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Aprendiendo con Silvia
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In this series created by our kind and charismatic Spanish teacher, Silvia, you will find diverse lessons on vocabulary as well as specific verbs. Silvia with additionally share with you entertaining and clearly-enunciated personal stories that will help your ability to comprehend spoken Spanish.

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Showing 1-41 of 41 Totaling 3 hours 3 minutes

Aprendiendo con Silvia - Cabeza, cara y mucho más - Part 1

Difficulty: difficulty - Beginner Beginner

Spain

Do you know what the parts of the head and face are called in Spanish? In this video, Silvia will teach us this— and much more!

Aprendiendo con Silvia - Cabeza, cara y mucho más - Part 2

Difficulty: difficulty - Beginner Beginner

Spain

Silvia continues to teach us about the parts of the face and how some of the senses are linked to them.

Aprendiendo con Silvia - Recuerdos de infancia - Part 1

Difficulty: difficulty - Beginner Beginner

Spain

Silvia from Valencia, Spain, tells us some of her childhood memories of the home where she lived, her neighborhood, and her religious school. Let's listen carefully and learn new Spanish vocabulary in the process!

Aprendiendo con Silvia - Recuerdos de infancia - Part 2

Difficulty: difficulty - Beginner Beginner

Spain

Silvia continues to share with us some of her childhood memories, this time, about what she used to do on weekends and holidays with her family.

Aprendiendo con Silvia - Recuerdos de infancia - Part 3

Difficulty: difficulty - Beginner Beginner

Spain

Silvia continues to tell us about her childhood memories, focusing this time on the town of Chóvar in Valencia, Spain, where her family would spend vacations and holidays.

Aprendiendo con Silvia - Los volcanes

Difficulty: difficulty - Intermediate Intermediate

Spain

Silvia tells us about the active volcano on the Spanish island of La Palma as well as some interesting facts about volcanoes you might not know, including the types of particles they expel and some different types of eruptions.

Aprendiendo con Silvia - Pequeños grandes placeres - Part 1

Difficulty: difficulty - Beginner Beginner

Spain

Sometimes, life's little pleasures are its greatest. In this video, Silvia shares some of hers and invites you to do the same.

Aprendiendo con Silvia - Pequeños grandes placeres - Part 2

Difficulty: difficulty - Beginner Beginner

Spain

In the second part of this video on life's little-yet-great daily pleasures, Silvia shares a few more of her personal favorites.

Aprendiendo con Silvia - El abrazo

Difficulty: difficulty - Beginner Beginner

Spain

Did you know that the act of hugging someone has therapeutic properties? Silvia enlightens us as to the power of the embrace.

Aprendiendo con Silvia - Campanas - Part 1

Difficulty: difficulty - Beginner Beginner

Spain

Back by popular demand, Silvia continues to tell us more things that happened during her childhood in the town of Chóvar in Valencia, Spain. This time, she focuses on the significance of bells and their different chimes in that community.

Aprendiendo con Silvia - Campanas - Part 2

Difficulty: difficulty - Beginner Beginner

Spain

Did you know that there are several Spanish idiomatic expressions that involve bells? Silvia will share a few!

Aprendiendo con Silvia - Expresiones y significados del verbo tomar - Part 1

Difficulty: difficulty - Beginner Beginner

Spain

The Spanish verb "tomar" has different meanings in different contexts, and in this pair of videos, Silvia will enlighten you to many.

Aprendiendo con Silvia - Expresiones y significados del verbo tomar - Part 2

Difficulty: difficulty - Beginner Beginner

Spain

In the second part of this video about the verb "tomar," Silvia teaches us several expressions that employ it.

Aprendiendo con Silvia - Materiales - Part 1

Difficulty: difficulty - Beginner Beginner

Spain

In this video, Silvia tells us about everyday objects and utensils, highlighting the different types of materials they are made of.

Aprendiendo con Silvia - Materiales - Part 2

Difficulty: difficulty - Beginner Beginner

Spain

Let's learn some additional Spanish vocabulary for more common and not-so-common objects. Don't forget to ask yourself what they are used for as you go!

Aprendiendo con Silvia - Consejos para dormir mejor - Part 1

Difficulty: difficulty - Beginner Beginner

Spain

Did you know that more than fifteen percent of the population suffers from insomnia? Silvia shares with us some useful tips that a friend gave her to sleep better at night.

Aprendiendo con Silvia - Consejos para dormir mejor - Part 2

Difficulty: difficulty - Beginner Beginner

Spain

In part two of this video, we'll get further advice from Silvia for getting a good night's sleep.

Aprendiendo con Silvia - Significados del verbo dejar - Part 1

Difficulty: difficulty - Beginner Beginner

Spain

Today, Silvia will clarify the different meanings of the verb "dejar," a polysemic verb, or one with several meanings.

Aprendiendo con Silvia - Significados del verbo dejar - Part 2

Difficulty: difficulty - Beginner Beginner

Spain

In this second video about the verb "dejar," Silvia provides us with even more examples of its various meanings within different contexts.

Aprendiendo con Silvia - Instrumentos musicales - Part 1

Difficulty: difficulty - Beginner Beginner

Spain

Which musical instruments are you familiar with? Silvia shows us some very common ones and explains the families to which they belong.

Aprendiendo con Silvia - Instrumentos musicales - Part 2

Difficulty: difficulty - Beginner Beginner

Spain

Let's learn the names of even more musical instruments with Sylvia! We can even make our own unique instruments at home.

