Hello everybody! Here is this week's list of Spanish resources. With each resources, I give you multiple ways of using it so you can plan to work with each resource for 1-2 days to really get the most out of it. Make sure you pair this with last week's 3 Spanish readings and you've got all of the resources you'll need for the week! Maybe even for two! Again, the goal is to get your Daily Spanish Lesson in for 15-20 minutes. You want to keep it short and fun without any stress
Whoops! A new post on a Sunday?? Well, you see... I dropped the ball. But I'm going to blame it on the fact that last Thursday was Valentine's Day and we were just out celebrating it up! (Even though really we stayed at home and ordered a pizza) Though a few days late, here's another great Spanish resource for you! I've given you 3 short readings PLUS a vocab & grammar list for each reading PLUS discussion questions that you can either answer out loud, do a timed writing, or
Hello everybody! Here is this week's weekly Spanish resources. Remember, the idea is to work with the same resource for 2-3 days changing up how you use it. That way you can hit all types of communication (listening, writing, reading, speaking) and really soak in the new vocab and grammar you're working with. I've give you a couple of ideas below but feel free to get creative. Let me know in the comments below how you used each resource! Just plan for 15-20 minutes daily and
This episode is pretty awesome if you're interested at all in traveling... I mean let's be honest... who isn't?? Especially once you get those language skills down, there'll be literally nothing stopping you from hopping on a flight to the land of your dreams. My dream land.... Puerto Rico, always and forever. Why I am so in love with that island?? Hmmm..... another podcast episode for sure! But for now, take some time to relax and listen to my stories from my time in Guatema
Bonjour! And that's it. That's all I remember from French class. Ay yi yi. Here's this week's Spanish resource for your daily practice! Ideas of how to use each resource included below.
6 short readings including vocab & grammar explanation PLUS discussion questions
How to use the readings:
Step 1 - Read 1 reading.
Step 1.5 - If necessary, translate the readings!
Step 2 - Look through the grammar & vocab explanation
Step 2.5 - It'd be a GREAT idea to write sentences u
Hello everybody! Hope week 2 of the new year has treated everybody well! It looks like we may get our first snow day in GA in a couple of days so I'm stocking up on Nutella, hot chocolate, and Spanish-Language Netflix shows. Speaking of.... anybody have any good recommendations? The last one I watched was Elite and I LOVED it! So anything like that and I'll watch it.... let me know!! As always, I have your weekly list of Spanish resources. Remember, the idea is to work with t
Let the New Year begiiinnn!! Have you started any of your new goals? My husband's goals are to be more active and to eat more soup (he's a weirdo.) So yesterday we started the New Year by hiking 6 miles and then going over to my parents' to eat some of my mom's homemade soup. And then today, I made a delicious white chicken chili from Ambitious Kitchen. I'd say he started off the new year on the right foot. As for my goals, I don't really have any. I want to have some but I j
It's my last email of 2018! And I wanted to ring in the new year with a few Spanish resources for you to finish this year strong!
I love this time of the year because it means I get to see a lot of family members I don't usually see. Like my 2 year old nephew! He's very active right now and extremely curious. He loves to just grab everything he sees. But he's also very vocal! He can almost say the whole alphabet perfectly! I thought about him when I saw this short little S
4 years ago today, I was getting ready to walk down the aisle to greet my new husband with a big old smooch in the face! My wedding day was pretty exciting but it turns out that post-wedding life as in actual marriage is even more exciting. Not everything is glitter and butterflies and hearts and balloons. But there are so many great lessons I've learned about communication, sharing, patience, and acceptance. It's taken me four years and up to the moment that I'm writing this
If you look at Spanish textbooks, there's a certain sequence to them. They all start out with the same topics.... Family, Classes, Sports, Hobbies, so on and so forth. They also all start out with the same grammatical concepts.... Me gusta, AR verbs, numbers, adjectvies, so on and so forth. This sequencing can be very helpful and its success is backed by research. However, it can also be very limiting. The funny thing about language is that it is so unexpected. You can't time
The Internet has taken over the world. It’s taken over our entertainment, our hobbies, our careers, and even our education. Is that a bad thing? I’ll let you mull that over but let’s skip that question. The robots and machines are here so we might as well put them to good use. Now, I will admit apps confuse me. Technically, I’m a millennial and should understand all techy things but somehow I missed that boat. I don’t like them. They take space up in my phone and attempt to d
How to get started? I think this step is the hardest. Sometimes if you’ve been thinking about it for too long dreaming of the day when you can finally have a conversation in French/Russian/etc, it’s hard to turn that nimbus-like idea and turn it into action. So my one piece of advice is: just do something… anything! Choose one little thing to do and do that for 20 days in a row. Then after the 20 days, either change it to something else or just add one more action on top of t
Because of my job, I’ve had the pleasure of meeting many learners from different countries. Most of the time, these learners have been exposed to many different languages whether that be through friends, personal interest, or formal lessons. While you can’t say that all of them are bilingual or multilingual, you can definitely say that language learning is more infused into their culture than it is in ours. When you compare their abilities to the average monolingual American,
I wrote a post earlier about how reading is the most convenient way to practice a language. You have a 5 minute wait for your pizza to be ready? Get out your book and read! You have a 20 minute bus ride to the yoga class you’re taking? Get out your book! Yes, music is convenient too but if you’re anything like me… you have no idea where your headphones are at this moment. So reading it is! I’ve been reading more and more lately and thought I would share with you the treasures
The number one thing that has helped me with language learning? Reading. I don’t always have the desire to talk to myself in the mirror to practice French. Honestly, I have PLENTY of awesome podcasts/music in my L1 that I don’t always want to sacrifice in order to practice my L2. So what do I do? I read. It’s the handiest way to get a quick brush up on my language knowledge. The greatest thing about reading? It’s autodidactic. You are your own teacher. You choose what you wan