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LS2: Consejos, órdenes


Some advice about how to master the subjunctive. Keep reading...
Level: B2 Advanced.
Grammar: Subjuntivo para dar órdenes, consejos y sugerencias. Conjugación verbos irregulares.

LS1: ¿Qué es el subjuntivo?


What is the subjunctive and how important is it? El Luchador subjunctive (LS) answers these and more questions. Keep reading...
Level: B2 Advanced.
Grammar: Presente subjuntivo (regulares).

¡Que llegue la primavera!


Real interviews in a documentary about health & outdoor sports. Keep reading...
Level: B2 Advanced.
Grammar: Presente de subjuntivo, verbos irregulares (dar, estar, haber...).
Vocabulary: Salud, ejercicio, estrés.

El día de San Valentín


Adrián and Almudena remember how their relationship started: with the loss of a Valentine's card. Keep reading...
Level: B2 Advanced.
Grammar: Presente perfecto.
Vocabulary: Relaciones personales.

Navidad y Deporte


Segovia (Spain) has a very original way to celebrate Christmas Day. Keep reading...
Level: B2 Advanced.
Culture: La Carrera del Pavo.
Vocabulary: El día de Navidad, tradiciones, bicicletas y carreras.

Por y para Barcelona


Estefanía writes an email to one of her friends describing her short stay in Barcelona. Keep reading...
Level: B2 Advanced.
Grammar: Differences por - para.
Vocabulary: Tourism in a city.

Una Postal desde Granada

Valeria visits Granada for the first time and sends a letter to her best friend describing the beauty of the city.
Level: B2 Advanced.
Grammar: Presente de subjuntivo.
Vocabulary: Turismo en una ciudad.

Toros III: La muerte del toro


The parts of a bullfight and the prizes the matador can get. Keep reading...
Level: B2 Advanced.
Culture: Las partes en que se divide una corrida de toros.
Vocabulary: Prizes given in a bullfight.

Toros II: Los personajes


Apart from the “torero” and the bull, who participates in a bullfight? Keep reading...
Level: B2 Advanced.
Culture: Expresiones del mundo taurino.
Vocabulary: Personajes y objetos típicos de una corrida de toros.

Toros: a favor o en contra


How many people like bullfighting in Spain, and how many are against it? What are their main reasons? Keep reading...
Level: B2 Advanced.
Grammar: Cifras y porcentajes.

Lanzarote I: oferta turística


Discover one of the most exotic places in Spain: the volcanic island of Lanzarote. Keep reading...
Level: B2 Advanced.
Grammar: Estar+participio (regulares).
Vocabulary: Naturaleza y turismo.

¿Crees en el horóscopo?


The horoscope from a magazine becomes real with a series of mysterious events. Keep reading...
Level: B1 Intermediate.
Grammar: Futuro simple (regulares).
Vocabulary: El horóscopo.

Los pájaros


Elva enjoyed her trip to the Islas Ballestas (Peru) despite a "small problem." Keep reading...
Level: B1 Intermediate.
Grammar: Imperfecto (descripciones).
Vocabulary: Vacaciones y animales.

¿Qué hiciste el sábado?


Our contribution to a difficult topic: the differences between the "Pretérito" and the "imperfecto".Keep reading...
Level: B1 Intermediate.
Grammar: "Pretérito" vs. "Imperfecto"
Vocabulary: El ocio.

Mi mejor amiga


Eduardo talks about Ana, his best friend, in a short video that focuses on the indirect object pronouns.
Level: B1 Intermediate.
Grammar: Pronombres objeto indirecto.
Vocabulary: Descripción de personas.

La Tortilla de España


Learn how to cook a Spanish omelet, or "Tortilla de Patata", one of the most famous dishes in Spain. Keep reading...
Level: B1 Intermediate.
Grammar: Imperativo, adv. de frecuencia.
Vocabulary: Recetas y comida.

Ser, estar y el tango 3


Alfonso's dance is saved by a surprising musical performance. Keep reading...
Level: B1 Intermediate.
Grammar: The difference between ser and estar (review).
Culture: The tango.

