Humans are creatures of habit. Even when we welcome it, change takes more energy than we expect. So perhaps it’s not surprising that children often find it difficult to make transitions between activities, places and objects of attention. Even more difficult is the challenge of transitioning to a new country. A big move affects directly the behavior of our children, especially for kids who have emotional or developmental challenge.
Living abroad is one of the most enriching and exciting adventures one can have. Giving one the opportunity to have new experiences, new cultures and languages. However, living overseas is not always easy, settling into an unfamiliar environment away from people you love, having to make new friends, and starting everything over – can leave one easily out of balance.
Natali comparte con nosotros su historia como madre de niños bilingües en Estados Unidos.
Arantza nos comparte su experiencia aprendiendo diferentes idiomas y nos regala tips para adquirir una lengua extranjera efectivamente.
Venezuela’s rarely recognized racism was part of my childhood. After moving abroad and raising three children, I came to realize it is my job to stand against racism and share with you my fave resources to start doing it now.
Normalmente escribo en inglés. Hoy sentí la necesidad de conectar con mi gente de habla hispana. Quiero compartir un poco mi experiencia con el aprendizaje de dos idiomas extranjeros y las herramientas que sí me han ayudado a alcanzar esa fluidez comunicativa que tanto he anhelado en una lengua que no es la materna. DesdeContinue reading “5 Formas Efectivas de Aprender un Idioma Extranjero”
The number of people using the internet has surged over the past three years, with more than one million new users every day. That’s equivalent to 59% of the global population actively connected to the world wide web. What it is even more impressive is that youth ages 15-24 is the most connected group. ChildrenContinue reading “6 Reasons Why Your Family Needs an Online Language Teacher Now”
Many are the traditions that we, Venezuelans, have for Christmas time. Delicious foods, decoration, folktales and religious practices are part of our daily routine during the holidays. But none of them compare to the rich musical culture that Venezuela has and which has been considered cultural heritage of Latin America for many years. Growing upContinue reading “5 Traditional Christmas Songs from Venezuela to the World”
Reading helps your child to know sounds, words and language, and develop early literacy skills. It is an exciting way to spark your child’s imagination and stimulates curiosity. Above all these, reading promotes language learning at home when you and your child wish to learn a foreign language. We started reading at home when myContinue reading “Motivating Your Child to Read in The Target Language”
I started teaching Spanish ten years ago and it has been ever since an exciting journey of sharing my native language and my culture with children and adults around the world. Everything began when I decided to get a Masters Degree in Linguistics and Foreign Languages. My passion for the Hispanic culture found its wayContinue reading “My 3 Favorite Games For Spanish Learning”