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!

 

 

Learn How to Form the Future Tense of Spanish Verbs

How to Form the Future Tense of Spanish Verbs:

Today we will talk about how to form the future tense of Spanish verbs. We will focus on how to conjugate these with ar, ir, and er verbs. Unlike the present tense form, the future tense of Spanish verbs indicate an action that will be done in the near future.

Let’s start off with how to form the future tense of Spanish verbs that end with “ar“:

Consider the example of the Spanish verb bailar which means to dance.

yo bailaré = I will dance

tú bailarás = you (informal) will dance

él bailará = he will dance

ella bailará = she will dance

usted bailará = you will dance (formal)

nosotros bailaremos = we will dance

ellos bailarán = they will dance (can be males/females or mixed groups)

ellas bailarán = they will dance (only females)

ustedes bailarán = you all will dance (can be a group of males or females or mixed groups)

How to form the future tense of Spanish verbs that end with “er”:

Example: comer = to eat

Yo comeré = I will eat

tú comerás = you will eat (informal)

él comerá = he will eat

ella comerá = she will eat

usted comerá = you will eat (formal)

nosotros comeremos = we will eat

ellos comerán they will eat (can be all males or mixed group)

ellas comerán – they will eat (all females)

ustedes comerán = you will eat/you all will eat (plural)

How to form the future tense of Spanish verbs that end with “ir”

Let’s use the example of repetir which means to repeat.

yo repetiré = I will repeat

tú repetirás = you will repeat

él repetirá = he will repeat

ella repetirá = she will repeat

usted repetirá = you will repeat (formal)

nosotros repetiremos = we will repeat

ellos repetirán = they will repeat (can be males or mixed group)

ellas repetirán = they will repeat (only females)

ustedes repetirán = you will repeat (plural)

20 Common Irregular Present Participles in Spanish that you need to know

In our previous post here, we discussed how to form present participles in Spanish verbs. However today, we will show you some common irregular present participles in Spanish. Now these Spanish verbs are called irregular because when conjugated, they are formed a little different than the typical way we form the present participles. See a few below that I thought you might consider:

  1. vestirse – to dress oneself  – vistiendose
  2. vestir – to dress – vistiendo
  3. venir – to come – viniendo
  4. traer – to bring – trayendo
  5. servir – to servir – sirviendo
  6. seguir – to follow – siguiendo
  7. repetir – to repeat – repitiendo
  8. reír– to laugh – riendo
  9. poder – to be able – pudiendo
  10. pedir – to ask (for) or to request something – pidiendo
  11. oír– to hear – oyendo
  12. morir – to die – muriendo
  13. mentir – to lie – mintiendo
  14. leer – to read – leyendo
  15. ir – to go – yendo
  16. huir – to flee – huyendo
  17. dormir – to sleep – durmiendo
  18. divertirse – to enjoy oneself – divirtiendose
  19. destruir – to destroy – destruyendo
  20. decir – to say – diciendo

Keep in mind that these are just a few of the many irregular Spanish verbs that deviate from the typical dropping of the tails ar, er, and ir and adding the ando, iendo, iendo endings to infinitives. Don’t worry. Learning irregular present participles in Spanish are not hard if you have the right help. To schedule private online Spanish tutoring services, please visit here.

Learn How to Form the Present Participles in Spanish Verbs

How to Form the Present Participles in Spanish Verbs:

Learning how to form the present participles tenses in Spanish verbs are really easy to do. To help you remember these forms, their English equivalents have ending of ing. Some examples of these would be words like dancing, eating, drinking, or walking just to name a few.

Now in Spanish, if you would like to know how to form the present participles in Spanish verbs for ar, er, and ir endings, you would follow this simple rule:

AR Spanish Verbs:

Drop the “ar” ending in a Spanish verb such as bailar, and simply add “ando” to create: bailando which means dancing in English.

Example: Estoy bailando con mi novia. = I am dancing with my girlfriend.

ER Spanish Verbs:

For Spanish verbs ending in “er” such as comer, you will need to drop the er ending and then add “iendo” to create: comiendo which is “eating” in English.

Example: Estamos comiendo almuerzo ahora mismo = We are eating lunch right now.

IR Spanish Verbs:

Finally for Spanish verbs that end with “ir” such as repetir, you must drop the ir tail and replace it with “iendo“. So repetir will become “repitiendo” which means repeating in English.

Example: Yo estoy repitiendo las reglas a los muchachos. = I am repeating the rules to the boys.

Now do you see and understand how to form the present participles in Spanish verbs? It’s easy right?

 

AP Spanish Tutoring: Get The Best Tutoring for AP Spanish Here!

