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Never Say Never! How to Relearn Spanish in 5 Simple Steps


Memories of speaking Spanish are not forgotten, but the words are.

And now you’re facing a sad truth.

Your Spanish is gone.

Lost to the gray matter that seems to have devoured all the vocabulary, grammar and idioms you once …

How to Memorize Spanish Words: 5 Study Hacks to Find Success


Who’s in charge, you or your memory?

It can feel like we don’t have control over our own memories at times.

Especially when new Spanish words just keep slipping away no matter how often we try to drill them in.…

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 …

Living in a Foodie’s Paradise! 4 Tips for Ordering the Best Food in Spanish


Your high school Spanish teacher did a great job of teaching you those oh-so-important survival phrases like “¿Dónde está el baño?” (Where’s the bathroom?).

She also made sure you had critical words like “por favor” (please) and “gracias” (thank you) …

Spice Up Your Daily Routine with Some Simple Spanish Tweaks


You imagine yourself in your favorite Spanish-speaking country.

You’re casually exchanging witty remarks with the locals.

You’re strolling confidently to the mercado (market) where you’ll be surrounded by the Spanish language at every stall.

You can’t help but think that …

The Nifty, Slightly Nutty Guide to Spanish Mnemonics


Do you use Never Eat Soggy Waffles to remember the cardinal directions?

Or perhaps you’re like me, and make an L shape with your hands to remember which one is the left one?

As you may already know, these little …