Jan 06, 2017 - 11:31 AM
I was thinking the same thing and have been waiting to see an answer to your question. Nothing yet?
Jan 06, 2017 - 12:50 PM
Those are not equal. La semana que viene always makes reference to the week that comes next to the current week. La semana próxima could be the week after one that could be months away. For example if you said Quiero ir a España la primera semana de octubre, and your friend says "No puedo, vamos la próxima semana“ this could not be used with "la semana que viene". So probably Fluenz decided to make it clear that we're talking about the week following the current one. As an aside, in Mexico i've heard "La semana que entra" or "la semana entrante" for "La semana que viene".
Jan 06, 2017 - 05:38 PM
I've been waiting so long for an answer LOL Thank you Fabrice!!! That makes sense now. I do believe I have heard my mexican friends say those other expressions for it as well. Rings a bell.