Spanish Language School Reviews

SPANISH LANGUAGE SCHOOL REVIEWS

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LA Spanish was founded by foreign language educator Dalila Miranda. Ms Miranda helps students, professionals and Spanish language lovers to improve their conversational skills in Spanish successfully.

Most of her students from the prime educational institutions in the area request her services during the academic year and are satisfied with the results.

You are our inspiration, your needs become our needs, and in order to help us give you the best service, we greatly appreciate your Spanish language school reviews.

Kind regards,

Dalila

SPANISH LANGUAGE INSTRUCTION

SPANISH LANGUAGE INSTRUCTION

LA Spanish, provides Spanish language instruction in Greater Los Angeles area.

The same Spanish language Instruction is offered overseas online through Skype.

At LA Spanish, we make sure that you learn the fundamentals in the way your mind is ready to produce sentences on its own, which is the real goal to get to a conversational level.

With LA Spanish language instruction, the building blocks of Spanish language are taught carefully so pieces can be engaged step by step and bonded to produce the language the right way.

LA Spanish, conversational level training includes:

-       Preparation for tests. All skills.

-       Preparations for Spanish I, II, III

-       Help with homework for high school, college, university.

-       Professional Instruction for health, business, etc.

-       Spanish grammar review

-       Spanish for travelers

-       Spanish for children

-       Cultural awareness for companies doing business with Latin American clients in the US and Latin countries.

-       ESP, English for specific purposes.

-       Bilingual, English-Spanish interaction between employees and employers.

-       Translations for documents, website, etc.

-       Proof reading for blogs, scripts, commercials, and all type of documents.

Whatever is you need in Spanish, we are here to help…just ask!

 

Contact us:

Dalila Miranda, Foreign Language Educator.

(310) 403-3001

dalila@laspanish.com

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Say it in Spanish

And now…lets’ say it in Spanish!

Let’s have fun learning expressions in Spanish, but Watch out! An expression translated word by word from English to Spanish may not be the way native Spanish speakers say it in Spanish!

For the best practice, try to find out the way you can say it in Spanish from a real native raised in a Spanish speaking country or from a trustworthy source.

Sometimes students feel that expressions need to be translated the same way they say it in their native language otherwise they will not be conveying the exact meaning and/or feeling. But if native people were in the same situation, and you were around, you would be surprised to hear how exactly they say it in Spanish!

In fact, even when some Spanish language learners may say “that sounds weird to me” “I would never say something like this in English”, if you say it your way, translated directly from your language to Spanish, Spanish native speakers will say “that sounds weird to me”, “I would never say something like this in Spanish”, you know why? Because that’s not how you say it in Spanish!

So, the key to say things properly, and express them correctly in the right situation, requires a simple attitude, being receptive and start thinking in Spanish. Because even when your expression is not translated word by word or in the same order, what it really matters is the emotional charge, the feeling of the expression and how they are nailed by natives in the exact same situation, in your target language.

Being bilingual has helped me understand some expressions from both points of view, from my native language, Spanish, and from the English language perspective and that’s why I love these two languages.

So, that’s what say it in Spanish is all about. Helping you connect with the real way to say things in Spanish!

1.    ¡No hay problema! = No problem!

This is one of the most confused expressions that I have heard in America. When translating directly from English, the real essence of the expression is missing. In Spanish we would say “there is no problem”. So, let’s say it in Spanish!

No problem! : Expression in English.

No problema : Literal translation from English to Spanish.

¡No hay problema! : Real Spanish translation.

There is no problem! : Literal translation from Spanish to English.

2.    No es = It is not

In Spanish, we place the negative word “no” in front of the verb.

So, while in English you say “it is not”, in Spanish we say “not is” considering that we don’t have “it” for this case. So, let’s say it in Spanish!

It is not! : Expression in English.

Es no: Literal translation from English to Spanish.

¡No es! : Real Spanish translation.

No is! : Literal translation from Spanish to English.

3.    ! No lo puedo evitar! or !No puedo controlarme! = I can’t help myself!

