Christmas Traditions from Central and South America

Posted on December 3, 2013

And you thought that Christmas and Navidad were basically the same thing! In our Spanish classes when we ask students the difference between Christmas and Navidad, the response is usually along these lines..."Navidad es la palabra para decir Christmas en español."  However as we delve a little deeper into the various Navidad traditions around the Spanish speaking world. It turns out Christmas traditions might be more culture-specific ...

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Día de los Muertos High School Spanish Classroom Activity

Posted on October 10, 2013

Get a free Día de los Muertos activity for your Spanish classroom! Meet our amigo Rosben Olivera from D.F., Mexico. Rosben is one of the contributors to High School Spanish App that provides us with language rich, culturally relevant and authentic materials to use with students. He has lived, taught and wrote about Día de los Muertos (and many other cultural topics) from his perspective as a Mexican. We asked Rosben for a fresh take ...

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Studying Spanish has never been easier

Posted on September 12, 2013

High School Students love to Study Spanish with this App because... It has ALL the grammar you need - quick to find & in an easy-to-remember format - in the palm of your hand! All verb tenses conjugated out for you with irregulars highlighted - and most irregulars put to video! Tricky grammar topics made simple with acronyms and mnemonics. You'll love the hints for topics like Ser vs. Estar, Por vs. Para, Preterit vs. Imperfect...

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High School Spanish App – Spanish Teachers LOVE it!

Posted on September 12, 2013

The Best All-in-One App to Study Spanish and Learn Vocabulary Rory & Leslie Foster (Founders of Common Ground and developers of High School Spanish app) with their 3 bilingual children in San Jose Costa Rica on their summer '13 Spanish immersion programs Since day 1 (which was back in August of 2011 when we started working on content) this Spanish app has been developed with both students and teachers in mind. We ...

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What’s new in v1.4 of High School Spanish?

Posted on June 25, 2013

What's in the v1.4 update? v1.4 of High School Spanish is an important update for us.  There were a couple of small bugs in v1.3 that we wanted to fix right away and we definitely wanted to get iPhone 5 users the best experience they could have with their longer 4" screen.  Here is a list of the things we updated in v1.4: Color change. We changed the background coloring of the app to match the app icon/logo better. This change was ...

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Six Reasons We Created the High School Spanish App

Posted on June 21, 2013

Why create another Spanish App? Yes, we know there are already hundreds of Spanish apps in iTunes, most of them free, and a lot of them by HUGE names in the language business; so why would we go through all the work of creating another? On a general level, the answer is simple; we work with students and professionals every day that need and want a great resource at their fingertips. We knew that since we are Spanish teachers who have built ...

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