Inteligencia: una o múltiple (B2)

La inteligencia (Intelligence) is a very debatable topic. Maybe some of our students on www.spanishviaskype.com might think that learning Spanish or other language is very difficult for them because they consider themselves not to be inteligentes (intelligent). However, people who move to other country do it all the time. On the other hand, I’ve met [...]

By | 2017-05-09T17:54:22+00:00 Mayo 10th, 2017|B2, Pocket grammar|Sin comentarios

Solo sé que no sé nada (B2)

“I know that I know nothing”; with this phrase, Socrates, the Greek philosopher, paraphrased by Plato (Socrates never said that, literally) did not mean that he actually knew nothing. In fact, he meant that he had certeza (certainty) of nothing. That legendary quote has its equivalent in our era: “you know nothing, Jon Snow”. This [...]

By | 2017-04-24T18:44:26+00:00 Abril 26th, 2017|B2, Pocket Grammar|Sin comentarios

World Book Day 2017 is coming (B2)

Next Sunday, April 23rd worldwide readers have a highlighted appointment on their calendar: El Día del Libro (The World Book Day). Since 1995, the UNESCO organizes this event to promote reading and publishing industry. How can you celebrate this day? Well, you can buy a rose and give it as a [...]

By | 2017-04-18T13:23:50+00:00 Abril 19th, 2017|B2, Spanish World|Sin comentarios

Lengua y Guerra (B2)

Speaking properly, has been considered a value of education, status and even wealth. So, why do we have many examples of fights, arguments and even guerras (wars) along history? Certainly, a wrong polite set expression, an incorrect adaptation of our language register or an inappropriate use of a double meaning [...]

By | 2017-03-28T21:56:47+00:00 Marzo 29th, 2017|B2, Words made in Spain|Sin comentarios

¿Cuál es el origen del Día Internacional de la Mujer? (B2)

El Día Internacional de la Mujer (8 de marzo) es una fecha que se celebra en muchos países del mundo (International Women’s Day, March 8, is celebrated in many countries around the world). Se trata de un día en el que a las mujeres se les reconocen sus logros, independientemente de fronteras nacionales y diferencias étnicas, [...]

By | 2017-02-15T22:31:51+00:00 Marzo 8th, 2017|Actualidad, B2|Sin comentarios

Spanish course for medical professionals (B1)

  Today’s medical professionals must adapt to meet the challenges that come with the growing demographic diversity in the health care population. This often requires that health care providers learn to communicate clearly and effectively with patients and their relatives in a second language, such Spanish.  SpanishviaSkype has designed a Spanish Course for Medical Professionals [...]

By | 2017-02-15T22:31:52+00:00 Enero 25th, 2017|B2, C1, Spanish language, SpanishviaSkype|Sin comentarios

Practica cantando (B2)

¿Te resulta difícil la pronunciación en español? ¿Encuentras difícil la entonación? ¿No consigues que tu español suene natural? ¿Por qué no pruebas con canciones? Puedes cantar en la ducha, por la calle, con tus amigos en el karaoke, pero ¡canta! No creas que estamos de broma, es una de las mejores maneras de aprender a [...]

By | 2017-02-15T22:31:59+00:00 Junio 1st, 2016|B2, Spanish Language|Sin comentarios

Panem et circenses (B2)

Pan y circo (bread and circuses) was a sentence coined by the Roman poet Juvenal to criticize the populist policies adopted by the politicians at that moment. If the economy is decreasing, don’t worry, let’s host gladiator combats, a quadriga race or a massacre starred by hungry lions eating up some scared Christians. Of course, [...]

By | 2017-02-15T22:31:59+00:00 Mayo 20th, 2016|B2, Words made in Spain|Sin comentarios