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!Arriba Juan¡ A simple children’s song with lyrics

children's music to learn spanishYou know how much I love using children’s learning materials to help people learn Spanish–I do this because these two groups of people, children that are native speakers and adults learning Spanish as a 2nd language, are frequently at about the same skill level and consequently learning material designed for one often works well for the other.

I just wanted to let you know that Spanish Playground just put up a blog post that I love because it combines using music and lyrics like I do with my Shakira posts with the children’s learning material aspect and uses a common Spanish children’s song called ¡Arriba Juan! to teach you some Spanish.  Very cool, definitely recommend you check it out.

Also, I know I haven’t been active much this summer, I’ve had some business I needed to take care of, I will be doing a LOT with this blog in the coming months, more posts, more frequent posts, and a redesign, and I might be taking on a couple of writers to help out with generating awesome content for you guys, we’ll see.  Stay tuned :)

A quick side note: if you’re learning Spanish or thinking about doing so, you need to know about this…

I’ve got an entire book about how to put together your own personal, custom Spanish-learning system that’s based on using online resources (mostly free) and Spanish-language popular media such as TV shows, movies, books, etc.  It’s designed especially for beginners and intermediate learners, it shows you how to get started right by learning modern, normal, everyday spoken Spanish (what native speakers actually use to talk to each other in most common situations) so that you’re learning the most useful type of Spanish and not something outdated or overly formal like what you might find in a textbook.  The biggest emphasis, however, is having fun because if you don’t do that then odds are extremely good you will fail because the most common reason people fail to learn a language is that they get bored and frustrated and then they quit!  If you get to choose whatever TV show, movie, or book in Spanish that seems like it would be interesting and/or entertaining to you, and then use it to teach yourself Spanish, how could that not be fun?!  In this guide I even include 4 lists, each in its own appendix at the rear, of all the free online resources you will ever need as well as a review of many of them and information on how to use them.  If this sounds like something that might interest you, please check out my book here on Amazon.

Also, I’ve got two posts that I’ve put up that I’m recommending everyone interested in learning Spanish go read if they haven’t already (if you have, ignore this, sorry): How to avoid wasting months learning Spanish the wrong way (basically this is my “how to get started right in learning Spanish” post for complete beginners) and The Telenovela Method where I cover how to use popular media like movies, music, and books to learn Spanish. Additionally you can check out the front page for a more complete list of my best and most popular posts.

Cheers,

Andrew

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