I just finished trying a new service called GoSpanish and I’ll cut to the chase: flat rate of $35 per month for unlimited Spanish classes at four different levels with high-quality teachers, class sizes averaging 2-6 students, and which you can participate in... Read more
Glossika is a course that’s gotten very popular recently and as such curiosity got the better of me and I decided to give it a try. That, plus I’m learning German (still as a beginner, I’ve had some lulls in my learning of it so I’m not as far... Read more
This is to be a general review of the whole Teach Yourself Language Hacking course authored by Benny Lewis. Though the one I tried was the Italian course, they’re all structured pretty much the same and utilize the same method, so a review for one will cover... 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
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
Anki vs Memrise As many of you know – and many of you are as well – I’m a big fan of Anki. People have bugged me about Memrise for years now and, although I’ve used it a fair bit, I’d never gotten around to writing a proper review of it,... Read more
The tool in question is ReadLang, it works with any website in a variety of languages, and makes the process of learning new words from online text much easier than it was before, saving you massive amounts of time and effort. You click the word you don’t know,... 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
This is a repost from my German blog here, I’m posting all articles about the iTalki 2015 Language Challenge on both blogs. As I’m fond of saying: You learn to speak a language by trying to speak it, poorly at first. What this means is that you learn by... Read more
I used to have a post here about various chat rooms you could use to practice not just Spanish but other languages as well, however all of those are now defunct and I didn’t want to just leave the post up directing people to a bunch of sites that didn’t... Read more
Many people have asked me if there was a search engine or software or app or something that would give you contextual examples of any Spanish word you wanted being used, like if you just learned a new word and you’d like to see some actual examples... Read more
Brilliant. Long overdue. People have been asking for this, wanting this (even if they couldn’t exactly describe what it was they wanted), for years now. That’s how I would describe HiNative. It’s very simple: you have questions, native speakers... Read more
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