I’ve been teaching Spanish here in the UK for almost five years now and am thrilled to see the number of students I teach increase year upon year. Since the beginning of 2016 I started to transition existing students over to OnLine lessons and offer OnLine lessons as a first option to new students. Some students embrace the change, others are more reserved. But what are the Pros and Cons of OnLine teaching? And why do I recommend it over face-to-face in person lessons? This blog post answers those questions… Continue reading “The Pros (& Cons?) of OnLine Language Lessons”
How can I practice my Spanish without paying for an additional course?
This is a question I get asked a lot by my Spanish students, from beginners through to advanced speakers. Exchange programmes can be expensive and are only usually for a few weeks of the year and if you’ve already signed up for a course the last thing you want is to be paying for an additional conversation course. What you need when you’re learning a second language is plenty of practice and consistency.
So, in this blog post I provide some methods that will get you practicing your Spanish every day and won’t cost a penny (except for maybe the odd coffee). Continue reading “Five Ways to practice speaking Spanish for free.”
The Day of The Dead (El Día de los Muertos) Festival in Mexico is celebrated on the 1st and 2nd of November each year. On these dates people remember their loved ones who have passed away. Sound a bit morbid? Well it’s not at all. Tombstones are decorated with yellow flowers, candles and photos. A special kind of bread called “Pan de Muertos” is baked on this day also and children eat “sugar skull” sweets. Music is played and the cementaries come to life with sounds of laughter and chatter and the aroma of freshly baked bread. It is a celebration of peoples lives.
We have just signed up for the Family Subscription with Rockalingua and I just had to write this blog post about it as it is a fantastic resource! Everything from the design and quality of the videos and songs to the worksheets is faultless – As a Home Educator and Spanish teacher I can’t believe I didn’t subscribe sooner! Continue reading “Review: Rockalingua”
There are some Latin American traditions I like to continue with my family back in the UK – El Día de los Reyes is one of them. With young children and after having spent so many years in South America it would be difficult to let this special tradition go by without celebrating!
Here is a list of my Top 10 Spanish learning Apps for children. I’d say these Apps are suitable for children up to the age of 7 as some of them are quite basic and older children could get bored.
This post is a list of 10 of my favourite children’s learning resources for Spanish. This list is only the beginning…there are 100’s more resources that I use. I am compiling a full list and review of all of them including Apps, Online courses, literature, blogs, programs and websites so that we can all use them to support our child’s (or our own) learning at home. Continue reading “Top 10 resources to support your child’s Spanish learning at home”
Here is a list of my Top 10 children’s TV programs in Spanish. Some are original productions and others with voice-overs. Either way many episodes can be found on You Tube and keep children entertained for hours.