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Friday Linkfest July 9th, 2020: A pedantic Spanish journalist, a great YouTube channel to learn Spanish, a free site that helps you learn languages from music videos, and more!

And here is the latest installment of Friday Linkfest where I just post a few links to resources I think will help you learn Spanish or languages in general along with a short description.  If you have any suggestions for next Friday’s post please shoot me an...
Spanish Study Abroad (learning Spanish in Spain, Mexico, etc.)? You probably don’t want to do that…

Spanish Study Abroad (learning Spanish in Spain, Mexico, etc.)? You probably don’t want to do that…

I get the appeal: sounds like fun, makes sense on the surface, get a little cultured, get a little drunk, catch of a bit of clap, come back home fluent in Spanish.  However, it usually doesn’t work like that (fun-drinking-STDs yes, fluent in Spanish, no).  I say...
Spanish Lessons from YouTube Videos #2: “Reglas de Comportamiento en Alemania” by Mariebelle TV

Spanish Lessons from YouTube Videos #2: “Reglas de Comportamiento en Alemania” by Mariebelle TV

In this series of articles I call, Spanish Lessons from YouTube Videos, I take a video, typically something made by and for native speakers (not a Spanish lesson), and then use it to teach you a bit of the Spanish they use (words, phrases, expressions, grammar,...
Spanish Lessons from YouTube Videos #1: “Tipos de Hermanos” by Videópatas

Spanish Lessons from YouTube Videos #1: “Tipos de Hermanos” by Videópatas

So I learned a large portion of my own Spanish from popular media, I recommend it all the time, I wrote a book on how to do it, I think it’s time I start giving (short) Spanish lessons based on popular media like YouTube videos. Edit (07/03/2020): I’ve...

A YouTube Channel You Should Check Out if You’re Learning Spanish: Spanishland School

I thought I’d do something a bit shorter today, especially since I’ve got another post scheduled to come out in a couple hours (I use a short comedy sketch on YouTube to teach you some Spanish, definitely keep an eye out for it!), so I’m going to...

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