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Help! What to Do if You Get Nervous When Speaking Spanish

Help! What to Do if You Get Nervous When Speaking Spanish

Do you get nervous when you have to speak Spanish, even if you've taken months -- or years -- of classes or lessons? You're not alone. Read on as Spanish tutor Emmanuel N. shares his tips for battling your nerves and becoming more confident...   When it comes to speaking a language, there are two ways of being good at it – the more scholastic way (reading, writing, and speaking all 'by the book') and the more layman’s way (mostly conversation-centered, using the common vernacular of a … Read More

Help! What to Do if You Get Nervous When Speaking Spanish
Do you get nervous when you have to speak Spanish, even if you've taken months -- or years -- of classes or lessons? You're not alone. Read on as Spanish tutor Emmanuel N. shares his tips for battling your nerves and becoming more confident...   When it comes to speaking a language, there are two ways of being good at it – the more scholastic way (reading, writing, and speaking all 'by the book') and the more layman’s way (mostly conversation-centered, using the common vernacular of a
30+ Cinco de Mayo Activities, Worksheets, & Recipes for Kids
Countdown to Cinco de Mayo! If you're a Spanish teacher, a private tutor, or a parent teaching Spanish to your child, this is a great time of the year to focus on Mexico's rich history. Whether you're looking for printables, games, Cinco de Mayo vocabulary, or traditional recipes to try, we've rounded up the best of the best to explore with your kids! But First, Why Do We Celebrate Cinco de Mayo? Cinco de Mayo is a holiday that is celebrated in both the U.S. and Mexico. This day, the 5th o
The Best Way to Learn Japanese: 11 Proven Study Methods That Work
If you're taking Japanese lessons, you probably want to know how to study smarter, not harder. Maximize your learning with these study tips from language teacher Elaina R... Japan has a lot to offer: great food, interesting culture, and wonderful sightseeing. As a result, lots of English speakers want to learn Japanese. Unfortunately, Japanese isn't always easy to learn. Not only are there new phonetics and grammar; the written language consists of thousands of intricate characters. So
Italian Words and Phrases for the Summer [Slideshow]
Are you traveling to Italy this summer or simply want to brush up on your Italian vocabulary? Below, Italian teacher Nadia B. shares some useful Italian words and phrases for the summer... It's summertime, which means it's time for some fun in the sun. In addition to your sunblock and hat, don't forget to bring along these helpful Italian words and phrases for the summer (or, in Italian, l'estate). In doing so, you can continue to enrich your Italian studies, while also having some fun. It
30 Excellent Career Options for Spanish Speakers [Infographic]
You know the benefits of being bilingual, but how should you put your Spanish skills to the best use? Here, Jason N. shares several jobs for Spanish speakers to consider, from careers in health care to government positions to tourism coordinators...   Let’s start off with good news! If you are bilingual in Spanish and English, you probably aren’t struggling to find employment! Being bilingual clearly makes you a more desirable candidate in the workforce. As I have mentioned in

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