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Learning Spanish Has Many Advantages and Can Be Easy to Learn If You Make the Right Decisions

by on Apr.06, 2012, under Travel

If you are debating the idea of learning a new language then might I spur you along by allowing you to read this article? The hardest languages to learn in the world are Chinese, Arabic and Tuyuca. English is also considered on of the hardest languages in the world to learn fluently. This is because so many people struggle with being able to pronounce the words clearly and accurately. The good news is that Spanish is one of the easier languages to learn, especially, if you are considering learning a new language for the first time.

Learning Spanish can be accomplished in as little as three months if you are dedicated and diligent with your time. Most people have really hectic lives and it will take probably twice as long. Before you start your studies you need to develop a study plan and decide what resources you want to use to learn Spanish. Developing a study plan is the most important part of actually learning the language you are interested in learning. If you think you’re going to study every day then the odds are pretty high that you will get side tracked start skipping study dates on a regular basis. When you develop your study plan, you need to pick the days in which you want to study and you need to set a side the same amount of time on each of those days to study. Don’t make you’re study guide an every day event because you do need that “me time” to keep yourself motivated and striving to reach your goals. Once you have developed your study plan you need to decide on what resources want to use to help you learn Spanish.

Traditionally, people would hit up their local college and take a college course to help learn Spanish. Don’t get me wrong because I do think that college courses are great but they do have many faults. Mainly, you are on a set schedule and you are limited in the pace of your progress. If you like to put the pedal to the floor board and listen to the engine roar then you really need to pick a different option! Another option is buying the textbooks that your local college would use and teach yourself. This is great and all but you will not realize where you are messing up and you may actually learn Spanish in a format that is nothing like the spoken language. Personally, I feel that your best chance of being most successful at learning a new language is buying a software program that teaches you the language. If you are wondering why you should buy a software program that will teach you a new language then hold on because I am fixing to tell you!

A language teaching software program is a great tool to use in your quest to learn a new language. This is because the software programs are continually being modified and improved for your use. For instance: speech recognition, progress tracking, and personal support staff. These are just a few of the tools available to individuals who choose to use a software program to help them learn a new language. In addition, you can learn at your own pace and test yourself on what you have learned on a regular basis.

There are lots of advantages to learning Spanish, find out how you can benefit by taking the next steps towards learning Spanish today!

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    San Jose – The Cultural Capital Of Costa Rica

    by on Oct.24, 2010, under Vacations

    For many travelers San Jose City is nothing more than a stop over and move on to their next adventure in a new destination. But this pulsating cultural capital of Costa Rica is so much more than that. There are tons of interesting things to see and do here: museums, theaters, delicious international restaurants, and great shopping places will be waiting for you. My advice for travelers is to make this your home base for day trips to some of the countries most popular attractions: Volcano Poas and Irazu, coffee planation tours, nature parks and a lot more.

    Can’t Miss This

    Museums and Gardens

    City parks and plazas Theaters

    Churches and Downtown Landmarks Volcanoes

    Shop at the Central Market (Mercado Central)

    Take a cultural tour of a coffee plantation

    Hike up to the mouth of Poas and Irazu Volcanoes

    A full day at a nature adventure park

    A Bit of History

    San Jose City is most know for it’s shorter name as San Jose. As a matter of fact is actually the second capital of Costa Rica. The original capital was cartago until it was moved in 1835. Around the year 1737 this city was known as ‘Villa Nueva de la Boca del Monte del Valle de Abra’. A few years later the name was changed after the city’s patron who was Saint Joseph.

    The historic events that impacted Costa Rica’s culture and San Jose’s the most were development of the coffee exports industry, the influence of the French revolution and the country’s declaration of independence from Spain. Before the independence the country was split into two: the Democrats, who wanted the country to remain a Spanish territory, and the Republicans, who wanted to centralize the power and make Costa Rica an independent country. In 1823 there was a which ended up being won by Republicans as a result the capital was moved to San Jose and Costa Rica became an independent country.

    Did You Know?

    San Jose is located in the Central Valley of Costa Rica and is surrounded by large forested mountain ranges and some volcanoes. There are also green savannas, and working coffee plantations.

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    Marina K. Villatoro, lives in Central America – Costa Rica and Guatemala for the past decade. She has traveled all over these areas with her family and now she loves to organize vacations to Costa Rica and Guatemala. Contact her for advice and to plan your perfect trip! Also published at San Jose – The Cultural Capital Of Costa Rica.

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    A Trip To The Past In Antigua Guatemala

    by on Oct.20, 2010, under Travel

    The beautiful colonial city of Antigua Guatemala and is located in the Central Region of Guatemala, it sits among three volcanoes (Acatenango, Fuego and Agua) and mountains that give it amazing views anywhare you look at. This city is a lot more than just a fabled colonial, cobblestoned street filled with delicious restaurants, luxury hotels, colorful homes, popular Spanish Schools and handcraft markets. no much people notices that but there are and have been many efforts that it’s people is doing to preserve the same majesty it did when it was the epicenter of Central America’s power during the 17th and 18th century.

    This city is filled with the ruins of Churches and monasteries of all shapes sizes and many others that are still working. The ruins of what used to be churches have beautiful gardens and are open to public for a small fee. They were destroyed by the great earthquake on July 29, 1773 and only some were fully restored.

    Things you can’t miss:

    * Churches, Catherdals, Monastaries, Convents and Ruins

    * Central Park (Parque Central)

    * Volcano Tours

    * Museums, Monuments and Landmarks

    * Shop at the local Mayan markets

    * Spanish Schools

    * Semana Santa (Holy Week)

    * Coffee Plantation Tour


    It’s full name is: La muy Noble y muy Leal Ciudad de Santiago de los Caballeros de Goathemala but every one calles it Antigua. It was founded in March 10, 1543. It was the third try of the Spaniards on trying to establish a Capital City. It was founded in March 10, 1543. The first one was Iximche and was founded in 1524 near the Mayan tribe Kaqchiquel until they rebelled. The ruins of it are still a touristic destination. So it was moved to Ciudad Vieja (1527), a mudslide that came down from the Agua Volcano (therefore its name) and the whole city disappeared. A few brave stayed and it is still an alive town with a rich culture.

    As I mentioned before in 1773 came the great earthquake destroyed most of the Capital and it was finally evacuated and moved to Guatemala City in 1776 completely. Again a small community stayed and reconstructed the city as much as they could. It wasn’t until 1944 that President Jorge Ubico declared Antigua a national monument that the city really prospered and became what it is today. A major touristic destination of the country.

    Did You Know?

    It was declared in 1979 by Unesco as a World Heritage site.

    Marina K. Villatoro, has lived in Central America – Costa Rica and Guatemala for over 10 years. She’s traveled these parts extensively and now loves to organize vacations to these amazing parts of the world. With her first hand experience, she can recommend the best options for you. Contact her for advice and to plan your perfect trip!

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