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Too Busy to Learn Spanish? Try These 5 Time-Saving Tips

This article is a guest post by Shannon Kennedy of Eurolinguiste: a website dedicated to sharing language and travel tips. “I’m too busy.” It’s a complaint I hear often. Usually from people who have always wanted to learn a language but haven’t found the time. And admittedly, I even hear it from those who are […]

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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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13 YouTube Channels Every Spanish Learner Should Know About

I am often asked about recommendations for Spanish learning resources. There are so many free Spanish resources on the Internet, and YouTube videos are a good way to increase your exposure to authentic Spanish. But it’s easy to get lost in the sea of options.  Which videos are a waste of your time, too challenging, or too basic? […]

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Travel Like a Local: How to Prepare for a Trip to a Spanish Speaking Country

Turn Your Vacation into a True Cultural Immersion Experience You are ready to explore Latin America and want to talk to the locals and practice your newfound Spanish skills.  You bought the plane ticket, booked the hotel, and looked up some local attractions. But are you really ready to take advantage of a full cultural […]

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4 Embarrassing Spanish Mistakes English Speakers Make

Any English speaker that starts to learn Spanish notices something pretty quickly – many words are very similar between the 2 languages.  The fancy linguistic term for this is cognate. For example, most words in English that end in –tion can easily be translated to Spanish by changing the ending to –ción. Nation becomes nación, […]

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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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How to Get Free Spanish Conversation Practice

Many Spanish learners complain about not having anyone to practice speaking Spanish with. And when they try to chat with friends who are fluent in Spanish, they get frustrated because they can’t keep up. Sound familiar? Without the opportunity to speak Spanish on a regular basis, it can be near impossible to reach fluency. That’s […]

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