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Hello there! Welcome to my podcast: Mini Stories to learn Spanish. This is a podcast for high beginners and intermediate learners of Spanish. In this podcast, you can listen to short histories to help you learn Spanish, improve your Spanish and reach your goal to speak Spanish. I'm Joel Zárate. I am the podcast producer. I hold two masters’ degrees: a MA in Spanish and a M.Ed in TESOL and my area of specialization is Second Language Acquisition, how we learn languages. I hope you like this podcast and that it helps you to advance in your journey to learn Spanish.

Mini Stories to Learn Spanish Joel Zarate

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    • 4.9 • 525 Ratings

Hello there! Welcome to my podcast: Mini Stories to learn Spanish. This is a podcast for high beginners and intermediate learners of Spanish. In this podcast, you can listen to short histories to help you learn Spanish, improve your Spanish and reach your goal to speak Spanish. I'm Joel Zárate. I am the podcast producer. I hold two masters’ degrees: a MA in Spanish and a M.Ed in TESOL and my area of specialization is Second Language Acquisition, how we learn languages. I hope you like this podcast and that it helps you to advance in your journey to learn Spanish.

    Ep 25: La pelotita

    Ep 25: La pelotita

    SHOW NOTES:

    La pelotita

    Story written by Joel Zárate

    Read by Milton Ralph & Alba Sánchez.

    Support our podcasts

    If you like my podcasts, please consider contributing to my GoFundMe page.

    ⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠https://www.jezsc.com/#funding⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠

    If you like my short stories, you would like my short novel, “Los Diamantes de Esmeralda”.
    Find it on Amazon Kindle here:

    ⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠https://www.jezsc.com/mystore/⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠

    Transcript for this episode and previous episodes

    ⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠https://www.jezsc.com/transcripts/#msp⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠

    ALBA'S IMMERSION PROGRAM

    Alba offers Spanish lessons online, and Alba and Bea also offer a Spanish retreat program in Segovia, Spain. If you would like to find out more about her program, you can find out more about it down below and register on her website.

    Website

    ⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠https://respirandoinmersion.es/⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠

    Instagram

    ⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠https://www.instagram.com/respirando.inmersion/⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠

    Facebook

    ⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠https://www.facebook.com/respirando.inmersion⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠

    MY OTHER PODCASTS:

    Show Me the World in Spanish Podcast

    Apple Podcasts

    ⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/show-me-the-world-in-spanish/id1675381095⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠

    Spotify

    ⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠https://open.spotify.com/show/03e7hy7RIwyI3a90smpPsQ⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠

    Conversations in Spanish for Intermediate and Advanced Learners

    Apple podcast

    ⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/conversations-in-spanish-other-languages/id1450548526⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠

    Spotify

    ⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠https://open.spotify.com/show/2BaaWyvF71c0AfGa9WT021⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠

    Help Me Learn Spanish Joel

    Apple Podcast App (iPhone, iPod, iPad):

    ⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/help-me-learn-spanish-joel/id1612111480⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠

    Spotify:

    ⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠https://open.spotify.com/show/7JH0FOs4iPQRPWrHnOcNGf⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠

    Milton’s Podcast Spanish Que Chivo

    ⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠https://anchor.fm/aprendespanishcon-ralph⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠

    Check out Milton’s YouTube Channel

    ⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCjzRRRrw5CjHoOc-8B0rj1A/videos⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠

    Joel's Instagram

    ⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠https://www.instagram.com/joelspanishcafe/⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠

    Thank you for listening!

    • 16 min
    Ep 24: El águila de mi padre

    Ep 24: El águila de mi padre

    SHOW NOTES:

    El águila de mi padre

    Story written by Joel Zárate

    Read by Milton Ralph & Alba Sánchez.

    Support our podcasts

    If you like my podcasts, please consider contributing to my GoFundMe page.

    ⁠⁠⁠⁠https://www.jezsc.com/#funding⁠⁠⁠⁠

    If you like my short stories, you would like my short novel, “Los Diamantes de Esmeralda”.
    Find it on Amazon Kindle here:

    ⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠https://www.jezsc.com/mystore/⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠

    Transcript for this episode and previous episodes

    ⁠⁠⁠⁠https://www.jezsc.com/transcripts/#msp⁠⁠⁠⁠

    ALBA'S IMMERSION PROGRAM

    Alba offers Spanish lessons online, and Alba and Bea also offer a Spanish retreat program in Segovia, Spain. If you would like to find out more about her program, you can find out more about it down below and register on her website.

