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Let's Talk Spanish

By ESpeak Spanish
Improve your Spanish while learning about the Spanish-speaking world!

Each episode of our Spanish podcast provides listening practice and the chance to learn about countries where Spanish is spoken - perfect if you plan to travel to Spain or Latin America in the future!

There are episodes specifically for beginner Spanish learners but also more advanced ones if you have more experience with the language. Because the podcast is specifically created with students in mind, the episodes are laid out in a digestible way, with English used at points to further your understanding.
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Yucatán, México: Chichén Itzá and Marquesitas (The Spanish-Speaking World Tour)
Explore the state of Yucatán in México and practise your Spanish in this episode of our podcast created for Spanish learners! We've finally arrived in the most-populated Hispanic country, México, and we're starting in this state, which is located on the Yucatán Peninsula. In this episode, learn about the biggest city in the area, two very popular Mayan sites (including one which is home to one of the 7 Wonders of the Modern World) and learn a bit about the food of the region, too. We hope you really enjoy the episode and it helps you to greatly further your Spanish! Find the transcript in Spanish and English for this episode at https://espeakspanish.com/2021/04/09/lets-talk-spanish-72-yucatan-mexico/ Please leave a review on Apple Podcasts if you've liked this episode, as it will help us to reach more Spanish students who can benefit from our content: https://podcasts.apple.com/gb/podcast/lets-talk-spanish/id1482588696 Want to take your Spanish learning much further? ESpeak provides online Spanish lessons so you can learn to speak Spanish with confidence. Find out more at https://espeakspanish.com Buy Us a Coffee to support the work we're doing! https://www.buymeacoffee.com/espeakspanish Follow us on social media - we're putting out content in lots of places for language learners! Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/espeak.spanish/ YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC0p1aDjr8eOvR3FvFayFIcQ?sub_confirmation=1
18:49
April 9, 2021
Cuba Parte 2: La Habana y otras atracciones (The Spanish-Speaking World Tour)
Learn more about Cuba and improve your Spanish with this Spanish practise for intermediate learners! Our last episode looked at Cuban daily life and food in the country, but this time we're looking specifically at some of the main things to do when you're on the Caribbean island. Lots of this episode focuses on the capital, Havana (La Habana). We hope this episode really helps with your Spanish and that you get lots of travel inspiration too! Find the transcript in Spanish and English for this episode at https://espeakspanish.com/2021/04/02/lets-talk-spanish-71-havana-cuba-transcript/ Please leave a review on Apple Podcasts if you've liked this episode, as it will help us to reach more Spanish students who can benefit from our content: https://podcasts.apple.com/gb/podcast/lets-talk-spanish/id1482588696 Want to take your Spanish learning much further? ESpeak provides online Spanish lessons so you can learn to speak Spanish with confidence. Find out more at https://espeakspanish.com Sign up for our free weekly ESpeak Get-Togethers! https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSfQnFiCaf40Ht2TJVTcB6sZB8aKO0Y699tuVlNYWnU7C1kPOQ/viewform Buy Us a Coffee to support the work we're doing! https://www.buymeacoffee.com/espeakspanish Follow us on social media - we're putting out content in lots of places for language learners! Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/espeak.spanish/ YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC0p1aDjr8eOvR3FvFayFIcQ?sub_confirmation=1
17:58
April 2, 2021
Cuba: Vida diaria, Comida y Trinidad (The Spanish-Speaking World Tour)
Learn lots about daily life in Cuba, the food they eat there and more in this episode of our podcast for Spanish learners! Cuba is a really interesting place that is full of history and is very different from the other places we've visited so far in this series of the podcast. In this first of two episodes on the country, we'll discuss some of the main things that make an experience in Cuba different for a tourist, including the homestays which often provide better experiences than staying in hotels and also the 'paladares', small restaurants created in people's homes! We hope you really enjoy the podcast and it helps you to practice your Spanish! Find the transcript in Spanish and English for this episode at https://espeakspanish.com/2021/03/26/lets-talk-spanish-70-cuba-transcript/ Please leave a review on Apple Podcasts if you've liked this episode, as it will help us to reach more Spanish students who can benefit from our content: https://podcasts.apple.com/gb/podcast/lets-talk-spanish/id1482588696 Want to take your Spanish learning much further? ESpeak provides online Spanish lessons so you can learn to speak Spanish with confidence. Find out more at https://espeakspanish.com Sign up for our free weekly ESpeak Get-Togethers! https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSfQnFiCaf40Ht2TJVTcB6sZB8aKO0Y699tuVlNYWnU7C1kPOQ/viewform Buy Us a Coffee to support the work we're doing! https://www.buymeacoffee.com/espeakspanish Follow us on social media - we're putting out content in lots of places for language learners! Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/espeak.spanish/ YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC0p1aDjr8eOvR3FvFayFIcQ?sub_confirmation=1
17:12
March 26, 2021
La República Dominicana (The Spanish-Speaking World Tour)
Find out all about the Dominican Republic while working on your Spanish listening in this week's episode of our Spanish podcast! The Dominican Republic is the most-visited destination in the Caribbean and, of course, they speak Spanish there. Learn about why tourists flock to this part of the world, including the beaches and a great spot for whale watching, and lots about the food of the Dominican Republic, which is incredibly varied. I hope you get some really valuable Spanish practice by listening to this episode of the ESpeak podcast! Find the transcript in Spanish and English for this episode at https://espeakspanish.com/2021/03/10/lets-talk-spanish-69-dominican-republic-transcript/ Please leave a review on Apple Podcasts if you've liked this episode, as it will help us to reach more Spanish students who can benefit from our content: https://podcasts.apple.com/gb/podcast/lets-talk-spanish/id1482588696 Want to take your Spanish learning much further? ESpeak provides online Spanish lessons so you can learn to speak Spanish with confidence. Find out more at https://espeakspanish.com Sign up for our free weekly ESpeak Get-Togethers! https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSfQnFiCaf40Ht2TJVTcB6sZB8aKO0Y699tuVlNYWnU7C1kPOQ/viewform Buy Us a Coffee to support the work we're doing! https://www.buymeacoffee.com/espeakspanish Follow us on social media - we're putting out content in lots of places for language learners! Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/espeak.spanish/ YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC0p1aDjr8eOvR3FvFayFIcQ?sub_confirmation=1
15:42
March 10, 2021
Puerto Rico (The Spanish-Speaking World Tour)
Learn all about the area of Puerto Rico while practising your Spanish listening in this week's episode of Let's Talk Spanish! We're finally crossing the Atlantic this week to visit a very on-trend area of Latin America. Although the territory is very Hispanic and is found 1,000 miles away from the US, it is actually an overseas territory of the United States In this episode, I look at some of the history and current political situation of Puerto Rico, one of the famous drinks that originates from here and a few of the main things you need to see if you visit, including some glowing bays! I hope this episode helps you to improve your Spanish in a fun, engaging way. Find the transcript in Spanish and English for this episode at https://espeakspanish.com/2021/03/03/lets-talk-spanish-68-puerto-rico-transcript/ Please leave a review on Apple Podcasts if you've liked this episode, as it will help us to reach more Spanish students who can benefit from our content: https://podcasts.apple.com/gb/podcast/lets-talk-spanish/id1482588696 Want to take your Spanish learning much further? ESpeak provides online Spanish lessons so you can learn to speak Spanish with confidence. Find out more at https://espeakspanish.com Sign up for our weekly ESpeak Get-Togethers! https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSfQnFiCaf40Ht2TJVTcB6sZB8aKO0Y699tuVlNYWnU7C1kPOQ/viewform Follow us on social media - we're putting out content in lots of places for language learners! Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/espeak.spanish/ YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC0p1aDjr8eOvR3FvFayFIcQ?sub_confirmation=1 Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/espeakspanishuk TikTok: https://www.tiktok.com/@espeak.spanish
17:18
March 3, 2021
Las Islas Canarias: un área súper volcánica (The Spanish-Speaking World Tour)
Take a trip around the Canary Islands while practising your Spanish listening in this week's episode of the Let's Talk Spanish podcast! In this 7th episode of the Spanish-Speaking World Tour, I'm again heading off of mainland Spain to the Islas Canarias, an extremely popular tourist destination due to its subtropical climate. Even though they're part of Spain, they're actually much closer to the west coast of Africa. Learn about some of the main draws for tourists to the islands while also learning about some of the most popular Canarian food dishes. There's lots of good Spanish vocabulary included throughout the episode, so you'll definitely be able to improve your Spanish a lot by listening to this. Make sure you use the transcript to ensure you understand what's going on! Find the transcript in Spanish and English for this episode at https://espeakspanish.com/2021/02/24/lets-talk-spanish-67-islas-canarias-canary-islands-transcript/ Please leave a review on Apple Podcasts if you've liked this episode, as it will help us to reach more Spanish students who can benefit from our content: https://podcasts.apple.com/gb/podcast/lets-talk-spanish/id1482588696 Want to take your Spanish learning much further? ESpeak provides online Spanish lessons so you can learn to speak Spanish with confidence. Find out more at https://espeakspanish.com Follow us on social media - we're putting out content in lots of places for language learners! Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/espeak.spanish/ YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC0p1aDjr8eOvR3FvFayFIcQ?sub_confirmation=1 Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/espeakspanishuk TikTok: https://www.tiktok.com/@espeak.spanish
17:05
February 24, 2021
Sevilla: la ciudad principal de Andalucía (The Spanish-Speaking World Tour)
Our 6th stop on the Spanish-Speaking World Tour brings us to Sevilla, one of Spain's biggest and most vibrant cities. Learn all about this place and improve your Spanish listening in this episode of the podcast. Sevilla is the capital of Andalucía, Spain's largest autonomous community, and is found in the south of the country. There are many different sides to the city, including a great Muslim influence from the time the Moors ruled the area. In this episode, learn a bit about the history of Sevilla, hear about 3 of the big tourist attractions that you have to see if you visit plus, as always, learn about some of the great local food. I hope you enjoy the episode! Find the transcript in Spanish and English for this episode at https://espeakspanish.com/2021/02/17/lets-talk-spanish-66-sevilla-transcript/ Please leave a review on Apple Podcasts if you've liked this episode, as it will help us to reach more Spanish students who can benefit from our content: https://podcasts.apple.com/gb/podcast/lets-talk-spanish/id1482588696 Want to take your Spanish learning much further? ESpeak provides online Spanish lessons so you can learn to speak Spanish with confidence. Find out more at https://espeakspanish.com Follow us on social media - we're putting out content in lots of places for language learners! Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/espeak.spanish/ YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC0p1aDjr8eOvR3FvFayFIcQ?sub_confirmation=1 Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/espeakspanishuk TikTok: https://www.tiktok.com/@espeak.spanish
19:33
February 17, 2021
Madrid: Llegamos a la capital de España (The Spanish-Speaking World Tour)
Get your weekly Spanish listening practice while learning about Madrid and all there is to do there! On the fifth stop on my Spanish-Speaking World Tour, we arrive in Spain's capital city, one of the main cities in Europe. As I've done in every episode so far this series, I give you a tour guide of the city in Spanish, including lots of great vocabulary and allowing you to really push your understanding further with the language. Learn about the museums that many go to the city for, some of the dishes specific to Madrid and also lots about the history of the place. I hope you get a lot from this episode! Find the transcript in Spanish and English for this episode at https://espeakspanish.com/2021/02/10/lets-talk-spanish-65-madrid-transcript/ Please leave a review on Apple Podcasts if you've liked this episode, as it will help us to reach more Spanish students who can benefit from our content: https://podcasts.apple.com/gb/podcast/lets-talk-spanish/id1482588696 Want to take your Spanish learning much further? ESpeak provides online Spanish lessons so you can learn to speak Spanish with confidence. Find out more at https://espeakspanish.com Follow us on social media - we're putting out content in lots of places for language learners! Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/espeak.spanish/ YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC0p1aDjr8eOvR3FvFayFIcQ Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/espeakspanishuk TikTok: https://www.tiktok.com/@espeak.spanish
21:48
February 10, 2021
Valencia y la Comunidad Valenciana (The Spanish-Speaking World Tour)
Next up on our Spanish-speaking tour, practise your Spanish while learning all about Valencia and the Valencian Community! This autonomous community is one of the most populated in Spain and there are lots of things of interest there. I speak about some of the main attractions of the city itself, some of the famous festivals that take place in the region and also look at the area's most famous dish - paella - all while talking in Spanish and allowing you to further your Spanish learning! Please leave a review on Apple Podcasts if you've liked this episode, as it will help us to reach more Spanish students who can benefit from our content: https://podcasts.apple.com/gb/podcast/lets-talk-spanish/id1482588696 Want to take your Spanish learning much further? ESpeak provides online Spanish lessons so you can learn to speak Spanish with confidence. Find out more at https://espeakspanish.com Follow us on social media - we're putting out content in lots of places for language learners! Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/espeak.spanish/ YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC0p1aDjr8eOvR3FvFayFIcQ?sub_confirmation=1 Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/espeakspanishuk TikTok: https://www.tiktok.com/@espeak.spanish
