FRIDAY CANCIÓN: Como La Flor – Selena

It’s viernes de nuevo. Welcome to another Friday Canción. My selection today is a little slower in tempo but so beautiful, even if it is about an unrequited love. Today’s cancion de viernes is Como La Flor by Selena. Como La Flor is from Selena’s third studio album, Entre a Mi Mundo which was released in 1992. The song is credited […]

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Using Grammarly as a Teaching and Writing Resource

Today I’d like to talk about a tool I have been using for the last few years, Grammarly.  There are both the Grammarly application and the Grammarly website.  Long before I used the application, I had been using the website for help with some of the nuances of the English language. Do you know what […]

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Día de los Muertos – Nov 2

While many around the world celebrated Halloween on Wednesday (Oct 31), in Mexico and (by people of Mexican heritage throughout the world) a different but somewhat related festival takes place today: Día de los Muertos. (Day of the Dead) In some parts of Mexico, children do incorporate the more American tradition of Halloween into Día […]

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Spanish Lesson 13: Nouns and Gender in Spanish

  What is this gender business? How is it related to language? In romance languages, of which Spanish is one, nouns are either masculine or feminine.  We can sometimes (but certainly not always) tell whether a word is masculine or feminine by looking at its ending.  There is a very wide generalisation that words ending in ‘a’ […]

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