It’s proven that learning a second language boosts performance in other subject areas. If you take a close look at languages, particularly those that are Latin-based, you’ll notice obvious structure and patterns that are discernible and predictable.
The patterns and structure in the Spanish language are a lot like a math equation where a+b=c. For example, subject + conjugated verb = clause. This basic formula is the foundation of the Spanish language, something most textbooks fail to explain. If you’ve ever looked at even a high school Spanish textbook, you’ll notice that it’s filled with complicated terminology and lessons don’t seem to fall in any logical order. I can only guess why professors at the college and university levels don’t do a better job of explaining the language in a more user-friendly way, but my beginner Spanish CD course is logical and makes the concepts easy to understand.
The more you understand how these formulas work to create ideas and sentences, the better you’ll be at understanding both right and left brain elements of education. Improving brain functionality this way directly translates to the increased capacity when learning the principles of mathematics, reading music, composing your next family photo, arranging furniture, and learning other languages.
This is where we chat about all things Spanish. Feel free to ask a question, challenge me, passionately disagree, or rant about whatever. Just make it interesting.