Author Archive | Anna Maria

From Abuela’s Table to the Classroom: Spanish for Heritage Speakers


Were you brought up in a Spanish-speaking home?

Did you naturally become bilingual, speaking Spanish en casa (at home) and English en la escuela (at school)?

People who are in this dynamic situation, myself included, are called heritage speakers.…

I Think Therefore Yo Soy: How to Start Thinking in Spanish


So, I’m going to be totally honest with you.

Speaking Spanish doesn’t automatically lead to thinking in Spanish.

Sorry, but it’s the truth. We language learners would love it if that weren’t the case.

It we be incredible if, by …

A Sprint Towards Fluency: 5 Tips to Learn Spanish in 3 Months


You wanna learn Spanish fast? Great!

Wait, you wanna do it in three months?

You do realize you’re pushing the envelope with this one, don’t you?

I’m not saying it can’t be done. I’m just saying it’s going to …

The Adult Guide to Learning Spanish Abroad in 6 Cool Destinations


Thinking of taking the leap and going abroad to learn Spanish?

Maybe you’re tired of the same old learning routine.

Maybe you’re thinking of getting that passport a few new stamps.

Or maybe you’re just craving adventure and …

Here’s How to Learn Spanish in Buenos Aires and Tango Your Way to Fluency


Like the tango, your Spanish journey thus far has been a series of orchestrated steps.

Some stages and areas of your learning have been quick, while others have been slow and aggressive (like the Spanish subjunctive).

But in the …

6 Spanish Card Games for Playful Practice


Let’s shuffle your Spanish learning.

Let’s mix things up and pick out some fun, new language learning tools from the deck.

What better place to start than Spanish card games?

They’re collaborative, they’re entertaining and best of all they force …

5 Spanish Tutorial Websites for Linguistic Fitness


Ever broke a sweat studying Spanish?

It’s time to start pumping those grammar lessons. Running those vocab lists. Building strong, powerful language muscles (that you can show off on a Barcelona beach).

Spanish tutorials are your key to an …