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10 Reasons Why Santo Domingo is AMAZING!!!

Sonia Gil | Posted 07.15.2014 | Travel
Sonia Gil

1. Colors, colors, colors! 2. It's full of history. Home of the first university, castle, cathedral and monastery in the new world! 3. The foo...

Spanish Phrases That Literally Make No Sense

The Huffington Post | Ana Benedetti | Posted 06.27.2014 | Latino Voices

If you want to learn Spanish it might be a good idea to familiarize yourself with the meaning of these commonly used phrases, for if the flies. Any...

What's the Toughest Thing About Learning a Language

Sonia Gil | Posted 06.18.2014 | Education
Sonia Gil

You need to feel the culture: the music, the people, the food, the place. This can't be a chore, a mathematical problem or a silly game in an App. It's an amazing challenge and the reward will be very beautiful so you need to be all in.

What Does it Mean to Be Fluent in a Language?

Sonia Gil | Posted 06.13.2014 | Education
Sonia Gil

Picture yourself being fluent in a particular situation instead of on being fluent in the entire language. Once you conquer one situation, then you can move on to the next one.

Why Having a Horrible Accent Isn't So Bad

Sonia Gil | Posted 06.12.2014 | Travel
Sonia Gil

How many language purists don't post on my blogs criticizing this or that minor accent point? The result is that we hear way too much about accent and way too little about what really matters; communication.

10 Spanish Words That Have No English Translation

The Huffington Post | Ana Benedetti | Posted 06.02.2014 | Latino Voices

Ever get that annoying feeling that you can't find the exact word to describe something? You may not be thinking in the right language. Here are 10 v...

Young Latinos Retain Spanish At Higher Rate Here

Fox News Latino | Posted 09.18.2013 | Latino Voices

Like many states not normally thought of as Latino hubs, Oregon is now home to a growing Hispanic community – at least a half million. But what i...

17 Reasons Every American Should Learn Spanish

The Huffington Post | Posted 11.05.2012 | Latino Voices

Ever hear about those teachers who used to tape kids mouths shut for speaking Spanish in schools along the U.S.-Mexico border? Turns out they were...

Employees Sent To Intensive Spanish Lessons | Posted 10.13.2011 | Latino Voices

The need for Spanish-speaking professionals in Wisconsin is on the rise. According to U.S. Census date, the Hispanic population in the State has gr...

Learn Your Second Language and Enjoy the Journey

Steve Leveen | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Steve Leveen

When people hear I'm studying Spanish, they often are bemused. I want to share a secret: learning a second language is both harder--and easier--than you might think.