AP Spanish Tutoring

AP SPANISH TUTORING

Are you in your last year of high school or in college and need AP Spanish tutoring? Are you having difficulty grasping things like Spanish grammar and verb conjugation in different tenses? How about trouble with pronunciation of Spanish words and just having basic conversions with your teacher or pupils? Or do you have trouble understanding your teacher’s accent? If you answered YES to any of these questions, entonces estoy muy feliz que hayas visitado este sitio! Got ya! I am very happy that you visited our site.

When students like yourself take prerequisite Spanish courses in school, you may have access to various tools as such as after school tutoring and mentors. However, even with these limited arrangements in place, students may not fully understand the Spanish language and thus may require and see the need for AP Spanish tutoring.

What To Know About AP Spanish

AP Spanish is the highest level of Spanish offered in most high schools across in the U.S. where high school students receive college credits for these courses before entering college. The only real difference with AP courses like AP Spanish from typical Spanish courses is the grade scale. With AP Spanish, the scale used is from 1-5 versus a A-F scale. With any AP course you take, including AP Spanish, every student’s goal, including you, should be to score a 5!

Many students (not all) tend to learn just enough just to get by with a passing grade. While some may actually take Spanish seriously and really take progressive steps to use it daily with natives versus sticking just to classroom setting. I want to truly commend you for not only taking AP Spanish, but also taking the steps to seek out AP Spanish tutoring services because it shows that you are serious about your language learning education and truly using Spanish for the long term. That fact that you made to this demonstrates that and there are many reasons to continue learning Spanish.

How AP Spanish Tutoring Can Help You Learn Spanish

Although AP Spanish may appear to be difficult at glance, it really is a breeze if you take advantage of the right Spanish tutoring services and some super effective language learning tools that are proven available to you, you will succeed and pass. See some recommended tools here.

AP Spanish

Some people may think that Spanish is way to difficult and there is no real secret or shortcut to learning and speaking Spanish. However, there is one that exist if you know exactly how to find it and where to look. See here.

Although AP Spanish is a higher level of Spanish, you can receive private 1 on 1 AP Spanish tutoring in the convenience of your home by a fluent & knowledgeable Spanish tutor who knows how to cater to your personal learning needs.

AP Spanish Tutoring: The Real Cost of Tutoring for AP Spanish 

If you conduct a search online right to see how much it really costs tutor students taking AP anything, you will see costs anywhere from $40, $50, $70 per 1 hour -1.5 hr session or more depending on the Spanish tutoring services company. Can you expect that high rate here? No! Please review our rates here.

To learn more about how to reserve a private 1 on 1 AP Spanish Tutoring session today, please visit our contact us here.

Learn Spanish Games: Best Spanish Games to Learn Spanish Today

One very effective way to learn Spanish is to learn Spanish games! Spanish language games are very fun and entertaining just like board games and they can be used for both kids and adults. However, if you want to learn Spanish games to learn more Spanish words and vocabulary, which ones are the best Spanish games to start with?

Well recently I came across the best Spanish games that I have ever seen on Amazon here! Also, take a look below at 3 that I have enlisted:

 

Everybody likes Bingo! It probably takes back just thinking about it, doesn’t it? Yup! This Board game comes with 40 game cards, Bingo chips and calling cards, an answer mat in both Spanish & English so you can see instructions in both languages. This is good because most already know how to play Bingo, now the fun part is learning Spanish using these Spanish games!

You get 4 decks of KLOO vocabulary cards, game board and game pieces. This Spanish game sorta reminds me of monopoly, but with out money and racing through major cities of Spain such as Madrid, Seville, Barcelona and Valenicia. While playing KLOO games, you learn hundreds of Spanish words and how for sentences in Spanish which gets you thinking in the language.

This is a really awesome Spanish game that teaches you over 50 everyday Spanish verbs, adjectives and adverbs. You can also learn various Spanish verb conjugations. It also includes an optional pronunciation guide to help you learn Spanish also. Using the dice are yet another fun way way to engage kids in to learning Spanish.

So today, I have only shared & reviewed only 3 Spanish games that will help you to learn Spanish. When you learn Spanish games, you are not forcing yourself to learn something new because it’s actually fun & entertaining not only for kids, but also for adults who want to learn Spanish. This was just a quick language learning tip that I wanted to share with you today to try out.

To discover more recommended places to learn Spanish games right now, please visit Amazon here!

Best Ways to Learn Spanish On Your Own Recommend by an Expert

What are the best way to learn Spanish ways to learn Spanish on your own today?

Well, take it from someone who knows because one thing that I have always had was a passion for learning languages. Read about me here. But just as the title of this articles says, what are best ways to learn Spanish on your own?

