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Isabel Mendoza nació en Cali (Colombia) una ciudad famosa por la alegría y el ambiente festivo de sus ciudadanos. Los colombianos llaman a Cali “la sucursal del cielo” y una de las mayores atracciones turísticas de...
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Anne Smieszny Silva is from Cincinnati, Ohio, where she was a synchronized swimmer for eight years. She began learning Spanish in middle school. She earned Bachelor’s degrees with Honors from the Ohio State...
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Evelyn Silva nació en la pequeña y hermosa ciudad de Cienfuegos, situada en el centro-sur de la isla de Cuba. Amante del olor del mar y del sonido de las olas al chocar con los muros, Evelyn emigró a...

Este mes celebraremos los clásicos de la literatura en español. ¿Cuál es tu favorito?

Apr 29 Etimología de la palabra "almacén" - Resources for your Spanish Classroom

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Grammar Corner

Etimología: almacén.

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Apr 28 Today is a good day to celebrate children! - Resources for your Spanish Classroom

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Dia del niño

Anne Silva

When I was little, right around this time of year, with Mother’s Day and Father’s Day coming up, I remember asking my parents rather indignantly, “but when is CHILDREN’S Day?!?!”

EVERY day is Children’s Day,” they would reply wearily. (Mom and Dad, you were right!)

I didn’t know it when I was little, but countries around the world DO celebrate “Children’s Day” at various points throughout the year. Officially, the UN has recognized Universal Children’s Day as November 20. But this time of year, several Spanish-speaking countries, as well as the US, celebrate their own version:

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Apr 25 ¡De acuerdo! Un libro es un buen amigo - Resources for your Spanish Classroom

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Apr 24 Help! Preterite or Imperfect? It is not the same! - Resources for your Spanish Classroom

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Evelyn Silva

Two weeks ago, I was teaching the uses of the imperfect. My students seemed to be confused and some frustrated because they couldn't understand why Spanish language has two different tenses to narrate events in the past. Several of them stopped by after school and asked me the same question: but is it not the same?

In Spanish, deciding when to use preterite or imperfect can be one of the biggest challenges for every student. Practicing is never enough. That's why I decided to create a handout, an easy way to describe the use of these tenses:

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