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SpanishTown on the Xbox One

September 22, 2016 Leave a comment

We are very happy to announce that our Windows 10 SpanishTown app is now available across all of your Windows 10 devices including the Xbox One. What is even better is that you only have to buy it once and it will be available on all of your Windows 10 devices: phones, tablets, laptops, desktops, Surface, Surface Hub, HoloLens and now the Xbox One.

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Download it now for a FREE 7 day trial! English_Get_it_from_MS

 

 

 

Tenses and Moods

Access hundreds of example verbs and full sentences with audio across a variety of different tenses and moods. Practise for the next exam by using our multiple choice quizzes and fill-in-the-blank worksheets which draw on a database of thousands of different questions.

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Grammar Topics

grammarTopicsWe have loaded the app with a large variety of grammar topics that will help you navigate through those difficult areas. When do you use ser or estar or por or para? What are the rules and exceptions to the gender of nouns? Why is the verb gustar different and why is it so important to understand?

 

 

 

Vocabulary

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Learn new Spanish words and listen to the pronunciation. Our vocabulary section is organized by category but you can also search for a specific word either using English and Spanish. We are not a dictionary but we do have hundreds and hundreds of the most common words available, all with audio and the English translation.

 

 

 

 

Verbs

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With over 350 of the most common Spanish verbs available you can look through them, either alphabetically or by using our search feature.  Search using the English verb or the Spanish verb.  View the verb conjugations for different tenses and moods.

 

 

 

 

 

Try it now on any Windows 10 device including your Xbox One!

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SpanishTown App for Windows 10–UPDATE

We have been working hard to bring you the best Spanish app for students available on Windows 10.  Our latest update includes an updated look and the addition of the imperative.

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IMPERATIVE

  • 500+ Sample sentences with audio
  • 8 multiple choice quizzes with 500+ questions
  • 15 fill-in-the-blank worksheets with 1000+ questions

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WINDOWS STORE FOR BUSINESS

SpanishTown is also available for Educational institutions via the Windows Store for Business which allows administrators to find, acquire, manage, and distribute apps to Windows 10 devices.

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.

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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.

Spanish Verb Gustar

December 13, 2012 1 comment

gustar250Gustar is so important that we have dedicated an entire page to it in our new level 2 Spanish for Kids section.

The verb gustar is used to express the idea of ‘liking’ something or someone. The key to correct use is to think of it in terms of that something or someone being pleasing to me, you, us or them.

Once you get a handle on the rules for using gustar it quickly becomes easy to use it.

This lesson will take you through those simple rules for using gustar in the present tense.  Listen to various present tense forms of gustar when referring to single objects and in the plural form when referring to several objects.  Then move on to some actual sentences to see how it can be used for questions and statements.

Head on over the SpanishTown.ca to get started.

Spanish For Kids App Hits V2.0

December 12, 2012 Leave a comment

screenQuizscreenQuiz1Our most popular paid app for Windows Phone has just been updated to version 2.0!

We’ve added 8 short quizzes for you to test your new found knowledge of Spanish vocabulary.  The quizzes show a picture of an object or an animal and give you four different options to choose from.  Receive applause for every correct answer.

Try it out for FREE!

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Spanish For Kids Windows Phone App

April 26, 2012 2 comments

SpanishKidsphone250We are pleased to announce the release of Version 1.0 of our brand new Spanish For Kids app exclusive to Windows Phone. 

The app is designed to give kids access to simple beginner vocabulary complete with illustrations.  While most apps will stop at the vocabulary we’ve decided to kick it up a notch and give kids a variety of sentences and expressions to use with that vocabulary. 

All of the Spanish vocabulary and phrases will give you the audio with a simple tap of the finger.

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Topics in Version 1.0

  • Greetings
  • About you (your name, age etc.)
  • Animals
  • Colors
  • Transportation
  • Clothing
  • Shapes
  • Body
  • Classroom items
  • Food
  • Family

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Spanish for Kids Lesson 2

February 5, 2012 2 comments

For lesson 2 we venture into your own school and take a look at all kinds of people, places and things that you find at school.

Places at your School in Spanish

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Start off by learning the Spanish names for various rooms and areas both inside and outside of your school.  What do you call “classroom” in Spanish?  Do you enjoy playing sports?  Learn the Spanish names for the baseball diamond, soccer field and the basketball court.  What do you call the “hallway” in Spanish or the Principal’s office?

Listen to the Spanish names for places at your school here.

 

 

 

 

 

 

People at your School in Spanish

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There are a lot of different people that you encounter everyday at school including teachers, support staff, the principal and other students.

