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How to know your actual Spanish level?

What’s my actual Spanish level? This is one of the most frequently asked questions by our students on Spanishviaskype.com. Obviously, it has not a simple answer. Evaluating a speaker’s level requires to know how he or she gets along in different communicative situations. In addition to this, we need to keep [...]

By |2019-09-19T08:08:56+01:00septiembre 18th, 2019|Spanish Language|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

Common Spanish Mistakes Made by our Students (January)

Año nuevo, vida nueva; That’s what we would like to happen: all our sins, forgiven, all our debts, paid and our brain, prepared not to make the same mistakes speaking Spanish again. However, this is real life and mistakes will come again. Nevertheless, don’t worry. At Spanishviaskype.com, our teachers will [...]

Indicative vs subjunctive: 4 uses that will drive you crazy

If we did a survey about what is the hardest topic for our students at Spanishviaskype.com, we’re sure that they would answer ‘the subjunctive mode’. During these years, we’ve analysed many uses of subjunctive from a functional point of view: how to express wishes, opinions, probabilities…, but also giving syntactic [...]

By |2018-10-08T17:13:47+01:00octubre 10th, 2018|Pocket Grammar, Spanish Language|Sin comentarios

Common mistakes made by our students (July)

Football World Cup 2018 has just finished and now we have a new campeón (champion): France. Felicidades (congratulations) to our neighbours. This championship will go down to history not only for its unpredictability (many of the most powerful national teams were eliminated during the first rounds) but also for the goalkeepers’ mistakes: David de Gea [...]

¿Cómo?: 8 Funny Expressions to Show Manner in Spanish

There is a huge variety of choices to express modo (manner) in Spanish. You have at your disposal adverbs of manner (así, despacio, bien, perfectamente…), gerunds (estudia español reservando una clase en www.spanishviaskype.com) or subordinate clauses (haz el examen DELE como te hemos enseñado en clase). Manner seems to be [...]

By |2018-05-08T17:25:25+01:00mayo 9th, 2018|Pocket Grammar, Spanish Language|2 Comments

‘Arriba’ and ‘Abajo’: the Origin of the Spanish Language

What was the first Spanish word? When was it pronounced for the very first time? It’s impossible to know. The transition from Latin to Castilian, via vulgar Latin, was slow and smooth. However, the first manifestations of written Castilian are perfectly documented. Las Glosas Emilianenses (10th-century) are one of them. These glosses were annotations in [...]

By |2018-05-01T14:49:50+01:00mayo 2nd, 2018|Just Spanish, Spanish Language, Turism|Sin comentarios