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The Benefits of Being Bilingual.

The Benefits of Being Bilingual. | Spanish for Homeschooling | Scoop.it

The Benefits of Being Bilingual are aplenty. Bilingualism helps fight off dementia, increases logical thinking, and promotes cultural sensitivity!

 

Learning Spanish in Spain, La Herradura, means learning the language in a proficient and fast way due to the locality of this beautiful and safe Spanish town. a great place to spend the holidays with the whole family. Info: www.spanish-school-herradura.com  


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"The benefits of being bilingual are numerous. I’ve gone through a lot of them in various places on this site, but I wanted to have one post that consolidated all of them. I will continuously update this post as I find more benefits and as new research is uncovered on the benefits of being bilingual. Or multilingual".

 

Jeffrey Nelson is a husband, father, and author on bilingualism, language learning, and culture. He has been featured on, and is a regular contributor for top bilingual websites like Spanglishbaby.com, Growingupbilingual.com, and Multilingualliving.com as well as the author of an Ebook on language learning. He is currently living in the Midwestern United States with his mexican wife and their bilingual son.

 

Learn Spanish in South Spain: Spanish programs for children, teenagers and adults: www.spanish-school-herradura.com

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#Learn #Spanish #online: professional online Spanish courses developed and evaluated by qualified and experienced Spanish native teachers in Spain.

 For children (+9 years), teenagers and adults. More info:

info@spanish-school-herradura.com

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Spanish Story for Kids: El Fandango de Lola Activities. www.spanish-school-herradura.com #Spanish for #Children in #Spain

Spanish Story for Kids: El Fandango de Lola Activities. www.spanish-school-herradura.com #Spanish for #Children in #Spain | Spanish for Homeschooling | Scoop.it
Spanish story of a girl who wants to learn to dance is an excellent choice for children learning Spanish. Printable language activities and ideas for reading the book with kids.
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#Spanish immersion programs for #children and teenagers in #Spain. A fun, interactive and communicational way of learning the language, with professional Spanish native teachers. www.spanish-school-herradura.com

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www.spanish-school-herradura.com How to Teach Spanish to Toddlers & Preschoolers

www.spanish-school-herradura.com How to Teach Spanish to Toddlers & Preschoolers | Spanish for Homeschooling | Scoop.it

#Spanish for #children and #teenagers in Spain:

www.spanish-school-herradura.com in safe local town in the South of #Spain

 

Lesson plans for teaching Spanish to toddlers and preschoolers. Objectives, daily plans, and vocabulary to practice.

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Métodos:

Pull out large floor map.  Have kids stand on where they’re from.  Talk about each state and what language they speak.  For example, “Joshua, you’re from Washington.  In Washington, how do they say ‘Hello!’”  He will probably think I’m silly and answer.  Then, ask the other children.  Finally, ask about Scotland, getting answer, “Hiya.”  Talk about different ways of saying hello: hello, hi, hiya, even howdy.  Then, transition to Spanish, “Hola.”Point to various countries that speak Spanish and introduce idea that different places say the same kinds of things, just in different ways.Ask kids if they can remember any countries’ names or what they speak.Have children sing the alphabet in English, then model the alphabet chant in Spanish, reminding them that letters are always how we make words, and that Spanish-speaking children learn their ABC’s, too!Read Skippyjon Jones and ask children if they think they hear any Spanish.End with Colores song (Mexican Hand Clap Song): red/manzana.
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Children’s Spanish Storybook Reviews. www.spanish-school-herradura.com learn Spanish in Spain programs for children

Children’s Spanish Storybook Reviews. www.spanish-school-herradura.com learn Spanish in Spain programs for children | Spanish for Homeschooling | Scoop.it
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Learn Spanish in Spain: programs for children, teenagers and adults:

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¡A comer! has always been one of our favorite children’s Spanish books. The author, Ana Zamorano, was born in Madrid but resides in Sidney, Australia. ¡A comer! is her picture of Spanish life told through the eyes of Salvador, the youngest in a family of seven. The illustrator, Julie Vivas, uses beautiful watercolor illustrations to present the setting of a traditional, small Spanish town, and throughout the book she does a wonderful job of capturing the emotions of the different family members.

