Spanish Alphabet and Pronunciation Guide
The Spanish Accent
Learn to speak with Spanish accent.
Learn to pronounce the vowels of the Spanish alphabet.
Learn to pronounce the consonants of the Spanish alphabet.
To truly sound like a native Spanish speaker you really need to hear the words spoken by native speakers and imitate them aloud. Listening to native speakers from Spanish speaking countries will help you get used to understanding different types of accents.
We recommend that you spend 20 to 40 minutes a day reviewing what you've learned with a native speaker (where possible). In addition, we strongly discourage "cramming," which has been shown to be an ineffective learning technique.
Importance of learning pronunciation
No matter how many vocabulary words an individual may know or how well an individual may know the grammar of a language, without correct pronunciation it can be difficult, if not impossible, for him/her to be understood by native speakers.
Forming and breaking pronunciation habits
If you are learning Spanish for the first time, this will teach you to form correct pronunciation habits from the start. However, if you have already known some Spanish, you will find that you have probably developed some incorrect pronunciation habits.
A major problem with many other Spanish programs is that after taking the course, the participant has their first encounter with a native Spanish speaker and understands very little of what was said. To avoid this problem, you will need to seek assistance from a native speaker while reviewing this free information or purchase our learning materials which provide detailed instructions that follow along with native Spanish speakers on recordings; this will enable you to begin distinguishing distinct words and training your ear to hear Spanish before that first encounter.