6 Easy Steps to Learn Spanish

Yusuf Ali
4 min readNov 4, 2023
Illustration: Yusuf Ali

According to Babbel, Spanish is the second most spoken language in the world, with more than 485 million native speakers. Spain and Latin America's history, culture, cuisine, art, music, and more attract tourists and non-native speakers who have been learning the language. Spanish is also the most taught second language in US schools.

As of writing this article, I am an intermediate in Spanish. I started my journey of learning Spanish at the age of 16. Most of my high school classmates were from South America and the Caribbean. Hence, Spanish was the most spoken language in my high school. When I started learning, I would watch YouTube videos and read tutorial articles online when I had free time, but at 26, I started taking it seriously, practicing 10–15 mins a day. I would love to have you to join me. The practice of writing and reading Spanish is highly encouraged. It will help you a lot. If you are an English speaker, learning Spanish will be easier because there are many similarities between Spanish and English. Even if English is a Germanic language and Spanish is a Romance, Romance sources influenced a portion of the English language and vice-versa. So, let's begin.

Watch Arrugas 2011 (In English)

One of the finest Spanish films of any genre, Arrugas (translated as "Wrinkles") is an adult animated comedy-drama based on the comic book of the same name by Paco Roca. The plot revolves around the friendship between two older men, one of them in the early stages of Alzheimer's disease, in a retirement home. It is a must-watch for people from every age group and a movie that can used to teach the Spanish language while telling a beautiful story. Watching this movie is your first step. It does not get easier than that.

To read more about Arrugas, please check out my article on the film below:

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