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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
Jet Set to Japan: The Top 10 Japan Travel Blogs
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10 French Words and Phrases You Already Use Every Day
If you're a beginning French student, you might be surprised when you notice how many words and phrases you already sort of know in French. French tutor Lizzie S. shares 10 of the most common French words English speakers might already know... Since arriving in the US, I have been surprised to find a little bits of French words and expressions everywhere. Why do so many words look like a mix of English and French and why are some phrases taken completely from the French? First, it's import
10 Important Differences Between Spanish & Portuguese
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5 Excellent Spanish Exercises for Beginners
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