Digital Dialects Spanish – Are They Great Spanish Games for Kids or Not?

Digital Dialects Spanish

Have you heard of Digital Dialects Spanish? If not, then you should know that it’s a great FREE website online with Spanish games for kids.

At DigitalDialects.com/Spanish, parents can find great resources online such as games for learning some basics of the Spanish language. There on their site, kids can things like:

  • Phrases & Greetings
  • Numbers 1-100
  • Food
  • Animals
  • Days and Months of the Year
  • Colors
  • Clothing
  • Telling the Time
  • Units of Time
  • Fruits and Vegetables
  • Animals and Insects
  • Essential Spanish Verbs

Some Highlights of Digital Dialects Spanish

So how does Digital Dialects Spanish work? Well, for many of the sections, you can see an English vs Spanish comparison of various vocabulary. Kids can also listen to audio of the Spanish words to see how they are pronounced in Spanish. After studying and repeating the new vocabulary, kids can play brief Spanish games that help them to remember the new Spanish words that they just learned.

These Spanish games for kids are so interactive that they will have fun while learning the language. As mentioned in the beginning, this resource online is absolutely FREE to use and does not cost anything. If you are a parent who wants to start teaching your kids Spanish, then I think that DigitalDialects.com is a great place to start.

Will Digital Dialects Spanish Teach Kids Everything In Spanish?

No. This is a great starting point to get your kid’s feet wet and exposed at an early age to the Spanish language. Kids can learn a lot of basic terms and expressions that will help them to start speaking almost immediately.

Cons Of Digital Dialects Spanish

Although you can learn many Spanish verbs and useful expressions, you will not learn how to groups these to form sentences. As a linguist, I feel that this is important to really advance with the language and see how to engage in conversations. That is really the only 2 cons that I see with Digital Dialects program. However, let’s not forget that although it has great Spanish games for kids, it is a FREE language learning tool.

Why Use DigitalDialects.com Now?

We all know that kids learn and soak up information way faster than adults. They often retain information and learn things subconsciously. They are easy learners and the format in which Digitaldialects.com is very simple and easy to follow. Kids love games. In my opinion, any language learning resource that unites text with games are a great start for retaining a kid’s attention.

Recently, I came across some other great Spanish games for kids online at Amazon that you check out also to learn Spanish.

Free Spanish Learning Programs: 10 Free Spanish Learning Programs to Learn Spanish for Free

FREE SPANISH LEARNING PROGRAMS

So today I will share with you 10 Free Spanish Learning Programs that you can use to learn Spanish from the comfort of your home. These are some great useful sources that I have found online that are completely free to use and don’t any person information on your part to utilize these. Now, with this small list here below, if you like you can click on them and they will take you personally over to their site.

However, before you review this list, I must state something important that you should keep in mind as a language learner. Free Spanish Learning Programs are limited and will not teach you everything that you need to know to speak it fluently.

If you want to learn Spanish on your own, then I think that these 10 free Spanish language programs below are a great start to get your feet wet. Another good thing about these sources listed is that although you DON’T have a personal one-on-one teacher, you DO have audio to be able to listen and hear vocabulary pronounced which I feel is extremely important for language learning.

Memrise

Babbel

Esldesk

StudySpanish.com

Duolingo

Busuu

Google Translate

BBC Languages

DigitalDialects.com

Learnalanguage.com

How Can You Get The Most Out Of Free Spanish Learning Programs?

These Free Spanish Learning Programs listed above are just a few of many that are online that you can use at your disposal to learn Spanish for Free. They will help you to learn some basic vocabulary terms and preliminary expressions in Spanish. I hope that this list will serve you well and help you start learning Spanish today.

There is one important thing that I have learned to become fluent and master Spanish. It doesn’t matter if you utilize free or paid methods to learn Spanish. It’s essential that you start speaking from day 1 with natives so it will stick to your memory faster. Don’t worry too much about making mistakes because it comes with the territory. Simply strive to use the new words that you learn to form questions and complete sentences to communicate with natives.

Have you used other Free Spanish Language Programs that have been effective to learn Spanish? If so, then let me know in the comments area how it is working for you!