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The Beauty of the Different Spanish Accents in Children - SpanglishBaby™

The Beauty of the Different Spanish Accents in Children - SpanglishBaby™ | Spanish for Homeschooling | Scoop.it

#Learn #Spanish in #Spain #LaHerradura

Find out about the immersion programs for children, teenagers and adults:

www.spanish-school-herradura.com

Safe local town, located in stunning horseshoe shaped bay. Mild climate all year around.

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As another great week of school is near its end, I sit down and reflect on all the amazing things my students have taught me. Yes, I am the teacher, but they teach me new things everyday as well. This may not be news for many out there, but it was just so amazing that I had to share it with all of you, especially if you are raising bilingual and bicultural children

 

Spanish in Spain

www.spanish-school-herradura.com

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early languages: Top 10 reasons why kids should learn Spanish

early languages: Top 10 reasons why kids should learn Spanish | Spanish for Homeschooling | Scoop.it

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#Spanish #Spain #LaHerradura

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1. Spanish vocabulary is much more fun to learn when you cook together a “paella”.

2. Your son or daughter can make a real difference by helping a Spanish-speaking child that came to your country integrate easily in school.

3. "Ay, Ay, Ay, Ay": singing “Cielito Lindo” along with a Mexican mariachi band fills your heart with joy.

4. Watching a soccer game of Barcelona or Real Madrid in Spanish and listening to the commentators shout “Goooooooaaaaaaaal!” brings soccer to another level.

5. According to researchers, by 2050, 10 percent of the world population will speak Spanish and the United States will be the biggest Spanish-speaking country.

6. “Sonrisas y lagrimas” in Spanish is just as beautiful as its English version, “The Sound of Music”.

7. The whole family can take a vacation in Santo Domingo and learn salsa and merengue.

8. Lunch is at 3pm in Spain: food tastes better when you are hungry.

9. Visiting the Alhambra of Grenada should be on everyone’s bucket list.

10. “Te quiero” sounds just as good as “I love you”.

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Spanish for Children. Tips to Make Your Children See Why They Need to Speak Spanish - SpanglishBaby™

Spanish for Children. Tips to Make Your Children See Why They Need to Speak Spanish - SpanglishBaby™ | Spanish for Homeschooling | Scoop.it

Spanish for children, teenagers and adults in Spain. In safe local town, great beach, water sports and great climate.

 

One of the most common struggles for parents raising bilingual kids is getting their children to speak Spanish. This is especially true once the rebellion stage hits and children refuse to use their minority language making their parents extremely frustrated.

 

 

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Bilingualism experts agree that one of the most important tasks for parents raising a child with two languages is to create a perceived need for the minority language. In other words, your kid HAS to feel there are some circumstances in which she NEEDS her minority language to communicate.

How do you do this? Check out some tips!

 

www.spanish-school-herradura.com

 

4) Expose your children to Spanish and their Latino culture first-hand: Traveling to a country where the Spanish is spoken is probably one of the best ways to create a perceived need.

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Setting Bilingual Goals for Our Kids and Our Family

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Setting Bilingual Goals for Our Kids and Our Family        

             January 21, 2013                    

by Paula - Growing Up Bilingual

January 21, 2013

 

I have to admit that keeping Spanish alive is harder than I thought.  Even though both my husband and I speak mostly Spanish at home (I’ll admit it’s not a 100% of the time) the truth is that the amount of time my kids spend immersed in a Spanish only environment is a lot less than I had anticipated.  Between school, extracurricular activities, homework and TV most of their day is spent speaking and hearing English.

 

This year we realized we have to do some things differently so that we can reach the goals that we have set for our bilingual family.

