Nicaragua Spanish Language Schools
Everybody learns differently and everybody has their own “comfort zone”. Granada , a colonial tourist town 45 minutes south of Managua is a wonderful step back in time. With Architecture from the 1500’s when Spain conquered this part of the world, Granada offers a fantastic environment to learn. With very low crime and that “tourist feel”, one can walk around almost anyplace in Granada day or night. You cant beat Granada if asthetics is your thing. Situated on Lake Nicaragua, the temperature is always 5 degrees (C) cooler than in the capitol. It is a daily occurrence to see horse-and-buggies walking the streets around Central Park and vendors selling their wares on the corners. There is a whole street just dedicated to restaurants and bars selling everything from typical cuisine to pizza and burgers.
The school here is staffed by people who are genuinely interested in helping you to learn. By Nicaraguan standards, this town is very touristy. By western standards, its still 100 years in the past. Very few people speak English so you will get the best of both worlds…full immersion but in a comfortable tourist-style town. Spend the mornings in classes and the afternoons taking boat tours of the lake and checking out everything else that Granada has to offer. There is a pretty good night-life for a little town as well!
- Present Perfect Subjunctive (Preterito Perfecto del Subjuntivo)
The present perfect subjunctive is used after certain expressions for completed actions that are related to this or actions that end in the future. Use Action completed remains tied to this example: Esperamos que la operación haya sido todo un éxito. (la operación acaba de realizarse) Action to be completed in the future example: Podrás ver a […]
- Idiom and idiomatic (Modismo y sus Idiomaticos)
An idiom is fixed whose meaning can not be inferred from the words that compose an expression. It is a language that allows custom condense an idea in a nutshell and transmit the concept to all those who share the same language. It is sometimes confused with idioms sayings, but they have an educational or […]
- Adverb Clauses (Clausulas Adverbiales)
1. Independant Disclaimer: Nos matriculamos mañana. 2. Dependent Disclaimer: No sentirnos bien. 3. Unless the adverbial conjunction ” a menos que” the two clauses. 4. The adverbial conjunction = an adverb cause the subjunctive . 5 This adverb (adverbial conjunction) modifies the verb “matricularse” in the independent clause; communicates to us the condition of the plan to […]
- Imperfect Subjunctive (Preterito Imperfecto del Subjuntivo)
In Spanish the imperfect subjunctive is used in some subordinate clauses and express courtesy and caution. Use The verb in the main clause is in the past or in simple conditional and subjunctive action takes place simultaneously or later form the action of the main clause example: Sin embargo necesitaríamos algún voluntario que ayudase con la reparación. Aunque no sabías que […]
- Temporal clauses (Clausulas temporales)
The rules: . 1 category of temporal clauses there is a condition that causes the subjunctive: there are certain conjunctions which relate to time. . 2 Conditions to be a verb in the subjunctive in the dependent clause are temporary: a. two clauses b. action refers to the future c. action is uncertain d. […]
- Conditional clauses (Clausulas Condicionales)
Conditional clauses behave much the same way in Spanish and English. The conditional clause proposes an action that will cause another occurs. The meaning of each sentence varies depending on the tenses used. This combination involves a routine in a continuous present. The idea is that whenever an action occurs, no further action is performed […]
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