Knowing how the United States have become a melting pot of sorts for all languages that can possibly spoken, it eventually dawned on some Spanish language tutors to offer their where they are and expand the same services online too.
Meet SpanishInNewYork.com, an online Spanish tutorial service offered by Adrian Gonzales Martinez using the Visual Spanish method to immediately help non-Spanish speakers learn the language by various methods of sentence construction.
According to the home page, they adapted a visual approach to teaching Spanish. Words are classified into 3 groups accompanied by animated images that would help new learners and visitors alike to learn basic sentence construction in Spanish.
It simply does not teach Spanish as a language, it also teaches Spanish emphasizing differences in pronunciation, spelling and diction. Like for the word “ir” that contrary to how it is spelled, is pronounced that sounds like “id”. It also clarifies words that are optional to use since being understood is an aspect paid attention to as well here. This is emphasized when the Spanish word “yo” is not mentioned in phrased that included the pronoun “I” in the English translation. The translation is not literal and getting the message across to someone who spoke Spanish the way a native would is the priority. To put it bluntly, being good at Spanish is not as good unless you are understood.
The social media links are displayed way low at the home page with very little space given on it too. It almost felt like an afterthought that way. But seeing that it generated 100,110 visitors so far is already an impressive number.
Although there are enough links that could provide additional Spanish learning for anyone who visits the site, the “Sentence Construction 1” already served as a nice orientation to Spanish as a language worth learning. And even if you click “Advanced Lessons”, the same approach to teaching Spanish is also implemented, only with a wider range of words to choose from. This is where the tutor went into cherry-picking mode in terms of teaching you sentence construction since the same Visual Spanish program that they offer is also available for purchase.
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