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¡Que lo disfrutes!


10 Days Lost in Colombia

Have you ever imagined what it would be like to get lost in a foreign country?
What would you do if you had the opportunity to discover an amazing South American country for 10 days? Follow this Colombia travel guide. Thanks to our Colombian teacher, Leo, for sharing his insights!

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Grammar Tips

Verb Conjugation Essentials (Present Tense)

Learning to conjugate verbs is crucial if you want to be able to string sentences together in Spanish. If the mere word ”conjugation” puts the fear of God in you, we’ve got you covered! This easy to understand article will guide you in the right direction to master your Spanish verbs once and for all!
Best of all, you can download the article as a PDF file to have at home for quick reference (or to give to your students if you are a teacher). You will find the file to download at the end of this article :).

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Latin American

How much do you know about Argentina?

You have probably heard that Argentines love their soccer (it’s called fútbol in Spanish :)) and their meat. And you might have heard about tango too. But how much do you really know about this fascinating country? Test your knowledge here. Oh and we recommend that you read this article first.

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Culture and Celebrations

Christmas in Spanish Speaking Countries

How does everyone say Merry Christmas in Spanish? ¡Feliz Navidad! But the way people celebrate Christmas might be different in the Spanish Speaking world. In this article we will be talking about Argentine, Colombian & Spanish traditions, as these tend to be the countries most of my students have a connection with.

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Fantastic alfajores recipe

We are back with another delicious recipe! This time we are making alfajores, a very popular sweet in many Spanish speaking countries, especially in Spain, Colombia, Mexico, Bolivia, Ecuador, Argentina, Peru, Brazil & Uruguay.
As always, we’ve included the recipe in both English and Spanish.

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10 interesting facts about Spanish
Spanish Facts

Fun Facts About Spanish

If you’re as passionate about Spanish as we are, you are going to love this infographic we put together. It’s packed with fun facts about Spanish speaking countries and their culture. We bet some of these facts will be news to you!

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Grammar Tips

Spanish Quiz: SER vs ESTAR

The difference between SER y ESTAR is a fundamental one in the Spanish language, and can be a bit tricky to grasp for English speakers (because English only has one verb as the equivalent, TO BE).

This is a great activity for Elementary level students to practise the use of SER for identification (for example to say what something is) and ESTAR for location (to say where something is located).

Students love it because…well, who doesn’t like to see sights from around the world?

There’s also a fun quiz after the presentation.

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Grammar Tips

Direct and Indirect Object Pronouns in Spanish – an introduction

Using Spanish Object Pronouns correctly is crucial if you want to sound more natural (more like a native speaker). It can take a while to get used to the different object pronouns, and to differentiate between the direct and indirect ones, but you will get there!

This presentation is a great introduction to both the direct and indirect object pronouns, with simple explanations and examples. There is more to say about object pronouns in Spanish, but you’ll have to join one of our lessons!

Keep reading after the presentation, as there’s a quiz to test how much you understood 🙂

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Tortilla de papas presented on a plate

Decadent tortilla de papas recipe

We are back with another favourite recipe from the Hispanic world (and of my students here in Australia) potato tortilla – you could also call it a potato frittata.

Before we begin, let’s clear up the confusion; yes, there are two different names for one food, and this will depend on where we come from. Find out more in the English and Spanish translations for the recipe below!

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dulce de leche

Delicious dulce de leche recipe

Dulce de leche can be found all over the world, but it’s especially popular in many countries of Latin America, where it’s like a national dessert and can be bought in any supermarket ready to eat. It’s given different names in different countries, but dulce de leche is the most consistent one. It’s a thick and gooey confection, with a nutty brown colour and a taste that’s not quite like anything else. It’s sweet, creamy, and caramelized and absolutely delicious! Want to know how to make dulce de leche? Follow our English and Spanish recipes below.

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Music: El talismán, de Rosana

One of our favourite Spanish songs ever, by the amazing Rosana. It’s included in her debut album, Lunas Rotas, released in 1996. We have included the Spanish lyrics and an English translation (one of the two official ones) and a link to the official video. ¡Qué los disfruten!

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Addictive chipa recipe

One of Latin America’s favourite snacks, this light and chewy (and gluten free!) cheese bread is perfect to take to a catch-up with amigos! If you’re lucky you might have a chance to try them in one of our Spanish lessons as we make them a lot. You’ll find an English and Spanish version below, as well as vocabulary and language notes. Oh and a couple of videos with alternative recipes. ¡Buen provecho!

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Lara’s Spanish Hub was born as a deeply personal project – it was never thought as a business opportunity but rather as the product of a lifelong passion for teaching languages and connecting with people from all walks of life. With more than 15 years of experience, I am personally involved in all aspects of the running of the school, lesson planning, lesson delivery and making sure it’s a fun experience for all students!

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