Spanish is easily among the most widely spoken languages in the world. In fact, Spanish is the second most common spoken language, after Chinese. Obviously, these two languages are quite different, but they do share a few characteristics: both Spanish and Chinese have many dialects and/or variations spoken or written in different parts of the world.
In China, for example, you could speak Cantonese or Mandarin or Taiwanese. A native Spanish speaker might have learned to speak/read in Mexico or in Spain. These regional differences lend to different understandings of their respective native languages.
Looking at all of this, then, it might be pretty easy to see why Spanish is so commonly studied as a Robotel second language.
Anytime you learn something new, the best place to start is with the basics. When learning a language, of course, this is imperative; you need to learn your articles and basic conjugations. You also need to hear it spoken in a natural setting in order to truly understand how the language works in the real world. Sure, you might not completely understand any language, at least not immediately, when you are immersed in it; but you might be surprised how much more quickly you get accustomed to it.
Immediate immersion with Spanish will quickly help you learn:
- Verb conjugation
- Conversational vocabulary
- Basic Spanish language grammatical structure
You probably do not remember learning your native tongue, but these are the three things you need in order to succeed at speech comprehension. When these are the foundations upon which you learn a second language, you have a better chance at success.
Obviously, once you learn basic Spanish you can move on to intermediate Spanish. The intermediate level explores the common use of the language more thoroughly. Once you have learned more about the fundamentals, you can start to really explore conversational Spanish as well as yet more ways to experience the language in the real world. Perhaps you will read a Spanish novel or a Mexican newspaper. Maybe you would watch a Spanish-language movie. By the time you finish this level of learning you should be able to spend a weekend in Barcelona (perhaps).
Finally, learning a new language can often involve a few private sessions with an instructor or tutor. This is the best way to take what you learn in class and practice more intimately to work on the nuances of the Spanish language.