Demystifying the verb Faltar
The Spanish verb faltar is rarely mentioned in the classroom but is extremely common in spoken Spanish. It has a number of uses and can sometimes be confusing, but this podcast will teach you everything you need to know so you can make the verb faltar a part of your everyday Spanish vocabulary and start… (0 comment)

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… (0 comment)

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… (0 comment)

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… (0 comment)

Great podcasts for beginners
I run a Spanish conversation group and every Saturday I get asked the same question, what should I do to help me learn Spanish? To answer that question, I can’t help but flash back to how I learned a significant percentage of my Spanish – through podcasts.  I consider podcasts a fantastic way to learn… (1 comment)

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… (0 comment)

Improving your listening skills
A critical part of being able to speak Spanish is being able to understand it when you hear it.  Easier said then done right?  Sure it’s hard, but there are things you can do to improve those wanna-be Spanish ears of yours. Let’s look at some of the ways you can improve your listening skills.… (0 comment)

Improving your conversational Spanish
In my last post, I want to learn Spanish, now what?, I explained what autodidacta is, as well as my idea of a foundation course and how I used them as a part of my learning process to teach myself Spanish.  If you haven’t read that post or don’t know what autodidacta is, click here. At about the… (1 comment)

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… (0 comment)