Present Continuous (progressive)
El Presente Progresivo also known as El Presente Continuo
El Presente Progresivo describes a present action that is in progress at the moment of the discourse. In English this tense is called the present continuous (progressive).
This is how to form El Presente Progresivo:
estar [in the present tense] + gerund of second verb
Look at and listen to these examples:
Yo estoy hablando con mi madre.
I am talking with my mother.
Tú estás corriendo la maratón.
You are running the marathon.
Ella está aprendiendo a cocinar.
She is learning how to cook.
Nosotros estamos cantando.
We are singing.
See also: Spanish Present Tenses and All Spanish Tenses