Learn Spanish with Doorway to Mexico, a fun language learning podcast for intermediate and advanced Spanish students. In our first 22 episodes, we listened to native Mexican Spanish teacher Paulina and her real-life students as they traveled through Mexico exploring the country's rich language and diverse cultural history. Now they’re back together again, interacting in Spanish with friends, work colleagues and other native Spanish speakers in their own neighborhoods. Not just for tourists, Season 2 explores the living Spanish language through a wide range of topics. After each dialogue, Paulina presents an in-depth review of the episode's challenging vocabulary and colloquial expressions to help you develop essential conversational skills to communicate confidently in Spanish, whether you’re exploring Mexico, Latin America… or your own neighborhood. Visit us a www.DoorwayToMexico.com
The Great Outdoors
In this episode, the Baxters enjoy a day-hike in the wilderness with a Spanish speaking guide who navigates them through the winding trails with information about the nature and wildlife on offer. Learn how to use your Spanish to talk about all of nature’s splendor in the great outdoors.
Speaking Spanish with the Handyman
Use your Spanish to talk your home improvement specialist! This episode features a conversation with a local handyman who comes to give the Baxters a quote to repair the broken and damaged items in their home. The Spanish vocabulary key included with this episode features a wide variety of words and phrases related to home improvement and Paulina has prepared a quiz for us at the end of the bonus version of the audio podcasts.
Día de los Muertos
With ghostly imagery and colorful symbols of death everywhere, family friend Tatiana guides the Baxter family through a vibrant Día de los Muertos street festival while relaying information about the rich traditions and lively culture connected with this beloved Mexican holiday. In the round table discussion afterward, Paulina breaks down some of the many ways to describe something as dead or dying in Spanish, plus there are several in-depth lessons on the challenging words and phrases from the dialogue.
Season 2 Announcement
A short introduction to Season 2, and Paulina gives a special thanks to all her listeners.
Tourists Stopped by Police in Mexico
Concerned that Michael may try to bribe his way out of a ticket, Julie attempts to take matters into her own hands. Learn advanced Spanish while enjoying our fun exploration of the myths and truths behind the Mexican Police force.
A Drive through Mexico City with a Spanish Language Tour Guide
A Spanish conversation for intermediate and advanced Spanish students. During the round table discussion, Paulina addresses the myths and realities about tourist safety in Mexico and talks about her experiences of living in both American and Mexican cities.