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How to Lose The Fear of Speaking Spanish to Get Along with Others

Whether you are interested in learning Spanish or any other language, you want to be able to get along with others in that language.

What good does it do learning a second language we cannot speak because the anxiety takes over? Fear is a tremendous barrier when it comes to speaking a new language. At Becoming Bilingual, we make sure you feel comfortable enough to speak it. Making a mistake is part of the learning process and we have fun with it. Here you interact with others LIVE – ONLINE and with a native instructor. You get all the help and tools you need to become fluent.

Becoming Bilingual has day and evening sessions. Group and Private Classes. Each group session is 90 minutes. Students can talk, write, share and receive feedback all Live. Students have available activities to practice 24/7.

Have you ever wondered if an adult or senior can learn a second language? The answer is absolutely! They, as well as a child, learn faster for one simple reason: They don’t bother much about the grammar or the “why”, they just want to talk and that by itself makes their learning process much easier. We pride of our two 85+ year old students and both speak Spanish very well! Want to know more? One of them is an online student!

If you want to lose the fear and anxiety that comes with speaking a second language with others; then, Becoming Bilingual is the place for you. No judgement, no anxiety and no stress over it. Here it is all about having fun!

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Hispana? Hispanic? (Bilingual Post)

Hablamos Español

La primera vez que escuché a alguien preguntarme si soy Hispana fue en los Estados Unidos. En mi país, Colombia, jamás alguien me preguntó eso. En los paises latinoamericanos preguntamos de manera diferente: Eres Argentina? Colombiana? Mexicana, Guatemalteca? Hondureña, etc. Utilizamos el pais para definir la nacionalidad de la persona o preguntamos simplemente “De qué país eres?” “De dónde eres?”. Tampoco escuché a nadie preguntar si un Americano es Estadounidense. Todos nos consideramos americanos. En realidad lo somos. Definimos a los “Americanos” como “Norteamericano o Gringo” y así mismo “Centroamericanos” o “Suramericanos / Sudamericanos.”

A propósito, en mi pais “gringo” no es ofensivo como mucha gente lo piensa. Gringo quiere decir alguien blanco, rubio, delgado y atlético. Era la percepción que teníamos de los norteamericanos.  Es mucho más fácil que decir “ES – TA – DOU – NI – DEN – SE.”

The first time I heard someone ask me if I’m Hispanic was in the United States. In my country, Colombia, nobody ever asked me that. In Latin American countries we ask differently: Are you Argentinean? Colombian? Mexican, Guatemalan? Honduran, etc. We use the country to define the nationality of the person or we simply ask “What country are you from?” “Where are you from?”. I also did not hear anyone ask if an American is American. We all consider ourselves Americans. Actually, we are. We define “Americans” as “North Americans or Gringos” and also “Central American” or “South American / South American.”

By the way, in my country “gringo” is not offensive as many people think. Gringo only means, someone white, blond, slim, athletic. That was the perception we had of a North-american person. It’s easier than to say  “ES – TA – DOU – NI – DEN – SE.”



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How To Memorize Vocabulary?

The best way to memorize new vocabulary and to increase it, is not only to repeat, but to connect, associate and repeat aloud.  Flash cards are a great way to drill words. It combines visualization, repetition and association with the image shown.  Great for group activities. However, if you has to study by yourself or in a small group, there is a different way to study vocabulary and it has proven to be successful when learning a second language. Here is how it works.


  1. Read all the words of the vocabulary.
  2. Go back a read it again but this time visualize, imagine the word.
  3. Go back and connect the words.
  4. Go back and create a story using words from previous vocabulary or add your own with the help of a dictionary.
  5. Go back a read your story aloud.Vocabulary Chart


  1. Read all the words once.

Libro, lápiz, me gusta, manzana, fresas, contigo, ayer, hoy, la tarde, perro

  1. Read them again visualizing them.

Libro:               Imagine the book, you reading it, big, old, great, blue, on the table..

Lápiz:              Imagine a pencil, writing with the pencil, cute pencil, broken pencil, yellow…

Me gusta:        Me gusta comer, bailar, correr… see yourself doing it

Manzana:        Picture yourself buying it, cutting it, eating it, holding it.

Fresas:            Make a juice, eat it with chocolate, enjoying it.

Contigo:           see your friend with you, a dog with you,

Hoy:                 Think of what you would do today.

La tarde:          Imagine what would you do in the afternoon.

Perro:              See a big dog, a puppy, a sleeping dog, a playing dog or a dog peeing your door.

  1. Connect the words

√   El libro y el lápiz.

√  Me gustan las manzanas, las fresas, el libro y el lápiz.

√  En el parque contigo y mi perro

  1. Create a story and see it, imagine it.

“Me gusta el parque. Hoy por la  tarde, voy contigo y el perro. Leo un libro y escribo. También como manzanas y fresas.”

  1. Read it aloud so you can hear yourself.

That is a vocabulary that you will learn by heart for life. Try it. You can do it. ☺

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Why Learning Spanish?


Hispanics are the largest minority in the United States. In the business world understanding others in their own language is a plus.

To Work:

One thing is to learn some words and expressions and another is to learn Spanish enough to use it for work and to advance professionally.  Speaking Spanish also enhances your resume and increases your employment possibilities.

For FUN and to Travel:

Want to learn just for FUN?  Great! it makes the learning process easier. When we set up our mind to learn a second language just because one wants to get along with others, you have 50% of the success already!

Keep Your Brain Working:

Researches show that learning a second language sharpness the memory and may delay the onset of Alzheimer’s.

To Blog in Spanish:

As bloggers, you will also be able to expand your market to the Hispanic populations.

Whatever the reason is, here your dream will come to pass!