La Feria de Las Flores—the 64th annual Flower Festival in Medellin, Colombia—is scheduled for August 12-22, 2021!
Thousands foreign tourists and Colombian nationals attend this spectacular event each year. It’s one of Colombia’s key regional festivals and serves both a celebration of Medellín’s identity and a stunning display of the gorgeous flowers that are grown in the region. ...Read More
Some facts about South America are standard. It’s the fourth largest continent on Earth and covers a land area of 17.84 million square kilometers, for example. Packed with picturesque places to visit from mountains to beaches, exhilarating activities to take part in, and beautiful cultures to get to know, South America is a gem for travelers.
The 12 countries in South America are...Read More
La Fiesta de La Tirana is a giant annual Chilean festival held each July.
The history of the festival dates back centuries (to 1540!), and it’s founded in both legend and truth. Where is it celebrated? In the tiny town of La Tirana—located in the Tarapacá region of Chile, about 70 kilometers inland from the coastal city of Iquique.
The celebrations last 10 days and involve lots of...Read More
If you want to be an authentic, romantic Spanish speaker, knowing how to say “you’re beautiful” in Spanish is key.
Languages reflect cultures in which they’re spoken, and Latin America is truly a land of warm, friendly, and affectionate gente (people). In Cali, Colombia, for example, people on the street will smile and say things like “hola, mami” and “chao, papi” as a casual...Read More
What is pre-teaching? Pre-teaching refers to teaching the vocabulary that learners need to know before a lesson or activity.
Pre-teaching is a useful technique to help students draw on their previous knowledge and lay the foundation for future learning. It activates and primes students for the new Spanish vocabulary (or any subject) they’re learning.
Young children...Read More
Idioms for kids are age-appropriate phrases with a figurative meaning rather than a literal one. They tend to be tricky for language learners because they’re culture-specific, nuanced, and don’t always mean what they seem to mean.
For example, I could say that I want to show you the ropes of Spanish idioms and phrases. This expression indicates that I’m offering to teach you how to...Read More
What are the ideal characteristics of a teacher? In the 21st century, someone who takes teaching as a vocation needs certain personal and professional characteristics to effectively connect with students and inspire lifelong learning.
Great teachers work to create a challenging and nurturing environment for learners. Whether you’re looking for a Spanish teacher, already working as...Read More
From time to time, everyone falls down; it’s time to get back up again and learn about caerse conjugation step-by-step! Caerse most commonly translates to “to fall” in English.
Caerse is a stem-changing -ER verb and a reflexive verb that refers to a person’s or animal’s fall. Depending on the context, it may mean:
to tumble to spill to fall...Read More
Do you want to fit the caber conjugation into your Spanish studies? If so, this is just the post for you!
Caber is an irregular Spanish -ER verb that means “to fit” (usually as in “to accommodate” or “to fit in”). In this lesson, we’ll examine caber conjugation and learn multiple forms, encompassing three moods:
Indicative (present, past, conditional, and future)Subjunctive...Read More
La natación—swimming in Spanish—is a refreshing, fun, and unique form of cardiovascular exercise and an amazing sport in its own right.
Swimming comes with a slew of benefits: burning calories, being easy on the joints, building muscular strength, and enhancing endurance. It’s cooling and refreshing in the summer.
Dive into this comprehensive guide to nouns, verbs, and...Read More