Month: May 2014

When I was a student…

The Adicts - Bad Boy picture disc

I’m very happy of the education I received, at least in many aspects. However; I must say there are other things I would have changed now that I’ve become a teacher. But above all, I was a very good student with the heart of a criminal.

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Language Evolution – Spanglish

English: Luiseño and Juaneño language areas in...

English: Luiseño and Juaneño language areas in south California (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

In California, most people speak Spanish nowadays, and it seems it has become the second language in USA. Languages are always evolving and finding their own way. Will we ever get real Spanglish?

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Do what you want

English: 2010 Mavericks surfing competition. T...

Nothing better than doing what we want, no responsibilities, not worries, just what you want! Let’s make it, let’s use it properly! (more…)

Why are cartoons so good for learning?

Cartoon Girl by Tucia

I’m 32 and I still watch cartoons, I just like them 🙂 but I must say I can only watch certain types… not like when I was a kid. However; I always recommend cartoons to students, do you want to know why they are so good for language learning?

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Too old for languages?

 

Sweet Old Lady

It is a common belief that our ability to learn a language shrinks as we grow old. That’s not true, or at least not completely true. You can find the reasons why old people find it more difficult to learn a language and the solution to your problems. (more…)

Bicycle with side wheels

English: Stay stable riding a bike at slow spe...

Learning a language is like learning how to ride a bicycle, we normally need side wheels, which are a great way of learning, but there’s a moment in which we have to dare to go without help.

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Teenagers

English: teenage boy with sunglasses

English: teenage boy with sunglasses (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

When it comes to teaching, teaching teenagers is the most difficult task in many occasions. Are you a teenager? Do you have teenage children? Were you a troubled child during your teenage years?

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Understand Grammar

sisters Monster

sisters Monster (Photo credit: Puno3000)

If there’s something we can call ugly about learning a language, I think the vast majority of students will agree that we are referring to grammar no matter the language. Can we understand it? Does it exist for a reason?

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