How to Make the Most of Your Spanish Immersion Program
Excited about an upcoming study abroad trip? Spanish immersion programs are fantastic if you want to learn about a new culture and improve your Spanish-speaking skills! Here, Seattle, WA tutor Paola E. shares some must-read tips for making the most of your experience...
One of the ultimate goals of Spanish learners who are committed to becoming fluent is to take the biggest leap and join a Spanish immersion program in a country where Spanish is spoken. Al fin! (At last!) The Spanish t
Language Lessons vs. Self Study: Can You Teach Yourself Japanese?
Is it possible to teach yourself Japanese? While the best way to learn a language is always a private teacher or tutor, there are some things you can do at home to learn the basics. Here, language teacher Carol Beth L. weighs the pros and cons of Japanese lessons vs. teaching yourself.
Can you teach yourself Japanese? The simple answer is, yes. Like many new skills, given the right tools, some people can teach themselves. I have known people who have taught themselves Japaneseor another
5 French Holidays to Celebrate This Spring and Summer
When in France, party like the French do! Whether you're preparing to study abroad or you just want to bring a little piece of France into your home, French tutor Carol Beth L.'s guide to French holidays this spring and summer will give you something to celebrate...
French holidays share some similarities with American holidays, but they aren't all exactly the same nor do they occur at the same time. If you're looking for some fun French festivities, here are a few spring and summer holiday
Bonne Fête des Mères! French Vocabulary for Mother's Day
Here in the states, we celebrate Mother's Day on the second Sunday in May (psst that's May 10 this year!), but did you know that in France Mother's Day, known as la fête des mères, is celebrated either the last Sunday of May or the first Sunday in June? Despite the difference in timing, the French celebrate Mother's Day in many of the same ways we do, but with a few uniquely French touches.
First things first, if you want to celebrate this holiday as the French do, you'll need to know a bit o
Italian Pronunciation: Tips on How to (Almost) Speak Like a Native
Mastering Italian pronunciation is often the hardest thing about learning Italian. Don't get discouraged if you're having a hard time pronouncing words and phrases as it takes time and a lot of practice to get it right. Below, Italian teacher Delilah B. provides some tips on how to speak like a native Italian...
A lot of students ask me what is the best and easiest way to pronounce Italian words. While Italian pronunciation can be difficult for beginners, it's actually quite easy to pi