Episodes
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 abroad...even if it's for just one week. Show Notes: https://www.learnspanishconsalsa.com/32 > Did you like this episode?  We'd love it if...
Published 05/03/22
Learn the top 5 things holding you back from being fluent in Spanish. > 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.learnspanishconsalsa.com/review > Never miss a new episode! Join our e-mail list and you'll be the first to know when new episodes are released, PLUS get access to exclusive listener discounts + giveaways Connect with us... Follow us on...
Published 04/22/22
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 conversations. She shares how she was able to conquer her anxiety when talking to native Spanish speakers, and how she found a better way to approach...
Published 04/20/22
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 conversation, you have to get out of your comfort zone. Although “sí” is a great starting point, there are many other ways to say YES or answer in...
Published 04/12/22
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://www.learnspanishconsalsa.com/134 > Did you like this episode?  We'd love it if you gave us a rating & review on Apple Podcasts!  Just...
Published 04/05/22
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 from the show notes page. Show Notes: https://www.learnspanishconsalsa.com/46 > LEAVE US A RATING & REVIEW (click here) Let us know how...
Published 03/29/22
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?  We'd love it if you gave us a rating & review on Apple Podcasts!  Just click here to leave a review or go to...
Published 03/22/22
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 Spanish language learning (or one's you may have missed!) > Did you like this episode?  We'd love it if you gave us a rating & review on...
Published 03/15/22
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 gave us a rating & review on Apple Podcasts!  Just click here to leave a review or go to https://www.learnspanishconsalsa.com/review >...
Published 03/08/22
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 JOIN OUR EMAIL LIST To be notified by email when new episodes are released, plus get access to exclusive listener discounts + giveaways, subscribe to our email list. Connect with...
Published 02/22/22
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 JOIN OUR EMAIL LIST To be notified by email when new episodes are released, plus get access to exclusive listener discounts + giveaways, subscribe to...
Published 02/15/22
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 Spanish numbers. > 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...
Published 02/08/22
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 https://www.learnspanishconsalsa.com/review > Never miss a new episode! Join our e-mail list and you'll be the first to know when new...
Published 02/01/22
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 in Spanish. In this episode of the podcast, I'll be sharing an excerpt from that workshop. Listen to find out the 5 Cs that will guarantee you'll...
Published 01/25/22
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 language exchange to chatting with native Spanish speakers on his last trip abroad. Want to join the Spanish Fluency Club? Click here to...
Published 01/18/22
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, but thinking about what not to do can help you eliminate distractions make decisions that get you closer to your goals. Listen to this episode to...
Published 01/11/22
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 conversation in Spanish so that you can become a master conversationalist.   This is part 3 of our Spanish language learner's goal-setting series. ...
Published 01/04/22
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 go to https://www.learnspanishconsalsa.com/review > Never miss a new episode! Join our e-mail list and you'll be the first to know...
Published 12/28/21
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 year with effective goals that motivate you to move forward.  Make this the year you get fluent in Spanish! This episode is provided in both...
Published 12/21/21
***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 corner, and during these days many people are thinking about setting their goals.  In this episode, we’re starting a series about this topic in...
Published 12/14/21
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 you gave us a rating & review on Apple Podcasts!  Just click here to leave a review or go to...
Published 11/30/21
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 saw that you broke your streak and you got completely demotivated to even start again? In this episode of the podcast​, I'm going to give you...
Published 11/08/21
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Published 10/12/21
 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 in Spanish so you can use them when you need them.  > Did you like this episode?  We'd love it if you gave us a rating & review on Apple...
Published 10/05/21