If your goal is to speak Spanish like a native, then at some point you will have to learn to use a variety of Spanish idioms.
Why not start today?
In this post, I’m discussing what Spanish idioms are and why you should learn them. I will also give you a list of some of the most common Spanish idioms that you can use in your everyday conversations.
What’s an Idiom?...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
The history and origin of Spanish is truly fascinating and a must-know for all Spanish learners.
Currently, Spanish is spoken by 400 million people around the world. This number continues to grow, even in countries where Spanish isn’t the official language (such as the United States).
Embracing the origin of the Spanish language allows you to understand the journey and...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
If you have studied Spanish for a little while, you’ve likely noticed the many similarities between English and Spanish, especially the words we call cognates. Owing to both languages’ Latin roots, it’s pretty easy to identify the meaning of new words in Spanish—for the most part!
Watch out for the trickiest part of learning Spanish: the false cognate. This word looks...Read More
Latin American music includes a wide variety of sounds that differ in many ways, from the instruments used to create unique sounds to the rhythm and associated dance moves. The music has evolved over the centuries and continues to change today.
History of Latin Music
Latin American music is influenced by indigenous, Spanish-European, African and, most recently, the United States...Read More
A staple of the Central American diet, and the star of every Taco Tuesday, is the modest (yet truly remarkable) tortilla de maíz, or corn tortilla. While we are all pretty familiar with its taste and utility, we may not know much of anything else about this marvelous food. Do you know where the tortilla originated? Or how it’s been made since its creation? And why did copying the corn...Read More
If you grew
up (or are still growing up!) in the church, you know that youth group is a big
part of the church community. It is a place where teens and pre-teens can come
together, find community, have fun, and learn about God in a more relatable
way. I personally remember attending several different youth groups because it
was a great way to find friends outside of school. One youth group...Read More
Teaching your little ones to read and write can be hard. My son is not quite that age yet, but I did teach an English as a Second Language class to kids aged 5-8. Some of them could read and write in Spanish, some of them couldn’t. Teaching them the letters and how to sound out words in their second language, English, was quite a struggle! When you’re teaching your own children to learn to...Read More
When I was just starting to learn Spanish, I remember that my Spanish teacher told me that each letter has only one sound, and you always pronounce every letter in a word. That was incredibly reassuring when I was just starting to learn the language. However, when I immersed myself in the language, I discovered that when pronouncing some words, you do not enunciate each individual letter....Read More