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Leisure Activities to Learn Spanish

Employing leisure activities to learn Spanish is a very effective strategy that may be used to learn the language. In fact, leisure activities speed up the language-learning process while also allowing the learners to enjoy a good time. Many people practice learning Spanish during their leisure hours because leisure activities promote learning, which may not be the case in a traditional class. Experts believe that a language can be learned better by taking away the formalities of the language-learning process. What Makes Leisure Activities Effective? Though it may seem ironical, language experts agree that leisure activities to learn Spanish are found to be effective because the learner makes less effort to learn the language. In fact, the easy approach towards learning is what makes leisure activities to learn Spanish a powerful tool that helps to embed the elements of language in the learner's mind.

For example, a learner who uses audio tapes to listen to Spanish words or phrases in his/her leisure time has a better chance to absorb those words than someone who knows that he/she is making an effort to learn the language. The difference is of course the lack of psychological and emotional barriers that automatically surface when one is coerced to learn a language. Leisure Activities Available to Learn Spanish Many leisure activities to learn Spanish are easily available. For example, music tapes available from the web site musicalspanish could help one to practice words through popular musical numbers or tunes.

Similarly, tapes available at the site spanishtapes can be used to listen to Spanish words and phrases while driving or relaxing. Some tapes even claim that they can teach the language when the learner is asleep! Other leisure methods include spending time at informal workshops that concentrate on developing the language, trying to speak Spanish without the stress of strict grammatical rules, getting involved in interesting activities such as treks, group activities, or even a simple picnic while taking care to speak the language in whatever way possible. The creative possibilities are endless. In fact, any activity in which you converse with other people can become a Spanish learning opportunity.

It may be appreciated that leisure activities intended to help one learn Spanish are limited only by the imagination of the person who wants to learn it. Leisure-oriented activities help a learner to incorporate the learning routine into any activity at one's convenience and liking. Similarly, incorporating the learning process into leisure makes learning fast, enjoyable, and lasting.

Jim Zorn is web master of the Spanish Learning Guide. Please visit to find out more about learning Spanish through local schools, studying abroad and educational technologies.

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By Scott G (The G-Man)

"Forget the name of this thing," one audience member said of The Hollywood Reporter Billboard Film and TV Music Conference, "it's really all about the politics and money it takes to put your music in a flick." More than one attendee privately agreed.

The underlying truth of that position may explain the conflicting points made by the more than two dozen speakers. For example, Glen Ballard was optimistic while maintaining a healthy dose of pessimism. Mark Mothersbaugh was elated yet often reliant on quietly humorous sarcasm. Chris Douridas was excited while being realistic and determined. And so it went during the two-day event held at the Renaissance Hotel in Hollywood, with every panel member upbeat about many aspects of the industry while acknowledging that there are lots of problems.

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