Savoring the Spanish New Year with 12 Grapes

Savoring the Spanish New Year with 12 grapes Conversa Spanish Institute

As the clock strikes midnight on December 31st, people around the world welcome the new year with various customs and traditions. In Spain, a unique and flavorful tradition takes center stage: the eating of the twelve grapes. This delightful custom, known as “Las doce uvas de la suerte,” holds deep cultural significance and adds a […]

Christmas in Spain: Unique Traditions

Christmas in Spain: Unique Traditions Conversa Spanish Institute

Christmas in Spain is a magical time filled with fantastic smells, gorgeous sights and rich history. For Spanish learners, immersing yourself in Spanish Christmas festivities can be an excellent way to explore both the culture and the language. Here are some highlighted customs that make Christmas in Spain an unforgettable experience. 1. Christmas Eve and […]

Interesting Famous Spanish Painters

Interesting Famous Spanish Painters Conversa Spanish Institute

There’s no question that Spain has some of the most famous paintings in the history of the world, but how much do you know about their Spanish painters? Many of these artists have left long-lasting impacts on Spanish culture. You might even recognize a few of their names from Spanish class, pop culture or movies. […]

Advanced Spanish Tech Vocabulary

Advanced Spanish Tech Vocabulary Conversa Spanish Institute

Technology is a necessary part of all of our lives, and some of the most common terms we use every day. Think about all of the time you spend online, telling people about things you said or saw on social media, or using different softwares at work. So much of our lives are in screens, […]

Why Learn Spanish When I Could Use AI?

Why Learn Spanish When I Could Use AI? Conversa Spanish Institute

AI for translations isn’t really that new. Google Translate, Babbel and so many other machine translation sites have been around for a while now. If you ask any Spanish teacher, they’ll tell you that they’ve been learning how to adjust teaching methodologies to adapt to the changing world. AI might be getting smarter, but there’s […]

10 Fun Facts About Spain

10 fun facts about Spain Conversa Spanish Institute

Have you been thinking about studying abroad? For a student of Spanish, Spain has tons to offer. The food, architecture and language are just 3 enticing reasons to visit, but there are tons of fun facts about Spain to draw you in. We’ll share some here! You’ve likely already heard of the running of the […]

Let Go of Past and Future Thoughts

Let go of past and future thoughts Conversa Spanish Institute

Did you know that holding on to your past and future thoughts can prevent you from truly enjoying the present? Learning requires being aware of what’s here now. In order to learn in a way where Spanish can really stick, you need to learn to clear your mind and stop worrying about what you can’t […]

Gestures in Hispanic Cultures

Gestures in hispanic cultures Conversa Spanish Institute

Fluency isn’t just about the words you speak, but also about how you speak them. Gestures and body language play a huge role in communicating! Hand motions and facial expressions might feel like common sense because you’ve been using them your whole life, but gestures are actually very cultural. There are some gestures that are […]

How to Order Coffee in Spanish

How to Order Coffee in Spanish Conversa Spanish Institute

If you want to order coffee like a local, you’ve come to the right place. For many Spanish people, the day can’t start without a little café con leche! Did you know that how people tend to drink coffee varies from place to place? Coffee all around the world is different! Next time you go […]

Be My Guest: Phrases to Tell Your Event Host

Be my guest: phrases to tell your event host Conversa Spanish Institute

At a dinner party, a nice lunch, or even a calm evening at home, it’s important to learn how to compliment the hard work your event host put into the food. While simple phrases like “Me gusta mucho” gets the point across that you like it, it can get pretty repetitive. It also doesn’t really […]