22:26
February 3, 2021
Mallorca y Las Islas Baleares (The Spanish-Speaking World Tour)
In the third stop of our Spanish-Speaking Tour, we're hopping off of mainland Spain to visit the Balearic Islands, or Las Islas Baleares, and give you some really useful Spanish listening practice! This group of islands has 4 main islands, of which Mallorca is the one you probably know best. Over the years, these islands have been associated with party holidays, but there's a lot more to them, as you'll learn about in this episode! Learn all about the highlights of the island, especially in Palma de Mallorca, and also lots about the local cuisine. I hope you get a lot of use out of this episode and that it really helps you to further your Spanish! Find the transcript in Spanish and English for this episode at https://espeakspanish.com/2021/01/27/lets-talk-spanish-63-mallorca-baleares-transcript/ Please leave a review on Apple Podcasts if you've liked this episode, as it will help us to reach more Spanish students who can benefit from our content: https://podcasts.apple.com/gb/podcast/lets-talk-spanish/id1482588696 Want to take your Spanish learning much further? ESpeak provides online Spanish lessons so you can learn to speak Spanish with confidence. Find out more at https://espeakspanish.com Follow us on social media - we're putting out content in lots of places for language learners! Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/espeak.spanish/ YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC0p1aDjr8eOvR3FvFayFIcQ?sub_confirmation=1 Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/espeakspanishuk TikTok: https://www.tiktok.com/@espeak.spanish
18:33
January 27, 2021
Barcelona - La Segunda Ciudad de España (The Spanish-Speaking World Tour)
Barcelona, one of the most famous cities in the world, is the next stop on The Spanish-Speaking World Tour! You might already know a lot about Spain's most international city but I've tried to included lots of information here that you might not be aware of about the most popular parts of the city, such as the Sagrada Familia, Parc Güell and La Rambla! Most importantly, of course, this will be a great episode for helping you to further your Spanish listening and really improve. I speak quite a bit about the history of Barcelona, which means there's lots of past tense used and also lots of dates, which are always something Spanish students find difficult. Like in the last episode, I've also included a bit of Catalan for you, as it's the other main language spoken in the area. Make sure to use the transcript on our website to help with your understanding, too! Find the transcript in Spanish and English for this episode at https://espeakspanish.com/lets-talk-spanish-62-barcelona-transcript/ Please leave a review on Apple Podcasts if you've liked this episode, as it will help us to reach more Spanish students who can benefit from our content: https://podcasts.apple.com/gb/podcast/lets-talk-spanish/id1482588696 Want to take your Spanish learning much further? ESpeak provides online Spanish lessons so you can learn to speak Spanish with confidence. Find out more at https://espeakspanish.com Follow us on social media - we're putting out content in lots of places for language learners! Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/espeak.spanish/ YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC0p1aDjr8eOvR3FvFayFIcQ Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/espeakspanishuk TikTok: https://www.tiktok.com/@espeak.spanish
19:40
January 20, 2021
Bilbao y El País Vasco (The Spanish-Speaking World Tour)
Learn all about the city of Bilbao and the Basque Country while getting some intermediate Spanish practice in the first episode of our new series, The Spanish-Speaking World Tour! I speak about lots of the main attractions in Bilbao, including the Museo Guggenheim which has brought the city back to life since its opening. I also speak a lot about the region's food since it's one of the food capitals of Europe, I particularly spend time speaking about 'pinchos' ('pintxos' in Basque), the area's version of 'tapas'. At the end of the episode, I even teach you a few words in Basque, so you'll be learning two languages by listening to this Spanish lesson. Enjoy! Find the transcript in Spanish and English for this episode at https://espeakspanish.com/2021/01/13/lets-talk-spanish-61-bilbao-transcript Please leave a review on Apple Podcasts if you've liked this episode, as it will help us to reach more Spanish students who can benefit from our content: https://podcasts.apple.com/gb/podcast/lets-talk-spanish/id1482588696 Want to take your Spanish learning much further? ESpeak provides online Spanish lessons so you can learn to speak Spanish with confidence. Find out more at https://espeakspanish.com Follow us on social media - we're putting out content in lots of places for language learners! Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/espeak.spanish/ YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC0p1aDjr8eOvR3FvFayFIcQ Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/espeakspanishuk TikTok: https://www.tiktok.com/@espeak.spanish
19:17
January 13, 2021
Series 4 Trailer
Learn all about the new intermediate level series of Let's Talk Spanish. First episode out on the 13th January 2021! Please leave a review on Apple Podcasts if you've liked this episode, as it will help us to reach more Spanish students who can benefit from our content: https://podcasts.apple.com/gb/podcast/lets-talk-spanish/id1482588696 Want to learn to speak Spanish with confidence? Our one-to-one or group classes could be exactly what you need to really improve your Spanish. Check out our website for more information: https://espeakspanish.com Follow ESpeak on social media to get weekly Spanish & language-learning content: Instagram: https://instagram.com/espeak.spanish YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC0p1aDjr8eOvR3FvFayFIcQ TikTok: https://www.tiktok.com/@espeak.spanish Facebook: https://facebook.com/espeakspanishuk
02:27
January 7, 2021
Beginners' Corner 20: Qué quieres hacer este año?
In the final Beginners' Corner episode, I speak in Spanish for 5 minutes about the things I want to do during the rest of the year.  Over the previous 19 episodes, I've introduced lots of new Spanish vocabulary and phrases. Here, I bring lots of this together to give you some more great Spanish listening practice. I've also included some new phrases, such as 'Me gustaría'! Find the transcript in Spanish and English for this episode at https://espeakspanish.com/2020/08/23/lets-talk-spanish-beginners-corner-20-transcript/ Please leave a review on Apple Podcasts if you've liked this episode, as it will help us to reach more Spanish students who can benefit from our content: https://podcasts.apple.com/gb/podcast/lets-talk-spanish/id1482588696 Want to learn to speak Spanish with confidence? Our one-to-one or group classes could be exactly what you need to really improve your Spanish. Check out our website for more information: https://espeakspanish.com Follow ESpeak on social media to get weekly Spanish & language-learning content: Instagram: https://instagram.com/espeak.spanish YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC0p1aDjr8eOvR3FvFayFIcQ TikTok: https://www.tiktok.com/@espeak.spanish Facebook: https://facebook.com/espeakspanishuk
06:50
August 23, 2020
Wifredo Lam - pintor afrocubano (Biography in Spanish)
In this final episode of the series, practice your Spanish listening while learning all about Wifredo Lam, the very interesting 20th-century Cuban painter. Lam's work was a mixture of cubism, surrealism and Afro-Caribbean art, a mixture produced from his heritage and his many years spent in Europe, particularly Spain and France.  I hope you find this really useful for improving your Spanish and expanding your knowledge of less-celebrated artists! Find the transcript in Spanish and English for this episode at https://espeakspanish.com/2020/08/19/lets-talk-spanish-59-wifredo-lam-transcript/ Please leave a review on Apple Podcasts if you've liked this episode, as it will help us to reach more Spanish students who can benefit from our content: https://podcasts.apple.com/gb/podcast/lets-talk-spanish/id1482588696 Want to learn to speak Spanish with confidence? Our one-to-one or group classes could be exactly what you need to really improve your Spanish. Check out our website for more information: https://espeakspanish.com Follow ESpeak on social media to get weekly Spanish & language-learning content: Instagram: https://instagram.com/espeak.spanish YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC0p1aDjr8eOvR3FvFayFIcQ TikTok: https://www.tiktok.com/@espeak.spanish Facebook: https://facebook.com/espeakspanishuk
14:21
August 19, 2020
Beginners' Corner 19: Las mascotas
Pets - this week's Spanish practice for beginners is all about them! Pets are something some people love and others hate! Listen to this episode for 5 minutes of Spanish listening practice in which I speak about different types of pets and what I think of them (Hint: I don't like them very much!) There's lots of great Spanish vocabulary included here, so make sure you listen closely and also use the transcript to further your language learning! Find the transcript in Spanish and English for this episode at https://espeakspanish.com/2020/08/16/lets-talk-spanish-beginners-corner-19-transcript/ Please leave a review on Apple Podcasts if you've liked this episode, as it will help us to reach more Spanish students who can benefit from our content: https://podcasts.apple.com/gb/podcast/lets-talk-spanish/id1482588696 Want to learn to speak Spanish with confidence? Our one-to-one or group classes could be exactly what you need to really improve your Spanish. Check out our website for more information: https://espeakspanish.com Follow ESpeak on social media to get weekly Spanish & language-learning content: Instagram: https://instagram.com/espeak.spanish YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC0p1aDjr8eOvR3FvFayFIcQ TikTok: https://www.tiktok.com/@espeak.spanish Facebook: https://facebook.com/espeakspanishuk
06:57
August 16, 2020
Daddy Yankee: El Rey del Reggaetón (Biography in Spanish)
Learn all about Daddy Yankee and practise your Spanish in this week's Spanish podcast episode! The musician is known as the King of Reggaetón and has had a huge influence on the trajectory of Latin music as a whole. His 2004 album 'Barrio Fino', which included the hit song 'Gasolina', paved the way for the successes many Latin artists are now seeing. Listen to this episode to learn all about the famous Puerto Rican's career and his influence and further your Spanish - make sure to check out the transcript in Spanish and English to help with your understanding! Find the transcript in Spanish and English for this episode at https://espeakspanish.com/2020/08/12/lets-talk-spanish-57-daddy-yankee-transcript/ Please leave a review on Apple Podcasts if you've liked this episode, as it will help us to reach more Spanish students who can benefit from our content: https://podcasts.apple.com/gb/podcast/lets-talk-spanish/id1482588696 Want to learn to speak Spanish with confidence? Our one-to-one or group classes could be exactly what you need to really improve your Spanish. Check out our website for more information: https://espeakspanish.com Follow ESpeak on social media to get weekly Spanish & language-learning content: Instagram: https://instagram.com/espeak.spanish YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC0p1aDjr8eOvR3FvFayFIcQ TikTok: https://www.tiktok.com/@espeak.spanish Facebook: https://facebook.com/espeakspanishuk
13:26
August 12, 2020
Beginners' Corner 18: Idiomas y Países
Learn how to speak about languages and the countries where they're spoken in this week's Spanish practice for beginners! In the last few weeks I've been speaking about travel, but this week looks specifically at some of the main languages around the world and some interesting information about them. Listening to this 6 minutes of Spanish will allow you to learn lots of new languages and country Spanish vocabulary while also improving your listening skills. I hope it's useful! Find the transcript in Spanish and English for this episode at https://espeakspanish.com/2020/08/09/lets-talk-spanish-beginners-corner-18-transcript/ Please leave a review on Apple Podcasts if you've liked this episode, as it will help us to reach more Spanish students who can benefit from our content: https://podcasts.apple.com/gb/podcast/lets-talk-spanish/id1482588696 Want to learn to speak Spanish with confidence? Our one-to-one or group classes could be exactly what you need to really improve your Spanish. Check out our website for more information: https://espeakspanish.com Follow ESpeak on social media to get weekly Spanish & language-learning content: Instagram: https://instagram.com/espeak.spanish YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC0p1aDjr8eOvR3FvFayFIcQ TikTok: https://www.tiktok.com/@espeak.spanish Facebook: https://facebook.com/espeakspanishuk
07:36
August 9, 2020
The Mirabal Sisters: heroínas de la República Dominicana (Biography in Spanish)
Listen to this episode to get your weekly hit of Spanish practice and learn the incredible story of the three Mirabal Sisters and the legacy they have left behind, not just in their country but around the world. Often referred to as 'Las Mariposas', these are three incredible Dominican women who deserve to be spoken about a lot more around the world. Despite the prejudices against them, they stood up to the terrible dictatorship of Rafael Trujillo in the Dominican Republic and fought to spread the news of the wrongdoing of this regime. For their tireless work, they lost their lives, but their sacrifice ultimately lead to the overthrow of this man, which had been their goal from the start. Find the transcript in Spanish and English for this episode at https://espeakspanish.com/2020/08/05/lets-talk-spanish-55-mirabal-sisters-transcript/ Please leave a review on Apple Podcasts if you've liked this episode, as it will help us to reach more Spanish students who can benefit from our content: https://podcasts.apple.com/gb/podcast/lets-talk-spanish/id1482588696 Want to learn to speak Spanish with confidence? Our one-to-one or group classes could be exactly what you need to really improve your Spanish. Check out our website for more information: https://espeakspanish.com Follow ESpeak on social media to get weekly Spanish & language-learning content: Instagram: https://instagram.com/espeak.spanish YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC0p1aDjr8eOvR3FvFayFIcQ TikTok: https://www.tiktok.com/@espeak.spanish Facebook: https://facebook.com/espeakspanishuk
15:19
August 5, 2020
Beginners' Corner 17: Adónde quiero viajar?
