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    First time learning a language, I am 17 taking Spanish evening classes once per week for two hours. Could anybody give me advice on how to improve quickly in Spanish, I could do an extra 5 hours in my own time, the problem being I don't know where to start in terms of additional learning
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    Look for some Spanish people to chat with, for example on Omegle.
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    (Original post by Magnus Taylor)
    First time learning a language, I am 17 taking Spanish evening classes once per week for two hours. Could anybody give me advice on how to improve quickly in Spanish, I could do an extra 5 hours in my own time, the problem being I don't know where to start in terms of additional learning
    As the poster above said, try find people to practice speaking with.

    I'd personally focus on grammar too - it's much easier to pick up new vocab than it is to learn to manipulate verbs and sentence structures etc. If you get the grammar down then you'll progress much quicker later on

    Also, try look if there's any free apps out there. I use Duolingo for Portuguese which I'm currently doing as an evening class and I find it useful for vocab building. I used Cat Spanish briefly out of curiosity and that was quite good too. Had a small charge for that app but wasn't expensive at all
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    Practice speaking with people -- it is the best way.

    Also I listen to a lot audiobooks. Use
    Workaudiobook player to simplify the task. Start with abridged Spanish audiobooks, you'll be able to find a lot of them at popular torrent web sites.
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    If you want to practice speaking (which would be a really good idea!) there's a website called italki where you can find native spanish speakers who want to learn english and have conversations with them half in English and half in Spanish so you can both help each other to improve.

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