October 4, 2019
Hola! Me alegra mucho estar de vuelta. I am very happy to be back podcasting about Spanish grammar! My last grammar podcasts were in June, when we covered Spanish verbs with prepositions. In this lesson, we are going to learn why the adjective sometimes goes before the noun in Spanish.Where have I been all summer?I […]
June 6, 2019
Welcome to another lesson covering Spanish Verbs. In this Spanish grammar audio lesson, we practice using common Spanish verbs with prepositions. As with all my audio lessons, I invite you to speak Spanish with me.  This lesson will focus on verbs with prepositions, followed by the infinitive of another verb.  For example, Verbo + Preposición […]
May 17, 2019
This episode is a rerun from my Medical Spanish Podcast. If you have already heard it there, I do have more to come for the Spanish Grammar Podcast. I will be back within the week to cover common verbs followed by prepositions. Ever wonder why people from Spanish-speaking countries have long names? Today’s episode is […]
May 16, 2019
Ready to give some recommendations in Spanish for a healthy pregnancy? In today’s lesson, we will practice recommendations regarding healthy weight gain and caffeine intake during pregnancy. In the upcoming premium lessons, we will learn Spanish for a healthy diet during pregnancy and avoidance of toxic substances such as alcohol and tobacco. Finally, we will […]
October 11, 2018
In this audio lesson, we practice when to use the Spanish verbs TRAER and LLEVAR.  TRAER is used to say “to bring” and LLEVAR is used to say “to bring” or “to take.” Unlike their English counterparts, the Spanish verbs TRAER and LLEVAR imply a certain direction of movement. This can be a bit confusing […]
June 29, 2018
This free Spanish audio lesson introduces the “Giving Directions in Spanish” series at As requested by Bien, a listener, we are going to practice giving directions in Spanish within a hospital. First, we will review the vocabulary. Then, we will put this vocabulary to use to give directions in Spanish. Normally we are speaking […]
July 26, 2017
Do you know when to use POR vs PARA? Today’s podcast is a quiz on the Spanish prepositions POR y PARA. It kicks off a series of audio lessons that will cover these two prepositions at Audio Quiz Want to learn more? Subscribe to the premium audio lessons at This quiz introduces a […]
July 8, 2017
Learn Grammar with the Medical Spanish Podcast This podcast reviews some of the grammar points covered during an interview I did for the Medical Spanish Podcast. I interviewed folk healer, Francisco Chavajay, while studying at the San Pedro Spanish School in Guatemala. The clinical dialogues and interviews presented in the Medical Spanish Podcast provide an effective […]
April 10, 2017
This is my first free podcast since September and my first free grammar podcast for over a year! As many of you know I host two podcasts: the Spanish Grammar Review and the Medical Spanish Podcast. In 2016, I finished up the premium series on the Subjunctive for the grammar podcast and then kept busy […]
February 26, 2017
Are you ready to take on some advanced Spanish grammar? This audio quiz reviews the material covered in the following premium audio lessons. Subjunctive 15 – Conditional (If… then… ) Statements About the Present Subjunctive 16 – Conditional Statements About the Past Subjunctive 17 – The Subjunctive Following “Como Si” Subjunctive 18 – The Subjunctive Following […]
December 6, 2015
This audio lesson is a quiz on the use of the subjunctive in adverbial clauses. It reviews the material covered in the following premium lessons. Subjunctive 10 and 11 – Conjunctions that Require the Subjunctive (e.g. a menos que, con tal que) Subjunctive 12 and 13 – Adverbial Clauses of Time Subjunctive 14 – Adverbial […]
March 26, 2015
This podcast is a quiz that reviews what we covered in the premium podcasts: Subjunctive 7 and 8. A subordinate adjective clause describes a noun or pronoun in the main clause of a sentence. When it describes something KNOWN AND SPECIFIC, we use the INDICATIVE. When the subordinate adjective clause describes something NOT YET IDENTIFIED, […]
December 5, 2014
Do you know when to use the subjunctive in Noun Clauses? If not, you’ve come to the right place. Learn to identify the noun clause in a sentence and then when to use the subjunctive vs the indicative within the noun clause. We cover this in depth in the Subjunctive series offered through the Spanish […]
September 5, 2014
Take this audio quiz and see how well you conjugate the Spanish subjunctive. In our series on the Spanish subjunctive, we tackle a comprehensive review of the subjunctive through 20 premium interactive audio lessons, and I promise you will not be bored. In the first 3 lessons of this course, we review The conjugation of […]
November 7, 2012
Learn the different uses of the Spanish verb ACABAR. In this audio lesson we practice using the verb ACABAR in different grammatical constructs to mean different things. ACABAR + DE + INFINITIVE = to have just done something Acabo de hablar con mamá. (I just spoke to mom.) Acabamos de comer. (We have just eaten.) […]
September 24, 2012
In this audio lesson we practice phrases describing body language in Spanish. While reading in Spanish recently, I took note of several phrases describing gestures or body language, so I decided to make a podcast out of them. First, we’ll practice naming the gestures in Spanish and then we’ll use them in sentences. Common Gestures in […]
September 4, 2012
Expressing the Duration of an Action or Event That Continues to Occur In this audio lesson, we practice three different time expressions in Spanish to describe something that started in the past and continues into the present. For example: “I have been studying Spanish for years.” In English, we use the present perfect tense, “I […]
June 23, 2012
Do you know when to use SER vs ESTAR? Some of you may remember my original Spanish Grammar Review podcast that I started in 2007. I took a break to focus on the Medical Spanish Podcast and resumed podcasting about Spanish grammar in June of 2012. In this first podcast of the “new” Spanish Grammar […]
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