In this final Beginners' Corner episode on travel, I speak in Spanish for 5 minutes about the places that I want to travel to in the future. I look at the Spanish-speaking countries that I want to visit plus a couple of other places too! Having spoken about why I like travelling and the types of holiday that I like over the past couple of weeks, hopefully, lots of the vocabulary will be familiar but I've also added in lots of new words too to give you some well-rounded Spanish practice! Find the transcript in Spanish and English for this episode at https://espeakspanish.com/2020/08/02/lets-talk-spanish-beginners-corner-17-transcript/ Please leave a review on Apple Podcasts if you've liked this episode, as it will help us to reach more Spanish students who can benefit from our content: https://podcasts.apple.com/gb/podcast/lets-talk-spanish/id1482588696 Want to learn to speak Spanish with confidence? Our one-to-one or group classes could be exactly what you need to really improve your Spanish. Check out our website for more information: https://espeakspanish.com Follow ESpeak on social media to get weekly Spanish & language-learning content: Instagram: https://instagram.com/espeak.spanish YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC0p1aDjr8eOvR3FvFayFIcQ TikTok: https://www.tiktok.com/@espeak.spanish Facebook: https://facebook.com/espeakspanishuk
07:17
August 2, 2020
Antonio Banderas: una carrera muy exitosa (Biography in Spanish)
I'm going to speak all about the varied career of Antonio Banderas, speaking in Spanish about his roles from Zorro, to Spy Kids and of course the 'Shrek' franchise in his role as Puss in Boots! The actor is one of the greatest and most-famous Spanish actors alive. His career has spanned 40 years and has included an array of such diverse roles. At the start of his career, he was very prominent in some of Almodóvar's early films which brought him international attention that lead him to spend a lot of time in Hollywood. He recently rekindled his partnership with Almodóvar in 'Dolor y gloria', a performance that earned Banderas his first Oscar nomination!  Enjoy. Find the transcript in Spanish and English for this episode at https://espeakspanish.com/2020/07/29/lets-talk-spanish-53-antonio-banderas-transcript/ Please leave a review on Apple Podcasts if you've liked this episode, as it will help us to reach more Spanish students who can benefit from our content: https://podcasts.apple.com/gb/podcast/lets-talk-spanish/id1482588696 Want to learn to speak Spanish with confidence? Our one-to-one or group classes could be exactly what you need to really improve your Spanish. Check out our website for more information: https://espeakspanish.com Follow ESpeak on social media to get weekly Spanish & language-learning content: Instagram: https://instagram.com/espeak.spanish YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC0p1aDjr8eOvR3FvFayFIcQ TikTok: https://www.tiktok.com/@espeak.spanish Facebook: https://facebook.com/espeakspanishuk
14:07
July 29, 2020
Beginners' Corner 16: Qué tipo de vacaciones me gusta?
In this week's Spanish beginners' episode, I'm speaking about holidays! Specifically, I'm going to speak about how often I usually go on holiday and what types of holidays I do and don't like. This episode includes lots of great Spanish vocabulary to help you practise your Spanish and gain confidence with it! Make sure to check out the transcript (which is in both Spanish and English) to help you! Find the transcript in Spanish and English for this episode at https://espeakspanish.com/2020/07/26/lets-talk-spanish-beginners-corner-16-transcript/ Please leave a review on Apple Podcasts if you've liked this episode, as it will help us to reach more Spanish students who can benefit from our content: https://podcasts.apple.com/gb/podcast/lets-talk-spanish/id1482588696 Want to learn to speak Spanish with confidence? Our one-to-one or group classes could be exactly what you need to really improve your Spanish. Check out our website for more information: https://espeakspanish.com Follow ESpeak on social media to get weekly Spanish & language-learning content: Instagram: https://instagram.com/espeak.spanish YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC0p1aDjr8eOvR3FvFayFIcQ TikTok: https://www.tiktok.com/@espeak.spanish Facebook: https://facebook.com/espeakspanishuk
06:55
July 26, 2020
Fidel Castro: Líder de la revolución cubana (Biography in Spanish)
Listen to hear all about the life of Fidel Castro and to practise your Spanish now! Fidel Castro was the leader of the Cuban Revolution and is known around the world for being one of the greatest revolutionaries of all time. He and his Movimiento 26 de Julio used guerrilla tactics to defeat a much larger military regime in their country that was backed by the US government, in doing so making Cuba the first Communist state in the Western Hemisphere. Following this came nearly 50 years of ruling the country. Many prefer to scorn his work and label him as a tyrant, a murderer and an awful leader. However, Cuba did achieve lots of great things under his leadership, such as incredible leaps in healthcare and education. Under his guidance, the country has also played a huge role in foreign affairs, particularly supporting revolutionary groups in Africa and even playing a significant part in the fight against apartheid - something which is completely overlooked. In this episode I speak in Spanish about all of this and more, trying to include lots of interesting bits of information that you might not have heard before. This episode could easily have been a lot longer as there is so much to say about this man, but I've tried to cut it down to make it more digestible for Spanish learners.  Find the transcript in Spanish and English for this episode at https://espeakspanish.com/2020/07/22/lets-talk-spanish-51-fidel-castro-transcript/ Please leave a review on Apple Podcasts if you've liked this episode, as it will help us to reach more Spanish students who can benefit from our content: https://podcasts.apple.com/gb/podcast/lets-talk-spanish/id1482588696 Want to learn to speak Spanish with confidence? Our one-to-one or group classes could be exactly what you need to really improve your Spanish. Check out our website for more information: https://espeakspanish.com Follow ESpeak on social media to get weekly Spanish & language-learning content: Instagram: https://instagram.com/espeak.spanish YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC0p1aDjr8eOvR3FvFayFIcQ TikTok: https://www.tiktok.com/@espeak.spanish Facebook: https://facebook.com/espeakspanishuk
18:01
July 22, 2020
Beginners' Corner 15: Por qué me gusta viajar?
In this episode, I speak for a few minutes in Spanish about the various reasons that I love to travel, including speaking other languages with native speakers and learning about different cultures. For those of you who don't know me well, travelling is one of my favourite things to do! I've been lucky enough to travel to quite a few countries over the years and there are lots of places I'm looking forward to visiting in the future! I speak about some of the places I've been to before and some of the languages that I have spoken in other countries, so you can learn this vocabulary too. I hope you find this Spanish practice really helpful! Find the transcript in Spanish and English for this episode at https://espeakspanish.com/2020/07/19/lets-talk-spanish-beginners-corner-15-transcript/ Please leave a review on Apple Podcasts if you've liked this episode, as it will help us to reach more Spanish students who can benefit from our content: https://podcasts.apple.com/gb/podcast/lets-talk-spanish/id1482588696 Want to learn to speak Spanish with confidence? Our one-to-one or group classes could be exactly what you need to really improve your Spanish. Check out our website for more information: https://espeakspanish.com Follow ESpeak on social media to get weekly Spanish & language-learning content: Instagram: https://instagram.com/espeak.spanish YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC0p1aDjr8eOvR3FvFayFIcQ TikTok: https://www.tiktok.com/@espeak.spanish Facebook: https://facebook.com/espeakspanishuk
07:46
July 19, 2020
Adolfo Pérez Esquivel: Encarcelado durante 14 meses sin juicio (Biography in Spanish)
I speak in Spanish about Adolfo Pérez Esquivel, an Argentine sculptor turned activist who has fought throughout his life for the rights of campesinos and political prisoners throughout South America, despite the risks of doing this. His struggle for human rights led to him being imprisoned in his home country for 14 months without a trial, imprisonment which included a lot of torture. Due to his work, Adolfo received the Nobel Peace Prize in 1980. In this episode about someone slightly less well-known than some of the other people I've covered, I look at his early life, his work throughout South America and his imprisonment. Make sure you check below for the transcript in English and Spanish to help you learn! Find the transcript in Spanish and English for this episode at https://espeakspanish.com/2020/07/15/lets-talk-spanish-49-adolfo-perez-esquivel-transcript/ Please leave a review on Apple Podcasts if you've liked this episode, as it will help us to reach more Spanish students who can benefit from our content: https://podcasts.apple.com/gb/podcast/lets-talk-spanish/id1482588696 Want to learn to speak Spanish with confidence? Our one-to-one or group classes could be exactly what you need to really improve your Spanish. Check out our website for more information: https://espeakspanish.com Follow ESpeak on social media to get weekly Spanish & language-learning content: Instagram: https://instagram.com/espeak.spanish YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC0p1aDjr8eOvR3FvFayFIcQ TikTok: https://www.tiktok.com/@espeak.spanish Facebook: https://facebook.com/espeakspanishuk
15:08
July 15, 2020
Beginners' Corner 14: Qué tiempo hace?
