How to Use Spanish Music to Boost Your Fluency: A Simple Quickstart Guide

Today I’m delighted to feature a guest post about how to use Spanish music and get the most out of it. Listening to music is a great way to practice your target language and this guest post shares some great tips to help you get started. I hope you enjoy the post! Over to Sean… My love […]

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7 Podcasts In Spanish Guaranteed Improve Your Listening Skills

Today’s post is all about how you can use podcasts in Spanish to improve your listening skills. We’ll cover: How Podcasts Can Help You Improve Your Spanish 7 Great Podcasts You Should Be Listening To I hope you enjoy the post! Work. Study. Gym. Kids. Socialising. These days it can sometimes seem like we don’t have […]

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Spanish Immersion Challenge: Two Weeks In Mexico

Every year, I take a special language-focused trip abroad, with my friend and travel buddy Jan van der Aa. We document everything on camera and upload it to YouTube, so you can see what we’re up to and take inspiration from our activities. Last year, you may remember, we spent 2 weeks in Thailand, studying Thai. […]

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5 Spanish Books For Beginners To Grow Your Vocabulary And Boost Your Fluency

Today’s post is all about the best Spanish books for beginners and why reading should be a valuable part of your learning plan. In this post, you’ll learn about:  Why you should be reading in Spanish How to choose the right books to read Some of the best books to learn Spanish as a beginner I […]

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The Big Baselang Review – An Undercover Report Of The Spanish Tutoring Service

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 […]

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7 Tips To Learn Spanish Fast

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 […]

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9 Reasons Why Donald Trump Should Learn Spanish

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!

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Connectors: Never Feel Stuck In A Language Again

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 […]

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The Best Way To Learn Spanish On Your Own … In 12 Months Or Less!

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 […]

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Spanish False Cognates: 3 Ways To Make Your Spanish Sound Less “English”

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!

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Learn Spanish The Narcos Way: Netflix Star’s Language Learning Secrets Revealed

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, […]

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Why Spanish Spelling Can Be Tricky…And How To Get It Right Every Time!

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, […]

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How To Read Effectively In A Foreign Language

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 […]

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7 year old speaks 5 languages

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 […]

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How to Learn the Spanish of the Canary Islands

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 […]

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