5 Senses Exercise for Mindfulness

5 Senses Exercise for Mindfulness Conversa

Trying to learn a language without mindfulness is like trying to learn to ride a bike without handlebars; it’s possible, but it’s significantly harder and much more stressful. Paying attention to your 5 senses is a great way to start practicing mindfulness so you can ground yourself before (and even during!) your Spanish sessions. Fortunately, […]

Vamos a la Playa: Spanish Beach Vocabulary

Vamos a la playa Spanish beach vocabulary Conversa

Maybe it’s still beach weather by you, or maybe you’re dreaming of warm and sunny days by the water. No matter the season, it’s always a good time to learn Spanish beach vocabulary to plan your future trips. Pay attention to these common words and phrases and try to use them the next chance you […]

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. […]

Use Novels to Learn Spanish at Home

Use novels to learn Spanish at home Conversa

There is simply no better way to improve your vocabulary and reading comprehension than reading. Novels in Spanish can be a great way to learn Spanish at home. There’s a reason why teachers insist on reading independently! When you read, you encounter many new words that you have never seen before. Research continues to show […]

How to Choose a Place to Study Abroad

How to choose a place to study abroad Conversa

Learning Spanish in a Spanish-speaking country is an experience unlike any other. However, choosing a place to study can be very overwhelming. You really get to experience an entire new way of life, but there are just so many to choose from! Have no fear, we’ll help you narrow down your search by providing you […]

Multiple Ways to Use “Llevar”

Multiple ways to use "llevar" Conversa

If you want to start sounding like a native speaker, the verb llevar is going to be one of your most common verbs. It’s very versatile and has different uses. You might have learned that this verb means “to carry” or “to wear”, and that’s definitely true! Here, we’ll show you some other ways you […]

Spanish Words Without Exact English Translations

Spanish Words Without Exact English Translations Conversa blog

Every language has words that are based on their culture’s way of life. This means that in Spanish, there are lots of words without exact English translations. Of course, they’re words that you can describe with a few words or a sentence, but there isn’t a 1-to-1 exact translation. This can make some conversations tricky […]

8 Spanish Words with Multiple Meanings

Do you remember learning about words in English that mean different things based on the context? For example, “bat” could mean a flying animal that’s active at night, or the type of baseball equipment. Believe it or not, Spanish has words like this as well! In Spanish, there are some words that can take on […]

New to Mindfulness? Start Here!

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“Mindfulness” definitely a word that’s gained popularity in the last few years. There are tons of journals, videos, podcasts and more that try to tell you about this new term that’s supposedly going to change your life. Here’s the crazy thing- it actually will. If you’re new to mindfulness, you’re going to want to learn […]