Spanish Lesson 25: More Trabalenguas

!Hola mis amigos! Welcome to another Spanish lesson.  Today’s lesson will have us wagging our tongues, twisting them into all sorts of shapes and getting our Spanish vowels loose and fluent. We’re doing more tongue twisters (trabalenguas)! Trabalenguas are a great way to train your tongue, lips, teeth and other relevant muscles into the correct […]

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FRIDAY CANCIÓN: Manos al Aire by Nelly Furtado

Hola mis amigos.  ¡Es viernes! Welcome to today’s Friday Canción.  Today’s song is a more upbeat one, even if it’s about a love gone wrong.  Let’s dive into Manos al Aire by Nelly Furtado.   Nelly Furtado is a Canadian singer and songwriter who is the daughter of Portuguese parents.  Her success in the music […]

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Spanish Lesson 22: Gracias

Bienvenidos a la clase de español.   I’m sure at some point in your life you were lectured about the importance of saying please and thank you.  If you lived in my family, you certainly would have! Interestingly, ‘gracias‘ is a Spanish word most people recognise and can easily pronounce even if they don’t speak […]

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Spanish Lesson 21: Personality Descriptions

Bienvenidos a la clase de español. We explored adjectives in a previous lesson and today we are going to apply adjectives to people.  You can revisit our lesson on adjectives here.  You will learn how to describe your own characteristics and the characteristics of other people. Remember that the adjective must agree in gender (masculine / […]

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SPANISH LESSON 20: University Life

Bienvenidos a la clase de español.   Today we are moving away from some of the more general topics we’ve covered over the last few months and looking at a situation specific topic.  As some of you know, I teach basic Spanish as well as Latin American History and Politics at a small college.  One […]

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SPANISH LESSON 19: ¿QUÉ HORA ES? (2)

¡Hola! In our last Spanish class we looked at how to tell time.  We focussed on asking for and giving the time on the hour, quarter past the hour and half past the hour.  Today we’ll look at: minutes after the hour minutes to the hour scheduling To express other minutes after the hour (besides […]

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Friday Canción: Para Que La Vida by Enrique Iglesias

Hola mis amigos.  ¡Es viernes! Welcome today’s Friday Canción.  Today’s song is Para Que La Vida by Enrique Iglesias. Okay I have a confession… I absolutely adore Enrique Iglesias.  Lol.  Don’t think it was much of a secret!!!  Anyway, I couldn’t resist sharing another one of his musical renditions with you today.  So please enjoy […]

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SPANISH LESSON 18: ¿Qué hora es?

Hola mis amigos.  Bienvenida a la clase de español. Today we’re going to talk scheduling.  Well, timing rather.  You’re going to learn how to ask for the time and give it too! So let’s jump right in. Asking for the time: ¿Qué hora es? Time is la hora in Spanish. To ask what time it […]

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