How to Support Your Japanese Student
It's important to encourage your son or daughter as he or she is learning Japanese. While it's easy to remind your child or teen to practice, there are some other things you can do to help him or her succeed. These tips from language teacher Carol Beth L. will help you support your Japanese student...
1. Know Your Student's Goals
Why does your son or daughter want to learn Japanese? Is it required in school? Does he or she want to speak with others in Japanese? Is your student interested in an
Make Learning Fun: The Best Japanese Learning Games
There are lots of great ways to teach yourself Japanese through interactive, fun games. While its best to learn to speak conversational Japanese with one-on-one tutoring, you can start learning basic words and phrases with video-based games and puzzles.
It will take time and dedication (plus a really great teacher) to learn the Japanese language, but you can have fun playing Japanese learning games to get started.
Video game designers have created several versions of Japanese learning
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
5 Things Your Spanish Teacher Never Told You
Want to learn a new language? If you took a Spanish class in high school or college, you may have faint memories of simple vocabulary words and Día de los Muertos parties. But Spanish can be much more than just a language elective in school. Read on as Carmichael, CA Spanish tutor Joan B. explains...
Spanish teachers relish the times when their students have aha moments; seeing students putting together all of the grammar, vocabulary, and colloquial understanding of the language t
Build Your French Vocabulary: How to Tell Time in French
For our last French vocabulary lesson, tutor Carol Beth L. taught us numbers, counting, and basic math. Now, it's time to put that knowledge to work with this lesson on telling time in French...
So, are you confident with your numbers in French yet? Telling time is a wonderful way to practice and is very helpful in everyday life! Let's start with a few basic words and phrases:
L'heure the time
Quelle heure est-il? What time is it?
(Say: Kel Ur
Il est ______ heures. It is _