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Learn Spanish free with music-based Spanish lessons and conversations.  The best way to learn Spanish and become fluent is through immersion in the culture.  Learn to speak Spanish like a native speaker with real-life conversations in Latin American Spanish without boring grammar textbooks.  Whether you're a Spanish beginner or intermediate Spanish learner, you'll learn Spanish quickly listening to this podcast. Learning Spanish for adults can be fun, so let us help you go from Spanish beginner to bilingual.

Learn Spanish con Salsa | Spanish lessons with Latin music and conversational Spanish Tamara Marie

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Learn Spanish free with music-based Spanish lessons and conversations.  The best way to learn Spanish and become fluent is through immersion in the culture.  Learn to speak Spanish like a native speaker with real-life conversations in Latin American Spanish without boring grammar textbooks.  Whether you're a Spanish beginner or intermediate Spanish learner, you'll learn Spanish quickly listening to this podcast. Learning Spanish for adults can be fun, so let us help you go from Spanish beginner to bilingual.

    Learn Spanish Adjectives with Music: Las Caras Lindas ♫ 191

    Learn Spanish Adjectives with Music: Las Caras Lindas ♫ 191

    In this episode, host Tamara Marie dives into the song “Las Caras Lindas” 🎶 by Ismael Rivera, a renowned salsa singer from Puerto Rico. Against the backdrop of Black History Month, we delve into the significance of Afro-Latino culture in Latin America, particularly Puerto Rico.
    Through dissecting the lyrics of the song and giving you a taste of the language, you will gain a deeper understanding of the rich history, language, and cultural nuances present in Afro-Latino music.
    From this podcast you will
    Dive into the world of Afro-Latino culture through the lens of salsa music. 🇵🇷Explore the significance of language and cultural representation in Puerto Rican music and history. 💃Explore the real talk behind gender and adjective agreements in Spanish through an engaging analysis of song lyrics. 🎤Resources Mentioned in this Episode
    Learn Spanish con Salsa websiteLearn Spanish with Music CourseBlack Expat SeriesSong Featured in this Episode
    Las Caras Lindas by Ismael Rivera


    Do you struggle to understand native Spanish speakers because they talk TOO fast? 😖Then this masterclass is for you -- learn my method to improve your Spanish listening skills.  Past attendees have gone from understanding 30% to 80% of spoken Spanish in under 30 minutes.Get access to the Spanish Listening Skills Masterclass >> spanishconsalsa.com/listen
    We're celebrating Black History Month by featuring stories of Black Americans who decided to move abroad.  We bring you their stories in our Black Expat Series.  Check it out now at learnspanishconsalsa.com/blackexpats
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    • 29 min
    The Black Expat: City Life in Mexico (Interview with Adalia Aborisade) ♫ 113 [ENCORE]

    The Black Expat: City Life in Mexico (Interview with Adalia Aborisade) ♫ 113 [ENCORE]

    Adalia Aborisade is not your typical expat. She left the US in 2016 and moved with her daughter and dog to Honduras. She has since settled in Mexico City, opting to retire to city life instead of white sand beaches. 

    In our conversation, Adalia shares her experiences living abroad while Black, including:
    ✔️ what happened when she had to interact with the police in Mexico City

    ✔️ how to have a realistic expectation for job opportunities, and 

    ✔️ the real cost of a comfortable life for expats in Mexico
    Show Notes: https://www.learnspanishconsalsa.com/113

    Listen to The Black Expat Series 🔴⚫🟢
    https://www.learnspanishconsalsa.com/blackexpats


    Do you struggle to understand native Spanish speakers because they talk TOO fast? 😖Then this masterclass is for you -- learn my method to improve your Spanish listening skills.  Past attendees have gone from understanding 30% to 80% of spoken Spanish in under 30 minutes.Get access to the Spanish Listening Skills Masterclass >> spanishconsalsa.com/listen
    We're celebrating Black History Month by featuring stories of Black Americans who decided to move abroad.  We bring you their stories in our Black Expat Series.  Check it out now at learnspanishconsalsa.com/blackexpats
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    • 38 min
    How to Conquer Your Fear of Speaking Spanish: Dani's Story ♫ 151 [ENCORE]

    How to Conquer Your Fear of Speaking Spanish: Dani's Story ♫ 151 [ENCORE]

    Do you ever get nervous when someone asks you a question in Spanish?
    Has your mind ever gone completely blank when you're trying to respond, even if you KNOW you know what you want to say?
    In this episode, you'll hear from Dani Dancing -- a Spanish learner like you who was able to shed her fear of speaking Spanish and get more comfortable having conversations.
    She shares how she was able to conquer her anxiety when talking to native Spanish speakers, and how she found a better way to approach the language by setting effective goals after she joined the Spanish Fluency Club.
    Listen to find out how you can develop your own plan of action to speak more Spanish without being anxious.
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    • 40 min
    15 Must-Know Spanish Phrases for Phone and Zoom Calls ♫ 190

