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11 Free (& Fun!) Resources for Teaching Spanish to Kids

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? … Read More

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?
Learn Spanish Grammar: Intro to the Subjunctive Mood
You've learned about how to conjugate verbs in Spanish, and have a basic command of the language. Next up? Understanding the subjunctive mood! Read on as tutor Jason N. explains...   As you're learning Spanish, it's a smart idea to keep track of your progress. Your teacher or tutor can help you with this; if you're learning on your own, try testing your Spanish here. So, what's next once you can communicate the basics comfortably and confidently? Advanced students who want to t
25 MORE Spanish Writing Prompts for Beginners
A while back, Spanish tutor Joan B. shared a list of easy writing prompts for practicing Spanish. Readers loved these, so we're back with even MORE Spanish writing prompts to try!    Writing in Spanish is not only an essential skill on its own; practicing writing will also improve your vocabulary, increase your understanding of grammar concepts, and enhance your communication skills both in written and spoken forms. The following are 25 Spanish writing prompts that will stimula
Spanish Verb Conjugation: Helpful Charts & Tips
A big part of learning to speak Spanish is an understanding of basic grammar rules -- and one of the first things you'll need to know is Spanish verb conjugation. LetÂ’s start with the most important question: why is it important to learn conjugation? Conjugation enables us to use verbs to describe real live situations and events. Without knowing how to conjugate verbs we would not be able to form coherent sentences. Just like in English, conjugating verbs (along with other Spanish grammar basi
20 Spanish Traditions, Customs, and Superstitions
One of the best ways to improve your understanding of the Spanish language is to learn more about Spanish traditions. A major aspect of any culture is its traditions. Spain, and other Spanish-speaking countries like Mexico, have very unique traditions that are fascinating to learn about, and they might just inspire you to plan a visit soon! No matter where you are in your Spanish lessons, you will love learning about the Mexican and Spanish traditions, holidays, and customs on this lis

Spanish in Detroit

Are you considering taking Spanish lessons in Detroit? Detroit has a very vibrant Hispanic population with Mexicantown at its epicenter. Of the city’s estimated 700,000 residents, nearly seven percent identify themselves as Hispanic or Latino. That means you’ll have plenty of great opportunities to practice and learn the language and lots of places where you can soak in Hispanic culture.

Supplementing Your Spanish Lessons in Detroit

There are several great ways for you to supplement your Spanish lessons with activities that will help you master the language faster. One way is to visit the many great Mexican restaurants in Detroit. When you read a menu written in Spanish, you’re getting a great lesson Spanish grammar and vocabulary.

Another great way to compliment your Spanish lessons in Detroit is to watch Spanish television stations and programs. Many of the stations have closed-captioned translations that will show in English what the actors are saying in Spanish.

When you listen to the pronunciation by native speakers, you’ll start to develop conversational Spanish skills. If there are any Spanish-speaking radio programs featuring Latin American music, you should tune in and listen for a couple hours per week, too.

Exploring Hispanic Culture in Detroit

A great way for you to stay inspired to continue taking Spanish lessons in Detroit is to visit the city’s Hispanic neighborhoods and venues. Mexicantown, which is located along Bagley Ave. and Vernor Highway near the Detroit River on the city’s east side, has many great venues to visit where you can immerse yourself in Hispanic and Latin American culture.

The Discoteca La Rancherita on Springwells St. features merengue and salsa music, and is one of the most popular Hispanic clubs and social spots in the city. Los Galanes restaurant on Bagley Ave., which offers authentic Mexican food and live music, is another great restaurant. During the summertime, the outdoor patio at Los Galanes is a popular spot for sipping margaritas, listening to Spanish music, and taking in the view of Mexicantown.

Another area you should check out is the Mexican Village restaurant also located on Bagley Ave., which is the oldest and, according to many, the best dining spot in Mexicantown. When done dining, the Matrix Theatre offers original plays and hosts community events. You can even participate in weekly Spanish-language mass at the Most Holy Redeemer Church on Junction St., which is popular among Mexicantown locals and others.

Annual Hispanic Festivals

When you’re taking Spanish lessons in Detroit, you’ll want to check out the many great festivals that are held in Mexicantown. Many of these festivals are considered to be among the best festivals in the city. The annual Cinco de Mayo Festival in May celebrates Mexico’s victory over the French military during the Battle of Puebla on May 5, 1862. The annual Dia de la Muertos celebration in the fall also is a popular annual event that features music and celebrates Hispanic culture.

These are just a few of the venues and resources within Detroit available to Spanish learners. Speed up your language learning and immerse yourself in the Spanish culture by visiting any one of the resources mentioned above.

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