Happy Labor Day!
Labor Day is a unique holiday that honors the everyday worker. It’s a great opportunity to educate your family on worker’s rights, child labor, and labor unions in US history. Labor Day also highlights the value and dignity of work and its role in American life.
New York City celebrated the first Labor Day on September 5, 1882 when the Knights of Labor held a parade to...Read More
¡Feliz Semana Santa!
“It’s the most wonderful time of the year. Dried flowers as carpets, fruit as carved trumpets, and colorful sawdust for everyone. It’s the happiest season of all.”
No, not Christmas. We are talking about Semana Santa, or “Holy Week” in English. This is normally the time when Christians celebrate Easter around the world. However, as always, Latin America...Read More
Do you remember the Fun with Spanish Flags blog post we shared with you a few weeks ago? With that post, we learned about the 21 Spanish-speaking countries in South America that not only have different flags, but also different currencies. Our currency travel guide attempts to organize the complicated matter of Spanish currencies in an understandable way that will be useful for you during...Read More
A big part of communication happens through spoken language. As opposed to written language, or the words we read and write, spoken language is everything we speak and hear. Another type of language we utilize is body language, or nonverbal communication. You may be wondering, what does this all have to do with TV and learning Spanish? Well, keep reading & you’ll find out how to...Read More
So, you want to learn Spanish. Maybe it’s even one of your New Year’s resolutions that you said you wanted to do but haven’t got around to yet. Nowadays, there are so many different resources we can use to learn Spanish. Applications, though, have a special draw to those of us who want to learn quickly and on the go. Maybe you’re looking to start from scratch, or...Read More
Raise your hand if you have ever had a crew. Come on now…you know: best friends, partners in crime, a girl gang. The ones whose surprising screams of “Watch out!” save you from becoming sidewalk Silly Putty? Or how about when you are with ‘The Fearless Few’ (the nickname you made for the crew you thought would make you fearless)? For example, when there is real danger and ‘Number...Read More
Yes, it is true! Valentine’s Day and Día del Cariño are the same thing, and it’s even on the same day in both the English and Spanish-speaking countries. There are lots of similarities: flowers, scary first dates, the card box at school that you pray gets filled to the brim by all of your classmates that you do not even know. Sometimes grandma even gives us that crisp $5 bill in a pity card...Read More
Have you ever wished you could improve your Spanish accent so others could understand you better? Spoken Spanish has 39 elemental sounds, or individual speech sounds produced by vocal organs. You can easily master these through exposure and regular practice. Without forming this habit, however, we are doomed to repeat pronunciation mistakes for the rest of our lives! How can we sharpen our...Read More
Spanish dances have withstood the hands of time, remaining surprisingly consistent and fixed in their unique choreography. Despite centuries of external pressure from evolving migrant caravans, zealous political figures, and major changes in Spanish society itself, the tradition of dancing persists. Spain is only about twice the size of Oregon, but it packs quite a punch of cultural...Read More
A tasty homemade snack, dessert or even a full meal can make a great addition to any Spanish lesson and a wonderful way to look at culture. Here are some Spanish foods to learn about and taste the next time you want to do some extended learning.
Spanish Deviled Eggs
Eggs are a huge part of Spanish cuisine as well as an important element in the Latin diet. The Spanish have several egg...Read More