Watching Puerto Rico vs. USA game in World Baseball Classic with my father Pablo Gonzalez. Right now 1-0 in favor of PR. A wonderful time for me, and I hope for him. Have to root for Puerto Rico tonight! One reason among…Continue
Added by Ricardo Gonzalez on March 15, 2013 at 8:21pm — No Comments
I am excited about getting started. With you support I know that I will achieve my goals for the National Boards assessment center tests in June. I am looking forward to filling in the gaps of my Spanish so that I may become an expert in the language.
Added by Mary A. Carnahan on February 23, 2013 at 1:12pm — No Comments
I've seen it for over 20 years now — being bilingual is life-changing in so many ways! Now, a study by Carnegie Mellon University suggests that being bilingual is a great aide in our ability to switch mental gears quickly or, "task switch". A summary of their research was published recently in Lumosity, a brain training group.
Below is the full summary and…
Added by Ricardo Gonzalez on February 20, 2013 at 10:04am — No Comments
I was 20 years old and on a visit to Puerto Rico with my parents. It was raining that morning so my abuelo (pictured) and I were standing on the porch of his house in a little barrio called "Pulguillas" which is located up in the central mountain range of…Continue
Very touching story. There are certain things in life that changes ones life forever. And that moment sure did for you. I would like to thank your abuelo tambien. Why? You found who you were and because of that you have shared such a wonderful program to learn Spanish with all of us. So I thank you for that.
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Today is the day to differentiate ourselves from the competition!
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Just came across this very interesting article about why so few tourists are visiting Venezuela.
It is a beautiful tropical country with some of the most awesome waterfalls in the world, incredible beaches, compelling nightlife and music, fashion and more.
So, other than Hugo Chávez, why aren't…
Added by Ricardo Gonzalez on September 7, 2012 at 9:00am — No Comments
Let's face it, sometimes we just feel too tired to learn Spanish. Work, kids, responsibilities, and more just wear us down. One solution to being tired is to take a traditional Latino siesta. Below are 7 compelling reasons why you should take a Power Siesta to optimize your Spanish learning.
Added by Ricardo Gonzalez on August 21, 2012 at 1:21pm — No Comments
Here's a great Mexican brunch / breakfast recipe for the weekend.
It's a Spicy Mexican Chorizo Zucchini Frittata.
My father and mother, Pablo and Phyllis, owned a few Mexican food restaurants when I was in my teens so I developed a love and taste for spicy Mexican food.
By the way, if you are in the Atlanta, GA area, my favorite…
Added by Ricardo Gonzalez on August 17, 2012 at 10:29am — No Comments
Just watched a video by Brian Tracy on developing habits to get things done and at the very beginning of the video he said something that is so true and applies very much to learning Spanish.
It's this, "Everything is hard until it's easy."
Wow, so true!
Now apply this to your desire to learn Spanish. At the very beginning nothing comes natural. You're in that dreaded stage of conscience incompetence.…
Added by Ricardo Gonzalez on August 1, 2012 at 1:46pm — No Comments
This is a VERY IMPORTANT POST for those of you in the SpanishPower™ course. It is about the importance of using forms when you complete a lesson. Well, let's just say, yes, it is important. These forms will trigger emails, quizzes, support instructions, etc. They are critical to our ability to better serve your needs.
Also, here are a few other notes regarding forms...
1. MOVING FROM ONE LEVEL TO THE NEXT THROUGH FORMS AT END OF LESSON 12: In order to…
Added by Ricardo Gonzalez on July 26, 2012 at 9:41pm — No Comments
Many people who travel simply put up with getting to where they are going. They put up with the airport and the airline. They put up with getting a taxi or a rental car. They put up with the all the people they interact with along the way. They put up with the drive to wherever it is they are going. They, well, they just get through it just like some people try to push their way through learning…Continue
For the third time in history, Univision television got top rating in the United States in the coveted 18-49 year old age groups the week of July 2 to 8.
Get this, they beat CBS by 42%, ABC by 15%, NBC by 7% and FOX by 1%.
In the 18-34 age group the differences were…
Added by Ricardo Gonzalez on July 11, 2012 at 6:09pm — No Comments
How much do you want to learn Spanish? Watch this powerful video to be reminded of the power of the human spirit. If you really want to learn, together we'll find a way!
We all NEED to take a DEEP breath and RELAX! I read a recent report where Scientists are now linking stress with dementia related diseases and that will definitely affect your ability to learn Spanish.
According to them, when we're stressed, our levels of the…
You are absolutely brilliant! What a great and fun way to learn Spanish. I am in the processing of downloading all these lovely songs from iTunes.
I noticed one small thing that could cause discussion. You say:
There are several versions but get the one that is first on the list. Within parenthesis after “El Verdadero Amor Perdona” you’ll see where it says Dueto Con P...
I never heard the word “Dueto” before. We always said “Dúo.” I just looked up “Duet”…Continue
"Tostones", or also called "Patacones" in some countries, are a staple in many Latino dishes. I came across a very clear video where Chef Remy explains how to make them in a step-by-step manner. He speaks very clearly in Spanish. Enjoy below. If you make them, let us know how it went in the comments below. Maybe even upload a picture of yours!
Added by Ricardo Gonzalez on May 2, 2012 at 11:10am — No Comments
Are bilingual people really smarter? Mmm... Why BiIinguals are Smarter is the title of a recent New York Times article and it goes into some detail breaking down the differences between a monolingual mind and a bilingual mind.
This is an interesting and provocative read.…
Added by Ricardo Gonzalez on February 14, 2012 at 5:15pm — No Comments