SpanishTown Windows 10 Universal App!

December 9, 2015 2 comments

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Announcing the Public Beta

We are pleased to announce the public availability our new SpanishTown App for Windows 10 devices. 

Try it now for FREE!  We are so happy with the app’s progress so far that we have decided to make the beta available now.  In fact, we are so confindent, we are willing to give you a 7 day free trial with no strings attached.

English_Get_it_Win_10Not only do we offer a free trial, we are having a Beta launch sale until the end of December.

We are launching the app with:

Present, Preterite, Imperfect and Future – each full with verb examples for regular, irregular and verbs that change. Includes sample sentences with audio for all the example verbs.

2600+ quiz and worksheet questions to test your knowledge of verbs and give you some practice before a big exam.

300+ verb conjugations for the most common verbs. Search by alphabet, English or Spanish.

Vocabulary – hundreds and hundreds of common words sorted by categories, with audio and fully searchable.

Grammar topics – ser vs estar, por vs para, pronouns, articles, using gustar, gender of words, interrogative and negative words.

Learn to tell time in Spanish and count.

 

Who is the App For?

We have designed our SpanishTown App for students currently progressing through their Spanish courses.  Whether you are starting at the junior high level, senior high or college, you can use our app to help you achieve success throughout your Spanish language learning. 

SpanishTown will grow with you as you progress.

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Animated Videos for Learning Spanish

You might have seen some animated short videos popping up on SpanishTown.ca over the last couple of months.  As we learn and experiment you will likely see the quality improve.  Our first videos were low resolution due to technical issues but we are now able to create them in full 1080p. 

The videos are hosted on YouTube where we have our own little channel started.  We also embed them into the website either on new pages or with their corresponding vocabulary.  If you are watching on YouTube then please subscribe and leave a comment.  Let us know what works and what doesn’t so that we can improve them going forward.

Some of the videos will focus on the basic vocabulary while others will be a little more advanced and contain short conversations.

Here is an example of one of our recent videos where we go over the basic shapes in Spanish:

Shapes in Spanish

 

In this video a family discusses the items they need for a day of fun at the beach.  This style of video that is a little more advanced and doesn’t have any translations embedded in the video itself.

La playa

 

We are committed to producing more of these videos but they do take a considerable investment of time.  Please subscribe on YouTube to the our channel.  The more we see that number grow the more time we will be investing into producing new videos.

SpanishTown.ca and Responsive Design

The blog here has been languishing for quite a while but it is not because we haven’t been busy.  In fact, we have been so busy that we had no extra time for the blog.  Over the next few posts we will be going over some of the changes and additions that we have made to SpanishTown.ca.

 

Responsive Design

This was and continues to be a real challenge.  We have redesigned almost all of our pages so that our visitors can have the best possible experience no matter what device or browser they are using.  After testing on different devices, screens sizes, and browsers we are mostly confident that the site should work whether you use a smartphone, tablet or PC running Chrome, Safari, IE, Firefox or Opera.   These browsers cover 94% of our visitors to SpanishTown.ca.

We hope that you enjoy the site on whatever device you choose to use.

Fruit, Vegetables, Meat, Meal Times and More

December 4, 2013 Leave a comment

Meal Times in Spanish

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We have just finished updating our Spanish for Kids Lesson 7! 

Designed for touch, each section provides basic vocabulary for students learning Spanish.

Use these pages on your tablet, smartphone or laptop or desktop to help you improve your Spanish.

 

 

 

 

Fruit and Vegetables in Spanish

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Dairy Aisle and the Bakery Section in Spanish

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Meat and Utensils in Spanish

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Christmas Holiday Vocabulary in Spanish

November 13, 2013 Leave a comment

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The Christmas holiday season is fast approaching!  Why not learn some basic Spanish vocabulary for this holiday season?

We have just updated our Christmas vocabulary page.  Stop by SpanishTown.ca and learn some new Spanish words for Christmas time.

Learn Calendar Vocabulary in Spanish

November 12, 2013 Leave a comment

Our most recent update includes Spanish vocabulary for days of the week, months of the year and seasons.

Days of the Week in Spanish

diasStart out by learning the Spanish names for the days of the week.  We’ve added some additional phrases following the days of the week simulating your activities for the week.  Try to come up with your own phrases for different activities that you are going to be doing.

Learn the days of the week in Spanish

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Months of the Year in Spanish

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After you have finished learning the days of the week it is time to learn the months of the year.  Tap or click on tile to listen in Spanish. 

Learn the months of the year in Spanish

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The Seasons in Spanish

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Let’s talk about the seasons in Spanish.  Learn the Spanish names for the seasons and then listen to some sample sentences talking about the seasons.

What is your favourite season?

Learn the seasons in Spanish

Transportation and Vehicles in Spanish

November 6, 2013 Leave a comment

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We continue to make the website more accessible to touch devices with the redesigned pages for vehicles and transportation vocabulary in Spanish.  Tap or click on a tile to listen to the pronunciation in Spanish.  Practice with some short Spanish sentences that talk about vehicles.  Try making up your own sentences with other vehicles and descriptions.

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