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Demographics

Who would say such a thing? This year, 239 of these language teaching assistants told us about their experiences by filling out a survey that was written and analyzed by me, Kate Peregrina. I had time to do all this because I work as an auxiliar de conversación. Notes about reading the graphs: “N = ” tells the […]

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Spanish Speaking Levels

Thousands of people have come to Spain to work as language teaching assistants, or “auxiliares de conversación” in Spanish schools. This year, 239 of these language teaching assistants told us about their experiences by filling out a survey that was written and analyzed by me, Kate Peregrina. I had time to do all this because I work […]

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8 Best Spanish Youtube Videos

1. Bigote Country: Argentina Quote: “Ustedes están hablando de lo que se siente tener un bigote?” Description: Discussion about what it´s really like to have a mustache. 2. Jorge quiere ser hardcore Country: Chile Quote: ¡Mamá, déjame ser hardcore! Description: No one knows better than this kid that not all dreams are achievable. 3. Psicologia […]

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10 Best Spanish Movies

Spain is known as the country that spread the Spanish language, Christian religion, and European disregard for human rights to the Americas. But in the past decades, Spain’s additions to world culture have involved less gold hunting and more movies with compelling characters and the same five or so actors.  Whether you’re looking to improve […]

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20 Bands to help you learn Spanish

Memorizing vocabulary is dull and boring. Conjugating verbs is painstaking and enjoyed by no one. Learing Spanish is so much easier when the words are put together to have meaning. Studying music takes the stress away of rote memorization and makes language learning fun.  1. Maná Genre: Rock Country: Mexico Maná are the kings of […]

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Guide to Vosotros

My high school Spanish teacher used the following words to describe the word vosotros: “Unnecessary” “Antiquated” “Snoody” “You’ll never use it” “I have no idea why they keep putting it in text books.” The fact is that “vosotros” is a thriving part of the Spanish language. Countless works of Spanish film and literature utilize it, […]

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