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How Hispanics Celebrate Thanksgiving in the USA

There are approximately 52 million Hispanic people living in the United States and many will be celebrating Thanksgiving or “Día de Acción de Gracias”. While many Hispanic homes will be filled with the wonderful smell of turkey roasting in the oven, other traditional dishes will accompany the turkey at the table that reflect the unique Hispanic culinary heritage.

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Día de los Muertos | 5 Cities and How They Celebrate

Día de Los Muertos (The Day of the Dead) is not a time for sadness and morning but a time for happiness and celebration. From midnight October 31st through November 2nd, the veil between the living and the dead thins. The living remember and reunite with their family members who awaken from their eternal sleep and pass over from the land of the dead into the land of the living.

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Edutainment | Fun Education Best Learning Method

Entertainment and education have always had a complicated, uneasy relationship with each other because spending time with one usually means that you are neglecting the other. The truth is though, that being educated, while also being entertained, is the best way to learn!

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Practice Spanish | Five Best Spanish Speaking Cities

When learning Spanish, it is important to practice as much as you can. What better way to practice Spanish than traveling to countries and visiting cities where Spanish is the local language? Actual conversation with people who use Spanish in their everyday lives, fully interiorizes the language in your mind and your brain cements this knowledge on a much deeper level.

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Learn a Second Language | Advice of Polyglots

So you want to learn a second language? Or maybe a third? You want to become a polyglot, or someone who speaks multiple languages. Speaking more than one language opens up many opportunities in life, widens ones cultural awareness and, let’s just face it, is super cool. How many times have you heard someone speak another language, other than your mother tongue and been thoroughly impressed thinking “How do they do that?”. Well, we are going to discuss the top 5 advice of polyglots, on how to learn multiple languages effectively.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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About me

My name is Alexis Fishbaugh. I am originally from Sioux City, Iowa, but have lived the past 11 years in Bilbao, which is located in the North of Spain, close to the border of France. I have a Bachelor’s degree in Spanish from Florida International University and I have spent many years as an ESL (English as a second language) teacher here in Spain, teaching both at local language academies and also as an online teacher. I have also spent time working in International Logistics for various Spanish companies. I am beginning a new journey with Kids’ Club Spanish School and hope to bring the Spanish language to many children throughout the world!