Spanish Language Guides & Study Tips
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Increase Spanish Fluency Outside of the Classroom Making the leap from academic education to actual language fluency can be a challenge. If you have access to Spanish-language television shows, you can use simple tools like a vocabulary journal to increase your vocabulary and fluency, while also accustoming your ear to new accents and idioms.
How to Express "Time & Distance" in Spanish Time and distance are not always expressed in Spanish the same way they are in English. Learn how to ask and answer such questions as "How far is it to... ?" and "How long does it take to go from ... to...?"
A Guide to Learning Spanish Through Immersion Whether you're headed for a Spanish-speaking country or just spending a lot of time in a local Spanish-speaking community, these tips and strategies will help you make the most of your Spanish language immersion experience.
Spanish Vocabulary for Dance Feeling an urge to tango or to polish up your cha-cha-cha? The following article summarizes the basic Spanish vocabulary that will help you survive — and enjoy — your Spanish-speaking encounters on the dance floor.
Ways to Say "Way" in Spanish "You're on your way," "Way to go"... the many forms of the English word "way" prove this to be a very versatile word. This piece shows you the way to greater fluency in Spanish by being able to express this high-frequency word correctly in Spanish.
How Spanish Sounds in Argentina and Uruguay: The Southern Cone The Southern Cone is the name of the geographical region comprised of Argentina, Uruguay and Paraguay and southern Chile -- called "Cono del Sur" in Spanish. Argentina and Uruguay are particularly identified with the dialect of the region (southern Chile and Paraguay less so). Learn more here!
Good News! Spanish Has Only Two Contractions: Del & Al This lesson teaches what contractions are and why learners of Spanish should be glad to meet these two contractions -- they are the only ones in the language. Also, the lesson teaches the use of de to show possession, since there is no apostrophe + s in Spanish.