89 Advanced Spanish Phrases That Will Get You Confused For A Native Speaker

Vocabulary is the cornerstone to learning a language, and becoming advanced in Spanish requires you to learn vocabulary and phrases that you won’t find in your beginner’s textbook! It’s possible to get by in a language without any grammar (even if you sound like Tarzan!) but not without any vocabulary, which is probably why phrasebooks […]

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¡Che Boludo! A Brief Introduction to Argentine Spanish

Ever dreamed of a trip to Argentina? I lived in Argentina for 6 months back in 2005, so I know from experience that it has a lot to offer any visitor! But the way people speak Spanish in Argentina is a bit different from how it’s spoken in other countries. Today, I’m delighted to feature […]

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67 Essential Spanish Travel Phrases Every Traveller Needs To Know

Spain. Mexico. Argentina. Peru. Colombia. Does the mere the mention of these countries leave you daydreaming about your next trip abroad? I’ve had the good fortune of spending time in many Spanish speaking countries and I can tell you from first-hand experience that they’re incredible places to visit. Spanish-speaking countries are among the most popular […]

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71 Common Spanish Phrases to Survive Your First Conversation with a Native Speaker

Are you considering taking up Spanish? Or planning a trip to a Spanish-speaking country? In order to get started and have your first basic conversations in Spanish, you’re going to need to learn some words! In this post, you’ll learn about 71 common Spanish phrases. And to make it easier for you, I’ve divided the phrases […]

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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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8 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

  Are you feeling a bit bored by your language learning journey? Have you done enough grammar exercises and vocabulary tests to last a lifetime? Do you wish you could fast-forward the learning process so you can get to the fun stuff? If you answered yes to any of these questions, then maybe you should think […]

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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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