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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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5 Current Events Spanish Speakers Need to Follow, from Argentina to Zika Posted by on Jun 29, 2016

With uprisings, people’s movements, peace processes, and game-changing political shifts, there’s no better way to practice your Spanish this summer than by turning on the news or reading the paper. Real life in the Spanish-speaking world is more dramatic than a telenovela right now. If you thought the US was the only country in political turmoil right now…

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7 Spectacular Spanish-Speaking Cities for On-the-Job Immersion Posted by on Jun 13, 2016

If you’re learning Spanish in the age of the global economy and the shrinking world, it’s time to think about immersing both your personal and professional lives by looking for work abroad. Immersion is of course one of the best ways to learn a language, but who wants to shovel out thousands of dollars for an “immersion…

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The Spanish Voseo: When, Where, and How to Use It Posted by on Apr 25, 2016

If you studied Spanish in a high school classroom, you probably learned on day one about the two different forms of addressing someone in the second person: tú and usted. Not so hard–one for familiar folks like friends and family, the other for the people you’d give a “Mr.” or “Mrs.” to in English, and ya…

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Mochileando para Aprender: Essential Spanish Travel Vocabulary Posted by on Mar 7, 2016

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It’s common sense: one of the easiest and most effective ways to learn a language is to travel to a country where it’s spoken. With a huge world language like Spanish, your opportunities are wide open. While Japanese learners are largely limited to a single island, aspiring Spanish speakers can backpack all the way from the Southwestern…

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Peace in Colombia: Los #DialogosDePaz Posted by on Dec 23, 2015

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Modern history has seen almost constant turmoil in el Mundo Hispanohablante, but very soon Latin America will almost certainly be credited with ending its longest ongoing military conflict. Colombia, the country that’s been in civil war for half a century, is on the verge of brokering an unprecedented peace deal with the rebel Fuerzas Armadas Revolucionarias…

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