Hola a todos,
Even though I'm obviously not as experienced as some of the
learners on this forum, I would still like to share what has worked
for me and helped me learn even outside of what my RS course
My learning techniques are very similar to those Ricardo mentioned.
I speak in Spanish to my family and translate (which doesn't annoy
them too much surprisingly), and to my dogs, etc. OneNote is a
great place to store mini personal conversations. Some of the basic
apps on a computer may include a "Notebook" app, which I use often.
I categorize from "Anger, Frustration, or Offensive Spanish
Phrases" to "Friendly Spanish Phrases," etc. Also, Quizlet is an
amazing way to sort out such phrases, sayings, or anything else. I
also very much recommend hopping on Google Translate to type in
what you think would be the way to say something, and see its
English equivalent in Spanish. You'll surprise yourself with how
accurate, or sometimes totally off-the-charts messed-up you are.
Google Translate has also helped me learn because you are able to
type in something in English, and pick apart the Spanish
translation. It's a great brain exercise to make yourself see why
something "works." I find that doing this helps me to know the
meaning of something faster when I move on to further lessons and