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The importance and challenges of learning Spanish

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Opinion. Everyone should learn at least some Spanish if you plan to live here. As expats, we came here to experience a new culture—and language is an importa
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• Total immersion

 

This is the best way by far. Four hours of class each morning with homework that took several hours each day. The family we stayed with forced us to continue using Spanish. We learned more in two weeks than in a year of regular classes. It was intense and that was the only teacher we have come across that was fully trained to be a language teacher. Had we done that for the first six months we would be completely fluent.

 

At the Spanish Language School of La Herradura, in the South of Spain, we offer total immersion programs. Learn Spanish in a fast, but proficient and fun way, with experienced Spanish teachers. You can stay with a host family to practize the language with them.

 

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6 Reasons Why Everyone Should Really Learn Spanish

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We’ve read the arguments for learning French, but let’s be honest: Spanish, Chinese, Arabic, Russian, or any other language with growing global importance would be a better choice.

 

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Learn the Spanish language from the comfort of your own home. If you are looking for a proficient and fun way to learn the language contact us for information, and free level test. With your personal code you can access our platform, so no CD's or download required, and accessable from any computer or Ipad. Our Spanish native teachers in Spain guide and evaluate your progress, through online one-on-one sessions. Personal learning!

 

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Spanish may be the best choice of all for a second language, which is why its popularity in schools is soaring worldwide.

Here are some reasons why you should estudiar.

 

#Learn #Spanish #online

Learn the Spanish language from the comfort of your own home. If you are looking for a proficient and fun way to learn the language contact us for information, and free level test. With your personal code you can access our platform, so no CD's or download required, and accessable from any computer or Ipad. Our Spanish native teachers in Spain guide and evaluate your progress, through online one-on-one sessions. Personal learning!

 

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13 Cool and Interesting Facts About the Spanish Language

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13 facts about the Spanish language with their sources. Historic and current facts about Spanish language.

 

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Learn Spanish from anywhere in the world, in an effective and proficient way, guided by Spanish native teachers in Spain.

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We are only a few hours away from El Día E, the big celebration of everyone who speaks Spanish. If you are a native Spanish speaker or made the choice to learn it… CONGRATULATIONS! To close this worldwide celebration, here are 13 cool and interesting facts about the Spanish language.

 

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Why It's Time To Learn Another Language - Edudemic

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I often hear language learning is much easier when you are younger, and that we must teach our young students another language when they are young so that they can be ‘more competitive’ in an increasingly globalized, connected world. While I don’t argue with that at all, there are many other benefits that come from being bilingual. The handy infographic below takes a look at how the brain benefits from being bilingual. We’ll give you a hint: there’s much more to it than just being able to communicate with more people in their native tongue.

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After teaching Spanish to foreign children and teenagers for many years at our Spanish Language School in the South of Spain, we have worked on a concept to be able to let students from all over the world benefit from our concepts and proficient way of teaching from the comfort of their own homes. We offer a form of Blended Learning, where the student can learn Spanish using the newest teaching techniques along with the guidance of his or her personal teacher in Spain.

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6 Reasons Why Everyone Should Really Learn Spanish

6 Reasons Why Everyone Should Really Learn Spanish | Learn Spanish | Scoop.it
We’ve read the arguments for learning French, but let’s be honest: Spanish, Chinese, Arabic, Russian, or any other language with growing global importance would be a better choice.
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Spanish may be the best choice of all for a second language, which is why its popularity in schools is soaring worldwide.

Here are some reasons why you should estudiar.

 

#Learn #Spanish #online

Learn the Spanish language from the comfort of your own home. If you are looking for a proficient and fun way to learn the language contact us for information, and free level test. With your personal code you can access our platform, so no CD's or download required, and accessable from any computer or Ipad. Our Spanish native teachers in Spain guide and evaluate your progress, through online one-on-one sessions. Personal learning!

