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

SpanishviaSkype in Move Me, Naples Conference 2017

Next Friday 13th and Saturday 14th, Naples (Italy) will host Move me, the 2nd International Conference on MOOCs, language learning and mobility. In consequence, the city in front of Vesubio will be the centre of online teaching world, and www.spanishviaskype.com, as it could not be otherwise, can’t miss this opportunity. We’ll [...]

By | 2017-10-09T14:30:07+00:00 octubre 11th, 2017|DELE, SpanishviaSkype|Sin comentarios

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

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

How do we use “ya” in Spanish? (B1)

“Ya”, which is usually an adverb but sometimes a conjunction, is one of those Spanish words whose meaning depends almost entirely on the context. This word can be very useful or very sarcastic… It means “ahora mismo = now” (especially when describing an anticipated action), “anteriormente = already” (the most common meaning when used with a verb in a past [...]

By | 2017-02-15T22:31:52+00:00 enero 11th, 2017|B1, Spanish Language, SpanishviaSkype|Sin comentarios