when beginning to understand and practice the language. I recommend finding artists you enjoy, downloading the songs, listening to them and writing down the lyrics. After writing down the lyrics, try your best at analyzing and translating those lyrics. Then memorize the chorus and eventually the whole song!
Remember that enjoying the process is key to learning another language. If you make it too hard, you risk giving up too soon. However, if you make it too easy by not setting small achievable and regular goals, you risk not ever completing your task of becoming bilingual. Find that happy balance!
Here are some Spanish speaking Artists I love:
Perota Chingó= Argentina
Jarabe de Palo=Spain
Calle 13=Puerto Rico
Stay tuned for a list of my favorite Spanish songs, that I will be sharing soon!
Have a wonderful day and go enjoy some beautiful music!
Brittany is a bilingual Spanish teacher who has lived in Spain and Argentina. Through this blog, she hopes to relate her travels, insights, and Spanish speaking journey!