The literal translation of this expression from Spanish to English would be a total nonsense in Spanish language. Let’s check how native Spanish speakers say it in Spanish!

I can’t help myself! : Expression in English.

Yo no puedo ayudarme a mi mismo: Literal translation from English to Spanish.

1. ¡No lo puedo evitar! : Real Spanish translation

¡I can’t avoid it! : Literal translation from Spanish to English.

2. ¡No puedo controlarme! : Real Spanish translation.

¡I can’t control myself! : Literal translation from Spanish to English.

Hope you enjoyed it!

Dalila.

 

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Say it in Spanish!

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Hispanic Population

HISPANIC POPULATION – SPANISH SPEAKING COUNTRIES

POBLACION EN PAISES DE HABLA HISPANA

*Habitantes [Hab] – Inhabitants. Source of information about population: Wikipedia 2013.

Spanish immersion program

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Spanish Population

 

EUROPA

España

SPANISH POPULATION

46,704,314 hab.

EUROPE

Spain

 

PAISES NORTEAMERICANOS

México

SPANISH POPULATION

118,419,000 hab.

NORTH AMERICAN COUNTRIES

Mexico

 

PAISES CENTROAMERICANOS

Costa Rica

El Salvador

Guatemala

Honduras

Nicaragua

Panamá

 

SPANISH POPULATION

4,652,459 hab.

6,288,899 hab.

15,500,000 hab.

8,264,000 hab.

6,071,045 hab.

3,405,813 hab.

GT: 44,182,216

 

CENTRAL AMERICAN COUNTRIES

Costa Rica

El Salvador

Guatemala

Honduras

Nicaragua

Panama

 

 

PAISES SUDAMERICANOS

Argentina

Bolivia

Brasil

Chile

Colombia

Ecuador

Paraguay

Perú

Uruguay

Venezuela

SPANISH POPULATION

42,192,500 hab.

10,027,254 hab.

192,376,496 hab.

16,634,603 hab.

47,121,089 hab.

15,761,731 hab.

6,672,933 hab.

30,475,144 hab.

3,368,595 hab.

28,946,101 hab.

GT: 393,576,446

SOUTH AMERICAN COUNTRIES

Argentina

Bolivia

Brazil

Chile

Colombia

Ecuador

Paraguay

Peru

Uruguay

Venezuela

 

SPANISH FACTS ABOUT HISPANIC POPULATION IN USA.

-Spanish is the second most spoken language in the US. And the as the Hispanic population is increasing.

-The Hispanic population in numbers. The last US census revealed that 16.3% of the nation’s population are Hispanic, which in numbers are 50.5 millions, as of April 2010. In addition, there are 3.7 million residents of Puerto Rico, a U.S. territory.

-The projected Hispanic population of the United States in July 1st, 2050 will be 132.8 millions.

The increase in the Hispanic population demands to start thinking about becoming bilingual in USA.

- Spanish language is spoken in many other countries that have not been mentioned in this practice. You are welcome to do your own research.

Spanish Immersion

SPANISH IMMERSION

Spanish Immersion

Spanish Immersion

 

The benefit of our Spanish Immersion program is that our students accomplish to think in Spanish, gain confidence to express themselves in Spanish language and increase their fluency.

 These conversation by immersion Spanish courses has been tailored exclusively for the busy professionals and executives who need to learn to speak Spanish fast and effectively, while living in Los Angeles, achieving an adequate level of fluency in their conversation and be ready to interact in Spanish language out of the classroom

 SPANISH IMMERSION – BEGINNERS LEVEL

During these three months of the Spanish immersion course, the students will be able to understand the foundations of Spanish language and understand the basic rules that will help them build their own sentences from scratch.

By the end of this Spanish immersion course, the students will be able to create their own dialogues for everyday situations with ease and confidence.

 Audience:

- Students who have never studied a formal Spanish language course.

- Students who speak just few words in Spanish but can’t say sentences.

- Students who understand a little Spanish but can not express themselves in Spanish.

- Students who would like to refresh the foundations of Spanish language.

Modules:

Level – Module 1

-       In module I, you will learn the fundamentals of Spanish language, the pronunciation and the elements of a proper conversation.