 

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#Learn #Spanish #online

Learn the Spanish language from the comfort of your own home. If you are looking for a proficient and fun way to learn the language contact us for information, and free level test. With your personal code you can access our platform, so no CD's or download required, and accessable from any computer or Ipad. Our Spanish native teachers in Spain guide and evaluate your progress, through online one-on-one sessions. Personal learning!

 

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Those who don't speak Spanish may be left behind

Those who don't speak Spanish may be left behind | Learn Spanish | Scoop.it
¿Entiende Ud. español? If your answer to, "Do you understand Spanish?" is "no," get ready to be left behind. With the surge over the past decade in the Hispanic population in the United States, speaking Spanish is becoming more of a necessity than a choice in many parts of the country.
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Rolling Out an iPad Pilot Program, With Eyes Wide Open - Professional #Online #Spanish

Rolling Out an iPad Pilot Program, With Eyes Wide Open - Professional #Online #Spanish | Learn Spanish | Scoop.it
One of California's poorest school districts, the Coachella Valley Unified southeast of Los Angeles, is currently rolling out iPads to every student, pre-K through high school.
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The possibility to offer Spanish courses online gives our Spanish school in Spain the unique opportunity to bring our product to the clients in the privacy of their own home, or at a school anywhere in the world. For more information contact me, without any strings attached: sonja@spanish-school-herradura.com

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Spanish Online developed for children and teenagers. Learing through professional educational platform, and interaction with Spanish native teachers in Spain. Learning the language in an efficient, interactive and communicational way.

 

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Granada Christmas activities in Andalucia Spain. Spanish in Spain: www.spanish-school-herradura.com

Granada Christmas activities in Andalucia Spain. Spanish in Spain: www.spanish-school-herradura.com | Learn Spanish | Scoop.it

Granada Christmas activities in Andalucia Spain. Street markets, nativity scenes and festive lights make the special atmosphere in the city.

 

Combine a visit to Granada with a visit to the beautiful coast of this province: the Costa Tropical, where you can follow a Spanish Language course at our school, located right in the beach!

 

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Programs for children, teenagers and adults. Also business courses and courses for not-native Spanish teachers. Looking forward to seeing you soon!

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The Spanish Christmas celebrations vary slightly from the festivites in the UK or USA. Celebrations in Spain generally begin around 5th December and continue right through to the end of 6th January.

Here is my guide to what´s happening in Granada this festive season. If you are visting another area of Spain the basic outline will probably be quite similar to this one.

 

At the foot of this post is a quick guide to Spanish Christmas words you´ll hear constantly over the next month.

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New Study Shows Brain Benefits Of Bilingualism

New Study Shows Brain Benefits Of Bilingualism | Learn Spanish | Scoop.it
Being bilingual opens up new worlds to speakers. It also appears to delay the onset of dementia.
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The largest study so far to ask whether speaking two languages might delay the onset of dementia symptoms in bilingual patients as compared to monolingual patients has reported a robust result. Bilingual patients suffer dementia onset an average of 4.5 years later than those who speak only a single language.

 

While knowledge of a protective effect of bilingualism isn't entirely new, the present study significantly advances scientists' knowledge. Media reports emphasize the size of its cohort: 648 patients from a university hospital's memory clinic, including 391 who were bilingual. It's also touted as the first study to reveal that bilingual people who are illiterate derive the same benefit from speaking two languages as do people who read and write. It also claims to show that the benefit applies not only to Alzheimer's sufferers but also people with frontotemporal and vascular dementia.

 

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Basic Spanish Lessons: Ordering Food. Spanish in Spain www.spanish-school-herradura.com

Basic Spanish Lessons: Ordering Food. Spanish in Spain www.spanish-school-herradura.com | Learn Spanish | Scoop.it

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In this article of Basic Spanish Lessons you will find a beginner vocabulary to order food in a restaurant. Spanish teacher activity included.

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Talking to the waiter

You don’t have to chat the waiter up, but it would be nice to be able to do more than announce your entree or point at the menu. These phrases will help smooth out your exchange

 

1. Quiero…. (I want….) 2. Me gustaría… (I would like….) 3. ¿Me trae….? (Could you bring me…..) 4. La cuenta, por favor. (The check, please.) 5. ¿Hay algún plato especial hoy? (Is there a special today?)

