Entries by Alexis Fishbaugh

Mistakes Speaking Spanish as a Foreign Language

Depending on your native language, you might find yourself making mistakes that someone whose native language is different from yours might not make. This article is specific to native English speakers learning Spanish as a foreign language. We will discuss some common mistakes native English speakers make when learning Spanish.

How to Learn Spanish Quickly

Learning a new language can be very time consuming, but there are some simple things you can do, every day for 10 minutes or less, to speed up the learning process, and help your child increase their comprehension as they learn Spanish quickly.

Speak a Foreign Language | Why You Shouldn’t be Fearful

Many people report that speaking, or orally practicing a foreign language they are learning, can be terrifying. From our fear of failure, being judged and sounding silly, on top of added difficulty of putting to use new vocabulary and grammar structures, you may feel your brain shutting down. This can all boil down to a case of anxiety enough to make anyone want to give up or find many reasons to not speak the foreign language they are learning.

Mistakes Help You Learn a Second Language

Making mistakes is inevitable. Regardless of how hard we try, mistakes happen at some point in time, especially when learning something new, like learning a second language. Many people often experience a fear of failure because making blunders can make us feel silly and exposes our vulnerable side. However, what matters is what we make of these blunders and how we utilize them to our advantage. The good news is that we can learn from our mistakes and sometimes it’s these mistakes that end up making us much better at what we are trying to learn.

Spanish teachers learning a foreign language

Learning a foreign language, some say, requires a talent similar to learning to play a musical instrument. Although this may be true, one can learn to do both without possessing any talent at all. Lot’s of practice may be required, as neither is an easy task.

Spaced Repetition to Learn a Foreign Language

We have all experienced certain late-night cram sessions with hefty textbooks, academic notes and a steaming cup of coffee, trying to review a large amount of coursework in the hopes of retaining at least some of the information for the morning exam. From students to professionals, we often go through certain situations that require us to learn a lot of information in a limited period of time.

Spanish Christmas for Children is very Different from the Rest of the World

¡Feliz Navidad! The Christmas season is a special event all around the world, and it brings happiness, joy and excitement to many but especially to children. In Spain, the Christmas season is celebrated with family, and it includes more than just one special day. There are many different Spanish Christmas activities for children. Food, decoration, parades, gifts, songs, and dances are a big part of the tradition. Spanish Christmas for children is truly a special time.

Spanish Immersion Method: 5 Questions You Might Have

So parents, you want your child to learn Spanish helping him or her be a more well- rounded individual, broaden their horizons, and of course, provide them with more opportunities for their future. Your child learned their native tongue by actually living it, and being totally immersed in the language. They heard it from their family, radio, TV, and they spoke it every day until the language almost became a part of them, a kind of extremity. That is how natural language acquisition occurs, when one is covered with the language from head to toe. So why not use the same method when learning a second language such as Spanish?

Learn Spanish for Kids – Top 20 Important Words

¡Hola! ¿Cómo estás? ¿Cómo te llamas? With only few words and phrases your child will easily make a lot of new friends. Yes, you must have noticed that kids make friends quickly. Many of times they do not even need language for that, however knowing some phrases will definitely help the task. But why learn Spanish for kids?