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Accessing Your Inner Spanish Accent or...Sound as Good as You Look!

It's a fact...If you do not like the way you sound in Spanish you are not going to speak it...chances are even if a mouth watering churro is at stake!

So let's fix that right here, right now with some fabulous tips to accessing your inner Spanish accent.

Tip 1  Get a Tutor!  I know, I know, but again ten fold, ten fold!  But this time choose a tutor based on their accent.  If they don't sound melodic when they speak Spanish then they are not the tutor for this mission. Keep in mind, your tutor does not have to be a native speaker just one that has taken the time to actually master the accent.  So when you are what I like to call "proofing" a tutor, close your eyes and ask them to tell you why Spanish is the Language to learn!  If you don't feel as if you have suddenly transported to the incredible beaches of Playas then again, this is not the tutor for the mission!

Tip 2  Start to really practice the vibrant pronunciations of the alphabet, numbers, and vowels i…
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Breathe, Embrace and Enjoy your Spanish Class!

You know the feeling!  You are on a roll, you are finally "getting it", and now you want to eat, sleep, and dream Spanish!  How do you do it?  Read on mi amigo and discover four key elements to living the bilingual dream!

Key 1  Start using your Spanish with your tutor or instructor in class!  Any  thought that you have, "What was that homework?", "When do we turn it in?"  anything that you normally would ask in English, now ask it in Spanish!  Not only will you be making them work for their money but you will also undoubtedly make their day :) But the real deal** the more that you do it, the more that you lose the translation process and really turn on the Spanish thought process.  (Yes, it sounds deep and it is deep!)

Key 2   Hmmm....This next one is definitely for the 21 and over crowd!  Go "Old School" and get a pen pal.  A couple of ways you can do this, either scour your own facebook, LinkedIn, or Pinterest etc. Probably the, and I say thi…

Getting Real with Demonstrative Adjectives!

So, it's time.....to get real with a fun little concept in Spanish called "Demonstrative Adjectives". Why? You ask? Because at some point in time we all need to say this or that or these or those in Spanish!  It's just a fun fact of life.  Demonstrative Adjectives are also really important to know for..oh let's say that massive cumulative exam coming up next week.  Well, my people, today is the day we nail Demonstrative Adjectives for now and always in just four key concepts! Grab that cup of tea and read on!
1.  Read, Remember, and Rely on this next little saying...
                       This and These take the T's                             That and Those do Not
So, what does it all mean Watson?  Well, just this: 
Este= This           Esta=This Estos= These.      Estas= These
Ese= That.           Esos= Those Esa= That.           Esas= Those Now say that fun little saying again while looking directly  at the chart!  Do you see the magic that just happened…

Brilliant RoadMap to Learning Spanish Now!

So, you've just been handed the southern region of Mexico from your sales director and congratulated on your promotion!  There's just one thing......you don't speak Spanish!  and sure you have a pretty generous budget but does it include having an interpreter travel with you all expenses paid? Interpreters aren't cheap, I know because I am one as well!
     Let's start with..It's going to be okay!  We are going to talk about a plan that works if you work with it.  There are four major "must dos" to getting off to a good start to becoming bilingual and in this fabulous blog I am going to let go of those four secrets because it has been a really good day!!!

1.  Connect with your local college/university/professional social media site, immediately..right now! and find out "who is who", in the Spanish tutoring/instruction world!  I recommend a private tutor, and yes I know there will be a cost but  the investment is what I like to call "ten f…
YOU GO TO CLASS EVERY DAY.....😃
    YOU TAKE GREAT NOTES......😁        YOU STUDY FOR EVERY TEST...... 😆

STILL NOT PASSING SPANISH?😱 Take a look at these great tips because getting the grade you want may not be as hard as you think!
First, talk to your instructor!  Whatever you think the situation may look like,  make that connection! Not only does it encourages your instructor about your sincerity but it will also give some really golden information on what they are looking for and expecting.  For instance, many students don't realize the importance of class participation, i.e. answering questions, reading aloud etc.  Next,  take your golden information to your highschool or college tutoring center.  For example,  Palomar College has an excellent Star Tutoring Center right there on campus and completely free of charge!  (BTW, another great blog on making the most out of your tutoring sessions coming soon!)
Next, really stick to whatever game plan you and your tutor have come u…

Online Spanish Classes....Your New Best Friend!

 I think we can all agree that taking a  Spanish class can be exhilarating, invaluable, and unforgettable!    Except if you are stuck in a rush hour 30 commute trying to get to that class!  Or if you are sweating it out at the last minute to finish your homework so you don't have to really look like you are totally not with the program!         As you know,  I am all about solutions, so......it's simple....really! If you really want to keep impressing and embracing your Spanish, take a fresh look at Online Spanish classes.  They have improved alot since their subtle, low key entrance into the education world.

Since you also know I am all about the famous four, here are 4 incredible infofacts that will send you to your nearest internet device to sign up!

Infofact #1.   Online Spanish classes are literally accessible to anyone who meets the criteria for individual programs.  Are you in high school?  No problem!  Check with your School Counselor to see which meets the transfer r…

Accessing Your Inner Spanish Accent or...Sound as Good as You Look!

It's a fact...If you do not like the way you sound in Spanish you are not going to speak it...chances are even if a mouth watering churro is at stake!

So let's fix that right here, right now with some fabulous tips to accessing your inner Spanish accent.

Tip 1  Get a Tutor!  I know, I know, but again ten fold, ten fold!  But this time choose a tutor based on their accent.  If they don't sound melodic when they speak Spanish then they are not the tutor for this mission. Keep in mind, your tutor does not have to be a native speaker just one that has taken the time to actually master the accent.  So when you are what I like to call "proofing" a tutor, close your eyes and ask them to tell you why Spanish is the Language to learn!  If you don't feel as if you have suddenly transported to the incredible beaches of Playas then again, this is not the tutor for the mission!

Tip 2  Start to really practice the vibrant pronunciations of the alphabet, numbers, and vowels i…