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Straight from El Aula Azul (The Blue Classroom) Spanish language school in San Sebastian, Spain, the quirky style of professors Ester and Silvia add entertainment value to language acquisition. Ideal for beginners as well as those wishing to reinforce and expand upon their basic skills, Ester and Silvia introduce us to terminology for months, seasons, moods, numbers, family members and more, as well as delving into some essential grammatical concepts.

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El Aula Azul - Una historia de dos ciudades

Difficulty: difficulty - Beginner Beginner

Spain

San Sebastian? Barcelona? What’s the difference? Listen in to get an unbiased (wink, wink) comparison of the two Spanish cities from Ester, an instructor at San Sebastian's renowned Spanish language school, El Aula Azul.

El Aula Azul - Ester y Ester

Difficulty: difficulty - Beginner Beginner

Spain

Can money buy happiness? That’s the subject of this friendly debate between Ester and her friend…Ester. It seems that too much reasoning has split our El Aula Azul friend in two. Can money at least cure our friend Ester?

El Aula Azul - Actividades Diarias

Difficulty: difficulty - Beginner Beginner

Spain

Silvia from San Sebastián shares her daily routine with us. She leads a very active lifestyle that includes a meal with her parents, work at a Spanish language academy for foreigners (El Aula Azul), a drink with friends, and even some quality time with her cats!

El Aula Azul - Mis Primos

Difficulty: difficulty - Beginner Beginner

Spain

Ah, family… We love them all, each in their own special way. Ester, a teacher at San Sebastian's Spanish language school, El Aula Azul, tells us what makes cousin Carolina attractive and what makes us love cousin Pedro. These two Spaniards couldn’t be more opposite.

El Aula Azul - Mi familia

Difficulty: difficulty - Beginner Beginner

Spain

Listen to Silvia, a teacher at San Sebastian's Spanish language school, El Aula Azul, tell about her family, which she describes as a normal family: not too big. It’s not that small, either. You might want to take out a pen and map out her family tree!

El Aula Azul - Dos historias

Difficulty: difficulty - Beginner Beginner

Spain

A robbery in San Sebastian's renowned Spanish language school, El Aula Azul?. Whodunnit? What did they steal? Ester tells the story of the robbery and another story about a trip her school took.

El Aula Azul - Mis Amigos

Difficulty: difficulty - Beginner Beginner

Spain

We all have good friends, each one of them with distinctive qualities. Some of them are loud, some of them quiet. Ester, one of our friends, and a teacher at El Aula Azul, explains to us who her amigos are and how well they get along.

El Aula Azul - Piensa rápido - Part 1

Difficulty: difficulty - Beginner Beginner

Spain

Ester brings lots of interesting and entertaining riddles to El Aula Azul. Think fast!

El Aula Azul - Piensa rápido - Part 2

Difficulty: difficulty - Beginner Beginner

Spain

Think fast and have fun by solving a series of interesting riddles from Ester, our friend and teacher at El Aula Azul.

El Aula Azul - Estados de ánimo

Difficulty: difficulty - Beginner Beginner

Spain

Learn how moods are expressed in Spanish with Ester and Silvia, instructors at San Sebastian's El Aula Azul.

El Aula Azul - Los Números: Sumas

Difficulty: difficulty - Beginner Beginner

Spain

Ester from El Aula Azul demonstrates some simple addition problems in Spanish.

El Aula Azul - Estaciones y Meses

Difficulty: difficulty - Beginner Beginner

Spain

Ester and Silvia from El Aula Azul help you practice the name of the seasons and the months in Spanish. Do you already know them all by heart?

El Aula Azul - Las Profesiones - Part 1

Difficulty: difficulty - Beginner Beginner

Spain

Can you guess which professions the teachers from El Aula Azul are describing in Spanish?

El Aula Azul - Las Profesiones - Part 2

Difficulty: difficulty - Beginner Beginner

Spain

Can you guess which professions the teachers from El Aula Azul are describing in Spanish? Part 2.

El Aula Azul - Ser y Estar

Difficulty: difficulty - Beginner Beginner

Spain

"Ser" and "estar" both mean "to be" in Spanish, but have very different uses. Learn more about what distinguishes them with Ester and Silvia, teachers at El Aula Azul in San Sebastian.