Learn the the Spanish names for all of these people that you’ll find at your school.

Listen to the Spanish pronunciation for people at school here.

 

 

 

 

Classroom Items in Spanish

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This is great section of Lesson 2 where you will learn the Spanish names for many different items that you use everyday in the classroom.  In no time you’ll find yourself identifying objects all around the classroom by their Spanish names. Books, pencils, crayons, computers and more; all in Spanish.

Listen to the Spanish pronunciation of many classroom items here.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Commands and Phrases for use in the Classroom

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Here you will find some simple words and phrases in Spanish that are commonly used in the classroom.  Usually the teacher will use these but they are helpful also for the parents.

The phrases vary from “sit down”, “stand up” and “write” to phrases such as “form a circle” and “raise your hand”.

Listen to the Spanish commands for the classroom here.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Count from 11 to 20 in Spanish

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Lesson 2 expands on your numbers in Spanish vocabulary.  Learn to count in Spanish from 11 to 20.

Count to 20 in Spanish.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Don’t forget to print out the free Lesson 2 Spanish vocabulary sheets when you are all done and add them to your sheets from lesson 1.

You’ll find those full color PDF Spanish vocabulary sheets here.

Spanish for Kids Lesson 1

January 8, 2012 5 comments

For the first lesson we focus on learning some of the most basic vocabulary and expressions.

Greetings in Spanish

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Find a friend or parent and put together some of the phrases to form a little conversation.  Don’t forget to use the words wherever you can until you are completely comfortable with them.  For fun try using them when talking on the phone with family members or around the dinner table.

Listen to greetings in Spanish here.

 

 

 

 

Colors in Spanish

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Listen to colors in Spanish here.

 

 

 

Shapes in Spanish

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9 basic shapes in Spanish will help to get you started.  Listen to the Spanish name by clicking on the shape and then practise saying the name out loud.  Some names can be tricky so you might need to listen to the names a number of times until you’ve got it just right.

Search for objects in the classroom or around the house and name the shape in Spanish.

Listen to shapes in Spanish here.

 

 

Count to 10 in Spanish

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You can click on each number to listen to it’s pronunciation or click on the button and listen to all of them.

Learn to count to 10 in Spanish here.

 

 

 

About You in Spanish

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Wow!  We give you a lot of Spanish phrases on this page!  Don’t worry though, they are not that hard to remember.  It might be best to concentrate on a few at a time.

Start by learning the Spanish phrases that talk about your name.  You’ll need a partner to practise.  Ask them what their name is in Spanish and have them answer.  Reverse and have the other person ask you what your name is.

Move on next to talk about your age.  Learn how to ask someone how old they are and then have them ask you. If you are not sure of numbers in Spanish you’ll want to go back and learn to count to ten in Spanish.

Lastly try talking about where you are from in Spanish.  Don’t forget to change the name of the city or country with the name or your city or country.

Listen to these Spanish phrases here.

 

 

Print out the Vocabulary

50VocabSheetsHere you will find the first 5 pages of your very own Spanish vocabulary book.  By the end of lesson 10 you’ll have 50 pages full of Spanish vocabulary for you to practise and enjoy.  Each page is presented with the same vocabulary as the lesson and is illustrated.  They are in PDF format so make sure your Adobe reader is up-to-date.

Print the free Lesson 1 Spanish vocabulary sheets here.

Spanish For Kids Receives an Update

December 16, 2011 2 comments

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New Spanish Vocabulary

We’ve been hard at work over the last few months preparing a major update to our Spanish for Kids Grade 1 pages.

The vocabulary has been reorganized into 10 themed free Spanish lessons.  Each lesson contains a number of vocabulary pages.  A lot of new vocabulary has been added and all of the Flash audio has been remade.

Each themed lesson includes counting in Spanish with audio up to 100.  In lesson 1, learn to count to 10.  In lesson 2, count to 20 and so on.

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To compliment this massive amount of work we’ve also added 50 completely free, fully illustrated, Spanish vocabulary sheets in PDF format for downloading and printing.  Teachers are free to download and print them for use in their classrooms.

Spanish Lesson Booklets Coming Soon

We are still not finished updating the Spanish Grade 1 section.  Next on our list is the creation of our Lesson Booklets to accompany each Spanish lesson.  Hopefully we’ll start publishing those booklets early in 2012.

Feedback

We have scoured these new sections for errors and problems with links.  If you find any please let us know so that we can get those repaired.

Feel free to comment on the material as well.  We are always looking at ways to improve the site and the materials.