Author: Rafael Castillo

Masaya volcano

Masaya volcano

The Masaya volcano national park. The Masaya Volcano is a national park that comprises an area of 54 km² and includes two volcanoes and five craters. The volcanoes have erupted several times in history,...

Rafael Castillo

I am Rafael Castillo. I am a Spanish teacher in Esteli Nicaragua. I have taught Spanish as a second language over 20 years. I enjoy teaching Spanish. For me every student is a pleasure to work with because they are unique.

Nicaraguan food

Nicaraguan food

Nicaraguan food is great. Enjoy your time in Nicaragua Nicaraguan food includes a mixture of Miskito people, Spanish cuisine and Creole cuisine. When the Spaniards first arrived in Nicaragua they found that the Creole people present had incorporated...

Rafael Castillo

I am Rafael Castillo. I am a Spanish teacher in Esteli Nicaragua. I have taught Spanish as a second language over 20 years. I enjoy teaching Spanish. For me every student is a pleasure to work with because they are unique.

Nicaragua weather

Nicaragua weather

Nicaragua weather- Enjoy your time in Esteli Nicaragua weather is nice specially in Esteli, Matagalpa and Jinotega.Temperature varies little with the seasons in Nicaragua and is largely a function of elevation.The”hot land,” is characteristic...

Rafael Castillo

I am Rafael Castillo. I am a Spanish teacher in Esteli Nicaragua. I have taught Spanish as a second language over 20 years. I enjoy teaching Spanish. For me every student is a pleasure to work with because they are unique.

Ometepe Island

Ometepe Island

Ometepe Island Ometepe Island is divided into municipalities: Altagracia and Moyogalpa. This large island surrounded by the waters of the Great Lake of Nicaragua is 276 square kilometers. Its unique endowment of two volcanoes...

Rafael Castillo

I am Rafael Castillo. I am a Spanish teacher in Esteli Nicaragua. I have taught Spanish as a second language over 20 years. I enjoy teaching Spanish. For me every student is a pleasure to work with because they are unique.

POR vs PARA

POR vs PARA

Por vs Para Por vs Para. In English, the single word “for” is used in instances where Spanish speakers would need to choose between using either “para” or “por.” English speakers are not accustomed...

Rafael Castillo

I am Rafael Castillo. I am a Spanish teacher in Esteli Nicaragua. I have taught Spanish as a second language over 20 years. I enjoy teaching Spanish. For me every student is a pleasure to work with because they are unique.

SABER vs CONOCER

SABER vs CONOCER

SABER vs CONOCER The verbs CONOCER and SABER in Spanish frequently confuse English speakers since they both mean. To know, however, these verbs are NOT interchangeable since they have differente meaning and are used...

Rafael Castillo

I am Rafael Castillo. I am a Spanish teacher in Esteli Nicaragua. I have taught Spanish as a second language over 20 years. I enjoy teaching Spanish. For me every student is a pleasure to work with because they are unique.

PRETERITE vs IMPERFECT

PRETERITE vs IMPERFECT

Preterite vs imperfect When describing events or situations in the past, Spanish speakers must choose between the preterite and the imperfect. The choice depends on the aspect of the event or situation that the...

Rafael Castillo

I am Rafael Castillo. I am a Spanish teacher in Esteli Nicaragua. I have taught Spanish as a second language over 20 years. I enjoy teaching Spanish. For me every student is a pleasure to work with because they are unique.

SER vs ESTAR

SER vs ESTAR

SER vs ESTAR  Sometimes two or more words in one language are expressed by a single word in another. For example, English to do and to make are both expressed by Spanish HACER. Likewise...

Rafael Castillo

I am Rafael Castillo. I am a Spanish teacher in Esteli Nicaragua. I have taught Spanish as a second language over 20 years. I enjoy teaching Spanish. For me every student is a pleasure to work with because they are unique.