A Polyglot’s Secrets to Learn a Language at Home

A polyglot's secrets to learn a language at home Conversa.

If you haven’t heard the term before, a polyglot refers to someone who knows and is able to use several languages. These are people who are passionate about language learning and dedicate lots of time to practicing multiple. In addition to his native language English, Olly Richards speaks a whopping 8 languages- French, Spanish, Portuguese, […]

Feeling Drained? Take a Break!

Feeling drained? Take a break Conversa

Sometimes, it’s too easy for the day to just fly by. Going to work or class, finding time to make food and eat it, trying to keep in touch with family and friends, and all of the other daily activities, can be exhausting. If we do this too many days in a row, it’s common […]

Spook Your Friends with Halloween Vocabulary

Spook your friends with Halloween vocabulary Conversa

In October, seasons change and the air gets a bit chilly, and you might start seeing pumpkins everywhere. If the fall is your favorite time of year, you might also be anxiously awaiting Halloween. Although not every Spanish-speaking country necessarily celebrates Halloween, or at least not like in the United States, there are important Halloween […]

5 Stages of Learning a Second Language

5 stages of learning a second language Conversa

While you’re practicing Spanish, did you know that your brain is going through the 5 stages of learning a second language? Research shows that these are common stages for students. Although every learning experience is personal, every learner progresses in similar ways. Here, we’ll detail the 5 stages you’ll go through so you can see […]

Crash Course in Día de los Muertos

Crash course in día de los muertos Conversa

Día de los muertos, or Day of the Dead, has its own beautiful set of rituals and traditions. It’s a colorful celebration of life to remember loved ones. Did you know that every popular aspect of Day of the Dead is a symbol to represent a view about the afterlife? We’ll give you a crash […]

Conjugating Verbs Derived from Tener

Conjugating verbs derived from tener Conversa

When learning more complicated vocabulary words, sometimes it’s easy to forget the basics! There are lots of words in English that have additional prefixes or suffixes, but contain a much simpler word. For example, the word “preview” contains the word “view”, but it has the little word “pre-” as its suffix. These little words can […]

Comprehensible Input is Key to Learn at Home

Comprehensible input is key to learn at home Conversa

It’s a word that’s been floating around academia for decades, and we’re bringing it to you: comprehensible input. If you’re struggling or plateauing, listen up! It’s the most important component in your Spanish lessons that is going to help you learn consistently at the right pace. According to Stephen Krashen, the researcher who created it, […]

La Mercè Festival: Everything You Need to Know

la mercè festival in Barcelona Conversa

While studying abroad, it’s important to explore the city you’re living in. Experience daily life in Spanish every chance you get! In addition, it’s also important to explore outside of your city so you can see the rich diversity that Spain has to offer. Not too far from Valencia is Barcelona, and they’re having a […]

Self-Awareness Is Crucial to Learn a Language

Self-awareness is crucial to language learning Conversa

In order to learn a language, you have to work on speaking, reading, writing and listening. Many people know that you need to practice all of them. However, did you know that you also need to practice self-awareness? Self-awareness is crucial to learn a language because it helps you identify your strengths, set realistic goals […]

How Similar Are English and Spanish?

How similar are English and Spanish Conversa

Have you ever seen a new word in Spanish and immediately knew what it meant because it looked like a word in English? For example, if you had never seen the word televisión before, would you know that it means television in English? Probably! That’s because there’s a lot these two languages have in common. […]