Read in Spanish

So, you’ve spent time and money to study Spanish in Mexico.
Now you need to read in Spanish.

If you Study Spanish in Mexico as part of your decision-making process, what can you do to make sure you don’t forget everything you’ve learned? Read in Spanish. It’s that simple.

Stephen Krashen (University of Southern California) tells us that we must read in Spanish. His Input Hypothesis (now called the Comprehension Hypothesis) states that second language acquisition is driven by understanding what we read or listen to. What does this mean to you as you try to learn Spanish? It means that if you read Spanish books and articles that are relatively easy for you to understand, you are learning Spanish grammar and vocabulary – effortlessly.

Krashen’s hypothesis tells us why we should read in Spanish . (Be sure to click on the link that says “comprehensible input.”)

You can read about the hypothesis in Krashen’s own words at http://www.sdkrashen.com/articles/eta_paper/index.html

Search online using the keywords “graded Spanish readers” to find books at your level. There are many readers listed at http://www.continentalbook.com/catalog/spanish/spreaders.html,though I haven’t purchased these books, their descriptions make them seem just like the English versions that I have worked with.

Read in Spanish. This is the easiest and most pleasant way to keep up your level before you can work or retire in Mexico.

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