The different meanings of the English word “middle,” whether to express “average” or to be “in the midst of something” or “half-way through,” each have different solutions in Spanish. Go beyond the dictionary with this article.
“You’re on your way,” “Way to go”… the many forms of the English word “way” prove this to be a very versatile word. This piece shows you the way to greater fluency in Spanish by being able to express this high-frequency word correctly in Spanish.
You’re getting warm if you’re looking for ways to say “warm” in Spanish. Look no farther! Warm is a great word whose connotations are all positive. Explore the various ways in which warmth is expressed, from weather to emotions.
Every successful student of Spanish can look back and recall the brick walls he or she faced as they tried to master Spanish. This article is for beginners so they can look forward, and know that what they are going through in their first year is normal.
Interested in becoming a professor of a foreign language — a university professor? This article describes the process, the steps along the way, what the goals are at each step, regardless of the language you wish to one day teach. There are slight institutional variations, but this is the basic map
The lights may go out. You need alternatives to constantly emerging technology. This is tried and true: Keep students on their toes with this low-tech method for doing intensive grammar review using nearly any text originally composed in the target language, with Spanish for an example.
The second student of the group of four assigned to present a case study of a country covers history. He or she follows the student who has covered geography. Read how to guide the student, providing the a framework most likely to ensure a successful and confidence-building presentation.
This article is the last of four in a series about preparing oral presentations about countries by doing research with material written in the target language to answer basic questions about, respectively, geography, history, economy and finally culture. See format, suggestions, here.
Get a grip on verbs having to do with actions performed by our hands! Both English and Spanish have a multitude of verbs with as many nuances about taking hold of something, or having something in your hand. Here’s where you can grasp a lot of them!
Even a moment of reflection will reveal that this word is used in many ways in English. Obviously, each of these uses will require a different solution in Spanish. Learn about how to deal with this English word in Spanish.
Do successful foreign-language programs put too much faith in geographical displacement and not enough in the need to instill a psychological disposition to learn another language? Food for thought: the cost of tuition and travel is going up. Parents, Teachers, Students, Administrators, take note!
It may seem odd, but English speakers who learn Spanish need to learn to use fewer vowel sounds. No new ones! So here you’ll find some handy tongue twisters and instructions on how to use them in order to practice pronouncing Spanish vowels.
The Southern Cone is the name of the geographical region comprised of Argentina, Uruguay and Paraguay and southern Chile — called “Cono del Sur” in Spanish. Argentina and Uruguay are particularly identified with the dialect of the region (southern Chile and Paraguay less so). Learn more here!