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Tips to improve your Spanish pronunciation by a private Spanish tutor in NYC.

Simple tips to improve your Spanish pronunciation.

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

Spanish classes in New York City by an experienced teacher for over 20 years

NO GRAMMAR NO DRAMA.

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

View of a balcony from a historic Latin American home in Bogota Colombia

Your First Business Trip to a Spanish Speaking Country

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.

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Spanish classes in New York City by an experienced teacher for over 20 years

Private Spanish Tutors for Students of All Ages in New York City

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

A picture of a pasture in upstate new york after a thunderstorm with a rainbow in the sky, this image is used to teach about the weather in Spanish language instruction NYC

Weather Proverbs In Spanish

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

A photo of a field of flowers in Spain during Spring bloom

The Spanish Speaking World Celebrates Lent

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

the story of the cuba libre cocktail

The history of the Cuba Libre

The story goes that during the Spanish-American War, a group of off-duty U.S. soldiers got together for some drinks in a bar in Old Havana. A captain came in and ordered rum and cola on ice with lime. He liked it so much that he got the interest of the soldiers, who ordered another round and toasted “Por Cuba Libre!” in celebration of Cuba’s newfound freedom. Read more

learn basic spanish phrases

These basic Spanish words and phrases will help you in many real life situations.

This page contains useful Spanish phrases, expressions and words for everyday life conversations. Spanish greetings, and survival phrases that will help you if you simply want to know what to say when being introduced or chatting in Spanish! Read more

How to speak Spanish for the Table

Spanish vocabulary to use at the restaurant table

When you’re eating out at a Spanish-speaking restaurant, knowing some basic Spanish vocabulary can make the ordering process easier and fun. Here is a list of essential words and expressions. Read more

learn Spanish in NYC- Use future tenses

How to speak about future events in Spanish

To form the simple future tense with regular verbs in Spanish, simply add the correct ending to the infinitive of the verb. Read more