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 Undocumented Immigrant | Living as an illegal alien in the U.S.
Spanish lessons. What’s it like to live in the United States as an illegal alien? Find out as a valet attendant tells us a little about the challenges and hardships he faces living in the U.S. as a newly arrived immigrant. The Spanish lessons in the round table include a review of popular Spanish expressions, phrases and vocabulary, plus a special focus on using the subjunctive in the past tense.
Crossing the Border on foot | Spanish conversation and lessons
Learn Spanish from Mexico. What’s it like for an undocumented immigrant to cross the Mexican border on foot? Find out as one of the Baxter’s employees tells us about her harrowing journey crossing the border from Mexico into the United States through the Southwestern desert. After the dialogue, we’ll listen to the first part of the round table discussion where Paulina will give us an in-depth review of the challenging vocabulary from today’s episode. Some of the Spanish lessons in this episode include how to know the difference between the Spanish verbs Engañar and Estafar, plus the variety of ways people in Mexico use the Spanish verb Tocar.
Spanish Cooking Lesson
Grab your aprons and get ready because cooking has a whole vocabulary of its own. In this episode, you’ll get an opportunity to listen to the owner of a Mexican restaurant share her secret family recipe for homemade guacamole! In the round table discussion afterward, we examine some of episode’s colloquial expressions and challenging phrases and Paulina gives us more examples of how to use them in real Spanish situations.
Spanish for Business
Michael’s associate Luis, a Mexican businessman, pitches a new business strategy to help the Baxter’s family firm change direction. With Mexican Spanish often considered as the standard in international business, this episode is a must for anyone considering doing business in a Spanish speaking country. Some of the more advanced Spanish lessons in this episode include how to use the Spanish gerund as an adverb, the difference between the verbs Recurrir and Recorrer, and much more!
Mexican arts and crafts | Learn Spanish
The Baxters stop into a local store that sells handmade Mexican arts and crafts and the shopkeeper engages them in a conversation about the history and ingenuity behind Mexico’s cherished tradition of handmade arts and crafts. In the round table discussion afterward, Paulina gives us several lessons on a number of challenging Spanish verbs and expressions, and teaches us how to use them in real life situations.
Getting deported out of the U.S. | Spanish Lessons
When Michael and Julie pick up a day laborer to help them with a household project, they get a chance to hear a story of what it was like being deported back to Mexico (twice!). We’ll meet Vicente, a hardworking man from Mexico who talks about being held in a detention center for months, losing his business and his income, and why he hangs out on street corners every morning waiting for someone to give him a job.
Good learning materials!
This is an excellent podcast for me because I need a lot of real life scenarios. Also, the hosts always explain the words and dialogue in the end.