What do you do when you think that you are failing Spanish, about to fail Spanish or that you are just not making any progress?
I know how you feel because I used to get that feeling in Math. I used to feel as though I was never any good at it. Nothing ever made sense except the addition, subtraction, multiplication and division. That was it! As far as I was concerned that is all I needed to get by in the real world, so who cares about anything else? Forget algebra and anything else that I would not be using on a daily basis.
But the point I am making is that not all parts of Math were challenging. I simply found some sections and topics more challenging than others so I had to find a way to overcome my challenges in those areas in order to pass it.
But bringing this back to Spanish, I found parts of Spanish challenging as well particularly Spanish listening; learning to speak the language fluently and having a wide vocabulary. Because of this I had to come up with ways to deal with the challenges I was facing.
That was the only way I was going to pass.
So if you are failing Spanish or you think that you are in danger of failing Spanish, I would advise that you do the following:
1. Identify the parts of Spanish in your Spanish course that you are having difficulty with. What do you find to be most challenging about learning Spanish? Is it the vocabulary; verb conjugation; speaking; listening; reading or writing?
2. When you have done that, try to come up with specific tips that will help you to improve in the area in which you are having difficulty. So if you are fairly good at reading, then don’t spend more time on reading Spanish. Spend time on the parts that you find most challenging.
3. Spend an extra 15 minutes a day on those areas. And you are not going to be slaving away at these areas for those for 15 minutes either. You are going to find fun ways of improving in those areas. There are already quite few tips on my blog that will help to keep you more connected to the language and more engaged with it.
Anyone who feels that they are failing something will start to feel disconnected from it, for obvious reasons so you have to find inspiration to keep you engaged and wanting to improve. When you are having fun with something, it stops feeling like work or studying and you just learn or pick up things at record speed. That’s when you start making progress.
4. Be consistent in working to overcome your challenges. If there is one thing that you will hear me say over and over is be consistent whatever your approach at improving. Rome was not built in a day. A little bit of effort over time is what will help you to pass Spanish and get a good grade!
You will not fail Spanish and I assure you that if you start now, you will see an improvement in as little as two weeks because I have seen it happen time and again.
So now that you know what to do, get cracking on it now!
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