Spanish Language Software

Well, let me start off by saying that the best thing you should do first is start by thinking about implementing a simple system that caters to you as the learner. Don’t worry about what everybody else is doing because every language learning system doesn’t work for everybody. Why do I say this you wonder? Before you can comprehend the best ways to learn Spanish on your own, I think that it is key to know & understand how you learn things. Why? I say this because there are tons of tools out there that you could utilize such as Spanish language software like those mentioned on my page here, but none of these really will mean anything to you if you don’t know how to use them correctly.

I remember when I was 18 years old, I was learning to read, write & speak Spanish after high school. I was exposed to Spanish prior in my younger years, however at 18 is when I really got serious about learning Spanish.

At that time I used a very popular Spanish language software that still is to this very day called Living Language Spanish. This is one that I truly recommend because it has a very simple layout and is extremely easy to follow. Also I would like to add that the Living Language Spanish course with the CD’s are super affordable for everyone’s budget. I bought this particular course because I learn things by hearing. The one that I purchased is here on Amazon, but they do have some newer and more updated versions of the Living Language Spanish course here that you can also consider for purchase to learn Spanish on your own. Now the great thing about this course if you use it the right way (that’s the key with anything), you will be speaking within about 30-40 days. Now, let me be clear by what I mean when I say that you  will speaking Spanish. I don’t mean that you will be fluent in Spanish. Rather, you will be off to good wing after you start applying what you learn with the Living Language Spanish course as I did. To see some other Spanish Language Software that I also highly recommend, please visit this page here.

Watching Spanish Cartoons?

You may underestimate them, but Spanish cartoons are another one of my recommended best ways to learn Spanish on your own. You would be surprised at how many Spanish words you could learn from cartoons like Dora the explorer, Jorge el Curioso or Curious George as you may know it. See more Spanish cartons here. Although these well know cartoons are very fun ways to learn Spanish for kids, I think that when you are learning a new language for the first time such as Spanish, then it’s like starting all over again from the beginning just like a kid. Often these Spanish will say a word in Spanish and then give it English equivalent, or vice versa.

Listening to Spanish music

Listening to Spanish music is another great way to learn Spanish on your own. I say this many popular Spanish song that you know the words to have also been dubbed in Spanish. So this makes it super easier to learn and remember these Spanish lyrics. Also you are teaching yourself while enjoying your favorite songs which is fun learning!

Practice and Learn from natives

There are many benefits to learning Spanish directly with natives. When you are among natives, you can learn far more vocabulary and Spanish expressions that never you will never learn in a Spanish book such as slang. This also opens your mind & exposes you to many different natives who may come from different Spanish speaking countries who have very own distinct sayings. If you have the opportunity to travel to a Spanish speaking country such as Panama, Spain, Mexico, Dominican Republic or perhaps somewhere in South America, this will really expedite your learning Spanish as you will be surrounded by Spanish 24 hours a day and be forced to speak at a faster rate. This is probably the best of the best ways to learn Spanish on your own because you have someone there who can correct you right on the spot when it comes to phonetics and grammar. This is one thing that has really helped me a lot in my travels to master Spanish.

Free Ways to learn Spanish on Your Own

If you are not able to travel outside of the country just yet, there are many free ways to learn Spanish on your own that you have at your disposal. Try sites & tools like:

As you could see above there are many ways to learn Spanish on your own. Of course, there are many other effective things that you could do, however these few ideas that I have shared with you today above are of the best ways to learn Spanish on your own that I have found to be the most effective for newbies who would like to learn Spanish.

 

 

 

 

 

Spanish Medical Conversation – Medical Spanish for Health Care Professionals

Do you need to learn Spanish medical conversation & are you a health care professional? In today’s medical field, you may be faced with more reasons  to satisfy the urgent need to communicate with your Spanish speaking patients who require immediate medical care.

What can you do? Learn Spanish medical conversation! Things like..

Hola, buenos dias. Que parte del cuerpo te duele? Sintomas? Hello, good morning. What part of the body hurts? Symptoms?

Learning medical Spanish can be very helpful. As you know, this country is ever evolving and the need to learn Spanish also is increasing, would you say? Although I do speak Spanish fluently, I have come across some really great tools for Medical Spanish for Health Care Professionals here that will really help you with Spanish medical conversation in the work environment.

Amazon has a really great deals on these 2 below. The “Spanish Medical Conversation” is cool pamphlet for doctors & others have on hand. The book “Spanish for Health Care Professionals” also comes in audio & available for Kindles if you have one. You can learn more about each of these tools by clicking on the images below.

Spanish Medical Conversation

 

 

Medical Spanish for Health Care Professionals

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