THE SHADOWING TECHNIQUE TO LEARN SPANISH

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Dec 29, 2017 01:51
THE SHADOWING TECHNIQUE TO LEARN SPANISH
The shadowing technique for improving your Spanish is a wonderful tool that has been developed by professor Argüelles. It consists on repeating out loud what a native speaker says (exactly at the same time as the native speaker). A pair of headphones are usually used, given that it provides a greater feeling of immersion and quality sound. The use of this technique provides multiple benefits. Among them, you gain more fluency with the language, your intonation improves enormously, as well as your pronunciation (although, from my point of view to a lesser extent).

You can use the shadowing technique in different ways:

Reading aloud while you listen to the native speaker.

Blind shadowing, you are not reading the text while you listen and repite aloud.

Blind shadowing is much more effective for improving the pronunciation and intonation. That is the one I recommend to students whose level is at leat intermediate.