The Art and Aggravation of Spanish Past Tense Conjugation: Make It Personal

As I’ve mentioned before, I got the wonderful opportunity to study abroad in Argentina for a summer during college. It was an amazing experience for so many reasons, including, of course, my Spanish acquisition journey. Not only did I learn and improve immensely while there, talking about my experience afterwards has also given me numerous… Continue reading The Art and Aggravation of Spanish Past Tense Conjugation: Make It Personal

Overcoming the Fear of Learning Spanish: Making Real Progress Takes Time and Effort

Fear is normal when starting something unfamiliar, like a new school or a new job, and language acquisition is no exception. Fear of learning Spanish can hold people back from ever getting started, and even when you’ve decided to start, it can hold you back from really trying and making progress. As much as you… Continue reading Overcoming the Fear of Learning Spanish: Making Real Progress Takes Time and Effort

The Benefits of Connecting with People in Spanish Acquisition: You’re Not Alone!

As I’ve mentioned before, I recently started taking a dance class after several years of not dancing. I was intimidated by the other people in the class because they clearly dance a lot and are at a very high level. At first it was hard to focus on enjoying the experience because I was worried what… Continue reading The Benefits of Connecting with People in Spanish Acquisition: You’re Not Alone!

How to Keep Your Focus in Spanish: Integrating Content That is Meaningful to You

I love when different parts of my life overlap and intersect. For example, this blog! I get to do something I love – write – about other things I love – language, Spanish, language acquisition, etc. Another example of this is when my friend gave me a Spanish Bible. Connecting the stories in the Bible to… Continue reading How to Keep Your Focus in Spanish: Integrating Content That is Meaningful to You

From English to Spanish: Code-Switching and Language Acquisition

I recently read a blog post about motherhood in Chile. It talked about a one-year-old girl being bilingual in English and Spanish and sometimes switching between the languages. I like this blog because it touches on a variety of subjects, including a series on motherhood around the world. Obviously, language would be an important part of… Continue reading From English to Spanish: Code-Switching and Language Acquisition