As a native English speaker, speaking about the weather in Spanish can be difficult as it works quite differently. In this episode, I speak in Spanish for 5 minutes using lots of vocabulary from this topic, Weather is an important thing to be able to speak about in any language you learn. In English, we mostly use the verb "to be" to speak about the weather, saying things like "it is sunny", "it is cold" or "the weather is good". But for all of these sentences in Spanish, we don't use 'ser' or 'estar', but instead, we use the verb 'hacer'! I'll show you how to correctly form these phrases plus lots more, such as what I do depending on the weather. Make sure you check out the episode transcript to help with your understanding too! The link is right below this. Find the transcript in Spanish and English for this episode at https://espeakspanish.com/2020/07/12/lets-talk-spanish-beginners-corner-14-transcript/ Please leave a review on Apple Podcasts if you've liked this episode, as it will help us to reach more Spanish students who can benefit from our content: https://podcasts.apple.com/gb/podcast/lets-talk-spanish/id1482588696 Want to learn to speak Spanish with confidence? Our one-to-one or group classes could be exactly what you need to really improve your Spanish. Check out our website for more information: https://espeakspanish.com Follow ESpeak on social media to get weekly Spanish & language-learning content: Instagram: https://instagram.com/espeak.spanish YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC0p1aDjr8eOvR3FvFayFIcQ TikTok: https://www.tiktok.com/@espeak.spanish Facebook: https://facebook.com/espeakspanishuk
07:05
July 12, 2020
Federico García Lorca: gran poeta y dramaturgo (Biography in Spanish)
This episode is a biography in Spanish of Federico García Lorca, one of, if not THE, greatest Spanish poet and playwright of the 20th century. Poetry collections such as 'Romancero gitano' and plays including 'Bodas de Sangre' and 'La Casa de Bernarda Alba' are renowned around the world and are continually studied by students and experts alike. Due to his homosexuality and leftist views, Lorca's life was cut very short as he was murdered by nationalist armed forces in 1936, at the age of just 38. This makes the fact that his work has been so enduring even more incredible. I speak in Spanish about his early life in Andalusía, details about his greatest works and the recurring themes that were present throughout these works and more! This episode will be very useful as background for A-Level Spanish students in England who have to study Lorca's work. Enjoy! Find the transcript in Spanish and English for this episode at https://espeakspanish.com/2020/07/08/lets-talk-spanish-47-federico-garcia-lorca-transcript/ Please leave a review on Apple Podcasts if you've liked this episode, as it will help us to reach more Spanish students who can benefit from our content: https://podcasts.apple.com/gb/podcast/lets-talk-spanish/id1482588696 Want to learn to speak Spanish with confidence? Our one-to-one or group classes could be exactly what you need to really improve your Spanish. Check out our website for more information: https://espeakspanish.com Follow ESpeak on social media to get weekly Spanish & language-learning content: Instagram: https://instagram.com/espeak.spanish YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC0p1aDjr8eOvR3FvFayFIcQ TikTok: https://www.tiktok.com/@espeak.spanish Facebook: https://facebook.com/espeakspanishuk
17:45
July 8, 2020
Beginners' Corner 13: Mañana, voy a... (Using the Immediate Future)
This week's episode is dedicated to using the Spanish Immediate Future Tense to help you to start speaking about things that you are GOING to do! In Spanish, this tense is formed using the verb IR + a + an infinitive in sentences such as 'Voy a ir al cine' (I am going to go to the cinema). It's very simple to form for English-speaking people once you get the hang of it and if you can use this tense, your ability to speak Spanish will be greatly improved! Listen to this episode to hear me speaking about lots of things that I am going to do tomorrow, including lots of vocabulary you will have seen before but of course, introducing lots of new stuff too. Hopefully, as a result, you'll be able to incorporate this tense into your own Spanish! Find the transcript in Spanish and English for this episode at https://espeakspanish.com/2020/07/05/lets-talk-spanish-beginners-corner-13-transcript/ Please leave a review on Apple Podcasts if you've liked this episode, as it will help us to reach more Spanish students who can benefit from our content: https://podcasts.apple.com/gb/podcast/lets-talk-spanish/id1482588696 Want to learn to speak Spanish with confidence? Our one-to-one or group classes could be exactly what you need to really improve your Spanish. Check out our website for more information: https://espeakspanish.com Follow ESpeak on social media to get weekly Spanish & language-learning content: Instagram: https://instagram.com/espeak.spanish YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC0p1aDjr8eOvR3FvFayFIcQ TikTok: https://www.tiktok.com/@espeak.spanish Facebook: https://facebook.com/espeakspanishuk
07:14
July 5, 2020
Rigoberta Menchú: Premio Nobel de la Paz y vida muy dura (Biography in Spanish)
Listen to this episode to learn about the life and struggles of the amazing Guatemalan Rigoberta Menchú and to practise your Spanish at the same time. Rigoberta Menchú is an incredible woman and one who has not been spoken about enough. Being of Mayan descent, she had an incredibly tough start to life, seeing many of her family members murdered in the horrific genocides committed by the Guatemalan military against the indigenous population of the country. Despite all of the risks, she didn't just give up but continued to fight for the rights of indigenous people around the world but particularly those from her country and women, who she saw to be some of the greatest victims. Due to this work and especially her testimonial biography "I, Rigoberta Menchú", released in 1983, she received the Nobel Peace Prize at the age of just 33, becoming one of the youngest Nobel Laureates. I hope you enjoy this Spanish biography! Find the transcript in Spanish and English for this episode at https://espeakspanish.com/2020/07/01/lets-talk-spanish-45-rigoberta-menchu-transcript/ Please leave a review on Apple Podcasts if you've liked this episode, as it will help us to reach more Spanish students who can benefit from our content: https://podcasts.apple.com/gb/podcast/lets-talk-spanish/id1482588696 Want to learn to speak Spanish with confidence? Our one-to-one or group classes could be exactly what you need to really improve your Spanish. Check out our website for more information: https://espeakspanish.com Follow ESpeak on social media to get weekly Spanish & language-learning content: Instagram: https://instagram.com/espeak.spanish YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC0p1aDjr8eOvR3FvFayFIcQ TikTok: https://www.tiktok.com/@espeak.spanish Facebook: https://facebook.com/espeakspanishuk
18:06
July 1, 2020
Beginners' Corner 12: Durante la cuarentena, he...
In the last Beginners' Corner episode, I spoke in Spanish using the Perfect Tense, the tense we use to speak about things we "have done" in the past. Here, I give you some further practice to help you understand this tense as a Spanish learner and hear it used in a very relevant context: what I've done during the quarantine and what my family has done too. I'll use lots of different verbs, including 'gustar', plus lots of connectives which will be great to incorporate into your vocabulary. Enjoy! Find the transcript in Spanish and English for this episode at https://espeakspanish.com/2020/06/28/lets-talk-spanish-beginners-corner-12-transcript/ Please leave a review on Apple Podcasts if you've liked this episode, as it will help us to reach more Spanish students who can benefit from our content: https://podcasts.apple.com/gb/podcast/lets-talk-spanish/id1482588696 Want to learn to speak Spanish with confidence? Our one-to-one or group classes could be exactly what you need to really improve your Spanish. Check out our website for more information: https://espeakspanish.com Follow ESpeak on social media to get weekly Spanish & language-learning content: Instagram: https://instagram.com/espeak.spanish YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC0p1aDjr8eOvR3FvFayFIcQ TikTok: https://www.tiktok.com/@espeak.spanish Facebook: https://facebook.com/espeakspanishuk
07:22
June 28, 2020
Salvador Dalí: la pintura, la excentricidad y todo lo demás (Biography in Spanish)
Practise your Spanish while learning all about famous people from Spanish-speaking countries - this week, it's Salvador Dalí! Dalí is probably the best-known face of Surrealism and considered by many to be one of the greatest artists of all time. The Spaniard's work stands out among any collection of art for its eccentricity and shock factor, with his art dealing with lots of themes such as death and the subconscious. He is also very well-known for his controversial and shocking public appearances. His signature moustache is recognised by many, especially since the release of the hit Spanish show 'La Casa de Papel'. In this episode, I speak in Spanish all about this great painter, including his childhood, some of the methods he used to produce some of his greatest pieces of art and some information about his more controversial side, including his affection towards Fascism! Find the transcript in Spanish and English for this episode at https://espeakspanish.com/2020/06/24/lets-talk-spanish-43-salvador-dali-transcript/ Please leave a review on Apple Podcasts if you've liked this episode, as it will help us to reach more Spanish students who can benefit from our content: https://podcasts.apple.com/gb/podcast/lets-talk-spanish/id1482588696 Want to learn to speak Spanish with confidence? Our one-to-one or group classes could be exactly what you need to really improve your Spanish. Check out our website for more information: https://espeakspanish.com Follow ESpeak on social media to get weekly Spanish & language-learning content: Instagram: https://instagram.com/espeak.spanish YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC0p1aDjr8eOvR3FvFayFIcQ TikTok: https://www.tiktok.com/@espeak.spanish Facebook: https://facebook.com/espeakspanishuk
21:56
June 24, 2020
Beginners' Corner 11: Hoy, he hecho... (Using the Perfect Tense)
So far in the Beginners' Corner episodes, I've stuck mainly with the Spanish present tense, with only a few phrases in other tenses. In this episode, I branch out and start focusing on the Perfect Tense! This is what we use in Spanish when we're speaking about things we "have done" - it can be used when you've done something but haven't specified exactly when, but it can also be something you've done previously in an incomplete time period e.g. today, this year. I hope this is a helpful introduction to this new Spanish tense - make sure to use the transcript on our blog to help you! Find the transcript in Spanish and English for this episode at https://espeakspanish.com/2020/06/21/lets-talk-spanish-beginners-corner-11-transcript/ Please leave a review on Apple Podcasts if you've liked this episode, as it will help us to reach more Spanish students who can benefit from our content: https://podcasts.apple.com/gb/podcast/lets-talk-spanish/id1482588696 Want to learn to speak Spanish with confidence? Our one-to-one or group classes could be exactly what you need to really improve your Spanish. Check out our website for more information: https://espeakspanish.com Follow ESpeak on social media to get weekly Spanish & language-learning content: Instagram: https://instagram.com/espeak.spanish YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC0p1aDjr8eOvR3FvFayFIcQ TikTok: https://www.tiktok.com/@espeak.spanish Facebook: https://facebook.com/espeakspanishuk
05:39
June 21, 2020
Pedro Almodóvar - Cineasta excéntrico e influyente (Biography in Spanish)
In this episode, I speak in Spanish about the life of Pedro Almodóvar, the most famous and most eccentric of Spanish filmmakers! Anyone who is at all familiar with Spanish cinema is likely to have heard Almodóvar's name at least once. This director's films have had a huge influence over the past 40 years, changing the face of Spain's movie scene with films that both shock and draw in the viewer at the same time. Coming into filmmaking after the death of Franco, he became internationally recognised as the face of the 'Movida Madrileña', a movement known for its freedom of expression and shock factor. So many years later, the director continues to make fantastic films, with 'Dolor y Gloria' winning many awards at this year's Goya Awards. Hear about his main influences and in detail about some of his most notable films, plus a lot more! Find the transcript in Spanish and English for this episode at https://espeakspanish.com/2020/06/17/lets-talk-spanish-41-pedro-almodovar-transcript/ Please leave a review on Apple Podcasts if you've liked this episode, as it will help us to reach more Spanish students who can benefit from our content: https://podcasts.apple.com/gb/podcast/lets-talk-spanish/id1482588696 Want to learn to speak Spanish with confidence? Our one-to-one or group classes could be exactly what you need to really improve your Spanish. Check out our website for more information: https://espeakspanish.com Follow ESpeak on social media to get weekly Spanish & language-learning content: Instagram: https://instagram.com/espeak.spanish YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC0p1aDjr8eOvR3FvFayFIcQ TikTok: https://www.tiktok.com/@espeak.spanish Facebook: https://facebook.com/espeakspanishuk
16:20
June 17, 2020
Beginners' Corner 10: La comida que como