 

Immerse into the Spanish language and culture in South Spain:

www.spanish-school-herradura.com

 

 

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4. Schedule some formal education “time” in Spanish. I attended a full immersion school where I had a formal education in English while growing up in a Spanish speaking country.  My kids are not so lucky. They are both attending public school and we have no Spanish immersion schools or bilingual schools in our area.  Speaking (and listening to) Spanish is not enough, I want my kids to learn to read it and write it and to accomplish that they need to learn the correct grammar and spelling, they need to learn letter sounds, etc.   We signed our children up to a Spanish class  and use online resources like PetraLingua that provides online language courses for kids. I also love MommyMaestra.com because it has lesson plans and lots of printables.   We are even considering moving to an area that has Spanish immersion or bilingual schools.

 

Learn Spanish in Spain, in safe local town away from mass tourism. The Spanish Language School is located right on the beach, in beautiful horseshoe-shaped bay. Children and their partents can follow Spanish courses, and the kids can even join the local school in town (min 3 months). After school activities with the Spanish children all year around. A unique place for a complete Spanish immersion!

www.spanish-school-herradura.com

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20 Expert Tips on Raising a Globally Minded Child

20 Expert Tips on Raising a Globally Minded Child | Spanish for Homeschooling | Scoop.it

I reached out to 20 of the most well-known parenting bloggers and authors on the topic of raising multicultural, multilingual and compassionate children and asked them to share their #1 tip to raise a globally minded child.

 

Immersion into the Spanish language and culture in Spain:

www.spanish-school-herradura.com  

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It’s our task to ensure that we provide an opportunity and an environment for our kids to become globally minded citizens of the world. Compassion, empathy, an open heart and an acute emotional intelligence accompany children with global minds that are at ease in different cultures, languages and races.

 

At the Spanish Language School of La Herradura, in South Spain, your children have the possibility to totally immerse into the Spanish Culture and Language. The safe, local town in horseshoe-shaped bay offers the perfect setting for families with (young) children. Live in La Herradura for a couple of months, or longer, and give children the opportunity of an experience of a lifetime. The children can join the local school, while getting back up from the teachers of the Spanish Language School. And the parents can sign up for the Spanish courses for adults. Great sports activities in town all year around (incl. after school activities), and a very good climate.

 

Contact us for references!

 

www.spanish-school-herradura.com  

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The benefits of a bilingual education. By Roxana A. Soto.

The benefits of a bilingual education. By Roxana A. Soto. | Spanish for Homeschooling | Scoop.it

I’m the product of a bilingual school and I will be forever grateful to my parents for making the decision to give me such an amazing educational opportunity because I’m sure my life would not be what it is today had I gone to a regular school.

 

At our Spanish Language School in the South of Spain we offer families the opportunity to totally immerse into the Spanish Language and culture. Children can participate to the local school in a beautiful and safe coastal town. More info: www.spanish-school-herradura.com

 

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I’m the product of a bilingual school and I will be forever grateful to my parents for making the decision to give me such an amazing educational opportunity because I’m sure my life would not be what it is today had I gone to a regular school.

 

Unfortunately, I’m currently not able to do the same for my kids. As you’ve probably read here before, my options in terms of bilingual or dual language immersion schools in Denver are pretty limited and, for now, Vanessa is just going to our neighborhood school. I would love nothing more than for her — and eventually for her brother to — to be able to get a bilingual education. But until our family situation changes, I’m in charge of her instruction in Spanish.

 

Since I know first-hand the benefits of a bilingual education, I figured I’d share these with you, in case you’ve been thinking about it for your kids and need a little push.

1. Biliteracy — While it’s great to speak two languages, it’s even better to read and write in both languages or be biliterate, like myself. I thank my bilingual education for this ability since I was taught all of my subjects in both English and Spanish.

2. More choices in resources/literature — I can’t count how many times I’ve been doing research and I’ve been unable to find the information I’m looking for in English and I’ve turned to Spanish and a whole new world has opened up (or vice versa). In terms of reading, there’s nothing like enjoying a novel or a poem in its original version instead of the translated one as something is always lost in translation.

3. Opportunities to study (& work) abroad — A lot of kids who have the opportunity to get a bilingual education have a much easier time going to study abroad and continue to practice and expand their second language. Many times, this also translated into the opportunity to work abroad, which opens a whole new set of opportunities.

