Some time ago, when talking about some good Spanish learning strategies, I mentioned a fun method for practicing Spanish and enjoying it. I said: “Sing your own version of La vida es un carnaval in the shower”. Now I wonder: do you know the song? Do you know what it means, who its writer is and who its singer was? Continue reading →
Spanish, like all other languages, makes use of some unique lettering that no other language has, like the consonant /ñ/, the opening and closing question and exclamation marks, the “diéresis” (umlaut) and the written accent. Of them, one of the most important ones and one of the most difficult to understand for many Spanish students is the accent.That is why, studying and practicing the rules of accentuation when learning Spanish, is an essential issue.
Friendship is important for human beings in all our lives’ areas. We trust our friends; we turn to them when we are in trouble and we rely on them when we’ve lost our self confidence. There are good friends who cheer up our life and help us quite a lot and there are the others: the bad ones, those who seem to be something they actually aren’t and who generally disappoint us sooner or later.
Have you ever been to a Latin American capital city? In case you have, you may have noticed that most of them feature a similar urban structure that basically includes a central “plaza” (main square) surrounded by the main administrative and religious buildings like the Cathedral, the “Cabildo” and the House of Government. All other types of housing areas spread around this main district. But, where does this common structure come from?
When speaking a second language, we are generally sure of what we mean but we are not always sure of how to express it. Today, we will deal with a new pair of confusing verbs that put us into huge trouble when having to decide between them.
There is no single method for studying a language. Every person has their own private way of learning that works well for them. But there are certain common learning tips that can help you learn and manage Spanish in a more rapid and secure manner. Want to check?
We sometimes believe that studying a language online is not as good as studying it in a traditional classroom-based course. Well… I used to believe that, honestly; until I started teaching Spanish online and found out that certain online courses can be even better!
Did you know that Spanish is one of the most spoken languages in the world? Well, it is! In fact, it is the third most spoken language worldwide after English and Mandarin Chinese; and the one with the most sustained growth in later years. Spanish holds more than 450 million native speakers in 21 countries; it is the second most used language in international communication, and one of the 6 official languages of the UN. So, do you still wonder why Spanish?
There are no wrong and right ways to learn a language, it depends on you. If you want to learn it quickly and be flexible in your time you should choose an online course or the old fashioned way: buy a book. But if you really want to get used to language and you are interested in other cultures you should study abroad.