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How to become fluent in Spanish   Recently updated !

“Confidence is preparation.  Everything else is beyond your control.” – Richard Kline   But, what does “fluent” even mean? According to the dictionary, FLUENCY is about expressing oneself easily, articulately and effortlessly in Spanish. And yet, being fluent in Spanish means something different for each person depending on their needs. […]


Learn Spanish by Living 2

“Tell me and I forget, teach me and I may remember, involve me and I learn.” ― Benjamin Franklin “How do we learn better?”  This question keeps going round in my head over and over since I started teaching. What is the best way to access knowledge? And, the best way […]


5 tips to sound like a native Spanish speaker

5 Steps to sound like a native Spanish speaker 2

Every language has its own prosody – the patterns of stress and intonation–. That’s why when we are in a foreign country we can recognise our compatriots by hearing them speaking even if we don’t hear what they say. In this post you will learn: The intonation in Spanish Five […]


Episode 3: Entrevista con Gabi Carreira, buscadora transcendental

Gaby Carreira, nacida en Argentina se mudó a Galicia con su familia y de ahí a Valencia, donde vive actualmente. Gaby es una buscadora vital, viajante y bloguera que se hace muchas preguntas transcendentales.Haciendo honor a su afán de compartir, Gaby nos habla de libros y recursos interesantes que le han […]


A Brief History of Thought: 4 Spanish Thinkers

Yo soy yo y mi circunstancia, y si no la salvo a ella no me salvo yo.  – Ortega y Gasset Philosophy and philosophers might seem far too abstract and disconnected with the “real” world, however, different philosophical principles and concepts from different times, ie. Ancient Greece, are still very much alive […]


Episode 2: Entrevista con Ana Dorado, fotógrafa

Ana transformó un hobby que se le daba bien en una profesión cuando la crisis golpeó al tigre celta.  Lanzarse al vacío e iniciar la aventura empresarial de crear tu propia empresa de fotografía requería de ella algo más que tener buen ojo. Tomar la valiente decisión de crear un trabajo […]


Episode 1: Entrevista con Giovanni Solarte, artista gráfico e ingeniero

Giovanni sabía que, a pesar de que se le dieran bien las matemáticas, una ingeniería no era lo suyo, pero la presión del entorno fue más fuerte. Decidir entre lo que se supone que es lo mejor para ti según los dictados de la sociedad y el entorno, y aquello […]


Describe your morning routine in Spanish and create a successful Spanish routine

Cada día es un nuevo comienzo.(Every day is a new beginning)  <img width=”1170″ height=”350″ src=”https://mariaortegagarcia.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/05/Headers-1-1.png” alt=”” srcset=”https://mariaortegagarcia.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/05/Headers-1-1.png 1170w, https://mariaortegagarcia.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/05/Headers-1-1-300×90.png 300w, https://mariaortegagarcia.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/05/Headers-1-1-768×230.png 768w, https://mariaortegagarcia.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/05/Headers-1-1-1024×306.png 1024w” sizes=”(max-width: 1170px) 100vw, 1170px” /> There are multiple reasons why you should be comfortable describing your  morning routine, one of them being the DELE exam (as […]


Vocabulary of the Senses

  As we advance in the journey of learning Spanish and we deepen in the Spanish language, we need resources to express with more and more detail our emotions, our surroundings, our views… These resources for advanced Spanish are at our disposal in books. Literature tends to be very descriptive […]