Spanish Software – 2 Spanish Software I Used to Learn Spanish! Read this First!

Should you use Spanish Software to learn Spanish or not? Read this first to see what I think!

My name is Wally, the guy behind spanishtutoringservices.com. Today I want to talk about Spanish Software and why I think they are great to learn Spanish. Although this website is dedicated primarily to Spanish tutoring services for kids and adults, this is a question that comes up. People have asked me what I think about the effectiveness of using software to learn Spanish. Would I use them or not? And if so, which programs are the best Spanish language learning software to use?

To see what think about using software to learn Spanish, watch this quick video below that I made at home.

 

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Some Other Great Spanish Language Learning Software To Consider for Kids & Adults:

To find out more details about each software below, simply click the software.

  1. FLUENTZ SPANISH
  2. OUINO SPANISH
  3. ROSETTA STONE SPANISH
  4. ROCKET SPANISH
  5. BERLITZ SPANISH
  6. DISCOVER SPANISH (FOR KIDS)
  7. JUMPSTART SPANISH (FOR KIDS)
  8. LEARNING SPANISH LIKE CRAZY

As you can see above there are many different types of language learning software that you can purchase to help you learn Spanish on your own. As mentioned in the video above, I can’t highlight how extremely important it is that practice speaking Spanish with natives in public from day 1.

The 2 initial software that I mentioned in the brief video worked great for me to get nice foundation of the Spanish language. However, although super effective, I must say that one thing I was determined to do was speak Spanish with natives every opportunity I had. This is was a key contributor to my mastery and fluency of the Spanish language.

More About Spanish Language Learning Software 

I want you to know that these Spanish software that I have researched and listed above are highly recommended in the industry. If you click any of the 8 software above, it takes you directly to the Amazon site where you can purchase them. If you are already familiar with Amazon, then you know that Amazon provides a money back guarantee on these software. If you have a Mac or PC, you study from virtually any location which puts you in control of your study sessions.

I want to thank you personally for reading this quick overview. Once you decide which Spanish Software above is best for you, start learning Spanish today! I hope you much success!

Preterite vs Imperfect in Spanish – What’s the difference? See here!

What is the difference between Preterite vs Imperfect in Spanish?

One of the first things that you should understand is that both are past tenses formed in Spanish. However, to try to keep it simple, today on this post we will focus primarily on examples of AR Spanish verbs using these 2 past tenses.

With these examples, you will learn what is the difference between Preterite and Imperfect so you can recognize them in conversation. For this post, we will use the Spanish verb cantar (to sing).

For conjugation of Spanish –ar verbs into the imperfect, you must drop the –ar tail and then add:

yo – cantaba

tú – cantabas

él/ella/usted – cantaba

nosotros – cantábamos

ellos /ellas / ustedes – cantaban

However, to form the Preterite of cantar you will have:

yo – canté

tú – cantaste

él/ella/usted – cantó

nosotros cantamos

ellos /ellas / ustedes cantaron

Typically when considering the Preterite vs Imperfect, the Preterite is used to simply express an action that has already happened in the past. However with the Imperfect, there could be a continued action in place. In Spanish, the imperfect is used to describe something that was happening or used to happen.

To illustrate this I will give a few examples below using the very same AR Spanish verb above cantar to see the difference between the Preterite vs Imperfect.

Preterite:

Ayer yo canté una canción en el show. Yesterday, I sang a song in the show.

Las muchachas cantaron en el concierto. The girls sang in the concert.

Imperfect:

Nosotros cantábamos mucho cuando estábamos en el grupo. We used to sing a lot when we were in the group.

Cuando ellos entraron en la casa, ustedes cantaban. You all were singing when they entered the house. Or, they came inside the house when you were singing.

 

 

Learn Spanish Days and Months of the Year

Today you will learn Spanish days and months of the year. Something that you will notice about the Spanish days of the week & months of the year in Spanish is that their English equivalents are written in uppercase.

