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Pedro Almodóvar and Spanish Cinema Posted by on Apr 9, 2020

Pedro Almodóvar is one of the most recognized names in Spanish cinema. Since his first feature film, Pepi, Luci, Bom y otras chicas del montón in 1980, he has caught the atención or attention of critics and audiences in Spain and abroad. In this post, I want to explore some of his most popular films. La…

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Heatwaves in Europe and the U.S. Posted by on Jul 25, 2019

Europe and the U.S. are currently being hit with another heatwave or ola de calor bringing temperatures past 40° C or +100°F. Governments from several countries have raised the alarms and started contingency plans to take action. In this post, we explore a few of the medidas or measures being taken. Ola de calor In order…

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TV Series to Practice Spanish Posted by on Sep 27, 2018

We have all heard that we can practice listening comprehension in a new language by watching movies and listening to songs in the target language. Fortunately, streaming of movies and series has made it easier to get access. Below is a list of my recommendations of  TV series to practice Spanish. Each of the recommendations…

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Book Review: La Sombra del Viento Posted by on May 24, 2018

One of my preferred methods of practicing a language is reading literature originally written in that language as well as watching movies in those languages. The added benefit I see is the cultural richness of these two methods. There are risks of falling into stereotypes, but my experience is that, if it is originally from…

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Oscar Worthy Films in Spanish Posted by on Mar 22, 2018

This year’s Academy Awards hit very close to home. The director for the Best Movie, “Shape of Water”, is from Mexico. Guillermo del Toro, together with Alfonso Cuarón and Alejandro Iñárritu have become Mexico’s pride in Hollywood because of how far they have been able to go with their talent. But these three are just…

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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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