Episode 85: From Beginner to Conversational Fluency in 90 Days (Interview with Ryan Chindavong)

Episode 85 From Beginner to Conversational Fluency in 90 Days (Interview with Ryan Chindavong) Do you freeze up when talking to a native Spanish speaker? Is it hard to find someone to speak to in Spanish where you live? If you’re struggling to reach conversational fluency in Spanish, or feel nervous about talking to native […]

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Episode 84: What’s the best way to spend my Spanish study time? [Q&A]

Episode 84 What’s the Best Way to Spend My Spanish Study Time? [Q&A] This week, we’ll be answering another listener question: what’s the best way to spend my Spanish study time? Whether you have 10 hours a week or just 15 minutes a day, it’s important to know the best way to use your Spanish […]

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Episode 83: Dominican Spanish Greetings [Introducing the Dominican Spanish 101 Podcast]

Episode 83 Dominican Spanish Greetings [Introducing the Dominican Spanish 101 Podcast] We’re excited to feature the premiere episode of the Dominican Spanish 101 podcast. Tamara and Kesia will share common greetings you’ll hear in the Dominican Republic (hint it’s not ¿Cómo está usted?). You’ll also learn a few phrases you can use to respond so […]

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Episode 82: Learn Spanish Expressions with Salsa Music [La vida es un carnaval]

Episode 82 Learn Spanish Expressions with Salsa Music [La vida es un carnaval] Learn how to use the word ‘hay’ in Spanish with the lyrics to the song La vida es un carnaval by Celia Cruz. We’ll review several expressions that use hay from the song, and some ways you can incorporate them into your […]

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Episode 81: How to Get Started Raising Bilingual Children, Interview with Dr. Kami Anderson (Bilingual Brown Babies)

Episode 81 How to Get Started Raising Bilingual Children, Interview with Dr. Kami Anderson (Bilingual Brown Babies) If you’re an adult learning Spanish, you might regret that you didn’t start when you were younger. And if you have children of your own, you may want them to grow up bilingual so they have an advantage […]

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Episode 80: Q&A: How do I understand the natural speed of Spanish?

Episode 80 Q&A: How do I understand the natural speed of Spanish? In this episode, I answer a listener question about how to understand Spanish when it’s spoken at a natural, conversational pace. I review the 6 stages of listening comprehension and what to expect during each phase. I also explain which strategies are the […]

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Episode 79: 7 Cuban Expressions from the Telenovela Celia

Episode 79 7 Cuban Expressions from the Telenovela Celia Learn 7 Cuban Expressions from the first episode of the telenovela about iconic Afro Cuban salsa singer Celia Cruz. You’ll also learn the lyrics to the opening song, and my best tips for learning Spanish with TV series and telenovelas like Celia. Aprende 7 expresiones cubanas […]

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Episode 78: 15 Africanismos en el idioma español

Episode 78 15 Africanismos en el idioma español ¿Sabías que hay palabras españolas que vienen de África? Y que, además, el español es un idioma oficial de Guinea Ecuatorial, que queda en la costa oeste de África. En el episodio de hoy, hablamos sobre los africanismos–palabras africanas que aparecen en el idioma español. Did you […]

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Episode 77: Un cubano con pasión por los viajes (entrevista con Andy Guitierraz de Arriba de la bola)

Episode 77 Un cubano con pasión por los viajes (entrevista con Andy Guitierraz de Arriba de la bola) En este episodio, les traigo una entrevista con Andy Guitierraz. Él es Youtuber, tiene un canal llamado Arribadelabola, el cual tiene que ver con sus viajes por todo el mundo. Andy es de Cuba, así que hablamos […]

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Episode 76: Learn Spanish Expressions with Salsa Music [Valió la Pena]

Episode 76 Learn Spanish Expressions with Salsa Music [Valió la Pena] Learn Spanish expressions with the salsa song Valió la Pena by Marc Anthony. This is an upbeat song that’s fun to dance to, plus you’ll learn some useful expressions you can use in daily conversation. I also give a few tips to understanding Puerto […]

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