 

Obviously, pointing to the menu will usually do the trick in most restaurants, but you are then taking the risk of getting a dish you didn’t want, plus you look like a tourist who refuses to learn the local language. Learning just a few phrases will go a long way when it comes to ordering food in a restaurant.

 

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A Guide to #Spanish - 10 facts about the Spanish language. Learn Spanish in La Herradura, Spain www.spanish-school-herradura.com

A Guide to #Spanish - 10 facts about the Spanish language. Learn Spanish in La Herradura, Spain www.spanish-school-herradura.com | Learn Spanish | Scoop.it

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BBC Languages - Learn Spanish in your own time and have fun with Languages of the world. Your fun Spanish language taster. Pick up essential phrases and learn some fascinating facts about the Spanish language.

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Where is Spanish spoken?

 

Also known as Castilian, due to its origins in the Castile region of Spain, Spanish is the official language of Spain. It's also spoken across Central and South American countries which were former Spanish colonies, and more recently in the USA due to migration from its southern neighbours

 

In Africa, Spanish is spoken in Equatorial Guinea and the disputed territory of Western Sahara. In Asia, there are still remnants of the language in the Philippines

 

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Mexican Language And Customs: Are They Spanish Or Something Else... ?

Mexican Language And Customs: Are They Spanish Or Something Else... ? | Learn Spanish | Scoop.it

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The Mexican language has undergone various changes in the previous century or two. Today, Mexican Spanish has a lilting intonation that European Spanish doesn’t. This comes from the Nahuatl language, which also has this intonation. Mexican Spanish has also kept many indigenous words from the days of the conquistadors, such as aguacate, or avocado, and patata, or potato. Mexican Spanish still shows marks of its origins with the conquistadors. It uses many archaic expressions, and it also shows traces of the accent of Extremadura. - See more at: http://livingbilingual.com/2013/08/12/mexican-language/#sthash.pKaUKCSz.dpuf

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When the Spanish conquistadors entered Mexico, they changed Mexican customs and culture forever. Mexican language also changed. The Spanish brought their language to Mexico, where it’s predominant today. - See more at: http://livingbilingual.com/2013/08/12/mexican-language/#sthash.pKaUKCSz.dpuf

 

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This article represents religous customs. Mexicans have kept indigenent words from the past and are still being used today. Some people think that these old ways of life have died off but many people still live by these

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9 Tips For Learning A New Language - LivingBilingual

9 Tips For Learning A New Language - LivingBilingual | Learn Spanish | Scoop.it

Learn #Spanish in #Spain; programs for children, teenagers and adults. #Immersion courses. www.spanish-school-herradura.com

 

editors note: Today we have a great guest post by Tami Lawry with some great words of wisdom. Enjoy!

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In today’s world, learning another language can be extremely beneficial. More and more cities are becoming diverse, and knowing another language can help you communicate with your neighbors. More and more companies are starting to expand globally, and knowing another language can help you not only land a job, but be involved in the global side of the business.

 

But learning a new language is not very easy, especially as you get older. You no longer have the time or attention span to dedicate to learning a new language, which can cause frustration during the learning process. Although learning a new language will be challenging, it’s not impossible. Instead of giving up, use the following tips to help you successfully learn a new language. - See more at: http://livingbilingual.com/2013/09/13/9-tips-learning-new-language/#sthash.sakFZAXY.dpuf

 

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How do you say ‘giant box of cereal’ in #Spanish?

