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Your Learning, Streamlined – The New Lesson Interface

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Your Learning, Streamlined – The New Lesson Interface

Your learning is about to get a whole lot easier.

More than ever, learners are choosing mobile as the platform to study Spanish. Mobile has always been a part of our DNA. We began our life on your iPod, and have remained by your side ever since.

In our 11th year, we’re returning to our roots as a way to learn Spanish on-the-go. How? With a brand-new lesson interface just for you.

Hint: It will launch in beta later this month!

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(example taken from japanesepod101.com)

It’s built from the ground-up to be a great experience on your phone, tablet, and computer.

You don’t have to compromise anymore.

Take the whole lesson experience with you wherever you go.

Our lessons are the heart of our learning system and now they’re the heart of the interface as well. Just tap the big play button to start learning right away.

(example taken from japanesepod101.com)

As you scroll through the lesson contents, the player sticks with you at the bottom of your screen.

Pause, rewind or adjust your speed and volume without losing your place.

(example taken from japanesepod101.com)

Navigation is also just a tap away.

Quickly jump to the dialogue, vocabulary, or lesson notes with our new lesson navigation bar. Available at the top of your screen wherever you are.

(example taken from japanesepod101.com)

And for the first time ever, you don’t need to download a PDF or jump between tabs to read the lesson notes and transcript. Read it all on your mobile browser as you listen.

(example taken from japanesepod101.com)

There are many more small improvements but the end result is this: a drastically improved lesson experience on mobile and desktop.

Spend less time squinting at your screen and more time reaching your Spanish goals.

The new lesson interface will launch in beta this month.

We can’t wait to hear what you think. Keep on studying!

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To your fluency,

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The Top 10 Spanish Words & Phrases For Going On A Date

The Top 10 Words You'll Need For A Date!

Hey Listeners!

Summer is here and love is in the air! But are you going to be able to go on that date with that special someone… who only speaks Spanish?!

Step up your game with our Top 10 Spanish words and phrases for going on a date! And don’t forget to sign up for a FREE (Yes, it’s a FREE account) lifetime account at SpanishPod101.com to further your skills even more!

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1. I love you.
Te amo.

2. You’re so beautiful.
Eres tan bella.

3. Heart
corazón

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4. Date
salir con

5. I think of you as more than a friend.
Pienso en ti como algo más que un amigo.

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6. Kiss
beso

7. I’ve got a crush on you.
Me estoy enamorando de ti.

8. Love
amar

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9. Girlfriend
novia

10. We were meant to be together.
Estámos destinados a estar juntos.

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P.S. If you are in a really lovey dovey mood, check out some of these related word lists!
1. The Top 10 Weekend Activities
2. 15 Love Phrases for Valentine’s Day
3. Must-Know Valentine’s Day Vocabulary
4. Summer Vacation Words
5. The Most Common Break Up Lines

Introducing Our Brand New Dashboard!

Hey Listeners!

Guess what? Your language learning goals just got a little easier!

As you’ve probably realized by now, there have been some major improvements made to your dashboard! These updates have been designed to improve your overall experience with the website and help keep you organized and on-track! Here are a few of the changes:

  • Your progress is now tracked right, smack in the middle of the page to keep you motivated and organized.
  • A new, sleek and easy to navigate design allows you to worry less about where to click and more on learning Spanish!
  • An enlarged profile picture that gives your dashboard a unique and more personal feel.
  • A new layout for the “Latest News” feed to keep you informed on all of the most recent SpanishPod101.com updates.
  • Bigger buttons to make it easier on the eyes. Locate your all of your lessons and materials faster than ever.

Stay tuned, as more updates are being rolled out later in the month!

Enjoy your new dashboard,

Team SpanishPod101

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The Top 5 Reasons To Learn A New Language… NOW!

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Are you currently debating whether or not to learn Spanish?

You aren’t alone. Learning a new language requires a huge investment of time, and often money as well. That’s why so many people are hesitant to spend the amount of effort required to become fluent in another language. However, learning a new language can be one of the most rewarding experiences in life and there are a number of reasons why you should start studying one… and start studying now!

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More Opportunities
That’s right. It’s not rocket science. A new language can open up many new doors. You’re able to work in countries other than your own, leading to a world of new opportunities. It can also qualify you for many new jobs in your home country as well! There are tons of employers who look to hire multilingual professionals every year!

Meeting New People
This may be one of the most rewarding parts of learning a new language. You’ll be able to get to know speakers of other languages on a more personal level. Meeting people from around the world is one of the main reasons people begin to study a language, so don’t ever feel like making new friends isn’t a good enough reason to start studying!

Exploring A Different Culture
Whether you decide to live abroad, or you’re just taking a vacation, knowing the local language will give you the ability to better understand the people and culture of a different country. This can open your eyes to not only their country, but your country as well! You can understand how people see your home from their perspective.

