Best Way To Learn Spanish

Best Way To Learn SpanishSpanish is spoken widely throughout the world and in ever-increasing numbers in the United States. This is probably why we have many visitors who ask us, “What is the best way to learn Spanish?”

To answer this question, we polled 1,000 people who are native English speakers and are now fluent speakers of Spanish.

When we asked the experts about the best ways to learn Spanish, their answers varied but there was a commonality among them. We have taken this research and boiled it down to the 5 best ways to learn Spanish.

The Best Way to Learn Spanish: Follow This 5-Step Procedure

The Best Way to Learn Spanish: Step 1, Choose a Great Starter Program

Interestingly, over 50% of those polled did not learn Spanish in school. They learned independently and began from one of these two outside resources:  Rocket Spanish or Rosetta Stone.Read More

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Learn Spanish in Buenos Aires

Learn Spanish in Buenos Aires ArgentinaIf you would like to learn Spanish in Buenos Aires, Argentina, and you like to have fun, the Spanglish Exchange program is for you!

After spending a couple of years living in Uruguay, I decided to take an extended trip to Buenos Aires because it is such an amazing city. I had been to Buenos Aires a few times because I had to renew my Uruguayan Visa. However, these were just weekend trips and I didn’t have a chance to really know the city. I believe that to really know a city you have to live there and get to know the people and places that are its heart and soul.Read More

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Spanish Pronouns: “LaLeLoSe”, A Simple Explanation

I am going to give you a simple explanation of Spanish Pronouns and when to use “La” vs “Le” vs “Lo” vs “Se”. In fact, it might be too simple so I will also give you resources that make it more complicated.

Spanish Pronouns: What Did She Just Say?

One of the most difficult things when learning Spanish is understanding the use of pronouns. And, learning these pronouns academically is only part of the battle. The other part is actually understanding native speakers when they string all of these pronouns together.

I don’t know if you know this but native Spanish speakers were born with a different respiratory system than you. They have the ability to speak for 30 minutes straight without taking a single breath. This is why it takes so long to learn Spanish. A sentence such as “Él se lo dice” does not come out as a sentence. It sounds like one word with 5 syllables when you say it like they do.

To understand such rapid speak, the first battle is to actually understand the Spanish pronouns. When someone says “Élselo” like it is one word, you first need to realize that it is not one word. There is no person or thing called “Elselo”. It’s three words and you have to figure to whom or what they refer. Who is el? Who is se? What is lo? Read More

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Spoken Spanish: Essays, La Pareja que sonreía (Paulo Coelho)

Summary

This page contains a reading in Spanish from Paulo Coelho’s book: Como El Rio Que Fluye: Pensamientos Y Reflexiones 1998-2005. This reading will not only provide you with the tools to learn and pronounce new vocabulary in Spanish, it will also expose you to the timeless ideas of Paulo Coelho.Read More

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Spanish Instructor in Montevideo Uruguay

For those that are visiting Montevideo, Uruguay, and seeking to learn Spanish, I thought I would introduce you to my Spanish teacher Alejandra (Ale).  Ale helped me with many of my Spanish web site projects while I was here (see Spanish Pronunciation: Spanish Readings of Paulo Coelho Essays as an example) and she was also my private Spanish tutor for 6 months.Read More

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Spanish Pronunciation: Spanish Readings of Paulo Coelho Essays

Summary

This page contains a reading in Spanish from Paulo Coelho’s book: Como El Rio Que Fluye: Pensamientos Y Reflexiones 1998-2005.  The title of this essay is La Historia del Lápiz.  This reading will not only assist you with your Spanish pronunciation and introduce you to new vocabulary, it will also expose you to the timeless ideas of Paulo Coelho.Read More

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