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If you have a passion for the Spanish language, Latin music, and travel, then this podcast is for you. Learn to speak Spanish like a native speaker with weekly conversations and fun, music-based Spanish lessons. If you want to be fluent in Spanish, the best way to learn Spanish is to immerse yourself in the culture. Learn Spanish fast that you can use in real world Spanish conversations and close your Spanish grammar textbooks. Whether you're a Spanish beginner or intermediate Spanish learne ...
 
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Andrea traveled to Central and South America for over a decade and never got beyond speaking 'survival Spanish' -- even after living abroad and studying Spanish in university. She went from being overwhelmed learning Spanish on her own to consistently speaking Spanish every week and making measurable progress. We talk about… the game-changing strat…
 
Being part of a community can help support us in many aspects of life, and this also applies to reaching your goal of Spanish fluency. In this episode, you'll learn the five key benefits of being a member of a language learning community and how joining of a group of committed language learners can skyrocket your progress to Spanish fluency Listen …
 
Right now, we're all watching the best athletes in the world compete at the Olympic games in Tokyo. And while we all know that Olympic athletes rely on coaches to perform at their highest level, you may not know that language coaching can be the best way to accelerate your path to Spanish fluency. In this episode I talk about 7 key differences betw…
 
What type of language learner are you? The type of language learner you are will influence how quickly you reach Spanish fluency. I will help you improve your Spanish and accelerate your path to fluency by helping you identify your language learning type. Take the Quiz > https://www.learnspanishconsalsa.com/typequiz Listen to the Episode: https://w…
 
We're breaking down the lyrics to the song Tu amor me hace bien by singer Marc Anthony. I'm going to share some expressions with the verb hacer. Learn different ways to use the verb hacer, and how to use it in conversations. Listen to the Episode + Get Show Notes: https://www.learnspanishconsalsa.com/133 > Did you like this episode? We'd love it if…
 
In this week's episode, I am actually going to be the interviewee so I will not be doing the interview this week but I'm giving you an opportunity to hear someone else interview me. We talked all about learning Spanish with music, how I came up with this concept, and sort of how Spanish con Salsa got started. Hope you enjoyed learning a little bit …
 
Do you struggle to think of the *right* verb conjugation during a conversation? Unlike English, Spanish has different verb forms when you're speaking in the past tense. In this episode, we're going to talk about the smart way to master the past tense in Spanish. You'll learn when to use which past tense form AND the fastest way to learn them. I'll …
 
This week you get to hear part 2 of my conversation with Melissa Neacato from Traveling Wallet. In our conversation we talk about slow travel, her #1 travel hack to offset costs and get deals on airline tickets, and how to pack for a family of 4 in only 4 backpacks. Melissa also shares the top places to visit in Ecuador, the best food in Quito and …
 
Imagine if you could spend 4 months traveling to ALL the countries on your bucket list. Our guest this week, Melissa Neacato, did just that with her family of four. Melissa, her husband, and 2 children took a four month 'mini-retirement' that included a road trip, spending one month in Ecuador, and another month in El Salvador. She decided to take …
 
Learning new words is undoubtedly the foundation of learning any new language. Expanding your vocabulary enhances your ability to express yourself and understand others. Most language learners tend to rely on reading alone to grow their vocabulary, but this is a mistake that can hinder progress developing other language skills. Listen to this episo…
 
Listen to the Episode + Get Show Notes: https://www.learnspanishconsalsa.com/127 Are you spending most of your time watching telenovelas or racking up points on a language app? If so, and you're no longer at the beginner level -- then you might be wasting your time. Listen to this episode to find out the 3 things you should stop doing right now at …
 
Listen to the Episode + Get Show Notes: https://www.learnspanishconsalsa.com/126 Our guest this week is polyglot Olly Richards. He is a language educator and author from the UK who speaks 8 languages. Olly started a blog called I Will Teach You A Language, and since then he’s developed the StoryLearning®️ method - a new way to learn languages throu…
 