How do you say ‘giant box of cereal’ in #Spanish? | Learn Spanish | Scoop.it
Suffice it to say it took me an hour to pick up the giant box of cereal from my mother.
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These are the moments when all f the phrases you toss around before you go  abroad become real: “Immersion will be great for my Spanish — it’ll really force  me to speak it. Of course it’ll be hard sometimes, but in the end I’ll be much  better for it.” When you hear that in a pre-departure meeting or say it to your  family, it’s hard to picture the cracked blue plastic cushion of the bench in  the Miraflores post office where you’ll sit, cradling a cardboard box,  cursing  your clumsy Spanish. Even when you say, “The first few days will probably be  rough,” you can’t anticipate the headaches two weeks in, when you’re dreaming  and doodling in Spanish but still need your host mother to slowly repeat her  question about what kind of tea you want. Read more at http://matadornetwork.com/abroad/how-do-you-say-giant-box-of-cereal-in-spanish/#4G7wTaeuK0hFIRaU.99

 

 

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Language learning: what motivates us?

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What happens in the brain when we try to learn a language can tell us a lot about what drives us to learn it in the first place. Lauren Razavi unpacks the science

 

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Both Trenkic and Schumann believe that native English speakers are at a unique disadvantage in trying to learn other languages. The key issue in motivating English-speaking language learners is the prevalence of English as the world's lingua franca, an issue that has been explored and debated by experts for more than a decade.

"We speak natively the language that the world is trying to learn. For us, it's never clear that we need to learn a second language, and if we decide to, it's hard for us to pick which one," Schumann asserts. "It's also very difficult to maintain a conversation with a German if your German isn't good, because they'll quickly switch to English, and they're often more comfortable doing so."

"One of the main reasons there are more successful learners of English than of other languages is that there's more 'material' out there, and it's more socially relevant in the sense that people you know are likely to share your enthusiasm for the material – films and music, for example," Trenkic adds.

Does this mean that all hope is lost for native English speakers learning foreign languages? Not necessarily. Schumann argues that many European states are successful in cultivating bilingual societies because of active societal support and the national-level importance placed on it.

"In countries like Holland and Sweden, the society has realised they have to learn a more international language. They start teaching English very early but with no magic method," Schumann says. "The Dutch put on a lot of television in English with Dutch subtitles. In the entertainment media, they give a preference to English. Nationally, they give their communities a language they can use in the world."

English's role as a global lingua franca might make foreign language acquisition more of an effort, but the motivation – as Schumann puts it – "to get to know, to be with, to interact with and perhaps become like the speakers of [a] target language" remains intact. For English speakers, the focus must be on the cultural and social benefits of learning languages – on the symptoms of integrative motivation, which go beyond employment prospects and good grades

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8 Superhero Qualities For Raising a Bilingual Child

8 Superhero Qualities For Raising a Bilingual Child | Learn Spanish | Scoop.it
Raising bilingual kids take work and commitment. Tap into these qualities to raise your child with two languages!

 

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If there is one thing being a parent teaches you, it is that you can do more than you ever imagined. You can go on less sleep, remember more details and be more patient than you had dreamed possible. And, if you are raising a bilingual or multilingual child, you do it all thinking continuously about language. You are indeed a super hero! At least in the eyes of that toddler watching you get ready for work.

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The Neurolinguistic Advantages of Being Bilingual

The Neurolinguistic Advantages of Being Bilingual | Learn Spanish | Scoop.it
There are many advantages of being bilingual, and this article touches on several neurolinguistic benefits.
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Benefits of bilingualism in simple words

 

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Educators once opposed raising bilingual children. Experts now say it’s beneficial.

Educators once opposed raising bilingual children. Experts now say it’s beneficial. | Learn Spanish | Scoop.it
Educators once frowned on raising bilingual children. Experts now say it’s good for cognitive development.
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Researchers may just be seeing the tip of the iceberg when assessing the impact of bilingualism, and many questions remain. Chief among them is whether an older, monolingual person could benefit from studying a second language.

 

Bialystok is convinced the answer is yes, even if the performance boost is less pronounced than for those who grew up bilingual. “Learn a language at any age, not to become bilingual, but just to remain mentally stimulated,” she says. “That’s the source of cognitive reserve'"

 

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Learning a language, or other new endeavor, can help maintain brain function

Learning a language, or other new endeavor, can help maintain brain function | Learn Spanish | Scoop.it
By Fred W. Wright Jr.Times CorrespondentPeople who are bilingual have a greater resistance to the development of Alzheimer's disease, according to a recent study from York University in Toronto.
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The report also said being bilingual may be a weapon against the deterioration seen during aging. The study determined that learning a second language, even later in life, delays the decline of important brain function. A set of cognitive processes known as "the executive control system" — which allows people to think in complex ways and controls the allocation of attention — is enhanced in people who are actively bilingual throughout their lives.

