Eco-Adventure in Spanish-speaking Countries!

Hola! This week, explore the breathtaking natural landscapes of Spanish-speaking countries and learn how to discuss environmental conservation in Spanish. Spotlight on Patagonia (Argentina & Chile) Discover the majestic Patagonia, a region known for its rugged beauty and diverse ecosystems. Use this topic to discuss environmental issues with, “¿Qué acciones crees que son necesarias para conservar lugares como Patagonia?” (What […]

Festivals of the Spanish World!

Hola! This week, let’s celebrate the diverse festivals of the Spanish-speaking world, which offer a fantastic opportunity to learn more about the culture and language. Festival Highlight: La Tomatina (Spain) Participate in La Tomatina, an annual tomato fight that paints the town red in Buñol. Discuss the festival’s origins with, “¿Conoces la historia de La Tomatina?” (Do you know the […]

Spanish Music and Language!

Hola! Experience the rhythm of Spanish through music this week. From flamenco to reggaeton, learn how different genres can help you improve your Spanish listening and speaking skills. Flamenco Fusion: Rosalía (Spain) Listen to Rosalía, who blends traditional flamenco with contemporary sounds. Discuss her innovative style with, “¿Cómo crees que Rosalía ha cambiado el flamenco?” (How do you think Rosalía […]

10 Challenges When Learning Spanish and How to Overcome Them

There are several common obstacles that people may encounter when learning a new language, including: Vocabulary: Learning a new language involves learning a lot of new vocabulary words. This can be overwhelming and challenging to remember. Grammar: Grammar rules in different languages can vary greatly, and some languages have complex grammar structures that may be difficult to grasp. Pronunciation: Speaking […]

5 advantages of learning Spanish

Learning Spanish has many advantages, both personally and professionally. Some of these advantages are: Global communication: Spanish is the second most spoken language in the world, after Mandarin Chinese. It is the native language of over 460 million people and is used as a second language by many others. By learning Spanish, you can communicate with a large number of […]

Six tips to make your learning more efficient

1. Discipline Having a set routine can make a great difference in your progress in learning Spanish. It is better to study every day for 10 or 15 minutes than to exhaust yourself with 2-hours blocks or more at a time. Make it fun. Have an organized schedule so that you can, for example, practice reading one day, listening another […]

Proper pronunciation of diphthongs

Here is a little secret… If you are able to master the proper pronunciation of diphthongs in Spanish, you will automatically sound like a native speaker. Even if a person speaks Spanish super fluently, their pronunciation of diphthongs can give away that they are not native speakers.  But let’s start by understanding what a diphthong is. A diphthong, if you […]

Imitating the phrasing of the language

Just like children learn their native language by imitating and repeating the words they hear from their parents and siblings, students learning Spanish, or any other language, can greatly improve their pronunciation by imitating, not just words, but how the intonation of entire phrases sound.  I have come across some students who sound pretty much like native speakers when you […]

Some cultural differences

After living half of my life in Latin America and the other half in North America, it is quite easy to spot certain cultural differences that become apparent in the way people behave or speak to one another depending on their culture of origin. Here are five examples so that you are aware of if you are travelling to Latin […]

10 confusing cognates

For a lot of English speaking people who come to North America at an early age from a Hispanic country, or grow up with parents or family who speak Spanish as a native language, it can be quite common to misuse certain words that sound similar in both languages (false cognates), but have different meaning. Here is a list of […]