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If you have a passion for the Spanish language, Latin music, and travel, then this podcast is for you. Learn to speak Spanish like a native speaker with weekly conversations and fun, music-based Spanish lessons. If you want to be fluent in Spanish, the best way to learn Spanish is to immerse yourself in the culture. Learn Spanish fast that you can use in real world Spanish conversations and close your Spanish grammar textbooks. Whether you're a Spanish beginner or intermediate Spanish learne ...
 
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Are you going to see extended family this holiday season? In this episode, we'll help you learn how to talk all about la familia política or in-laws and other family members with a fun bachata song. > Did you like this episode? We'd love it if you gave us a rating & review on Apple Podcasts! Just click here to leave a review or go to https://www.le…
 
In this episode I interview Carolina Quiroga--storyteller, performer, author, and host of the bilingual podcast Tres Cuentos. Tres Cuentos explores historical and literary narratives of Latin America. Last year, the podcast was mentioned by Oprah magazine as one of the best Latino and Spanish podcasts for learning and laughing. In our conversation,…
 
Learn the lyrics to the salsa song El día de mi suerte by Hector Lavoe. You'll learn how to easily identify Spanish verbs in the future tense and imperfect past tense. Plus, there's some tricky grammar in the song that we'll help you identify and learn how to use in daily conversation. Show Notes: https://www.learnspanishconsalsa.com/107 This episo…
 
In this episode, we'll be reviewing a song by Carlos Vives from the Disney movie 'Encanto.' Spanish con Salsa Language Coach Maribel Zapata breaks down the song lyrics and tells us all about Colombian culture. Note: This episode is in Spanish. For a full transcript with English translation, sign up to be a show supporter (learnspanishconsalsa.com/s…
 
In this week's episode, you'll learn all about Colombian Spanish and culture through the country's music. Language Coach Maribel Zapata talks about music genres in Colombia from vallenato to salsa. Note: This episode is in Spanish. For a full transcript with English translation, sign up to be a show supporter (learnspanishconsalsa.com/support) > Di…
 
Struggling to go from beginner to conversational fluency? In this episode, I talk to Shay Spence, the founder of Español en 3000. We talk all about how he improved his conversational Spanish and some of his tips for how you can do the same. He also shares a little about the culture of Medellín and some Colombian slang that will be good to know if y…
 
From countlessly learning formulated answers on Duolingo to consistently speaking Spanish every week and making measurable progress. This is Rebecca's story of how she decided to switch her approach to learning the language and how this opened the doors to better job and life opportunities. > Did you like this episode? We'd love it if you gave us a…
 
Learn how to use reflexive verbs to describe your daily routine in Spanish with the lyrics to the song No Hago Más Na' by El Gran Combo de Puerto Rico. Show Notes: https://www.learnspanishconsalsa.com/86 > LEAVE US A RATING & REVIEW < Let us know how we're doing por favor! Leave us a rating & review in iTunes or Stitcher, and we'll give you a shout…
 
In 2016, Daniel packed up everything to move from the San Francisco Bay Area to Medellín, Colombia. He soon found that having conversations with the locals in Spanish beyond basic interactions was a challenge. Drawing up his experience with language learning and the tech world, he began to experiment with the idea of creating a solution for interme…
 
In this episode, I answer a listener question about how to understand Spanish when it's spoken at a natural, conversational pace. I review the 6 stages of listening comprehension and what to expect during each phase. I also explain which strategies are the most effective for each stage to get you to the next level. ¡No te lo pierdas! Show Notes: ht…
 
If you're thinking about traveling to a Spanish-speaking country this summer, I know you'll want to be able to chat with native speakers while you're there. There are specific tactics you can use to help you improve your Spanish so you'll be prepared to chat with the locals. Listen to this episode before you book your next trip abroad. Show Notes: …
 
Do you want to travel to Latin America, immerse yourself in the culture, make new friends, and practice your Spanish? In this episode, I give you 5 expert tips to turn your next trip into an authentic travel experience, not just a normal vacation. Find out how to prepare in advance to take advantage of the opportunity to improve your Spanish while …
 
Do you ever get nervous when someone asks you a question in Spanish? Has your mind ever gone completely blank when you're trying to respond, even if you KNOW you know what you want to say? In this episode, you'll hear from Dani Dancing -- a Spanish learner like you who was able to shed her fear of speaking Spanish and get more comfortable having co…
 
I'm sure you already know how to say yes in Spanish, but nothing causes a conversation to fizzle faster than short, abrupt, one-word answers. When you are first learning Spanish, your natural desire will be to respond with what you are comfortable saying- sí, no, gracias. But if you want to step up your game and venture into a truly meaningful conv…
 
What type of language learner are you? The type of language learner you are will influence how quickly you reach Spanish fluency. I will help you improve your Spanish and accelerate your path to fluency by helping you identify your language learning type. Take the Quiz > https://www.learnspanishconsalsa.com/typequiz Listen to the Episode: https://w…
 
