How are Spanish Holy Week processions? (B1)

Since the 14th century, the festival of Semana Santa (Holy Week) is celebrated across Spain. In Christianity, Holy Week is the one-week period preceding Easter, the day believers celebrate Jesus rising from the dead. The streets of Seville, and other Spanish cities including Malaga, will be filled with thousands of medieval robed and [...]

By | 2017-04-18T13:25:00+00:00 Abril 12th, 2017|A1, SpanishviaSkype, This is Spain|Sin comentarios

Trump and the Spanish language

"Stay tuned as we continue to update whitehouse.gov" is the message Internet users get when trying to access www.whitehouse.gov/espanol since January 20th, when Trump administration decided to bring down the Spanish-language side of the White House website.The new government has posted just 2 tuits on its account on Twitter (Spanish version) @LaCasaBlanca and its Facebook (Spanish version) page doesn't exist [...]

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

How do we use “ya” in Spanish? (B1)

“Ya”, which is usually an adverb but sometimes a conjunction, is one of those Spanish words whose meaning depends almost entirely on the context. This word can be very useful or very sarcastic… It means “ahora mismo = now” (especially when describing an anticipated action), “anteriormente = already” (the most common meaning when used with a verb in a past [...]

By | 2017-02-15T22:31:52+00:00 Enero 11th, 2017|B1, Spanish Language, SpanishviaSkype|Sin comentarios

Don’t miss our Christmas promotion!

Many people make New Year’s resolutions in January, but we prefer to do it now! What challenges will you face in 2017? We give you a great idea: learn Spanish!! There are just 11 days left to start a new year and we want you to take advantage of this promotion, so you can start learning this beautiful language in 2017. [...]

By | 2017-02-15T22:31:52+00:00 Diciembre 19th, 2016|Spanish Language, Spanish World, SpanishviaSkype|Sin comentarios

Spanish was the first European language spoken in the United States

According to the U.S. Census, approximately 38.3 million people in the U.S. spoke Spanish at home (in 2012): 13 percent of U.S. residents ages 5 and older. That’s a lot of people! English-speaking people use Spanish words on a daily basis (words like “cafeteria,” “vanilla,” or “ranch” are derived from Spanish and the names of many of [...]

By | 2017-02-15T22:31:52+00:00 Diciembre 14th, 2016|Spanish Language, SpanishviaSkype|Sin comentarios

Verb ‘hacer’: 9 practical uses

‘Hacer’ is one of the most versatile verbs in Spanish. Spaniards use it in a wide range of expressions that we use daily. Although it is often said to mean “to make” or “to do”, in context it can refer to almost any activity as well as the act of becoming. ‘Hacer’ is almost always [...]