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Learn Spanish free with music-based Spanish lessons and conversations. The best way to learn Spanish and become fluent is through immersion in the culture. Learn to speak Spanish like a native speaker with real-life conversations in Latin American Spanish without boring grammar textbooks. Whether you're a Spanish beginner or intermediate Spanish learner, you'll learn Spanish quickly listening to this podcast. Learning Spanish for adults can be fun, so let us help you go from Spanish beginner ...
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The Let’s Talk Spanish podcast is the place to learn conversational Spanish - we don’t do grammar here! Host Shandon Williams learned Spanish himself as a second language and with 15 years of experience studying and living in Spanish-speaking countries, he knows what really works. Episodes, spoken in Spanish, cover a huge range of everyday topics including travel, technology and music, exposing you to words and phrases that’ll be useful in daily life and improving your understanding. It’s pe ...
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In this episode we chat with Sherly from Puerto Rico 🇵🇷 and Kesia from the Dominican Republic 🇩🇴 to uncover the differences and similarities between these two cultures. Learn the fun and unique slang used on each island and pick up tips on understanding and speaking Caribbean Spanish like a local. In this episode you’ll learn: How to say words like…
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In this episode we meet Sherly from Puerto Rico, a new member of the Spanish con Salsa team, who talks about her challenges and experiences in learning multiple languages. 🌍 Sherly tells us about the Puerto Rican culture such as Christmas traditions, the use of Spanglish in everyday life, and the most popular musical genres: Bomba, Plena, and Regga…
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We’re celebrating our 200th episode! 🎉 Join the Spanish con Salsa team for an engaging conversation en español. Whether you're a beginner or an intermediate learner, this is a great chance for you to practice your listening skills with Spanish Language Coaches Jael, Marla, and Yohenia as they discuss different topics. 👂🏽 Listen to the episode to: H…
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In this episode, we learn 14 different ways to say goodbye to someone in Cuba. 🇨🇺 Kelly talks about why Cubans say goodbye in these ways and also how you can ask someone to leave. 👉🏾🚪 In this episode you’ll learn: When and who you should use certain farewell expressions with in Cuba 👋🏾 An expression that you should not repeat outside of Cuba to say…
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In this episode we focus on grammar, specifically on one of the easiest past tenses in Spanish to remember. 🧠 We learn how simple it can be to start using this tense in conversations, even if it's not always grammatically perfect. 💬 In this episode you’ll learn: The most common use for the imperfect 🔍 How to make sure you’re not using the wrong ver…
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In this episode, Yohenia shows us a very popular song from Cuba due to its great historical significance. 🇨🇺 Let's listen to the lyrics of the song Guantanamera, a Cuban classic of the musical genre Son. 🎶 In this episode you’ll learn: The difference between the musical genres Son and Salsa 💃🏾 Cuban vocabulary: words like Guajira, Guano and Guantan…
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In this episode, we talk about how you can go from a Spanish learner to a Spanish speaker. 🗣💬 We talk with Maribel about the best ways to improve your fluency in Spanish in a fun and effective way. ✅ In this episode you’ll learn: The key to improving your fluency in Spanish 🔑 The mistakes many people make when setting up a learning goal 🚫 The diffe…
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In this episode, Maribel shares her experiences traveling through South America and discovering the different existing accents. 🌎 She also tells us what to do when we don't understand what someone says in Spanish. 🤔 In this episode you will learn: The easiest way to start conversations in Spanish 👥💬 The difference between accents from Colombia and …
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In this episode, Kelly shows us a very energetic song about Cuban identity. 🇨🇺 Cuba Isla Bella by Orishas has different musical genres 🎶 and talks about that even if you are in another country, you will always be Cuban. 🌎 In this episode you’ll learn: Differences between musical genres: Salsa and Timba 🎼 Cuban phrases, like “tírate un paso” 💬 El Ca…
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In this episode we meet Kelly, a new member of the Spanish con Salsa team, who tells us how she learned English and stories about her country. 🗣🌍 She also tells us about the reality of Cuba and how she managed to move to another English-speaking country, but remains proud of her Cuban nationality. 🇨🇺 In this episode you’ll learn: How to say “swag” …
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In this episode we take a look at the lyrics of the reggaeton song Qué Pena by Maluma and J Balvin, very famous Colombian singers. 🎤 We talk about the two different ways to say to know in Spanish and how we use it depending on the situation. In this episode you’ll learn: How to use the verbs saber vs. conocer – and a quick way to know when to use w…
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In this episode, host Tamara Marie dives into the song “Las Caras Lindas” 🎶 by Ismael Rivera, a renowned salsa singer from Puerto Rico. Against the backdrop of Black History Month, we delve into the significance of Afro-Latino culture in Latin America, particularly Puerto Rico. Through dissecting the lyrics of the song and giving you a taste of the…
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Adalia Aborisade is not your typical expat. She left the US in 2016 and moved with her daughter and dog to Honduras. She has since settled in Mexico City, opting to retire to city life instead of white sand beaches. In our conversation, Adalia shares her experiences living abroad while Black, including: ✔️ what happened when she had to interact wit…
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Do you ever get nervous when someone asks you a question in Spanish? Has your mind ever gone completely blank when you're trying to respond, even if you KNOW you know what you want to say? In this episode, you'll hear from Dani Dancing -- a Spanish learner like you who was able to shed her fear of speaking Spanish and get more comfortable having co…
