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Best Way to Learn Spanish: Beginners Guide [Immersion, Books, Classes]

Looking for the best way to learn Spanish? This guide will help you learn about the primary ways to learn Spanish, and help you choose the one that’s best for you. In this guide, you’ll also get the resources and Spanish basics to learn Spanish for beginners. Author is an English-speaking Canadian who moved to Ecuador …

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The Best Book to Learn Spanish (Reader’s Choice 2021)

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 reader’s top choice in 2021. But first, a little about our methodology. How We Choose the Best Book To Learn …

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Pimsleur Spanish Review (My Favorite Way to Learn Spanish)

How’s your Spanish? No doubt you have heard about the Pimsleur Spanish course. In this post, I’ll review the Pimsleur Spanish course.  The Pimsleur Method (developed by Dr. Paul Pimsleur) is popular among travelers, expats, and business people – and is my favorite way to learn Spanish. When we first moved to Ecuador I was really …

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3 Ways to Learn Spanish in Ecuador (What Worked for Us)

For many travelers, the main reason for being in Cuenca is to learn Spanish. Noted by many as one of the better areas to learn Spanish – in part because of the locals slower pace of speaking (especially when compared to other Latin American countries) Cuenca is a hub for foreigners studying Spanish. How to …

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11 Spanish Learning Books and Courses We Used (Print and Audio)

Despite Ecuador being a Spanish country, we are asked if it’s necessary to learn Spanish before moving. The short answer is: “No, you don’t have to learn before you move.” We didn’t and we got by fine. But if you do learn Spanish (even in a basic form) before you move, life will be much easier. 11 …

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How to Order Food in Spanish (Simple Restaurant Phrases, Questions)

Planning a trip and not sure how to order food in Spanish? In this post and video, you’ll learn the basics of ordering food in Spanish. Prefer a printed list? Jump to the end of the post for 11 Spanish phrases to use at a restaurant. How to Order Food in Spanish Ordering food at …

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How to Pronounce the Letters B and V in Spanish

Confused about how to pronounce the letters B and V in Spanish? In this post, you’ll learn the difference and how to pronounce each one. How to Pronounce the Letters B & V in Spanish Correctly Pronounce the Letters B and V in Spanish In Spanish, the letters “b” and “v” can be confusing to us native …

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When Do I Use the Spanish Tú or Usted?

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 …

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How to Say the Letters and Sounds in Spanish

Curious about how to say the letters and sounds in Spanish? Grab a coffee and let’s learn this right now! This video will teach you the basic Spanish letters and sounds in less than 12 minutes. This is both a great introduction and review. Something I love about Spanish is that the pronunciation is always the …

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Madrigal’s Magic Key to Spanish: Gringo Book Review

If you’re learning Spanish, you’ve probably heard of Madrigal’s Magic Key To Spanish. It’s our reader’s 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 book …

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