Keep your Spanish going over the summer!
This summer, don’t leave Spanish behind in the classroom. If you’re interested in improving, there are plenty of ways you can keep enriching your understanding of the language during the holidays, without it feeling too much like schoolwork.
In order to master Spanish, you need to be able to read it as easily as reading English. Luckily this is by far the easiest to practise, as there are countless resources available to an English speaker. Here are different ways you can improve your ability to read Spanish this summer.
If you’ve had a go at some of the ideas in the first part of this series, how about giving something a bit longer a try?
Novels in translation
Many well-known English novels are available translated. This summer, why not have a crack at Harry Potter y la Piedra Filosophal, Los Juegos de Hambre, or even Crepúsculo?
Original Spanish works
Now, if you’re feeling confident, why not jump into a classic written in Spanish? You could go for Nobel prize winning One Hundred Years of Solitude by Gabriel García Márquez; Jorge Luis Borges’ renowned Fictions; or the grandfather of all novels, Don Quixote itself.
At the end of the day, it really doesn’t matter if you read cheesy chick-lit or the most intelligent novel ever written. What matters is that Spanish — living Spanish, poured out onto paper — is flowing through your mind and enriching it as it does so.
Join us next Friday for the next part of our Spanish in Summer series!