How to change translation setting on YouTube videos:
The following 3 frames are from Instagram. I agree!!
Reading in Spanish helps you SPEAK in Spanish!! Yes, you can!!
8 Helpful Tips To Learning New Languages
Learn 10 Common Spanish Phrases
This young lady, Kristen, is easy to understand. I like this video for you. spanishisyouramigo.com
Here are some FREE sites for keeping up with your Spanish over the summer. Keep learning. Let’s advance, not regress. Go at your own pace and keep moving forward. ¡Si, se puede! Some of these are free and some are not. ALWAYS ASK YOUR PARENTS FIRST!!
Duolingo –> for every day practice . If I said 20 min. a day, your brain might freeze up 😉 HOW About ONE Lesson a DAY? One lesson is approximately 5 minutes. Si, se puede!
SpanishDict –> for translation & conjugation of verbs
spanishisyouramigo has great videos on YouTube. Kristen is a good teacher!
Why not Spanish? https://www.whynotspanish.com/spanish/category/videos/
Super Easy Spanish sample:
20 Popular Spanish Expressions = YOU can speak Spanish today 🙂
HOMEWORK TIP: Do not work in silence. How often do you hear that? 🙂 Don’t just “think” your homework, “SPEAK” your homework. You may feel silly, but you will learn more by hearing yourself speak Spanish. I didn’t make this up 🙂
REMINDER WHEN USING online translator. I prefer SpanishDict.com.
Does it make sense? When using a computer translator, use simple sentences. The translation may come out more accurate. I would rather you have 5 simple sentences that make sense to you than 3 that are confusing or inaccurate. For example: I like the cookies. Me gustan las galletas. That is a simple sentence.
COGNATES: You know more Spanish than you think 🙂 Cognates are words in two languages that share a similar meaning, spelling, and pronunciation. 30-40% of all words in English have a related word in Spanish. Go to the “What are cognates?” page and be amazed 😉
TIPS FOR STUDYING A FOREIGN LANGUAGE:
Practice speaking in the language you’re learning daily.
Actively participate in classroom discussions.
Get to know classmates to have study partners. (I call them “homework buddies”.)
Listening to native speakers. Don’t hesitate to speak what you hear. (This is why I created “Listening Activities” page 🙂
Speak aloud when practicing a foreign language. (Remember hearing this A LOT at the beginning? )
Do not translate every word you read in a book. Instead, focus on context and understanding. Once you’ve read a sentence, translate new words. Also, read aloud. Speak new words by creating original sentences to improve comprehension.
To read full article click here: http://www.collegeatlas.org/foreign-language-study-tips.html
YOU ARE DOING WHAT GROWN-UPS DO!
You are doing what grown-ups do learning Spanish! David Bailey memorizes answers to basic questions BEFORE he meets new people.
“When you meet new people you inevitably get asked the same things: ‘What is your name?’, ‘What do you like to do?’. By learning ready-made answers, you get to practice what you learned and build up your confidence.” by David Bailey, CEO of Spotnight, on Quora.
Click here to see practice worksheet of ready-made answers. Sort of like the “scripts” we use for one-minute presentations. fun_sheet
Learning Second Language = Better Attitude & More Friends! Informative article regarding personal attitude improvement when learning a foreign language. Cut & Paste this link: https://www.actfl.org/advocacy/what-the-research-shows/what-the-research#helpful_resources
CURIOUS to know the math behind the game Spot it! ? It is called combinatorics.
Game has 55 round playing cards. Each card has eight randomly placed symbols. There are a total of 50 different symbols through the deck. The most fascinating feature of this game is any two cards selected will always have ONE (and only one) matching symbol to be found on both cards.
Did you know? There are 21 Spanish-speaking countries in the world. There are at least 7 words for “young boy/girl” in Spanish!
el hijo= the son la hija= the daughter
el niño= the boy la niña= the girl
el pequeño= the young boy la pequeña= the young girl
And for young person/teen: el chico/la chica , el joven/la joven, el menor/la menor, el muchacho/la muchacha (I grew up with joven and muchacho, but it’s good to learn more words even at my age!)
MIRA! LOOK! If you think that native Spanish speakers talk too fast, you are not alone. Here is some science to suggest that it’s true!
SPANISH IS FASTER THAN ENGLISH, BUT MANDARIN IS SLOW
Illustration by Thomas Fuchs
Remember when one of you asked, ” How do you say “ride a roller coaster” in Spanish?” Here is the answer: “montar una montaña rusa” . Montaña rusa means Russian mountain….so literal translation is: to ride a Russian mountain!
Accent mark in Spanish can be translated“ la tilde”. The squiggly mark over the letter /n/ is also considered a “tilde”, but its unique name is “virgulilla”.