4. Easier to learn additional languages — I’m convinced that since I was educated in two languages, adding a third one came fairly easy. The school I went to believed so much this was true, that we were introduced to a third language of our choice by the time we were in fifth grade.

5. More professional opportunities — Being schooled in both English and Spanish is the one and only reason I’ve been able to have a successful career as a journalist in both the English and the Spanish media. Being bilingual has given me a lot more professional options as well as a higher salary.

 

Notice that none of the benefits on this list include all of the cognitive and health benefits of being bilingual. Taking all this into consideration, it’s impossible to argue that speaking two languages is not a huge advantage in today’s society.

 

Learn Spanish in Spain: immersion & family programs all year around:

www.spanish-school-herradura.com

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#BilingualKids Activities Round-up: Celebrating Cultures Through Crafts

#BilingualKids Activities Round-up: Celebrating Cultures Through Crafts | Spanish for Homeschooling | Scoop.it

This beautiful craft by Ruby of Growing Up Blackxican is all about instilling a positive self-image in kids. It teaches kids to love their heritage whether it be from one ethnicity or many. Click here to read Ruby’s story and craft instructions

 

#LearnSpanish in South #Spain: children, teenagers & adults. A unique concept to learn Spanish with the whole family, and spend time in a beautiful, safe, local town, located in horseshoe shaped bay with great beach. Good climate all year around, and lots of (water) sports activities. If for a longer period of time, the children can join the local school in town, for total immersion into the Spanish culture and language. In the town of #LaHerradura, all is within walking distance.

 

www.spanish-school-herradura.com #Spanish for #Families

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Our culture is a big part of why we teach our kids Spanish. But even if Spanish is not the language of our ancestors we know that learning another language gives us and our children a deeper understanding of other people and cultures. For this week’s #BilingualKids Round-up we have focused on fun crafts for kids that celebrate culture and the diversity in our world.

 

#Spanish in #Spain:  www.spanish-school-herradura.com

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Great Earth Day Books for Bilingual Kids

Great Earth Day Books for Bilingual Kids | Spanish for Homeschooling | Scoop.it

Earth Day is a great opportunity to teach your children about the importance of taking care of our  planet and being more conscious about their environment, but it is also a great opportunity to teach them Spanish. Take this opportunity to teach them more about the ecosystems that are around them and also about the natural beauty of the places where they come from.  

 

Learn Spanish in Spain: www.spanish-school-herradura.com

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#LearnSpanish in #Spain #LaHerradura #SpanishLanguage programs for the whole family: www.spanish-school-herradura.com

 

Located in the beautiful bay of La Herradura in South Spain, right on the beach!

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Learn Spanish with Pictures – Playing in the Sand

Learn Spanish with Pictures – Playing in the Sand | Spanish for Homeschooling | Scoop.it

Learn Spanish with Pictures lets kids talk about this great photograph of a little girl playing in the sand - in Spanish! The description and questions are structured to help children understand and to give them confidence with the language.

 

Learn Spanish in Spain, La Herradura, where our language school is located right on the beach:

 

www.spanish-school-herradura.com  

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Talking about this photo of a little girl playing in the sand is a excellent way to speak Spanish with children. The questions that follow are ordered to help children master the vocabulary and gain confidence with the language.

 

The Spanish Language School of La Herradura, Spain, is located right on the beach. We therefore have the unique possibility to spend some time there durning the Spanish classes. Students can also participate to the many (water) sports activities, such as sailing, kayak, windsurf and diving.

 

Teaching children of +5 years, teenagers and adults; just have a look at the different programs mentioned on our website:

 

www.spanish-school-herradura.com

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www.spanish-school-herradura.com. Special Programs for not native Spanish Teachers. Why Demand For Spanish-Speaking Teachers Is Increasing

www.spanish-school-herradura.com. Special Programs for not native Spanish Teachers. Why Demand For Spanish-Speaking Teachers Is Increasing | Spanish for Homeschooling | Scoop.it

The demand for Spanish-speaking teachers is increasing in urgency: As schools scramble to adapt curricula and classes to a changing population, it’s more critical than ever that teachers can communicate in two languages.

