Learning a foreign language here in America has been a requirement for high school graduation for such a long time that it’s blended into the static noise of earning a high school diploma.
One may wonder, “what am I really benefiting from learning a foreign language—such as Spanish—especially when I live in a predominantly English speaking area? What if I never travel? Work...Read More
Last week we learned about the Hammurabi code in our homeschool. Hamurabi was the sixth king in the Babylonian dynasty, which ruled in Mesopotamia 1894 to 1595 B.C. His code of 282 edicts etched in stone bears great similarities to the laws outlined in the Old Testament and many of the influences of these laws can even be seen in modern legal systems around the world today.
I am 37...Read More
If you’re looking for Spanish lessons for kids and you don’t know where to start, this post is for you!
As parents, we all want the best education for our children and a second language is an important part of that. Having decided that you want your kids to learn Spanish, is a wonderful present for them as you’re giving them a headstart in life and opening a wide door to a world of new...Read More
If you’re studying Spanish, odds are that at some point you will want to track your learning progress and measure your language fluency. By doing that, you’ll be able to acknowledge how far you have come in your Spanish learning efforts.
Tracking your progress and measuring your fluency are crucial parts of your language learning process. Keep reading to learn the benefits of these...Read More
Homeschooling was never part of our plan. But, we all know what they say about plans. Over the last seven years of homeschooling my son and daughter, now in fifth grade and second grade, I’ve learned that flexibility is a critical part of the plan. Homeschooling is so much more than just educating your children at home, it’s truly a way of life and life is anything but...Read More
Recently my stepson was given the opportunity to participate in 1:1 Spanish lessons with Homeschool Spanish Academy. As a Board Certified Behavior Analyst (BCBA) and a former teacher, It intrigued me to see the methods and approaches used in teaching a “somewhat” foreign language to a student via online classes.
I say “somewhat” because Thomas was born in a Cuban family and primarily...Read More
Have you ever wondered why there are so many similarities between English and Spanish? If you still haven’t noticed them, let me help you with this useful comparison guide for Spanish learners.
The common characteristics that English and Spanish share make learning Spanish easier for native English speakers despite the undeniable differences between the two languages. ...Read More
It began when I had my first baby over ten years ago. For every special occasion, family and friends would ask the question, “What should I get for her as a gift?”
For the first couple of years, I could get away with a no gifts rule, but eventually my children were old enough to know that special occasions meant PRESENTS!
I knew I needed a response that would both honor my...Read More
If you come from a Spanish family or a duolingo family, you probably understand how important spending quality time with your family is when it comes to understanding your culture. Apart from engaging in usual family banter with your loved ones, you can also consider starting a family game night.
For the longest time, game nights have been known as the perfect way to create time for the...Read More
Get your child excited to learn a second language with this list of Spanish crafts!
Give your kid a break from the textbook by stepping into the world of creativity. Arts and crafts activities enable your child to have real-life experiences and opportunities to use what they learned in class. Art is more than just a hobby, it’s also a highly effective learning tool!
This fun Spanish...Read More