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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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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?

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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?

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Online Spanish Classes Near Me

Parents want to minimize their time spent driving to and from different activities and thus increase their own available time to enjoy life. Then along came online learning, totally and completely revolutionizing the idea of extracurriculars. Finally, a solution for the busy parent.

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Five Fantastic Bilingual Books in Spanish for Kids

One of the best ways to learn Spanish for kids or any other foreign language is to read it. In fact, this is how a lot of us learned grammar structure and acquired vocabulary in our own native language. Bilingual books are a great way to ease into reading in another language.

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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!