Watching Spanish-language movies on Netflix is a great way to practice vocabulary and listening skills. Spanish films also allow you to learn about other cultures and gain exposure to different accents and slang. If you are an intermediate or advanced learner, I recommend watching with Spanish subtitles as studies show it enhances language learning. I also jot down any interesting new vocabulary and add it to my Anki flashcards later. Read More

In October 2017 I flew into Mexico City and then spent two weeks in Puebla taking Spanish classes, followed by eight days exploring the state of Veracruz. Read More

Over the years, I’ve attended five Spanish schools in four countries, but my experience at Livit Immersion Center in Puebla in fall of 2017 has been the best so far. Read More

Traditional candied fruits, pumpkins, and sweet potatoes for Day of the Dead, Tlaxcala City

Traditional candied fruits, pumpkins, and sweet potatoes for Day of the Dead, Tlaxcala

Tiny Tlaxcala, the capital of Mexico’s smallest state, is often overlooked by travelers, but its relaxed colonial charms make it well worth a visit. Read More

Netflix recently started adding Mexican stand-up comedians to its lineup. Watching comedy is a great way to learn Mexican Spanish since it’s full of colloquial expressions and pop culture references. Read More