Lee este artículo en Español It is the first day of classes, day 1, or even day 0 because it is a day when we have not started the program yet. That day we introduced ourselves. That day we met. That day we are full of expectations and questions. Not questions about Spanish, questions, concerns about the other. I, the teacher, about the student, and he or she, about me. … Read More »Ready to speak Spanish and take a trip to our world?
Lee este artículo en Español If you like animals, this article is for you. But it is also the case if you want to know about the set phrases used in popular culture. Those phrases in Spanish are called idioms and also, if they are more elaborated, sayings. Many of them have their equivalents in other languages. However, the vocabulary, the structure, and even the similes may be different. It… Read More »The value of the saying in Spanish
Lee este artículo en Español If you are a Spanish student, you may have asked yourself, or asked your teacher, what is the most difficult thing to learn in the Spanish system. Our answer is: -the quantity and use of pronouns,-the number of conjugations of the different tenses of the verbs,-gender and concordance. Right away, when responding, we add:The first two are learned in the progress of levels of complexity,… Read More »Guess guesser, the grammatical gender in Spanish
Lee este artículo en Español Yo me baño (I take a bath). Yo me aburro (I get bored). Yo me llamo (My name is). These are three similar reflexive structures that are totally different in essence. First class with reflexive verbs and a new challenge begins. For teachers to explain them and for students to use them. In Spanish, the concept of reflexive verbs varies from the traditional one. Let’s… Read More »Reflection on reflexive verbs in Spanish
This dress fits me yes or no! I don’t understand you. Lee este artículo en Español In Spanish, as in many other languages, intonation has different values that make it possible to understand or not the idea of what we want to transmit. In this blog I am going to share with you a very old exercise of Spanish teachers as a mother tongue, but which is also very useful… Read More »The necessary emphasis of intonation in Spanish
Lee este artículo en español. What does it cost you more when you study or practice Spanish? The response of our students is undeniable: 1. Listening comprehension practices (PCA) and 2. Understand a movie, a conversation between natives, the radio…. For those who study a language, or any subject, the verb costar applies in two meanings: value in money and difficulty. The more you delay… Read More »Listening español is hard for me!
Read this article in Spanish Remembering vocabulary is one of the most frequent difficulties for second languagestudents to face. There are many useful strategies for them to use: word lists, memorization, mind maps,word family branches. However, there is one that is not frequently, because it deserves a bitof explanation and attention from the teacher, and it corresponds to intermediate levellearners. Let’s go to share an idea of vocabulary expansion Spanish… Read More »Words derivation. A very useful practice for intermediate levels
Read this article in Spanish “I feel like I’m not moving forward!” This is an expression that I constantly hear from my Spanish students at levels B1 and B2. On my side, the appreciation is absolutely antagonistic, especially if they have studied with me since the beginning. When they say it, I smile a bit mischievously and explain why they mean it. I’ll do the same now. Entering the intermediate… Read More »5 Reasons the Spanish intermediate student feels stagnated
Wondering what else you have to do to learn Spanish? Well, sing a song. You can’t imagine how many benefits you will get singing in the second language you learn. In Spanish, singing could be the strategy that makes the difference between speaking correctly and speaking correctly and adequately. Same as pronouncing clearly or like a native speaker. We promote songs in our classes, they are a constant and, it… Read More »Sing and fall in love with Spanish
Un ramo de rosas rosadas le regaló Ramón a su prometida Rita (A bouquet of pink roses Ramón gave to his fiancée Rita) Were you able to read the title of this article fluently? If you did, then this article is not for you. But if not, then you should not only read it, you have to take time to train your language, and achieve the challenge with the steps… Read More »The R sound