Reasons to learn Spanish on Skype

Learning via Skype is skyrocketing. This is due to a number of reasons. We are in the 21st century, where technology advances are becoming commonplace and the need to have …

What do people think about Spanish people?

Stereotypes about Spanish people We have all heard and used clichés to talk about our European neighbors or people from other nationalities. A lot of these stereotypes are false, but …

Why study a language online?

Unlike other blog entries, this is a personal reflection about our experience teaching Spanish online (via Skype). Since we started with our project, we have come across people reluctant to …

Why learning Spanish?

Many of us already know the benefits of learning a second language for our brain: cognitive flexibility, more reasoned decision making, greater brain power in task changes, better problem solving …

Bullfighting, for or against?

Bullfighting in Spain (in Spanish corridas de toros) has its origins in the Greco-Latin culture, although it wasn’t until the 18th century that this fiesta didn’t become what it is today. …

Spanish cuisine around the world

The name of the Spanish gastronomy in the world is indisputable. Great Spanish cooks have opened their doors to lovers of good food beyond our borders. Spain is one of …

Does Spanish provide happiness?

It is through words that we can communicate and share emotions.  According to “Pollyanna’s hypothesis”, from 1969, “the words of natural human language possess a universal positivity bias”. In fact, in …

The main varieties of Spanish

Spanish is spoken by more than 500 million people and it is the oficial language in 20 countries. Hence, it is not a uniform language but it has various dialectal varieties.  …