There are obvious benefits for learning Spanish. But why should you use songs to learn Spanish?
Here at Lirica, we believe that music can be a very powerful tool for learning a new language. Here are 5 reasons why:
1) It provides Spanish Listening Practice
Learning Spanish from a book can’t prepare you for how quickly native Spanish speakers talk.
If you’ve ever been to Spain, South America, or even just watched a Telenovela (a very melodramatic Spanish-style soap opera), you’ll know that Spanish speakers talk with a lot of passion and speed.
Listening to music exposes you to the quickness with which Spanish is spoken, which helps you to listen to native speakers in real life more easily.
Listening to Spanish being sung is an easy and quick way to learn how to pronounce various words.
It’s very easy when reading Spanish, to invent your own way of pronouncing words, only to find that when you try to speak to native speakers, they can’t understand you at all because you’ve completely mispronounced the words!
3) It’s really catchy
Let’s face it, Latin music is on the up in terms of popularity. From the huge summer hit last year that was `Despacito`, to the Little Mix remix of `Reggaetón Lento`, to the Latin-inspired Liam Payne track `Familiar`, Latin music plays a powerful part in the US, UK and European music markets.
The music is clearly very catchy, easy to sing along to (once you learn the lyrics) and a sure party-pleaser. So, whilst Latin artists are currently releasing some of the hottest tracks right now, why not learn the meaning behind the lyrics?
4) There’s so many songs
As mentioned in my last point, Spanish music is currently taking the world by storm.
Therefore, unlike many other languages, there are ample songs in Spanish to listen to and learn from. It means that you’ll find lots of great new music that you like listening to and can explore a whole new genre of music from the slow pop ballads of Enrique Iglesias to the upbeat tracks of Shakira.
5) Music is Easy to Remember
Everyone at some point experiences that feeling of having a song stuck in your head. Studying for exams takes a number of agonising days of being crammed in your room going over the same facts repeatedly trying to remember them.
Yet, it only takes listening to a song a few times until you’re singing along to the lyrics, doing your own version of carpool karaoke.
So why not apply that to Spanish music and use it to help you to learn a new language easily and in a fun way!
So what are you waiting for? If you want to learn Spanish quickly, easily and have fun whilst you’re at it, download Lirica for free right now and learn from the hottest Latin singers of this time.
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