Why Learn Spanish?
Besides being one of the most beautiful languages in the world, Spanish is also one of the most spoken languages, giving plenty of reasons to start learning it. Here are just a few of them:
- Ensure the success of your career. With the economy shifting internationally, the demand for Spanish speaking professionals is projected to be on the rise for years to come.
- Improve your resume by adding another language, market yourself, and stand out from the crowd of job applicants.
- Enjoy traveling to Spanish speaking countries and getting to know places by talking to locals in their native language. You'll be amazed at how speaking the local language improves your travel experience.
- Improve communication with your Spanish speaking friends, relatives, colleagues and staff by breaking down the language barrier.
- Keep your brain sharp and reduce the risk of developing Alzheimer's by learning a foreign language.
- Expand your horizons by understanding original versions of Spanish movies, songs, literature, TV shows and more.
- Gain a new hobby – instead of aimlessly watching TV and surfing the Internet!
Is It Possible To Learn Spanish Independently?
Of course it is! While many language learners stick to formal classes, learning language on your own can be no less effective. For those looking for a self-study Spanish course, these are a few things to consider:
- Your Spanish course should be convenient, intuitive and enjoyable. Don't torture yourself by using a boring course with hard to use lessons (you are more likely to give up if you don't quite like your course). Make sure the lessons you choose are interactive, engaging, and user friendly.
- Make sure your Spanish course covers what you really need to learn - basic vocabulary and grammar. Phrases like "I need to go to the store" or "How do I get to the post office?" are something you can easily relate to and remember, so stick to those. A course that deals directly with useful Spanish phrases will help you utilize your study time and increase your personal Spanish experience.
- Make sure the course fits your learning style. If you are a visual learner, make sure your Spanish course incorporates visuals, preferably visual computer lessons. If you learn best from just hearing and listening, make sure your Spanish kit includes sufficient amount of the audio lessons. If you prefer interactive learning and your motto is 'learning by doing', ensure that you choose a course with interactive quizzes, games and tests.
Why is Visual Link Method Right for Me?
With an array of learning tools and techniques available online these days, you may be contemplating as to why you should choose this particular learning method. With Visual Link Spanish, we make it easy for you: just give our FREE first level a try, and you'll know that it works!
But how is this course different from other courses and language learning methods? When you take a look at Visual Link Spanish, you will notice lots of funny animations. 'Is this a course for children?' you may think. Actually it isn't, although the course is very popular for children and teenagers – and not simply because of the visuals.
Yet, visuals do matter: this is why the learning method is called Visual Link, after all. Let's take a closer look at what it is all about.
The Visual Link Method
Visual Link Spanish course starts off with using English and images as a base to learn words in a foreign language. Each Spanish word is then visually linked with a moving image in the brain, and stored for instant recall. It has been scientifically proven that linking foreign words to moving images dramatically increase brain's ability to recall new vocabulary.
In the next step, words are taught in a context of sentences, and immersion is taken to the next level. Learning words in the context of sentences has proven to increase the recall dramatically as well. You can find lots of examples in your daily life. For example, you'd be able to remember the conversation you had yesterday better than a detailed grocery list, right?
Next, sentences are categorized by themes, so you can become conversational within the theme. The themes are built around the daily life, and topics you would usually talk about with your friends, strangers, etc.
Visual Link courses are based on the principles of psychology. There are 3 learning styles: Visual, Auditory, and Kinesthetic learners. Each person has a primary learning style, and a secondary learning style. Here's how the learning styles break down. Approximately 65% of the population are Visual learners, 30% are Auditory learners, and 5% are Kinesthetic, or action-oriented learners.
Visual Link Spanish uses all these learning styles to help you master the language. Visual learners will experience success with our software-based lessons that link a moving image to every word in a course. This has proven to accelerate learning and shorten your path towards fluency - for all learning types.
Auditory learners benefit from audio CDs or MP3s to learn Spanish. Moreover, in today's fast-paced life, everyone can benefit from the audio lessons as they make it easier on the go and listed to Spanish lessons while driving, commuting, working out, or even doing house work.
Kinesthetic learners, or those who learn by movement and touch, will benefit from the interactive aspect of the course, requiring you to type in your answers, play games, etc. Interactivity is also one of the reasons kids and teenagers enjoy Visual Link Spanish. The software is popular among homeschoolers, and teachers often recommend it as a proven and enjoyable learning method.
What Else Is Great About Visual Link Spanish?
Rather than just teaching you a lot of vocabulary and grammar rules, like most other Spanish courses, the Visual Link™ Spanish Course teaches you to how to build sentences, ask and answer questions and truly communicate in Spanish.
In addition to learning Spanish sentence structure, the course also teaches you correct Spanish pronunciation. The course comes with a complete audio set dedicated just to Spanish pronunciation. This part of the course teaches all the difficult sounds in Spanish for English speakers and helps you sound more like a native speaker, as well as easily understand the accents coming from various Spanish speaking countries.