miércoles, 27 de enero de 2010

Curso Espanhol para a sobrevivência

Espanhol para a sobrevivência
Curso intensivo de Espanhol em linha (online), aulas interativas em salas virtuais, com foco em comunicação em situações típicas de viagem e turismo.
16 Encontros em salas virtuais, duas vezes por semana.
Aulas dão início 17 fevereiro.

Para mais informações escreva-nos a spanishsouthamerica@gmail.com ó salavirtual1@hotmail.com

viernes, 22 de enero de 2010

Next class: Survival Spanish course details and activities

News! ¡Noticias! Nouvelles!


Course where basic contents and functions are developed in 16 lessons where the typical situations travelers faced are presented and practised.
It is tailor-made for those planning to visit a Spanish- speaking country or interested in learning the essentials of the Spanish language.
Although focusing on dialogues and oral skills,integrated-skills activities are used in-class and for extensive practice.

Types of tutoring
Small group

(Ask for the PROMO “AMIGO” -available till March 31st)

Two possible schedules still available:
1) Classes twice a week (Wednesdays and Fridays)starting 17th February, 7.30 am (UTC/GTM-3, Buenos Aires/ Brasilia local time)
2) Classes three times a week (Mondays, Thursdays and Fridays)starting 22nd February, 12.30 pm (UTC/GTM-3, Buenos Aires/ Brasilia local time)

For queries or to register for a class contact:

lunes, 18 de enero de 2010

Canciones- Songs- Chansons

Entretenida sugerencia de Daniela ;-)

martes, 12 de enero de 2010

Survival Spanish- Espagnol pour survivre- Espanhol para a sobrevivência

Spanish for travelling and a typical situation: Looking for a place.

- Read the dialogue, then check on the references (after numbers) and little questions and finally try new dialogues!

A: Buenos dias(1). Disculpe, ¿Podría decirme (2) dónde (3)HAY UNA PARADA DE AUTOBUS (4)?
B: Sí, cómo no (5). Hay una (6) a dos cuadras. Gire (7) a la derecha (8)en la próxima y la verá (9)
A: ¡Muchas gracias!
B: De nada.

1. Buenos dias is one of the greetings. Remember the others?
2. Podría decirme = Could you tell me
3. dónde = where
4. Hay una parada de autobus: the reason for the conversation to have ever been started, looking for the bus stop. What other places can you be looking for? Which other a tourist may be interested in finding/needing to find?
5. Cómo no = claro= por supuesto: they show politeness and are adviced to follow "sí" in this situations.
6. "Una" here is a pronoun. Why do you think this was used and not "uno"?
7. Gire = turn; continue, siga= go along; tome= take
8. Derecha= right; Izquierda= left
9. La verá, la encontrará= you'll see/ find it

Now, imagine yourself there (where Spanish is spoken) and build another dialogue! ¡Suerte!

If you are planning to make a trip to a Spanish speaking country or want to know these basics, you may be interested in taking the next Survival Spanish course, coming soon (February 2010)