-       You will learn to make descriptions, and how to start and follow a simple daily conversation

-       In this module of your Spanish immersion course, you will learn to integrate vocabulary, grammar and conversation.

Beginner Level – Module 2

-       In module II, you will learn simple, common and useful verbs and their conjugations.

-       You will learn to speak in Present, Past and Future

-      In this module of your Spanish immersion course, you will learn to handle a daily conversation integrating proper grammar and vocabulary.

 Beginner Level – Module 3

- In this module you will learn more ways to express yourself in different simple tenses.

- In this module of your Spanish immersion course you will have the opportunity to master the best practice of handling a simple Spanish conversation in common contexts.

 SPANISH IMMERSION – INTERMEDIATE LEVEL

 During these three months of the Spanish immersion course, the students will be able to put in practice the foundations of Spanish language and create more complex conversations.

By the end of this Spanish immersion course, the students will be able to apply main tenses and create their own pieces of conversation for casual situations with ease and confidence.

 Audience:

- Students who have previous knowledge of Spanish through a formal   Spanish language course. Ex. Spanish I, II, etc.

- Students who come from a Spanish background. Ex. Latin mother

- Students who have been exposed to a native Spanish community but can’t express themselves correctly.

- Students who understand Spanish when people speak but cannot express themselves in Spanish.

- Students who need to achieve a conversational level in Spanish language.

Modules:

Intermediate Level – Module 1

-       In module I, you will review the fundamentals of Spanish language, the pronunciation and the elements of a proper conversation in simple tenses.

-       You will learn how to handle more complex and longer conversations.

-       In this module of your Spanish immersion course, you will learn the best practices to integrate vocabulary, grammar and conversation.

 Intermediate Level – Module 2

-       In module II, we will focus on verbs and conjugations in different situations.

-       In this module of your Spanish immersion course, you will learn how to handle daily conversations integrating proper grammar, vocabulary and tenses.

Intermediate Level – Module 3

- In this module we will focus on real conversations approaching different tenses.

- In this module of your Spanish immersion course you will have the opportunity to boost your conversation skills in appropriate contexts.

Spanish immersion Schedule

Spanish Immersion – Beginners Level

Mondays from 7:00 pm to 9:00 pm. Starts September 23rd, 2013

Spanish Immersion – Intermediate Level

Tuesdays from 7:00 pm to 9:00 pm. Starts September 24th, 2013

Register for the Spanish Immersion courses by calling Ms. Miranda @ (310) 403-3001 or submit your name, number and email address to dalila@laspanish.com. Call now! (310) 403-3001

 

Beginners Class

Spanish Immersion

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Nueve vs Nuevo

Nueve vs Nuevo

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Spanish Grammar

Nueve vs Nuevo

Nueve & Nuevo are commonly confused by Spanish language learners because of the similarities in the phonetic.

Here is the difference between them:

While “Nueve” means number “9”, “Nuevo” is the Spanish version of the adjective “New” in masculine form, so you can find the word “Nueva” for “New” in feminine form, and “Nuevos”, and “Nuevas” if we want to express them in plural.

Examples using the with the word “ Nueve

  1. Mi hija tiene nueve años.

Mi daughter is nine years old.

  1. Hay nueve planetas en el universo.

There are nine planets in the universe.

  1. Faltan nueve días para mi cumpleaños.

There are nine days left to my birthday.

  1. El nueve es un numero impar.

Nine is an odd number.

  1. Mi examen de español es el nueve de abril.

Mi Spanish test is on April 9th.

Examples using the word “Nuevo

  1. Mi auto es Nuevo.

Mi car is new.

  1. Mis anteojos de sol son nuevos.

My sunglasses are new.

  1. Quiero un cellular Nuevo.

I want a new cell.

  1. Ese vestido es Nuevo.

That dress is new.

  1. Esos zapatos son nuevos.

Those shoes are new.

  1. Te presento a Alicia. Es la nueva secretaria.

Let me introduce you Alicia. She is the new secretary.

  1. Estas palabras no son nuevas para mi.

These words are not new for me.

