Spanish Culture and Language

Baby Steps en Español

We’ve stuck to our plan and spoken Spanish every Tuesday dinner this month! The three of us were game to try it. Thirty minutes a week was the investment. Here’s how it went and the results we’ve noticed. The conversations felt a little awkward at first. Evan and I usually speak English together. His Spanish […]

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bilingual, Spanish Culture and Language

Papa Bear Says Sí

It’s just dinner, Tuesdays, from now on. The bilingual experiment is lagging a bit, lost its novelty I suppose. Yet, I’ve noticed when our child hears Spanish from Dad, the reaction is amazement and delight. My husband’s stealth Spanish competency is rarely revealed. Ho hum, mom’s daily Spanish is mundane and hardly attracts attention. But […]

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Spanish Culture and Language

7 Tips to Keep Your Second Language Alive

No extra money for language classes or international travel? (My hand is raised) Let’s talk. So we’ve spent a year, five years or ten+ learning a second language. How can we avoid our vocabulary falling away like so many shooting stars? See my top seven ideas for low budget refreshers. The ideas go from free-of-charge […]

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