12 Spanish Tutorials

These Spanish tutorials are written by experienced educators, all of whom also offer private tutoring lessons. Get the Spanish help you need, whether through these tutorials or through private tutoring lessons.

Days of the week

What are the days of the week in Spanish, and how we use them in sentences.

Ser vs Estar

Basic Spanish requires you to choose between the two forms of the verb “to be”(ser and estar). Choose which form is appropriate for each sentence, and conjugate them in the first person singular.

La importancia del uso de los signos de puntuación

Los signos de puntuación son muy importantes al escribir. A través de ellos damos a la expresión escrita la entonación adecuada según la intención del que escribe. Además, estos signos establecen las pausas necesarias para poder leer y para poder entender con claridad lo que otros han escrito. El uso incorrecto de los signos de…

The Present Progressive in Spanish

The Spanish present progressive tense is used to say what is happening now or “going on” right now. It is formed using the verb “estar” (to be) plus a present participle. Example: Yo estoy trabajando ahora. (I am working now.) To use a verb in the present progressive, you must first conjugate the verb estar…

Cognates

Cognates are words in two languages that have a common origin or etymology and are similar or identical. A cognate is an easy word to remember because it looks and means the same thing in Spanish as a word you already know in English. Examples of cognates: English Spanish actor actor animal animal balance balance…

Noun/Adjective Agreement

All nouns and adjectives in Spanish have a gender: masculine and feminine. All nouns in Spanish have an article in front of them to determine the gender. Adjectives go after the nouns and must agree with the article. El is a masculine article and it means the. For example El chico = The boy. La…

spanish letters ll and rr

Have you ever wondered if the letters of the alphabet in Spanish are the same as the English alphabet? Well, almost, because the Spanish alphabet has extra letters. Here are two examples on why the Spanish language is different than English:

Using the Subjunctive in Noun Clauses

Out of the three moods in Spanish (indicative, subjunctive, and imperative), the subjunctive mood can be one of the hardest to understand. While the most commonly used mood, the indicative, expresses certainty and fact, the subjunctive mood does the opposite–expressing doubt and uncertainty. The subjunctive appears in noun, adjective, and adverb clauses. Noun Clause -…

Conjugation -ER vs -IR

Sometimes students get confused with conjugations since there are three main verb endings in Spanish: -ar, -er, -ir The -ar verbs seem not to get in the way as much, so at the moment we will focus on -er vs. -ir.

Tips for the AP Spanish Language and Culture test

There are so many elements to the Spanish language that it’s difficult to guess what graders will focus on. In addition, “culture” is so broad that it’s hard to know where to begin.

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