Spanish Language Guides & Study Tips (page: 2 of 24)

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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.
  • Where Adjectives are Placed in a Spanish Sentence
    This lesson shows the placement of both descriptive and quantitative adjectives, gives examples and shows how a handful of descriptive adjectives change meaning depending on their position.
  • 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...?"
  • The Various Meanings of "Outweigh" in English and How to Express Them in Spanish
    English sometimes uses 'outweigh' literally, as when speaking of weight classes for athletes. Sometimes it's figurative, when speaking of pros and cons. Learn how to express these ideas in Spanish. Great verbs foconversation, not just canned material from a textbook.
  • 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.
  • They Don't Talk too Fast: You Listen Too Slow! Eliding Vowels Between Words
    The technical term is synaloepha. Begin using written texts to teach students to pronounce Spanish with a more natural, native rhythm and their listening comprehension will improve by leaps and bounds. This article gives examples and presents a plan for teaching pronunciation deliberately.
  • 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.
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