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5 Fantastic and Free Spanish-Learning Websites for Kids

5 Fantastic and Free Spanish-Learning Websites for Kids

There are so many strategies for teaching Spanish to kids, but there's one element that should always be there: fun! Read on as tutor Breeana D. shares 5 Spanish websites for kids to bookmark!   It's easy to feel overwhelmed with the numerous websites on the Internet that claim to help students learn Spanish. Below are several websites that your child can visit daily and expect to discover something new and exciting each time. All five of these Spanish websites for kids include ac … Read More

5 Fantastic and Free Spanish-Learning Websites for Kids
There are so many strategies for teaching Spanish to kids, but there's one element that should always be there: fun! Read on as tutor Breeana D. shares 5 Spanish websites for kids to bookmark!   It's easy to feel overwhelmed with the numerous websites on the Internet that claim to help students learn Spanish. Below are several websites that your child can visit daily and expect to discover something new and exciting each time. All five of these Spanish websites for kids include ac
The Best Way to Learn Spanish Formal Commands
  Not sure when to use formal or informal commands in Spanish? Here, language teacher Jason N. shares his tips to help you understand the different types of commands, and the easy way to change Spanish verbs to commands...   When you're studying Spanish you will learn about the different types of commands. Commands in Spanish aren't as easy as they are in English. In English, there's no distinction between formal and informal commands. For example, to make the verb "to run
How to NOT Look and Act Like an American Tourist in Germany
Are you planning a trip to Germany? One of the keys to staying safe and not getting sucked into tourist traps is to blend in with the culture. In other words, when in Germany, do as the Germans do. Most American tourists don’t realize that there are certain things they wear that make them stick out like a sore thumb. A large backpack or fanny pack, for example, screams tourist. But it’s not just what American tourists wear, it’s also what they say and do. Certain gestures or greetings,
Is Japanese Hard to Learn? Find out the Truth
Learning any new language can seem difficult at first. If you're feeling apprehensive about learning Japanese, these tips from language tutor Carol Beth L. can help. Is Japanese hard to learn? Many people say so. I believe the answer can be yes or no—or both—depending on the individual. Japanese is often said to be a logical language that does not have anywhere near the whimsical inconsistencies or notorious exceptions of languages like English or French. English, in fact, can be very
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

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