Learning a second language can be a challenge. An enjoyable challenge but a challenge nonetheless. There is a lot to learn. And if you are on your own language learning journey it is worth seeking out and discovering tips, techniques and tactics that will help you get there faster.
If you are learning Spanish then on this site you will be able find resources designed to improve your skills quickly. In fact, everything at Real Fast Spanish is created with one question in mind:
The best method, that I know, for answering this question is called conversation hacking. If you would like to know more about how the tips and techniques of conversation hacking can be applied to Spanish check out the conversation hacking guide.
Every year a number of students start to learn Spanish and stop. A number think or talk about learning Spanish but never make it to the starting line. The difference between the students that achieve a high level and the ones that don’t comes down to the right mindset.
Cultivating the right mindset includes overcoming fear, finding focus, staying the course and maintaing a high level motivation.
If you want to be great at Spanish you need to find your own source of motivation. The secret to finding motivation is having a good answer to the question ‘why’.
Here you will be reminded of why you started learning Spanish and how you can use this to guide you forward. You can also discover tips, tricks and tactics as well as access training programs, seek product reviews and find inspiration.
So what is it going to take to increase your Spanish to the next level? More training, more action, less procrastination, less perfectionism?
Learning Spanish as an adult is the most rewarding thing I’ve ever done. This has motivated me to spend the last 5 years helping Spanish students and start Real Fast Spanish. I love teaching and have loved teaching since my first tutoring job at 15. I also love Spanish culture, music, sport and food but, most of all, I love meeting new people from different cultures. I’ve spent time in Colombia, Mexico, Cuba and the Dominican Republic but completed the majority of my Spanish studies in Spain. I’m also unapologetically addicted to burritos 🌯.
I put myself through college working in technology, and never imagined I could combine what I learned there with my passion and love for the Spanish language. I’ve always been energized by finding non-traditional ways to help others learn Spanish, so when I discovered Real Fast Spanish I was hooked and haven’t stopped talking about it since. I gained a global perspective living in Panama and Ecuador. When I’m not explaining verb conjugations to our incredible students, I can be found making my own lattes ☕️, exploring my city (even though I live 8 minutes from where I grew up), and daydreaming about my next trip to [insert Latin American country here].
I’m a linguaphile at heart. Languages are my passion – specifically Spanish. Ever since middle school when I was introduced to Selena and making piñatas, I have fallen in love with the language, the people, and the culture, including salsa 💃 (not just the condiment!). For the past 18 years I have devoted myself to learning, teaching and experimenting with the Spanish language in the classroom and abroad, including Mexico, Spain and Panama. I thoroughly enjoy sharing my passion and inciting the same eagerness in others to discover a new world and its inhabitants.
Learning a foreign language was hard work for me but I was always motivated by the opportunity to speak with people from other countries. I spent a long time working on my English skills using various methods and techniques to be the most effective student I could be. I’ve since applied what I’ve learnt as a language student to the Spanish classroom as a teacher in an effort to help students find lessons that are effective, motivating and applicable to their lives. I love meeting new people from different countries, sharing stories and learning from other cultures. I also love cinema 🎥 (both Spanish and foreign alike), food and flamenco.
We seek to redeﬁne what we and those around us are capable of.
We know the most effective way to solve problems, make progress and build relationships is through open and sincere communication.
We work on hard problems together and support each other.
We contribute and build resolve through long-term thinking and action.
We are real and even a little bit silly.
We stay humble and respectful. We care for others and act with compassion.
We respect and celebrate all people, cultures, traditions and customs. We believe in freedom of location and we work from all parts of the world.