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Spanish winter holidays

Spanish Winter Holidays Vocabulary

Spanish winter holidays come every year during December. Classrooms filled with decorations and word walls show the many different celebrations from around the world. Even in world language classrooms, you often see maps and boards full of descriptive festivities. Well, why not have time during lessons to celebrate holidays from around the world? Besides, children see many displays around the cities, malls, and shopping areas.…

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Hispanic Heritage Month Resources

Celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month with these easy to use resources for lesson planning and activities

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Hispanic culture

Teaching children about Hispanic culture

Hispanic culture is fun and educational when teaching children about it. It opens up the window of opportunity to learn more than Hispanic culture. They learn about famous Hispanic writers, cultural arts, and folklore music. In teaching Hispanic culture to children, it is always best to learn it from the source. However, when it’s almost impossible to accomplish, there are other alternatives. Teaching them about…

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Immersion program ideas for grades K-1: 10 ways to incorporate Spanish topics

Bilingual children learn best when language topics are shown in a fun and entertaining way. It is even more fun when reading and grammar concepts are easily tied to puppet shows and stories. But how can parents and educators add simple immersion program ideas to learning Spanish? Immersion Program Ideas for Bilingual Classes Background Immersion programs are categorized in 3 simple ways: one-way, two-way, and full immersion classes.…

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Five useful tips to select a good reference book

When you decide to take the big leap to start learning Spanish or even refresh a few words or phrases, how do you go about selecting the right tools to do so? When selecting Spanish reference books, you may want to consider a few features. Ask yourself, what is it that I want this book or software to help me with? Do I want easy on-the-go…

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learning spanish grammar

Learning Spanish grammar for beginners: 3 key punctuation and gender points

In learning Spanish grammar, have you noticed the different signs in Spanish such as questions marks, (¿?) and exclamation marks, (¡!), which appear at the beginning and end of questions or exclamations. These are used to either ask a question or express a concern. How are question and exclamation marks used in Spanish grammar? Let’s see how we use them: Can you please pass the salt?¿Me puedes…

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Learning Spanish diphthongs: Strong and weak vowel formation

When learning Spanish as a second language, it is often unanticipated how to pronounce certain vowel combinations. Spanish grammatical rules indicate that diphthongs are essential in pronunciation and reading. But what are diphthongs in understanding Spanish? Diphthongs are combinations of two vowels that can sounds almost as one. It is best defined as …known as a gliding vowel, refers to two adjacent vowel sounds occurring…

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Educational Spanish music: 4 reasons to motivate children to learn

From “Itsy Bitsy Spider” to “Old MacDonald had a Farm”, these classic rhymes and songs have helped children with language skills, vocabulary, memorization, and syllable formation. Children can capture the essence of reading by using music to learn. What a fun way to learn concepts by just singing your favorite tunes. That’s what many experts consider educational music or music learning to be. In educational music…

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7 fun Spanish nursery rhymes and lyrics for preschoolers

Why do children love nursery rhymes and fun lyrics that they can easily remember to sing to? Perhaps, one reason is that they are fun to memorize. But one of the main reasons is that it is fun to say silly rhymes. Many of the nursery rhymes have silly saying and stories. And these fun rhymes are what motivate children to read and learn word patterns. In…

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