Author Archives: Casa Hispana

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.

Beginners’ First Spanish Lessons: Watch and Answer

This comprehension exercise is geared towards beginners who have attended at least 4 hours of class time. Watch and answer these basic questions: Advertisements

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Almodovar is back with a comedy! “I’m so excited!”

Pedro Almodovar is back! This time with a comedy: Los amantes pasajeros: I’m so excited. Which after his last extremely dark movie: La piel que habito: The skin I live in, brings us much relief!

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Tips to choose a Spanish Language School

When you shop for a good pair of quality shoes, you make sure they fit. You try them on, and in some cases you might even be able to take them for a run around the block. If they are … Continue reading

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How to measure your proficiency in Spanish with jokes!

Have you ever sat amongst native speakers of the language you are learning. For sure, while you understood the words, phrases, expressions and swearwords, maybe not the jokes. And here is where you measure your proficiency! Maybe this is stretching … Continue reading

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Flamenco event by the Bay!

Want to enjoy some good food, music, dance and friends gathering to have some fun? Here is a Flamenco event you shouldn’t miss! Theatre Flamenco company will be performing at Duende Restaurant and Bodega in Oakland on Friday, Feb 22 … Continue reading

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Benedetti for Valentine’s Day!

Mario Benedetti is considered one of the most important writers of the 20th century in Latin America and Spain. He was Uruguayan and was part of the Generación del ‘45. His language was simple, universal and easy to relate to. … Continue reading

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Valentine’s day is almost here! Express your love in Spanish with a Latino twist!

So, your beloved is Hispanic and you want to impress them. Maybe you want to get them that “anillo de diamantes”, or something a tad cheaper: “un ramo de rosas rojas”? Is it your first date? Whatever it is, you … Continue reading

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Practice listening in “slow Spanish.”

What students most dread, are listening-comprehension exercises. Beginning students start by using the language focusing on speech, pronunciation, reading and writing. While there are listening comprehension exercises in class, they only take up about 5% of the class. Why? You … Continue reading

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Gestures speak louder than words in any language

While Hispanics are famous for their continuous gesturing while talking, all countries have their unique gestures to communicate an opinion, an idea, a word or an insult too. People can have conversations omitting 40% of the words. If you are … Continue reading

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Antonio Machado: A Spanish poet you just can’t miss!

Antonio Machado was a Spanish poet from the literary movement “La generación del ’98.” His poems were so deep and meaningful that they were turned into songs by Joan Manuel Serrat, a famous Catalán singer. Much like Leonard Cohen, Serrat … Continue reading

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