I give you the Spanish vocabulary to speak about a lot of the main foods that there are and also some more niche things which you might like to know in this 5-minute listening practice! Food: such an important part of life and something so many people are addicted to! There are so many different foods out there so I couldn't include everything, but I have tried to include a good mix of Spanish food & drink phrases, ranging from the different cuisines that I like, to what I have for each meal of the day and even the main dishes from Spain that I love! I hope it's helpful. Find the transcript in Spanish and English for this episode at https://espeakspanish.com/2020/06/14/lets-talk-spanish-beginners-corner-10-transcript/ Please leave a review on Apple Podcasts if you've liked this episode, as it will help us to reach more Spanish students who can benefit from our content: https://podcasts.apple.com/gb/podcast/lets-talk-spanish/id1482588696 Want to learn to speak Spanish with confidence? Our one-to-one or group classes could be exactly what you need to really improve your Spanish. Check out our website for more information: https://espeakspanish.com Follow ESpeak on social media to get weekly Spanish & language-learning content: Instagram: https://instagram.com/espeak.spanish YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC0p1aDjr8eOvR3FvFayFIcQ TikTok: https://www.tiktok.com/@espeak.spanish Facebook: https://facebook.com/espeakspanishuk
07:01
June 14, 2020
Eva Perón: el sufragio femenino y los 'descamisados' (Biography in Spanish)
Learn all about Eva Perón's life while learning Spanish in this episode of Let's Talk Spanish! Eva Perón, affectionately known as 'Evita', had a very short life, only living until she was 33, but managed to impact so many people across Argentina during this time. From her work to achieve the vote for women in the country to her Foundation set up to help the poor, she helped so many people during her time as First Lady. She also faced a lot of opposition from the richer parts of society who saw her as a 'Robin Hood' figure. This will be an interesting episode for those interested in the history of Argentina and also women's suffrage! Find the transcript in Spanish and English for this episode at https://espeakspanish.com/2020/06/03/lets-talk-spanish-39-eva-peron-transcript/ Please leave a review on Apple Podcasts if you've liked this episode, as it will help us to reach more Spanish students who can benefit from our content: https://podcasts.apple.com/gb/podcast/lets-talk-spanish/id1482588696 Want to learn to speak Spanish with confidence? Our one-to-one or group classes could be exactly what you need to really improve your Spanish. Check out our website for more information: https://espeakspanish.com Follow ESpeak on social media to get weekly Spanish & language-learning content: Instagram: https://instagram.com/espeak.spanish YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC0p1aDjr8eOvR3FvFayFIcQ TikTok: https://www.tiktok.com/@espeak.spanish Facebook: https://facebook.com/espeakspanishuk
17:42
June 3, 2020
Beginners' Corner 9: Netflix y la tele
I've dedicated a whole Beginners' Corner episode to speaking in Spanish about the different types of shows and films that you can stream, or watch on normal TV since everybody's favourite pastime is watching Netflix in this day and age! I also speak about some of the main Spanish-language shows that you can watch and that I recommend, so in this episode, you'll not only be able to practise your Spanish - you'll also be able to find your next Spanish TV show! Find the transcript in Spanish and English for this episode at https://espeakspanish.com/2020/05/31/lets-talk-spanish-beginners-corner-9-transcript/ Please leave a review on Apple Podcasts if you've liked this episode, as it will help us to reach more Spanish students who can benefit from our content: https://podcasts.apple.com/gb/podcast/lets-talk-spanish/id1482588696 Want to learn to speak Spanish with confidence? Our one-to-one or group classes could be exactly what you need to really improve your Spanish. Check out our website for more information: https://espeakspanish.com Follow ESpeak on social media to get weekly Spanish & language-learning content: Instagram: https://instagram.com/espeak.spanish YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC0p1aDjr8eOvR3FvFayFIcQ TikTok: https://www.tiktok.com/@espeak.spanish Facebook: https://facebook.com/espeakspanishuk
06:55
May 31, 2020
Rafael Nadal - Rey de la Tierra (Biography in Spanish)
Practise your Spanish and learn about the life of Rafael Nadal, also known as The King of Clay, in this episode of Let's Talk Spanish! 'Rafa' is one of the most incredible tennis players of all time and definitely one of the most exciting and engaging to watch. He has won the second-most Grand Slams of any player in the Open Era and there are many things which make his career even more impressive - whether you look at the other great players currently playing, the many injuries that he has overcome or the fact that he is naturally right-handed! Learn about all of these things and a lot more with this resource for Spanish learning!  Find the transcript in Spanish and English for this episode at https://espeakspanish.com/2020/05/27/lets-talk-spanish-37-rafael-nadal-transcript/ Please leave a review on Apple Podcasts if you've liked this episode, as it will help us to reach more Spanish students who can benefit from our content: https://podcasts.apple.com/gb/podcast/lets-talk-spanish/id1482588696 Want to learn to speak Spanish with confidence? Our one-to-one or group classes could be exactly what you need to really improve your Spanish. Check out our website for more information: https://espeakspanish.com Follow ESpeak on social media to get weekly Spanish & language-learning content: Instagram: https://instagram.com/espeak.spanish YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC0p1aDjr8eOvR3FvFayFIcQ TikTok: https://www.tiktok.com/@espeak.spanish Facebook: https://facebook.com/espeakspanishuk
13:40
May 27, 2020
Beginners' Corner 8: Mis Amigos y Yo
We all love spending time with our friends, so why not learn how to speak in Spanish about the things you do with them? In this episode, I talk about several of the main things that I spend time doing with friends, giving you lots of Spanish words you'll be able to use to describe what you do with friends too, excluding lots of use of the verb 'Gustar'! I hope you enjoy. Find the transcript in Spanish and English for this episode at https://espeakspanish.com/2020/05/24/lets-talk-spanish-beginners-corner-8-transcript/ Please leave a review on Apple Podcasts if you've liked this episode, as it will help us to reach more Spanish students who can benefit from our content: https://podcasts.apple.com/gb/podcast/lets-talk-spanish/id1482588696 Want to learn to speak Spanish with confidence? Our one-to-one or group classes could be exactly what you need to really improve your Spanish. Check out our website for more information: https://espeakspanish.com Follow ESpeak on social media to get weekly Spanish & language-learning content: Instagram: https://instagram.com/espeak.spanish YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC0p1aDjr8eOvR3FvFayFIcQ TikTok: https://www.tiktok.com/@espeak.spanish Facebook: https://facebook.com/espeakspanishuk
05:60
May 24, 2020
Frida Kahlo - Ícono feminista y del arte (Biography in Spanish)
Learn all about Frida Kahlo's short but powerful life while learning some Spanish! Frida Kahlo is an extremely impressive and inspiring woman. Throughout her life, she struggled with sickness and loss, but throughout the struggle she pushed herself to create some of the most striking and vulnerable paintings the world has ever seen, representing her feelings on canvas. While not necessarily being fully appreciated during her life, since her death she has become an icon around the world, both as an artist as well as a face of feminism and the strong female spirit. Find the transcript in Spanish and English for this episode at https://espeakspanish.com/2020/05/20/lets-talk-spanish-35-frida-kahlo-transcript/ Please leave a review on Apple Podcasts if you've liked this episode, as it will help us to reach more Spanish students who can benefit from our content: https://podcasts.apple.com/gb/podcast/lets-talk-spanish/id1482588696 Want to learn to speak Spanish with confidence? Our one-to-one or group classes could be exactly what you need to really improve your Spanish. Check out our website for more information: https://espeakspanish.com Follow ESpeak on social media to get weekly Spanish & language-learning content: Instagram: https://instagram.com/espeak.spanish YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC0p1aDjr8eOvR3FvFayFIcQ TikTok: https://www.tiktok.com/@espeak.spanish Facebook: https://facebook.com/espeakspanishuk
19:46
May 20, 2020
Beginners' Corner 7: Un día ordinario en mi vida
In this week's Beginners' Corner episode, learn how to speak all about your daily routine in Spanish and how to use the verb 'Soler'! I speak about what I usually do every day, so you'll be able to learn the main vocabulary you need to know to speak about common daily actions, such as when you wake up and talking about how much coffee you drink! This is a great bitesize Spanish practice for early learners of the language - make sure to use the transcript to further your learning! Find the transcript in Spanish and English for this episode at https://espeakspanish.com/2020/05/17/lets-talk-spanish-beginners-corner-7-transcript/ Please leave a review on Apple Podcasts if you've liked this episode, as it will help us to reach more Spanish students who can benefit from our content: https://podcasts.apple.com/gb/podcast/lets-talk-spanish/id1482588696 Want to learn to speak Spanish with confidence? Our one-to-one or group classes could be exactly what you need to really improve your Spanish. Check out our website for more information: https://espeakspanish.com Follow ESpeak on social media to get weekly Spanish & language-learning content: Instagram: https://instagram.com/espeak.spanish YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC0p1aDjr8eOvR3FvFayFIcQ TikTok: https://www.tiktok.com/@espeak.spanish Facebook: https://facebook.com/espeakspanishuk
06:22
May 17, 2020
Diego Maradona - El Pibe de Oro de Argentina (Biography in Spanish)
Listen to the story of Argentinian football great Diego Maradona and learn more Spanish in this episode of Let's Talk Spanish! Many of the greats in every field divide opinion, and Maradona is definitely somebody who falls into that category. Despite his iconic performances on the pitch for Argentina, Napoli and Barcelona, when most people think of this man they think of his negative side - his "Hand of God" against England in the 1986 World Cup and his personal problems outside of football. I speak about both sides of this legend in this listening practice. Find the transcript in Spanish and English for this episode at https://espeakspanish.com/2020/05/13/lets-talk-spanish-33-diego-maradona-transcript/ Please leave a review on Apple Podcasts if you've liked this episode, as it will help us to reach more Spanish students who can benefit from our content: https://podcasts.apple.com/gb/podcast/lets-talk-spanish/id1482588696 Want to learn to speak Spanish with confidence? Our one-to-one or group classes could be exactly what you need to really improve your Spanish. Check out our website for more information: https://espeakspanish.com Follow ESpeak on social media to get weekly Spanish & language-learning content: Instagram: https://instagram.com/espeak.spanish YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC0p1aDjr8eOvR3FvFayFIcQ TikTok: https://www.tiktok.com/@espeak.spanish Facebook: https://facebook.com/espeakspanishuk
15:31
May 13, 2020
Beginners' Corner 6: Mi Ciudad y Mi Barrio
In this beginners' Spanish episode, I show you how to speak about where you live, what there is to do there and what kind of place it is! These are all important things you'll want to speak about in your Spanish learning journey, so in this episode I do just that, exposing you to lots of the Spanish vocabulary you'll need to speak about these things. Enjoy! Find the transcript in Spanish and English for this episode at https://espeakspanish.com/2020/05/10/lets-talk-spanish-beginners-corner-6-transcript/ Please leave a review on Apple Podcasts if you've liked this episode, as it will help us to reach more Spanish students who can benefit from our content: https://podcasts.apple.com/gb/podcast/lets-talk-spanish/id1482588696 Want to learn to speak Spanish with confidence? Our one-to-one or group classes could be exactly what you need to really improve your Spanish. Check out our website for more information: https://espeakspanish.com Follow ESpeak on social media to get weekly Spanish & language-learning content: Instagram: https://instagram.com/espeak.spanish YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC0p1aDjr8eOvR3FvFayFIcQ TikTok: https://www.tiktok.com/@espeak.spanish Facebook: https://facebook.com/espeakspanishuk
06:38
May 10, 2020
Gabriel García Márquez - Realismo mágico y su vida (Biography in Spanish)