Ser, estar y el tango 2


Alfonso's show gets an awful review due to its lack of music. Keep reading...
Level: B1 Intermediate.
Grammar: Adjectives with ser and estar.
Vocabulary: Adjectives with double meaning when preceded by ser and estar.

Ser, estar y el tango 1


Alfonso is dancing tango in the streets of Madrid to promote the Argentinian restaurants. Keep reading...
Level: B1 Intermediate.
Grammar: Ser vs. estar.
Vocabulary: Characters description.

Cocina fácil: el guacamole


Julieta (from Mexico) teaches us how to make guacamole. Keep reading...
Level: B1 Intermediate.
Grammar: Imperativo formal (usted). El imperativo con pronombre objeto.
Vocabulary: Cocina, recetas.

¿Sabes bailar salsa? 3


Itahisa surprises Dave while he's having his second class, and Johanna encourage them to dance together. Keep reading...
Level: B1 Intermediate.
Grammar: Review: saber vs. conocer, pedir vs. preguntar.

¿Sabes bailar salsa? 2


Johanna, Dave's instructor, asks Dave to listen to salsa music. Keep reading...
Level: B1 Intermediate.
Grammar: Pedir vs. preguntar.
Vocabulary: Common expressions with the verbs pedir and preguntar.

¿Sabes bailar salsa? 1


Dave is so happy when Itahisa invites him to go dancing... But he doesn’t know how to dance! Keep reading...
Level: B1 Intermediate.
Grammar: Saber vs. conocer.
Vocabulary: Character description.

Semana Santa en Cádiz


Ana talks about her "Semana Santa" in Cádiz, a wonderful region in the south of Spain.Keep reading...
Level: B1 Intermediate.
Grammar: Pretérito verbos irregulares.
Vocabulary: Lugares turísticos.

Los verbos reflexivos


A video to learn and practice reflexive verbs, while watching some of Madrid's main touristic places.Keep reading...
Level: B1 Intermediate.
Grammar:Verbos reflexivos.
Vocabulary: Objetos relacionados.

Hablando con las manos


We study the body language of Spaniards and their most famous gestures, while learning about their problems with noise.
Level: A2 Elementary.
Grammar: El superlativo
Vocabulary: El ruido y los gestos.

¿Qué está ocurriendo?


A young journalist can't believe her eyes when she discovers hundreds of zombies walking in Madrid. Keep reading...
Level: A2 Elementary.
Grammar: Presente continuo.
Vocabulary: Noticias, catástrofes.

La lectura


Amaia, a student from El Escorial, talks about her reading habits, favorite books and Hispanic writers.
Level: A2 Elementary.
Grammar: Presente simple (refuerzo).
Vocabulary: Lectura y descripciones.

La oferta cultural


A TV program about Madrid's cultural offer (sports, art, cinema and music).
Level: A2 Elementary.
Grammar: Presente (e-ie, o-ue verbs), expresiones con tener, ir a.
Vocabulary: Cultura y páginas web.

El Museo del Prado


Visitors from different countries give us their opinion about the famous Prado Museum, Madrid's artistic treasure.
Level: A2 Elementary.
Grammar: Haber, ser, estar.
Vocabulary:El arte.

Vamos de compras


Visit La calle Preciados, Madrid's main shopping area, to learn about Spanish brands and designers.Keep reading...
Level: A2 Elementary.
Grammar: Pretérito: verbos regulares.
Vocabulary: Las tiendas de ropa.

¿Playa o montaña?


Daniel and Stefaníaargue about where to go on vacation. Keep reading...
Level: A2 Elementary.
Grammar:Verbo "decir" and common expressions with this verb.
Vocabulary:Vacations, beach, mountain.

¡Feliz Navidad!


María and Alfonso make a video about "Christmas in Spain", covering all possible topics. Keep reading...
Level: A2 Elementary.
Grammar: Presente simple (refuerzo).
Vocabulary: La Navidad

Propósitos de año nuevo


Ane asks different people what their New Year's resolutions are. Keep reading...
Level: A1 High beginner.
Grammar: Ir a.
Vocabulary: Propósitos de año nuevo.

