8 Powerful Tips to Improve Spanish Reading Comprehension
Struggling with Spanish reading comprehension? Here are some helpful tips from Honolulu tutor Jinan B...
Are you intimidated by texts, magazines, or books in Spanish? Do you feel overwhelmed at the thought of reading and understanding written Spanish? The following tips will allow you to increase your Spanish reading comprehension and help you feel assured as you navigate new linguistic territory.
1. Notice the title and any photos or graphics in the text.
These things will give y
Grammar Practice for Beginners: 3 Ways to Use Japanese Particles
When you're learning Japanese, you will be introduced to Japanese particles. Similar to prepositions in English, these words help to determine the role of other words within a sentence. Sound confusing? Don't worry. Here, Brighton, MA Japanese teacher Karou N. breaks down how to use Japanese particles...
Particles, functional parts of speech which indicate grammatical relationships between words, are important in any language. In the Japanese language, particles are categorized by functi
French Grammar Rules: Conjugating Regular Verbs in the Imparfait
The French language uses several different verb forms to talk about events that occurred in the past. French tutor Carol Beth L. shares her guide to one of those forms, the imparfait...
So, perhaps you've learned how to use the passé composé to talk about events in the past tense. The passé composé is a good way to discuss single events that happened once or at a specific point in time.
J'ai passé deux ans en France. I spent two years in France.
Elle a fait ses devoirs hier. She did her h
French Grammar Basics: When to Use Tu and Vous
Mixing up your tu's and vous? Let French tutor Carol Beth L. break it down for you...
As modern-day English speakers, most of us are accustomed to using only one word for you. It doesn't matter if we are talking to one person, many people, old people, young people, teachers, doctors, children, or anyone else. In some languages, this is not always the case and French is one of them. French grammar provides French-speakers with two ways to say you: tu (pronounce it almost like the English
10 Common Italian Stereotypes That Are Actually True
Italy, the land of contemporary fashion, historical art and... men who adore their mothers, hand-gesturing enthusiasts, and gatherings about Dante?
While most Italian stereotypes are inaccurate--for example, all Italians are not mobsters and the men don't look like Super Mario--there are a handful of stereotypes that hold some small kernel of truth.
Below are the 10 most common Italian stereotypes that are actually true.
10 Common Italian Stereotypes
1. Italians Can't Liv