Author: Jim Porter

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In defence of Muzzy’s unusual plot

You may have heard of a late American comedian named George Carlin. Highly skilled in his art form, he propounded an anti establishment mantra through unrelenting acerbic wit. Look him up on YouTube and you’ll...

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How Spanish worksheets for kids consolidate what they have been learning on video

As I have mentioned in many previous bulletins (just don’t ask me to recall exactly which ones!) there are 4 ways to learn a new language: by listening, by speaking, by reading, by writing....

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6 Animated Spanish Movies for Kids

For the filmmakers, one of the advantages of animation is that you can put the movie into any language you like without it losing any of its substance – a sure way of increasing...

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The Bilingual Ventriloquist

The trick is to entertain. How could any teacher be a success with children if they fail to entertain? To entertain is to engage, and once you have your audience / pupils engaged then...

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Top 10 Spanish animal expressions

Happy New Year! (¡Feliz Año Nuevo!) Expressions in Spanish which use animal characteristics for reference often reflect their Engish counterparts, but there are some interesting differences. Check out this top 10 of expressions I...

Chloe (age 7) talks about Speekee Accelerate – Spanish for Kids

Chloe (age 7) talks about Speekee Accelerate – Spanish for Kids

Thanks to Kelly Thornhill and to her daughter Chloe for posting this video! Check out Speekee Accelerate here.

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Plateauing in language

As an adult, when you start out learning a new language you are full of enthusiasm. Quite how long that enthusiasm will last is going to depend on many factors, including your ability to...

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