In this episode, I speak all about the great Colombian writer Gabriel García Marquez and give you some great Spanish listening practice! 'Gabo' is famous not only in the Spanish-speaking world but globally for his writing, including such novels as 'Cien años de soledad' (One Hundred Years of Solitude) and 'El amor en los tiempos del cólera' (Love In the Time of Cholera), which are some of the pioneering works in the magical realism genre so synonymous with Latin American literature. Not only do I speak about these classic texts, but I also look at his journalism work and his political views! I hope you find this episode entertaining and useful for your Spanish learning! Find the transcript in Spanish and English for this episode at https://espeakspanish.com/2020/05/06/lets-talk-spanish-31-gabriel-garcia-marquez-transcript/ Please leave a review on Apple Podcasts if you've liked this episode, as it will help us to reach more Spanish students who can benefit from our content: https://podcasts.apple.com/gb/podcast/lets-talk-spanish/id1482588696 Want to learn to speak Spanish with confidence? Our one-to-one or group classes could be exactly what you need to really improve your Spanish. Check out our website for more information: https://espeakspanish.com Follow ESpeak on social media to get weekly Spanish & language-learning content: Instagram: https://instagram.com/espeak.spanish YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC0p1aDjr8eOvR3FvFayFIcQ TikTok: https://www.tiktok.com/@espeak.spanish Facebook: https://facebook.com/espeakspanishuk
18:07
May 6, 2020
Beginners' Corner 5: Más sobre los pasatiempos
Last week I started speaking about my hobbies and what I like to do in Spanish. This week, I'm going to speak about what other people I know like doing! This will allow you to learn how to use the Spanish verb 'gustar' to speak about others and to learn a lot more vocabulary to do with different pastimes. Enjoy! Find the transcript in Spanish and English for this episode at https://espeakspanish.com/2020/05/03/lets-talk-spanish-beginners-corner-5-transcript/ Please leave a review on Apple Podcasts if you've liked this episode, as it will help us to reach more Spanish students who can benefit from our content: https://podcasts.apple.com/gb/podcast/lets-talk-spanish/id1482588696 Want to learn to speak Spanish with confidence? Our one-to-one or group classes could be exactly what you need to really improve your Spanish. Check out our website for more information: https://espeakspanish.com Follow ESpeak on social media to get weekly Spanish & language-learning content: Instagram: https://instagram.com/espeak.spanish YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC0p1aDjr8eOvR3FvFayFIcQ TikTok: https://www.tiktok.com/@espeak.spanish Facebook: https://facebook.com/espeakspanishuk
06:48
May 3, 2020
Penélope Cruz - Óscar, Goyas y más (Biography in Spanish)
Learn all about Penélope Cruz, probably the most famous Spanish actress of the past 20 years, in this Spanish listening practice. As well as appearing in many Spanish-language films, Cruz has also starred in many English-language films. Learn all about the awards she's won, her career and her life outside of acting in this episode. Find the transcript in Spanish and English for this episode at https://espeakspanish.com/2020/04/29/lets-talk-spanish-29-penelope-cruz-transcript/ Please leave a review on Apple Podcasts if you've liked this episode, as it will help us to reach more Spanish students who can benefit from our content: https://podcasts.apple.com/gb/podcast/lets-talk-spanish/id1482588696 Want to learn to speak Spanish with confidence? Our one-to-one or group classes could be exactly what you need to really improve your Spanish. Check out our website for more information: https://espeakspanish.com Follow ESpeak on social media to get weekly Spanish & language-learning content: Instagram: https://instagram.com/espeak.spanish YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC0p1aDjr8eOvR3FvFayFIcQ TikTok: https://www.tiktok.com/@espeak.spanish Facebook: https://facebook.com/espeakspanishuk
15:24
April 29, 2020
Beginners' Corner 4: Los Pasatiempos
Want to learn how to speak in Spanish about your hobbies, why you like doing certain things and what you don't like doing? This episode will be perfect for you, as in the 5 minutes I cover many different pastimes, including the Spanish verbs to speak about them and some good adjectives you can use to speak in more detail about why you like or don't like doing them. I hope you find this really useful! Find the transcript in Spanish and English for this episode at https://espeakspanish.com/2020/04/26/lets-talk-spanish-beginners-corner-4-transcript/ Please leave a review on Apple Podcasts if you've liked this episode, as it will help us to reach more Spanish students who can benefit from our content: https://podcasts.apple.com/gb/podcast/lets-talk-spanish/id1482588696 Want to learn to speak Spanish with confidence? Our one-to-one or group classes could be exactly what you need to really improve your Spanish. Check out our website for more information: https://espeakspanish.com Follow ESpeak on social media to get weekly Spanish & language-learning content: Instagram: https://instagram.com/espeak.spanish YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC0p1aDjr8eOvR3FvFayFIcQ TikTok: https://www.tiktok.com/@espeak.spanish Facebook: https://facebook.com/espeakspanishuk
06:33
April 26, 2020
Che Guevara: el revolucionario polémico (Biography in Spanish)
The Argentinian best known for his role in the Cuban Revolution - Che Guevara is a figure who is sure to divide opinion depending on your beliefs and experience. But there's no doubt that he is a compelling figure to learn about, and what better way to do it than improving your Spanish at the same time? Find the transcript in Spanish and English for this episode at https://espeakspanish.com/2020/04/22/lets-talk-spanish-27-che-guevara-transcript/ Please leave a review on Apple Podcasts if you've liked this episode, as it will help us to reach more Spanish students who can benefit from our content: https://podcasts.apple.com/gb/podcast/lets-talk-spanish/id1482588696 Want to learn to speak Spanish with confidence? Our one-to-one or group classes could be exactly what you need to really improve your Spanish. Check out our website for more information: https://espeakspanish.com Follow ESpeak on social media to get weekly Spanish & language-learning content: Instagram: https://instagram.com/espeak.spanish YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC0p1aDjr8eOvR3FvFayFIcQ TikTok: https://www.tiktok.com/@espeak.spanish Facebook: https://facebook.com/espeakspanishuk
17:09
April 22, 2020
Beginners' Corner 3: Mi teléfono móvil
In Episode 3 of this series created for Spanish learners early in their Spanish learning journey, I speak about mobile phones and some of the many things that you can do with them. This means I cover a lot of the vocabulary you'll use when speaking about technology and social media. Find the transcript in Spanish and English for this episode at https://espeakspanish.com/2020/04/19/lets-talk-spanish-beginners-corner-3-transcript/ Please leave a review on Apple Podcasts if you've liked this episode, as it will help us to reach more Spanish students who can benefit from our content: https://podcasts.apple.com/gb/podcast/lets-talk-spanish/id1482588696 Want to learn to speak Spanish with confidence? Our one-to-one or group classes could be exactly what you need to really improve your Spanish. Check out our website for more information: https://espeakspanish.com Follow ESpeak on social media to get weekly Spanish & language-learning content: Instagram: https://instagram.com/espeak.spanish YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC0p1aDjr8eOvR3FvFayFIcQ TikTok: https://www.tiktok.com/@espeak.spanish Facebook: https://facebook.com/espeakspanishuk
06:13
April 19, 2020
Isabel Allende: La Casa de los Espíritus y más (Biography in Spanish)
In this episode, I speak about the life of Isabel Allende, commonly referred to as the most widely-read Spanish language author internationally. Allende's work is sure to be mentioned in any conversation about what to read in Spanish. She achieved success with her very first novel, which is mentioned in the title, in 1982, and is still writing to this day. Learn about her early life moving between countries, her exile in Venezuela to escape from the Pinochet regime, the content of her works as well as the many honours she has received over the years - all in Spanish! Find the transcript for this episode at https://espeakspanish.com/2020/04/15/lets-talk-spanish-25-isabel-allende-transcript/ Please leave a review on Apple Podcasts if you've liked this episode, as it will help us to reach more Spanish students who can benefit from our content: https://podcasts.apple.com/gb/podcast/lets-talk-spanish/id1482588696 Want to learn to speak Spanish with confidence? Our one-to-one or group classes could be exactly what you need to really improve your Spanish. Check out our website for more information: https://espeakspanish.com Follow ESpeak on social media to get weekly Spanish & language-learning content: Instagram: https://instagram.com/espeak.spanish YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC0p1aDjr8eOvR3FvFayFIcQ TikTok: https://www.tiktok.com/@espeak.spanish Facebook: https://facebook.com/espeakspanishuk
14:04
April 15, 2020
Beginners' Corner 2: Mi familia
In this episode, I talk for 5 minutes in Spanish about my family: how they look and what they like doing. I use lots of different vocabulary here, so I hope it will push your understanding and allow you to learn some new Spanish words without being too difficult. Enjoy improving your Spanish with this 5-minute practice! Find the transcript in Spanish and English for this episode at https://espeakspanish.com/2020/04/05/lets-talk-spanish-beginners-corner-2-transcript/ Please leave a review on Apple Podcasts if you've liked this episode, as it will help us to reach more Spanish students who can benefit from our content: https://podcasts.apple.com/gb/podcast/lets-talk-spanish/id1482588696 Want to learn to speak Spanish with confidence? Our one-to-one or group classes could be exactly what you need to really improve your Spanish. Check out our website for more information: https://espeakspanish.com Follow ESpeak on social media to get weekly Spanish & language-learning content: Instagram: https://instagram.com/espeak.spanish YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC0p1aDjr8eOvR3FvFayFIcQ TikTok: https://www.tiktok.com/@espeak.spanish Facebook: https://facebook.com/espeakspanishuk
06:42
April 5, 2020
Pablo Picasso - Guernica, Cubismo y una vida extraordinaria (Biography in Spanish)
In this episode, I speak in Spanish all about Pablo Picasso, the Spaniard who is one of the greatest artists of all time. People of all ages know his name and recognise his art - for many people, if you ask them to think of artists, he will be one of the first ones that come to mind! I look specifically at some of his pieces and speak about various other things to do with the great man, also looking at some of his faults in this biography in Spanish. Enjoy! Find the transcript in Spanish and English for this episode at https://espeakspanish.com/2020/04/01/lets-talk-spanish-23-pablo-picasso-transcript/ Please leave a review on Apple Podcasts if you've liked this episode, as it will help us to reach more Spanish students who can benefit from our content: https://podcasts.apple.com/gb/podcast/lets-talk-spanish/id1482588696 Want to learn to speak Spanish with confidence? Our one-to-one or group classes could be exactly what you need to really improve your Spanish. Check out our website for more information: https://espeakspanish.com Follow ESpeak on social media to get weekly Spanish & language-learning content: Instagram: https://instagram.com/espeak.spanish YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC0p1aDjr8eOvR3FvFayFIcQ TikTok: https://www.tiktok.com/@espeak.spanish Facebook: https://facebook.com/espeakspanishuk
16:12
April 1, 2020
Beginners' Corner 1: Introducing myself
In my Beginners' Corner episodes, I'm going to create listening practices for beginners and people early in their Spanish learning journey! In this first episode, I introduce myself and give some basic information about me! I know that all learners want to be able to listen to content in the language they're learning, but it can often be too difficult to understand. This will contain more straightforward Spanish words and grammar, to allow you to improve your Spanish without finding things way too hard. Link to transcript: https://espeakspanish.com/2020/03/29/lets-talk-spanish-beginners-corner-1-transcript/ Please leave a review on Apple Podcasts if you've liked this episode, as it will help us to reach more Spanish students who can benefit from our content: https://podcasts.apple.com/gb/podcast/lets-talk-spanish/id1482588696 Want to learn to speak Spanish with confidence? Our one-to-one or group classes could be exactly what you need to really improve your Spanish. Check out our website for more information: https://espeakspanish.com Follow ESpeak on social media to get weekly Spanish & language-learning content: Instagram: https://instagram.com/espeak.spanish YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC0p1aDjr8eOvR3FvFayFIcQ TikTok: https://www.tiktok.com/@espeak.spanish Facebook: https://facebook.com/espeakspanishuk
06:49
March 29, 2020
J Balvin - representando la música latina a nivel mundial (Biography in Spanish)
Learn about the success of Colombian reggaeton singer J Balvin, his latest album 'Colores' and why he plans on singing in Spanish for his whole career, all in this latest episode. J Balvin has risen to international fame over the past few years. Although he began his music career in 2005, it wasn't until around 2015 that he began to gain followers outside of South America. Now, he is well-known as one of the top Latino artists, demonstrated by his appearance in the Superbowl Halftime Show this year. Learn about his life and practise your Spanish in this Spanish biography! Find the transcript for this episode at https://espeakspanish.com/2020/03/25/lets-talk-spanish-21-j-balvin-transcript/ Please leave a review on Apple Podcasts if you've liked this episode, as it will help us to reach more Spanish students who can benefit from our content: https://podcasts.apple.com/gb/podcast/lets-talk-spanish/id1482588696 Want to learn to speak Spanish with confidence? Our one-to-one or group classes could be exactly what you need to really improve your Spanish. Check out our website for more information: https://espeakspanish.com Follow ESpeak on social media to get weekly Spanish & language-learning content: Instagram: https://instagram.com/espeak.spanish YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC0p1aDjr8eOvR3FvFayFIcQ TikTok: https://www.tiktok.com/@espeak.spanish Facebook: https://facebook.com/espeakspanishuk
