A desk where a student learns how to speak Spanish in New York City

Why Spanish is the most important language to learn

“On a poster on the wall in a university in Beijing, I recently read these remarkable words from Nelson Mandela: ‘If you talk to a man in a language he understands, that goes to his head. If you talk to him in his own language, that goes to his heart.’” Read more

Four easy techniques for using foreign language every day

Most language learners I work with live in a native language environment. If you’re one of those learners, you’ve probably decided to get involved in a foreign language out of love and curiosity. You may be taking weekly classes or sitting down with a self-study book every so often. Read more

Soupa de albridigas

Sopa de albóndigas, a great Mexican recipe

It’s great to learn about a real authentic traditional recipe, especially when it comes  from one of our students and written in Spanish

We feel so grateful! Jacob´s grandmother passed it to his father and now to him who made it recently and gave us the instructions to prepare this amazing dish. Read more

the story of the cuba libre cocktail

The history of the Cuba Libre

The story goes that during the Spanish-American War, a group of off-duty U.S. soldiers got together for some drinks in a bar in Old Havana. A captain came in and ordered rum and cola on ice with lime. He liked it so much that he got the interest of the soldiers, who ordered another round and toasted “Por Cuba Libre!” in celebration of Cuba’s newfound freedom. Read more

meaning of ojala in spanish

Expressing wishes in Spanish with “Ojala”

Ojalá is a Spanish word meaning  “If only…” “God grant!” or “I hope so!”. It has its roots in the Arabic word “Inshallah!” which means “God grant!” or “God willing!”, and which entered both Spanish and Persian languages following the spread of the Arab empire to the East and the West. Read more

Spanish speaking bands and artists at SXSW 2014

South by Southwest Music Festival (SXSW) held yearly in March is the largest festival of its kind in the world. Here’s a selection of Spanish speaking artists and bands playing at SXSW 2014.

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interrogative pronouns in Spanish

False cognates- Falsos cognados

False brothers – Falsos hermanos. Spanish False Cognates

Listen to the Spanish podcast on false cognates, pairs of words in the same or different languages that are similar in form and meaning but have different roots Read more

learn basic spanish phrases

These basic Spanish words and phrases will help you in many real life situations.

This page contains useful Spanish phrases, expressions and words for everyday life conversations. Spanish greetings, and survival phrases that will help you if you simply want to know what to say when being introduced or chatting in Spanish! Read more

How to speak Spanish for the Table

Spanish vocabulary to use at the restaurant table

When you’re eating out at a Spanish-speaking restaurant, knowing some basic Spanish vocabulary can make the ordering process easier and fun. Here is a list of essential words and expressions. Read more

Spanish instructor Louis Cardozo in Europe

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Let us sum up the interrogative pronouns in Spanish: Read more