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Learn Spanish by Memorizing Simple Bible Stories

If you’re not up for spending a month in Mexico, learning simple Spanish stories by heart may be the next best thing.

Spanish Update: Stalled on Vocabulary, Memorizing Poetry

Could memorizing poetry be better than vocabulary flashcards for learning a language?

Spanish Update: Renaming the World

In the light of my first new language, a new world blossoms around me.

Spanish by Christmas: Learn the IPA for English and Spanish with Anki Flashcard Decks

I’m learning Spanish by Christmas, and the first step is learning the International Phonetic Alphabet (IPA). First for English, then for Spanish. The best way to learn the IPA? Anki decks.

Spanish by Christmas: Gathering Books and Audio

Last month, I announced my goal to learn Spanish by Christmas. Over the last few weeks, I’ve ordered books and CDs, and downloaded decks and audio files. Find out what it actually looks like to start studying a language on your own.

Your Mouth Is a Precision Instrument: Learning the IPA

I’ve been talking my whole life, but never been aware of how my mouth actually makes these sounds. Now, the International Phonetic Alphabet (IPA) is revealing the hidden, intricate precision of how my mouth constructs thousands of sounds per day.