 

At the Spanish Language School in South Spain we offer programs for children, teenagers and adults. Also special programs for not-native Spanish teachers that would like to improve their teaching skills.

 

www.spanish-school-herradura.com  

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How to Incorporate Spanish Into a Preschool Classroom - www.spanish-school-herradura.com

How to Incorporate Spanish Into a Preschool Classroom - www.spanish-school-herradura.com | Spanish for Homeschooling | Scoop.it

Learn #Spanish in #Spain for #Children, teenagers and adults:

www.spanish-school-herradura.com.

 

Being bilingual is a great asset, as it enables communication across cultures. In addition, learning a different language can help improve native language skills, increase cognition and promotes multicultural awareness.

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Learning a second language should begin at a young age, when children are  developing language skills and when comprehension of a foreign language is an  easier task. Since Spanish is one of the most commonly spoken languages, it  makes sense to teach it to children. On the preschool level, infusing the  language into daily activities can develop children's ability to speak it.

 

The Spanish Language School in La Herradura, Spain, is locatad right on the beach of a safe, local Spanish town. Find out more about our various Spanish courses, and (water) sports activities that can be combined with the Spanish classes. info@spanish-school-herradura.com

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Early Bilingualism Can Enhance Early Learning - Isis. Spanish in Spain: www.spanish-school-herradura.com

Early Bilingualism Can Enhance Early Learning - Isis. Spanish in Spain: www.spanish-school-herradura.com | Spanish for Homeschooling | Scoop.it

Even the tiniest of infants are listening for the voices of their mothers. They can even discriminate between the sounds of the home or native language

 

Learn Spanish in Spain

Programs for children, teenagers and adults:

www.spanish-school-herradura.com

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The face of our nation’s youngest children is changing. Recent (2010) census data shows dramatic changes in the racial and ethnic makeup of our nation’s youngest children. The numbers of Hispanic and Asian children in particular are on the rise. Furthermore, one in four children under the age of 8 grows up in a US family with at least one foreign-born parent, or about 8.7 million children. This is more than double the number of children in 1990. 1

The Paradox of early bilingualism. There is a common misguided belief among parents that reading to children in their home or native language may compromise their ability to learn to read in English. And oftentimes, if the parents don’t speak English, they may not read to their children at all due to lack of books in their home language

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A guide to raising bilingual children. Learn Spanish in Spain

A guide to raising bilingual children. Learn Spanish in Spain | Spanish for Homeschooling | Scoop.it

#Spanish in #Spain #LaHerradura. Spanish immersion programs for children, teenagers and adults. 

www.spanish-school-herradura.com

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The number of U.S. residents age 5 and older who speak a language other than English at home has more than doubled in the past three decades. Parents like Da and Jennifer Ghurani of Hawthorne, California, are a small part of the reason why. "I want Delila to know where she's from and be able to interact with her extended family," says Ghurani, who's teaching her daughter to speak Arabic.

If you've ever thought about raising your kid to be multilingual, now's the perfect time to start. "Babies are wired for language," says Naomi Steiner M.D., developmental and behavioral pediatrician at the Floating Hospital for Children, Tufts Medical Center, and author of "7 Steps to Raising a Bilingual Child."

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How Technology Can Make Spanish Fun & Meaningful -

How Technology Can Make Spanish Fun & Meaningful - | Spanish for Homeschooling | Scoop.it

Children love computers and the Internet, and as our world becomes ever more technologically advanced, it is imperative that we give them the tools to explore and learn using technology. 

 

Learn Spanish in Spain #LaHerradura

www.spanish-school-herradura.com

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Fortunately, technology can also be a valuable tool in our efforts to raise bilingual children.  There are numerous on-line stories in Spanish, videogames and websites.  The Internet also gives our children the chance to explore other countries and cultures preparing them for our ever-increasing global society.