  1. ¿Es tu cartera nueva?

Is your handbag new?

  1. ¿Qué hay de Nuevo?

What’s up!

10. ¿De Nuevo?

Again?

11. ¿Qué buenas nuevas me traes?

Do you have good news for mi?

 

TEST YOURSELF on Nueve vs Nuevo: Fill in the blanks with the right word.

  1. Yo tengo un libro __________.
  2. Estas sillas no son __________.
  3. Me voy de viaje el __________ de abril.
  4. Esos empleados son __________.
  5. Hay __________ planetas en el universo.
  6. Ven a la fiesta de Año __________.
  7. Lo hice de _________.

Saying containin a word from Nueve vs Nuevo:

“¡El final, es el comienzo de algo Nuevo!”

“The end is the new beginning!”

KEY To Nueve vr Nuevo Test:

  1. Yo tengo un libro Nuevo.
  2. Estas sillas no son nuevas.
  3. Me voy de viaje el nueve de abril.
  4. Esos empleados son nuevos.
  5. Hay nueve planetas en el universo.
  6. Ven a la fiesta de año Nuevo.
  7. Lo hice de Nuevo.

 

Easter in Peru

Easter in Peru is celebrated as part of the Holy week or Semana Santa!

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The Holy week starts with Palm Sunday or Domingo de Ramos, then Ash Wednesday or Miércoles de ceniza, Thursday or Jueves Santo, and Good Friday or Viernes santo, are nacional holidays which becomes a long weekend to spend with family and friends in a relaxed way in observance to the death and resurrection of Jesus christ!

On Thursday, catholic visit 7 churches and collect holy water from each church for blessings. The archbishop also washes the feet of 12 people which represent the 12 disciples.

Traditionally at midday, the calm covers the cities, since we are helping our lord to go through this pain before his death. The bars, restaurants, and theaters, close. Music is lowered. Traditional catholic avoid any sign of celebration and remain calm and praying. Some fast until Saturday.

Good Friday is really solemn since is the day when Jesus dies. The central event is the 3 hours Sermon. The calm continues. People attend religious celebrations or spend the time in family gatherings.

On Good Friday at night we celebrate the Easter Vigil and await for Jesus Christ resurrection

On Holy Saturday, the city recobres its regular spirit and a big meal is prepared to celebrate Jusus Christ resurrection

The Holy Week ends with the resurrection mass.

The food on Thursday & Friday excludes red meat and chicken. Only fish is eaten, especially on Friday. Cod is the favorite.

National TV channels show different easter celebrations like masses, different talks about te passion and death of Jesus Christ, easter movies like Pasion y Muerte de Jesucristo, Ben Hur and another ones as part of the celebration of Easter in Peru.

Turism in Peru is really big these days. Peruvians and visitors from all over the world visit different Peruvian cities to attend the different celebrations for Semana Santa. Ayacucho city, which is the venue of the biggest Semana Santa celebration in Peru and second in the world, is the most popular

That’s how we celebrate Easter in Peru.

READ IT IN SPANISH: Easter in Peru – Semana Santa en Perú

La Pascua en Perú es celebrada como parte de la Semana Santa.

La Semana Santa comienza con el domingo de ramos, seguido por el Miércoles de Ceniza, Jueves Santo, Viernes Santo, Sábado de Gloria y Domingo de Resurrección.

Jueves Santo y Viernes Santo son feriado nacional dando paso a un fin de semana largo para pasar con la familia y los amigos en una forma relajada en conmemoración de la muerte y resurrección de Jesucristo.

El jueves, los católicos visitan 7 iglesias y recogen agua bendita de cada iglesia para llenarse de bendiciones. El arzobispo también lava los pies de doce personas quienes representan los doce discípulos. http://es.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jueves_Santo

El viernes Santo es realmente solemne, ya que es el día en el cual Jesús muere. El evento central es el Sermón de la Tres Horas. La calma continua. Se asisten a celebraciones religiosas o se pasan momentos familiares.

