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Tips in Learning a Second Language

Taking the leap to learn another language can be a difficult one. It involves selecting the proper program regardless of age group. Adults that want to continue learning a second language need a different curriculum than preschoolers or young children. Adolescents and young adults need different parameters and reading materials. As a matter of fact, it also involves a notion of what you want out of…

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Spanish lesson for kids: Learning about colors

Colors, magnificent as they are, can describe the very essence of where we live. They illustrate every single detail about where and how we see the world around us. From a shirt to a milk cup, colors can tell us whether the shirt is red or the milk cup is yellow. But how can our eyes detect and identify the different colors we see?

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Immersion program ideas for grades K-1: 10 ways to incorporate Spanish topics

Bilingual children learn best when language topics are shown in a fun and entertaining way. It is even more fun when reading and grammar concepts are easily tied to puppet shows and stories. But how can parents and educators add simple immersion program ideas to learning Spanish? Immersion Program Ideas for Bilingual Classes Background Immersion programs are categorized in 3 simple ways: one-way, two-way, and full immersion classes.…

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Spanish books for kids: Teaching children to get dress

Do you often struggle with children to get them dress before heading out the door? It’s not easy to teach kids the importance of getting dress. It’s more than a struggle. But how can parents help children in getting dress? Picture books are excellent resources to help educate children about getting dress. Whether it’s using the proper clothes for adequate whether or using dress-up costumes for…

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Five useful tips to select a good reference book

When you decide to take the big leap to start learning Spanish or even refresh a few words or phrases, how do you go about selecting the right tools to do so? When selecting Spanish reference books, you may want to consider a few features. Ask yourself, what is it that I want this book or software to help me with? Do I want easy on-the-go…

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Learning Spanish grammar for beginners: 3 key punctuation and gender points

In learning Spanish grammar, have you noticed the different signs in Spanish such as questions marks, (¿?) and exclamation marks, (¡!), which appear at the beginning and end of questions or exclamations. These are used to either ask a question or express a concern. How are question and exclamation marks used in Spanish grammar? Let’s see how we use them: Can you please pass the salt? ¿Me…

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Learning Spanish diphthongs: Strong and weak vowel formation

When learning Spanish as a second language, it is often unanticipated how to pronounce certain vowel combinations. Spanish grammatical rules indicate that diphthongs are essential in pronunciation and reading. But what are diphthongs in understanding Spanish? Diphthongs are combinations of two vowels that can sounds almost as one. It is best defined as …known as a gliding vowel, refers to two adjacent vowel sounds occurring…

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Spanish books for children to learn about Thanksgiving

Giving thanks is an important part of Thanksgiving; it is also a great time to gather with families and friends. Since the first time the pilgrims gathered around their tables with Native Americans to celebrate this holiday, it was also a moment to recognize family and to give thanks for the harvest that year. Amid the Thanksgiving parades, football games and feasts, this time is…

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Spanish books for children to learn about farm animals

Farm animals are great topics to introduce science and common Spanish terms to children. The terms for each animal can easily be associated with simple picture books. Many children may have seen ducks, chickens, cows, horses, and other farm animals at some point in their lives. But how can they captivate a child’s learning span? Children can recognize some of these animals but parents can…

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