3 Ways to Help Kids Learn Spanish (That Make a Difference)
Should kids learn Spanish differently from adults, or does it matter? Find out in this guest post by Honolulu tutor Jinan B...
We've all heard that children are like sponges and can pick up language very easily. While children do have an incredible capacity to rapidly assimilate information, its important to keep in mind the differences in learning languages that exist between children and adults, and how to best make use of language learning for children. The following are some th
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.
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
Japanese Writing Systems for Beginners: Learn Romaji
When learning Japanese you're introduced to several writing systems, including hiragana, katakana, kanji, and finally - romaji.
Romaji simply means "Roman characters." You will typically use romaji when you type out Japanese sentences using a keyboard.
"Romaji is the representation of Japanese sounds using the western, 26-letter alphabet," says Donald Ash, creator of TheJapanGuy.com. "Romaji puts Japanese into a format that most Westerners can read and understand."
Although romaji i
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