3 Spanish grammar books that don’t suck

You can find a dozen Spanish grammar books on the shelves of your local bookstores and probably hundreds on Amazon.  How is a budding Spanish speaker to know which one to choose? I’ve certainly bought my share of grammar books on my journey to becoming  fluent in Spanish.   But to be honest, most of those sat on my bookshelf collecting …

How do I start learning Spanish?

I talk to a lot of people who’ve made the decision to learn Spanish and the question they always ask is “How do I get started?”. Some people immediately gravitate towards grammar books and start doing all sorts of written exercises.  Well, that approach has its place, but in my opinion it’s best to jump right in and start learning …

Top 3 Learning Spanish YouTube Channels for Beginners

Over the years YouTube has become a fantastic source of learning materials.  In fact, using YouTube channels for learning Spanish has become my primary method of language learning. While there are many really good YouTube channels for learning Spanish out there, it’s simply information overload.  How do you know which ones to choose?  Well, that’s where this post comes in. …

A list of podcasts to help you learn Spanish

I’m constantly on the look out for new learning Spanish resources to help me improve, refresh my memory and sometimes just to entertain myself.  In fact, most Spanish learners are doing the same thing, so I thought why not share my collection of learning Spanish podcast links to help out my faithful readers. This list of learning Spanish podcasts is far …

How I learned to conjugate verbs

I run a Spanish conversation group and one of the questions I routinely get from beginners is “What’s the best way to learn to conjugate verbs?”.  Good question right? Verb conjugation is one of the most brutal parts of learning Spanish because there are no shortcuts, you have to put in a lot of hard work.   In this post I’m …

I want to learn Spanish. Now what?

So you’ve decided to take the plunge and learn Spanish.   That’s fantastic, but you may find yourself asking the question many people ask.  Where do I start?  What’s a wanna-be Spanish speaker supposed to do? Every week I meet Spanish students and speakers that ask me “How did you learn Spanish?”.  Nearly everyone finds the answer quite surprising. Soy …