How to Improve Your Spanish Listening Skills with Authentic Content [Yabla Review 2020]

Yabla provides authentic content in Spanish to help you improve your vocabulary and listening comprehension.  Let me show you some of my favorite features. When you login, you’ll see a menu to the left with several options to search for content that interests you. Difficulty You have the ability to select the difficulty so you […]

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Episode 24: My 5 Favorite Resources for Intermediate Spanish Learners

Episode 24 My 5 Favorite Resources for Intermediate Spanish Learners In this episode, I share my favorite resources for intermediate Spanish learners. Once you get beyond the beginner phase, you’ll need resources to help you get to the next level and make continuous improvement. Listen for how to use the best tools that will work […]

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Episode 23: The 5 Best Spanish Resources for Beginners

Episode 23 The Best Resources for Spanish Beginners If you’re just getting started with Spanish and aren’t sure what to do first, this episode is for you. I break down my 5 favorite free and low-cost Spanish resources for beginners, and why you should use them. I also talk about things you should avoid and […]

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Anki vs. Quizlet: The Best App to Learn Spanish Vocabulary (Updated 2021)

The foundation for learning Spanish is all about learning new words.  Let’s face it, even with flawless grammar and an awesome accent, you won’t get far if you don’t have a fair amount of words to say. In the book How to Learn a Foreign Language by Paul Pimsleur, he says learning the most 1,000 […]

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Spanish Pod 101 Podcast for Spanish Language Learners: A Candid Review

An honest, in-depth review of Spanish Pod 101 for Spanish language learners I’m often asked about my favorite, go-to resources for learning Spanish.  As a beginner or even intermediate Spanish learner, it can be hard to find effective material that’s appropriate for your level. Since no one approach works for everyone, it’s important to test […]

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Can You Really Become Fluent in Spanish Using Duolingo?

If you’ve ever thought about learning a new language, I’m sure you’ve heard of Duolingo. The Pittsburgh-based tech company boasts over 100 million users, 27 languages, and the prestige of being the most popular online language-learning program. It’s a free language learning program, available online and as a mobile app, and uses game-like lessons, on-the-spot […]

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An Honest Review of Mango Languages

An Honest Review of Mango Languages

Should You Use the Mango Language Learning Program?   What is Mango Languages? Mango is an online language-learning program that offers 72 different languages and is constantly working to expand. According to the website Mango is “language with beauty and brains…organized, practical, and totally painless.” Mango is available through a free app or desktop version. […]

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Is the Pimsleur Spanish Course Right for You? An Honest Review (Updated 2021)

Speaking a foreign language can be intimidating. Sometimes, figuring out the best resources to help you learn a new language is even harder. Especially now when there are so many options that it can be difficult to know where to begin. For that reason, I often get asked my opinion of the Pimsleur Spanish Program. […]

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Learning Spanish on a Budget: How to Find an Affordable Tutor on iTalki

If you’re learning Spanish (or any other language) on a budget, you should check out iTalki. The site provides access to hundreds of vetted language tutors from all over the world for one-on-one private tutoring sessions. The lessons are generally taught via Skype, so you can chat with anyone, anywhere in the world. I love the […]

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The 6 Best Sites and Apps for Finding Spanish Conversation Partners

It can be frustrating to learn Spanish and not have anyone to talk to. That’s why many language learners look for language exchange partners to practice conversation skills. Thanks to technology, finding a Spanish conversation partner is now easier than ever. You have millions of native speakers at your fingertips. At the same time, there […]

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