5 Ways To Keep Your Little Language Learners Motivated!

5 Ways To Keep Your Little Language Learners Motivated!

Motivation is very important in language learning whether it be an adult or a child. If a child doesn’t have any reason to learn their heritage or second language, they will generally resist and/or give up. Certain techniques are very helpful when trying to pass down a heritage language to a child. I will cover … Read more

Spanish Book Review: El Fandango de Lola

Spanish Book Review: El Fandango de Lola

I was provided with a copy of El Fandango de Lola published by Barefoot Books, a fun and colorful children’s book in Spanish, so that I could provide a review. However all opinions are my own. This post may contain affiliate links. Lola feels overshadowed by her older sister Clementine who is taller than her, draws better … Read more

Benefits And Challenges in Second Language Acquisition: Part 2

Benefits And Challenges in Second Language Acquisition: Part 2

Don’t miss Benefits And Challenges in Second Language Acquisition: Part 1. You can read it HERE.   “When there is a will there is a way” this is my motto in everything I do. I honestly had my deepest moment when my daughter was 5 years old, but my family in Spain asked me to … Read more

Barefoot World Atlas FREE: Celebrating The Very Best of The App Store

Barefoot World Atlas FREE: Celebrating The Very Best of The App Store

To celebrate the 5 year anniversary of the App Store, Apple is giving away just ten of the very best apps, including Barefoot World Atlas; an award-winning children’s atlas created in partnership by Touch Press and Barefoot Books. The Barefoot World Atlas app has received widespread praise since it launched in March 2012. Featured on … Read more

Raising Bilingual Children in a Non-Native Language Challenge #2

Raising Bilingual Children in a Non-Native Language Challenge #2

In our first installment of raising children in a non-native language, I talked about the vocabulary gap between non-natives and their newly-minted environment with their “plus one.” This if you didn’t get a chance to read that post go ahead and check it out. I’m fairly biased, considering I wrote it, but I think it’s … Read more

Benefits And Challenges in Second Language Acquisition: Part 1

Benefits And Challenges in Second Language Acquisition: Part 1

I was interested in languages since early age. I remember vacationing with my parents along the Spanish coast of the Mediterranean Sea and tried to speak in every foreigner’s language. By the time I was nineteen, I was living in London attending school. I was so eager to learn English, than in two months I … Read more

Raising Bilingual Children as a Non-Native Speaker: The Challenges

Raising Bilingual Children as a Non-Native Speaker: The Challenges

Raising bilingual children as a non-native speaker of the language is an interesting endeavor. Fortunately, I have it better than some; my wife is a native speaker. It’s commonly understood that this is a huge benefit and, well, it is. While it is a huge benefit in the overall process, unique situations still exist for the one actually speaking … Read more

Monarca Languages Spanish Printables And Lesson Plans for Preschoolers

Monarca Languages Spanish Printables And Lesson Plans for Preschoolers

Disclosure: I received a 3 month subscription to Monarca Languages so I could do this review their Spanish language printables and lesson plans for preschoolers. Summer is here filled with fun trips to the beach and lots of traveling. Summer is also a great opportunity to improve my children’s Spanish because they are spending more … Read more