Is it possible to learn Spanish fast?

Well, perhaps! It rather depends on your goals and aspirations. You need, first and foremost, to set yourself realistic goals.

It would be unrealistic for example to hope to speak Spanish like a native Spanish speaker in a very short space of time; after all, it took years for you to learn English. Didn’t it?

However, if you are going abroad, on vacation or holiday, or on business, then it is not beyond the realms of possibility to plan and structure your learning to give you some grasp of the language to suit your circumstances.

If you target the areas you wish to learn about, then, you can indeed learn Spanish fast.

If you think ahead, both a vacation, and a business trip have certain elements in common, and you can structure your learning to fit these elements.

So, what are these elements? Well in the first instance – Travel – Airports, train and coach stations, ferries, transfers, getting to and from the airport, stations, terminals etc. Then you would have to think about directions, car hire, the time, booking tickets, and so on.

What next? Well in a logical sequence, we would be thinking about accommodation next. Reservations, bookings, vacancies, the type of accommodation you require, dates, arrival and departure times. It would be useful to have sufficient Spanish to cover all of these situations, wouldn’t it?

You would also need to think about restaurants and bars, menus, and dishes with which you might not be familiar.

By starting off learning the basics, vocabulary, and grammar, and then learning about the situations that will affect you, you just might surprise yourself with your competence in Spanish once you set foot on foreign soil. And what you have learned up to this point will serve as a solid foundation as you progress further with your Spanish.

So yes! It is possible to learn Spanish Fast if you have clear objectives, and approach the subject in an intelligent way.

If you’re needs are a little more complex, for example if you need some knowledge of Spanish to cover your specific business and its terminology, then you would probably need to seek some professional help, but this shouldn’t be difficult to find, and indeed, some of your colleagues might be able to offer you advice on this point.