 

I absolutely love teaching Spanish and am passionate about the language.  Unfortunately, I am also aware that not all my students are as enamored with learning another language.  With most public schools not introducing the study of World Languages until late in a students’ academic career, language classes can become just another requirement needed for graduation or college admission.  I am aware that learning another language can be a difficult undertaking, so I strive to make the learning of Spanish fun by using modern music, videos and projects that engage and interest the students.  I have discovered that whenever I use technology, the students get excited about learning.  Technology makes Spanish fun, exciting and meaningful.

 

Learn #Spanish in Spain, La Herradura. Family immersion programs

www.spanish-school-herradura.com

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How to Have a Perfect Bilingual Immersion for Your Child without Losing Your Mind | Multilingual Living

How to Have a Perfect Bilingual Immersion for Your Child without Losing Your Mind | Multilingual Living | Spanish for Homeschooling | Scoop.it

Bilingual children & language immersion: Spend a month abroad to immerse your bilingual child in the non-community language. Read here how to do it!

 

Spanish in Spain:

www.spanish-school-herradura.com  

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After having our son, I was determined to push bilingualism full force and that brings me to the present moment. This has been a frustrating as well as a very heartening journey from the beginning. Our son Ian learned to read and speak in Spanish first, and as he entered Montessori at two and a half years of age he started to prefer English. I had to quickly come up with an excellent strategy for keeping his Spanish up and running. OPOL (one parent one language method) didn’t seem enough considering he spent a big chunk of his day at school interacting only in English. That is when it occurred to me that every other year we should bring Ian to Colombia, or to other Spanish-speaking countries, so he can attend a regular school in Spanish for at least three weeks.

 

Spanish for children in Spain; immersion programs

www.spanish-school-herradura.com

 

#learn #Spanish in #Spain #LaHerradura

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Spanish-For-Families

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Spanish for Families in Spain
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At the Spanish Language School in South Spain, we offer programs for children, teenagers and adults, private and intensive courses. Families that woud like to stay a longer period of time, can sign up the children for the local school in town. There are after school activities all year around, and a summer camp during the summer months. We will support you all the way, and can provide references. The town is a great place for families: safe, local, great beach, small mostly Spanish population, and a great climate all year around. A unique concept for families looking to really immerse into the Spanish language and culture. More info: www.spanish-school-herradura.com

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How I Plan To Help My Children Become Literate in Spanish -

How I Plan To Help My Children Become Literate in Spanish - | Spanish for Homeschooling | Scoop.it

It was back to school for both my children today and while we they had an amazing summer immersed in Spanish, neither is enrolled in a dual language immersion school. This means we have to work hard at home to maintain the Spanish flowing.

 

Learn Spanish in Spain; family and childrens programs: www.spanish-school-herradura.com  

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I’ve come to the conclusion that a private Spanish tutor might be just right for her. While more expensive than other options, the obvious advantage of private tutoring is that it can be custom designed to meet your child’s specific needs taking into consideration his pace and level.

Also, remember that, for the most part, all language schools offer private tutoring and many of them start them young.

Another option, is to seek a bilingual elementary school teacher or a Spanish teacher who may no longer be doing it full-time, but might be interested in doing some private tutoring. I know a couple and you probably do to, if you really think about it. If not, ask around.

 

At the Spanish Language School in South Spain, we offer programs for children, teenagers and adults, private and intensive courses. Families that woud like to stay a longer period of time, can sign up the children for the local school in town. There are after school activities all year around, and a summer camp during the summer months. We will support you all the way, and can provide references. The town is a great place for families: safe, local, great beach, small mostly Spanish population, and a great climate all year around. A unique concept for families looking to really immerse into the Spanish language and culture. More info: www.spanish-school-herradura.com or contact us: info@spanish-school-herradura.com

 

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Spain With Kids: Four fun family favourites in Seville, Andalucia

Spain With Kids: Four fun family favourites in Seville, Andalucia | Spanish for Homeschooling | Scoop.it

Fiona Flores Watson gives her top family-friendly activities in Andalucia’s largest city........

