Learning a language like Spanish from scratch is a difficult task for anyone, especially as we get older in life. However, there is an interesting trick that will help you learn this beautiful language as long as you are willing to open your mind. One of the most fun and easiest Spanish learning techniques involves a method known as "total immersion".
Anytime you visit a foreign region, at least one where a foreign language is spoken, you are always involved in a total immersion experience. This is because the natives in that region will be speaking the native language. While it might be possible to visit a tourist location in Acapulco where only English is spoken, if you go to any small Mexican town you will be surrounded by the Spanish language and it will be difficult to escape from hearing it. Of course, being surrounded by a foreign language is a great way to learn it. This technique of learning a language by being surrounded by it is called "total immersion". There is no doubt that it is the easiest Spanish learning technique.
You might not remember it, but the total immersion technique is not new to you. You used the total immersion technique to learn your native language when you were a baby because you had no other way to communicate verbally. You were surrounded by the language and you gradually learned it by hearing your mother's voice. Piece by piece that language become ingrained into your mind. Without you realizing what was going on, your native tongue simply became learned and you eventually spoke your first word and then a whole slew of sentences.
So how can we use the total immersion technique that we used as a baby to learn a language like Spanish? It's easy! The first thing you want to do is write down a list of your favorite movies and television shows. You can probably find a Spanish version of most of the things on your list. Netflix currently has a "Spanish audio" button that is available for an unbelievable number of shows. The second thing you can do is make sure any television you own is tuned in to a Spanish channel. You don't have to actively watch it but as long as you are hearing Spanish in the background your brain will process it and prepare your mind to use it. Of course some of the shows in Spanish are pretty good so don't discount them without giving them a try! It's important not to turn on the television's subtitles because they will act as a "crutch" and prevent you from learning as easily. The third thing I recommend is to use your favorite search engine to look up "Spanish music like X" where "X" is your favorite band. Example, "Spanish music like The Cure". Once you find a Spanish band that sounds similar to a band you already like you can go to Youtube or another site and begin listening to it. Using this method you should be able to find quite a few Spanish bands that you enjoy.
So you can see how the "total immersion" method is the easiest way to learn Spanish. By surrounding yourself by the Spanish language you simply can't help but learn it.