El Aula Azul - Actividades diarias: En casa con Silvia

Difficulty: difficulty - Beginner Beginner

Spain

Silvia from El Aula Azul demonstrates the difference between the simple present and present progressive tenses in Spanish through examples employing our daily activities.

El Aula Azul - La Doctora Consejos: Subjuntivo y condicional

Difficulty: difficulty - Beginner Beginner

Spain

"Dr. Advice" (Ester from El Aula Azul) gives some of the psychological kind- all while demonstrating the correct usage of the subjunctive and conditional moods in Spanish.

El Aula Azul - La Doctora Consejos: Por y para

Difficulty: difficulty - Beginner Beginner

Spain

Although "por" and "para" can both be translated as "for" at times, they are used in different circumstances in Spanish. "Dr. Advice" (Ester from El Aula Azul) provides us with several examples of each of them.

El Aula Azul - La Doctora Consejos: El pasado

Difficulty: difficulty - Beginner Beginner

Spain

Listen for the use of the past (preterit) tense in Spanish as Adrian and Doctor Advice (instructors from El Aula Azul) discuss all of the progress he is making in various aspects of his life.

El Aula Azul - Las actividades de la escuela - Part 1

Difficulty: difficulty - Beginner Beginner

Spain

At her super-intensive Spanish course at El Aula Azul, Ivonne is greeted by Silvia, who explains to her a bit about the program for which she is in store.

El Aula Azul - Las actividades de la escuela - Part 2

Difficulty: difficulty - Beginner Beginner

Spain

El Aula Azul (The Blue Classroom) staff member, Silvia, explains to Ivonne about the plethora of other activities the school offers to complement her intensive Spanish course, including surfing lessons!

El Aula Azul - Conversación: Los cursos de español - Part 1

Difficulty: difficulty - Beginner Beginner

Spain

In addition to the intensive summer Spanish courses offered at El Aula Azul (The Blue Classroom) language school, students also have access to a variety of supplemental activities including music and horseback riding classes.

El Aula Azul - Conversación: Los cursos de español - Part 2

Difficulty: difficulty - Beginner Beginner

Spain

Maria provides some very straightforward information in order to complete the enrollment for her friend, Christopher's intensive Spanish course at El Aula Azul.

El Aula Azul - Conversación: Planes de fin de semana

Difficulty: difficulty - Beginner Beginner

Spain

At El Aula Azul, Idoia and Ester speak enthusiastically about their weekend plans. While Ester intends to go to a concert, Idoia's long weekend in Barcelona will include a whole host of eclectic activities.

El Aula Azul - Conversación: Vacaciones recientes

Difficulty: difficulty - Intermediate Intermediate

Spain

Having just returned from her trip to Madrid, Ester, a teacher at El Aula Azul, shares with Idoia many of the wonderful things she did in the Spanish capital.

El Aula Azul - Conversación: Un día de mala suerte

Difficulty: difficulty - Intermediate Intermediate

Spain

Two teachers at El Aula Azul (The Blue Classroom) language school converse about their coworker, Anastasia's extremely unlucky day! You might note that the Spanish spoken in Spain tends to employ the present perfect tense [i.e. "I have eaten"] more frequently than English-speakers or Spanish-speakers from other regions would to describe occurrences that took place in the recent past, most typically on that day.

El Aula Azul - La Doctora Consejos: Hay y estar

Difficulty: difficulty - Beginner Beginner

Spain

Doctor Consejos [Advice] de El Aula Azul listens to and interprets her patient, Ander's strange dream. Listen closely in order to gain a better understanding of how "hay" [there is/are] and "estar" [to be] are used in Spanish.

El Aula Azul - La Doctora Consejos: El pronombre "se"

Difficulty: difficulty - Beginner Beginner

Spain

Through an entertaining dialogue between Doctor Consejos [Advice] from El Aula Azul and her patient, Ander, about his terrible week, we see several examples of the "no fault construction" with the impersonal pronoun "se."

El Aula Azul - La Doctora Consejos: La segunda condicional

Difficulty: difficulty - Beginner Beginner

Spain

When Doctor Consejos [Advice] fails to notice any improvement in her patient, Ander, she tries a new strategy in which she presents him with several hypothetical situations that can help Yabla students understand the second conditional in Spanish as well.

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