10 Secrets to Spanish Immersion Using Social Media
Did you know that using social media in Spanish is an excellent way to advance your language skills? There’s no better way to learn Spanish than to immerse yourself in the language you want to learn.
Why not devote some of your daily social media time to learning Spanish?
Read this article to learn how to immerse yourself in the beautiful Spanish language using social media platforms and tools. As a longtime language instructor, I realize that these tips and tricks have helped my students a ton.
Let’s get started!
10 Secrets to Spanish Immersion Using Social Media
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1. Follow Inspiring People and Pages
When choosing who to follow on social media, ask yourself if their content is beneficial or not. The secret to success is to follow Spanish speakers who know the language well and create educational content.
2. Watch Videos in Spanish
Social media in Spanish includes YouTube videos! Make sure they’re 100% in Spanish for full immersion. YouTube has all kinds of topics to choose from, such as sports, books, movies, art, and cooking!
If you’re a beginner, take note of new words to develop your vocabulary. Watch videos with subtitles or slow down the video speed if needed. Pay attention to pronunciation.
Spanish videos not only help you improve your skills but also give you a taste of Latin culture.
3. Make Your Time Count
Time spent on social media won’t be a waste if you’re learning Spanish while you’re at it!
Instead of mindlessly scrolling, consume the content of people who inspire you to be better. Social media has become an essential tool where you can invest your time and see a return. Use Instagram and Facebook to promote a product or service that you’re selling.
Social media is more than just a great place to follow Spanish speakers who inspire you. It also empowers you to find products and courses to learn and grow.
4. Join Spanish Facebook Groups
Facebook groups are a virtual community where you can find like-minded people looking for support and knowledge. Many groups (like this one) focus on Spanish language learning and share content that is helpful to the community.
5. Use Twitter to Learn Spanish Phrases
Twitter is a simple-to-use social media site that’s ideal for beginners who need to learn basic Spanish words or phrases. Follow Spanish speakers you like and pages that teach a new Spanish word each day.
Twitter posts often link to websites of other Spanish-speaking authors and celebrities. Once you feel confident with your Spanish, share tweets in Spanish and see how other Spanish speakers react to them.
6. Travel Virtually
There’s nowhere we can’t go nowadays, especially virtually. It’s fascinating to follow accounts on Instagram or Facebook that take you all over the world. Check out
- @visitsouthamerica.co on Instagram
- @perhapsyouneedalittleguatemala on Instagram
- South America Backpacker on Facebook
These accounts are full of stunning travel photos and videos. Use this method to learn about Spanish-speaking countries and cultures you want to visit.
7. Change Your Language Settings
Immerse yourself further by using Facebook, YouTube, and Instagram (and all social media) in Spanish. Changing the language settings on your devices and apps to Spanish gives you exposure to lots of new Spanish words.
8. Join Virtual Communities
Facebook groups aren’t the only virtual community out there. Find like-minded Spanish learners who are looking to connect and practice their skills by searching for specific hashtags on Tumblr, Twitter, and Instagram such as #travelsouthamerica, #travelspain, and #travelcentralamerica.
Searching hashtags is a fast and easy way to find interesting content. By searching for topics that interest you in Spanish, you’ll find online communities en español to join, as well.
9. Make Interactive Videos
Social media platforms continue to expand and now allow us to make our own videos. Make reels or live videos on Instagram to entertain and educate your viewers.
Search for the #spanishvideos hashtag on IG and find all kinds of content. In the comment section, ask questions or leave a comment about the video. After all, the point of social media is to socialize!
10. Contribute to Discussions in Spanish
Forums are another form of social media in Spanish. They’re popular because they open up space for people to have conversations on specific topics. Reddit is one of the most popular spaces, as well as A Language Learner’s Forum and the WordReference forum.
If you’ve read a book in Spanish and you’d like to discuss it with someone else who has read it, why not use a forum? It’ll test your Spanish speaking skills and have you discussing topics you like.
Make Your Social Media Time Count
Most people spend at least 2.5 hours on social media on social media every day! Language learning on social media is a brilliant way to make the most out of that time. Learning Spanish is an amazing way to transform your life by traveling and communicating with Spanish-speaking people around the world. Social media helps keep you connected to friends who speak Spanish.
Using Spanish social media and learning a new language is beneficial when it comes to travel, and it can also help you advance in your career. According to a study conducted by The Economist, a person can earn anywhere from $50,000 to $125,000 extra just by knowing a foreign language alone. There’s no better time than today! Sign up for a free trial class to practice conversation in real time with a certified Spanish teacher from Guatemala.
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