What did they say to you? I bought you something for Christmas. Both of these sentences express how a verb affects other people using indirect object pronouns. While they may seem like small, insignificant words these pronouns are essential in representing the depths of our interpersonal relationships—both in English and in Spanish. In today’s blog post, we will review how to use indirect...Read More
The Americas are a vast region containing 35 countries. These are divided into different regions based on language, geography, and history. Since the majority of countries south of the United States speak Spanish, they are often labeled Latin America or South America. However, there are more subcategories, one of which is Central America. The question is: is Mexico considered part of North...Read More
As children, one of our first words is “no.” At a very young age, we learn to express ourselves, disagree, and correct misconceptions using this tiny word. As we grow up, we learn numerous other ways to express this same idea, like “no way” and “in your dreams.” Just like with English, knowing how to say “no” different ways in Spanish is imperative. Many different sayings from colloquial to...Read More
Michel de Montaigne once said, “The greater part of the world’s troubles are due to questions of grammar.” Can you find the grammatical mistake he humorously made? The verb “are” should be “is!” If you didn’t catch that mistake, don’t worry. Grammar can be difficult, even in your native language, but it often becomes overwhelming when you start learning a second language like Spanish. Before...Read More
There is one letter in Spanish that trips up both native speakers and new learners: H. Because it is the only silent letter in Spanish, it can be quite confusing to remember which words are spelled with an H. Don’t worry! That’s why we have put together several lists for you to master spelling words in Spanish with this letter.
The Silent Helper
Before we look at some spelling words in...Read More
What do you think of when you hear “Latin America?” Salsa, guacamole, and Machu Picchu might come to mind, but Latin America is so much more! Do you know all 26 countries in Latin America?
A Brief History of Latin America
People have inhabited Latin America for thousands of years, starting with native groups like the Olmec, Maya, Inca, and Aztec. Starting in the 15th century, European...Read More
You’re in the right place if you want to create a checklist for what you need to ensure that your homeschooler can go to college!
It seems that some stereotypes negatively characterize homeschoolers: they aren’t very social, their classes don’t have as much value as public school ones, and they don’t have much chance to get into college. But you know very well that these assumptions...Read More
When you think of the Spanish language and countries that have been influenced by Spanish, what countries do you think of? Are there any countries outside of Latin America that come to mind? Some areas of the world have endured extreme cultural changes due to colonialism by the Spanish crown, including what once was called The Spanish Philippines.
The Spanish Philippines
The 7,000...Read More
Green grapes are great! And so is learning spelling words in Spanish! Spelling isn’t just for kids who want to participate in a spelling bee; it’s for every level and age of learner! Using spelling words in Spanish helps your reading, pronunciation, and comprehension skills.
Today, let’s learn about one of the few Spanish letters with two different sounds: the G....Read More
If you’ve taken a free trial Spanish class with the Homeschool Spanish Academy (HSA), you may be wondering how the regular classes will compare to the trial class. How will the teachers interact with you? How will they use a curriculum to teach you Spanish online? We will answer all these questions and take an inside look at how HSA teachers prepare for your personalized classes!