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National Punctuation Day – And the use of special characters in Spanish

On September 24th, where I’m from, we have a public holiday. Okay, it’s not actually a National Punctuation Day holiday! In Trinidad and Tobago, we celebrate our Republic Day on September 24th. However, when looking at what else is celebrated on that date, I came across this interesting tidbit: In the United States, September 24th is National Punctuation Day… “a celebration of the lowly comma, correctly used quotation…

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Songs in Spanish for Summer

Inside: 9 Songs in Spanish for Summer. As we head into the last month of northern hemisphere summer, I figured it was beyond time time to finish up this post! I’m off to the beach, with the family, later this week, for a final vacation hurrah. Soon enough we’ll be back to the grind of work and school – both on some hybrid schedules. Logistics…

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Reframe Your Relationship With Spanish: Love the language journey

Are you ready to embrace and love your Spanish acquisition journey? As a member of some awesome language coaching and language teaching Facebook groups, I’ve been enjoying resources that have inspired me to be creative and expand how I treat with language learning and teaching. get your motivational workbook Being a Spanish student myself (because I don’t think the learning ever stops) I’ve been a very sympathetic…

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Irregular Spanish Verbs Conjugations and Cheat Sheet

I love Spanish. I’ve been studying the language and loving the language since I was eleven years old. Admittedly, I was a bit different in the sense that I loved verbs and conjugations, something that frustrates many new learners. For me, I liked the formulaic system behind conjugations. We have our ‘ar’, ‘er’ and ‘ir’ verbs and each type has its corresponding verb endings.  Just…

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Where can you find the world’s tallest waterfall? | Fun Facts About Latin America (12)

Aren’t waterfalls beautiful? Or perhaps you’d use the words majestic and powerful? The word awe-inspiring is my pick to describe Angel Falls, the tallest waterfall in the world. Angel Falls is also known by its indigenous name, Kerepakupai Merú, and stands at 979 m (3,000+ ft) high. This amazing natural wonder was brought to the world’s attention in the 1930s by an air-borne American gold prospector,…

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10 Educational Cinco de Mayo Resources

Inside: 10 educational Cinco de Mayo resources about the history of the day, perceptions and some fun activities too! It’s that time of year again when talk of Cinco de Mayo starts up. In some cases, the conversations and activities will be educational and will cover the true significance of the event. There’ll also be a proliferation of Cinco de Mayo themed advertisements for a…

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7 Things to consider if you’re struggling to learn Spanish

Struggling to learn Spanish? You’re not alone. Many beginner (and higher level) Spanish learners struggle at times to get a grip on their language learning journey. For some, time is a major constraint, others don’t know where to start, maybe you have no one to practice with, or perhaps you’re a bit shy and nervous to practice speaking. My biggest challenge was definitely confidence! However,…

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Semana Santa in Latin America – Awesome Easter Traditions

Semana Santa in Latin America is an incredible affair. The week immediately precedes Easter and is observed through an array of events. In this predominantly Catholic region, celebrating the life, death and resurrection of Jesus Christ is a rich annual tradition. Not all customs associated with the observance are religious, and for those not engaging in any of the many prayer vigils and masses, the…

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