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Where to learn the Spain version of Spanish, rather than Latin American?

Below are a few websites where you should be able to learn European Spanish: Learn Spanish: Basic Spanish for English Speakers: a 16-week course on edX (a MOOC platform) that requires four hours of ...
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Should I not speak spanish with my children and my future wife?

You should never avoid speaking your own language to your child. Especially if it's globally useful language like English or Spanish. In fact it will do your child a huge favour to be raised ...
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How long between each CEFR level for learning Spanish?

How long it takes to reach the CEFRL levels in Spanish depends to some extent on your native language; I assume it would take a bit longer for people whose native language is not related to Spanish or ...
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Cognates between French & Spanish?

Edit: I've since been recording these cognates and creating open-source activities. I ended up finding a really good book which lists several cognates between all the Romance Languages. It's called ...
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What is the average number of new Spanish vocabulary words an adult learner can learn per day?

According to this and this, You can use any range you like, of course. But for me, the sweet spot is about 15 new words a day. If I’m focusing really hard for a short period, I can double that. ...
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Dialects of Spanish & Learning

One of the main reasons this is not such a concern is that written Spanish has the Real Academia Española (RAE) as the "book of truth" about Spanish. Regarding oral communication, yes, people will be ...
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Where to learn the Spain version of Spanish, rather than Latin American?

There are podcasts for learning Spanish at different levels (beginner, intermediate, advanced) at Notes in Spanish. They are done by a couple, Ben and Marina; Marina is a native speaker from Madrid, ...
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How can I learn to read and write Spanish in Aljamiado (Arabic) characters?

What I can recommend is Glosario de voces ibéricas y latinas usadas entre los mozárabes by Don Francisco Javier Simonet. Although it focuses on Mozarabic rather than [Old] Spanish, it has a lot of ...
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Cognates between French & Spanish?

For inherited cognates, my go-to scholarly source is Meyer-Lübke's Romanisches etymologisches Wörterbuch. It is a bit hard to read, because it is in German and has a lot of abbreviations, but it is ...
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Graded readers for Spanish?

Black Cat CIDEB hs graded readers for the following CEFR levels: CEFR level A1; example title: El Zorro; CEFR level A2; example titles: Lazarillo de Tormes, Cantar de Mio Cid; CEFR level B1; example ...
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Can learning L3 interfere with my grammatical knowledge of L2?

Nice question! Ironically, I found myself in the same exact situation as you. I've been learning Spanish in school for about 5 years now, and last year, I began to learn Esperanto. Like you aptly ...
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Where to learn the Spain version of Spanish, rather than Latin American?

Assimil has good self-learning courses that teach European Spanish: Spanish with Ease (note that some people say that earlier editions of Assimil courses were better than later ones) Using Spanish (...
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Where to learn the Spain version of Spanish, rather than Latin American?

Unfortunately there is no such thing as "Latin American Spanish". Spanish from Argentina differs a lot from the Spanish they use in Mexico, and both have just as many differences with the Spanish from ...
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Can learning Spanish and French simultaneously improve your knowledge in both languages?

Learning French and Spanish simultaneously can be both helpful and challenging. There are a large number of words that are similar in both languages. An example is that the word for "cow" is "vache" ...
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Can learning L3 interfere with my grammatical knowledge of L2?

Linguistic interference or language transfer can work in any direction: from L1 to L2 (or L3), from L2 to L3, from L2 to L1, etc. So your knowledge of Esperanto can transfer to your Spanish, and your ...
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Spanish-English downloadable dictionary

I found a few that may be useful, depending on what you want to do: Manuel Bueno's Spanish-English-Spanish XML dictionary consists of a Spanish-English and an English-Spanish XML file. The licence is ...
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How to say "Alexander I" in German, French, Italian, Portuguese, Spanish?

In Romance languages, adjectives and nouns agree in number and gender, so there are different versions for kings and queens: Catalan: Alexandre primer, Elisabet primera. Spanish: Alejandro primero, ...
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Cognates between French & Spanish?

Most French words are derived from Latin roots, as are Spanish words. So the languages have a lot of cognates. Of course, words sometimes evolve differently, so having the same etymology doesn't ...
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Standard Mexican Spanish vs Standard Spain/European/Iberian/Castilian/Peninsular Spanish

There are no major differences, although it really depends on what you consider major. Although the comparison is fair, I do think there is a slightly bigger difference than that between American ...
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Spanish audio or video resources to practise shadowing

Podcasts are probably going to be your best bet. News in Slow Spanish is a pretty classic one and one of the best options. Automatic Spanish is another good one. Fallo de Sistema is a podcast that ...
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Can I learn Spanish and French at the same time?

Absolutely, yes. I do this myself and it has given me many more insights than stumbles. What follows is my opinion based on personal experience (you may wish to investigate the academic literature ...
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Spanish vs Russian rules

Short answer: Knowledge of Spanish would not help much while learning Russian. Long answer: It could be easier for you to learn a second foreign language, but it's impossible to quantify it, as @...
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How to overcome my dread of speaking in Spanish?

To me, in spite of you are learning Spanish for 5 years, and that you have a Spanish speaking family, you don't seem too deeply connected to the Spanish speaking culture. I'm in the other corner, I'm ...
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Source for text + audio books with normal search

Project Gutenberg satisfies most of your requirements (Spanish, ebook, audio, professional, novels, English options for many of the same books). Best of all, everything there is free. Update: You can ...
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Monolingual learner-friendly dictionary for Spanish

One that I have used is Diccionario didáctico de español intermedio by Juan Antonio de las Heras Fernández and Manuel Rodríguez Alonso. Madrid: Ediciones SM, 1993; third edition 1994 (and now out ...
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Professional word and sentence list for Spanish

I couldn't find any lists that are available for free, so here are a few resources for which you need to pay: Jesús Sánchez Lobato; Rosana Acquaroni Muñoz: Vocabulario ELE B1: Léxico fundamental de ...
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How long between each CEFR level for learning Spanish?

If you compare the hours indicated above with the hours of instruction provided by Cervantes institute it becomes obvious something is fishy. For example, A1 course at Cervantes lasts only 60 hours. ...
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Practical guide for teaching a language for someone with no teaching experience

Strictly speaking, the idea behind the concept of language exchange is not that you teach! Doing a language exchange assumes—in your case—that you have at least a basic knowledge of Arabic and that ...
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