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Spanish Filler Words

Spanish Filler Words

Okay, so… do you ever, like, use little filler words when you’re speaking with someone. Y’know, you just, um, say these words without even realizing it. Well, it happens so often that we, uh, just tune them out while having a conversation. Filler words are small words used in conversation […]

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15 surprising cognates that come from Spanish

15 surprising cognates that come from Spanish

Words often move from one language to another. When words sound similar between languages, they are called cognates. As languages develop and change, new words often transfer from one language to the next. Some words also get slightly distorted and become altered in their transition. English shares words with languages […]

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Learning a language in less than a year

Learning a language in less than a year

People often ask how long it really takes to learn a language. The answer really depends on the level each student is trying to achieve, as well as the tools students use to study. Some students have goals to learn basics while others want to become conversationally fluent. Even after […]

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Using Music to learn Spanish with Jesse & Joy

Using Music to learn Spanish with Jesse & Joy

Listening to Spanish music is one of our favorite ways to learn and practice Spanish. Learning through music can also be a fun way to take a break from grammar exercises and workbooks. But many people say the music is being sung too fast, or that expressions and grammar are […]

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El día de las madres – Mother’s Day

El día de las madres – Mother’s Day

This week you have likely been bombarded by emails, special promotions, and other reminders that Mother’s Day is quickly approaching. With the festive day just days away, we wanted to share a little bit of what we know about Mother’s Day in Latin countries around the world. The idea, of […]

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Learning Through Telenovelas

Spanish soap operas, known as telenovelas, are occasionally mocked as entertainment with crazy plots and even more absurd acting. They are also a fun way to learn and practice your Spanish. While most telenovelas are meant for native speakers, “¿Qué hora es?” is funny and made for “people who only […]

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Learning through Culture

Learning through Culture

Learning a language isn’t only about grammar, vocabulary, and pronunciation. Behind the workbooks lies an entire culture to discover. When you start applying what you learn and start understanding the culture, you’ll grasp much more than what is taught in class. There are several ways to discover new culture and […]

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