Image of the two characters in the learn Spanish mini-series Nos conocemos.

We recently filmed a Learn Spanish mini-series called ¿Nos conocemos?. The five short episodes are good listening comprehension practice and review a range of high-frequency vocabulary. 

Cover of the free spanish pdf book showing the animals in the content.

Ser and tener are some of the first verbs language learners understand and use on a regular basis. Of course, mastering the forms of these verbs requires hearing them over and over. This free Spanish PDF book targets the first person of the present tense of ser and tener.

Cover image of a book of Spanish fairy tales for language learners.

I love the power of a familiar story for language learning, and fairy tales have an added dimension of magic and fun that appeals to learners of all ages. However, translations of authentic versions can be long and dense with unusual, high-level language. That is why I’m excited Adam Beck, author of the popular book Maximize Your Child’s Bilingual Ability, has…

Image of holiday guide of Spanish language gifts for kids.

What a year! With children being home and looking for things to do, gifts are extra special this year, and we can be sure the books and games we purchase will get lots of use! Spanish language gifts keep kids excited about learning and they are important tools as we expose children to as much Spanish as possible. This list…

Objectives of Spanish mindfulness activities.

If ever there has been a moment for practicing mindfulness, this is it. These are stressful days for everyone, including children, and focusing on the moment makes things easier. In addition, Spanish mindfulness activities are useful language activities for both native speakers and Spanish learners.  Below I’ll share a few of my favorite Spanish mindfulness activities and resources. Why Mindfulness…

A list of positive praise vocabulary to use with Spanish learners.

As a teacher, parent, and now grandparent, I’ve spent a lot of time thinking and learning about effective ways to give positive feedback to kids. My go-to strategy for positive praise in Spanish is to use a simple, specific description. Often, I follow up by connecting the description to character.