The Best Teaching Method for Success
Anyone who attends a public high school in the United States is required to take at least one credit of foreign language education. For most, this language is Spanish.
For years, teachers have used a vocabulary and grammar approach to Spanish learning, and have found that the older a student is, the less likely they are to catch on to this method of teaching.
As you age, your brain becomes more and more hard-wired. That is, it thinks it has everything it needs, so it doesn’t want to learn anything new. This is why many schools have started teaching
foreign language education as early as the first grade; six-year-olds are much more accustomed to acquiring new things than sixteen-year olds. read more...
History of the Spanish Language
Spanish or Castilian is an Indo-European, Romance language that originated in northern Spain, and gradually spread in the Kingdom of Castile and evolved into the principal
language of government and trade. It was taken most notably to the Americas and also to Africa and Asia Pacific with the expansion of the Spanish Empire between the fifteenth and nineteenth
centuries. read more...
Nature vs. Education
How the Human Brain Learns
The human brain is a very complex organ. The way that people learn has been a matter of studies for decades. Knowing how learning is best achieved is helping people to create
better teaching methods and more successful learning environments for children and adults. This is true for language learning, as well. If you focus on how a child learns their native language,
you can get a better sense of the best way to teach someone a secondary language, whether they are a child or an adult. read more...
Different Schools, Different Environments
Learning Styles and Cultural Diversity
Most schools around the world offer similar lesson plans and learning styles for their students. However, some cultures vary in their teachings, and will offer a very different
method of educating their young ones. For example, schools in the United States have a structured schedule, and a standard lesson plan that requires the teaching of basic educational elements
such as math, science, grammar and English, reading, and physical education. Many countries similar to the U.S. in development and culture follow the same educational paths. Canada, Australia,
and Europe all require similar education as the U.S. , while the standards in countries like Mexico and Brazil may be very different. read more...
Learn Spanish in your free time
by reading 20 minutes a day
Learning a foreign language is a great asset to anyone's skill set. Whether you learn for your career or just for your own personal reasons, learning Spanish can add enrichment
and a feeling of satisfaction to your life. You can take formal classes, play online games, and even buy software that will help you learn Spanish in a timely and efficient manner. However, one
simple way to learn Spanish that many people don't consider is to simply read Spanish articles, books, and other resources. This method is less intensive than a formal class or learning program,
but will offer you a more hands on approach to learning than that of other methods. read more...
Learning Spanish through Fun Activities
Learning a foreign language can be difficult for anyone. If you're struggling to find it entertaining or interesting to learn Spanish, you can find activities to make it more
fun, and perhaps learn something without realizing that you're actually learning. Memorization techniques have been used to teach Spanish for years, but they're boring, methodical, and often
ineffective. If you truly want to learn a foreign language, you need to make it exciting. Whether you're a child or an adult, you can learn Spanish through fun activities instead of boring
lessons. read more...
Why Kids Learn Faster than Adults
You would normally think that adults, being older and wiser, would be better suited to learn a new language than a five year old that is still learning English. After all,
the adult brain is full of knowledge and more aware of the world. However, this is not the case. Children are much quicker at learning a foreign language because their brains are still forming
and accept new information much easier. It has actually been proven that the younger a child is, the more susceptible they are to learning new things, because their brain is that much more
pliable at a younger age. read more...
Parets, example for their children
Learning diary, what parents can share with their children is part of life. Being able to have time, and share is a positive factor in their development. It is said that
this is not the quantity but the quality that makes children share with their parents and achieve great values. The example that parents give to their children every day is supremely important,
for their life. Moreover, if a child sees that his father read a book, or read the newspaper, it will be normal for him to take a story book and read it. They follow the example of their
fathers. read more...
The importance of a second language
Certainly we cannot deny that times have change, and it will continue changing. The technology that surrounds on a daily basis, the premium innovation of our world. Foremost,
the children of today are being developed in an environment of technology and further expansion. The competitive for our children, at the University, at work and in the medium in which they
develop will be much larger and difficult. The opportunity of learn another language should be take it immediately. There is a phrase that I found really interesting, it said: "The
analphabet of the next millennium will be the one who doesn't know how to handle a computer, and doesn't know another language," taken from the article, the importance of languages in
the process of globalization. That phrase was clear, and specific. read more...