Author Archive | Anna Maria

How to Lay Down El Salvador’s Slang Like a Local

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Are you the kind of traveler who likes hidden gems?

Then put El Salvador on your travel wish list.

This tiny Central American country has more to offer than most people realize.

First off, we’re talking volcanoes—and lots of them. …

How to Learn Spanish for Free with a Kindle or Kindle App

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I love things that are free—or practically free.

You know what I’m talking about. It just feels good to get things without having to fork over some hard-earned dinero (money), doesn’t it?

So free music, free books, free language learning? …

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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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 …