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This is the Holy Grail for Spanish-learners: videos (movies, TV shows, whatever) in Spanish and with Spanish subtitles, or an exact transcript in Spanish of what was said (the two are basically the same). Why are Spanish subtitles so important? Because,...read more
Every language has a short list (a few dozen or so) of standard "answers" or "responses" to indicate commonly expressed sentiments (e.g yes, no, maybe, I don't know, good luck, etc.) and knowing these and being able to whip the correct one out immediately...read more
Easy, but important...and often skipped. That's how I'd put this. We all have a certain set of manners ingrained in us since birth by our society that we do automatically, things you do to be considered polite (e.g. saying "please" and "thank you" when...read more
The Spanish Subjunctive Explained + W.E.I.R.D.O System (awesome little mnemonic device for dealing with the subjunctive in Spanish)
This is actually the extended version of my explanation of the subjunctive that was going to go into that guest post I did over on Benny's blog that had to be cut out because the post was already really long as it was and putting this in there would've...read more
Today I'm going to give you a list of my favorite websites that you can use to help you learn Spanish via watching Spanish-language TV (news, shows, telenovelas, whatever), almost all of which are entirely free. I've divided it up alphabetically by...read more
How Many Words Do You Need to Know in Spanish (or any other foreign language)? And WHICH Words Should You Be Learning?
This is going to start out a bit technical and academic, but I promise that if you'll wade through it you will be rewarded with some very useful practical information that you can use to significantly enhance your learning of the Spanish language, or any...read more
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The Telenovela Method, 2nd Edition
After failing to learn a new language on five separate occasions, I taught myself to speak Spanish like a native in just six months by watching movies and TV shows, listening to music, and reading books and comics like Harry Potter and Garfield.
This simple, easy-to-learn technique, that even the most linguistically-challenged can master literally overnight, is used by many of the most respected and skilled polyglots and language teachers in the world, and it’s never really been laid out, explained, and demonstrated in full, point-by-point, step-by-step detail until now.