The Spanish Days of the Week / Los Días de la Semana en Español

learn spanish days and months of the year

 

The Months of the Year in Spanish / Los Meses del Año en Español:

learn spanish days and months of the year

Here are some useful expressions to help you learn Spanish days and months of the year below:

el fin de semana = the weekend

¿Qué día de la semana es? What day of the week is it?

En qué mes del año es? What month of the year is it?

Hoy es = today is

Mañana es = tomorrow is

 

 

 

 

 

How to tell time in Spanish – Como decir la hora en espanol?

How To Tell Time in Spanish?

how to tell time in spanish

Telling time in Spanish is quite easy if you know your numbers 1-60 in Spanish.

how to tell time in spanish

There are some simple questions & expressions that you could use to ask for the time in Spanish. Notice some below:

Unidades de tiempo / Units of time:

a second = un segundo ; seconds = segundos

a minute = un minuto ; minutes = minutos

an hour = una hora; hours = horas

a quarter of an hour = un cuarto de hora

half an hour = media hora

Para preguntar la hora / To ask for the time

What time is it? ¿Qué hora es?

Can you tell me what time? ¿Me puedes decir la hora?

What time do you have? ¿Qué hora tienes?

Now let’s look at a few examples of expressions below of how to tell time in Spanish:

it’s twelve o’clock – son las doce

it’s exactly five o’clock – son las cinco en punto

it’s a quarter past three – son las tres y cuarto or son las tres y quince

it’a almost 11pm – son casi las once de la noche

around or about 4 p.m – alrededor de las cuatro de la tarde

sometime between 9 and 10 a.m. – entre las nueve y diez de la mañana.

If Spanish, if you would like to state a specify time in the morning, in the afternoon or at night, use the following:

in the morning  – de la mañana

in the afternoon – de la tarde

in the evening – de la tarde/noche

at night –  de la noche

midnight – medianoche

a mediodia – noon

Now that you have learned a few expressions about how to tell time in Spanish, why not try practicing these with a native speaker? The more you practice telling time in Spanish, the better you will be.

 

 

How to Form the Past Tense of AR Verbs in Spanish Using Haber

Do you want to know how to form the past tense of AR verbs in Spanish using Haber?

Haber as you may know already is a helper or linking verb used in Spanish for quite a few things. To form the past tense of Spanish verbs you will need to use the correct conjugated form of haber along with the subject used. Being that on this post we will focus primarily on -ar Spanish verbs, let’s use hablar as an example.

Hablar means “to speak or talk” in Spanish.

yo he hablado I have spoken

has hablado you have spoken (informal)

él ha hablado he has spoken

ella ha hablado she has spoken

usted ha hablado you have spoken (formal)

nosotros hemos hablado we have spoken

ustedes han hablado you all have spoken

ellos han hablado (they have spoken/can be all males or mixed group)

ellas han hablado (they have spoken/all female group)

Now that you have learned how to form the past tense of AR verbs in Spanish using haber, lets take a look at a few written examples below.

Yo he hablado hoy con mi maestro de ciencia acerca del examen. I have spoken today to my science teacher about the test.

Ellas han hablado con sus amigas. They have spoken or have talked with their friends.

Ha hablado Pablo con su hermano? Has Pablo spoken with his brother?

As you can see, forming the past tense of AR verbs in Spanish using haber is quite easy. If you have additional questions about these and need Spanish tutoring services, feel free to contact us today.

 

Dare County Spanish Tutoring Services for Year 2016-2017!

Looking for Dare County Spanish Tutoring Services? If so, then you have come to right place!

No doubt Dare County students have enjoyed their hot summer vacation and many parents are also anxious for school to start on August 29th! With this in mind, if your child is learning Spanish this 2016-2017 calendar year, then Outer Banks Language Services will be offering Dare County Spanish tutoring services.

These Spanish tutoring services are conveniently held in public locations such as libraries or coffee shops at flexible hours for students.

If you are a student in high school or college living on the Outer Banks and interested in signing up for Spanish tutoring services in Dare County, then please contact us here to setup an appointment today. Parents with kids taking Spanish in middle and elementary schools can also receive tutoring as well.

