You’ve studied all those grammar lessons and learned tons of new and strange vocabulary words. You’ve got the knowledge—now you have to put it into practice.
That’s a bit scary, right?
It’s like when in theory you know how to ride a bicycle, swim, or drive a car. You know it in your mind, but you haven’t actually done it yet.
It’s time to have a conversation in Spanish...Read More
Do you dream of casually striking up a conversation in Spanish?
The thought of doing so is both thrilling and terrifying—will the person you’re talking to understand you? Will the Spanish conversation go smoothly or be completely awkward?
The best way to overcome any hesitancy in speaking Spanish with new people is to prepare yourself well.
With these 100+ casual and formal...Read More
If you grew
up (or are still growing up!) in the church, you know that youth group is a big
part of the church community. It is a place where teens and pre-teens can come
together, find community, have fun, and learn about God in a more relatable
way. I personally remember attending several different youth groups because it
was a great way to find friends outside of school. One youth group...Read More
A couple of years ago, a friend and I were on a stakeout. We sat in her car for hours on end, eating hotdogs and looking for clues. We found what we were looking for halfway through the second hotdog. A big brown dog was walking in the streets of the neighborhood where we were parked. My friend, Gaby, rescues stray dogs as a hobby. Her house always has at least 5 dogs running around! We were...Read More
Most people, as they become bilingual, learn some Spanish concepts that are unique to the language. Some words convey certain thoughts and feelings that are challenging, to describe in any other language!
Recent studies have shown that knowing more than one language helps with the development of cognitive function—and prevents its decline as we age. There’s also been research suggesting...Read More
Understanding the American banking system is complicated –even to English speakers who are reading English documents. Banking and lending institutions, along with credit card companies, make it so darn confusing to understand their jargon that it takes research and good guidance (albeit from someone who has your best interest in mind) to understand what is being said and the...Read More
Building rapport with colleagues and customers in Spanish is one of the most important components of being successful at your job. Let’s face it, we want to do business with people we like and trust – therefore you need to be likable and trustworthy!
So how do you build confidence with others and get people to enjoy doing business with you in Spanish? Start with a...Read More
We all dream of speaking Spanish at full-speed and hope that all of the studying will result in new friends, exciting travels, and maybe even job opportunities. Many students spend the bulk of their time learning a new language just reading and writing it in hopes of fluency. Unfortunately, this is not the most effective way to learn Spanish or any language. We all have to gulp down our...Read More