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Health Benefits
Good news! Studying a new language actually comes with health benefits! Studying a new language helps keep your brain sharp! By studying every day, you’re helping your mind fight off the old age and stay fresh!

Because It’s Fun
When it comes down to it, learning a new language is just plain fun! There’s always something new to learn and the rewards are endless! Whether your goal is to meet new people or to get a job in a new country, language learning is something that is actually enjoyable!

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What do you know about Día de la Revolución Mexicana (Mexican Revolution Day)?

Da de la Revolución Mexicana (Mexican Revolution Day)

November 20 is the official Mexican Revolution Day, but it’s celebrated as a public holiday on the third Monday of November. Revolution Day commemorates the start of the Mexican Revolution, which began in order to overthrow the dictator Porfirio Diaz in 1910. The revolution lasted 10 years.

Se suele cantar corridos en el Día de la Revolución. Ballads are usually sung on the Mexican Revolution Day.

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The Daily Dose of Spanish is a Calendar that gives you new, 1-minute lessons every day. Why? Because learning a little every day is easy, strengthens your habits and motivation and you improve your Spanish over time. Lessons range from culture and holidays to grammar, slang, phrases and more. Find it in the Spanish Resources menu or in the Quick Links menu on your Dashboard.

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Post Office

Post Office

oficina de correos: post office

Here are some words picked by Alex:

  • paquete: parcel
  • buzón: mailbox
  • dirección: address

Learn more words about post office!

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P.S. Get Your Daily Dose of Spanish with 1-Minute Mini-Lessons
The Daily Dose of Spanish is a Calendar that gives you new, 1-minute lessons every day. Why? Because learning a little every day is easy, strengthens your habits and motivation and you improve your Spanish over time. Lessons range from culture and holidays to grammar, slang, phrases and more. Find it in the Spanish Resources menu or in the Quick Links menu on your Dashboard.

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Do You Know What The Spanish Word For “Healers” Is?

Do you know what the Spanish word for healers is?

curanderos: healers

Healers, or Shamans are called in Spanish curanderos or brujos. People think they can cross over to and manipulate the spiritual world, either for good or for evil. It is believed that diseases are caused by a disequilibrium, and that in order to heal them, shamans have to enter into a trance in order to travel to the spiritual world.

Here’s an example of it used in a sentence:

El curandero compró hierbas en el mercado. (The healer purchased herbs in the market.)

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P.S. Get Your Daily Dose of Spanish with 1-Minute Mini-Lessons
The Daily Dose of Spanish is a Calendar that gives you new, 1-minute lessons every day. Why? Because learning a little every day is easy, strengthens your habits and motivation and you improve your Spanish over time. Lessons range from culture and holidays to grammar, slang, phrases and more. Find it in the Spanish Resources menu or in the Quick Links menu on your Dashboard.

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Do You Want To Know Phrases That You Can Use At A Mexican Pharmacy?

Do You Know How To Say Pharmacies In Spanish?

farmacias: pharmacies

Mexican pharmacies or farmacias sell most of their medicines without a prescription or receta; only specific medications such as antibiotics or drugs that cause dependence cannot be bought over-the-counter.

Other drugs that require prescriptions in many other countries but are not heavily regulated can be bought over-the-counter in Mexico, such as antidepressants, birth control pills, and heart medications. This setup led to an array of medication use problems, including irrational medication use, over- or under-dosage.

Here are the useful phrases that you can use at a Mexican pharmacy.

  1. ¿Tiene este medicamento? (Do you have this medication?)
  2. ¿Necesito receta? (Do I need a prescription?)
  3. ¿Puedo hablar con el farmacéutico? (May I speak to the pharmacist?)

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P.S. Get Your Daily Dose of Spanish with 1-Minute Mini-Lessons
The Daily Dose of Spanish is a Calendar that gives you new, 1-minute lessons every day. Why? Because learning a little every day is easy, strengthens your habits and motivation and you improve your Spanish over time. Lessons range from culture and holidays to grammar, slang, phrases and more. Find it in the Spanish Resources menu or in the Quick Links menu on your Dashboard.

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NEW! Complete Spanish Assignments, Earn NEW Badges, Level Up Your Spanish

New Feature! Level Up Your Spanish and Earn Badges with 1-on-1 Learning

Hello Listener,

(This is all about new achievement badges at SpanishPod101. Keep reading!)

Let’s say you JUST finished a Spanish lesson. For example, an assignment like…

  • You write a self-introduction in Spanish
  • You record your self-introduction via audio or video
  • You send an image to your teacher that’s related to Spanish
  • …or you complete a weekly writing task

Then, you send it over. Your SpanishPod101 teacher checks it. Approves it.

Ding! You get a new achievement badge for your hard work. It’s your mark of progress. It definitely sends a burst of Spanish learning motivation into your brain!