Listen to the Episode + Learn Spanish Vocabulary for Dancers @ https://www.learnspanishconsalsa.com/125 Nuestros invitados de este episodio son Alex y Desiree, bailarines profesionales especializados en baile de estilo latino. Se asociaron en 2015 para compartir su pasión con el mundo. Alex y Desiree se han convertido en la pareja líder que represe…
 
In this episode we continue the Black Expat series with an interview with Tennay Davis Porter and Troy Porter. In our conversation, Tennay and Troy explain how they started traveling and why they decided to move to Puerto Rico. They talk about the cost of living in Puerto Rico, where you can find the best food, and which neighborhoods can live in w…
 
Listen to the Episode + Get Show Notes: https://www.learnspanishconsalsa.com/123 In this episode, our guest is bachata singer Henry Santos. He shares with us the meaning of his new song Una Mentirita and his experience meeting his cousin Romeo Santos and becoming part of the group Aventura. In our conversation, we talk about his career as a solo ar…
 
En este episodio nuestra invitada es Nayeli Mulatto, ella es mexicana y COO en Zaloa languages. Ella nos cuenta cómo fue que decidió aprender otros idiomas y a enseñarlos a las personas.Hablamos sobre las principales culturas indígenas de México, las diferentes lenguas y dialectos que se hablan en México e influencia de las culturas indígenas en la…
 
Leila Cobo is the author of the book Decoding 'Despacito' and vice president and Latin industry lead at Billboard. She shares a behind-the-scenes look at some of the biggest Latin hits of the past fifty years, including her favorite stories from artists like Selena, Willie Colón, Juan Luis Guerra, and Shakira! Note: This interview is in English and…
 
Do you feel like you will always be a beginner? Are you afraid to talk to a native Spanish speaker? Or have you been learning Spanish but are still embarrassed to speak it? In this episode we'll give you some tips to help you overcome those fears and how being consistent will help you become a successful language learner. Jael and Maribel from the …
 
If you're thinking about traveling to a Spanish-speaking country this summer, I know you'll want to be able to chat with native speakers while you're there. There are specific tactics you can use to help you improve your Spanish so you'll be prepared to chat with the locals. Listen to this episode before you book your next trip abroad. Show Notes: …
 
In English, we use the verb ‘to have’ in many different ways -- from ‘I have a new job’ to ‘I have been there before’ or ‘I have to go.’ But in Spanish, there’s more than one verb for ‘to have’ -- and in this week’s episode I’m going to share with you 3 different ways to say ‘to have’ in Spanish using a genre of Cuban music that you might not have …
 
En este episodio centramos nuestra conversación en cómo se habla el español en Cuba, que es de donde es Yohenia. Ella nos comparte 10 palabras y expresiones diferentes que son exclusivamente cubanas. In this episode we focus our conversation on how Spanish is spoken in Cuba, which is where Yohenia is from. She shares with us 10 different words and …
 
Sign up to be a supporter of the show get access to transcripts for all 100+ episodes of the Learn Spanish Con Salsa podcast. Show your support at https://www.learnspanishconsalsa.com/support Show Notes: https://www.learnspanishconsalsa.com/116 > LEAVE US A RATING & REVIEW (click here) Let us know how we're doing por favor! Leave us a rating & revi…
 
When Lindsay Williams decided to spend a year traveling throughout Latin America, she had a desire to connect with people and experience the real culture of every country she visited. Driven by a desire to learn the lyrics to her favorite Shakira song, Lindsay learned Spanish and talks about how knowing the language enriched her travel experiences.…
 
We're breaking down the lyrics to the song Medicina de Amor by Dominican singer Raulín Rodríguez. Learn different ways to use the Spanish preposition de, and how to recognize the future tense in Spanish. Sign up to be a supporter of the show and get the full lyrics to the song with translation, PLUS access transcripts for all 100+ episodes of the L…
 
Adalia Aborisade is not your typical expat. She left the US in 2016 and moved with her daughter and dog to Honduras. She has since settled in Mexico City, opting to retire to city life instead of white sand beaches. In our conversation, Adalia shares her experiences living abroad while Black, including: ✔️ what happened when she had to interact wit…
 
