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   1.  Learn Colombian Spanish #4: “Su merced” (0)
   2.  Learn Colombian Spanish #3: Everyone is “a la orden” (0)
   3.  Learn Colombian Spanish #2: “Qué pena” Does Not Mean “What a shame”…Like in Every Other Country (0)
   4.  Learn Colombian Spanish #1: Pronunciation of “y” and “ll” (0)
   5.  A Brief Guide to Regional Variation of the Forms of Address (Tú, Vos, Usted) in Spanish (0)
   6.  Great YouTube Channels for Intermediate Spanish Students (not lessons, intended for native speakers, great for improving listening comprehension) (0)
   7.  I’m touring South America for a year starting with Colombia (0)
   8.  Spanish Conversation Connectors: “it seems to me”, “all joking aside”, “I presume”, etc. – 4 Pages Worth! (0)
   9.  List of YouTube Channels that Teach Spanish (Lessons) (0)
   10.  Learn Spanish for Real #9: Four Ways to Say Somebody Is Naked! (0)
   11.  You’re always learning (at an advanced level that usually means cultural stuff) (0)
   12.  How to Quickly Learn to Pronounce Anything No Matter How Difficult (0)
   13.  Best Way to Find Language Exchange Partners While Traveling (0)
   14.  The 2nd Edition of The Telenovela Method is Out! Both Paperback and E-book Available! (0)
   15.  Finally: Affordable, Unlimited, Online Spanish Group Classes for Beginner, Intermediate, and Advanced Students (0)
   16.  Learn Spanish for Real #8: “That rings a bell / sounds familiar!” and “sonar”/”resultar” (0)
   17.  Glossika Review: A Supplement, But a Damn Good One (0)
   18.  Benny Lewis’ Language Hacking (Italian) Course Reviewed (8)
   19.  Learn Spanish for Real #7: “Pain in the neck/ass” (0)
   20.  Learn Spanish from YouTube #3: Christian Corom (0)
   21.  Why You Should Learn Spanish from the News: 3 Short and Simple Reasons (0)
   22.  Learn Spanish from the News #1: Common Political Terms in Spain (0)
   23.  Learn Spanish from Garfield! Spanish Garfield Comics Now Available as E-book and Paperback (0)
   24.  Learn Spanish on YouTube #2: Professor Jason (0)
   25.  Learn Spanish on YouTube #1: Spaniards in London (1)
   26.  Fantastic Source of Free Online Spanish Videos (some with subtitles!): (2)
   27.  Learn Spanish for Real #6: “Estar en el quinto pino” / “Donde Cristo perdió la zapatilla” (0)
   28.  Learn Spanish for Real #5: “¡Es un atraco a mano armada!” (0)
   29.  Which Language Should I Learn? Just Ask Yourself This One Question (0)
   30.  Memrise vs Anki: Is Either Better? No, Just Different (and for a different application). (0)
   31.  Learn Spanish Vocab Fast with this Fantastic Free Tool (0)
   32.  Best Free Online Spanish Course I’ve Come Across Yet: SpanishMOOC Starter Course with Instreamia (0)
   33.  Interested in the culture of other countries and habits of their peoples? I HAVE A NEW BLOG ABOUT THAT! (0)
   34.  Some Major Insight About Language-Learning from My Two Weeks in Spain (0)
   35.  My First Face-to-Face Language Exchange (Intercambio) in Spain: Observations and Some Tips (0)
   36.  Update #1: A Tour of My Apartment. What Does 0/Month Get You in Zaragoza? (0)
   37.  Some Quick Lessons Learned from My First 48 Hours in Spain (1)
   38.  Learn Spanish for Real #4: “Cogerse un cabreo de cojones” | Slang, Expressions, and Curse Words (0)
   39.  I’m going to Spain! (1)
   40.  Learn Spanish for Real #3: “Llorar como una magdalena” – from Spain! | Slang, Expressions, and Curse Words (1)
   41.  Why Learning Spanish Verb Conjugations is So Important and Which Ones First? (0)
   42.  Another Advantage of a Tutor: MUCH Faster Error-Correction Rate Than Anything Else I’ve Experienced (which means you LEARN faster than anywhere else) (0)
   43.  One Advantage of Using a Tutor: They Have a Plan (based on experience with lots of students!) (0)
   44.  Learning Spanish Through TV: HBO’s “In Treatment” and its Argentine Remake “En Terapia” (0)
   45.  My First iTalki Tutoring Session in German: What You Can Expect (0)
   46.  Four Free Spanish Readers You Can Download as E-Books (0)
   47.  I’m Learning German and Started a New Blog About It! (0)
   48.  Chat Rooms to Learn Spanish: Real-time Reading/Writing Practice with Native Speakers (0)
   49.  How to Learn Vocabulary, Especially Foreign Language Vocab – And I Mean LEARN, Not Just Memorize (2)
   50.  How to Find Example Sentences for Any Spanish Word You Choose (with native speaker pronunciation and English translation!) (0)
   51.  HiNative: Ask Native Speakers Questions About Their Language or Culture and Get Answers Immediately (0)