14:50
March 25, 2020
Honduras - Copán y otra información sobre el país
I speak about Honduras and give you lots of information about the country, including some of the main tourist attractions, in the final episode of this first season of my Spanish podcast! I hope you've enjoyed looking at different aspects of the 20 countries where Spanish is an official language. They are all very interesting in their own respects, so hopefully you have learned a lot and also improved your Spanish by listening to these episodes.  Find the transcript in Spanish and English for this episode at https://espeakspanish.com/2020/03/11/podcast-episode-20-transcript-honduras-copan/ Please leave a review on Apple Podcasts if you've liked this episode, as it will help us to reach more Spanish students who can benefit from our content: https://podcasts.apple.com/gb/podcast/lets-talk-spanish/id1482588696 Want to learn to speak Spanish with confidence? Our one-to-one or group classes could be exactly what you need to really improve your Spanish. Check out our website for more information: https://espeakspanish.com Follow ESpeak on social media to get weekly Spanish & language-learning content: Instagram: https://instagram.com/espeak.spanish YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC0p1aDjr8eOvR3FvFayFIcQ TikTok: https://www.tiktok.com/@espeak.spanish Facebook: https://facebook.com/espeakspanishuk
10:32
March 11, 2020
El guaraní en Paraguay (Paraguay & the Guarani Language)
Practise your Spanish in this episode of the podcast and find out all about Guarani, the indigenous language that is the most-spoken language in Paraguay, ahead of Spanish! As well as this, in this episode, you can find out some general information about the country, plus the threats facing this indigenous language. Find the transcript in Spanish and English for  this episode at https://espeakspanish.com/2020/03/04/podcast-episode-19-transcript-paraguay-guarani/ Please leave a review on Apple Podcasts if you've liked this episode, as it will help us to reach more Spanish students who can benefit from our content: https://podcasts.apple.com/gb/podcast/lets-talk-spanish/id1482588696 Want to learn to speak Spanish with confidence? Our one-to-one or group classes could be exactly what you need to really improve your Spanish. Check out our website for more information: https://espeakspanish.com Follow ESpeak on social media to get weekly Spanish & language-learning content: Instagram: https://instagram.com/espeak.spanish YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC0p1aDjr8eOvR3FvFayFIcQ TikTok: https://www.tiktok.com/@espeak.spanish Facebook: https://facebook.com/espeakspanishuk
12:33
March 4, 2020
Una introducción a Nicaragua (An Introduction to Nicaragua)
Practise your Spanish while learning all about Nicaragua, one of the Spanish-speaking countries in Central America, including how it has the largest lake in Central America! Find the episode transcript at https://espeakspanish.com/2020/02/26/podcast-episode-18-transcript-nicaragua/ Please leave a review on Apple Podcasts if you've liked this episode, as it will help us to reach more Spanish students who can benefit from our content: https://podcasts.apple.com/gb/podcast/lets-talk-spanish/id1482588696 Want to learn to speak Spanish with confidence? Our one-to-one or group classes could be exactly what you need to really improve your Spanish. Check out our website for more information: https://espeakspanish.com Follow ESpeak on social media to get weekly Spanish & language-learning content: Instagram: https://instagram.com/espeak.spanish YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC0p1aDjr8eOvR3FvFayFIcQ TikTok: https://www.tiktok.com/@espeak.spanish Facebook: https://facebook.com/espeakspanishuk
09:45
February 26, 2020
Uruguay - el país de muchas buenas estadísticas (Uruguay & its impressive statistics)
Uruguay is the second-smallest country in South America, but ranks very highly on a large number of different global indicators! Learn all about these in this week's episode, plus how it was the first country to completely legalise cannabis! And learn all this at the same time as learning Spanish! Find the podcast transcript at https://espeakspanish.com/2020/02/19/podcast-episode-17-transcript-uruguay/ Please leave a review on Apple Podcasts if you've liked this episode, as it will help us to reach more Spanish students who can benefit from our content: https://podcasts.apple.com/gb/podcast/lets-talk-spanish/id1482588696 Want to learn to speak Spanish with confidence? Our one-to-one or group classes could be exactly what you need to really improve your Spanish. Check out our website for more information: https://espeakspanish.com Follow ESpeak on social media to get weekly Spanish & language-learning content: Instagram: https://instagram.com/espeak.spanish YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC0p1aDjr8eOvR3FvFayFIcQ TikTok: https://www.tiktok.com/@espeak.spanish Facebook: https://facebook.com/espeakspanishuk
15:00
February 19, 2020
Bolivia - Uyuni y los 37 idiomas oficiales del país (Uyuni & its 37 official languages)
One of the most interesting aspects of Bolivia is that there are 37 official languages, even if Spanish does play the biggest role. Listen to learn about these different languages, while also learning some general information about Bolivia and a bit about the main draw for tourists to the country - the Salar de Uyuni! On top of all this, get a chance to improve your Spanish with some advanced listening practice. Find the podcast transcript at https://espeakspanish.com/2020/02/12/podcast-episode-16-transcript-bolivia/ Please leave a review on Apple Podcasts if you've liked this episode, as it will help us to reach more Spanish students who can benefit from our content: https://podcasts.apple.com/gb/podcast/lets-talk-spanish/id1482588696 Want to learn to speak Spanish with confidence? Our one-to-one or group classes could be exactly what you need to really improve your Spanish. Check out our website for more information: https://espeakspanish.com Follow ESpeak on social media to get weekly Spanish & language-learning content: Instagram: https://instagram.com/espeak.spanish YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC0p1aDjr8eOvR3FvFayFIcQ TikTok: https://www.tiktok.com/@espeak.spanish Facebook: https://facebook.com/espeakspanishuk
11:04
February 12, 2020
La Crisis de los Misiles en Cuba (The Cuban Missile Crisis)
Learn all about the Cuban Missile Crisis, a key event in the Cold War, in this episode of my Spanish podcast! Cuba is one of the most well-known Spanish-speaking countries, located in the Caribbean Sea. I could speak about lots of things to do with this controversial island nation, but unlike in previous episodes, I focus on a specific historical event. Listen to improve your Spanish while brushing up on your history! Find the transcript to this episode at https://espeakspanish.com/2020/02/05/podcast-episode-15-transcript-cuban-missile-crisis/ Please leave a review on Apple Podcasts if you've liked this episode, as it will help us to reach more Spanish students who can benefit from our content: https://podcasts.apple.com/gb/podcast/lets-talk-spanish/id1482588696 Want to learn to speak Spanish with confidence? Our one-to-one or group classes could be exactly what you need to really improve your Spanish. Check out our website for more information: https://espeakspanish.com Follow ESpeak on social media to get weekly Spanish & language-learning content: Instagram: https://instagram.com/espeak.spanish YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC0p1aDjr8eOvR3FvFayFIcQ TikTok: https://www.tiktok.com/@espeak.spanish Facebook: https://facebook.com/espeakspanishuk
12:45
February 5, 2020
El Salvador - el país más densamente poblado de América Central
Learn all about El Salvador, including information about the civil war that took place for 12 years, a lot of information about their economy (including the use of the US Dollar as the official currency) and their big deforestation problem! This will be a great bitesize Spanish listening practice for learners of any level - make sure to use the transcript below to ensure you get the most out of this episode! Find the transcript to this episode in Spanish and English at https://espeakspanish.com/2020/01/22/podcast-episode-14-transcript-el-salvador/ Please leave a review on Apple Podcasts if you've liked this episode, as it will help us to reach more Spanish students who can benefit from our content: https://podcasts.apple.com/gb/podcast/lets-talk-spanish/id1482588696 Want to learn to speak Spanish with confidence? Our one-to-one or group classes could be exactly what you need to really improve your Spanish. Check out our website for more information: https://espeakspanish.com Follow ESpeak on social media to get weekly Spanish & language-learning content: Instagram: https://instagram.com/espeak.spanish YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC0p1aDjr8eOvR3FvFayFIcQ TikTok: https://www.tiktok.com/@espeak.spanish Facebook: https://facebook.com/espeakspanishuk
10:29
January 22, 2020
Gabriela Mistral y Pablo Neruda: dos poetas de Chile (Two Chilean Poets)
Listen to hear me talk in Spanish about two of the most influential poets Chile has produced - Gabriela Mistral and Pablo Neruda! Chile is a country that has produced many great poets and writers over the years. I would have loved to speak about all of them, but I've picked two that I think stand out. Learn all about these two, and practise and improve your Spanish at the same time! (P.s. they're both Nobel Prize winners!!) Find the episode transcript at https://espeakspanish.com/2020/01/15/podcast-episode-13-transcript-gabriela-mistral-pablo-neruda-chile/ Please leave a review on Apple Podcasts if you've liked this episode, as it will help us to reach more Spanish students who can benefit from our content: https://podcasts.apple.com/gb/podcast/lets-talk-spanish/id1482588696 Want to learn to speak Spanish with confidence? Our one-to-one or group classes could be exactly what you need to really improve your Spanish. Check out our website for more information: https://espeakspanish.com Follow ESpeak on social media to get weekly Spanish & language-learning content: Instagram: https://instagram.com/espeak.spanish YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC0p1aDjr8eOvR3FvFayFIcQ TikTok: https://www.tiktok.com/@espeak.spanish Facebook: https://facebook.com/espeakspanishuk
12:45
January 15, 2020
La Crisis en Venezuela: un pequeño resumen (Summary of the Venezuelan Crisis)
Listen to this episode to practice your Spanish while learning a bit about the Venezuelan Crisis, including some of the causes, the consequences that have occurred because of it and what's happened already in the one week of 2020 that has passed! The situation in Venezuela is a terrible one and one that should concern the whole world. This won't be the most cheerful episode of the podcast, but I think it's important to spread awareness of some of the hardship going on in the world, too. Find the transcript to this episode in both Spanish and English at https://espeakspanish.com/2020/01/08/podcast-episode-12-transcript-venezuelan-crisis-summary/ Please leave a review on Apple Podcasts if you've liked this episode, as it will help us to reach more Spanish students who can benefit from our content: https://podcasts.apple.com/gb/podcast/lets-talk-spanish/id1482588696 Want to learn to speak Spanish with confidence? Our one-to-one or group classes could be exactly what you need to really improve your Spanish. Check out our website for more information: https://espeakspanish.com Follow ESpeak on social media to get weekly Spanish & language-learning content: Instagram: https://instagram.com/espeak.spanish YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC0p1aDjr8eOvR3FvFayFIcQ TikTok: https://www.tiktok.com/@espeak.spanish Facebook: https://facebook.com/espeakspanishuk
11:25
January 8, 2020
Guinea Ecuatorial - el único estado hispanohablante en África (Equatorial Guinea)
Learn all about Equatorial Guinea, the only Spanish-speaking state in Africa, in this podcast made for learners of Spanish! It's likely that Equatorial Guinea is the least well-known of all the Spanish-speaking countries - I didn't know that Spanish was spoken in the country until I started researching for this series of my podcast! In this episode, I speak a bit about the history of the country, the demography and if it actually lies on the equator! Find the episode transcript at https://espeakspanish.com/2019/12/11/podcast-episode-11-transcript-equatorial-guinea/ Please leave a review on Apple Podcasts if you've liked this episode, as it will help us to reach more Spanish students who can benefit from our content: https://podcasts.apple.com/gb/podcast/lets-talk-spanish/id1482588696 Want to learn to speak Spanish with confidence? Our one-to-one or group classes could be exactly what you need to really improve your Spanish. Check out our website for more information: https://espeakspanish.com Follow ESpeak on social media to get weekly Spanish & language-learning content: Instagram: https://instagram.com/espeak.spanish YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC0p1aDjr8eOvR3FvFayFIcQ TikTok: https://www.tiktok.com/@espeak.spanish Facebook: https://facebook.com/espeakspanishuk
10:30
December 11, 2019
Guatemala y los mayas (Guatemala and the Mayans)
