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The pleasure of speaking and eating (B2)

Spanish language and gastronomy will be mixed as two of the most important ingredients in Spanish culture. Juan Manuel Bonet, director of the Cervantes Institute (IC), and Rafael Ansón, president of the Royal Spanish Academy of Gastronomy (RAEG), signed an agreement to work together for promoting Spanish culture. Among the activities they might organize would [...]

By | 2017-11-06T16:45:00+00:00 octubre 18th, 2017|B2, Spanish Language, SpanishviaSkype|Sin comentarios

Useful Spanish vocabulary to describe your daily routine (A1)

Daily routine vocabulary is very useful for any Spanish learners. This will make the words easier to remember and improve your functional ability to communicate in Spanish. Moreover, knowing daily routine vocabulary will help you think in Spanish. If you can discuss or even think about your daily activities in Spanish, it’ll [...]

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

¿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

How do we use “hace” and “desde” in time expressions? (B1)

The verb “hacer”, which literally means “to do” or “to make,” is found in a number of idiomatic expressions. One of this verb’s most important uses has to do with expressing time: ¿Cuánto tiempo hace que vives en  Madrid? (How long have you been living in Madrid?).  These kind of expressions are very common in [...]

By | 2017-02-22T12:55:17+00:00 febrero 22nd, 2017|B1, Pocket Grammar, Spanish Language|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