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Por qué no puedes "coger el autobus" en latinoamerica!

by Stacey on 3/27/2009 12:40:00 AM

Como en casi todos los idiomas, hay varios dialectos, vocabulario diferentes, etc.En español es igual, pero hay un factor muy importante en el que hay que acordarse. Ése factor es que en el español hay palabras… more »

Read our Spanish and Latin Culture section... in English and Spanish!

by Stacey on 3/9/2009 2:35:00 PM

We are excited to announce that don Quijote's is updating and translating its Spanish and Latin culture section. Soon you'll be able to read all of the English texts in Spanish and viceversa! To make up for the… more »

Courses in Spain for the DELE official certification

by Stacey on 6/23/2008 4:15:00 PM

The D.E.L.E. (Diploma de Español como Lengua Extranjera) is an internationally recognized diploma of great value if you want to study at a Spanish University or if you are going to work in a Spanish-speaking… more »

What better practice than reading Pedro Almodovar's blog?

by Erin on 4/18/2008 12:47:00 AM

Spanish director Pedro Almodóvar is working on a new film, Los abrazos rotos. And in the process, he's created a wonderful opportunity for film fans and Spanish students to get an inside look at how a film… more »

Three great resources for intermediate and advanced students

by Erin on 1/12/2008 1:00:00 PM

I've just discovered three great resources for students and newer practitioners (like myself) of Spanish. All three are projects of Fundéu BBVA , a nonprofit organization formed to "collaborate in the… more »

About bullfighting - and bullfighting vocabulary you are sure to hear

by Erin on 11/1/2007 4:00:00 PM

One of our interns prepared this article about bullfighting for the English language press in Spain. Much of the vocabulary of the corrida has made its way into everyday Spanish conversation, as colorful metaphor. The… more »

Spain's most famous: with vocabulary and phrases to learn

by Erin on 10/24/2007 5:00:00 PM

Here's a Spanish culture article prepared by don Quijote for the English language local press in Spain - with a bit of vocabulary and a few handy Spanish phrases waiting at the end of the read. These are people you… more »

A Guide to Spanish Wine - with a tapa of vocabulary

by Erin on 10/1/2007 9:00:00 AM

Here's a guide to Spanish wine, as published by don Quijote in the English language media in Spain.You'll find a little vocabulary and a few handy wine-ordering phrases at the end of the article. And should the… more »

¡Mira quién baila! - A Guide to Spanish Dance

by Erin on 9/24/2007 11:00:00 AM

Here's a quick guide to Spanish dance, complete with phrases and vocabulary to practice at the end of the article, as it was published in the Costa Blanca News.As you can see from the photo, our don Quijote schools… more »

The regions of Spain - With vocabulary and phrases to learn

by Erin on 9/17/2007 1:00:00 PM

Another of the "Living in Spain" pieces we've published in English language media, this article introduces you to the diversity of Spain's 17 regions, by offering a look at Andalucía, El… more »

Spanish television - and some TV related phrases to learn

by Erin on 9/10/2007 1:00:00 PM

Here's another practical "living in Spain" lesson published by don Quijote in English language media (primarily for a British audience) here in Spain.Read through… you 'll find vocabulary to… more »

Slang: how to "exclaim" in Spanish

by Erin on 8/15/2007 4:51:00 PM

A very simple Spanish slang lesson today, straight from an archived version of our free monthly cultural newsletter.Here are some colorful expressions (slang, formal and English translation) that are well worth… more »

Poll Results: You want more lessons, and exercises, and slang and...

by Erin on 7/13/2007 2:21:00 PM

Well, you've spoken!And we're prepared to listen.Our latest poll asked what you'd like to see more of on this blog. 60 readers responded to our poll, and told us what they'd most like to see here on… more »

Learn Spanish by Podcast

by Erin on 3/14/2007 6:51:00 PM

Every time I'd return to the US between language courses, back before I'd even dreamed of living in Spain, I'd struggle to keep all I'd learned in Spain in tip-top shape.I've just checked out two… more »

Making a New Year's resolution to improve your Spanish?

