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Sing Your Way to Fluency: 11 Catchy Songs to Learn Spanish – Justlearn

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No matter if you are a beginner or a natural talent for Spanish, you are surely tired of learning Spanish from textbooks. Perhaps you should try learning Spanish with cartoons, playing games with your classmates, or using flashcards. Or even better, what do you say about learning Spanish with songs? Yes, it is possible. And no, we aren’t making fun of you. Have you ever thought about the songs, such as ‘Macarena’ or ‘Despacito’? Do you realize that even if you haven’t heard these songs in a while, you still can sing the whole song? That’s the power of music. […]

How to Speak Spanish Like a Pro: Top Tips for Becoming a Spanish Chatterbox

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Speaking—a language learner’s biggest dream or worst nightmare. Whether you’re a beginner in Spanish or just walked home with your DELE C2 certificate, speaking is a necessary language skill to hone. If you’re an extrovert, this is probably your favorite part of learning a language—think of all the people you’ll meet, conversations you’ll have and talking you’ll do. But if you’re an introvert, speaking can make you so nervous you strive to avoid it until you’re “ready.” (And, let’s be honest—we’re never ready for our first Spanish conversation!) A few years ago, I found myself more on the introvert side […]

Why Study Spanish in Buenos Aires with Mente Argentina – Maedeh, Iran/USA | Mente Argentina Blog

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Maedeh from Iran and the U.S. joined us in 2019 for our University Spanish Program. Here is her story… I immigrated to the United States with my family when I was 6 years old; my father came to pursue a PhD with the intention of moving our family back to Iran when he finished. However, after seeing the socio-politically unstable atmosphere and economic situation in Iran worsen, my parents decided to stay in the U.S. With this decision came years of uncertainty for my family when we were unable to gain job security and permanent residency in the U.S. After living […]

Why Study Spanish in Buenos Aires with Mente Argentina – Amy, USA | Mente Argentina Blog

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Amy from the U.S. joined us  for our Intensive Spanish Program in 2019. Here is her story… As a resident in the field of Prosthetics and Orthotics I have thought a lot about my professional goals over the last few years. I have dabbled in in-patient and out-patient settings, worked with Veterans and pediatrics, but my time that I spent abroad and working with international organizations is one area where my passions spark fire. While I was in medical school I had the incredible opportunity to go to Guatemala with a group of rehabilitation professionals. We provided care for underrepresented […]

WATCH: Tim Conway Attempts To Speak Spanish, Leaves Johnny Carson In Tears

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Tim Conway would always prove time and time again that he could make anyone laugh – who could forget his time on The Carol Burnett Show? Seriously, his dentist skit was one of the best. Even when he went on talk shows just as himself, he could truly get anyone to crack up to the point of tears, and he did just that when he went on The Tonight Show With Johnny Carson. In the clip, Conway is there to promote his new series, Ace Crawford, Private Eye. It was more of a satire series, parodying film noir detective movies. […]

Learn Spanish Mini-Series ¿Nos Conocemos? – Spanish Playground

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We recently filmed a Learn Spanish mini-series called ¿Nos conocemos?. The five short episodes are good listening comprehension practice and review a range of high-frequency vocabulary.  In the series, Sol and Antonio see each other several times in a park. They are sure they have met before, but can’t remember where. They try to figure it out and have conversations about school, work and hobbies like sports and cooking. This mini-series offers Spanish input to use in different ways with language learners. Below you’ll find suggestions and a set of free comprehension questions for the five episodes.  Watch the Learn […]

How to learn Spanish: The best learning apps and sites in 2021

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There are roughly 450 million native Spanish speakers in the world and the U.S. already has more Spanish speakers than Spain. If you’re looking to join their ranks, then know this: You absolutely can. Learning Spanish is like learning any language. It takes practice, a good teacher, and time — not to mention some effort on your part. And while the best way to learn Spanish is by living in a Spanish-speaking country and completely immersing yourself, taking an online class or two can get you most of the way there. Is Spanish easy to learn? This is a subjective […]

Why Study Spanish in Buenos Aires with Mente Argentina – Susan, Canada | Mente Argentina Blog

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Susan from Canada joined us in 2019 or our University Spanish Program. Here is her story… 15 years ago I made the decision to go back to university (I was 33 years old) to complete my Education degree.  I was ready to learn all I could about global economic, political and social issues.  I also loved hearing about history, languages and cultures, so I majored in Social Studies and chose Spanish as a minor.  I fell in love with the Spanish language and worked hard in my classes.  By the time I enrolled in a 300 level Spanish course however, […]

Choosing where to learn Spanish in Spain – Bond & Thomas

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Deciding on Salamanca, two hours west of Madrid and 50 miles from Portugal Both Sean and I studied Spanish for several years, but we still don’t feel quite adequate when it comes to holding conversations or listening to native speakers chat at their normal pace. Since we knew we’d be back in Europe this autumn, we agreed that living in Spain for a month would do wonders for our ability to focus on improving our language comprehension and speaking ability. Why did we choose Salamanca? Once we decided to spend the month of November in Spain to improve our Spanish, […]

7 Best Apps to Learn Spanish in 2021

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Learning a new language takes a lot of time and effort. Luckily, smartphones come in handy and make the process a lot faster and less stressful. Whether you’re heading to work or waiting for your friend in the cafe, is a useful way to enhance your skills quickly and efficiently. Interested in learning Spanish? The good news is that there are a lot of tools and apps you can try. From language apps to and to educational platforms like Preply where you can and get real-world experience with a Spanish language speaking tutor — there are tons of learning resources […]