Tradicionalmente al mediodía, la calma cubre la ciudad ya que estamos ayudando a nuestro señor a sobrellevar este dolor antes de su muerte. Los bares, restaurants, y teatros, cierran. Se baja el volumen de la música. Tradicionalmente los católicos evitan cualquier signo de celebración y permanecen calmados y rezando. Algunos ayunan hasta el sábado.

El viernes Santo es realmente solemne ya que es el día en el cual Jesús muere. El evento central es el Serm;on de las Tres Horas. La calma continua. Las personas asisten a celebraciones religiosas o pasan el tiempo en reuniones familiares. http://es.wikipedia.org/wiki/Viernes_Santo

El Viernes Santo por la noche se hace la Vigilia Pascual, en conmemeración de la resurrección de Jesucristo. http://es.wikipedia.org/wiki/Vigilia_Pascual

El Sábado de Gloria, la ciudad vuelve a la algarabía normal y se hace una gran comida para celebrar que Jesucristo ha resucitado. http://es.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sábado_Santo

La Semana Santa termina con la misa de Resurrección.

La comida del Jueves y Viernes Santo excluye carnes rojas y pollo. Solo se come pescado, especialmente el Viernes Santo. El bacalao es el favorito.

La televisión nacional pasa programas concernientes a la Pascua, como misas, comentarios acerca de la pasión y muerte de Jesucristo, el Sermón, películas como La Pasión y Muerte de Jesucristo, Ben Hur entre otras. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wcj7gUJC08o

El turismo en el Perú es muy grande en estos días. Los peruanos y visitantes de todas partes del mundo visitan diferentes ciudades para presenciar las tradicionales celebraciones de Semana Santa. La ciudad de Ayacucho, la cual es sede de la celebración mas grande de Semana Santa en el Perú y segunda en el mundo, es la mas popular.

http://elcomercio.pe/turismo/1389666/noticia-semana-santa-ayacucho-capacidad-hotelera-esta-copada-al-100.

Semana Santa en Ayacucho http://es.wikipedia.org/wiki/Semana_Santa_en_Ayacucho

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Spring Break 2013

 

Spring Break 2013

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This Spring break 2013, take action and refresh your Spanish language skills with LA Spanish Language School!

Call Dalila now @ (310) 403-3001 or send us your name, number, and favorite e-mail at dalila@laspanish.comwww.laspanish.com

Ms. Miranda has a broad experience with students of all of the Colleges and schools listed below. She has been helping students of Spanish language for over 15 years and her teaching style and expertise allows her to address your needs is straight to the point!

“Most of the time my students need only one hour a week with me and two hours for reviewing before a test!” Ms. Dalila Miranda

Spanish Language Services Ms. Miranda provides:

Private Instruction in person

Private Instruction online [Ask for instructions]

Help with homework, tests, translations and projects!

We cover all your needs in Spanish language:

Spanish I

Spanish II

Spanish III

Spanish IV

Spanish Honors

AP Spanish preparation

Call Dalila now @ (310) 403-3001 or send us your name, number, and favorite e-mail at dalila@laspanish.comwww.laspanish.com

 

What people are saying:

“….She identified his needs and very creatively sought to meet the goals for the year engaging Ben with activities designed specifically for him. She is a very positive and encouraging teacher with clear and consistent expectations. In addition, she was extremely reliable, honest and easy to deal with from a parent’s perspective.”

Carrie Anders – Parent

From: http://laspanish.com/testimonials/

Ms. Miranda has serve students from all of all the educational institutions below and the list goes on!

Here we provide you a Spring break 2013 calendar of some of the most prestigious colleges, universities and high schools in Los Angeles Area we have worked with.

