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Listening: Cinco de Mayo’s History (Podcast) – Dual Spanish – SPJ 005

 

In this session, we will go over a Dual Spanish practice to help you understand more spoken Spanish as we learn about the History of Cinco de Mayo. You can listen here:

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Listening: Habits to be More Productive at Work (Podcast) – Dual Spanish – SPJ 004

 

In this session, we will go over a Dual Spanish practice to help you understand more spoken Spanish as we learn about Habits to be More Productive at Work. You can listen here:

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Listening: The History of Colombian Coffee (Podcast) – SPJ 003

 

In this session, we will go over a Dual Spanish practice to help you understand more spoken Spanish as we learn about The History of Colombian Coffee. You can listen here:

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Listening: Places to Visit in Mexico City (Podcast) – Dual Spanish – SPJ 002

 

In this session, we will go over a Dual Spanish practice to help you understand more spoken Spanish as we learn about Interesting Places to Visit in Mexico City. You can listen here:

 

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Easy Ways to Talk about the Future in Spanish

It was almost lunch time, when Umir came to my desk and asked me this: “How do I say: “I am going to the bathroom?”

“Why do you want to know that?” I asked.

He replied: “Because I was on my way to the bathroom, I got curious and I started thinking: How would I say this in Spanish?”

He continued by saying: “I already know a little about the present tense. But, how do I talk about the future in Spanish?”

I explained that an easy way to say “I am going to the bathroom” in Spanish is: “Voy a ir al baño”, and then continued to share a few basic tools to talk about the future in Spanish during lunch.

Today, we will review a few of the tools I shared with him that day, as well as additional ones that have been very useful for my students over the years.

In this article, we will review a few conversational shortcuts that will be useful for beginners who want to talk about the future in Spanish without having to memorize lots of conjugations.

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Easy Ways to Talk about the Past in Spanish

“At one point, I thought I was not going to be able to learn Spanish. There just seemed to be so many words and so many things to learn. I didn’t know how to get started” said Sonia one day while we were having lunch.

Then I asked: “Remember when we reviewed the past tenses in Spanish?”

She replied: “Yes, the way you explained it helped me get unstuck. Before, I used to think the past tense was completely random and illogical and difficult to memorize. But after understanding the patterns I could use; it was much easier. It made sense.”

Then, we continued to have lunch and had a few laughs as she told me a few fun stories about her unusual coworkers. Good times! =)

What’s this about?

In this article, we will cover some of the main tools that helped Sonia (as well as other students) so she could talk about the past in Spanish quickly, without having to memorize dozens of difficult conjugations.

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Welcome to 15 Minute Spanish for your Job Podcast!

¡Hola my name is Miguel Lira!

Welcome to 15 Minute Spanish for your Job, a podcast designed to help you understand conversational Spanish and improve your language skills so you can interact with confidence.

This is session one, an introduction to explain a little about this podcast so you know what it is about and how it can help you improve your Spanish. You can listen to it here or scroll down to read a little more:

 

So, what is this podcast about?

First let me tell you that this is not a podcast about basic grammar, or fundamentals for beginners who want to get started with Spanish from scratch.

On the other hand, if you are able to understand 100% of what a native Spanish speaker tells you, then, please hit stop, this is not for you.

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