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A Students Guide To Learning Spanish Vocabulary

Welcome! The staff at LOFOTEN certainly hope you'll find this guide on increasing your list of basic Spanish words helpful. Should you have any questions please contact the director of languages in the main office building on campus.

1. Introduction

Most "teach yourself Spanish" courses are designed with the adult learner in mind and assume that you have no prior knowledge of Spanish whatsoever.

Examples of how we teach Spanish


The information is based and presented around real life situations that most tourists would expect to encounter on a holiday experience abroad. This is not to say that the material is wholly unuseful to the more serious language students among you. All learning is valuable when it comes to a foreign language. For example, many useful resources can be found for free such as this page for how to learn Spanish words and phrases.

The goal of any self-study course should be to firstly give you a solid understanding of the structure of the Spanish language and secondly to provide you with enough vocabulary that you will be able to express yourself in basic, everyday conversation.

2. The Four Essential Aspects To Language Learning

a) Listening and comprehension

b) Speaking and communication

c) Reading

d) Writing

Of these 4 aspects the ability to understand Spanish when it's spoken to you and the ability to express what you want to say in return are by far the most imporant and useful.

3. Spanish Vocabulary

Studies show that we still understand very little about how the human mind acquires vocabulary but what we do know is that it's important to combine regular contact with the language and to only concentrate upon learning words which are actively being used the most.

It's common for over ambitious students to want to learn quite obscure words such as "pine trees" or "boat rudder" however you efforts will be much better rewarded by sticking to learning a core set of Spanish vocabulary, the kind of words that you see in magazine interviews are an excellent example of active vocabulary. You can start collecting new vocabulary using Spanish websites in different niches such as dentists in Merida for example.

In certain circumstances there is a valid reason for learning specialized vocabulary such as if you were taking Spanish guitar lessons for example and needed to know the names of the various parts of the guitar. Obvsiously these would not be words worth learning for ordinary conversation but the student would find them used very frequently in their own personal situation while interacting with a teacher.

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Vuela Desde Los Ángeles A Cancún Para Pasar Unas Vacaciones Inolvidables En La Playa

Cancún se encuentra ubicado en la península de Yucatán, al sureste de México. Este megaresort es prácticamente un islote delgado de 24km con forma del número 7. Se conecta a tierra mediante dos puentes que atraviesan la laguna llamada "Nichupté".

Cancún es famoso por su ambiente relajado, sus playas tipo hippie de hermoso color verde agua. Las playas más famosas de la Riviera Maya por su distribuido ambiente Chic y moderno son Playa Del Carmen y Tulum, la última a los pies de una impresionante fortaleza Maya.

Para arribar a Cancún desde el aeropuerto internacional de los Ángeles, California (Lax) se pueden tomar cualquiera de los vuelos directos que las aerolíneas Delta Airlines, United Airlines y Virgin América ofrecen. El vuelo directo toma aproximadamente cuatro horas con cuarenta y dos minutos.

Al arribar al aeropuerto internacional de Cancún se le pedirá su pasaporte con vigencia de al menos 6 meses y se le expedirá un permiso para permanecer como turista de hasta 180 días para disfrutar sus vacaciones en la playa.

Paquetes Vacacionales En Mexico

La mayoría de los resorts que ofrecen paquetes vacacionales a Cancún proveen transportación gratuita desde el aeropuerto por lo que sólo basta con confirmar al hotel su llegada para que le lleven a sus instalaciones.

Otra manera de arribar a su hotel son los taxis o el autobús colectivo que pasa por las afueras del aeropuerto.