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24 Smart Study Tips to Get an "A" in Spanish Class

24 Smart Study Tips to Get an "A" in Spanish Class

Want to get a better grade in Spanish class? If you're struggling with homework, tests, or classroom participation, it's time to figure out a strategy for success. Read on to learn several tips from Spanish teachers and tutors, including TakeLessons tutor Joan B....   As a longtime Spanish teacher, I've seen it all in the classroom. From students who struggle to students who ace every test, decades of teaching and observing students' study and test-taking habits have made it clear tha … Read More

24 Smart Study Tips to Get an "A" in Spanish Class
Want to get a better grade in Spanish class? If you're struggling with homework, tests, or classroom participation, it's time to figure out a strategy for success. Read on to learn several tips from Spanish teachers and tutors, including TakeLessons tutor Joan B....   As a longtime Spanish teacher, I've seen it all in the classroom. From students who struggle to students who ace every test, decades of teaching and observing students' study and test-taking habits have made it clear tha
The 7 Best Japanese Videos for Language Students
  Japanese videos are fantastic to help you practice the skills you're learning in your Japanese lessons. Whether you're a beginner or an intermediate student, it's easy to find a video series that suits your needs. Here are our recommendations for the best videos to help you learn Japanese. 1. JapanesePod101 Set in a classroom, complete with a white board and pointer, this video demonstrates how to introduce yourself in Japanese. The instructor explains the phrases and p
15 Funny French Phrases (And What They Really Mean)
Just like English, French has a lot of idiomatic words and phrases, and some are fairly easy to puzzle out (for example, someone who "drinks like a hole", is drinking a great deal). Others are, to put it mildly, less obvious, especially when you are learning French. Here are some of the strangest French phrases you're likely to run across in otherwise harmless conversation. 1. Coup de foudre Only in French is it a good thing to be hit by a "stroke of lightning"; it means love at first sigh
French Verbs of Motion: Conjugating the Past Tense with Être
There's always more to learn about French verbs! Tutor Carol Beth shares an important difference you need to know about certain verbs in the passé composé... So perhaps you are beginning to have a handle on some of the basic verbal forms in French – le present, le futur, imparfait, and passé composé for most verbs. For the passé composé, however, if you only know how to form it with avoir as the auxiliary verb (le verbe auxiliaire), watch out! When expressing certain actions in the pas
11 Free (& Fun!) Resources for Teaching Spanish to Kids
Are you a parent interested in teaching Spanish to your kids? You've made a big -- but fantastic -- decision! Studies have shown the benefits of being bilingual in today's society; not only will you be making an impact on your child's communication skills and cognitive abilities, raising your child bilingual will help set him or her up for success later on in life. Teaching Spanish to kids is easy if you speak the language yourself, but where do you start if you don't already speak it?

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