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FluentU Spanish Is Now In Public Beta!

The wait is over! If you’ve been waiting for access to FluentU Spanish, you can go sign up right now. In case you didn’t know, FluentU Spanish is the best way to learn Spanish through real-world videos. We’ve found …

13 Spanish Teacher Blogs You Don’t Want to Miss

Teaching Spanish is fun and rewarding, but it’s not without its difficult moments. The pressure is always on to keep lessons fresh and exciting and to ensure that students are motivated and awake! Thank goodness for the Internet. It can …

7 Best Movies to Learn Real Spanish

What’s the #1 mistake that Spanish learners make? Learning only from textbooks. Textbooks are certainly helpful. But they don’t do a great job of communicating the nuances of the Spanish language and culture. After all, slang, dialects, emotion and humor …

23 Best Apps for Learning Spanish Like a Boss in 2022

Learning Spanish doesn’t have to be all work and no play. You can have a ton of fun while learning Spanish — all you need is your smart phone. Below are some of the best Spanish learning apps available in …

Learn Spanish with Music: 30 Songs to Spark Spanish Learning

Quickly, finish these sentences: “Upside inside out, she’s…” (“…livin’ la vida loca”) “Des-pa-…” (“…cito”) “Dale a tu cuerpo alegría, Macarena, heeeey…” (“…Macarena!”) Even if you are an absolute beginner to Spanish, there is …

8 Must-read Spanish Blogs for Spanish Learners

What’s the best and worst part about learning Spanish online? The best part: all of the great free resources that you have available at your fingertips. The worst part: too many resources at your fingertips. This includes blogs on learning …

18 Useful Spanish Greetings for Spanish Learners

Want to learn more Spanish greetings beyond “Hola”? Here are some useful ones that will get you far. If you’re in a business setting, then after the greeting, a simple handshake should suffice. But if you’re friends, a kiss on …

15 Common Spanish Idioms for Sounding Like a Native

So you’re in a Spanish bar. It’s loud, but you can make out what people are saying. You hear a fellow drinker talking about throwing a house through a window… …another is laughingly accusing his friends of taking …