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5 mistakes to avoid when speaking Spanish

Here is a list of 5 common mistakes that English speakers make when speaking Spanish. These are focused on the beginner level. 1. Overusing the personal pronouns Most of the time, native Spanish speakers don’t use personal pronouns “yo, tú, nosotros”, etc. So, instead of saying “Yo estudio...


Oddball Spanish Study Techiniques

Here’s a few oddball ways to practice your Spanish! Games Digital Dialects has some really fun games for practicing Spanish grammar and vocabulary. I especially recommend their math games to practice numbers – speak each equation out loud to force yourself to practice those...


Lift-The-Fog Technique to Learning Languages

I love this quote by Steven Kaufman. It perfectly encapsulates what I try to do with my students as we navigated the stormy waters of Spanish grammar. We don’t just learn the subjunctive. First, I mention it to you once. You don’t understand. That’s completely ok, but I’ve just planted a...


A personal lesson in taking risks with Spanish

Today I wanted to share a personal story that I hope will resonate with you and hopefully give you a little boost in confianza! As you may know, I’m not a native Spanish speaker. I’m a learned Spanish speaker (and in some ways I think that’s super way more awesome than being a native speaker!)....