Aprendiendo con Silvia - La cabina

Difficulty: difficulty - Intermediate Intermediate

Spain

Do you know what a phone booth is? When was the last time you saw a working one? Let's join Silvia, who'll tell us more about this object that has ceased to exist in many places.

Aprendiendo con Silvia - Aromáticas - Part 1

Difficulty: difficulty - Beginner Beginner

Spain

Aromatic herbs and plants provide many gastronomic, medicinal, and cosmetic benefits. In this video, Silvia will tell us about rosemary and its various properties and uses.

Aprendiendo con Silvia - Aromáticas - Part 2

Difficulty: difficulty - Beginner Beginner

Spain

In this second part of Silvia's video on aromatic plants, we'll learn about the uses and properties of some of her additional favorites: sage, celery, and lemon verbena.

Aprendiendo con Silvia - Nacionalidades y adjetivos - Part 1

Difficulty: difficulty - Beginner Beginner

Spain

Silvia tells us about her experience working as a high school teacher with students of different nationalities. Listen to her story, paying close attention to the adjectives she uses!

Aprendiendo con Silvia - Nacionalidades y adjetivos - Part 2

Difficulty: difficulty - Beginner Beginner

Spain

Through her colorful description of the diverse environment at the second institute where she taught, Silvia brings to light the adjectives for a plethora of nationalities.

Aprendiendo con Silvia - Deportes tradicionales canarios - Part 1

Difficulty: difficulty - Intermediate Intermediate

Spain

Let's join Silvia, who will tell us about six traditional and very unique sports that are practiced in the Canary Islands. In part one, we'll hear about Canarian wrestling and the shepherd's leap.

Aprendiendo con Silvia - Deportes tradicionales canarios - Part 2

Difficulty: difficulty - Intermediate Intermediate

Spain

In part two of this series, Silvia tells us about some of the additional sports that are native to the Canary Islands and challenges us to think about whether our own areas have any similarly unique sports.

Aprendiendo con Silvia - Traer vs. Llevar - Part 1

Difficulty: difficulty - Beginner Beginner

Spain

Do you have trouble knowing when to use the Spanish verbs "llevar" [to take] vs. "traer" [to bring]? Silvia will help us with a simple trick and lots of examples!

Aprendiendo con Silvia - Traer vs. Llevar - Part 2

Difficulty: difficulty - Beginner Beginner

Spain

Silvia gives us more entertaining examples of when to use the oft-confused verbs "llevar" (to take) and "traer" (to bring).

Aprendiendo con Silvia - Las emociones - Part 1

Difficulty: difficulty - Beginner Beginner

Spain

Silvia explains to us the difference between an emotion and a feeling as well as enlightening us as to the six types of basic emotions.

Aprendiendo con Silvia - Las emociones - Part 2

Difficulty: difficulty - Beginner Beginner

Spain

In this second part of Silvia's video series on emotions, she deals with the emotion of tenderness, inviting us to analyze an image that depicts that emotion.

Aprendiendo con Silvia - Las emociones - Part 3

Difficulty: difficulty - Beginner Beginner

Spain

Continuing her exploration of the emotions, Silvia challenges us to evaluate an illustration to determine which one it evokes.

Aprendiendo con Silvia - Las emociones - Part 4

Difficulty: difficulty - Beginner Beginner

Spain

Silvia delves a bit deeper into what the emotion of relief entails, including several examples and some different Spanish vocabulary to talk about it.

Aprendiendo con Silvia - Las emociones - Part 5

Difficulty: difficulty - Beginner Beginner

Spain

What is compassion? Silvia invites us to explore and question ourselves regarding this complex emotion via analysis of an illustration.

Aprendiendo con Silvia - Vacaciones y urgencias - Part 1

Difficulty: difficulty - Intermediate Intermediate

Spain

Silvia's vacation to the island of Fuerteventura didn't turn out quite as expected and actually landed her in the ER! She'll tell you more.

Aprendiendo con Silvia - Vacaciones y urgencias - Part 2

Difficulty: difficulty - Intermediate Intermediate

Spain

Silvia continues to tell us the saga of her trip to the emergency room while on vacation, this time, describing some of the characters she encountered there as well as her course of treatment.

Aprendiendo con Silvia - Electrodomésticos - Part 1

Difficulty: difficulty - Beginner Beginner

Spain

How many appliances do you have at home? Silvia challenges you to think about this as you learn a plethora of new Spanish vocabulary related to household appliances.

Aprendiendo con Silvia - Electrodomésticos - Part 2

Difficulty: difficulty - Beginner Beginner

Spain

Silvia continues to teach us a multitude of new vocabulary in this second part of her video about appliances. This time, she'll focus on grey goods, including products related to computers and telecommunications, as well as an additional group of small, lightweight appliances used for various tasks.

Aprendiendo con Silvia - Frases hechas - Part 1

Difficulty: difficulty - Beginner Beginner

Spain

In every language, there are set phrases such as "You're pulling my leg" that cannot be taken at face value. Silvia teaches us the Spanish equivalent of this English expression as well as many other such Spanish set phrases.

Aprendiendo con Silvia - Frases hechas - Part 2

Difficulty: difficulty - Beginner Beginner

Spain

Now that you've learned a bit about how set phrases convey something beyond their word-for-word meaning, let's learn a bunch more that came up for Silvia during her week!

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