COLLEGE – UNIVERSITY

Santa Monica College Spring Break 2013: April 8th – April 14th, 2013

http://www.smc.edu/EnrollmentDevelopment/Admissions/Pages/Spring-2013-Dates-and-Deadlines.aspx

USC Spring Break 2013: March 18th – March 23rd, 2013

http://academics.usc.edu/calendar/2012-2013/

UCLA Spring Break 2013: March 22nd – March 27th, 2013

http://www.registrar.ucla.edu/calendar/acadcal12.htm

Loyola Marymount University Spring Break 2013: March 4th – March 8th 2013

http://www.lmu.edu/about/services/registrar/Academic_Calendars/Spring_2013.htm

HIGH SCHOOL

Palisades Charter High School Spring Break 2013: March 25th – April 1st

http://www.teacherweb.com/CA/PalisadesCharterHighSchool/ScienceDept/calendar1.aspx

Milken Community Highschool Spring Break 2013: March 25th – April 5th 2013

http://calendars.milkenschool.org/?calInc=1&calLoc=/FAV1-0006E99A/&Date=20130401&calName=School%20Calendar%2012-13&calView=0

Harvard-Westlake School Spring Break 2013: March 25th – April 5th, 2013

http://www.hw.com/

Brentwood School Spring Break 2013: March 21st – April 7th

http://www.bwscampus.com/news/detail.aspx?pageaction=ViewSinglePublic&LinkID=2478&ModuleID=212

Oakwood School Spring Break 2013: March 25th – April 8th

http://www.oakwoodschool.org/podium/default.aspx?t=125730

The Buckley School Spring Break 2013: March 22nd – April 8th

http://www.buckley.org/calendars/index.aspx

Winward School Spring Break 2013: March23rd – April 8th

https://www.windwardschool.org/podium/default.aspx?t=2262&rc=1

Archer School for Girls Spring Break 2013: March 25th – April 29th

http://www.louisearcherpta.org/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=14&Itemid=14

Loyola High School Spring Break 2013:  March 29th – April 7th  Easter Break

http://www.loyolahs.edu/calendar/

Crossroads school Spring Break 2013: Not found

http://www.xrds.org/

Wildschool Spring Break 2013: not found

http://www.wildwood.org/

Beverly Hills High School & BHHS Spring Break 2013: April 1st – April 5th

http://bhhs.bhusd.org/district_calendars.jsp

To request an appointment:

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Spanish 101 Class

Spanish 101 class

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We bring to you this unique opportunity to start building blocks in the process of learning to speak Spanish. You will achieve your goals through our brain friendly and dynamic methodology that shows you the proper ways to speak Spanish.

Call Dalila now @ (310) 403-3001 or send us your name, number, and favorite e-mail at dalila@laspanish.com

In our Spanish 101 class, you will learn all the basic elements and simple grammar rules that will make you speak Spanish since day one. Our students feel really rewarded when they get engaged in simple conversations and moreover, when they discover the ways to start producing their own sentences.

Feel amazed at our Spanish 101 class, when you can also manage to Speak Spanish. We will break it down for you to absorb Spanish as if it were your native language.

Call Dalila now @ (310) 403-3001 or send us your name, number, and favorite e-mail at dalila@laspanish.com

What people are saying: “… I got 10 min late for my first Spanish 101 Class and I heard everyone speaking in Spanish. I thought I was in the wrong class, but immediately I also started speaking like my classmates. It was amazing!” … Christina – A happy newly Spanish speaker!

Spanish 101- Introductory Class – 3-22-13

Spanish 101- Introductory Class – 3-22-13

Time: 10:00am

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Feeling like you can not move from “Hola ” or “¿Dónde está el baño? ” in Spanish?

Join us at our Introductory Spanish language class and discover the Spanish way to make sentences and speak Spanish properly.

Call Dalila now @ (310) 403-3001 or send us your name, number, and favorite e-mail at dalila@laspanish.com

In our Introductory Spanish language class, you will learn the foundations of Spanish language. We will show you how to recognized essential rules, applying them in essential Spanish conversation since day one. Spanish has its ways. But they are simple, not complicated!

Like our students from our Introductory Spanish language class, come and discover little simple elements and rules you can apply in your Spanish conversation right away, helping you deliver your ideas as full sentences and the most important thing, saying them with ease and fluency.

What people are saying: “ Before this class, I only knew how to say “Hola” or “Senyorita bonita”. Now I can express myself in simple sentences, not only words”… Roberto [Robert] – A happy newly Spanish speaker!

Call Dalila now @ (310) 403-3001 or send us your name, number, and favorite e-mail at dalila@laspanish.com