10 Famous Japanese Expressions (and What They Really Mean)
You've probably heard the well-known idioms and expressions of wisdom in English. Phrases like "don't count your chickens before they hatch" and "don't put all your eggs in one basket." But these words of wisdom aren't exclusive to English. Here, Japanese teacher Kaoru N. explains the meaning behind 10 famous Japanese expressions...
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"A frog in a well never knows the vast ocean."
There was a frog who was born in a
Italian Vocabulary: Learn the Animal Kingdom
Is your child an animal lover? Below, Italian teacher Liz T. teaches a vocabulary lesson on how to name the different types of animals in Italian...
Is your child just starting to learn Italian? Keeping a child's attention while teaching him or her a new language can be difficult. Keep your child engaged by having him or her learn Italian vocabulary words for something he or she loves--animals!
Below are various Italian vocabulary words for the most common animals as well as ways to us
The Japanese Writing Systems for Beginners: Learn Kanji
When you're studying Japanese, you will learn new vocabulary, grammar, and writing systems. Now that you've been introduced to hiragana , it's time to talk about kanji. Here, Brighton, MA Japanese teacher Karou N. shares some effective study tips to help you learn kanji...
If youre interested in studying Japanese, and you've made up your mind to learn the language, theres no way to avoid kanji. Understanding kanji, and being able to read and write the letters correctly, is important for
How to Use Fun, Creative Songs to Teach Spanish to Kids
Experts say kids should begin learning other languages at a young age the younger the better. And with over 37 million Spanish-speaking residents in the U.S., making it the second most common language after English, learning Spanish is a great choice! But how can you make Spanish lessons for kids fun?
Singing with your children is a great way to introduce Spanish lessons for kids!
Start with the ABCs.
Spanish lessons for kids should always start with the ABCs. This Spanish alphabe
Jam Along to JPop: 6 Fun Songs to Help You Learn Japanese
While language lessons are the best, most effective way to learn Japanese, you can learn faster and have more fun when you listen to popular Japanese music.
J-Pop (Japanese pop) is great for beginning Japanese students because the songs have simple lyrics and catchy rhythms. Plus, Jpop has taken Japan, and the rest of the world by storm, so you may already be familiar with some of the most popular songs and Jpop artists.
Get ready to learn Japanese vocabulary and impress your friends a