One of the best ways to improve your Spanish is listening to Spanish audio a lot. The more, the better! In the past, you might’ve found it difficult to find enough Spanish listening resources, but in the past years, there’s been a huge surge in Spanish podcasts, both for language learners as for native speakers.
Learn To Speak . Effortlessly
Through The Power Of Observation And Chunking
3 Keys to Achieving Effortless Conversations in any Language
Observe, Don't Invent
Don’t build clumsy, unnatural sentences by translating in your head from your mother tongue. Use the Power of Observation and Chunking to identify patterns in what native speakers say– and have fluent, native-like sentences roll off the tongue without resorting to guesswork.
Use Conversational Learning Materials
Apply Chunking to Conversational Learning Materials (e.g. dialogues) to help you understand native speakers, and see how they speak (and how you should too). From the very beginning!
Learn In Fast-Paced 12-Week Cycles
Structure your language learning around 12-week cycles (I call them 12-in-12 Challenges) to install solid habits that make progress consistent and inevitable.
Hi! I'm Lukas Van Vyve
I’m a linguist, author, speaker, and the creator of the Effortless Conversations Method for language learning.
I’ve learned to speak 6 languages fluently myself, and discovered along the way that becoming fluent is not just about memorizing grammar rules and word lists. It’s not even about immersing yourself in the culture.
Speaking a language fluently and naturally stems from observing and deconstructing how native speakers speak— and then building a system to help you speak like them.
Thousands of students are now using the Effortless Conversations Method to learn Spanish, German, French, Italian, English and many other languages. Read on to learn how you can become one of them!
Check Out the Effortless Conversations Book
This book is for language learners who want to achieve effortless conversations in their language of choice. Effortless Conversations is available in eBook and paperback format.
From the Effortless Conversations Blog
If you’ve recently started learning Spanish, you might have asked yourself the question: So how long will it take me to become fluent in Spanish? This is a normal question to ask, but in reality, it’s so vague that the answers you’ll get are usually all over the place. “It’ll take years of relentless studying
Ask 100 language learners what they struggle with most, and many of them will say ‘speaking with a native speaker’. I say: this is misleading! Because if you dig a bit deeper, you’ll often hear that the speaking bit is only part of the problem. The bigger problem is “I can’t UNDERSTAND anyone during these
There are two types of language learners: people who love reading in their target language and people who loathe it. No matter which category you fall in, reading in your target language poses several problems. Many people get overwhelmed by all the words they don’t know, the weird grammatical structures they’ve never seen before, and
Writing is one of the most underrated AND underused exercise to improve your language skills. Understandably so: writing in your target language is not easy! When you write, there’s nowhere to hide: every mistake you make, every word you don’t know, is painfully visible on the page. That is, if you don’t suffer from writer’s
So you’re learning Spanish? Excellent choice! It’s one of the most useful languages in the world. Now, as you might have noticed already, learning Spanish (or learning any language for that matter) isn’t always a walk in the park… So if you’ve thought about using traditional language courses or taking classes, or maybe you’ve used
Participate in the 12-in-12 Challenge
You can currently learn Spanish, German, French and Italian with us in our 12-in-12 Challenges. They’re designed to help you make more progress in the next 3 months than all of last year.
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