Let me start by saying that I have no natural aptitude for languages. I’m a 59-year-old retired police detective who still has vivid memories of trying, and failing miserably, to learn French in high school. But once I retired, my wife and I thought we’d like to travel to warmer climes during the bitterly cold winters here in my native Canada. And it occurred to me that actually being able to talk with the local people might be a huge benefit. So, I decided to try and learn Spanish. About a year ago, I was reading my copy of International Living […]
Are you keen on using apps to learn Spanish? During the lockdown, discovering new apps to learn Spanish is a great way to improve your skills. As you have more time to spend at home, you have the chance to focus on some practice every day. Even 10-15 minutes per day are enough to keep going! Apps are good to use between your Spanish classes or, if you are not attending lessons, in preparation for your next course. Let’s see 5 amazing apps to learn Spanish! Perfect for visual learners, this app is based on short tutorials that associate new […]
Need to refresh the foreign language skills you haven’t tapped into since high school? Deezer‘s latest playlist series may be for you. The streaming platform is betting on listeners’ openness to the idea of learning their next language through the power of music. A survey conducted by the company appears to have revealed exactly that, as over 90% of respondents confirmed they believe music assists with language mastery. The company has retained language expert Susanna Zarysky to help curate and launch five separate playlists, each designed to enhance the listener’s understanding of a particular language. The playlists, consisting of 20 tracks, […]
The four months that I spent in Latin America were some of my best memories from my epic Career Break, and one of the highlights was definitely learning Spanish and using it daily. Now that I’m back home in Singapore, I started Spanish lessons with to try and keep my hard-earned pidgin Spanish from disappearing completely – here’s a review of Las Lilas Spanish School for anyone who’s looking to pick up or maintain Spanish in Singapore. I am far from fluent but I managed some decent basic communication while in South America thanks to the daily immersion, but back here in Singapore […]
As a homeschooling family, my kids and I wanted to dive into something a little deeper this year. We have learned a little Latin and Greek as part of our vocabulary curriculum and the boys all have a free language app on their kindles, but we wanted to try a more organized foreign language curriculum. When we were offered the chance to review Excelerate SPANISH Streaming from Excelerate SPANISH, I jumped at the opportunity! Are you wondering what Excelerate SPANISH is? It’s simply a family-friendly approach to learning Spanish in short lessons that keep kids engaged and learning. These lessons are classroom […]
Excelerate SPANISH provided us a free trial to use the Excelerate SPANISH Streaming program for review. Opinions are my own. When I made the decision to homeschool my children, I made it clear we were all going to learn a foreign language. Over half of the population of the town we live in is Spanish-speaking, so choosing Spanish as our second language was an easy choice. My family consists of me, my four children, and my husband. While my husband has no interest in learning another language, my kids and I have been working at our Spanish skills any chance […]
If you are learning a language and want to become fluent quickly, one of the best things you can do is truly immerse yourself in it. Say you’re learning Spanish; there are twenty countries in the world with Spanish as an official language. How quickly could you pick it up if you were in one of these countries? Of course, the very best option would be to study Spanish in a place where it is spoken; that way, you get the correct vocabulary and grammar knowledge before you go out and practice speaking with the locals! Do you like that […]
The official language in Panama is Spanish. Some areas of Panama, like Coronado and Boquete, have a high concentration of expats so it is possible to get by there without learning very much Spanish. But even in those areas, there will be many times when you really need to be able to understand some Spanish … This content was originally published here.
Anthrax’s Charlie Benante spoke with TrickyKid TV about his ongoing Yo! Watch The Beat online series, which he launched at the start of the Covid-19 pandemic in order to combat the onset of depression. Check out the interview below, which includes how he got around to covering S.O.D. with guitarist Scott Ian and bassist Dan Lilker for one of the clips, all three of them being original members of the legendary outfit. Charlie: “Scott hooked up with Mike Patton (Faith No More) to do this Mr. Bungle reunion. He wanted to do ‘Speak English Or Die’ but he wanted to […]
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