The SuperCoco Blog

The Art & Science of Learning

How to roll your R's: The definitive guide

Rolling your R's feels impossible—until you know how to do it. And then it's easy. This article gives a series of simple steps—each one very easy—and by the end, you'll be rolling your R's like a native. Learning Spanish, Italian, Russian, or Arabic? The rolled R is the sound you need!

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Demystifying untranslateable language features

Whenever you encounter a language feature that can't be directly translated—and therefore seems exotic and perhaps, incomprehensible—look for an analogy in English. Instantly, the exotic becomes familiar.

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How I came to love conjugation drills

I never thought I'd enjoy practicing conjugations. But if you do it at the right time and in the right way, it's actually a pleasure.

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A year of learning Spanish with SuperCoco

What is it like to use SuperCoco for a solid year? How much progress can you make? How long does it take to become conversational?

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Stop using flashcards

When most people think of language learning, the first thing they think of is: flashcards. In SuperCoco, we believe there's a better way. Not only more fun, but more effective.

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The why of SuperCoco

Our key design principles include: 1. Constant practice using Spanish; 2. Lots of practice speaking out loud; 3. Lots of practice listening to real native speakers; and much more ...

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The SuperCoco way

The philosophy of SuperCoco is that language learning should be fun and relaxed—and that you learn best when learning in the rich context of full conversations.

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How to make the Spanish R sound

The Spanish R sound is written with the letter 'r'—but don't let that fool you. The Spanish R has nothing to do with the English R. Using your English R in Spanish produces an incomprehensible accent. Fortunately, you already know how to make the Spanish R.

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Stages of language learning

The Common European Framework of Reference provides a widely-used scale for the stages of language learning. We use it to define our levels in SuperCoco.

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