   52.  How to Practice Writing a Foreign Language (and get native speakers to review and correct it for you for free!): Lang-8 (3)
   53.  How to Find Foreign Language Newspapers and Use Them to Learn the Language (1)
   54.  Great Way to Learn Spanish from Music Videos: Lyrics Training! (very short video demo included) (0)
   55.  Learn Spanish for Real #2: “Carajo” | Slang, Expressions, and Curse Words (4)
   56.  Learn Spanish for Real #1: “Berraco / Berraca”, from Colombia! | Slang, Expressions, and Curse Words (2)
   57.  Yabla: A Spanish Video Site Specifically for Spanish Learners (2)
   58.  Rocket Spanish Review: Good/Neutral/Bad & Who It’s For and Not For (1)
   59.  iTalki Reviewed: Free Language Exchange Plus a Tutor-Student Marketplace (also: are tutors worth it?) (4)
   60.  Language Exchanges: Why Nothing Is More Essential in Learning a Language (7)
   61.  My E-book is now live! It took TWO YEARS, but I did it! Here’s what it’s about… (40)
   62.  The Top 3 Easiest Languages to Learn for English Speakers (1)
   63.  The Mexican And American Culture Clash (0)
   64.  Spanish Learning Resources & Tools: These Are My Top 9 Most Used, Most Valuable, and Most Recommended (3)
   65.  Best Spanish Dictionary Online: Why SpanishDict is Awesome and How to Use It (with video demo) (3)
   66.  The Tacit Approach to Learning Languages (0)
   67.  My Most Important Language-Learning Tool: Anki – What it is, why it’s awesome, and a video on how to use it with the Telenovela Method! (8)
   68.  Told you so, now Tim Ferriss is saying it, too: use material intended for natives that YOU find fun and interesting (0)
   69.  List of Websites Where You Can Watch Spanish Videos with Spanish Subtitles or Transcripts Online (9)
   70.  Learn Spanish with – Very cool resource, love it (they have tons of Spanish videos with Spanish subtitles!) (0)
   71.  The Most Important Factor in Learning a Language Is… (4)
   72.  Friday Linkfest – 6/15/12 – Five awesome new Spanish blogs and more! (0)
   73.  Learn Spanish from Music Videos: Shakira’s ‘Lo Hecho Está Hecho’ (Spanish version of ‘Did It Again’) (2)
   74.  Why you should use kids’ stuff: because you’re a simpleton who needs to be entertained lest you lose interest and wander off, that’s why. (3)
   75.  Learn Spanish with comics! Do you like Garfield, Calvin & Hobbes, Cathy, Foxtrot, Marmaduke, etc.? I’ve got something for you! (8)
   76.  Fascinating Report from the U.S. Department of State’s Foreign Service Institute: “Lessons learned from fifty years of theory and practice in government language teaching” (0)
   77.  Guest post: Keep Calm and Learn Spanish (0)
   78.  Para qué vs. Por qué – The difference explained and when to use each (0)
   79.  Learning Spanish with Comics (1)
   80.  How to avoid wasting months learning Spanish the wrong way (and learning the wrong type of Spanish)–get started the right way, learn to talk like native speakers do (36)
   81.  !Arriba Juan¡ A simple children’s song with lyrics (0)
   82.  The Awesome Language-Learning Resource that is Children’s Books (9)
   83.  How to Respond in Spanish Like a Native: Comebacks and Colloquial Responses (2)
   84.  Friday Linkfest: Cool Language-Learning Links of the Previous Week of 3/20/11 (0)
   85.  Friday Linkfest: Cool Language-Learning Links of the Previous Week of 3/13/11 (1)
   86.  Reboot! How to Restart Your Language Learning after Slacking Off (1)
   87.  Learning Spanish from Music Videos: Juanes’ ‘Yerbatero’ Dissected (2)
   88.  Spanish Sentence Starters and Filler Words (Muletillas): The Grease of the Language Gears (6)
   89.  Learning Spanish from Music Videos: Shakira’s ‘Te Aviso, Te Anuncio’ (5)
   90.  Awesome List of Free Spanish-Learning Resources (0)
   91.  Manners in Spanish – The Basics of Being Polite in Spanish-Speaking Cultures (5)
   92.  Learning Spanish from Music Videos: Shakira’s “Ojos Así” (8)
   93.  Funny Search Phrases that Brought People to My Site (1)
   94.  How Did YOU Get Fluent? (2)
   95.  How to Not Sound Like a Gringo – The 16 Most Common Spanish Errors and How to Avoid Them (7)
   96.  Motivation: You Don’t Need a Shark, But You Do Need Something (6)
   97.  The Spanish Subjunctive Explained + W.E.I.R.D.O System (awesome little mnemonic device for dealing with the subjunctive in Spanish) (15)
   98.  Learning Spanish From Music Videos: Shakira’s ‘Suerte’ (7)
   99.  Why Listening is SO Important – Even If You Don’t Understand a Word! (4)
   100.  English Channel = Canal de la Mancha = “Canal of the spot” = Funny Story (1)

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