Translator Do’s and Don’ts for Spanish Fluency

Posted by Eric M. on 9/24/20 8:32 AM

Day One of sixth grade: my first ever Spanish class. After learning a few different ways to say “hello” and “goodbye,” we were given our homework: use our newfound knowledge to fill in the blank speech bubbles in a Charlie Brown cartoon. Determined to wow my teacher, I hatched a plan to stand out from the crowd. I rushed home, opened up Google Translate, and frantically typed in, “I still can’t kick that football!” I knew I would make quite the impression.

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Tags: Spanish

What’s That Sound?: Diphthong (Diptongo), Hiatus (Hiato), and Understanding Spanish Syllables

Posted by Lana N. on 12/25/19 11:00 AM

Ever wonder why when you try to imitate native Spanish speakers it just doesn’t come out right? It might have something to do with syllables!

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Tags: Spanish, spanish SAT subject test

21st Century Spanish-Language Films You Can Stream Right Now

Posted by Edgardo on 1/7/19 3:43 PM

We all know that one of the most important aspects to learning a language is exposure.  However, if you're not living in a country that speaks the language you're trying to learn natively, exposing yourself to native speakers can be incredibly tricky!

Luckily, in the age of Netflix and Amazon, you can immerse yourself in language through movies, and there are many wonderful 21st century films that will help you strengthen your Spanish!  We encourage all of our novice and intermediate Spanish learners to stream the following films, and then complete the crossword below to test your knowledge.

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Tags: Spanish, language learning

The Language Tutor: Doubt Not the Dictionary

Posted by Manoah Finston on 11/27/13 7:22 AM

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Tags: French, Spanish, German, chinese, Italian, language learning, arabic, ESL

The Language Tutor: Everyday Immersion

Posted by Sarah Woolsey on 11/20/13 8:22 AM

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Tags: French, Spanish, German, chinese, Italian, language learning, arabic, ESL