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In this episode, we're zooming into the virtual world of communication! 🗨 Whether you've been navigating Zoom calls for work, catching up with friends, or taking online Spanish lessons, we've got some spicy tips to help you sound more like a native speaker. You'll learn the following: How to check in with your conversation partner if you can't hear…
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Have you ever wondered how a casual text conversation looks in Spanish? Or maybe you've received a text from a Spanish-speaking friend and found yourself puzzled by some abbreviations or slang? ¡No te preocupes! (no worries!) In today's episode, we're uncovering 14 must-know phrases that will make you a natural at texting in Spanish. From casual gr…
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Talking in Spanish about why I love travelling, where I’m planning to visit in 2024 and more! Unlock the second part of the episode and access the full transcript in Spanish and English by subscribing to Let’s Talk Spanish Premium! https://espeakspanish.supercast.com/ Other exclusive benefits include: Access to the transcripts for all previous epis…
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Do you ever get confused with all the differences in the Spanish language from country to country? In this episode, host Tamara Marie is joined by language coaches Kesia Sosa from the Dominican Republic 🇩🇴 and Jael Torrez from Nicaragua 🇳🇮. They discuss common Spanish words that are different in Central America and the Caribbean. Kesia and Jael als…
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Sharing a flat or a house can be really fun - but it can also be disgusting. Unlock the second part of the episode and access the full transcript in Spanish and English by subscribing to Let’s Talk Spanish Premium! https://espeakspanish.supercast.com/ Other benefits include exclusive access to the transcripts for all previous episodes, extended ver…
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In this episode, host Tamara Marie is joined by Language Coaches Kesia Sosa and Jael Torrez. They reflect on the best movies, music, and surprises from the year 2023, and discuss plans and goals for the upcoming year. This episode is in Spanish. For the transcript with English translation, sign up to be a show supporter at https://www.learnspanishc…
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Unlock the second part of the episode and access the full transcript in Spanish and English by subscribing to Let’s Talk Spanish Premium! https://espeakspanish.supercast.com/ Other benefits include exclusive access to the transcripts for all previous episodes, extended versions of all episodes and 20 Beginners’ Corner episodes not available anywher…
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Do you struggle to stay consistent with learning Spanish each and every day and every week? Do you have times where you start studying, you make a little bit of progress and then you stop again and again? Or have you ever got a streak going on one of those apps and then you abandon it because one day came around, you completely forgot and then you …
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Being part of a community can help support us in many aspects of life, and this also applies to reaching your goal of Spanish fluency. In this episode, you'll learn the five key benefits of being a member of a language learning community and how joining of a group of committed language learners can skyrocket your progress to Spanish fluency Listen …
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What type of language learner are you? The type of language learner you are will influence how quickly you reach Spanish fluency. I will help you improve your Spanish and accelerate your path to fluency by helping you identify your language learning type. Support the Show. ⭐Leave us a rating & review and we just might give you a shout out on a futu…
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In this episode, we'll review the song El Jefe by Colombian artist Shakira in collaboration with Mexican group Fuerza Regida. Through the lyrics you'll learn Spanish phrases you can use in conversation to express things you want to do (and not do), frustrations, and your daily routine. I'll also share a Spanish translation hack that will add 50+ wo…
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Learn how to use the future tense in Spanish with the salsa song Llorarás by Oscar D'Leon. We'll also review some common phrases in the future tense from the song lyrics, and an opportunity for how you can take your Spanish learning further. Support the Show. ⭐Leave us a rating & review and we just might give you a shout out on a future episode ;) …
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Do you want to become conversationally fluent, but you still hesitate when you're asked basic questions in Spanish? In this episode, I'll share 5 questions you absolutely must know how to answer in Spanish. Listen to this episode before you have your next conversation with a Spanish-speaking friend! Support the Show. ⭐Leave us a rating & review and…
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Have you been feeling that your motivation is decreasing recently? Maybe you feel as if your study routine has turned completely upside down these days and that makes you feel... bored. There's nothing to worry about. It is totally normal to feel a little stressed out, a bit anxious or energyless in the situation we are all currently facing. But it…
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If you're looking for the right time to dedicate to achieving Spanish fluency, you need to hear Phillip Hargrove's story. In this episode, he explains why he decided to take the leap on coaching and how the program's personalized approach forced him to rapidly improve his conversational fluency in Spanish. Phillip shares how he went from learning S…
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What stresses you out the most about speaking Spanish? Is being stressed out keeping you from achieving fluency? In this episode, I give you 3 tips to combat stress so it doesn't hinder your progress. If you implement at least one of these suggestions you'll find learning is more enjoyable and effective. Support the Show. ⭐Leave us a rating & revie…