Autos, carros y coches


Juan and his Mexican friend visit a classic motoring exhibition. Keep reading...
Level: A1 High beginner.
Grammar:Este, ese, aquel, etc.
Vocabulary:Coches, números de 4 cifras, nacionalidades y colores.

¿Cómo es?


8 students describe objects from their class (shape, size, color...) Keep reading...
Level: A1 High beginner.
Grammar: Expresiones útiles para describir un objeto.
Vocabulary: Materiales, formas.

“Bicing” en Barcelona


People go green in Barcelona thanks to a new way to get around.
Level: A1 High beginner.
Grammar:Comparaciones y expresar ventajas y desventajas.
Vocabulary:La ciudad.

¿Adónde vas de vacaciones?

4 young Spaniards talk about where they go in summer. Keep reading...
Level: A1 Beginner.
Grammar:Verbo "ir". "Al" (a+el). Article before days of the week ("el lunes", "los fines de semana").
Vocabulary:Places, days of the week.

Las fallas


A 15-minute video about one of the Spanish most famous celebrations: las fallas de Valencia. Keep reading...
Level: A1 High beginner.
Vocabulary: Key words about this event, such as fuego, petardo, quemar, etc.

Cocina fácil: el gazpacho


A video about how to cook "gazpacho", one of the most famous Spanish dishes. Keep reading...
Level: A1 Beginner.
Grammar: Affirmative tú commands.
Vocabulary: Cooking, at the market.

¿Qué llevas en la cartera?


An icebreaker that includes 30 small cards for communicative activities about how to describe a person.
Level: A1 beginner.
Grammar: Verbos (-ar,-er,-ir) ser, tener.
Vocabulary :Descripciones, profesiones...

Madrid con prisa


Raúl, a Mexican tourist, is surprised by how fast people walk in Madrid.
Level: A1 High beginner.
Grammar:Comparaciones y expresar ventajas y desventajas.
Vocabulary:Ciudad, medios de transporte.

Desayuno con churros


A video about breakfast in Spain, and the importance churros have in the culture of this country. Keep reading...
Level: A1 Beginner.
Grammar: Expresiones de frecuencia.
Vocabulary: El desayuno.

¿Qué tiempo hace?


The weather news in Spanish and four silent videos you can use for class presentations. Keep reading...
Level: A1 Beginner.
Grammar: Presente simple y números.
Vocabulary: El tiempo y las estaciones.

En familia


9 people talk about famous Hispanic celebrities and their families. Keep reading...
Level: A1 Beginner.
Grammar: Adjetivos posesivos.
Vocabulary: La familia.

¿Quieres un perro?


A visit to an animal shelter with a very important message: think about adopting a dog before buying one. Keep reading...
Level: A1 Beginner.
Grammar:Verbos e->ie, o->ue
Vocabulary:Stem-changing verbs.

Gente perfecta


A journalist asks different people about their ideal woman, and gives her opinion about the "perfect man". Keep reading...
Level: A1 Beginner.
Grammar: "De" para indicar posesión.
Vocabulary: Las partes del cuerpo.

Vamos de tapas


A documentary about eating habits in Spain, with especial attention to the "tapas". Keep reading...
Level: A1 Beginner.
Grammar: Verbos(-er,-ir). Mucho-poco.
Vocabulary: La comida.

El tiempo libre


An extensive review of the verb “gustar”, while learning what Spaniards do in their free time. Keep reading...
Level: A1 Beginner.
Grammar: El verbo “gustar”.
Vocabulary: El tiempo libre.

¿Quién es quién?

Several people describe their favorite Hispanic celebrity.
Level: A1 Beginner.
Grammar: Presente simple.
Vocabulary: Descripción de personas.

El personaje misterioso

The students will have to guess who is this mysterious person by listening to the clues provided.
Level: A1 Beginner.
Grammar: Presente simple del verbo ser.
Vocabulary: Descripción de personas.

¿Cómo te llamas?


Several people spell their names to practice the Spanish alphabet.
Level: A1 Beginner.
Grammar: Deletrear.
Vocabulary: El alfabeto.

¿Qué hora es?

An easy video to practice how to tell the time in Spanish.
Level: A1 Beginner.
Grammar: Presente simple del verbo ser.
Vocabulary: Números y expresiones horarias.