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Ways to Learn Spanish

Could I Eat My Spanish Lesson? – Part 2

by Chief Spanish Learner on November 9, 2015

I really liked the idea of trying to learn Spanish while making a delicious Spanish dish, so I continued despite my first search not working out so well. This time I found three videos for learning Spanish and Spanish cooking. 1) Here’s a fun short video from Happy Hour Spanish on cooking cooking “Tortilla de […]

Could I Eat My Spanish Lesson? – Part 1

by Chief Spanish Learner on October 30, 2015

As someone who likes learning Spanish while doing something else at the same time, I wondered whether people could learn new Spanish words by watching Spanish cooking shows. I Googled Spanish Cooking Shows and got 10 or so links to try out. But they were all geared towards Spanish speakers. The chefs are speaking Spanish […]

New Ways to Learn Spanish in 2014

by Chief Spanish Learner on January 20, 2014

So up until 2014, ‘No-Work Spanish’ had meant No-Work Spanish audiobooks, period. But I’ve decided to offer a wider range of products. I still plan to produce more No-Work Spanish audiobooks, but I’m adding other ways for learning Spanish that meet the original goals. The idea behind No-Work Spanish was to explore new ways to […]

The Race – La Carrera: Iditarod

by Chief Spanish Learner on March 11, 2013

So, I said previously that I would post a topic and learn 3 words in Spanish related to it. This week I’m passionately following the Iditarod. So my three words about it are: race – la carrera – click to hear pronounciation exciting – emocionante click to hear pronounciation cold… no, “very cold” – muy […]

A Debate About Learning Spanish

by Chief Spanish Learner on December 6, 2011

While I generally think that Lee Binz has good ideas, I have to disagree with several points in her recent post, “Foreign Language is like Weight Watchers”. To begin at the beginning, she says, “Learning a new language is work.” I disagree. I have learned a significant amount of Spanish through No-Work Spanish audiobooks, which […]

Practice Speaking Spanish while Traveling in Spain

by Chief Spanish Learner on November 19, 2011

I know I’m not alone when thinking that while it would be great to practice speaking Spanish in Spain, that I’m worried people will find my limited Spanish irritating. So I asked a Spanish native (I’ll tell you who later) about this issue and here is her reply: I know for sure that people in […]

New Way to Learn Spanish Dates Back to 1884

by Chief Spanish Learner on 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 […]

What Spanish Words Should I Learn First?

by Chief Spanish Learner on 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 […]

Easiest Way to Learn Spanish Gets Another Boost

by Chief Spanish Learner on 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 […]

Where to Practice Speaking Spanish on Holiday

by Chief Spanish Learner on 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 […]