Author Archives: Antonio

How People Learn Spanish in Conversational Classes

The traditional way to learn Spanish has been to start where a first grader would start. You learn the Spanish alphabet, learn simple Spanish words, and learn simple Spanish grammar. You advance in the same way throughout your studies. The trouble is, it seems that after a course like this, people may learn Spanish to a degree without ever learning how to hold up their end of a conversation. Speaking in an informal setting is very different […]

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Business People Learn Spanish for Work

People have various reasons to learn Spanish. Some just want the satisfaction of knowing another language. However, in the business world, it is becoming more and more advantageous to learn Spanish. If your business has bilingual employees, the Spanish speaking community won’t hesitate to do business with you. You will be able to service their needs without making them feel out of place or unwanted. It will help you immensely if you have several employees who learn […]

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Books and Other Tools to Help You Learn Spanish

If you want to learn Spanish without taking classes, you can make a lot of progress on your own. There are CD’s and audio-books to aid you. There are plenty of books you can buy to help you learn Spanish more easily, as well. A nifty book to have as you learn Spanish is 1001 Most Useful Spanish Words (Beginners’ Guide), by Seymour Resnick. This book lists words by categories such as food, time, and family. The […]

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Spanish Literature, Art And Culture

One real advantage to learning a foreign language is the wealth of cultural bonuses that it delivers to the learner. It would be almost meaningless to master French, for example, without using your gift to discover the poetry of Baudelaire, the majestic writings of Albert Camus or the films of Truffaut. By learning Spanish, you will be unlocking a similarly rich treasure trove of cultural wonders. A nation with Spain’s rich and varied (and often troubled) past […]

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Where Will Spanish Be Useful To Me?

If you never plan to leave your home country, then learning a language may not be for you. If you genuinely have no interest in learning Spanish, then there’s no point in trying to convince you. But if you have a traveller’s spirit it is really for the best that you give language learning a go, and with Spanish being one of the world’s most widely-spoken languages, it is hard to think of a better place to […]

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The Internet As A Tool For Learning Spanish

The best way to learn Spanish from scratch is by receiving some form of external tutoring – this is undeniable, as only by learning from a Spanish speaker can you gain the essential feedback that lets you know where and how you are going wrong, what your weaker areas are and how to address these weaknesses. A qualified tutor is invaluable, and there is an argument to be made that this tutor should be someone who speaks […]

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Don’t Become Discouraged

There will be times during the learning process when you feel that things are dragging a bit. This is completely natural, and it specifically tends to happen a few weeks in, when the initial novelty and surprising early progress have exhausted themselves. It is by persisting through these tricky times that you will gain the most important tool for a language learner – patience. Yes, it’s certainly easier to learn when you’re having fun, and there are […]

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Spanish For Beginners

If you haven’t learnt a foreign language before, then Spanish can appear intimidating to start off with, with those funny squiggles over the Ns and its upside-down question marks and exclamation points. But don’t let those get to you, they’re really no more complicated than much of what you’ve learnt to use in English – in fact Spanish is structured in a far more learner-friendly way than English, so an adult learner can look to build oneself […]

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Why Learn Spanish?

There is a sentiment among many English speakers – frustratingly prevalent for the multi-lingual – that there’s really no reason to learn a second language because everybody else on Earth understands English anyway. Not only is this phenomenally misguided – just you try navigating from rural Spain (or Mexico) back to a safely Anglophone location without having a grasp of the native language of the country you’re in – it’s also horribly narrow-minded. How offended would you […]

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Learn Spanish: Tips and Tricks

One of the best ways to go about learning a new language is to expose yourself to that language as often as possible. If weekend trips to Spain are slightly out of budget, there is a range of other ways you can bring Spanish in to your every day life. The more you see and hear the language, the more likely it is to stick in your mind. One of the neatest tricks there is is startlingly […]

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