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15 of the Best Spanish Online Courses in 2022 to Upgrade Your Learning

So you’re looking to learn Spanish online? Well, look no further! Online courses offer a versatile, multifaceted approach to learning that can simulate in-person immersive experiences. So whether you’re looking for beginner courses, intermediate courses or advanced Spanish lessons, …

6 Simple Ways to Regain Your Motivation to Learn Spanish

Watch any detective drama and you’ll learn a few things. First, nothing is as simple as it first looks. Second, dead bodies turn up in the darnedest of places. Finally, everything always boils down to motive. Detective dramas and learning …

At Your Leisure: Discuss Hobbies in Spanish with 50+ Terms

Everyone has a hobby, whether you enjoy normal, run-of-the-mill pastimes like playing sports and making music, or something a little more uncommon like carefully manipulating aluminum foil into shiny balls. And chances are, there is someone out there who …

The Telenovela Method: The Most Dramatic Way to Learn Spanish

A long-lost relative returns. A big wedding brings big drama. And as all this happens—cue suspicious, darting eye glances—your Spanish skills soar. While telenovelas (Spanish-language soap operas) may be full of secrets, it is definitely no secret …

Learn the Best of Spanish Slang with These 9 Dictionaries

Does your Spanish vocabulary not quite fit your lifestyle? Are the words and phrases you’ve learned too drab, formal and colorless for you? Regardless of what kind of job you have, how you dress or where you’re from, we’re willing …

5 Ways to Watch Movies and Learn Spanish!

In movies, anything is possible. The action gets your heart pounding. The romance gives you butterflies in your stomach. The humor cracks you up. The festive atmosphere gets you in the holiday spirit. The dialogue helps you …

5 Online Spanish Dictionaries to Define Your Learning

Spanish dictionaries. The very phrase might make you run for cover as your arms hurt at the thought of lugging around such huge, cumbersome volumes. As you imagine melodramatically dropping to the floor, exhausted and despondent, you ask yourself, “Isn’t …

10 Magically Great Sites to Find Skype Spanish Teachers

Learning through online video chat can feel like finding a magical unicorn in your backyard. It’s exciting! It’s captivating! It’s so majestic! How could such an amazing thing be real? The bad news is that your doubt of the existence …

The Ultimate Guide to Mastering Conversational Spanish

“Let’s have a chat.” In English, that’s not too daunting, right? But in Spanish, it can be much more intimidating, especially if you haven’t worked out your conversational muscles. Being conversational is an important skill in any Spanish learner’s toolset.…

6 Superb Sources for Spanish Audiobooks

Literature is what sets humans apart from well-dressed monkeys. Literature simultaneously preserves and shapes culture. All in all, literature advances the human race. But can it also advance your Spanish skills? Well, if you enjoy a good Spanish audiobook, it …

9 Resources to Learn Spanish While You Sleep

As anyone will tell you, sleep is awesome. It’s restorative. It’s energizing. But is it a learning opportunity? If you do it the right way, it just might be! Improving your Spanish daily can be a challenge for any learner. …

Keep the Conversation Flowing with These 8 Spanish Phrasebooks

Typically, you’re the life of the party. You talk to strangers while standing in line at the grocery store and it’s not uncommon for mere acquaintances to quickly become lifelong friends. Suffice it to say, communication is your forte. But …

The Top 8 Spanish Radio Apps for Language Learners

Turn the radio up and set the dial to “Spanish fluency.” Yes, radio is still alive and well, and it’s the perfect tool for any Spanish student looking to improve his or her skills. Think about it. Live radio gives …

The Top 8 E-learning Resources for Serious Spanish Skills

It doesn’t make sense for a marathon runner to spend all season in football practice. And a professional saxophonist wouldn’t spend all their time learning guitar chords. No matter what we’re learning or practicing, it’s important to pay attention to …

5 Blockbuster Sites for Learning Spanish with Movie Trailers

Coming soon to a screen near you: Action, adventure, romance… Spanish learning! You can have it all in convenient, two-minute bursts. That’s right—movie trailers offer excitement and learning in an entertaining and handy package. It’s well known that learning Spanish …

8 Incredible Apps for Learning to Read Spanish

Want to boost your Spanish reading skills? You’ll need some practice. You’ll need some snacks (fuel is always important). You’ll need books, of course. And you’ll also need… your smartphone? That’s right. With Spanish reading apps, you can …

7 of the Best Spanish Translator Apps for iPad

Spanish is the apple of your eye. But then again, so is easy-to-use, interactive technology. If you didn’t know better, you’d be getting distracted every few minutes by app notifications and messenger services. Luckily, you can combine the awesome …

We’re Not Kidding: 18 Amazing Spanish Apps for Kids in 2022

There’s one thing we’d never kid around about: learning Spanish. After all, sometimes learning is serious work. Luckily, sometimes it’s also fun, like when you use apps! Spanish apps for kids can help you or any kids you know learn …

