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5 Fun German Vocabulary Games for Kids

5 Fun German Vocabulary Games for Kids

Do you want to keep your child or student engaged while learning German vocabulary? Below, German teacher Kimberly F. shares five fun games children can play to help memorize their German vocabulary... A great way to enforce and practice vocabulary with kids--and students of every age for that matter-- is to play fun and engaging games as a group. This way, students can learn from one another, discover new words, and review what they already know. Below are five German vocabulary games yo … Read More

5 Fun German Vocabulary Games for Kids
Do you want to keep your child or student engaged while learning German vocabulary? Below, German teacher Kimberly F. shares five fun games children can play to help memorize their German vocabulary... A great way to enforce and practice vocabulary with kids--and students of every age for that matter-- is to play fun and engaging games as a group. This way, students can learn from one another, discover new words, and review what they already know. Below are five German vocabulary games yo
Beginning Guitar: How to Build Up Calluses
There's no way around it, learning to play guitar is sometimes a painful process. If you're feeling like your guitar strings bit your finger, take this advice from guitar teacher Joe H.... Struggling to hold down the strings of your guitar without feeling like you are going to cut your finger wide open? Do you put your guitar away after just a few minutes of practicing with your fingertips gleaming red and feeling raw? Don’t worry! This is a common problem for the first few weeks or so of pla
How to Have a Terrible Band Practice in 10 Easy Steps
If you're anything like me, you're always trying to find ways to sharpen your skills as a musician and as a bandmate. Even though you try your best, there are still days when nothing seems to go right.  So I wondered, what would the absolute worst band practice really look like? Guitar teacher Jessica D. shares her nightmare vision of a rehearsal gone terribly, horribly wrong... Step 1: Nothing's worse than not knowing if your bandmate will show up for practice, so why not have a l
5 Famous Japanese Songs (and What They Really Mean)
When you're taking Japanese lessons, it's also fun to learn a little bit about Japan's culture and history. Music is a big part of that, and listening to Japanese songs is also a great way to expand your Japanese vocabulary. Japan’s culture blends past and present into a fusion of traditional and modern. This is evident in the music scene, which includes a vast array of artists who perform genres ranging from J-Pop (Japanese pop) to J-Punk. Many Japanese artists also continue to embrace tradi
The Revised SAT: What High School Students Need to Know
High school students can say "goodbye" to the SAT - the old version that is. Starting in March 2016, The College Board will introduce a redesigned SAT for students gearing up for college. So what do you need to know? The biggest difference to note is the essay portion at the end of the test. This will be an optional, timed, 50-minute essay depending on whether or not the school you are applying to requires it completed. The essay will focus on the assessment of your skills in developing a

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