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
French Vocabulary: 5 False Cognates to Watch Out For
Cognates are words that sound similar and can mean the same thing across different languages. However, in French, there are some tricky cognates that don't mean what you might think they mean. French tutor Carol Beth L. shares five common French false cognates...
Due to their similar roots, French and English share some vocabulary and grammar. La table is table, la geographie is geography, and un film is a film otherwise known as a movie. Similar word pairs between two languages are known a
It's All in the Past: Conjugating Past Tense Japanese Verbs
Want to learn to describe past events in Japanese? Here, Ann Arbor, MI teacher Elaina R. shares some helpful hints to conjugate past tense Japanese verbs...
Unfortunately, past tense verbs are not as easy to conjugate as present tense and future tense Japanese verbs. Past tense Japanese verbs are still surprisingly simple to conjugate, however, compared with verbs in many European languages.
By breaking down the different verb endings and learning some memorization tips, you can give y
French Grammar Basics: When to Use Tu and Vous
Mixing up your tu's and vous? Let French tutor Carol Beth L. break it down for you...
As modern-day English speakers, most of us are accustomed to using only one word for you. It doesn't matter if we are talking to one person, many people, old people, young people, teachers, doctors, children, or anyone else. In some languages, this is not always the case and French is one of them. French grammar provides French-speakers with two ways to say you: tu (pronounce it almost like the English
Joyeuse Fête des Pères: French Vocabulary for Father's Day
Whereas France and the U.S. celebrate Mothers Day on different days in May, both countries celebrate Fathers Day on the same day every year: the third Sunday of June.
Known in France as Fête des Pères, young children often show appreciation for their fathers by making crafty items, such as ties and bow ties made out of paper and cardboard picture frames made from cereal boxes. Older children, like those in the U.S., will often buy their father a gift that they know he'd love.