How can you use Facebook to learn Spanish? First, I am going to ramble a little. Skip down to the next heading to just get my answer to that question.
Over the past few months, I have just been beginning to understand FB, as people often abbreviate it. At first, I just used it to stay in touch with a few far-away friends and to find out what was going on locally in my small town. But as I gradually got more comfortable with the interface (it took me months to realize there are messages as well as posts), I have begun branching out into more practical uses.
Why bother? Well, one of my friends commented that he went into a Starbucks in California, where he lives, and noticed that there were eight other people using their computers there. ALL of them were on Facebook. And where did he post this observation? On FB!
Like it or not, it is rapidly growing in popularity and it is being used for many purposes. Personally, I like it. As a writer who wants to communicate, I have at times been frustrated by the rankings of this site in Google. Seems to me that my content is more thoughtful and useful than a lot of websites that may rank above mine for various topics. Facebook provides a different way. There, your pages can get fans who communicate with each other. Good ol’ word of mouth.
3 Steps for Learning Spanish with Facebook
You need a FB account for this, and you are only allowed to have one.
 So if you haven’t signed up yet, go ahead and do it. If you are reluctant because of all the bad publicity, just be sure you set your privacy settings carefully. FB itself has useful help pages on all aspects of how to use it.
 Next, you might like to join my page: http://www.facebook.com/pages/Learn-Languages-Fast-Tips-from-Rosana/136911029696682
Well, “join” isn’t the right word. You “like” it by clicking on the little thumbs up icon near the top. If you do that, then whenever you log into FB, you will see what is called your wall, and if anybody you like has posted something new, you will see it there.
I have the RSS feeds from my 3 sites on learning languages set to update into that page of mine. So you can keep up with everything I write. Didn’t know I have 3 sites? Well, this is the main one. Then I have a more general one, LearnLanguagesRapidly.com which so far is mainly about learning French and learning Chinese, but it also has general tips on learning any language. I also have a site just on Rocket Spanish.
 There is a search box at the top of any Facebook page. Type in: learn spanish, or speak spanish, or any similar phrase, and a list of pages on the topic will appear. Check out some of them and on the ones you like, click that like button and you will be following it. Here is one to take a look at: http://www.facebook.com/pages/Spanish-Word-a-Day/134479353231790