New Way to Learn Spanish Dates Back to 1884

October 25, 2011

A new way to learn Spanish that dates back to 1884? Yes, that’s right, not a typo, 1884. I had never heard this story, but apparently back in the 1800’s there was a man, James Henry Worman who came up with an idea for a ‘new’ way to learn a foreign language. His method used […]

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What Spanish Words Should I Learn First?

October 4, 2011

I came across an interesting article talking about a study done by Mark Davies at Brigham Young University — which says, among other things that learning the top 2000 most frequently used words in Spanish will allow you to understand 84% of written non-fiction, 86.1% for written fiction, and 92.7% of oral speech. I decided […]

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Easiest Way to Learn Spanish Gets Another Boost

September 21, 2011

After more delays than a road trip on Thanksgiving weekend, The Case of the Missing Poodle, the third title in No-Work Spanish’s audiobook collection is available. I know I’m biased, but I think it’s been worth the wait. We added a new voice, Chip Wood, who reads the Dad voice with wonderful calm that contrasts […]

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Where to Practice Speaking Spanish on Holiday

June 20, 2011

In my last post, I talked about improving your Spanish pronunciation and confidence speaking Spanish. While the methods I listed are good, a MUCH more fun and effective way to practice speaking Spanish is to do so by traveling to Spanish-speaking countries, hopefully while on a nice vacation. I’m not exactly a globe-trotter, so when […]

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Spanish Pronunciation: Do You Hesitate to Speak Spanish?

June 18, 2011

There are a lot of reasons people want to improve their pronunciation of Spanish words when they are learning Spanish. Many people learning Spanish hesitate to speak Spanish, afraid that they sound unintelligible, awkward, or simply like someone who still belongs in Spanish 101 on Day 1. So here are a couple ways to get […]

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No-Work Spanish Customer Reviews

June 3, 2011

Cinco de Mayo brought a whole bunch of new No-Work Spanish customer reviews with lots of enthusiastic new users (my next update will be to the testimonial page). There were also some repeated suggestions that I’ll be working into future versions of the product. 1) Many people like to have a written copy of what […]

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Why I Do Like Facebook

May 4, 2011

Having posted about why I don’t like Facebook, now I’ll balance with a reason that I do like Facebook. It is very easy to post a question to people, such as: What’s the hardest part of learning a foreign language? Go on…. give an answer. I posted this on another forum and so far, that […]

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Why I Don’t Like Facebook

March 5, 2011

I finally figured out what I don’t like about Facebook. There, I’ve said it, I don’t like Facebook. I don’t like Facebook because it’s too public. I feel as though I am 4 years old and my mother has brought me to a new preschool and plopped me down to “make new friends.” As I […]

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Reviewing for Your Spanish Regents Exam?

January 11, 2011

With the New York State Spanish Regents exam scheduled for Wednesday January 26th, teens across New York are busy reviewing… or procrastinating reviewing. Whether you are one of them or just happen to be someone looking for a Spanish practice test, I’ve got some links you may be interested in. First, just yesterday on this […]

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Links to Info About Learning Spanish

December 30, 2010

Just calling attention to the fact that I added a section, “Links about Learning Spanish” over in the right-hand column. I did this after running across a great blog about learning Spanish. Its author, Andrew, says he’s …still in the process of figuring this stuff out (learning Spanish), so this isn’t so much the professor […]

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