Learning a foreign language such as Spanish is a required elective in Dare County schools and has its many benefits. Outer Banks Language Services will help you to reach language goals and sharpen your reading, speaking, writing and comprehension skills.

Outer Banks Language Services is a private Spanish tutoring service that has worked with students not only on the Outer Banks, but also in the Hampton Roads areas from schools like:

College of the Albemarle (COA)

First Flight Middle & High School

Kitty Hawk Elementary School

Hickory High School (Chesapeake)

Tidewater Community College (TCC)

Old Dominion University (ODU)

I.C. Norcom High School

If you are learning Spanish and having difficulty understanding the language in school, please contact our Dare County Spanish tutoring services today here!

17 Common Spanish Irregular Past Participles used often

In Spanish, there are 2 types of past participles that you will learn: Regular and Irregular.

Regular Spanish verbs that are conjugated follow a similar scheme when formed. However, Spanish irregular past participles are slightly different. (Read more about irregular present participles on a previous post here).

Below, I will be reviewing for you some common Spanish irregular past participles that are used often in conversation.

Infinitive:                                                     Past Participles:            

abrir – to open                                                 abierto (opened)

caer – to fall                                                    caído (fallen)

decir – to say                                                  dicho (said)

devolver – to return (something)                        devuelto (returned something)

volver – to return                                              vuelto (returned)

hacer – to do, to make                                    hecho (made, done)

cubrir – to cover                                              cubierto (covered)

leer – to read                                                  leído (read)

ir – to go                                                        ido  (gone)

morir – to die                                                  muerto (died)

oír – to hear                                                   oído (heard)

poner – to put                                                 puesto (put)

ver – to see                                                    visto (seen)

resolver – to resolve                                        resuelto (resolved, solved)

escribir – to write                                            escrito (written)

creer – to believe                                            creído (believed)

romper – to break                                           roto (broken)

The above are just a few of many common Spanish Irregular Past Participles that you will learn. However, it is very important that when using these irregular past participles in Spanish that these be used in conjunction with haber and estar.

Online Spanish Tutoring Services: The Benefits of Online Spanish Tutoring Services

What are the benefits of online Spanish tutoring services?

If you are taking Spanish in school and may not have the time to meet with a tutor after school or in a specific location everyday, then you may be considering online Spanish tutoring sessions. I personally understand how this could be an issue especially if you perhaps are a student who is really active in school sports and other activities.

The cool thing about online Spanish tutoring services is that they are super flexible with any student’s schedule and can be done from any virtual location. When I say virtual, I simply mean that you can have a private Spanish tutoring session anywhere that you have an internet connection with access to services like Skype and a video camera. Now, if you are a student who is always on the go and you have a smartphone, iPad or tablet, then you can connect anywhere you have a WiFi connection. I think that when a student can receive Spanish tutoring online or by phone it offers them more convenience and control over their busy schedules.

Another benefit of taking advantage of online Spanish tutoring services is that these sessions tend to be cheaper. The reason for this price difference will be because you & your Spanish tutor will not have to spend money on gas and travel to a specific location just to conduct your sessions. This saves money for both parties. Although learning learning Spanish face to face with tutors may sometimes prove to be more advantageous for language learning, using Spanish tutoring online will definitely help students to meet their goals and improve their hearing, reading, comprehension and speaking skills. It doesn’t matter a student is taking entry levels of Spanish in high school or at a college level taking AP Spanish, you can definitely benefit from online Spanish tutoring services.

Where to find good online Spanish tutoring services?

If you were to perform a search on google for “online Spanish tutoring services“, (at the time of this post) it would have returned over 14 million results! Clearly, you don’t have the time to view each one of these search results. However, if you made it to our Spanish Tutoring Services website today via Google or Yahoo, then you may have realized that it was on the 1st page for a reason. Second, the mere fact that you took the time out to seek help to improve your Spanish language skills today means that you belong here.

If you are a student who is serious about learning Spanish & improving your grades, I would be happy and love to assist you personally via your very own private one-on-one online Spanish tutoring sessions.

To find out more information about how to book Spanish tutoring services today, please follow this link to contact us!

 

 

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