Ventanas Mexico

Resources for full- or part-time life in Mexico

Ventanas Mexico provides resources to people considering moving or retiring to Mexico, including a blog, the section It's Cheaper in Mexico, and the books the "Interactive Guide to Learning Spanish Free Online," and "If Only I Had a Place' on renting in Mexico.


Cool Website of the Week Archive

July 26, 2017 - - Need to listen to Spanish that doesn't make you drowsy?  This list of the most famous songs in Spanish (mainly Spanish and not Latin American, which are hard to access), has the video and the song's lyrics (in Spanish). Of course you can pause the video when you need to look up, and perhaps write a few sentences in Spanish using the word.

July 14, 2017 - Though not a website, it's cool to look through your Skype messages for new words from your practice partners. If they use them, it's probably common usage you'd not think of. For example, a partner of mine recently used "concretar" instead of "confirmar" to confirm plans for her week-end. Being a cognate makes it a double-win for enriching my vocabulary.

 June, 14, - Rather than just looking for the translation of a word, type in the Spanish word that interests you. Sentences showing use are in Spanish and English so cover up the Spanish and try to figure out the translation. It's a great game

May 22, 2017 - - a Spain-based immersion site for English learners with a cool translation feature that you can also use to practice translating upper intermediate paragraphs from Spanish to English

May 16, 2017 - FundaciĆ³ - Out of Spain, an immersion radio show that gives Spanish lessons. 

April 25, 2017 -  This fine little site, much like Reddit, has short contemporary articles, usually in intermediate Spanish. Try practicing your diction by reading out-loud.