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While Spanish is one of the most popular languages for expats, many are also learning French, Portuguese, Italian, Chinese and even English. Language learning requires a real determination. It is often a work in progress for many years. While Pimsleurs is a popular choice there are lots of books and courses to learn Spanish. Sometimes, complete immersion is the best.

Recent Language Learning Posts:

When Do I Use the Spanish Tú or Usted?

Expat Hacks, Language Learning, Living in Ecuador

When do I use the Spanish tú or usted? This a very common question that comes up among expats learning Spanish. What Does Tú and Usted Mean in English? Both tú and usted are Spanish for the word: you. Unlike in English, the word “you” in Spanish comes in two varieties: tú (informal) and usted (formal). And while the rules might [...]

What is the best book to learn Spanish? Choosing the best book can help accelerate your learning process. In this post, you’ll read about 11 books for learning Spanish – and which one is our readers top choice in 2017. But first, a little about our methodology. How We Choose the Best Book To Learn Spanish [...]

If you’re learning Spanish, you’ve probably heard of Madrigal’s Magic Key To Spanish. It’s our readers favorite Spanish learning book. We’ve seen 600+ purchases just from mentioning this book in an overview post. The week we arrived in Ecuador, someone loaned us their copy because they said it was the best book to get us started. It’s the [...]

9 Time-Finding Hacks for Language Learning

Expat Hacks, Language Learning

Are you learning a foreign language? One of the most frustrating things about language learning is finding the time for it. Learning a new language can seem overwhelming, especially if you are only exposed to it when you leave your house to pick up your groceries. But when you start listening to it in the [...]

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