Learning any language is a challenge, especially if you are speaking it for the first time and if you have limited time in which to learn it, the challenge is doubled. With the right techniques and habits, learning Spanish quickly is possible and easy.
Language is not just about reading the words. It is also about pronouncing them right. Many words are pronounced differently than the way they are spelt. So listen carefully when your instructor speaks.
Try to copy his accent and say the words in the same way he does. If you have a Spanish speaking friend, practice with him. You can get an audio CD to help you along or if you have the time you can join a study group where there are others like you who want to practice. The more you speak the more you will learn.
Practice makes perfect. Remember your child hood when you wouldn’t let go of your bike or a tricky puzzle until you got it right? Well that works with study too! Practice speaking and writing daily.
Simply cramming the rules days before the test will not work.
You have to know how to apply the rules. Imagine appearing for a driving test when you know all the traffic rules backward but have never held a steering wheel. You are sure to crash! The same is true of learning Spanish language so practice daily.