 

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13 Cool and Interesting Facts About the Spanish Language

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13 facts about the Spanish language with their sources. Historic and current facts about Spanish language.

 

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Professional and Personal Online Spanish Courses for children (+9 years), teenagers and adults. #BlendedLearning

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Spanish activities. Learn Spanish in Spain, La Herradura: www.spanish-school-herradura.com

Spanish activities. Learn Spanish in Spain, La Herradura: www.spanish-school-herradura.com | Learn Spanish | Scoop.it

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How Long Does it Take to Learn a Language? | Language News

How Long Does it Take to Learn a Language? | Language News | Learn Spanish | Scoop.it

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Does it take a long time to learn a language? It only takes five minutes to learn enough of a language to make a difference.

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Communication doesn’t have to mean a long and intense discussion.  Just knowing how to say “hello” and “thank you” in another person’s language can completely change your relationship with that person.

 

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In this blog, the author explains that in order to get to a Limited Professional Proficiency Level with language where "someone is expected to be able to converse socially and handle most workplace interactions successfully to a limited extent", it should take 750+ hours.  For a more difficult language like Arabic or Chinese with different characters, it could take 1800+ hours.  This proves to me that language games and online language learning are important for developing languages because students need constant practice to obtain their 750+ hours.  Reaching 750+ hours alone via classroom instruction is not feasible for most people.  I think that the more variety of media, games, and lessons available for self-directed learners, the better.

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Language Immersion in Spain

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Budget cuts have left Oregon schools in rough shape. Eugene’s 4J School District is no different. However, despite the financial challenges, many public education alternatives exist in the area.

 

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At one time it was believed speaking two languages created a cognitive disadvantage in a learner, but new studies show otherwise. “Research tells us that students in dual immersion programs are able to transfer literacy skills from one language to another and ultimately earn equal or higher test scores than their single-language counterparts,” Nakaba says. “Students outperform their English-only peers on tasks that require problem solving, meta-cognition or patterning.  Students of all backgrounds learn to appreciate and understand differences in cultures and traditions"

 

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I Learned to Speak Four Languages in a Few Years: Here's How

I Learned to Speak Four Languages in a Few Years: Here's How | Learn Spanish | Scoop.it

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Stage 1: Learn the correct pronunciation of the language.P

Time: 1-2 weeks (or longer for languages that have a new alphabet that will take some time to get comfortable with)

 

Starting with pronunciation first does a few things—because I'm first and foremost learning how to hear that language's sounds, my listening comprehension gets an immediate boost before I even start traditional language learning. Once I start vocabulary training, I retain it better because I'm familiar with how words should sound and how they should be spelled. (Correct spellings in French, for example, are much easier to remember when there's a connection between the spelling and the sound), and once I finally start speaking to native speakers, they don't switch to English for me or dumb down their language, which is awesome sauce

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LearnSpanish: OneOfTheFastestSpokenLanguages!

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LearnSpanish because it's SpokenSoFast! Interesting article on why Spanish has the appearance of being spoken so fast, and answers to whether it really...

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Did you notice the title has no spaces? That’s what everything sounds like when you are first learning Spanish. It’s almost impossible to tell individual words apart. Is Spanish really spoken at break-neck speeds, or does it just seem that way to the untrained ear? The answer revealed… as well as two tips to help you accelerate your auditory aids… or ears as normal people call them. - See more at: http://livingbilingual.com/2013/08/07/learnspanish/#sthash.Qfooiuau.dpuf

 

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Spanish Language – Facts & Infographic | Languages of the World

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Informative facts about Spanish Language easily with our infographic overview showing language characteristics and roots of the language.
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