    Website

    ⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠https://respirandoinmersion.es/⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠

    Instagram

    ⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠https://www.instagram.com/respirando.inmersion/⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠

    Facebook

    ⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠https://www.facebook.com/respirando.inmersion⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠

    MY OTHER PODCASTS:

    Show Me the World in Spanish Podcast

    Apple Podcasts

    ⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/show-me-the-world-in-spanish/id1675381095⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠

    Spotify

    ⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠https://open.spotify.com/show/03e7hy7RIwyI3a90smpPsQ⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠

    Conversations in Spanish for Intermediate and Advanced Learners

    Apple podcast

    ⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/conversations-in-spanish-other-languages/id1450548526⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠

    Spotify

    ⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠https://open.spotify.com/show/2BaaWyvF71c0AfGa9WT021⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠

    Help Me Learn Spanish Joel

    Apple Podcast App (iPhone, iPod, iPad):

    ⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/help-me-learn-spanish-joel/id1612111480⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠

    Spotify:

    ⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠https://open.spotify.com/show/7JH0FOs4iPQRPWrHnOcNGf⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠

    Milton’s Podcast Spanish Que Chivo

    ⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠https://anchor.fm/aprendespanishcon-ralph⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠

    Check out Milton’s YouTube Channel

    ⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCjzRRRrw5CjHoOc-8B0rj1A/videos⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠

    Joel's Instagram

    ⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠https://www.instagram.com/joelspanishcafe/⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠

    Thank you for listening!

    • 30 min
    Mi segunda novela - Esmeralda Parte 2

    Mi segunda novela - Esmeralda Parte 2

    SHOW NOTES:

     Los diamantes de Esmeralda parte 2: La búsqueda

    If you are in the United States, you can use these links to go directly to the book on Amazon

    https://kdp.amazon.com/amazon-dp-action/us/dualbookshelf.marketplacelink/B0CW1KB7D7

    https://www.amazon.com/dp/B0CW1KB7D7

    For any other countries, you can go here to find it on other countries where it is available.

    https://www.jezsc.com/mystore/#esme02

    Thank you!

    • 1 min
    Ep 23: Dante (Extended Story)

    Ep 23: Dante (Extended Story)

    SHOW NOTES:

    Dante (Extended Story)

    Story written by Joel Zárate

    Read by Milton Ralph & Alba Sánchez.

    Support our podcasts

    If you like my podcasts, please consider contributing to my GoFundMe page.

    ⁠⁠⁠https://www.jezsc.com/#funding⁠⁠⁠

    If you like my short stories, you would like my short novel, “Los Diamantes de Esmeralda”.
    Find it on Amazon Kindle here:

    ⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠https://www.jezsc.com/mystore/⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠

    Transcript for this episode and previous episodes

    ⁠⁠⁠https://www.jezsc.com/transcripts/#msp⁠⁠⁠

    ALBA'S IMMERSION PROGRAM

    Alba offers Spanish lessons online, and Alba and Bea also offer a Spanish retreat program in Segovia, Spain. If you would like to find out more about her program, you can find out more about it down below and register on her website.

    Website

    ⁠⁠⁠⁠https://respirandoinmersion.es/⁠⁠⁠⁠

    Instagram

    ⁠⁠⁠⁠https://www.instagram.com/respirando.inmersion/⁠⁠⁠⁠

    Facebook

    ⁠⁠⁠⁠https://www.facebook.com/respirando.inmersion⁠⁠⁠⁠

    MY OTHER PODCASTS:

    Show Me the World in Spanish Podcast

    Apple Podcasts

    ⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/show-me-the-world-in-spanish/id1675381095⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠

    Spotify

    ⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠https://open.spotify.com/show/03e7hy7RIwyI3a90smpPsQ⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠

    Conversations in Spanish for Intermediate and Advanced Learners

    Apple podcast

    ⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/conversations-in-spanish-other-languages/id1450548526⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠

    Spotify

    ⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠https://open.spotify.com/show/2BaaWyvF71c0AfGa9WT021⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠

    Help Me Learn Spanish Joel

    Apple Podcast App (iPhone, iPod, iPad):

    ⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/help-me-learn-spanish-joel/id1612111480⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠

    Spotify:

    ⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠https://open.spotify.com/show/7JH0FOs4iPQRPWrHnOcNGf⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠

    Milton’s Podcast Spanish Que Chivo

    ⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠https://anchor.fm/aprendespanishcon-ralph⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠

    Check out Milton’s YouTube Channel

    ⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCjzRRRrw5CjHoOc-8B0rj1A/videos⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠

    Joel's Instagram

    ⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠https://www.instagram.com/joelspanishcafe/⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠

    Thank you for listening!

    • 17 min
    Ep 22: La pianista

    Ep 22: La pianista

    SHOW NOTES:

    La pianista

    Story written by Joel Zárate

    Read by Milton Ralph & Alba Sánchez.

    Support our podcasts

    If you like my podcasts, please consider contributing to my GoFundMe page.

    ⁠⁠https://www.jezsc.com/#funding⁠⁠

    If you like my short stories, you would like my short novel, “Los Diamantes de Esmeralda”.
    Find it on Amazon Kindle here:

    ⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠https://www.jezsc.com/mystore/⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠

    Transcript for this episode and previous episodes

    ⁠⁠https://www.jezsc.com/transcripts/#msp⁠⁠

    ALBA'S IMMERSION PROGRAM

    Alba offers Spanish lessons online, and Alba and Bea also offer a Spanish retreat program in Segovia, Spain. If you would like to find out more about her program, you can find out more about it down below and register on her website.

