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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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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...

Alghero is in Sardinia. Mainland Spain is shown to the left

A minority language demise

I had no idea that Catalan was spoken in Italy! Normally associated with that region in north eastern Spain known to English speakers as Catalonia, the Catalan language made its way to Italy in...

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Jill Stanish reviews Speekee Accelerate

Over the last 10 years of homeschooling my 6 kids, we have tried multiple Spanish programs including computer programs, workbooks, and DVD courses. Speekee has been the most entertaining, while fostering the most interaction...

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The Flexibility of Learning Spanish with Speekee

Over the Summer we have been working on some exciting new changes to the Speekee website; changes which will be especially welcome to professional teachers as well as parents who are acting as teachers...

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School languages ‘deep in the doldrums’

Joined-up thinking they call it don’t they. If foreign language learning in the UK education system made sense then it would start at primary level, be consolidated at secondary level and flower at university level....

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