by Erin on 12/26/2006 6:00:00 AM

A recent comment on an old post prompted me to bump that old post up to the top here. Last year around this time, our teachers put together a list of 10 tips to help you come through on your New Year's resolution… more »

Got a minute? Practice your Spanish - Playing Hangman or Wordsearch Online

by Erin on 12/20/2006

Got a minute? How about a quick online game of hangman in Spanish?Checking out the word of the day on the don Quijote site, I just stumbled across the games page. Not a bad way to practice Spanish vocabulary and… more »

Ya se puede decir "internet" - The New "Essential Dictionary of Spanish"

by Erin on 12/11/2006 10:00:00 AM

It's official! You can now officially use "internet", "rap" and "chat" in your Spanish conversations and homework. If your teacher complains, tell her or him to take it up with the… more »

A Quick Guide to Spanish Christmas Posts on Spanish Teaching

by Erin on 12/10/2006 8:48:00 PM

With the holidays close at hand, our web stats show more and more of you arriving from Google searches for Spanish Christmas songs, Spanish Christmas traditions, Spanish vocabulary about Christmas, etc.To make finding… more »

Announcing a new don Quijote course designed for the busy professional

by Erin on 12/7/2006 5:18:00 PM

We have good don Quijote news! The web pages describing don Quijote's new Executive Premium Spanish course are up, and inscriptions are rolling in.If you have a pressing professional reason to learn Spanish, this… more »

Christmas in Spanish: Learn Spanish Words and Phrases for the Holidays

by Erin on 12/4/2006 4:50:00 PM

In our November monthly newsletter we presented a glossary of Spanish Christmas words and phrases for beginning students….or for anyone who just hasn't had a chance to talk about Christmas in Spanish!… more »

A word a day for advanced students - and another for beginners

by Erin on 11/2/2006 4:51:00 PM

A few weeks ago I signed up for a Word of the Day I am truly enjoying. The daily definition hits my mailbox compliments of El Castellano's words come complete with history and etymology.… more »

So what's a dog say in Spanish? The vocabulary you never knew you needed.

by Erin on 10/5/2006 6:26:00 PM

The part of my Spanish life that most amuses my Spanish friends is the dreaded black vocabulary hole - that mortifying moment when I suddenly realize I simply do not have a word. Or a clue to what the right word might… more »

This Week's Joke in Spanish

by Erin on 9/6/2006 2:12:00 PM

I chuckled at this week's Joke in Spanish, published in the Weekly Lesson. It's a Spanish language "who's on first", if you're familiar with the old Abbott & Costello routine in… more »

Wikipedia on the Spanish Language: a Goldmine of Resources!

by Erin on 8/21/2006 12:10:00 AM

A quick Google search for "Spanish language" this morning led me to the Spanish Language page of Wikipedia. Hours later, I am still blissfully browsing and following links. The page is a goldmine of… more »

Work with the sweet murmur of Spanish behind you: RNE Radio 3

by Erin on 7/27/2006 12:37:00 AM

As someone who is sure to be a lifelong student of Spanish, I have good news and bad news.The good news is you'll be astounded by how quickly you can improve your Spanish living in a Spanish-speaking country.… more »

La Palabra Más Bonita del Español

by Paqui on 5/16/2006 9:48:00 AM

41.000 internautas han participado con sus votos en la elección de la palabra más bonita del español.Entre las más votadas están las palabras libertad, paz, vida, azahar, esperanza, madre,… more »

Practice Spanish at home

by Paqui on 2/6/2006 11:50:00 AM

Essential holiday phrases: Beginners in Spanish will find in this website a good starting point where they can learn some basic words and sentences in Spanish such as "Hello", "my name is" or… more »

La Corrida de Toros

by Yolanda on 9/20/2005 7:14:00 PM

Se han definido las corridas de toros como la fiesta nacional, sin embargo no es exclusiva de España, también son importantes las celebradas en Hispanoamérica (especialmente México y… more »

Games with Spanish words

by Paqui on 7/28/2005 10:15:00 AM

Learn Spanish vocabulary playing word search or the hang man with Spanish words. A good way to teach Spanish to children too.Here is an example, find the names of these animals in Spanish:Now try with other words,… more »