    Website

    ⁠⁠⁠https://respirandoinmersion.es/⁠⁠⁠

    Instagram

    ⁠⁠⁠https://www.instagram.com/respirando.inmersion/⁠⁠⁠

    Facebook

    ⁠⁠⁠https://www.facebook.com/respirando.inmersion⁠⁠⁠

    MY OTHER PODCASTS:

    Show Me the World in Spanish Podcast

    Apple Podcasts

    ⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/show-me-the-world-in-spanish/id1675381095⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠

    Spotify

    ⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠https://open.spotify.com/show/03e7hy7RIwyI3a90smpPsQ⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠

    Conversations in Spanish for Intermediate and Advanced Learners

    Apple podcast

    ⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/conversations-in-spanish-other-languages/id1450548526⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠

    Spotify

    ⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠https://open.spotify.com/show/2BaaWyvF71c0AfGa9WT021⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠

    Help Me Learn Spanish Joel

    Apple Podcast App (iPhone, iPod, iPad):

    ⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/help-me-learn-spanish-joel/id1612111480⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠

    Spotify:

    ⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠https://open.spotify.com/show/7JH0FOs4iPQRPWrHnOcNGf⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠

    Milton’s Podcast Spanish Que Chivo

    ⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠https://anchor.fm/aprendespanishcon-ralph⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠

    Check out Milton’s YouTube Channel

    ⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCjzRRRrw5CjHoOc-8B0rj1A/videos⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠

    Joel's Instagram

    ⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠https://www.instagram.com/joelspanishcafe/⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠

    Thank you for listening!

    • 24 min
    Ep 21: Gruñón

    Ep 21: Gruñón

    SHOW NOTES:

    Gruñón

    Story written by Joel Zárate

    Read by Milton Ralph & Alba Sánchez.

    Support our podcasts

    If you like my podcasts, please consider contributing to my GoFundMe page.

    ⁠https://www.jezsc.com/#funding⁠

    If you like my short stories, you would like my short novel, “Los Diamantes de Esmeralda”.
    Find it on Amazon Kindle here:

    ⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠https://www.jezsc.com/mystore/⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠

    Transcript for this episode and previous episodes

    ⁠https://www.jezsc.com/transcripts/#msp⁠

    ALBA'S IMMERSION PROGRAM

    Alba offers Spanish lessons online, and Alba and Bea also offer a Spanish retreat program in Segovia, Spain. If you would like to find out more about her program, you can find out more about it down below and register on her website.

    Website

    ⁠⁠https://respirandoinmersion.es/⁠⁠

    Instagram

    ⁠⁠https://www.instagram.com/respirando.inmersion/⁠⁠

    Facebook

    ⁠⁠https://www.facebook.com/respirando.inmersion⁠⁠

    MY OTHER PODCASTS:

    Show Me the World in Spanish Podcast

    Apple Podcasts

    ⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/show-me-the-world-in-spanish/id1675381095⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠

    Spotify

    ⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠https://open.spotify.com/show/03e7hy7RIwyI3a90smpPsQ⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠

    Conversations in Spanish for Intermediate and Advanced Learners

    Apple podcast

    ⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/conversations-in-spanish-other-languages/id1450548526⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠

    Spotify

    ⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠https://open.spotify.com/show/2BaaWyvF71c0AfGa9WT021⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠

    Help Me Learn Spanish Joel

    Apple Podcast App (iPhone, iPod, iPad):

    ⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/help-me-learn-spanish-joel/id1612111480⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠

    Spotify:

    ⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠https://open.spotify.com/show/7JH0FOs4iPQRPWrHnOcNGf⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠

    Check out Milton’s Podcast

    ⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠https://anchor.fm/aprendespanishcon-ralph⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠

    Check out Milton’s YouTube Channel

    ⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCjzRRRrw5CjHoOc-8B0rj1A/videos⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠

    Joel's Instagram

    ⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠https://www.instagram.com/joelspanishcafe/⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠

    Thank you for listening!

    • 26 min

Customer Reviews

4.9 out of 5
525 Ratings

525 Ratings

@themaney ,

Awesome

I speak some Spanish but I was wanting to get better at translating for people. This is a great way to help you do that because the initial slower story is just slow enough for me to translate it. I’m also still learning lots of words so I can figure them out via context or I can google them and still listen simultaneously. Great podcast.

kimmythequeenbee ,

Such a great help!

My husband and I have been studying Spanish with Duolingo for over 3 years. I love adding this podcast to my study week because it is helping me listen to the language in larger doses than a typical lesson on the app allows. I feel like it’s really helping me with comprehension. I am SO grateful for this resource! Thanks for all the work that goes into it. It is apporeciated!

tillmel82 ,

Extremely helpful

So well done, interesting, and with themes and sentences that encourage learning by exposure rather than memorizing.

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