En este episodio, regresa Kesia Sosa para compartirnos como se celebra el día de la independencia en la República Dominicana. Ella explica un poquito sobre la historia de República Dominicana y la relación complicada entre el país y su vecino Haiti que comparten la misma isla. Escucha temporada 2 del podcast Dominican Spanish 101 at dominicanspanis…
 
In this episode, I'm answering a listener question that you may have been thinking about lately. Christen asked how she can learn Spanish with her husband and two daughters. I give 5 tips for how to learn Spanish as a family, ideas for activities in Spanish you can do together, and several resources to help you get started. Go to our show notes pag…
 
Latasha Moore went from waiting anxiously to finding out if she qualified for a study abroad program to applying for her first bilingual job, and finally starting her own business. In our conversation, we talk about: What qualifications you really need to work abroad (*spoiler alert: you DON'T need to pass any difficult exams to do it) How cultural…
 
In 2016, Daniel packed up everything to move from the San Francisco Bay Area to Medellín, Colombia. He soon found that having conversations with the locals in Spanish beyond basic interactions was a challenge. Drawing up his experience with language learning and the tech world, he began to experiment with the idea of creating a solution for interme…
 
Jamila Ball is a Spanish linguist specializing in Black-centric language coaching that promotes intercultural connections in the African diaspora. In our conversation, Jamila shares: Why your identity and cultural competency can be assets that make you more marketable How to get started as a linguist, interpreter, or translator -- even if it's a pr…
 
Learn the lyrics to the salsa song El día de mi suerte by Hector Lavoe. You'll learn how to easily identify Spanish verbs in the future tense and imperfect past tense. Plus, there's some tricky grammar in the song that we'll help you identify and learn how to use in daily conversation. Show Notes: https://www.learnspanishconsalsa.com/107 This episo…
 
In this episode we continue the Black Expat series with an interview with Kayla Rodriguez, a member of Spanish Con Salsa who started learning with us and has recently moved to the Dominican Republic. In this interview, Kayla talks all about why she decided to move to the DR. She tells us a bit about the expat community there and how they adjust to …
 
If you haven't been feeling motivated to study Spanish lately and you want to get unstuck, today's episode is for you. You'll get to hear part of a coaching call I had with Jessica, and how we helped her find time to start studying Spanish regularly even though she's working 6 days a week. We take a deep dive into her schedule, and talk about the b…
 
Do you know the difference between quedar and quedarse? How about when to use sentir vs. sentirse? If you're not 100% sure, listen to this week's episode. I'll be breaking down the differences between some of this commonly confused Spanish verbs the the lyrics to the song Baila esta cumbia by Selena. If you haven't been watching the Selena series o…
 
Have you ever wondered what exactly 'wepa' means? Well, you're in luck. Spanish Con Salsa language coach Nahomy Irizarry is from Puerto Rico and she fills us in on the 2 ways this familiar phrase is used. She also shares common Puerto Rican Spanish greetings and how to respond like a native speaker. Finally, Nahomy shares the unique ways to say goo…
 
Can you imagine living on only $300 USD/month? That's exactly what Jamarr Black did when he first moved to Cali, Colombia. In part 2 of our conversation, Jamarr shares how much money you need to live comfortably in Cali--including the cost of health care. I asked him about the best places to dance salsa in the area, and how Americans are treated by…
 
The Black Expat series continues with a spotlight on Colombia. In my interview with Jamarr Black, he shares why he decided to leave his job as a technical writer in Washington, DC to move to Cali, Colombia and how he got there on a $5 flight. He also talks about how he overcame the frustration of being the only non-native Spanish speaker in a conve…
 
This week, we're celebrating our 100th episode! Our listeners share their favorite moments from the show, and we break down the lyrics to the song Bachata en Fukuoka by Dominican artist Juan Luis Guerra with a very special guest. Learn about the passive voice in Spanish plus a few Japanese phrases from this multilingual song. Show Notes: https://ww…
 
