Apocopation in Spanish

It might sound scary, but apocopation is actually something quite simple. In fact, it’s common in English, and lots of other languages, too! All it means is that there are some words that you shorten by taking off the end of a word. Sometimes this is just in spoken conversation, but sometimes it’s a core […]

Learning Strategies to Practice Spanish at Home

All throughout your time as a young student, your teachers used different learning strategies in the classroom. Different strategies work for different people, which is why your teachers may have used lots of different things! Do you remember any learning strategies that you liked? If not, don’t worry, because we’ll show you a few that […]

No, It’s Not Too Late to Learn Spanish

No, it's not too late to learn Spanish Conversa

You’ve probably seen bilingual or multilingual children and thought, “Wow! They’re like little sponges with languages!” It’s true that children may have an easier time with some linguistic components, but adults can be just as successful. It’s never too late to start learning. There was a time when researchers thought that only children can pick […]

The Science of Focusing

The science of focus Conversa

If you have a hard time concentrating or focusing, know that you’re not alone. Lots of people have a hard time getting in the right mindset to do a task. Even if you’re trying to work on something you enjoy, it can be hard to concentrate! Luckily, researchers have been working on the science of […]

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 […]

10 Horror Movies in Spanish to Watch this October

10 Horror Movies in Spanish to Watch This October Conversa

Spooky Season has officially commenced, and for thrill-seekers everywhere, this is the best time of year. If you’ve decorated your home with pumpkins and spider webs and are looking for horror movies in Spanish, you’ve come to the right place. Did you know that some horror movies in Spanish are from world-renowned directors? People have […]