It is relatively easy to find people who speak Spanish nowadays. It is another story to find professionals who can write the language correctly.
Accents are an integral part of writing Spanish correctly. Learning how to do it is a lot easier than you think. I have been teaching Spanish at the college level for the past 25 years and I have refined a highly successful technique for teaching students how to master accenting Spanish words.
This is a course deigned to teach you EXACTLY how to write accents in Spanish words in a fun and playful manner. If you have always been frustrated because you did not know how to write accents in Spanish, this is your chance to learn once and for all!
This course is designed for students who are not native speakers of Spanish AND for native speakers alike.
Throughout the course you will find a series of exercises that will test whether you understood each of the lectures.
This is an engaging and fun course. Thank you for allowing me guide you!
Watch this video to understand the main rules for accenting Spanish words. Do not skip it as it is an essential element in learning how to write accents.
This video allows you to test your understanding of the man rules for accenting with great exercises!
Please feel free to print the PDF that comes with this lecture to complete your written exercise.
This lecture explain the rules for accenting words in Spanish that only have one syllable.
This lecture covers the rules for accenting Interrogative and exclamative words. It also shows you de differences between demonstrative adjetives and pronouns and how to accent them.
This video explains the differences in meaning between the words "solo" and "sólo". It also illustrates the differences between "aun" and "aún".
Watch this video to learn how to accent words that end in "-mente".
This Lecture explains what a diphthong is, the differences between weak and strong vowels and how to know when to accent them.
At the end of this lecture there is a comprehensive exercise to test your knowledge. Feel free to print the PDF in this section to complete the written exercise.
Dr. Ana Maria Afzali is a native of Spain and she has been teaching Spanish language, cuisine, culture, History for over 25 years. Ana Afzali is also a master video producer specializing in green screen videos.
Her publications include :
Modern Spain (2009)
Nuestra Lengua (2001)
and numerous research articles.
Dr. Afzali came to the United States in 1984 where she went on to earn a degree in Education from University of Maryland. She went on to earn her Doctorate degree in Spanish Languages and literature from UCLA. She teaches language, History and culture courses in California.