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SuperCoco gives you constant practice listening and speaking—you develop real conversational skills. Our unique adaptive system provides “training wheels for Spanish,” so that correct patterns of speech become ingrained almost without effort.

Learn anywhere, anytime

Wondering how to find time for Spanish? With SuperCoco you can learn Spanish while doing other things. On your commute, walking or jogging, doing chores—any time you could be on the phone, you can be learning Spanish.

Practical & Entertaining

SuperCoco teaches authentical, practical Spanish for real life. Every conversation tells a story—filled with humor and drama. By learning in context, with real emotions, you remember better and learning is just more fun!

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Our writers hail from all parts of the Spanish-speaking world, bringing both language and authentic culture.

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How I came to love conjugation drills

on April 28, 2017

The unexpected pleasures of drilling Spanish verbs I definitely didn't see this coming: I've been using our new conjugation trainer for a few weeks—and actually loving it. As I’ve written before, I’m a staunch believer in learning in context—with engaging content. Conjugation drills are about as boring and out-of-context as you can get. What happened? How to be an effective language learner Exclusive 5-part course when you join our newsletter Waiting for the need No doubt the first key to loving conjugation drills was waiting until I really felt the need.

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A year of learning Spanish with SuperCoco

on April 21, 2017

Eating my own dog food SuperCoco is an iPhone app for learning Spanish through conversations. I am SuperCoco’s developer and I’ve been eating my own dog food—learning Spanish exclusively through SuperCoco—for almost a year. Today I took the Cervantes Institute prueba de nivel (placement exam) and scored a high B1 (between B1.3-B1.4), placing me squarely in Intermediate level1. In this article, I’ll give my thoughts on what this result means; more importantly, I want to assess what’s working well in SuperCoco and where it still needs improvement.

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Stop using flashcards

on April 14, 2017

The hard part of language learning Are flashcards a key part of your language learning strategy? In this article, I hope to convince you there's a better way. First, let’s acknowledge the smart thing about flashcards: spaced repetition. A digital flashcard system can optimize the scheduling of each card so you learn with “maximum efficiency”. But, as we’ll see, this idea is a bit misleading. In any case, there’s a much more efficient way—don’t study isolated vocabulary at all.

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The why of SuperCoco

on April 7, 2017

1. Practice using Spanish. You can acquire all sorts of test-taking knowledge and still be unable to order a cerveza. Don’t do that. We think this is the single biggest challenge in language learning—and it’s why we designed SuperCoco around having conversations. … Read more … 2. Practice speaking out loud. What good does it do to “know” Spanish, if no one can understand you? We think people underestimate how much practice it takes to get comfortable making Spanish sounds.

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