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Doorway To Mexico | Learn Spanish with Intermediate and Advanced Conversations

Doorway To Mexico | Learn Spanish with Intermediate and Advanced Conversations

Author: Doorway To Mexico | Learn Spanish from Mexico

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Learn Spanish with Doorway to Mexico, a fun language learning podcast for intermediate and advanced Spanish students. In our first 22 episodes, we listened to native Mexican Spanish teacher Paulina and her real-life students as they traveled through Mexico exploring the country's rich language and diverse cultural history. Now they’re back together again, interacting in Spanish with friends, work colleagues and other native Spanish speakers in their own neighborhoods. Not just for tourists, Season 2 explores the living Spanish language through a wide range of topics. After each dialogue, Paulina presents an in-depth review of the episode's challenging vocabulary and colloquial expressions to help you develop essential conversational skills to communicate confidently in Spanish, whether you’re exploring Mexico, Latin America… or your own neighborhood. Visit us a
45 Episodes
The Car Crash

The Car Crash


Buckle up and find out what happens when the Baxters get rear-ended by a Mexican woman who doesn’t have any auto insurance. In the round table discussion afterward, Paulina will review some of the more advanced vocabulary from this engaging conversation to help you become better prepared for all kinds of interactions with native Spanish speakers.
Everyone loves to talk about their pets, learn how to use your Spanish to talk about the appearance, feeding, care and behavior of the animals around you. In this episode, the Baxters hire a Spanish speaking pet sitter to take care of the pets in their home. In the round table discussion, we go way beyond talking about dogs and cats, we dive into more advanced Spanish vocabulary that you can use in everyday conversations.
Join Dani and her charismatic friends on their drive home from school gossiping about crushes, dating, and the latest high school obsessions. We’ll introduce you to a wide range of popular Spanish slang terms and Paulina prepares a number of useful lessons to help your Spanish sound as natural as possible.
Michael’s obsession with Mexican telenovelas has his Mexican work buddy, Luis, up in arms. Luis dares us to leave the trashy telenovelas behind and open up to the world of authentic Mexican cinema, where we’ll discover some of the most cherished Spanish language movies of all time. In the round table discussion afterward, Paulina reviews some of the challenging language from the dialogue including common Spanish phrases like: Te pasas, No hay bronca, Ya ni la amuelas, and much more!
The Baxter family hires a Spanish speaking babysitter to watch their infant niece for the evening. Even if you don't have children of your own, take this opportunity to liven up your Spanish vocabulary in this episode which is full of phrases and expressions you can use in all kinds of real life situations. Join Paulina in the round table afterward,when she reviews Spanish words and phrases such as rollo, recostar, igual, caer el viente, and much more!
Michael and Julie have a Spanish conversation with their gardener about the various landscaping improvements they’d like to make in their yard. It’s not just about weeds, sprinklers and gophers, in this episode we cover a number of very useful Spanish phrases and expressions that are used in everyday conversations. Join Paulina in the round table portion of the podcast where she’ll break down the challenging vocabulary from episode and show you how to use it confidently when you speak.
Join Julie and Dani as they visit their stylist Tatiana at the salon to get a makeover. But don’t think this episode is just about hair, nails and makeup. In this lively conversation, we’ll cover popular Spanish expressions like ¿te late? and ¡va que va!, as well as several other advanced Spanish verbs and adjectives that can help prepare you for all kinds of situations and interactions with native Spanish speakers.
Learn Mexican Spanish slang. Fresa literally means strawberry in Spanish, but it’s also a very colloquial way to refer to certain kinds of stereotypes in Mexico. Find out what’s going on with this fun Spanish slang term as we get a firsthand explanation of what it means to be fresa in Mexico.
Spanish lessons. What’s it like to live in the United States as an illegal alien? Find out as a valet attendant tells us a little about the challenges and hardships he faces living in the U.S. as a newly arrived immigrant. The Spanish lessons in the round table include a review of popular Spanish expressions, phrases and vocabulary, plus a special focus on using the subjunctive in the past tense.
Learn Spanish from Mexico. What’s it like for an undocumented immigrant to cross the Mexican border on foot? Find out as one of the Baxter’s employees tells us about her harrowing journey crossing the border from Mexico into the United States through the Southwestern desert. After the dialogue, we’ll listen to the first part of the round table discussion where Paulina will give us an in-depth review of the challenging vocabulary from today’s episode. Some of the Spanish lessons in this episode include how to know the difference between the Spanish verbs Engañar and Estafar, plus the variety of ways people in Mexico use the Spanish verb Tocar.
Spanish Cooking Lesson