Interview with Errol de Jesus, a trilingual copywriter, author, and translator who speaks English, Spanish, and Japanese. Errol is the founder of Morenita Mommy, a blog where she shares her experiences as a Black mother raising a multicultural family. She's also the author of the new book Melanintro to Languages, a guide to multilingual parenting, …
 
Learn about words that are both masculine AND feminine in Spanish with the salsa song La cura by Frankie Ruiz. You'll also learn an easy hack for how to form adverbs--words that describe actions. Show Notes: https://www.learnspanishconsalsa.com/98 Links Sign up to be a show supporter at learnspanishconsalsa.com/support and get transcripts and exclu…
 
Learn how to use the future tense in Spanish with the salsa song Llorarás by Oscar D'Leon. We'll also review some common phrases in the future tense from the song lyrics, and an opportunity for how you can take your Spanish learning further. Show Notes: https://www.learnspanishconsalsa.com/97 Links Click here to register for Learn Spanish with Musi…
 
This week you get to hear part 2 of my conversation with Kai Ceasire from the YouTube Channel Kai's Foreign Adventures where you can find anything and everything you want to know about moving to Spain. We talk about how the lifestyle and Spanish spoken in the Canary islands differs from mainland Spain, including access to Wi-Fi and nightlife. Kai a…
 
Do you dream about leaving everything behind and moving to a Spanish-speaking country? If you're thinking about taking the leap, then you'll want to hear Kai Cesaire's story. Kai runs a YouTube channel called Kai's Foreign Adventures where you can find out anything you need to know about moving to and living in Spain from the experience of an Afric…
 
This week our guest is Kim Haas, Executive Producer, Host & Creator of Afro-Latino Travels with Kim Haas. Premiering on PBS during Hispanic Heritage Month, this groundbreaking TV series captures the heart and soul of Afro-Latino culture by exploring the history, art, music, dance, cuisine, and more that African descendants brought to Central and So…
 
This week our guest is Kim Haas, Executive Producer, Host & Creator of Afro-Latino Travels with Kim Haas. Premiering on PBS during Hispanic Heritage Month, this groundbreaking TV series captures the heart and soul of Afro-Latino culture by exploring the history, art, music, dance, cuisine, and more that African descendants brought to Central and So…
 
Learn Puerto Rican Spanish from the lyrics of an amazing salsa song by Héctor Lavoe. Spanish Con Salsa team member Nahomy Irizarry joins us to break down the meaning of the lyrics to Mi gente. She also gives us the meaning of the uniquely Puerto Rican Spanish words used in the song. Show Notes: https://www.learnspanishconsalsa.com/92 Book a Lesson …
 
My crazy travel story continues as I end up being rerouted to Argentina on my way to Brazil. After being deported by federal police, I find myself in a city I'd never planned to visit with nowhere to say. Find out how my own blog and a chance encounter with a security guard and helped me survive my unexpected visit to Buenos Aires trying to get a v…
 
This is part 1 of the new series: Historias de viaje (Travel Stories). I’m sharing my real life (crazy) travel stories. In this first installment, I talk about my trip to Rio de Janerio. I wanted to go to Carnival, but I ended up taking an unexpected detour to another country after being detained by federal police in Brazil. Want to know how I avoi…
 
In this episode, you'll learn new vocabulary from the salsa song Cali Pachanguero by Alberto Barros. We'll explore a few uses of the subjunctive, and different ways to use the word "que" in Spanish. You can find the full lyrics to the song, plus translation and quizzes, at https://yabla.com/salsa (Sign up with this link to claim your 15-Day Free Tr…
 
Aprender cómo se usa el subjuntivo en español para expresar deseos. Vamos a ver ejemplos de la canción "Ojalá que llueva café" por Juan Luis Guerra. Escucha Ojalá que llueva café Show Notes: Ve a learnspanishconsalsa.com/13 para los apuntes de este episodio y la transcripción. *** Get Your 15-Day Free Trial of Yabla at https://yabla.com/salsa *** T…
 
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