Joe in Santa Elena Canyon near his home in Big Bend. “One wall of the canyon is in Mexico and the other is in the US, and that’s the Rio Grande down the middle. A foot in each world,” Joe says.
Just exactly how can you master Spanish?
As a native English speaker who became smitten with Spanish, the American journalist Joe Keenan decided that nobody else had written how to break out of beginner’s Spanish, so he would have to do it himself. That’s just how he titled his first book, back in 1995. It became a bestseller, one that continues to sell more than 20 years later, and in an updated edition.
In this exclusive interview, hear some of the author’s best tips for giving your Spanish a turbo boost, plus other tips that apply to learning any language.
Along the way, learn some Mexican Spanish dichos, or sayings crafted from popular wisdom. You’ll also get to know what false cognates are, and how to avoid them on your own journey to intermediate and advanced levels of Spanish.
And you’ll discover how using the correct body language when visiting another country can sometimes be as valuable as knowing the spoken language.
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