Spanish for Kids – Online Resources

kids Spanish resourcesHow to Help Them Learn Even If You Don’t Know Any Spanish!

Spanish is no doubt one of the most popular and useful languages to learn today. Not only is it spoken in Spain and the Canary Islands but throughout most of South America, Central America and is the second language of the US.

By helping your child to learn a foreign language such as Spanish you will help them grow up with more opportunities to be successful anywhere in the world.

Spanish is a fun language which most children enjoy learning. It is also an easy language to pronounce once you have learnt the key sounds.

In this blog post we will give you some ideas to help your child learn Spanish whilst at home over the next few months whilst the schools remain closed. Continue reading

FREE Spanish Resources To Use During Quarantine!

Free Spanish You may have been thinking about learning Spanish for a long time now but have been putting off getting started because you thought you would never have enough time to dedicate to it. Well, since the majority of the country and world are now stuck at home in quarantine, you probably have more time on your hands, so why not make the most it and use it to your advantage by getting started learning a new, popular language like Spanish!

With advanced technology today and an increasing number of language learning apps and websites at your fingertips, there has never been a better time to learn a foreign language!

Not only can you learn to understand and speak Spanish from the comfort of your own home, many of these resources are totally free to use!
In this week’s blog post we will tell you about how you can get started learning Spanish or new ideas for those of you who are already learning Spanish but want to try different methods. We want to make your time at home as valuable and enjoyable as possible and hopefully the ideas here will help you achieve that. Continue reading

How to talk about your hobbies and free time in Spanish

Free time in SpanishWe all have activities we like to do in our spare time whether it is a sport or a club you attend or something more unusual. One thing is for sure, when you are chatting to people in Spanish and trying to get to know them one of the key topics you will want to talk about is what you enjoy doing in your leisure time.
By learning how to talk about what you like doing in Spanish you will be able to engage in small talk and develop your conversational skills in the language. It will also help you connect with people who like similar activities and help you make friends.
In this blog post we will give you some key phrases to help you chat easily to native Spanish speakers about your hobbies and pastimes.

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7 Creative Spanish Writing Practice Ideas

Writing in SpanishMany people think that writing in Spanish is too difficult and they will never get the hang of it. This is a complete myth. If you start small and build on that regularly then over time you will find that you find it easy.
People do not realise that being able to write in Spanish is a crucial part of improving your Spanish.
It teaches you to put into practice what you have learnt. It helps you try out your own sentences and helps you become fluent and eventually able to say whatever you want in Spanish.
In this blog post we will look at some creative ways that you can get good writing practice in Spanish.

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How to Talk about Illness in Spanish

Illness in SpanishWhenever you go on holiday the last thing you want is to fall ill or have an accident and end up at the doctor’s surgery, chemist or even the hospital! However this has sometimes happened to some of the people that I have taught Spanish to, so they were very thankful that we had covered this topic in Spanish – just in case!

Don’t let an illness spoil your holiday. If you learn just a few key phrases and learn to understand the questions that the doctor or pharmacist is likely to ask you, you will have a much more stress-free holiday.

In this blog post we will teach you a few of the key words and phrases to express feeling ill or being in pain. Continue reading

10 Common Mistakes NOT to Make in Spanish

mistakes in SpanishI have noticed that beginners of Spanish often make the same kinds of mistakes. If you learn about these easy to make blunders from the beginning you will be more likely to avoid making them yourself.

Spanish is a different type of language to English therefore the grammatical structure and phrases are often very different to how we say things in English. Learners of Spanish often want to transfer something in English directly into Spanish, however this does not always work!

In this blog post we will point out the most common mistakes to avoid as a beginner of the Spanish language: Continue reading

10 Common Uses of the Spanish Verb “Poner”

Uses of ponerPoner is one of those verbs that has many different uses that you come across in everyday speech which causes confusion amongst learners of Spanish.

If you want to learn conversational Spanish and become fluent, “poner” is one verb that you will really want to get to grips with and learn its multiple uses well.

In this blog post we will look at the most common 10 uses of the verb poner: Continue reading

7 Clever Ways to Fit Language Learning Into Your Busy Schedule

Fitting language study in busy lifeSo many people say, especially at the beginning of a new year that they would love to learn a new language but they just don’t have enough time. Most people are busy enough just trying to fit in their work, home life, socialising as well as all the other daily chores like shopping, washing and house work. They think they couldn’t possibly add anything else into their busy schedule.

However if you break down how long you spend doing different tasks you will start to see how you could actually fit in a little language study each day. With a little planning and creativity you can easily fit in language learning into your busy day.

In today’s blog post we will look at 7 ways to help you fit in language learning every day. Continue reading

How to say Thank You & You’re Welcome in Spanish

Thank you in SpanishBeing able to say “thank you” and “you are welcome” is perhaps one of the first things anyone wants to learn to say in another language. It is the best way to show that you have good manners and appreciate what someone has done for you.

When you are learning Spanish and go to Spain on holiday you might need to say, “thank you” at the hotel when talking to the receptionist, when asking someone for directions in the street or when the taxi driver helps you with your luggage.

In this blog post we will teach you the most common ways to say thank you in Spanish: Continue reading

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