Testimonials

I want to give a shout out to Itzel White with Bridge TGap Spanish! She is likely the best teacher I’ve ever had. She keeps class funny and interesting, challenging but not overwhelming. If it weren’t for her I’m confident that our family would not be progressing toward fluency. Teachers like her do not come around very often.

Maryrae Stein (Director of Religious Education)

Kyle, Tx

I began taking Spanish classes from Itzel with an intermediate level of knowledge acquired in High School and then tested by 25 years in medical clinics serving many Spanish-speaking only patients. My new career as Director of Religious Education for my parish requires a much larger vocabulary and the ability to communicate (both written and orally) with teachers and parents who do not understand English. Itzel has helped me immensely to develop a practical and applicable Spanish that is more grammatically correct and aware of common expressions and colloquialisms. Itzel combines excellence in teaching skills with a passion for helping students learn. I highly recommend Spanish classes with Itzel for students of any level who wish to improve or develop fluency in Spanish.

Greg Gerhart <seminarian@samc-kyle.org

On 1/6/2014 7:31 PM

I have studied under several tutors while learning foreign languages, and Itzel is the best I have encountered. She is very knowledgeable and able to improve my weak areas, and she works hard to use examples that will be particularly helpful in my line of work. She uses Skype, which allows me to see her writing on a whiteboard as well as receive text files in the chat box. I have learned a lot from her classes.

 Maggie Carpenter <maggpie77@gmail.com

On Oct 2, 2013, at 2:05 PM

I have had the most phenomenal experience
Learning Spanish with the best teacher in the world, itzel white, at
Bridge the gap.  Just being able to sit down and chat with her and her having her dry erase board on hand to conjugate or give other examples has been priceless.
If you have been giving the Spanish language an honest effort and are ready to step it up to the next level I can’t think of a better way?  I also love coffee break Spanish podcast, but try the two together and it will be like total immersion without moving to a Spanish speaking country!
Sincerely
Maggie carpenter

 

 

 

Summer Camp for Kids

 

 

Spanish Summer 2018 – Wimberley, Texas

Which activities are part of the camp?

  • Painting activities               · Reading activities
  • Science activities                 · Writing activities
  • Music activities                    · Math activities
  • Cooking activities

Why do you have to choose our Spanish Camp?

As a mom I know the importance of a quality education.  That is the reason that kids in our program will learn in a fun and enjoyable environment.

Kids’ attention is very easy to lose if they don’t feel that the knowledge is meaningful to them.  That is the reason the topics we use are ones that they can relate to, but still maintain an educational objective of incorporating a second language.

Cost: $100 dollars per Kid / week

Minimum 4 kids, maximum 6 to open a group.

week 1 June 11th – 15th     (Monday to Thursday)  10:00-1:00 pm

Week 2 July 30th – Aug 2nd (Monday to Thursday)  10:00-1:00 pm

week 3 Aug 6th-9th  (Monday to Thursday)  10:00-1:00 pm

Note: kids can arrive since 9:30 am and leave at 1:30. Lessons start at 10:00am 

 

USO DE LA TERMINACIÓN: CIÓN – SIÓN TERMINACIÓN

La regla se puede enunciar así

Las palabras terminadas en el sonido /sión/ (pronunciación seseante) se escriben con s si son afines con o tienen compuestos afines con terminadas en –so, -sor, -sorio, -sivo. De lo contrario, se escriben con c. Muchas de estas últimas tienen afines terminados en -to, -tor, -torio, -tivo. Excepciones: fisión, eclosión.

Vale la pena mencionar que en algunos casos el parentesco no es tan evidente como en otros. Por ejemplo, aunque parezca difícil de creer, ocasión y ocaso son afines, pues ambas descienden de la palabra latina occidere (participio pasado, ocassus), que significa ‘caer’. Por otra parte, dimensión es afín con inmenso y agrimensor, pues las tres tienen que ver con medir y medida.

¿Cómo puede saber, entonces, un hablante seseante enemistado con la ortografía cuándo escribir c y cuándo s en este caso?

Lo mejor que puede hacer es pensar si la palabra dudosa tiene algún afín terminado en –so, -sor, -sorio, -sivo o en –to, -tor, -torio, -tivo. Si encuentra algún afín en las primeras terminaciones, puede deducir que la escritura es con s. Si encuentra algún afín con las segundas terminaciones, la escritura es con c. Si no encuentra afín terminado en -so, -sor, -sorio, -sivo, la escritura generalmente es con c. Sin embargo, a veces puede suceder que exista un compuesto que cumpla con ese requisito. En ese caso, la escritura también será con s. 

 Ejemplos prácticos

extensión es con s porque tiene los afines extenso, extensor y extensivo (basta con uno solo para deducir o asegurar la escritura)

afirmación es con c porque existe afirmativo

aviación es con c porque no tiene afín terminado en –so, -sor, -sorio, -sivo

pensión es con s porque tiene el compuesto suspensión con los afines suspenso, suspensorio y suspensivo (con uno solo basta)

extroversión es con s porque versión es con s por tener el afín verso o porque subversión es con s puesto que tiene el afín subversivo