/2016

Latest news: Cervantes was not Spanish-born! (A2)

The recient discovery of a very old document in an Italian village has shaken the foundations of Spanish language’s pride. According to a birth certificate found in the ruins of an ancient church, Miguel de Cervantes Saavedra was born in Castelnuovo Berardenga, in the province of Siena. During the demolition of the temple, a worker [...]

By |2017-02-15T22:31:52+01:00diciembre 28th, 2016|A2, Actualidad, Sin categoría, This is Spain|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+01:00diciembre 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+01:00diciembre 14th, 2016|Spanish Language, SpanishviaSkype|Sin comentarios

12 different ways to say “no” in Spanish (B1)

I’m pretty sure all our students know how to say “no” in Spanish: no. It’s quite straight forward. But, what about saying “no” in different ways? “No” is fine, but sometimes is just too plain, so let’s learn another ways to say “no”. If we want to emphasise we can say it several times, “no, no, no…”, as many [...]

By |2017-02-15T22:31:52+01:00noviembre 23rd, 2016|A1, How do you say in Spanish?, Spanish Language|Sin comentarios

Siempre a la moda (B1)

Son múltiples las razones por las que nuestros estudiantes y muchas personas en todo el mundo se sienten atraídas (feel attracted) por España y por el español. Una de ellas sin duda es la moda, muchas marcas (brands), diseñadores (designers) y modelos (models) reconocidos internacionalmente son españoles. Marcas como Inditex con Zara a la cabeza, [...]

By |2017-02-15T22:31:53+01:00noviembre 16th, 2016|Pocket Grammar|Sin comentarios

La política: el arte del debate (B2)

Many things are at stake at this moment; not only in the USA but worldwide. Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump are living their last minutes as USA presidential candidates, and just one of them will live in the White House for the next four years. However, they had to fight each other, felony accusations and [...]

By |2017-02-15T22:31:53+01:00noviembre 9th, 2016|B2, Pocket grammar|Sin comentarios

Is Spanish a sexist language? (A1)

This is a long-debated discussion in Spain. In the last few decades, assorted universities, unions and autonomous communities in Spain have created style guides with new rules prescribing non-sexist language. It’s true that the masculine gender predominates in the Spanish language when speaking in the plural form: the parents of three girls and one boy would refer to [...]

By |2017-02-15T22:31:53+01:00noviembre 2nd, 2016|A1, Spanish Language|Sin comentarios

¿Qué hora es? (A1)

In Spanishviaskype we share many things with our students, specially the interest about our beautiful language, but one thing that most of the times don’t have in common is the time zone (huso horario). Winter is coming and next weekend in Spain and all countries from the European Union we are going to leave the [...]

By |2017-02-15T22:31:53+01:00octubre 26th, 2016|Pocket Grammar|Sin comentarios