Author Archive | Maureen Stimola

Wanna Learn Spanish with Audio? These 30 Free Audio Resources Rock!


Is there an auditory equivalent of hindsight—hindhearing, maybe?

If so, I suppose it’s also 20/20.

Audio was my best Spanish learning tool, and I didn’t even realize it until long after becoming fluent in the language.

I …

Vamos! 20 Spanish Dog Commands to Teach Your Pupper


I adopted my dog in Ecuador.

He’s a weirdly large and muscular chihuahua named Frodo.

Fifteen pounds of fury, baby.

He’s also a smart, bilingual pup who knows his commands in Spanish and English.

Through the process of training …

10 Irresistible Types of Spanish Music to Make You Dance


Your ears aren’t just little ornaments on the sides of your face.

They’re direct pathways to your brain.

Take advantage of this convenient link by sending your brain a direct dose of Spanish music.

Music gets your neurons moving

The Gritty Experience: A Review of the Unique Gritty Spanish Learning Program


You’re packed like sardines on the train with smelly passengers.

This traffic jam is lasting forever, and it’s driving you nuts.

Your friends are telling dirty jokes and doing some friendly smack-talk over your fifth round of beers.

Your favorite …

Spanish Fish Names: 30 Words for Our Gilled, Googly-eyed Friends


For thousands of years, humans have turned to rivers, lakes, seas and oceans for sustenance.

Believe it or not, we’re all dependent on fish for nourishment, wealth and ecosystem health.

We need those floppy, googly-eyed water creatures to survive.

No …

Fluent in 3 Months: How “Why Spanish Is Easy” by Benny Lewis Will Revolutionize Your Study Routine


You’ve probably heard people talking about how “easy” Spanish is.

“It’s much easier than English!”

“It’s so easy to pronounce the Spanish vowels!”

“You can basically add a Spanish ending like -ción, -ista, -o or -a to English words, and …

15 TED Talks in Spanish You’ve Been Missing Out On


Are you stuck in the infamous “English bubble”?

Do you find yourself digesting information primarily in English, even when you ought to be tuning into Spanish?

Well, I’ve got a way for you to pop that bubble, expand