More happy students!

«I loved my Spanish classes with Gisela. She is a patient, friendly and organized teacher. I took lessons about 2 days a week for a month and learned so much in that short time. We frequently met at a local cafe, and it felt less like a class and more like just catching up with a friend. Learning a language is hard but Gisela makes it easier and fun.»
¡Estoy practicando mucho español en Mexico! Mucha gente me pregunta dónde aprendí porque todavía hablo como una porteña a veces 🙂  
Besos,Erin


Erin Mckalip
erin.mckalip@gmail.com

Live music at the «distinguished» cafes of Buenos Aires

How many times did you have the chance to listen to great music for free in Buenos Aires ?

When you learn a language, specially in a city like Buenos Aires, is aboslutely important to visit them for cultural purposes. These cafes are all over the city, you have the chance to expose yourself to the Spanish Language each time you will need to make a reservation or ask for a show´s time. Its very important culturally for argentineans to give value to our cafes, learning Spanish in Buenos Aires is clearly is great opportunity to enjoy them and below the October dates and times for visiting. Practise you Spanish by listening to music in Spanish!


October music events at the distinguished cafes of the city.

María Roldán – Ariel Argañaraz. Música popular argentina y uruguaya | Viernes 11 de octubre | 20 h | La Esquina de Anibal Troilo – Paraguay 1500  – Recoleta

Beto Caletti + Mishka Adams. Canción | Sábado 12 de octubre | 19 h | Confitería del Hotel Castelar – Av de Mayo 1152  – Monserrat. 

Pablo Basez y la Compañía eléctrica. Jazz fusión originales | Jueves 17 de octubre | 21.30 h | Café San Bernardo – Av Corrientes 5436 – Villa Crespo

Dúo Di Leone – Zabala. Música popular argentina | Viernes 18 de octubre | 21 h | El Viejo Buzón –  Neuquén 1100 – Caballito

Virginia Ojeda. Música de raíz folklórica | Viernes 25 de octubre | 21.30 h | La Flor de Barracas, Suárez 2095, Barracas.

Sábado 26 de octubre  – DIA DE LOS CAFES DE BUENOS AIRES.

El  26 de octubre se celebra el Día de los Cafés de Buenos Aires, ya que en esa misma fecha de 1894  fue inaugurada la entrada por Avenida de Mayo 825 del histórico Café Tortoni.

6 Simple Ways to Regain Your Motivation to Learn Spanish

After the first 2 weeks of Learning Spanish in a foreign country 4 hours a day, we might feel that we really need a break. How teachers and students do they keep themselved motivated?

As a teacher I love to challenge my students with new activities in their Spanish learning process and help them to improve their confidence over time. This article shows how you can -as a student- can achieve the goal of speaking a new language like Spanish without suffering…


Present tense, practising it listening to Talia…

http://www.todoele.net/canciones/Cancion_maint.asp?IdCancion=24

Talia is one of the most well know mexican singers, she is the the typical «latina» conquering the Spanish Language musical market shinning like all the other major stars like Shakira, Christina Aguilera and Selena Gómez. I love this song, it has become one of the hits of the last 10 years and it helps me and the students to practise and drill the present tense structures more easily. Enjoy it!,

Also, feel free to contact me at https://www.facebook.com/groups/escribime/

Have you tried using Karaoke to improve your pronunciation skills?

So here we are! we made it to February 3rd and we are happy celebrating that we have a lovely weather in Buenos Aires, clear sky, beautiful mild weather and cool after a horrible hot week in the city of the bookstores and tango. Right now, I find myself teaching , happily enjoying the intense weeks of Spanish Lessons in Buenos Aires thanks to the amazing amount of travelers visiting us during our summer! Right now, Im teaching students from the US, Canada, England, and Netherlands who are really interested either staying in Argentina for a while and get to know the culture or study here for some exchange program, all happy in the beautiful Buenos Aires.

I wanted to share today a nice learning resource for all students of Spanish who would love to improve their pronunciation with a video that helps them to practise either on the phone or the computer. I hope you enjoy it and please leave a comment!

https://www.profedeele.es/profesores/ideas-trabajar-pronunciacion-clase/

Podcasts in Spanish for curious travelers

One of my favourite learning materials are podcasts and I love to share this passion with all the students and learners all over. Almost for any topic I would like to learn about, podcasts and audios are such a help either when I do stuff in my house or when I travel to work or Im jogging in the park, I have developed so many skills that Im amazed I have also changed the way I approach some aspects of my life due to the change of wrong beliefs. So, if you are learning Spanish or you are planning to, you cant miss one of the first podcasts I used with some of my students to review some specific grammar topics:

https://www.notesinspanish.com/category/beginners-podcast/

Then, I came across this fun and helpful podcast and I loved the concept that is a scottish guy speaking perfect Spanish who has created great episodes via a radio program. Enjoy it!

https://radiolingua.com/category/coffee-break-spanish/