This is what a lot of people are looking for but they either don’t know it or don’t know how to describe it. I’ll be brief but please humor me for a moment in order to understand what I’m talking about and see if this is for you or not:... Read more
This is a simple technique I developed on my own as part of the Telenovela Method years ago and I’ve just never gotten around to writing about it because it never occurred to me how much trouble most people have learning to pronounce certain parts of foreign... Read more
I finally got the 2nd edition of my book published (was supposed to happen last fall, turns out self-publishing was a lot more complicated than I thought it was going to be). A lot of you had asked if a print version of the first edition was available, so that was... Read more
I love these “learn Spanish from ___” series I do, they’re great for generating short, quality blog posts when I’m equally short on ideas for new content, plus they’re immediately useful, quickly digestible, and direct, so people tend to... Read more
I was contacted some months ago by the publisher of this, Amp Comics (check out their site there, they have other similar stuff if you like this), who had seen my post about learning Spanish from comics and knew I was a Garfield fan (have been since I was about 7 or... Read more
This is the first in a series of posts I’ll be doing where I cover as many great channels for learning Spanish on YouTube as I can find. There are many such channels and new ones are being created all the time, not just for Spanish but many other languages as... Read more
RTVE is Spain’s state-owned corporate television station, very similar to the BBC in the U.K. or PBS here in the U.S. They’re the largest and most popular broadcaster in Spain, and they show a wide variety of news, documentaries, fictional dramas, reality... Read more
Spanish MOOC is a supplementary beginner’s Spanish course that I’m really impressed with, especially given that it’s completely free. It’s centered around popular Spanish-language YouTube videos like music videos from Shakira and Juanes, and... Read more
I’ve got an excellent guest post for you today very much in line with my methods and previous posts, enjoy. -Andrew Watching Spanish-language TV series and movies is one of the best ways to improve your Spanish. First, you’ll be engaged and entertained, which... Read more
The following list of resources are the ones that I use the most, by far. These are my “daily tools”, that is things that I use every. single. day. to learn more and more Spanish, and that I’ve been using for a very long time now. They are... Read more
Anki is by far my most important tool that I use in learning Spanish using my own personal method, the Telenovela Method. It has been a vital staple of my language learning for years now and I just realized I’ve never really done a full and proper post about... 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
The Telenovela Method 2nd Edition – How to Learn Spanish Using TV, Movies, Books, Comics, And More
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I tried to learn French with self-study books and then classes (4 years!) in high school and failed...I tried Spanish and Russian while in university and failed (and got kicked out of a French class but that's another story)...then, 10 years ago, I took another shot at Spanish using a simple method I picked up from a friend: studying (not just watching) Spanish-language TV shows: I was conversationally fluent in six months.
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