February 25, 2020

Many streaming platforms including Netflix, Amazon, and Hulu offer a variety of shows and programs in Spanish. This is a great opportunity to practice your listening skills and to improve your vocabulary. Here are some tips that will help you get the most from watching...

February 13, 2020


¡Hola a todos! Every day we send hundreds of texts in messaging apps. We try to be quick and efficient, and often write on the go.

Let's learn some of the abbreviations we can use for texting in Spanish.

salu2 – ¡saludos! – Hi, hello, bye!

k tl? – ¿qué tal? – h...

December 13, 2019

  • 1. Study 30 minutes every day.

    • Studying every day is VERY important. It is better to study 30 minutes every day than to study 5 hours twice a week. In fact, many studies show that studying small things every day for half an hour g...

July 2, 2019

It is finally July, and the weekend of 4thof July is coming up so soon! Here is a brief history of America’s favorite holiday in case you didn’t know. Fourth of July, also known as Independence Day, has been a federal holiday in the United States since 1941. On July 2n...

December 13, 2018

Finding time to practice a language is one of the biggest challenges that all language learners face. There just never seems to be enough hours in the day to achieve everything you want to do. And unfortunately, when you’re very busy language learning can easily become...

December 5, 2018

  1. Foreign Language study creates more positive attitudes and less prejudice toward people who are different.

  2. Analytical skills improve when students study a foreign language.

  3. Business skills plus foreign language skills make an employee more valuable in the...

November 28, 2018

1. “In the House” (Dans la maison)

Director François Ozon is often associated with “New French Extremism” and the cinéma du corps (cinema of the body), both of which commonly refer to films of an edgy, transgressive nature. However, Ozon and many of the other direc...

November 6, 2018

The term Third Culture Kid was first conceived in the 1950s by American social researchers Ruth and John Useem to define individuals who were raised in a culture different to that of their parents’ culture during their developmental years. As explained by Andrea M. Moo...

October 31, 2018

Feminine or masculine, that is the question you often ask yourself as a French learner. After hours trying to figure out why “cheveux” (hair) is masculine and “chaise” (chair) feminine, you came to the inevitable conclusion: the gender of French nouns was randomly chos...

October 16, 2018

"Now, it's a common myth that children are much better language learners than adults. Unfortunately, this is a myth that's perpetuated wherever you go, and is often used by adults to justify not trying so hard themselves…

'Children just soak up languages like a sponge,...

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