Maria Oliveira FAQS and Help

Portuguese, Conversational Spanish, French and English for non-English Speakers Classes, Porgrams on CD and Downloadable Lessons - East Bay Area

Maria Oliveira Language Learning Center in Richmond, CA 94806 (East Bay)

 

Answers to your frequently asked Portuguese questions

 

Answers to your frequently asked Conversational Spanish questions

 

General FAQs

Our college bookstore (or business) is interested in selling your programs. Can we do that?

 

European Portuguese FAQS

QUESTION: How do I add Portuguese accents when typing a document on my computer?

ANSWER: Here's a tutorial to show you how.

 

QUESTION: What are your most favorite Portuguese recipes?

ANSWER: Click here to find out!

 

Conversational Spanish FAQs

QUESTION: Is the Spanish I use in Mexico also used in Spain?

ANSWER: There is no difference in the Spanish language used in countries around the world. The grammar and vocabulary are the same everywhere.

The accent used in one area may differ from another, but this will not hinder communication or understanding between people. It is similar to the difference between English speakers in the United States and English speakers in England. The accents are different, but the language is the same.

There are also localisms that present differences between countries. For example, in Spain a ticket for a bus is called a billete and in South American countries this same ticket may be called a boleto. Both words are proper Spanish in Spain and South America, but it is the custom of the place that determines usage preferences.

Finally, it is important to know that success in your studies will enable you to speak Spanish anywhere and to communicate well with all native speakers. Any differences they detect in your presentation of Spanish will be insignificant if the words you choose and the grammar you use are correct and proper.

 

QUESTION: How do I add Spanish accents when typing a document on my computer?

ANSWER: Here's a tutorial to show you how.

 

QUESTION: Do you have any tips for traveling to Mexico?

ANSWER: We do because we offer a language immersion trip there every year. Here are our travel tips.

 

General FAQs - Portuguese and Spanish Programs on CD

QUESTION: Our college bookstore (or business) is interested in selling your programs. Can we do that?

ANSWER: Absolutely - we welcome inquiries from any bookstore, college or otherwise. Please contact us to set this up. These very smart businesses and schools already carry our programs:

 

Licia Imports
1613 Alum Rock Avenue
San Jose, CA 95116
www.liciaimports.com

 

Fairfield Suisun Adult School
900 Travis Blvd.
Fairfield, CA 94533