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  • Año Nuevo en Venezuela

    En Venezuela celebramos el año nuevo contando los últimos 12 segundo comiendo una uva por segundo y pidiendo 12 deseo para el nuevo año. Lo celebramos en familia para decirle “Feliz año” a nuestros seres queridos.

     

    Primero, cenamos con nuestra familia. Después, bailamos y cantamos hasta medianoche. Cuando faltan 12 segundos para medianoche, escuchamos las 12 campanadas en la radio, comemos uvas y gritamos: Feliz año… Feliz año… Luego, seguimos bailando, cantando, bebiendo y comiendo hasta el amanecer o hasta aguatar.

     

    Cantamos y bailamos con estas canciones:

    “Faltan 5 pa´ (para) las 12” https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_BdGrl01XWE

    Año viejo que te pasa – de Maracaibo 15” https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KY4ZVFDRYwI

    “Yo no olvido al año viejo” https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iGwBLHGRPME

     

    También tenemos tradiciones para la suerte del próximo año. Usamos ropa interior amarilla o algo amarillo y un billete en el zapato para tener dinero en el nuevo año. Salimos a la calle con maletas para viajar el próximo año. Siempre hay alguna persona que tiene fuegos artificiales y los lanza a media noche.

     

    Los más jóvenes siguen la celebración con sus amigos después de la 1 y se quedan a dormir en donde estén celebrando para evitar beber y manejar.

    Nos encanta celebrar por muchas horas, comer, beber, cantar y bailar.

     

     

  • ESPAÑOL - How to learn Spanish as an adult – Beginning, Intermediate or Advanced

    by Karen Rowan

    Whether you are starting from scratch and want to learn Spanish or are already fluent and want to improve your fluency, here is what matters if you want Fluency Fast:

    1.  Exposure to the language in a way that is understandable.  Beginners need access to completely comprehensible input in the form of what they read and what they hear.    This matters for those who are already fluent, too.  Fluent speakers can watch TV programs and movies with subtitles in Spanish.  It also matters that fluent speakers are regularly reading comprehensible books in Spanish.

    Here are the resources that we recommend:

    1. For Beginners we offer TPRS videos of previous Fluency Fast classes.  Beginning Spanish and Beginning Spanish for Secretaries are both offered with the Independent Study Spanish curriculum.  Also included are copies of: Las aventuras de Isabela, a short novel for beginners with 200 unique words, but 2200 total words.  Repetition is what matters for beginners hoping to acquire proficiency.  After this first series, most beginners continue to our intermediate language videos and other beginning TPRS Books (Isabela captura un congo / Carl no quiere ir a México and Don Quijote:  El ultimo caballero)  There are additional TPRS Books at all levels in many languages.
    1. For advanced speakers and Spanish teachers who want to improve their proficiency, we have two advanced Spanish classes available as videos.  We also recommend readers from TPRS Book:  La casa dividida by Chris Mercer is the book we will use for our summer advanced Spanish courses in Denver and San Antonio.  Also, many Spanish teachers and advanced Spanish speakers have found that input in the form of movies and television programs truly matter and make a difference in increasing their proficiency.  Here are programs we have watched and enjoyed on Netflix:

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