To help you build your Spanish conversation skills, in this episode we'll review a dialogue covering a common situation when you're traveling or even just going to a new place for the first time. In this dialogue between Sara and Myrna, you'll hear how to ask for and give directions. Download the full transcript and translation of this dialogue fro…
 
There are a few things that I used to say all the time when I started learning Spanish. However, with time and practice, I realized they were dead giveaways that I was a newbie. Listen to this episode to find out the 5 things you should stop saying in your Spanish conversations if you want to get fluent in the language. > Did you like this episode?…
 
Do you ever question if your current approach to learning Spanish is really working? What should you focus on first? What should you learn next? How do you know when to move on to the next thing? In this episode, I share the exact steps I would take if I was learning Spanish from scratch. Listen to find out which steps you can apply to your own Spa…
 
Do you want to become conversationally fluent, but you still hesitate when you're asked basic questions in Spanish? In this episode, I'll share 5 questions you absolutely must know how to answer in Spanish. Listen to this episode before you have your next conversation with a Spanish-speaking friend! > Did you like this episode? We'd love it if you …
 
In this episode, I'm sharing the lyrics to one of my favorite salsa songs: Todo tiene su final by Hector Lavoe and Willie Colón. You'll learn new vocabulary from the song lyrics and how to use possessives in Spanish. Enjoy! Show Notes: http://www.learnspanishconsalsa.com/56 > LEAVE US A RATING & REVIEW < Let us know how we're doing por favor! Leave…
 
Learn how to use the word 'hay' in Spanish with the lyrics to the song La vida es un carnaval by Celia Cruz. We'll review several expressions that use hay from the song, and some ways you can incorporate them into your everyday conversations in Spanish. Show Notes: https://www.learnspanishconsalsa.com/82 > LEAVE US A RATING & REVIEW < Let us know h…
 
Almost everyone knows to count from 1 to 10 in Spanish--before they even learned the language. In this episode, we'll review useful vocabulary related to numbers in Spanish with the salsa song Conteo Regresivo by Gilberto Santa Rosa. Learn how to count from one to 1 million in this episode of the podcast, and some common expressions that use Spanis…
 
Did you know there are 2 ways to say 'to know' in Spanish? In this week's episode you'll learn when to use the verbs saber and conocer with Latin music 🎶 Listen and learn how to figure out when to use each verb. > Did you like this episode? We'd love it if you gave us a rating & review on Apple Podcasts! Just click here to leave a review or go to h…
 
Last week, I hosted a workshop on the 5 Simple Steps to Conversational Fluency. I asked those who attended what was keeping them from being fluent in Spanish, and the majority mentioned that they just aren't consistent with speaking Spanish. In the workshop, we talked about how consistency is the key to successfully reaching conversational fluency …
 
Do you freeze up when talking to a native Spanish speaker? Is it hard to find someone to speak to in Spanish where you live? If you're struggling to reach conversational fluency in Spanish, or feel nervous about talking to native speakers, this episode is for you. Ryan shares his story about how he went from not knowing what to say during his first…
 
At the beginning of the year, many people talk about setting goals and all the things they want to do. In this episode, we talk about the power of setting negative goals and the importance of knowing what NOT do do. Deciding what not to do can help you reach your fluency goals faster. It might be an unconventional way of approaching goal-setting, b…
 
Have you spent a considerable amount of time studying Spanish but you're still not confident in your ability to speak Spanish? Does the idea of having a conversation with a native speaker give you anxiety, and you're not sure what to do about it? In this episode of the podcast, we’re going to talk about exactly how to go about practicing Spanish co…
 
Can you believe the year is almost over?! In this week's episode, I'll be reviewing the 10 most popular episodes of the year 2021. Listen to find out if there's an episode you missed, or if your favorites made the list. > Did you like this episode? We'd love it if you gave us a rating & review on Apple Podcasts! Just click here to leave a review or…
 
The New Year is right around the corner, and it’s time to start thinking about rebooting your Spanish goals. In part 2 of our Spanish language goal-setting series, I’ll show you exactly how to set goals to increase your Spanish vocabulary. This series is designed to help you make rapid progress with your Spanish study and prepare for the upcoming y…
 
***Encore of episode 48 El nuevo año se nos viene encima, y durante estos días hay muchas personas que piensan en el establecimiento de sus metas. En este episodio, empezamos con una serie de ese tema para ayudarles a establecer metas de su estudio de español que sean efectivas, prácticas, y, sobre todo, exitosas. The New Year is right around the c…
 
What stresses you out the most about speaking Spanish? Is being stressed out keeping you from achieving fluency? In this episode, I give you 3 tips to combat stress so it doesn't hinder your progress. If you implement at least one of these suggestions you'll find learning is more enjoyable and effective. > Did you like this episode? We'd love it if…
 
Do you struggle to stay consistent with learning Spanish each and every day and every week? Do you have times where you start studying, you make a little bit of progress and then you stop again and again? Or have you ever got a streak going on one of those apps and then you abandon it because one day came around, you completely forgot and then you …
 
