Learning Spanish – The Tools We Use

So many people think that learning Spanish is next to impossible, but we don’t agree.  We have found some tools that have made a world of difference for us while living in Spain.  No, we aren’t perfect and please don’t give me a written spelling test! Our goal was two-pronged: 1. To immerse the kids, so they can become fluent. 2. Parents will do our best to improve our Spanish and communicate our needs. ( I will confess I had high hopes of becoming fluent) Continue reading

Experiential Learning Spanish Civil War & Pronunciation

Each Autumn our consulting and blogging takes a little siesta, so Alan and I take full advantage of this time to work on projects and improve our Spanish.  This time we tried experiential learning Spanish mixed with some traditional classroom time.  Yep, we are taking the slow road to fluency, but at least we are still on that road!  To top it all off, we know we are better than we were last year!

Experiential learning Spanish and pronunciation. Alternative ways to learn Spanish & experience history at the same time with a Spanish Civil War Workshop. Read more on WagonersAbroad.com

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Look Out Pueblo Español, It’s Alan’s Turn!

Greetings One and All!  As the title suggests, it’s my turn.  “Your turn for what?” you may be asking.  It’s my turn for Pueblo Español!  Heidi went through this intensive Spanish course in June, and now I get to go in November.  How am I feeling about it?  You’ll have to read on to find out.

I'm also planning on attending some intensive Spanish classes the week before Pueblo Español program.  This class will be like a typical classroom setting, and it is also organized by Diverbo, and it will be a good way of helping ramp up my Spanish before I jump into the immersive program.  I will be in the amazing town of Madrid, so I'll be able to experience the local culture.  

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Spanish Immersion – Watch The Most Vulnerable Moments!

This time it is all on the line for me, with my Spanish Immersion experience.  I am sharing far more than I have ever been comfortable sharing with all of you, so I will admit I was a little nervous hitting that publish button.  This time my experience and performance is all captured on video, and guess what you can watch it below!
Spanish Immersion - Watch The Most Vulnerable Moments! This time it is all on the line for me, with my Spanish Immersion experience. This time it's all on video, with journals, skits, presentations & more! Read more on http://WagonersAbroad.com

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1 Week Immersed In A Spanish Conversation Course La Alberca!

Be prepared to get a glimpse of my thoughts, heart, soul, feelings, frustrations and progress.  I will share with you my personal experience attending a 1-week intensive Spanish course in Spain.  This isn’t your typical classroom course, it is 8 days and 14-15 hours of conversation each day!  This is like no other program I have experienced, so I am going to spill the beans and let you know what I think about full Spanish Immersion in Spain.
Learning Spanish with Pueblo Espanol in La Alberca Spain. Heidi tells all about her 1 week of full immersion in a Spanish conversation course.. Read more on WagonersAbroad.com

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Speaking Spanish Update: After 4 Months Of Studying

Guess what time it is?  It is time for us to give you an update on what we have been doing to improve Speaking Spanish!

Two Americans Speaking Spanish after 4 months of focused efforts towards learning Spanish and becoming more fluent. Check out the progress on video!

Remember our initial post, back at the end of November, with the goal of making it to Pueblo Español?  Oh and the video update of us speaking Spanish at the end of February?  Well, here we are at the end of May and we figured you were due another update of our progress.  Yes, there is another video.  As much as we don’t like speaking Spanish on video, it kind of needs to be done.  Thanks to all of you for asking questions and holding us accountable.

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Learning Spanish – Alan & Heidi Speak!

Greetings One & All!  Since our initial post, we’ve been getting a lot of encouragement, and a bunch of questions about our progress on learning Spanish.  So consider this an update!

Alan and Heidi (learning spanish status update) at Banco más bonito del mundo Loida Galicia Spain

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