 

Learn Spanish in Spain and visit the beautiful cities with a lot of Moorish history: Seville, Granada, Malaga and Cordoba. A great concept for fun and education for the whole family. All year around!

 

www.spanish-school-herradura.com  

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With its reliably sunny climate, Seville is an ideal family destination where you can nearly always be outside – although indoor activities offer a welcome respite from the summer heat. - See more at: http://www.thespainscoop.com/fun-travel-seville/#sthash.EaopUtBF.dpuf

 

Stay in the beautiful coastal town of La Herradura, learn Spanish with the whole family, and practise your favorite (water) sports activities. During the weekend there is time to explore the cultural cities close to La Herradura; Seville, Granada, Cordoba and Malaga.

 

www.spanish-school-herradura.com

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How the Brain Benefits From Being Bilingual | TIME.com

How the Brain Benefits From Being Bilingual | TIME.com | Spanish for Homeschooling | Scoop.it

Never mind how well spoken you might be now, you will never again be as adept with languages as the day you were born. Indeed, the youngest person in any room is almost always the best linguist there too.

 

Learning Spanish in the country where it is spoken; Spanish Private and Immersion Courses  for children, teenagers and adults. Profit from the advantage that children can joi the local school, meet Spanish children, make friends, and learn Spanish in a proficient way. More info: www.spanish-school-herradura.com

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New studies are showing that a multilingual brain is nimbler, quicker, better  able to deal with ambiguities, resolve conflicts and even resist Alzheimer’s  disease and other forms of dementia longer. All of this is prompting public  schools to implement language-immersion programs for kids as young as  kindergarteners, as I report in the new issue of TIME

 

Learn Spanish in Spain: www.spanish-school-herradura.com

#LearnSpanish #Spain in beautiful and safe local town with great long beach #LaHerradura

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9 Tips for Successful Language Learning | Multilingual Living

9 Tips for Successful Language Learning | Multilingual Living | Spanish for Homeschooling | Scoop.it

By Corey Heller:  As we all know, studying a language is different from living a language.  There is a very directed and purposeful process that occurs whe we study a language.

 

Spanish immersion programs for children in La Herradura, Spain:

www.spanish-school-herradura.com

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This makes sense: as adults, we already understand how language works (grammar, declensions, parts of speech) so we now apply those rules to yet another language. We study the pieces bit by bit and then use them to construct new sentences with these individual pieces. 

 

However, our children shouldn’t be expected to study our language(s).  Talk about boring!

 

Language living is what we do when we share our language with our children on a daily basis: we surround them with our languages and allow them to absorb these languages over time.  We may point out grammar errors now and then but ultimately we are our children’s example for how to use languages in every day life and we share it with them without expecting them to understand the underlying constructs.

 

This doesn’t mean that our children won’t reach a point where they too will study their languages (e.g. here in the USA we take many years of English classes to learn about our languages – and we still may not understand it), which is in itself a fascinating subject!

 

Learn Spanish in Spain in local Spanish town located right on the beach in stunning bay of La Herradura. www.spanish-school-herradura.com

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Why Should Parents Talk to Their Children in Their Native Language?

Why Should Parents Talk to Their Children in Their Native Language? | Spanish for Homeschooling | Scoop.it

By Ana Paula G. Mumy Photo credit: Joe Shlabotnik

Parents of bilingual children: Speak in your native language with your multilingual children! Here are reasons why plus tips on how to do it!

 

Learn Spanish in Spain, Spanish programs for children, teenagers and adults in local, safe Spanish town that has a great beach, and a year around good climate! More info: www.spanish-school-herradura.com  

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So why should parents talk to their children in their native language?  

The first and simplest reason is because that is the language in which they are likely to be most dominant or proficient, which in turn is the language in which they are able to provide quality language input as well as support effectively and consistently.

 

Spanish Language Programs in the South of Spain for both parents and their children: www.spanish-school-herradura.com

 

Also have a look at the Summer Camp activities available:

www.summercamp-spain.com

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