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Archive for August, 2016

What the Colombian Peace Process Means for a Generation of Spanish Learners Posted by on Aug 31, 2016

Since late last year, the Colombian Proceso de Paz has been marching forward, bringing Colombia ever closer to a peace that’s been hoped for for generations. This week, it’s again making international headlines, as the Colombian government and the FARC have just formally ratified a “definitive ceasefire” and the beginning of the end of the world’s…

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English Spanish Vocabulary – Los edificios Buildings Posted by on Aug 30, 2016

Build your repertoire of Spanish words little by little by tuning in to these biweekly posts on English-Spanish vocabulary. You will find lots of really useful words on essential everyday topics, complete with audio mp3 recordings to help you with the Spanish pronunciation. Enjoy! Today we are going to practice useful Spanish vocabulary related to…

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Poetry in Spanish: Borges and Cortázar Posted by on Aug 25, 2016

These days we celebrate the anniversary of Jorge Luis Borges’s and Julio Cortázar’s birthdays, in 1899 and 1914, respectively. If you are not familiar with these names, you should run to the closest bookstore and grab any of their books (personally, I recommend El aleph and Historias de cronopios y de famas). They are the most…

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12 Free Online Resources for Beginning Spanish Learners Posted by on Aug 25, 2016

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Earlier this month we released our new Beginner’s Guide to Spanish, a free resource we’ve put together to help beginning Spanish learners take their first steps along the path to Spanish fluency. For beginners who can’t get enough of free stuff, here are a few more free websites and online resources for getting started or brushing up…

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English Spanish Vocabulary – Fish and seafood Pescado y marisco Posted by on Aug 16, 2016

Build your repertoire of Spanish words little by little by tuning in to these biweekly posts on English-Spanish vocabulary. You will find lots of really useful words on essential everyday topics, complete with audio mp3 recordings to help you with the Spanish pronunciation. Enjoy! Today we are going to practice useful Spanish vocabulary related to…

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Do More with the Spanish Word of the Day Posted by on Aug 11, 2016

How many of you subscribe to our Spanish Word of the Day? (If you’re not subscribed—don’t miss out!) How many of you open the email religiously, read and listen to the new word and phrase, then close the email and forget all about it? We’re not judging—you’re not the only one! That minute or two…

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5 Telenovelas That Were Way Better in Spanish Posted by on Aug 8, 2016

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Latin American telenovelas are famous for their face-slapping and hay dios mío-evoking dramatics, but they’re also the inspiration for many American and international hit series. For Spanish learners who love comedy, suspense, and yes, drama, give your listening comprehension and cultural fluency a tune-up with these Spanish-language originals. From Netflix originals to prime time hits…

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