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9 Easy Spanish Short Stories (and Story Compilations) for Bite-sized Learning


“A short story is a different thing altogether—a short story is like a kiss in the dark from a stranger.”—Stephen King

Bestselling author Stephen King has it right: Novels and poems might have their own values but short …

Movie Night! 6 Spanish Movies on Netflix Perfect for Language Learning


“Netflix completely shook up the world.”Steven Van Zandt

Netflix definitely did shake up the world.

I mean, does anyone remember Blockbuster?

Those days when you had to physically walk out to get your movie fix?

And if …

Improve Spanish Listening Skills with Plenty of Practical Tips and Resources


“When you talk, you are only repeating what you know. But if you listen, you may learn something new.”The Dalai Lama

Let’s get real.

We all learn Spanish for individual reasons but the actual target of language learning …

Spanish Listening Practice Resources That’ll Have You Understanding Every Word


“Hearing tells you that music is playing, but listening tells you what the song is saying. There are times that we hear but we forget to listen…”—Unknown

Listening is the key to understanding any language—including Spanish.

The good news …

Learn Spanish with 5 Websites and Fast-forward to Fluency

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It’s never too late to learn.

This saying is wise, especially when we’re talking about languages.

Are you looking to learn Spanish? Sooner rather than later? Like, maybe yesterday?

We can’t reclaim yesterday but it’s not hard to get on …

Never Fear, Spanish Homework Help Is Here!


Homework Blues are the worst.

When you’re dreading your Spanish homework because you don’t understand it or just dislike facing the language on your own, it’s hard to enjoy learning.

But it’s okay to admit it if homework’s …

19 Spanish Prepositions of Place to Take Your Language Skills Above and Beyond


It sure feels like sometimes, “nada hay nuevo debajo del sol” (“there’s nothing new under the sun”).

Especially when you’re working on your language learning.

Every study session begins to feel the same.

Verbs and tenses start to blend together.…