What does this mean? It’s proof that your Spanish is improving, as confirmed by a real Spanish teacher. Real proof that you’re well on your way to mastering the language. And it’s an awesome way to stay confident and motivated in your learning journey.

It also means achievement badges are now available at SpanishPod101. You’re learning Spanish. You deserve recognition and motivation. So, if you’re a Premium PLUS member, you can now unlock badges as you level up your Spanish. Your Premium PLUS teacher will give out badges as you complete new assignments!

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(For Premium PLUS users: Complete assignments and get badges from your teacher)

New Feature! Level Up Your Spanish and Earn Badges with 1-on-1 Learning

Listeners, this is something many of you have been asking for.

Alright, how does this work and how can you unlock badges?
SpanishPod101 Badges are currently available to Premium PLUS subscribers. Don’t worry, more are on the way for other users! Here’s how it works!

With Premium PLUS, you learn with your own Teacher. You stay in 1-on-1 contact via My Teacher – whether the mobile app or directly on the SpanishPod101 site.

Your teacher gives you Spanish assignments. That’s right, you’re not learning alone! You get various assignments. Your teacher will correct your Spanish and give feedback. You can do this via text or audio or video recordings.

And you earn badges for completing assignments – from your teacher. This is how you know you’re mastering Spanish.

You’re getting feedback from the one person that knows best.

A real Spanish teacher.

Find your unlocked badges in My Account. Once you’re there, go to the “My Report” Tab and click on “Your Badges.” So, if you’re a Premium PLUS user, get in touch with your teacher on SpanishPod101. Then, start earning badges and leveling up your Spanish.

Click here to see your badges inside My Account!
(For Premium PLUS users only)

If you’re new, you might be asking “What’s Premium PLUS?”
Premium PLUS combines 1-on-1 learning with your own teacher PLUS our learning system. You get the best of both worlds – unlimited SpanishPod101 Premium access, which includes 1,270+ audio and video lessons, PDF lesson notes, study tools and more – plus, you get a teacher who creates a personalized learning plan and guides you along the way.

If you want to unlock Premium PLUS at 30% OFF, take advantage of our discount. Click on the link below. This quick discount ends October 2nd, 2015!

To earning badges and learning Spanish!

Team SpanishPod101

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New Feature! Stay Motivated With Personal Study Stats from My Report

Hello Listeners,

There’s a brand new feature out! But first, here’s a question…

How long have you been actively studying Spanish?

Why do we ask? Well, Einstein once said… “It’s not that I’m so smart, it’s just that I stay with problems longer.”

While most people quit, the smarter ones (or the stubborn ones) stick with Spanish long enough to break through and see progress.

And if you think about it, time and effort are the two things that’ll ultimately dictate how far your Spanish will go. Look at it like this…

  • Anyone with bigger muscles – they’ve spent more time at the gym than most.
  • Anyone that’s a great artist – they’ve spent more time on their craft.
  • Anyone that knows a ton of Spanish words – they’ve spent more time on picking up new vocabulary.
  • And anyone that’s a great Spanish speaker – they’ve spent more time speaking Spanish.

It’s all about time and effort.

And that’s why you can now track your time and effort at SpanishPod101 with a brand new feature, My Report. You can find it in “My Account” in the upper right corner of the SpanishPod101 site. Or, just click here to log in and access it!

Click here to access My Report!

Here’s what you need to know: My Report tracks your personal study stats, like…

  • Total Time Studied
  • Flashcards Studied
  • Lessons Completed

…and gives you the overall totals and breakdowns on a monthly and daily basis. That way, you’ll know exactly how much time and effort you need to put in.

Here are some cool things you can do with this:

1. Set small, achievable goals! Why? They’re easy! Achieving goals is motivating. And once you knock one out, just set a new one and start building progress over time!

  • Study 10 flashcards and 10 lessons a day.
  • Study for 30 minutes a day.
  • 30 hours of time spent on lessons as a monthly goal.
  • 50 lessons completed as a monthly goal.
  • 200 flashcards studied as a monthly goal.

2. Get an overview of your effort. Sometimes, you just need to step back and see the big picture for a motivation boost. How long have you been been studying Spanish? And how much effort have you put in?

3. Adjust your learning routines. Feel like you’re not making enough progress? Take a look at how much time you’ve spent! If your current routine isn’t working out for you, spend more time and study more lessons.

And most importantly, use it to track your time and effort. These are the 2 things that’ll dictate your Spanish learning success. As Einstein said, “It’s not that I’m so smart, it’s just that I stay with problems longer.”

Let us know what you think of this new feature! You can find My Report in “My Account” in the upper right corner of SpanishPod101, or just click the link below.

Click here to access My Report!

Thanks for reading!
Team SpanishPod101

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