There are only 2 regular silent letters in the Spanish language. But, you’ll need to be careful with both of these letters because they are silent in some words and pronounced in others. In addition, when I say ‘regular’ silent letters I’m referring to the pronunciation of traditional Spanish words, not words that have been […]
How much do you know notice? Did you know that the ability to notice is a skill you can improve? In this week's tip you will learn how to improve your ability to notice and how to transfer this skill to language learning?
The guest for this week's mindset podcast is Chris Broholm. Chris is a native of Denmark and speaks Danish, English and German. He is currently learning Russian and Esperanto. This week he talks about his learning process and how you can improve yours.
Do your conversations in Spanish flow? Or do they get caught up? Having the ability to make a conversation grow is a key skill for developing conversation skills in another language. In this episode we look at one tip to help your Spanish conversations.
In this episode I take a look at the very tricky spanish prepositions of position. Prepositions are tough but with the examples from today you should be in a good position to get them right when you next need to use them in context.
In this mindset episode I interview the person who inspired me to get my start in language learning. Ruan De Witt is an accomplished language learning and in this mindset episode he shares his best tips for learning a language and staying motivated.
For this week's mindset podcast, I have invited on a Real Fast Spanish Tips listener. Amy Whitney is a Spanish student from Canada. On the show she discusses why she learning Spanish, she covers some of her biggest hurdles and how she has overcome them.
In this theoretical tip we are going to look at quedar vs quedarse. We are going to look at the differences between the reflexive and non-reflexive forms for the verb and a few of the common contexts for it's use.
This week we continue the mini series on common spanish verbs. Echar is the focus of the this episode and it is another versatile that can be used in a number of different contexts. There is one in particular that you definitely need to know.
In this week's mindset topic, I ask you to consider your process for learning Spanish vocabulary. Does your current process involve a deliberate strategy for acquiring new vocabulary or an emergent one?
This week we take a specific look at the translation of 'was'. This translation can be tough because you need to consider the two past tenses as well as when to use 'ser' or 'estar'. We will tackle this problem with a heap of examples.
In this tip we will look at improving focus. How would better focus affect your language acquisition. This episode is part one of a two part series on focus. This part is about improving focus when it comes to our emotions.
This week we take a look at excuses. We probably know that we shouldn't be making excuses but there is a better way to make them. Listen to today's episode to see how you can make an excuse in a powerful way.
In this week's podcast we take a look at the use of the Spanish future tense. This tense is also known in spanish as the 'futuro imperfecto'. We will give a few examples of this tense and explain how it compares with the compound phrase 'ir a'.
In this week's mindset tip we will be looking at a different way of setting new year's resolution. If you aren't listening to this during december, it doesn't matter. This tip can be applied at any time of year.
In today's episode we will discuss the most common past tense in Spanish. We give some examples of a few regular verbs. As well as one extremely useful irregular verb for talking about conversations in the past.
In this week's theoretical episode we will be looking at Spanish false friends. We will look at a few common false friends that every spanish student needs to know. We will also look a few phrasal false friends.
In today's mindset tip I will be looking at the idea of comparison and competition. And that healthy competition means playing a game that you can win. And there is no better competition than yourself.
In this week's theoretical tip we will be looking at how to use of the past perfect tense in Spanish. We will provide a few examples and another Spanish dialogue about things we used to do when we were young.
This week in the theoretical podcast we will be looking at some common ways of reacting to what you have heard. We focus on some of the most common reactions to allow you to respond to a variety of situations.
In this episode of Real Fast Spanish Tips I will be discussing the best time of day to study. I will look at how you know what this time of day is. And how you can use this to maximise your study efforts.
In today's podcast we take a deep dive into a mindset topic. The topic of accountability. In this tip we look at what it is and how to use it. Are you using accountability in your Spanish training? Do you need to? And if so how can you incorporate it to propel your Spanish forward?
Today's podcast is super exciting. We welcome the first guest to the Real Fast Spanish Tips Podcast. Our first guest is Arantxa Flórez. She is one of my best friends from Spain. She has an amazing Spanish accent and brings a lot of local knowledge. Enjoy!
In today's episode I take a look at some of the things that didn't work for me. I look at how some tips and techniques didn't really help with learning spanish. I also look at how sifting through what doesn't work helps get you to the things that do work.
In today's episode we will be taking a closer look at the word 'llevar'. This word is used in a number of different contexts. We will be looking at 3 useful examples and one in particular that is extremely useful for getting to know someone.
In this episode of the Real Fast Spanish Tips podcast we will be looking at expressing frequency in Spanish. We will step through 15 different ways of expressing how often something occurs from the least frequency to most frequent.
Today we look at expectations and how they affect your language learning mindset. We will look at and distinguish between the two main types of expectations. We will discuss which one you should use and which one you should avoid. Look for the key question that you should be asking yourself to be empowered and in control of your Spanish journey.
In today's episode of the Real Fast Spanish Tips podcast we will be looking at cause and effect. There are 5 common ways to express the link between cause and effect in Spanish sentences. Listen to today's episode to find out what they are and how to use them.
In this episode I tell the story of our experience on El Día De La Paloma. We had a hometown friend come to stay with us in Madrid and we wanted to show her an authentic immersion experience. Have a listen to today's episode to see what happened.
In this episode of the Real Fast Spanish Tips Podcast, we will discuss how you should say negative sentences in Spanish. We will also look at how negative sentences in Spanish are different to English and what to look out for.
In this theoretical episode of the Real fast Spanish tips podcast I will cover two useful Spanish grammar hacking sentences. These two sentences make use of indirect object pronouns so we will be looking at these in more detail as well.
As logical follow up to last weeks theoretical podcast on comparatives. This week we will be looking at superlatives. There will also be a listener question and a few additional things that were missed in last weeks podcast.
In the latest episode of the Real Fast Spanish tips podcast, we will be looking at a common Spanish word that can be used in a number of different contexts. One of the reasons that this word causes students trouble is that it can mean slightly different things in different scenarios. But is a high […]