learning spanish

Ep. 53 – Habla Solo en Español?

We are back this week after visiting family and have some thoughts and feelings on how our family reacted to our son speaking “solo en español”!  Our road trip brought on some opportunities to come up with games to play in Spanish and songs to sing.

Ep. 52 – Lost In Translation

We catch you up on our week full of excitement (we won a Tesla car!) and challenges keeping up our practice when life gets busy. We have a funny story where an important message about our son Jack got lost in translation. Jennie shares what she has come across while disciplining Jack in Spanish and how expressing in a new language is challenging.

Ep. 49 – Don’t Be Shy

We catch up on the week, Ben was in New York and had a couple opportunities to make conversation with Spanish speakers from Columbia. He’s never shy to spark up a convo with anyone.
Our son Jack has been speaking all his colors in Spanish.  We love how he pronounces rosa “Sosa”

Ep. 48 – Things We Learned This Summer

We’re back! After our summer break we’ve started recording again and are starting with five things we learned during our break as we continued our journey.

Ep. 46 – An Ear For Español

After learning Spanish for a while, you develop an extra sensitivity whenever someone starts speaking it near you. This is certainly the case for us and for many others we know.

Ep. 44 – Finding a Bilingual Daycare

As we mentioned last week we’re losing our nanny, but good news! We’ve found a bilingual daycare near Jennie’s work. We’re both excited and nervous at the same time about this. In this episode we talk through how we decided on this and how Jack is doing with his own Spanish.

Ep. 40 – While Jennie’s Away

Jennie sent us some clips from her trip to Chile so in this episode you get to hear what it’s really like speaking Spanish in another country. Also, Ben has a question for you. ¡Gracias por Escuchar!

Ep. 38 – La Semana en Español

We’re introducing a new segment where we catch up with each other about the past week in Spanish. Thank you, everyone, for the great feedback about our previous conversations in Spanish for motivating us to do this. We think this will be a good way to share where we are at in our journey as well as help you learn a bit in the process. Enjoy!

Ep. 36 – Interview With Lalo – Jerga

We’re excited to have our Spanish teacher Lalo Vega back on the program. We start out this episode by speaking in Spanish for several minutes to give you guys an idea of where we’re at as well as what a typical class is like for us. After our Spanish convo we had some fun learning Jerga or Slang from Lalo. We even learned some lessons on how to slow down and speak more clearly in Spanish so we are able to improve our level.

Ep. 35 – Interview w/ Rachel Leake

This week we have an interview with Rachel Leake. Rachel is a jet setter with a passion for learning Spanish and immersing herself into Latin culture. She recently went on a solo trip to South America and had lots of stories to share with us. Enjoy!