Gwyneth Paltrow encourages her kids to speak only in Spanish

“¡En Espanol, por favor!” Gwyneth Paltrow wants her kids Apple (9 years old) and Mose (7) to be worldly. In fact, she sometimes encourages them to speak with her only in Spanish, according to the magazine Us Weekly. In October, Cameron Diaz invited Paltrow to her home in Beverly Hills for the wedding of her assistant, Jesse Lutz. At [...]

By |2017-02-15T22:32:13+01:00diciembre 11th, 2013|Spanish Language|Sin comentarios

Perfectioning the Imperfection: Uses of the Pretérito Imperfecto de Indicativo (II) (A2)

Last week, we started a number of articles about the Imperfect verbal tense in Spanish. Here, we learnt one of its uses: habits or routines. Today, we’ll carry on learning more uses which will help you if you want to learn Spanish via Skype. Do you remember how can we describe people or things in [...]

By |2017-02-15T22:32:13+01:00diciembre 4th, 2013|A2, Pocket Grammar|Sin comentarios

Perfectly imperfect: uses of the Pretérito Imperfecto de Indicativo(I) (A2)

What are you afraid of the most? Spiders, darkness, vampires…? Human being always fears the unknown. And our students on www.spanishviaskype.com are not an exception. One of the scariest verb tenses in Spanish is the Pretérito Imperfecto de indicativo (Imperfect past). Why is this unknown? This tense doesn’t exist in many languages, including English. [...]

By |2017-02-15T22:32:13+01:00noviembre 27th, 2013|A2, Pocket Grammar|3 Comments

Deng Yuqing, best Spanish speaker in China

Recently, we are used to watching “Talent Shows” on TV. In these contests, a group of anonymous singers or artists try to become celebrities.  From Britain’s Got Talent, to American Idol, we’ve watched hundreds of versions in different countries and languages. La Voz (The Voice) is the most watched one in Spain. What about China? [...]

By |2017-02-15T22:32:13+01:00noviembre 6th, 2013|Spanish Language|Sin comentarios

Cervantes Institute creates Spanish Observatory at Harvard

Spain’s Cervantes Institute, a nonprofit organization that was created by the Spanish government and promotes the study of Spanish language and culture, will establish an Observatory for the study of Spanish in the United States at Harvard University, which will help consolidate the expansion of the language in a country with close to 50 million [...]

By |2017-02-15T22:32:13+01:00octubre 30th, 2013|B1, Spanish Language|Sin comentarios