BlogPosts Tagged "Spanish"
4 Aug 2020
Every language has some issues, often grammar issues, that cause learners difficulty. In the case of Spanish, one thing that gives people special trouble is the existence of two forms of the verb “to be”. Both ser and estar translate into English as “to be”. Ser vs estar, here’s how to get them straight. […]Read more Ser Vs Estar in Spanish
21 Jan 2020
How long does it take to learn Spanish? How long does it take to learn any language? I hear these questions quite often. There is no simple answer. It is really up to you. The US Foreign Service Language institute published some numbers about how many hours required to learn different languages. For Spanish the […]Read more How Long Does It Take to Learn Spanish?
18 Apr 2019
If you do enough reading and listening in Spanish, you’re attentive to the language and you occasionally review this kind of explanation, (but rely largely on repeated exposure in different contexts), you will eventually be able to get that natural sense for Spanish verbs and you can master them.Read more More Tips for Learning Spanish
20 Sep 2018
If anyone is interested in getting together during my visit to South America, here some available days. Buenos Aires, October 3-4 or 8-10. Rio de Janeiro October 13-17 Salvador October 18-19 Lima October 26-28 I will be traveling with my wife and another couple, so this will take some planning. If there are people who […]Read more Meetup with me in Buenos Aires, Rio, Salvador or Lima?
Learning French and Spanish were quite instrumental to me getting involved with language learning. You’ve got to do what you like and I always emphasize that in language learning. You’ve got to like the language. You’ve got to like what you’re doing. You’ve got to put in the time. Reading is still the most effective way of building up your vocabulary, and then when you are confronted with the [...]Read more How I Went About Learning French and Spanish
This is a transcript of one of my YouTube Videos – To keep up with my latest thoughts on language learning, subscribe to my YouTube Channel. Hi there, Steve Kaufmann. Today my subject is; The Golden Age of Language Learning. It is something that has dawned on me that we live in The Golden Age of […]Read more The Golden Age Of Language Learning
Para mí, esa distinción no es tan importante. El aprendizaje de idiomas es un proceso integral. La escucha y la lectura son actividades de comunicación con el idioma. Son las actividades de base para prepararnos a hablar. Una vez que empezamos a hablar tenemos que hablar mucho, y sin preocuparse ni de la gramática ni […]Read more Idiomas: Aprendizaje pasivo y activo
Much like te amo vs te quiero, one of the fine points of Spanish is deciding when to use “ser” or “estar” . Both verbs mean “to be”. If you Google “ser or estar” you will find 350 million pages in .29 seconds. At this one site you will find the definition that I have […]Read more “Ser” or “Estar” in Spanish, which one should we use?