Try our Quizlets to test your Spanish knowledge, and watch our video blogs.
If you are an advanced student of Spanish, we highly recommend that you consult the dictionary of the “Real Academia Española” (www.rae.es). It’s a free resource and is all in Spanish. You can look at the meaning of a word in Spanish and find its root and different ways of expressing it in Spanish. This resource is wonderfully enlightening, especially if you are immersing yourself in literature or poetry in Spanish. This “diccionario” is a true gem.
We love this free translation dictionary (www.wordreference.com), because it not only translates but also shows you alternate uses of a word. In some cases, you can even hear the pronunciation. It’s a great resource.
When it comes to translating idiomatically rather than literally, “el diccionario reverso” is our favorite online resource (diccionario.reverso.net). It translates idioms and gives a substantial list of idioms derived from your initial question. This resource can enrich and expand your idiomatic vocabulary. Give it a try!
Our Creative and Culinary Director, Marshall Ryan Maresca, is also a playwright and a novelist. He is the author of the Maradaine series of fantasy novels, which includes The Thorn of Dentonhill, A Murder of Mages and The Holver Alley Crew. Check out his writing website and blog at mrmaresca.com
If you want to learn to speak French fluently in Austin, Texas, we highly recommend that you contact Nathalie Misserey at Live In French
In our classes in South Austin, we serve our favorite local blends of tea from the beautiful Tea Embassy. We highly recommend that you visit their store in downtown Austin. You can also go online and order your favorite blend at teaembassy.com
Marlene Ehrenberg and Robozo Tours offer unique and personalized "ecotourism" trips to Mexico, emphasizing local services and personnel, direct interaction and authentic gastronomy. Live the Language is proud to partner with them for our Journeys. marlene-ehrenberg.com
El Mesón is a restaurant in Austin that features authentic and traditional Mexican dishes, many of which have come from family recipes, and we proudly host our "hora feliz" there on a regular basis.
Think Bilingual Austin is a 501 (c) (3) non-profit organization that provides free access to useful information and resources and local multicultural community events to help families and individuals become bilingual and multicultural. www.thinkbilingual.org
If you want a rock star realtor, contact the talented, bilingual Patricia Vonne. She’ll help you find the house, condo or rental of your dreams in Austin. Visit Patrcia’s realty site at www.austinmusicrealty.com. Patricia also sings beautifully in Spanish and English, check out her shows at www.patriciavonne.com.
If you want to hire a wonderful photographer and videographer to produce, direct, edit your commercial video, we highly recommend that you hire Lance Shriner. He produced our intro and Spanish and Lunch Brought to you videos. We love Lance’s work. www.stingraydesign.net
If you ever want a unique, astonishing, and artistic website that meets your needs, we recommend that you hire the guru of multimedia design, Russ Smith. You will be glad you did. Check out his amazing designs and photography at ChocolateMedia.com