5 Easy Ways to Enforce Your Spanish Practice on the Go

Let’s face it. Sometimes it can be difficult to take time out of a busy schedule to practice a language.  The good news is that there are lots of fun and creative ways to sneak a little Spanish learning into your daily commute, lunch break or even drive to work.  Here are some easy suggestions … Read more

Ways to Overcome the Anxiety of Speaking to a Native Speaker

When it comes to learning a second language, a lot of people really enjoy the solitary learning component, but when it comes to testing out those skills on a real person, they suddenly get cold feet.   So, if you feel nervous about engaging real people in real conversations in Spanish, you are not alone. Foreign … Read more

Reasons Why You Should Start Learning Spanish

Reasons Why You Should Start Learning Spanish More and more people are starting to recognize the personal and professional benefits of learning a second language. If you’re looking to learn and master a new language, Spanish should be on your radar.  Keep reading to discover why it’s one of the best languages to learn today: … Read more

Getting a Grip on Para and Por

There are some things in Spanish that can feel especially cumbersome for English speakers, and one of those is understanding the difference between para and por.  The thing is that both of these words translate to the “for” in English, and a result, it can sometimes feel tricky to conceptualize the subtle differences in usage … Read more

5 Tips for Using Your Spanish Skills in a Bar

5 TIPS FOR USING YOUR SPANISH SKILLS IN A BAR

If you’ve gained some confidence in your Spanish-speaking skills, you’re probably eager to start speaking the language out in public. A great way to do this is by going to a bar and striking up some conversation. Particularly at a bar with native Spanish speakers, you’ll find people who’re eager to help you progress with … Read more

Quick Guide To Speaking Spanish On Your Beach Vacation

CONVERSA QUICK GUIDE TO SPEAKING SPANISH ON YOUR BEACH VACATION

Headed to the sunny south before summer ends? Planning to bury your toes in the sand on a beach in a Spanish-speaking country? Although it’s likely that some of the staff at the resort will know at least some English, you’ll find it beneficial to familiarize yourself with some key phrases you can use while … Read more

5 Surprising Places Where You Can Use Spanish

CONVERSA 5 SURPRISING PLACES WHERE YOU CAN USE SPANISH

Did you know there are 21 countries in the world where Spanish is spoken? While Spanish may not be the official language in these countries, some of the places where you would be able to use your Spanish speaking skills may surprise you. While you may not be traveling to Equatorial Guinea in Africa anytime … Read more

To be or to be called? Now, that is the question!

CONVERSA To be or to be called? Now, that is the question!

In earlier entries, we have talked about how to introduce yourself in Spanish and several phrases you can use to start a successful introduction. Today, however, we are going to go a bit deeper and get acquainted with the grammar behind introductions. Let’s review the Spanish verbs “ser” and “llamarse”. Much like in English, the … Read more

Paella, Anyone? Here’s Everything You Need to Know About Ordering Food in Spanish

CONVERSA HERE'S EVERYTHING YOU NEED TO KNOW ABOUT ORDERING FOOD IN SPANISH

There is nothing more fun than partaking in a restaurant experience. That said, when it comes to speaking Spanish, sometimes getting through the basic process of ordering can be a little intimidating. This is why we have assembled a quick guide with all the basic phrases you need to know to have a stress-free meal … Read more

April 7… National Beer Day!

CONVERSA NATIONAL BEER DAY

Did you know that in the US, April 7 is a very special day? That’s right! It’s National Beer Day and we have big plans for it! Oh, and best of all? In 2019, this jolly holiday lands on a Sunday! If one day only is not enough to appreciate the goodness of beer, fret … Read more