Why Some People Don’t Want to Learn Spanish
Learning Spanish can be fun and interesting. It can make you comfortable in situations where you would be lost without knowing the language. Yet, not everyone has the desire to learn Spanish. These people have several reasons for their reluctance.
Some people feel that they are too old to learn Spanish. They realize that children learn language faster than anyone else. This makes them hesitant to even try. They think it’s a lost cause, so why even try?
Actually, people of all ages can learn Spanish. It is true that the young are better language learners. However, as has been said, “There’s always someone better than you and someone worse.” Just because you can’t be the best, it doesn’t mean you shouldn’t try. Maybe you will learn Spanish better than most adults if you only try.
People often decline to learn Spanish because they think that they won’t be traveling to any Spanish speaking countries in their lifetimes. First of all, you never know what’s around the corner. You could even win a trip to such a country. You never know what might take you there.
Second, there are reasons to learn Spanish even if you never speak a word of it. You can enjoy Spanish literature and movies. You can take pride in knowing the words to songs that others can only stumble through. You can watch Spanish language news and learn Spanish politics and culture. It can be a fun pastime.
For some, it seems like a monumental task to learn Spanish. They believe it will be one of the hardest things they ever do. They don’t want to work so hard at something voluntarily. They feel that Spanish is a hard language to learn.
This couldn’t be further from the truth. Spanish is one of the easiest languages. In Spanish, if you know what a word sounds like, you almost always know how it’s spelled. If you know how it’s spelled, you can pronounce it easily.
Some of the words of Spanish are in common use in the vocabulary of most Americans. Others are just slight variations. Of course, you will have to deal with gender of nouns, which is actually easy. Verb conjugations are harder, but still are easy to understand if taught properly. If you want to learn Spanish, you probably can.
Money is a stumbling block for some people. They feel that to learn Spanish they must shell out a huge amount of money to schools and teachers. They know they aren’t that well off, so they give up.
Although there are expensive ways to learn Spanish, there are less expensive ways as well. Some community classes are very nearly free. If you like, you can check out books to learn Spanish from your local library. Some libraries even carry language learning CD’s as well.
If you’re negative, you can always find a reason not to do something. However, if you’re positive minded, you can learn Spanish without a lot of difficulty or expense. You only have to make up your mind that you want to do it.