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Afro-Latino Travels with Kim Haas is known for showcasing the Afro-Latino communities throughout Latin America and their rich and diverse legacy of creating vibrant cultures. In this interview with Kim Haas, Executive Producer, Host & Creator of Afro-Latino Travels, we discuss how the upcoming Colombian series shines a light, honors, and celebrates…
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Have you ever wanted to learn how to dance, visit the Dominican Republic, or go to the concert of your favorite Latin music artist? What if I told you that you could do all of the above in one event? Enter Aventura, the world’s largest Latin Dance cruise. In this episode, I talk to the owner/director of Aventura Dance Cruise, Moshe Rasier, to get a…
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Almost everyone knows to count from 1 to 10 in Spanish--before they even learned the language. In this episode, we'll review useful vocabulary related to numbers in Spanish with the salsa song Conteo Regresivo by Gilberto Santa Rosa. Learn how to count from one to 1 million in this episode of the podcast, and some common expressions that use Spanis…
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If you're learning Spanish, you probably find grammar challenging--especially when it comes to the dozens of verb conjugations. In this episode, you'll learn why most Spanish learners mix up indirect objects with reflexive verbs and other verb conjugations (and why this can be a problem) We'll take a look at examples in the lyrics of the song Casi …
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In this episode, we will be exploring 9 effective strategies for language learning in adults with ADHD and how each of them can assist individuals with this condition in their learning process. From this episode you'll learn: How to keep yourself from getting distracted so you get fluent in Spanish faster The best way to stay on track during a stud…
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Do you ever get nervous when someone asks you a question in Spanish? Has your mind ever gone completely blank when you're trying to respond, even if you KNOW you know what you want to say? In this episode, you'll hear from Dani Dancing -- a Spanish learner like you who was able to shed her fear of speaking Spanish and get more comfortable having co…
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Do you think you don't have any time to learn Spanish? Spanish Fluency Club member Kimberly Winfrey shares how she juggles work, family life, and her passion for language learning. I'm sure our conversation will give you helpful time management tips so you can integrate Spanish into your daily life, no matter how busy you are. Support the Show. ⭐Le…
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Have you been learning Spanish but still don't feel confident speaking the language? If this is you, then there's really only 5 reasons you haven't become fluent in Spanish yet. In this episode, I break down *exactly* what's keeping you from speaking Spanish fluently and (more importantly) what you need to focus on to get fluent. Support the Show. …
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Have you ever been in a conversation with a native Spanish speaker and you have NO IDEA what they said to you? Then you ended up freezing up and looking completely lost with a blank stare on your face? If this has ever happened to you, then you need to listen to this episode. I will help you understand the 2 types of Spanish conversations, and exac…
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There are a few things that I used to say all the time when I started learning Spanish. However, with time and practice, I realized they were dead giveaways that I was a newbie. Listen to this episode to find out the 5 things you should stop saying in your Spanish conversations if you want to get fluent in the language. Support the Show. ⭐Leave us …
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Do you ever question if your current approach to learning Spanish is really working? What should you focus on first? What should you learn next? How do you know when to move on to the next thing? In this episode, I share the exact steps I would take if I was learning Spanish from scratch. Listen to find out which steps you can apply to your own Spa…
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In this conversation with Gabriela from la Habana, Cuba we discuss some of the most common phrases that you might hear if you're visiting the island 🇨🇺 From this episode you'll learn: The difference between Cuban Spanish and Castillian How to say 'Hey, how are you?' Cuban style The expression used to ask for help in Cuba Support the Show. ⭐Leave us…
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In this episode, we'll explore different Dominican Spanish expressions from the salsa song 'Lejos de ti' by Chiquito Team Band. From this episode you'll learn: How to refer to something you haven't done in a while Different ways to say 'that' in Spanish The expression 'It seems like' in Spanish Support the Show. ⭐Leave us a rating & review and we j…
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In this episode, we'll explore different Spanish expressions and phrases from the song En Barranquilla Me Quedo by Colombian singer Joe Arroyo. From this episode you'll learn: The Spanish spoken on the Caribbean coast of Colombia Spanish expressions and phrases from Barranquilla The cultural context of the expressions used in the song Support the S…
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Listen to the full 17-minute episode and get the transcript in Spanish and English by subscribing to Let's Talk Spanish Premium! https://espeakspanish.supercast.com/ Other benefits include exclusive access to the transcripts for all previous episodes, extended versions of all episodes and 20 Beginners’ Corner episodes not available anywhere else. H…
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In this episode, we'll be reviewing the lyrics of one of my favorite bachata songs by Joan Soriano: Vocales de amor (Vowels of Love). You'll learn: how reflexive verbs are used in Spanish 🔁 the differences between the present continuous in English & Spanish ⏩ the lyrics to one of Joan Soriano's most popular bachata songs 🎸 Show Notes: http://www.le…
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