Why You Will Never Learn any Spanish Tomorrow
You may already know the Spanish word for tomorrow? It’s “mañana.” Literally mañana means tomorrow. But it’s often used in Hispanic culture is to simply mean “not today.”
You see, Hispanic culture values polite speaking much more than they value precise speaking. And telling you that something will never get done … well it just wouldn’t be polite.
When Do You Plan to Learn Spanish?
So will you start learning Spanish today or mañana? I know that you want to learn Spanish, but are you satisfied with what you have done about it?
You see, everything ever done in the history of the world, was done on a day called “today” in a moment called “now.”
Big projects, like learning Spanish, get started “today” and then continue on other days also called “today.”
Nothing ever gets done “mañana,” whether you live in a Hispanic culture or not.
Now Can Be Your Moment of Strength or Weakness
As human beings, we all have moments of strength and moments of weakness. In your moments of strength, you tell someone you love them, go jogging to stay fit, and you learn a foreign language.
In your moments of weakness you get mad at the people you love, watch TV on the couch, and eat a jelly doughnut.
Start Learning Spanish Now, Not Mañana
Make this your moment of strength. You’ve been surfing the web long enough looking for the perfect way to learn Spanish. Guess what? Perfect ways don’t exist. Only good ways exist.
If you’ve never studied Spanish with us before, you will be amazed how much you will learn in a short period of time.
You’ll learn Spanish quickly and you learn how to have wonderful interactions with Spanish speakers from the first day you start studying.
We’ll show you how to be disarming when you talk to native speakers of Spanish, so that your mistakes are no problem.
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Well you nailed it on the head when you said “You’ve been surfing the web long enough looking for the perfect way to learn Spanish. Guess what? Perfect ways don’t exist. Only good ways exist.” That’s a good point. I think I spend too much time trying to find the ultimate way of doing something that I never actually do it. Instead I need to pick one or two “good ways” and just do it. I think I’m finally ready to buy your software so I can put it to the test :)
I’m glad you agree with the philosophy here! Another great tool I’ve used for several years now is:
Perfect practice makes perfect.
This just means that when we drill poor habits into how we learn, we will always demonstrate those poor habits. Since learning that tip I’ve done my best to practice what I practice with the intent to do it perfectly every time, knowing still that I am learning. The driving force there allows me to bring awareness to what I am doing which ISN’T perfect and adjust it into better alignment.
This opens the door to understanding that I am only as good as my ability to allow for growth. Perfect is constantly changing perception.
I’m excited to hear your success stories with the Language101.com software!
Wonderful article! I totally agree with the moments of weakness. I’m surfing around, reading on how to learn Spanish without actually learning a thing! My husband and I are planning a vacation to Cancun in November, and I would like to be able to speak with the natives. Do you think that would honestly be enough time to accurately learn and retain some of the language? (I took Spanish in high school and was very good at it, but as another article said, if you don’t use it, it’s gone!)
You could learn a lot in that length of time! In fact with our program, you could learn a lot on your flight to Cancun! Seriously don’t wait until you are taking off, but do learn some, you will have a lot more fun.
Any plans to do Pacific Island languages? I am specifically interested in Raratongan (Cook-Island Maori), and Philippine languages other than Tagalog.
At this time its too soon to promise any Pacific Island languages. We’re hard at work getting more Italian lessons available as well as developing Mandarin Chinese and Japanese. We’re also working on providing an English learning option for each of the languages we currently provide. We’ve had quite a few requests for Tagalog, Raratongan, Pidgin and Marshallese. I’ll be sure to send you a notice when one of these languages reaches the development labs.
“Strength or Weakness”…so true>
My native language is Spanish and now I want to learn Korean and Japanese. I started studying Japanese on my own a while back but I didn’t really commited to learning it. I just studied here and there whenever I had time. But now, I started language exchange with people from Japan and Korea and it’s really exciting. I’m determined to learn these two languages. I read that the Japanese program is already in progress. I’ll give it a try as soon as it’s out. Do you think Korean would be considered for development in the near future?
We are very excited to be working on Japanese. We hope to have the first lessons available for use very soon! Once we get Japanese done we will be spending more of our energy on getting Mandarin Chinese ready as well as a whole host of ESL courses for each of the languages we currently offer. I imagine that somewhere in between finishing Japanese and getting those ESL courses ready we will get a solid plan of action for what languages to develop next. I know we get a lot of requests for Korean, Portuguese and Hindi so if I were to guess I’d say those three are somewhere in the top five for Language101.com to develop next.