Welcome to the Big Baselang Review – a review with a twist! What’s the twist? Let me explain… Baselang is a service that offers unlimited Spanish tutoring for $129/month. But as a Spanish speaker myself, I thought it would be difficult for me to do a fair review from a learner’s perspective. So I decided to remove myself from […]
In this article, I’ll show you how to learn Spanish fast! You’ll discover the 7 key areas I’d focus on if I had to learn how to speak Spanish confidently in only a few months. I’ve drawn on my experience of learning 10 languages and identified the key study practices that result in you being able […]
It’s probably fair to say Donald Trump is not a fan of the Spanish language. He’s left the American public in no doubt about that. However, I think he should learn Spanish! In fact, I think learning Spanish would win him the election! Here’s why… 1. Beating Hillary Would Be Easy …in Spanish, that is!
It’s an uncomfortable feeling… Speaking another language, but feeling like a robot. You know – when your speaking sounds like a textbook? Or when you’re searching desperately for words, while your speaking partner waits patiently across from you. That’s why I was really happy to publish this guest post by Anthony from Spanish Hackers. Connectors. What […]
So you’re looking for the best way to learn Spanish on your own? In this post, you’ll learn – in detail – the exact steps you need to become fluent, including… Best Spanish resources Most effective study techniques How much time to spend I’ll break the process down into four stages (the same stages I used […]
Do you feel like your Spanish is good… You can get your point across… But your Spanish still sounds a bit too English? In this article, I’ll show you 3 simple steps for sounding less English. You’ll learn about false cognates in Spanish, idioms and more… and start sounding more Spanish right away!
You don’t need to learn Spanish! Just speak English with a Latino accent! Don’t worry, that’s not my advice for how to learn Spanish! That’s how Brazilian actor Wagner Moura was told to prepare for his role as Pablo Escobar in the blockbuster Netflix series Narcos. Just speak English … with a Spanish accent! But like any good TV series, […]
People often say Spanish is an easy language to learn. But is it really as straightforward as all that? In this guest post, I invite the team at Okodia to examine the peculiarities of Spanish spelling. You’ll learn about some of the trickier rules that might trip you up, and how to get them right every time, […]
If you’re learning a foreign language, and you don’t read regularly… STOP! You should be. But do you know how to read effectively in another language, without getting overwhelmed by unknown vocabulary and complex grammar that doesn’t make sense? In this article you’ll learn how to use reading to quickly learn new words and boost your […]
Meet my friend Yukine. She’s 7 years old and speaks 5 languages: English, Spanish, Japanese, German and Sign Language. When I visited the Canary Islands recently, we sat down for a chat, and I asked her about her languages and what she likes about each of them. Now, it’s a common myth that children are much […]
You might not know where the Canary Islands are. Don’t worry, though… you’re not the only one! You also might not know that the Canary Islands belong to Spain, and that Spanish is the local language. It’s actually a topic close to my heart, because I originally learnt my Spanish with Canarians, which is where I […]
I’m very happy to host a guest post today from a talented writer, Beth Hobson, who caught my attention earlier this year with her honest and engaging writing over at bethhobson.com. We were talking about her experiences learning Spanish in Ecuador, and how hard she was finding it. Then one day, I received an excited message saying: […]
It all started back in 2000. I had just finished my first year at music college and had decided to take a break. A lot of my friends had gone off travelling during their gap year and I was left wondering whether I should have done the same. I arranged to take a year off […]
How many people do you think head off backpacking around South America each year? Quite a few. How many people do you think take the trouble to learn Spanish whilst they’re there? Hmm… not quite as many, I suspect. In this post we talk about where you should study Spanish in South America. I take […]
I guarantee you you’ll never have so much fun in your life! South America is great, but it’s even better if you speak Spanish (or Portuguese, if you find yourself in Brazil). You don’t need me to tell you that a little bit of language goes a long way when you’re travelling. But what about […]