Speak Spanish like a native

Overcome the obstacles that are blocking your progress

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Express yourself with confidence and convey your true personality

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Internalize counterintuitive grammar without memorizing complex rules

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Understand everything you hear without translating it in your head first

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Make your way out of Intermediate Purgatory

You've been studying Spanish for some time now, but you feel like something is not working:

  • You practice almost every day but you're not making a lot of progress.
  • When you tell a story, you sometimes feel like you're speaking with the vocabulary of a little kid.
  • You've studied grammar for years but you keep mixing up the verb tenses.

The reason why you're not improving as quickly as you'd like is that an obstacle is blocking your progress.

You might think it's the fact that you don't live in a Spanish-speaking country, that you didn't learn Spanish when you were growing up, or that you don't have enough time to practice; but those are not the real obstacles.

You're not improving because you don't have a reliable strategy to overcome your weak points.

Your weak points are causing you to repeat the same mistakes, use the wrong verb tenses, and feel nervous when you're speaking. The real obstacle is not knowing how to get rid of them.

A casual approach won't work. If you really want to feel more confident with your Spanish, you have to practice deliberately.

James N.James N.

Nacho has given me a clear and effective strategy to learn from my mistakes and avoid forming bad habits.

It has accelerated my progress so much that my Spanish exchange partners have even started commenting on how quickly I'm able to learn after they correct me.

Feel like you're improving every day

Learning to speak Spanish fluently is like fixing the potholes on a road. First you need to find out where all the potholes are. Then you need to figure out how to get rid of them.

The problem is that the list of potholes that need fixing can soon span several pages, and thinking about all the effort you're going to have to put in can start to feel overwhelming or even pointless.

Improving becomes much harder when you don't enjoy putting in the work.

That's why I created Deliberate Spanish: a training program based on deliberate practice that helps you enjoy the process of overcoming your weak points.

Deliberate Spanish consists of daily workouts that are designed to improve your intuition by providing engaging challenges and useful feedback. They're based on the deliberate practice loop:

  1. Face a question that you find challenging but not overwhelming.
  2. Give it your best shot by using your intuition.
  3. Internalize targeted relevant feedback.
  4. Use your new intuition to tackle the next challenge.

Your intuition becomes more accurate with every challenge you complete. As the difficulty of these challenges increases, so does your ability to communicate in Spanish.

Aidan L.Aidan L.

Nacho's strategies have given me the motivation to climb my way out of Intermediate Purgatory little by little.

Now I catch myself speaking with correct sentence structure—not because I'm trying to get it right, but because after deliberately practicing those sentences, I just speak correctly.

Internalize challenging grammar

It's likely that some of the hardest Spanish challenges you've had to face so far have been related to grammar:

  • Picking the wrong preposition for a verb.
  • Forgetting to use the subjunctive.
  • Conjugating irregular verbs incorrectly.
  • Not knowing whether to use ser or estar.
  • Getting confused by reflexive verbs.

These are not concepts you can internalize by simply memorizing complicated grammar rules. The only way to help your brain make sense of this complexity is by becoming intimately familiar with each structure.

That's why, instead of drowning you in boring textbook exercises, the challenges in Deliberate Spanish help you train your ability to recognize patterns.

Once you have a clear picture of the types of word combinations that you should be looking for, the patterns will jump out at you and you'll be much more likely to use them correctly.

Allison S.Allison S.

Nacho helped me realize that engaging in brief conversations with my Spanish-speaking friends and watching my favorite telenovela was not helping me get out of Intermediate Purgatory.

He showed me how to correct my weak points and continue improving without having to waste time going through painful grammar exercises.

His unique approach has been a welcome relief and it has helped me renew my enthusiasm to move forward with my Spanish journey.

Understand fast-speaking natives

The reason why it can sometimes feel like Spanish people speak abnormally fast is that the sounds they make are not always the ones you expect.

Native speakers take shortcuts when they speak. They either skip or gloss over certain sounds because they know that other native speakers will have no trouble filling in the gaps.

When you're not aware of these shortcuts, the words can get jumbled together and, especially the first time you hear them, they might seem impossible to decipher.

The listening workouts in Deliberate Spanish help you get better at noticing these patterns so you can improve your ability to connect the dots and make sense of what you're hearing.

When you become familiar with the way words are pronounced, your ability to make sense of what you're hearing changes dramatically: things that seemed impossibly fast will start to feel normal.

Andromeda R.Andromeda R.

Nacho's workouts are the best that I've found anywhere on the web for intermediate speakers like me.

Passive reading and listening never did the trick for me, but his listening challenges have helped me go beyond a passive understanding and towards a more active and natural use of Spanish.

Communicate your thoughts with confidence and nuance

To express yourself confidently in Spanish you not only have to make the right sounds, you also have to improve your ability to think in Spanish.

That means being able to combine simple sentences into more nuanced thoughts. Doing that in your native language feels like second nature, but doing the same in Spanish requires being more deliberate.

The workouts in Deliberate Spanish help you become familiar with the moving parts that make up each sentence, so you can break them down and put them back together in ways that feel natural.

Once you're familiar with this hidden complexity, you'll have no trouble moving beyond basic conversations and expressing yourself in ways that convey your true personality.

Get the FREE Quick Workout Guide & Join the Waiting List

Deliberate Spanish is not yet open for enrollment, but enter your email below and I'll let you know when it launches.

You'll also have instant access to some of my top 15‑Minute Deliberate Practice Workouts. They're especially useful on days when you don't have a lot of time to work on your Spanish. 💪🏽😁