In this world that we live in there are talkers and there are listeners. Most of us tend to lean more towards one side than the other, some leaning very heavily to one side. For those of you that lean to one side quite a bit, this blog post is for you!
If you are a really good listener in your day to day life, your instinct in Spanish class will be to listen as well, probably speaking even less than you do in your “normal” life. The same goes if you’re a Chatty Cathy. You will probably want to comment every time someone in class says anything.
While learning to express yourself in Spanish is a goal, it is only 50% of the goal. Same goes for listening. A conversation is something that takes place between 2 or more people. There is talking AND there is listening. You cannot have a conversation without both…that is called a monologue.
So, if you want to improve your Spanish, you will need to go against your natural instinct of listening or talking and venture on to the dark side. This is the only way to become well-rounded in a language 🙂