    15 Must-Know Spanish Phrases for Phone and Zoom Calls ♫ 190

    In this episode, we're zooming into the virtual world of communication! 🗨
    Whether you've been navigating Zoom calls for work, catching up with friends, or taking online Spanish lessons, we've got some spicy tips to help you sound more like a native speaker. 
    You'll learn the following:
    How to check in with your conversation partner if you can't hear them, need them to unmute, or want them to repeat something. 🔊👂The best way to handle tech issues by learning now native Spanish speakers say your screen is frozen, you have a bad connection, and the oft-repeated Can you see my screen? --especially when sharing presentations or visuals without leaving anyone in the dark. 💻🔧What to say when you need to step away briefly or just need a moment to gather your thoughts, you'll learn how to pause the conversation politely in Spanish⏳Do you struggle to understand native Spanish speakers because they talk TOO fast? 😖Then this masterclass is for you -- learn my method to improve your Spanish listening skills.  Past attendees have gone from understanding 30% to 80% of spoken Spanish in under 30 minutes.Get access to the Spanish Listening Skills Masterclass >> spanishconsalsa.com/listen
    We're celebrating Black History Month by featuring stories of Black Americans who decided to move abroad.  We bring you their stories in our Black Expat Series.  Check it out now at learnspanishconsalsa.com/blackexpats
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    • 23 min
    Texting in Spanish: 14 Phrases to Make You Sound Like a Native ♫ 189

    Texting in Spanish: 14 Phrases to Make You Sound Like a Native ♫ 189

    Have you ever wondered how a casual text conversation looks in Spanish?
    Or maybe you've received a text from a Spanish-speaking friend and found yourself puzzled by some abbreviations or slang? 
    ¡No te preocupes! (no worries!)
    In today's episode, we're uncovering 14 must-know phrases that will make you a natural at texting in Spanish. 
    From casual greetings to expressions of laughter, we'll explore how these phrases are used in everyday conversation, giving you the confidence to text like a local.
    So, grab your phone, and let's get started!
    Do you struggle to understand native Spanish speakers because they talk TOO fast? 😖Then this masterclass is for you -- learn my method to improve your Spanish listening skills.  Past attendees have gone from understanding 30% to 80% of spoken Spanish in under 30 minutes.Get access to the Spanish Listening Skills Masterclass >> spanishconsalsa.com/listen
    We're celebrating Black History Month by featuring stories of Black Americans who decided to move abroad.  We bring you their stories in our Black Expat Series.  Check it out now at learnspanishconsalsa.com/blackexpats
    Support the show> LEAVE US A RATING & REVIEW (click here)
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    • 26 min
    Español de Nicaragua vs. República Dominicana ♫ 188

    Español de Nicaragua vs. República Dominicana ♫ 188

    Do you ever get confused with all the differences in the Spanish language from country to country? 
    In this episode, host Tamara Marie is joined by language coaches Kesia Sosa from the Dominican Republic 🇩🇴 and Jael Torrez from Nicaragua 🇳🇮.  


    They discuss common Spanish words that are different in Central America and the Caribbean.   

    Kesia and Jael also explain that you have to tener cuidado (be careful) with some of these expressions when you’re visiting other countries where the meaning can be offensive or even vulgar. 


    Listen to this episode to find out how dominicanos and nicos say common Spanish words like fiesta, cosa, and amigo.


    Do you struggle to understand native Spanish speakers because they talk TOO fast? 😖Then this masterclass is for you -- learn my method to improve your Spanish listening skills.  Past attendees have gone from understanding 30% to 80% of spoken Spanish in under 30 minutes.Get access to the Spanish Listening Skills Masterclass >> spanishconsalsa.com/listen
    We're celebrating Black History Month by featuring stories of Black Americans who decided to move abroad.  We bring you their stories in our Black Expat Series.  Check it out now at learnspanishconsalsa.com/blackexpats
    Support the show> LEAVE US A RATING & REVIEW (click here)
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    • 47 min

Customer Reviews

4.4 out of 5
144 Ratings

144 Ratings

Candeman1975 ,

Motivational!

I have been wanting to learn and speak Spanish for decades. This podcast has lit a fire in me that will not go out. Listening to real life conversations from people that I can relate to and how they have made progress in their language journey. I have signed up with Spanish Con Salsa and so happy that I did!
Thank you Tamara!
William C

mjewell1010 ,

What?

Ok, I’m a beginner. I know how to greet someone and count to ten. The first lesson was incredibly confusing. Then the second lesson I spend half of it listening to Spanish that is a little different and then told to go to the website for a transcript.
This is the worst learning experience I’ve had since high school.
I’m glad I didn’t give you any money.

KamilleLu ,

Episode 147.5 is the truth 🙌🏾

I just returned from a trip visiting my language partner in Cali, Colombia 🇨🇴. I also ventured into the city via Uber and by foot and used a lot of these conversation responses during my 7 days. Great and valuable episode like many on this podcast 👏🏾

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