The mariachi-inspired logo of Spanish-Word-A-Day.com gives you an idea that the free Spanish lessons that you are about to receive lean towards the Latin American orientation. It acknowledges the fact that Latin America, as an emerging market, accepts more and more expatriates every day. Most of them would need the Spanish tutorial expertise of Spanish-Word-A-Day.
Or wouldn’t they?
Spanish-Word-A-Day is founded by Chris Kober, described in the website as “a native and passionate Spanish speaker”. He is from Spain with a degree from the University of Oxford. He shares his knowledge of the Spanish language using this site. And if the website’s logo would be used as basis for what Spanish lessons would be taught (mariachi with a guitar and a flamenco dancer), it obviously put into consideration non-Spanish speakers who would like the Mexican version of the Spanish language be taught to them as well.
True to its name, Spanish-Word-A-Day sends 7 emails per week to expose you to the Spanish language gradually. The email includes an audio clip demonstrating how the word of the day is pronounced for brevity as well as an example sentence in which the word is used.
With the daily feed of Spanish words in your inbox, day-by-day you slowly get an idea how to use the words collected for use. The resources that Spanish-Word-A-Day contribute further to the comprehensive Spanish lessons that Chris shares with you – he even uses Spanish jokes and slang in an effort to encourage you to speak the language in a level that a native speaker would understand. He acknowledges the fact that learning the language basics alone is not enough to fully understand Spanish as a way to communicate. This is because you can never truly communicate to the person speaking Spanish as a native language unless you speak in a level that he or she would understand you.
Apart from the daily emails, Spanish-Word-A-Day also shared its daily training schedule to set your expectations regarding lessons taught at a particular day. Some days may be teaching the same grammar aspect but these are spaced enough to give room to other factors crucial to learning Spanish online. Increasing your vocabulary and verb usage depending on the situation given elevate your chances of speaking Spanish in the same level as that of a local. Think of it as organizing a course syllabus usually given in college. Only this time, it is given in a series of emails.
Reviews of Spanish books written in English would also guide you to which Spanish literature can you depend on to harness your language proficiency further. Chances are you’d be reading some of these books in the original Spanish prose that they are written and hear the website’s voice as you read through it. It’s a nice way to imprint the Spanish lessons in your head.
Spanish-Word-A-Day covered pretty much everything you needed to learn to teach you the Spanish language. Communication skills are crucial for the person across the room to understand what you are trying to tell him or her. This is highly recommended for those who plan to migrate or just spend a vacation either in Mexico, Latin America or Spain itself.
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