20 years experience as a Spanish teacher. 2nd language learning can be divided into 2 parts.
1). Knowledge: conjugating verbs and memorizing vocabulary (this is the only thing most teachers teach. It's needed, but you'll never speak the language if this is all you learn)
2) Skill: this is the ability to actually use the language in a conversational way by asking and answering questions, gathering information, expressing opinions and even using tenses and grammar that may not even exist in English. (this is the part I prefer to concentrate on)
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