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When you're learning a new language, using basic vocabulary throughout your day is a great way to make progress. Especially if you're teaching Spanish to kids, common phrases and words are easy to learn and easy to incorporate into your daily activities, from the moment you wake up (Buenos días) to getting ready for bed (Que descanses)! To get you started, our friends at Spanish Playground shared a helpful printable of common Spanish phrases to use with kids, which can be printe
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Your commute to and from work or school is the perfect time to brush up on your Spanish -- or any other language you're studying! Here, New York, NY tutor Lauren P. shares six tools to help... Are you new to learning Spanish or want to brush up on what you've learned already, but can’t seem to find the time to practice or study? Stop using that as an excuse! Use these six tools to learn Spanish in the car or on public transportation during your commute. (Plus, each of these tips also wor
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The SIELE: Here's What You Need to Know | Spanish Proficiency Test

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4 Shortcuts to Remember Spanish Grammar

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Help! What to Do if You Get Nervous When Speaking Spanish

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What Can You Do With a Degree in Spanish? | The Lowdown

What Can You Do With a Degree in Spanish? | The Lowdown

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Here's How 3 Holidays Can Help You Learn Spanish [Infographic]

Here's How 3 Holidays Can Help You Learn Spanish [Infographic]

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6 Fun, Entertaining Ways to Practice Speaking Spanish

6 Fun, Entertaining Ways to Practice Speaking Spanish

When you're taking Spanish lessons it's important to find some fun activities to help you practice, and break up the monotony of grammar lessons and workbook exercises. Here, Carmichael, CA Spanish tutor Joan B. shares some fantastic ideas to help you have fun while you practice speaking Spanish...  Learning Spanish can be incredibly fun as you harness your ability to express yourself, interact with others, and practice your language skills. The following Spanish activities are fun,
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50 Fascinating Facts About the Spanish Language [Infographic]

50 Fascinating Facts About the Spanish Language [Infographic]

Are you ready to learn some fun Spanish language facts? Look no further! From history of Spanish language facts to linguistic facts, this post has everything you could possibly want to know. Plus a fun infographic to hang by your desk as you’re taking Spanish lessons online! To all linguaphiles, trivia buffs, students, teachers, and world travelers -- you probably already know that a country's language carries many clues about its history, culture, and values. Understanding the intricacie
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5 Spanish Authors You Absolutely Must Read Next

Reading is a fantastic way to work on your Spanish skills! Take a look at these recommendations for famous Spanish authors by Fairfax, CA tutor Jason N. before you head to the bookstore...   Spanish is the second most commonly spoken language in the world. For native English-speakers, learning Spanish requires the constant input and output of the four main manifestations of language: speaking, listening, writing, and reading. One of the most intimate ways to connect with a language is t
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10 Milestones You Should Celebrate As You Learn Spanish

Learning Spanish takes a lot of work -- so don't forget to celebrate when you've made progress! Here, Spanish tutor Joan B. shares the significant milestones to be on the lookout for... No matter your age, learning a new language can be an exciting and rewarding experience. And when it comes to Spanish, there are plenty of reasons to celebrate your progress along the way!  Here are 10 milestones you can look forward to as you learn this beautiful language.  ¡Felicidades! (Congratulat
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How Many Spanish Speaking Countries Are There in the World?

How Many Spanish Speaking Countries Are There in the World?

  As one of the most widely spoken languages on the planet, Spanish is a popular language to learn and study. Current Spanish-speaking countries are found worldwide, including Europe and the Americas and in remote regions like Africa, Asia, the Middle East, and even Polynesia. Learning how many Spanish-speaking countries are there begins with taking a look at the big picture. Around the world, nearly 450 million people speak Spanish as their first language. A further 75 million or s
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5 Fun Summer Ideas for Families to Learn Spanish Together

5 Fun Summer Ideas for Families to Learn Spanish Together

Families: looking for creative ways to practice Spanish together now that summer is here? Read on as Sacramento tutor Allison H. shares a few of her fun ideas... Summer is here, the warm temperatures and sunshine tempting us outside to pools, concerts, and neighborhood barbecues. With so many fun things to do, it’s hard to buckle down and learn Spanish outside your daily activities. But one of the keys to learning a language is practice, practice, and more practice. Whether you are
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How Well Do You Know Spanish? 15 Ways to Test Yourself

How Well Do You Know Spanish? 15 Ways to Test Yourself

How much do you really know from your Spanish lessons or classes? While there are a few Spanish proficiency tests available online, there's an easier way to test yourself: simply ask yourself 15 practical questions. Read on as Fairfax, CA tutor Jason N. explains...   Learning Spanish can enhance your life in innumerable ways, such as having more competitive job opportunities, understanding Spanish films and poetry, and -- most importantly -- being able to form deep connections with peop
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3 Ways to Help Kids Learn Spanish (That Make a Difference)

Should kids learn Spanish differently from adults, or does it matter? Find out in this guest post by Honolulu tutor Jinan B...   We've all heard that children are like sponges and can pick up language very easily. While children do have an incredible capacity to rapidly assimilate information, it’s important to keep in mind the differences in learning languages that exist between children and adults, and how to best make use of language learning for children. The following are some thi
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10 Spanish Expressions for Young Learners

Are you looking for Spanish expressions to teach your youngsters? Want to practice around the house in addition to the work you're doing in your Spanish language classes or lessons? Parents of my students often ask me how they can start speaking Spanish with their children at home. Whether they are parents who are studying Spanish themselves or if their children are learning. Either way, parents try to find a way to utilize Spanish in their homes. Most of the time, they’ll ask me for common
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