How many times have you learned something in Spanish, and when you need to use that word or phrase in a conversation you realize that you have completely forgotten it? In this episode of the podcast if you have trouble forgetting things we are going to touch on some strategies and techniques you can use to remember and retain the things you learn i…
 
In this episode of the podcast, you'll get to hear an excerpt of my interview with Elle Charisse from the Speaking Tongues podcast. She asked me about my earliest experiences learning language and the cultural influences that shape the Spanish spoken in the Caribbean. We also talk about some of my favorite artists and songs. Send a DM to @learnspan…
 
Andrea traveled to Central and South America for over a decade and never got beyond speaking 'survival Spanish' -- even after living abroad and studying Spanish in university. She went from being overwhelmed learning Spanish on her own to consistently speaking Spanish every week and making measurable progress. We talk about… the game-changing strat…
 
Being part of a community can help support us in many aspects of life, and this also applies to reaching your goal of Spanish fluency. In this episode, you'll learn the five key benefits of being a member of a language learning community and how joining of a group of committed language learners can skyrocket your progress to Spanish fluency Listen …
 
Right now, we're all watching the best athletes in the world compete at the Olympic games in Tokyo. And while we all know that Olympic athletes rely on coaches to perform at their highest level, you may not know that language coaching can be the best way to accelerate your path to Spanish fluency. In this episode I talk about 7 key differences betw…
 
What type of language learner are you? The type of language learner you are will influence how quickly you reach Spanish fluency. I will help you improve your Spanish and accelerate your path to fluency by helping you identify your language learning type. Take the Quiz > https://www.learnspanishconsalsa.com/typequiz Listen to the Episode: https://w…
 
We're breaking down the lyrics to the song Tu amor me hace bien by singer Marc Anthony. I'm going to share some expressions with the verb hacer. Learn different ways to use the verb hacer, and how to use it in conversations. Listen to the Episode + Get Show Notes: https://www.learnspanishconsalsa.com/133 > Did you like this episode? We'd love it if…
 
In this week's episode, I am actually going to be the interviewee so I will not be doing the interview this week but I'm giving you an opportunity to hear someone else interview me. We talked all about learning Spanish with music, how I came up with this concept, and sort of how Spanish con Salsa got started. Hope you enjoyed learning a little bit …
 
Do you struggle to think of the *right* verb conjugation during a conversation? Unlike English, Spanish has different verb forms when you're speaking in the past tense. In this episode, we're going to talk about the smart way to master the past tense in Spanish. You'll learn when to use which past tense form AND the fastest way to learn them. I'll …
 
This week you get to hear part 2 of my conversation with Melissa Neacato from Traveling Wallet. In our conversation we talk about slow travel, her #1 travel hack to offset costs and get deals on airline tickets, and how to pack for a family of 4 in only 4 backpacks. Melissa also shares the top places to visit in Ecuador, the best food in Quito and …
 
Imagine if you could spend 4 months traveling to ALL the countries on your bucket list. Our guest this week, Melissa Neacato, did just that with her family of four. Melissa, her husband, and 2 children took a four month 'mini-retirement' that included a road trip, spending one month in Ecuador, and another month in El Salvador. She decided to take …
 
Learning new words is undoubtedly the foundation of learning any new language. Expanding your vocabulary enhances your ability to express yourself and understand others. Most language learners tend to rely on reading alone to grow their vocabulary, but this is a mistake that can hinder progress developing other language skills. Listen to this episo…
 
Listen to the Episode + Get Show Notes: https://www.learnspanishconsalsa.com/127 Are you spending most of your time watching telenovelas or racking up points on a language app? If so, and you're no longer at the beginner level -- then you might be wasting your time. Listen to this episode to find out the 3 things you should stop doing right now at …
 
Listen to the Episode + Get Show Notes: https://www.learnspanishconsalsa.com/126 Our guest this week is polyglot Olly Richards. He is a language educator and author from the UK who speaks 8 languages. Olly started a blog called I Will Teach You A Language, and since then he’s developed the StoryLearning®️ method - a new way to learn languages throu…
 
Listen to the Episode + Learn Spanish Vocabulary for Dancers @ https://www.learnspanishconsalsa.com/125 Nuestros invitados de este episodio son Alex y Desiree, bailarines profesionales especializados en baile de estilo latino. Se asociaron en 2015 para compartir su pasión con el mundo. Alex y Desiree se han convertido en la pareja líder que represe…
 
In this episode we continue the Black Expat series with an interview with Tennay Davis Porter and Troy Porter. In our conversation, Tennay and Troy explain how they started traveling and why they decided to move to Puerto Rico. They talk about the cost of living in Puerto Rico, where you can find the best food, and which neighborhoods can live in w…
 
Listen to the Episode + Get Show Notes: https://www.learnspanishconsalsa.com/123 In this episode, our guest is bachata singer Henry Santos. He shares with us the meaning of his new song Una Mentirita and his experience meeting his cousin Romeo Santos and becoming part of the group Aventura. In our conversation, we talk about his career as a solo ar…
 
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