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About Casa Hispana

Casa Hispana brings the study of Spanish to life. Since 1985, we have provided a warm atmosphere where our instructors foster students to confidently absorb and apply the language. Casa Hispana teaches only Spanish. All of our instructors are native speakers with backgrounds in Education. Their skills and experience, along with our method, make it easier for you to learn in a fully Spanish atmosphere, and to express yourself with ease and confidence from the very first day.

Me llaman calle: Manu Chao

Listening to music is a great way to practice your spanish, especially if you are brave enough to sing along! We trust you’ll enjoy it! Advertisements

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Relato de Rosa Montero: Mi hombre.

This is a magnificent story by Rosa Montero from her book Amantes y enemigos. Read, enjoy and give us your opinion, in Spanish. Keep the folllowing  questions in mind while you read, and then answer them using the subjunctive when necessary: … Continue reading

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El resto de la historia fue vulgar. Un cuento de Soledad Puértolas.

La indiferencia de Eva Un cuento de Puértolas Soledad – (España) Eva no era una mujer guapa. Nunca me llegó a gustar, pero en aquel primer momento, mientras atravesaba el umbral de la puerta de mi despacho y se dirigía … Continue reading

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Gestures to make ourselves understood when words fail us in Spanish.

  When words fail us, we have to find ways to make ourselves understood.

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Escribir bien para torpes, por Delfín Carbonell Basset

Oh, the art of writing well…! Have we lost it with the frantic practice of messaging and e-mail? Writing is an art, and when learning languages it is a must to practice. It doesn’t matter what level of Spanish you … Continue reading

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¡Queda prohibido…!

  Se nos prohibe de todo, y a veces tonterías. Pero quizá haya cosas que si se prohibieran  viviríamos en un mundo mejor… ¿No creen?

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Prepare for summer travel taking our beginner’s Spanish classes, and maybe visit these gorgeous places!

It’s that time of the year when you might decide to travel to a Spanish Speaking country.  In our beginners courses, we cover most of the basics you will need to get by, and engage in simple conversation. (We are … Continue reading

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Casa Hispana group class Giveaway! ($395 value)

If you live in the San Francisco Bay Area, are a present or former student, or wish to take part in any of our group classes, you can participate in our giveaway!  ($395 value)

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¿Qué es el lunfardo? ¡Con el nuevo Papa habrá que aprenderlo!

  El lunfardo es un argot que se originó en la segunda mitad del siglo XIX  a orillas del Río de la Plata. Es una mezcla de palabras extranjeras:  polacas, árabes, gallegas, inglesas, romanís, hebreas, quechua, mapuches, portuguesas, guaraní pero … Continue reading

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La importancia de la coma por Julio Cortazar

“La coma, esa puerta giratoria del pensamiento” (Julio Cortázar) Una coma puede ser una pausa. O no… No, espere. No espere. Puede hacer desaparecer su dinero. 23,40 2,34

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