Learn Spanish the Easy Way with These 7 CDs

When you live a busy life, convenience is key. In the name of convenience, you try to simplify everyday tasks. Convenience drives you to take the shortest, quickest route possible to reach your destination. And sometimes, instead of sitting down …

Reel in More Spanish Vocabulary with 15 Great Movie Quotes

Film buffs make great Spanish students. That’s a fact. After all, nearly every major film is available either dubbed in Spanish or with Spanish subtitles. That’s what we call a learning opportunity. And who doesn’t want a good excuse to …

[15 Resources + 9 Steps] How to Learn Spanish on YouTube

Are you ready to subscribe to learning Spanish? Well, “like” and “follow” your way to a YouTube-fueled learning binge. Yes, there are awesome YouTube channels to help you learn Spanish, and YouTube videos are particularly great for beginners.…

6 Must-download Apps to Improve Your Spanish Speaking Skills

You upgrade your phone to the latest model. You upgrade your computer every few years. But what about upgrading your Spanish speaking skills? Well, get out your favorite mobile device. With the right mobile apps, you can give your Spanish …

Spanish for Customer Service: 8 Great Resources to Get Started

How can we help you? Hopefully, your response is “by providing me with resources to learn Spanish for customer service,” or else things just got awkward. Yes, learning Spanish to bolster your appeal to employers is a compelling reason to …

11 Amazing Android Apps to Learn Every Aspect of Spanish

Learning Spanish can be difficult. Sometimes, you just want to phone it in. Luckily, you can. Spanish Android apps will help you learn Spanish from the comfort of your smartphone! Maybe you’re looking for easy access to vocabulary definitions—Spanish …

8 Spanish Board Games That Definitely Aren’t Boring

Are you getting bored of studying Spanish? Are you game for trying something new? Try Spanish board games! Spanish board games offer all the fun and excitement of your favorite board games, but as an added bonus, you’ll also get …

Have You Checked Out These 9 Awesome Spanish Textbooks Yet?

A textbook can be the best book—especially if you’re learning Spanish. Textbooks offer a lot of information jammed into a convenient package. Get the right one, and it’ll really take your Spanish to the next level and beyond. Sure, …

17 Playful Words Used for Spanish Baby Talk

There’s an itty bitty, teenie weeny part of your Spanish vocabulary that’s probably missing. Nailing down your business vocabulary and travel phrases will help you speak with some popular groups, you know, anyone in business and the general population. However, …

Practice Spanish Online Today with 40+ Powerful Resources

Practice makes perfect. It’s been true since the beginning of time, and always will be. And when it comes to learning Spanish, practice is more important than ever. So as a willing Spanish learner dying to be fluent, how …

The AP Spanish Exam: Your Complete Starter Guide

The AP Spanish exam seems like it’s asking a lot from you, right? After all, you’ve spent years learning Spanish… how could you possibly show all that learning in one three-hour test? The good news is that studying for the …

7 Surefooted Steps for Surviving AP Spanish Prep

The phrase “AP Spanish” strikes mixed emotions: Apprehension. Nervousness. Complete confusion. But with a little preparation, when you hear “AP Spanish,” you will feel excitement. You will know you are ready to dominate. In case you are not yet fully …

¡Guau! 35 Spanish Interjections That Will Make Your Day

Oh my! For goodness sake! Holy cow! You’ve learned so much Spanish, but there’s still a little something missing from your vocabulary. Psst—that something is interjections. You’ll use them for greetings. You’ll need them to chat online…

Double Agents: 68 Sneaky English Words Undercover as Spanish Words

Are they speaking English? No, they couldn’t be. But that word sounded so darn familiar. You’re speaking Spanish with native speakers, and all of sudden something odd happened. You can hardly make sense of it. But—ah, again!—there’s another strangely …

The 50 Essential Spanish Verbs You Simply Must Know

To learn. To laugh. To live. To love. Most of the things that make life worthwhile depend on actions. And you can’t do (or discuss) any actions without one simple thing: verbs. For any sentence to be complete, …

Yuck It Up! 7 Ridiculously Awesome Spanish-language Comedy Series

Turn your haha’s into jaja’s. Laughing along with some good comedy and learning Spanish on the couch—it’s every Spanish student’s dream. From drama to telenovelas upon telenovelas, Spanish-language programming has a lot to offer. But when you’re …

8 Steps to Hollywood-perfect Learning with Spanish Dubbed Movies

What can you learn from your all-time favorite movies? As it turns out, they might just be your new favorite Spanish learning tools. Right now you might be saying, “but…they’re all in English!” Well, thank goodness for Spanish dubbing. Always …

Tune In: Learn Spanish with the Radio in 6 Sound Steps

Even with the advent of brand new technologies and music libraries you can take with you anywhere you go, there’s one technology that still provides the soundtrack to our modern lives after so many years: the radio. Listening to the …