Spanish Cooking Lesson


Grab your aprons and get ready because cooking has a whole vocabulary of its own. In this episode, you’ll get an opportunity to listen to the owner of a Mexican restaurant share her secret family recipe for homemade guacamole! In the round table discussion afterward, we examine some of episode’s colloquial expressions and challenging phrases and Paulina gives us more examples of how to use them in real Spanish situations.
Spanish for Business

Spanish for Business


Michael’s associate Luis, a Mexican businessman, pitches a new business strategy to help the Baxter’s family firm change direction. With Mexican Spanish often considered as the standard in international business, this episode is a must for anyone considering doing business in a Spanish speaking country. Some of the more advanced Spanish lessons in this episode include how to use the Spanish gerund as an adverb, the difference between the verbs Recurrir and Recorrer, and much more!
The Baxters stop into a local store that sells handmade Mexican arts and crafts and the shopkeeper engages them in a conversation about the history and ingenuity behind Mexico’s cherished tradition of handmade arts and crafts. In the round table discussion afterward, Paulina gives us several lessons on a number of challenging Spanish verbs and expressions, and teaches us how to use them in real life situations.
When Michael and Julie pick up a day laborer to help them with a household project, they get a chance to hear a story of what it was like being deported back to Mexico (twice!). We’ll meet Vicente, a hardworking man from Mexico who talks about being held in a detention center for months, losing his business and his income, and why he hangs out on street corners every morning waiting for someone to give him a job.
Today our waitress shares stories about the rich history and tradition behind some of Mexico’s most beloved dishes.
Get your Spanish into shape listening to this spirited conversation about dieting and wellness. Dani’s friend Licha shares her views on the best way to lose weight and why she feels that most diets are doomed to failure. This episode is packed with popular Spanish expressions that Paulina helps us examine in the round table portion of the podcast, some of the lessons include expressions ¿a poco? ¡cómo crees! ¡no inventes! And much more!
Millions of Latin Americans live and die with every win or loss of their favorite soccer team. Listen in as Michael and his work buddy have a lively debate about the traditions, customs and importance of fútbol in Mexico. And don’t worry, you don’t need to be a sports fan to enjoy this colorful episode. In the round table discussion afterward, Paulina reviews some of the more advanced vocabulary from this engaging conversation to help you become better prepared for all kinds of interactions with native Spanish speakers, both on and off the field.
Learn how to use your Spanish to describe how someone’s dressed. Do you know how to say a garment is loose-fitting, striped, bright, fancy, flattering or hideous looking? In this episode, Danielle and her high school friend, Licha, rant and rave about current popular fashion trends. Plunge with us into the rich and descriptive world of Spanish vocabulary related to contemporary clothing. In the round table discussion, we’ll also focus on some fun Spanish terms like poca madre, no manches, ni de chiste, and a host of others!
The Baxter’s car breaks down and leaves them stranded. Michael’s mechanic saves the day when he shows up with his tow truck and toolkit. While doing a diagnostic on the car, the mechanic offers some advice on how to get the old car back into shape. In the round table discussion afterward, we get the opportunity to review several popular Spanish terms, such as carajo, fregado, and much more!
In this episode, the Baxters enjoy a day-hike in the wilderness with a Spanish speaking guide who navigates them through the winding trails with information about the nature and wildlife on offer. Learn how to use your Spanish to talk about all of nature’s splendor in the great outdoors.
Comments (3)

Mallory Maher

Best podcast! Is season 2 still in the works??

Sep 28th

Freddy Real

I would like to congratulate you for a podcast episode very well produced. I'm a Medical Interpreter in the state of Maryland, U.S.A. Kudos for your work. Appreciated.

Sep 11th

Wendy Arreola


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