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Música andina - Ritmos andinos con violín View Series

Difficulty: difficulty - Intermediate Intermediate

Ecuador

Accompanied by his impressive violin playing, Michael shares with us the use of this instrument during various Andean festivities as well as its origin and evolution since the times of the Spanish conquest.

Quito - El Panecillo View Series

Difficulty: difficulty - Intermediate Intermediate

Ecuador

Let's travel to Quito, Ecuador with Cristina to visit El Panecillo, a famous hill and wonderful natural viewpoint guarded by the world's only winged virgin.

Quito - Desayuno con Julia View Series

Difficulty: difficulty - Beginner Beginner

Ecuador

From Quito, Ecuador, Julia invites us into her home to share a delicious breakfast including cheese toast, fruit, tomato juice, and delicious mountain grown coffee.

Otavalo - Artesanos View Series

Difficulty: difficulty - Intermediate Intermediate

Ecuador

Jose Quinchuqui, a craftsman from Otavalo, Ecuador, fills us in about some of the details of his work, the different materials he employs, and the various ways in which he and his siblings contribute to the family business.

Hugo Rodríguez - Duendes artesanales

Difficulty: difficulty - Intermediate Intermediate

Ecuador

We interviewed Hugo Rodriguez from Otavalo, Ecuador, whose life's work is handcrafting elves then casting spells on them. Would you like an elf with harmonizing and protective powers for your home? Contact Hugo!

El coronavirus - Situación en Ecuador View Series

Difficulty: difficulty - Intermediate Intermediate

Ecuador

From Quito, Ecuador, Julia informs us about the effects that COVID-19 has had on her great city.

Imbabura - Makiblunda - Bordados indígenas View Series

Difficulty: difficulty - Intermediate Intermediate

Ecuador

Digna Ibaza, the owner of the clothing store, "Makiblunda," which sells hand-embroidered clothing for indigenous women, shares with us some interesting details about her art and business.

Música andina - Ritmos andinos con guitarra View Series

Difficulty: difficulty - Intermediate Intermediate

Ecuador

South America's Andean cultural legacy is one of the most interesting and beautiful on the continent and includes music from countries like Ecuador, Peru, and Bolivia. Michael delights us by playing a variety of different rhythms from these countries and more.

Música andina - El Hualaycho View Series

Difficulty: difficulty - Intermediate Intermediate

Ecuador

Michael shows us yet another enchanting Andean instrument called the hualaycho, which is typically played in January and February during the Carnival celebrations in Potosi, Bolivia.

Música andina - La tarka View Series

Difficulty: difficulty - Intermediate Intermediate

Ecuador

Michael shares with us his knowledge about the tarka, an Andean musical instrument played often at traditional celebrations in Bolivia and Peru.

El coronavirus - Cómo protegerse View Series

Difficulty: difficulty - Intermediate Intermediate

Ecuador

In this video, Mary introduces some items and products used to protect us against the Coronavirus and gives us some good advice for using them.

Ana Carolina - Receta para una picada View Series

Difficulty: difficulty - Beginner Beginner

Ecuador

Ana Carolina delights us with her user-friendly recipe for preparing a healthy and balanced "picadita mexicana" [Mexican appetizer].

El coronavirus - La cuarentena en Ecuador View Series

Difficulty: difficulty - Intermediate Intermediate

Ecuador

Mary from Ecuador shares with us her experience during the global quarantine due to Covid-19. Among other things, as schools remain closed, her teachers keep sending her a ton of homework.

Días festivos - La diablada pillareña - Part 2 View Series View This Episode

Difficulty: difficulty - Intermediate Intermediate

Ecuador

Luis Moya, one of the Pillaro "devils" during the famed "Pillaro Dance of the Devils" celebration, gives us some insight into the significance behind some of its most important characters.

Días festivos - La diablada pillareña - Part 1 View Series View This Episode

Difficulty: difficulty - Intermediate Intermediate

Ecuador

Cristina talks to us about the "Diablada Pillareña" [Pillaro Dance of the Devils], a popular annual celebration in Pillaro, Ecuador that has been deemed Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity by UNESCO.

Ana Carolina - Preposiciones de lugar View Series

Difficulty: difficulty - Beginner Beginner

Ecuador

How could a dinosaur, a toy car, a rope, and a mystery box possibly relate to one another? Employing those items, Ana Carolina demonstrates to us how to use prepositions of place.

Ana Carolina - La meditación View Series

Difficulty: difficulty - Intermediate Intermediate

Ecuador

Ana Carolina enlightens us about meditation, beyond the cliches regarding positions and having to completely clear our minds. Let's meditate with her!

Ana Carolina - Arreglando el dormitorio View Series

Difficulty: difficulty - Newbie Newbie

Ecuador

Ana Carolina invites us to learn the Spanish words for a multitude of objects in her favorite room in the house, her bedroom.

Sarita - Consejos para el éxito en los negocios

Difficulty: difficulty - Adv-Intermediate Adv-Intermediate

Ecuador

From her own experience, Sarita from Ecuador gives us some insightful advice when it comes to starting one's own business.

Ana Carolina - Artículos de aseo personal View Series

Difficulty: difficulty - Beginner Beginner

Ecuador

Ana Carolina introduces us to some Spanish vocabulary for personal hygiene products we might pack for a trip, both for use on a daily basis and to be prepared should an emergency arise.

Melyna de Ecuador - Los beneficios de hula

Difficulty: difficulty - Intermediate Intermediate

Ecuador

Did you know that use of the hula hoop can impart great benefits for both our physical and mental health? Melyna Flores knows them well and shares them with us in this video.

Otavalo - Jorge, creador de atrapasueños View Series

Difficulty: difficulty - Adv-Intermediate Adv-Intermediate

Ecuador

Dreamcatchers are a type of talisman that are thought to ward off bad energy while retaining the good. Jorge Musuña, who makes them for a living in Otavalo, Ecuador, talks to us about their many sizes and varieties and their process of creation.

Natalia de Ecuador - Alimentos para el desayuno View Series

Difficulty: difficulty - Beginner Beginner

Ecuador

According to Natalia, there's nothing better than a good breakfast to start the day with energy, and she'll give us some tips to do just that!

Natalia de Ecuador - Ordenar en un restaurante View Series

Difficulty: difficulty - Beginner Beginner

Ecuador

Natalia teaches us several useful phrases for ordering at a restaurant.

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