Spanish is a language that is quite literal in its pronunciation. All the vowels and consonants combined always have their own distinct sound as syllables and this sound never changes no matter how they are put together. For instance, the syllable “que” always sounds the same no matter if we are saying: “parque” (park) or “queso” (cheese). The good thing about this is that once you get the sound of the syllables that means you have the ability to pronounce them correctly in any given word or sentence. Read more
I have always wondered who’s got it best. A Latin American who is trying to learn English, Or An American trying to learn Spanish? Often, I hear people debating which language is easier to learn and which is harder. I am not sure if I found the answer to this but I am willing to try. When I arrived in New York City, I was 17 years old. I spoke very little English and had no idea what grammar was. Having said that, my first challenge as an immigrant was not to get a job or start school but rather figure out what these new Yorkers are saying. Read more
Sometimes it might be overwhelming to arrive in a country where everyone around is talking a foreign language and you have no idea what is going on. Wouldn’t it be great if you had enough language survival skills to understand and communicate in Spanish the moment you arrive? We often help beginners become proficient.
Our Spanish Conversation Tutors Visit Your Home in Manhattan, Brooklyn or Queen’s. Long ago, when I was in high school, I went from being not so good at math to being one of the best math students in my class – thanks to the experienced and talented private tutor that my parents hired. His pedagogical approach was very different from the frustrating repetition of math formulas the teacher demonstrated at school. Read more
Proverbs About the Weather in Spanish. We did it New York! We finally made it through the poor weather. The temperature is rising up and we are starting to dress down. Finally, we can say short shorts and long socks don’t match anymore and jackets can stay home with boots and coats. Read more
Enough Lent for the Season
We are reaching that time of the year where the Sun is fighting to stay out and you start to feel the change in the air; that smell of nature, the smell of trees, grass and blooming flowers. We are reaching the time where the day is longer and the great City of New York finds more excuses to stay out with him, the sun. Luckily, we are also grasping the end of Lent, that period before Easter that, in the Christian Church, is the commemoration of Christ’s fasting in the wilderness during forty days. Read more
About Spanish NYC
Spanish NYC is a one-of-a-kind language school. We teach the most effective Spanish classes NYC has to offer. Our courses include online Spanish lessons. You can study with us individually or in a small group.