In this episode made for Spanish learners, I speak about the Mayan civilisation, which had its origins in Guatemala. You'll learn all about this civilisation, including its roots, how advanced it was and its architecture! Practice your Spanish while learning about Spanish-speaking countries! Find the transcript to the episode at https://espeakspanish.com/2019/12/04/podcast-episode-10-transcript-guatemala-mayans/ Please leave a review on Apple Podcasts if you've liked this episode, as it will help us to reach more Spanish students who can benefit from our content: https://podcasts.apple.com/gb/podcast/lets-talk-spanish/id1482588696 Want to learn to speak Spanish with confidence? Our one-to-one or group classes could be exactly what you need to really improve your Spanish. Check out our website for more information: https://espeakspanish.com Follow ESpeak on social media to get weekly Spanish & language-learning content: Instagram: https://instagram.com/espeak.spanish YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC0p1aDjr8eOvR3FvFayFIcQ TikTok: https://www.tiktok.com/@espeak.spanish Facebook: https://facebook.com/espeakspanishuk
10:08
December 4, 2019
Lionel Messi: el futbolista argentino extraterrestre (The Out-of-this-world Argentinian Footballer)
In the second biography of the series, I speak in Spanish about Lionel Messi, the incredible Argentinian who has achieved so much in his career - and he hasn't even retired yet! For anybody who loves football and Spanish, this is the episode for you. Lionel Messi is a household name, a man who has transformed the game and continues to break records year after year. Listen to practice your Spanish while learning about how he could easily have not become a footballer, his careers with Barcelona and Argentina plus a lot more! Find the transcript to the episode at https://espeakspanish.com/2019/11/27/podcast-episode-9-transcript-lionel-messi/ Please leave a review on Apple Podcasts if you've liked this episode, as it will help us to reach more Spanish students who can benefit from our content: https://podcasts.apple.com/gb/podcast/lets-talk-spanish/id1482588696 Want to learn to speak Spanish with confidence? Our one-to-one or group classes could be exactly what you need to really improve your Spanish. Check out our website for more information: https://espeakspanish.com Follow ESpeak on social media to get weekly Spanish & language-learning content: Instagram: https://instagram.com/espeak.spanish YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC0p1aDjr8eOvR3FvFayFIcQ TikTok: https://www.tiktok.com/@espeak.spanish Facebook: https://facebook.com/espeakspanishuk
10:31
November 27, 2019
Nicoya: 'zona azul' de Costa Rica (Costa Rica's 'Blue Zone')
Improve your understanding in Spanish while learning about Nicoya, a 'Blue Zone' found in Costa Rica! 'Blue Zones' are regions of the world where people consistently live longer than the worldwide average. Listen to learn about the 5 blue zones of the World and the reasons behind why people in these zones live longer! I think you'll find this very interesting, especially if you're interested in health & wellness. Find the podcast transcript at https://espeakspanish.com/2019/11/22/podcast-episode-8-transcript-nicoya-blue-zone-costa-rica/ Please leave a review on Apple Podcasts if you've liked this episode, as it will help us to reach more Spanish students who can benefit from our content: https://podcasts.apple.com/gb/podcast/lets-talk-spanish/id1482588696 Want to learn to speak Spanish with confidence? Our one-to-one or group classes could be exactly what you need to really improve your Spanish. Check out our website for more information: https://espeakspanish.com Follow ESpeak on social media to get weekly Spanish & language-learning content: Instagram: https://instagram.com/espeak.spanish YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC0p1aDjr8eOvR3FvFayFIcQ TikTok: https://www.tiktok.com/@espeak.spanish Facebook: https://facebook.com/espeakspanishuk
13:24
November 20, 2019
Ecuador y las Galápagos (The Galapagos Islands)
This week I'm speaking about the Galapagos Islands of Ecuador. Improve your level of Spanish while learning about this very interesting region! These islands are very much associated with two things: the research of Charles Darwin, the famous English naturalist, and the Galapagos turtles that are native to the islands. But there's much more to them than just these two things! Learn all about the different flora and fauna that inhabit the island (which will allow you to learn the Spanish words for lots of different species), the history of the area and also the make-up of the islands themselves! I hope you enjoy the episode. Every episode has a transcript! Head to https://espeakspanish.com/2019/11/22/podcast-episode-7-transcript-ecuador-galapagos/ Please leave a review on Apple Podcasts if you've liked this episode, as it will help us to reach more Spanish students who can benefit from our content: https://podcasts.apple.com/gb/podcast/lets-talk-spanish/id1482588696 Want to learn to speak Spanish with confidence? Our one-to-one or group classes could be exactly what you need to really improve your Spanish. Check out our website for more information: https://espeakspanish.com Follow ESpeak on social media to get weekly Spanish & language-learning content: Instagram: https://instagram.com/espeak.spanish YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC0p1aDjr8eOvR3FvFayFIcQ TikTok: https://www.tiktok.com/@espeak.spanish Facebook: https://facebook.com/espeakspanishuk
11:14
November 14, 2019
El Canal de Panamá (The Panama Canal)
This week your Spanish listening practice consists of me speaking about the Panama Canal, a structure which is so impressive and so important in terms of international trade. Before researching for this episode, I didn't know much about the Canal, but I found it interesting to learn about - so I hope you do too! Listen to learn about the long history of the Panama Canal, some of the stats about it and also how it actually works!  Make sure you use the transcript to help with your understanding of the Spanish, too. Find the transcript for this episode at https://espeakspanish.com/2019/11/07/podcast-episode-6-transcript-panama-canal/ Please leave a review on Apple Podcasts if you've liked this episode, as it will help us to reach more Spanish students who can benefit from our content: https://podcasts.apple.com/gb/podcast/lets-talk-spanish/id1482588696 Want to learn to speak Spanish with confidence? Our one-to-one or group classes could be exactly what you need to really improve your Spanish. Check out our website for more information: https://espeakspanish.com Follow ESpeak on social media to get weekly Spanish & language-learning content: Instagram: https://instagram.com/espeak.spanish YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC0p1aDjr8eOvR3FvFayFIcQ TikTok: https://www.tiktok.com/@espeak.spanish Facebook: https://facebook.com/espeakspanishuk
12:10
November 7, 2019
Día de los Muertos - la tradición mexicana (Day of the Dead - the Mexican tradition)
I speak in Spanish about Día de los Muertos, a very well-known celebration that takes place in Mexico at the start of November every year! The 'Day of the Dead' is often referred to as México's equivalent of Halloween - but they're actually completely different celebrations! In this episode, learn about the origins of the tradition, how it has changed and been celebrated over the years and also learn all of the Spanish vocabulary for the main aspects of Día de los Muertos, including what the skulls you'll probably be familiar with are called. Improve your Spanish while learning about a world-renowned Mexican celebration in this episode of our podcast! Looking for the transcript for this episode? Head to https://espeakspanish.com/2019/10/31/podcast-episode-5-transcript-dia-de-los-muertos-mexico/ Please leave a review on Apple Podcasts if you've liked this episode, as it will help us to reach more Spanish students who can benefit from our content: https://podcasts.apple.com/gb/podcast/lets-talk-spanish/id1482588696 Want to learn to speak Spanish with confidence? Our one-to-one or group classes could be exactly what you need to really improve your Spanish. Check out our website for more information: https://espeakspanish.com Follow ESpeak on social media to get weekly Spanish & language-learning content: Instagram: https://instagram.com/espeak.spanish YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC0p1aDjr8eOvR3FvFayFIcQ TikTok: https://www.tiktok.com/@espeak.spanish Facebook: https://facebook.com/espeakspanishuk
11:28
October 31, 2019
Shakira - la 'reina del pop latino' de Colombia (Colombia's 'Queen of Latin Pop')
This episode is a short biography in Spanish about Colombian singer Shakira! The worldwide superstar is such an impressive person, not only because of her music but also because of what else she has achieved. I speak about her humble upbringing in Colombia, the success of her music and everything else she does outside of music, too! Enjoy learning about Shakira while also getting some important Spanish practice! Looking for the transcripts for this episode? Head to https://espeakspanish.com/2019/10/24/podcast-episode-4-transcript-shakira/ Please leave a review on Apple Podcasts if you've liked this episode, as it will help us to reach more Spanish students who can benefit from our content: https://podcasts.apple.com/gb/podcast/lets-talk-spanish/id1482588696 Want to learn to speak Spanish with confidence? Our one-to-one or group classes could be exactly what you need to really improve your Spanish. Check out our website for more information: https://espeakspanish.com Follow ESpeak on social media to get weekly Spanish & language-learning content: Instagram: https://instagram.com/espeak.spanish YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC0p1aDjr8eOvR3FvFayFIcQ TikTok: https://www.tiktok.com/@espeak.spanish Facebook: https://facebook.com/espeakspanishuk
10:01
October 24, 2019
República Dominicana - el destino más visitado del Caribe (The Dominican Republic)
The Dominican Republic is the most popular tourist destination in the Caribbean - and they speak Spanish! So in this episode I speak all about the island nation, so you can learn about the country while practising your Spanish. Learn about the history of the country, why so many tourists are attracted to the place and more. Most importantly, I hope that you'll be able to pick up lots of new words in a fun, engaging way. Looking for the transcript for this episode? Head to https://espeakspanish.com/2019/10/17/podcast-episode-3-transcript-dominican-republic/ Please leave a review on Apple Podcasts if you've liked this episode, as it will help us to reach more Spanish students who can benefit from our content: Apple Podcasts - https://podcasts.apple.com/gb/podcast/lets-talk-spanish/id1482588696 Want to learn to speak Spanish with confidence? Our one-to-one or group classes could be exactly what you need to really improve your Spanish. Check out our website for more information: https://espeakspanish.com Follow ESpeak on social media to get weekly Spanish & language-learning content: Instagram: https://instagram.com/espeak.spanish YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC0p1aDjr8eOvR3FvFayFIcQ TikTok: https://www.tiktok.com/@espeak.spanish Facebook: https://facebook.com/espeakspanishuk
08:08
October 17, 2019
Machu Picchu - la maravilla del mundo de Perú (Peru's Wonder of the World)
We're taking a trip to deepest, darkest Perú and talking in Spanish about Machu Picchu, the dream destination for many travellers and gap year students I speak about the history of the monument, look at lots of the statistics to do with Machu Picchu and especially look at who really "discovered" this Wonder of the Modern World - it might not be who you thought! Looking for the transcript for this episode? Head to https://espeakspanish.com/2019/10/10/podcast-ep-2-transcript-machu-picchu-peru/ Want to learn to speak Spanish with confidence? Our one-to-one or group classes could be exactly what you need to really improve your Spanish. Check out our website for more information: https://espeakspanish.com Follow ESpeak on social media to get weekly Spanish & language-learning content: Instagram: https://instagram.com/espeak.spanish YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC0p1aDjr8eOvR3FvFayFIcQ TikTok: https://www.tiktok.com/@espeak.spanish Facebook: https://facebook.com/espeakspanishuk
13:02
October 10, 2019
España y las corridas de toros (Spain & Bullfighting)
Hey! In this first episode, I speak in Spanish about the tradition of bullfighting in Spain. I give a brief history of bullfighting, what the bullfights are like and look at both sides of the debate surrounding bullfighting. If you're interested in this traditional Spanish sport and want to improve your Spanish listening, you'll really enjoy this episode! This will also be really useful if you are studying GCSE or A-Level Spanish in the United Kingdom, as it will help you to learn more about the cultural side of Spain. This is the first episode of the first season of Let's Talk Spanish (formerly the ESpeak Spanish Podcast). Each episode in this series looks at an aspect of one of the 20 countries where Spanish is an official language. Looking for the transcript for this episode? Head to https://espeakspanish.com/2019/10/03/podcast-episode-1-transcript-bullfighting-spain/ Want to take online Spanish speaking sessions or tutoring classes with us? Have a look at our website at https://espeakspanish.com Follow us on social media for weekly Spanish & general language-learning content: Instagram: https://instagram.com/espeak.spanish YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC0p1aDjr8eOvR3FvFayFIcQ Facebook! https://facebook.com/espeakspanishuk TikTok: https://www.tiktok.com/@espeak.spanish
12:27
October 3, 2019