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About Angel

I was born in Badajoz (Extremadura) and I currently live in Bilbao (Basque Country). I studied a Bachelor degree in Spanish Language and Literature and an International House degree as a qualified teacher of Teaching Spanish as a Foreign Language. I think languages are the key that opens the doors to new cultures and I love teaching mine.

How to learn Spanish in September

How to learn Spanish now that it’s September again? We always think that summertime is never-ending but time after time the school year and our jobs start again after a break. At the same time, dozens of commercials will inundate our TVs and computers, offering us infallible methods to learn [...]

By |2019-09-03T17:51:06+01:00septiembre 11th, 2019|SpanishviaSkype|Sin comentarios

2019 September sale: 25% discount on all single classes!

September promotion is here. Classes at schools restart again. On www.spanishviaskype.com we understand that going back to the routine is not easy; going back to school is not often pleasant and buying your children’s school kit might be expensive. Because of that, we are glad to introduce you our September [...]

By |2019-09-03T17:50:05+01:00septiembre 4th, 2019|SpanishviaSkype|Sin comentarios

Expressing possibility in Spanish

Expressing possibility in Spanish is not a simple matter for our students on Spanishviaskype.com. We love speculating, dreaming of being a millionaire, or just wondering what people is doing. There is a wide variety of options, depending on the degree of certainty and the time when we delimit the actions. [...]

By |2019-08-27T15:56:07+01:00agosto 28th, 2019|Pocket Grammar|Sin comentarios

Reflexive and reciprocal pronouns in Spanish

Reflexive and reciprocal pronouns are a matter of concern among our studens on Spanishviaskype.com. You should know that there are different types of pronouns in Spanish, depending on their function: subject, direct object, indirect object, prepositional, reflexive and reciprocal. Most of them share the same form (‘me’ can be direct or indirect object, reflexive [...]

By |2019-08-20T19:18:54+01:00agosto 21st, 2019|Pocket Grammar|Sin comentarios

Common Spanish Idioms: Here Comes the Sun

Common Spanish idioms help Spanish students sound more natural. Idioms are fixed phrases that have a figurative meaning. This sense is totally different from the literal meaning that the words in the idiom would have separately. Since this summer Europe has suffered several heat waves, we think that it might be a good idea to [...]

By |2019-07-29T18:19:23+01:00agosto 14th, 2019|Just Spanish, Words made in Spain|Sin comentarios

False Friends between Spanish and German

False friends or cognates are always a matter of laughter between teachers and students of languages. All of us try to assimilate words from the language we’re learning into our mother tongue’s vocabulary. A false friend is a word that has the same or similar spelling or pronunciation as another one in a different [...]

By |2019-08-08T09:50:11+01:00agosto 7th, 2019|False Friends|Sin comentarios

Spanish at the airport: conversations and vocabulary

Are you ready to speak Spanish at the airport? Tomorrow it starts the most demanded month to go on vacation: August. Around 10.2 million tourists came to Spain last year, according to TURSPAIN. This flood of people has confidence that they will be able to communicate in English at the [...]

By |2019-07-29T10:02:51+01:00julio 31st, 2019|Words made in Spain|Sin comentarios

Tips to Speak Spanish during Summer

Our students on Spanishviaskype.com ask us for tips to speak Spanish during summer. How can I improve my Spanish speaking skills if I travel to Spain on holidays? Well, the answer might seem simple: mix yourself with locals and just speak Spanish. Actually, this is not always so easy to accomplish. Either for our [...]

By |2019-07-22T15:02:11+01:00julio 24th, 2019|Spanish Language, Spanish World, This is Spain|2 Comments

Impersonal Sentences in Spanish

Impersonal sentences in Spanish are constructions used to express an action without saying specifically who executed it. Therefore, these expressions are quite useful if we want to emphasize any part of the sentence rather than the subject. Or you just want to omit that information because you are unaware of it or it's detrimental [...]

By |2019-07-15T09:05:57+01:00julio 17th, 2019|Pocket Grammar|Sin comentarios

Madrid Gay Pride: Inclusive language in Spanish

Madrid Gay pride (MADO) 2019 is here. Thousands of people and not only LGBTI+ (Lesbianas, Gays, Bisexuales, Transgénero, Intersexuales and much more) will attend the events in Madrid, from the 28th of June to the 7th of July. Every year, music festivals, mass demonstrations, colorful parades and other celebrations will give visibility to the [...]

By |2019-07-01T19:21:43+01:00julio 3rd, 2019|Actualidad|Sin comentarios