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If you are learning Spanish, you may think that the most important thing is to speak. "Fluent in 3 months", "Speak from day one". Almost all Spanish videos are about speaking Spanish. Everyone is obsessed with the holy grail of "speaking fluently".
But this is a big mistake. Some Spanish learners can talk non-stop for several minutes. But when I tell them something basic in Spanish, they can't understand it. Many students delude themselves into believing that they understand "everything" and that they just need to speak more fluently. But I give them a transcription exercise, and it is clear that they don't understand everything. The problem is that they don't practice listening.