Denver, Colorado – Common Ground International announced a Holiday Special for the latest version of their High School Spanish – 5 Essential Tools to Study Spanish & Learn Vocabulary app. Available for $4.99 on the App Store, the Quizlet Flashcard integration, normally an in-app purchase, is available for free for a limited time. This special holiday offer is available from December 20, 2013 to January 01, 2014.

This all-in-one Spanish study app, developed by Spanish teachers, gives students everything they need to get better grades, and even prepare for a trip abroad. The app is useful for students at all levels: Spanish 1 through Spanish 4, including AP Spanish, IB Spanish, and even college courses. The app includes tools for mastering Spanish vocabulary and grammar, as well as Spanish reading and listening comprehension. “Our High School Spanish app is a great study aid,” said Rory Foster, owner of Common Ground International. “Students use it to prepare for Spanish tests, improve their grades, and increase their proficiency in the language. We developed this app alongside a team of seasoned instructors with real-world experience in language acquisition, so our users can speak Spanish with confidence.”

The app includes five main sections, starting with a comprehensive Spanish dictionary and thesaurus with over 33,000 entries. The interactive dictionary allows for a bilingual word search, includes a “translate” function if the word isn’t already in the dictionary, and allows for users to hear Spanish words pronounced. Words can also be added from the Spanish dictionary to the Spanish flashcards for easy study later on.

“The Flashcards feature also makes for a great study aid,” added Foster. “We’ve selected the most important Spanish vocabulary words in a pre-made set of Flashcards, which are organized by theme and category. Of course, additional words can be added directly to the Flashcard section for customized study.” Integrated within the Flashcards section of the app is the Quizlet flashcard feature, which is normally available as an in-app purchase, but now being offered for free for a limited time. is an enormous bank of online flashcards that High School Spanish App users can now access and import directly into their mobile device.

The app also includes a Spanish Grammar module with study tools including mnemonics and songs. Even difficult topics like Ser vs Estar, Por vs Para, Preterit vs Imperfect, and Subjunctive vs Indicative are covered, along with verb conjugations in all tenses.

High School Spanish even makes it easy for students to write papers in Spanish. The Quick Tips and formatting reference provide students with a handy guide, along with special lists of transition and composition words that make writing Spanish papers a breeze.

The Reading/Listening comprehension section, modeled after AP Spanish comprehension tests, is also a great way to study and prep for exams. Users select authentic and culturally relevant texts for reading comprehension practice. After reading the selection, they respond to multiple choice questions and get their scores immediately. The listening comprehension practice section works similarly; users listen to pre-recorded selections about various topics and respond to related oral questions, and get their scores immediately. If users make a mistake, they’re given the option to see or listen to a hint from the original selection in order to help them correct their mistake.

High School Spanish App also offers free premium content for registered users on the application’s website. In addition to the app, Common Ground runs Spanish immersion programs in Costa Rica, and specializes in industry-specific Spanish and English language training.

* Spanish Dictionary and Thesaurus
* Spanish Grammar reference at your fingertips
* Spanish Writing Tips
* Spanish Vocabulary Flashcards
* Spanish Comprehension Tests

Device Requirements:
* Requires iOS 4.3 or later
* Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch
* Optimized for iPhone 5
* 21.7 MB

Pricing and Availability:
High School Spanish 1.9 is $4.99 (USD) at the App Store. Special Christmas offer! The in-app integration is available free of charge from December 20, 2013 to January 01, 2014.

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Common Ground International, a Spanish/English language solutions company based in Denver, Colorado, is dedicated to helping Spanish and English students and working professionals gain greater proficiency in the Spanish language. Copyright (C) 2013 Common Ground International. All Rights Reserved. Apple, the Apple logo, iPhone, iPad, iPad mini, iPod touch, and Mac are registered trademarks of Apple Inc. in the U.S. and/or other countries. Other trademarks and registered trademarks may be the property of their respective owners.

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