If you have decided to learn or brush up on your Spanish before next year’s holiday but are now wondering how you are going to find the time to do this, here are some ideas for easy, enjoyable ways to use the language every day. Ok, so you don’t have time to sit over a Spanish grammar book for 2 hours a day, no problem, there are many other ways to learn a language which are much more enjoyable: Continue reading
Christmas is celebrated in different ways all over the world. Although more and more countries are adopting the American traditions that we see in the movies, some lovely traditions remain. Here are some of the special Portuguese Christmas traditions that you will still find going on in homes all over Portugal. Continue reading
Here is a popular Spanish Christmas carol (un villancico).
The lyrics in Spanish with the English translation are below: Continue reading
Many adults wish they had started learning a language as a child when their brains were more able to absorb new information. Scientific research has proven that when we are young our brains are programmed to picking up new languages more easily. Babies and children are like sponges and absorb everything they see and hear around them. Read on to see why the earlier we introduce children to a foreign language, the better. Continue reading
In this article we will learn some Spanish greetings that you can say to your Spanish friends and relatives or that you can write in Christmas cards. We will start with the more simple expressions and then look at some more complex structures for more advanced learners of Spanish. (Don’t forget the upside down exclamation mark at the beginning!) Continue reading
In English we have many filler words that we use to give ourselves time to think about what we are going to say next, such as; err, well, hmmm, like, you know etc. Particularly when you are learning to speak a foreign language like Spanish you start a sentence and then halfway you get stuck as to what to say next and you need a few seconds to think. It is here that these “filler words” come in handy. In Spanish, “filler” words are known as “muletillas” or “palabras de relleno”. If you can learn a few of these words they will not only make you to sound more natural and therefore more like a native speaker, but they can also give you time to think about how to word what you want to say next. Read on to learn the key “filler words” (“muletillas”) in Spanish and sound like a true Spaniard!: Continue reading
Finding creative ways to eat healthy food does not need to be a boring affair. In this post I will share a few tips on making a delicious apple strudel your guests will love.
(Encontrar maneras creativas de comer saludable no necesita ser algo aburrido. En esta breve publicación voy a compartir algunos consejos sobre cómo hacer un strudel de manzana delicioso que tus invitados amarán.)
I hope you like it! I am Lyn Ashby and I love to share healthy living tips and recipes online. For more healthy food ideas click here.
(¡Espero que te guste! Soy Lyn Asby y me encanta compartir consejos para vivir saludablemente así como recetas en línea. Para más ideas de recetas saludables visita mi sitio web.)
Here at Viva Languages we are really excited about the announcement this year by Michael Gove, the Education Secretary, that all children from the age of seven are to be taught a foreign language from 2014. This is welcome news since according to recent official figures one in ten state primary schools do not offer any language lessons and a further 20 per cent only offer it to some year groups. Continue reading