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What is their "Spanish Level," after using Flip Flop Spanish?

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What is their "Spanish Level," after using Flip Flop Spanish?

This is the second most asked question we get.  Honestly, I usually sort of hem and haw around this answer when we're at Homeschool Conventions, because the answer is so very dependent on so many aspects: ~ the Spanish learner~ the teacher/guide~ how often you do the lessons~ how motivated the students are~ how long you go between moving forward to the next lesson~ any preexisting attitudes toward learning languages, or learning in general.... So, I hem and haw. (Is that a phrase everywhere, or just in Texas?) But, happily, there are concrete ways to describe your language fluency level in...

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Teaching Tricks: Be a dork

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Teaching Tricks: Be a dork

I often act like a complete goof for my students. I create silly songs, tell embarrassing stories, and draw funny cartoons, all in the name of evoking an emotion, creating a pocket for a place where the memory may climb up and store away forever, or at least for more than a moment.Sometimes I do something SUPER goofy. Like with the verb colgar.When I learned Spanish a thousand years ago, there were more verbs. Like about a million more verbs, surely, and I distinctly remember being required to know each and every one in all 78 tenses (Yes, I know there are...

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More on resolutions, three more obstacles YOU CAN avoid

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More on resolutions, three more obstacles YOU CAN avoid

If you're already thinking about next semester, it's a GREAT time to add in Spanish in a fun, light way with Flip Flop Spanish. Here are three more obstacles you can avoid easily, just by knowing they exist!   Obstacle 3: “Do I HAVE to?” (BOREDOM) Let's face it. Languages are made up of words. Words must be learned. There aren't any cool dissections, or neat battles to re-enact, no physics laws to be broken. That's the bad news. The good news is all of THOSE things are made up of WORDS. If you find yourself or your child getting bored...

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The real scoop on language learning...

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The real scoop on language learning...

I'm always reading articles on language learning to pass nuggets of wisdom to you all... These are my thoughts as I read: What does the author say that matches my experience? How can I change my curriculum or classroom activities to best use our learning time together? Has anything changed, are there new studies, new findings?   I spent about three hours yesterday, reading the top qualified language learning companies (I try REALLY hard not to name drop, but you know them, I promise. They DOMINATE the shelves at every Foreign Language Aisle at every brick and mortar book store.)...

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More talk about: Tactile Learners (Part 2)

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More talk about: Tactile Learners (Part 2)

Moving Forward – As you recognize that your student is grabbing more and more Spanish vocabulary, there are SO many fun ways to reinforce his learning: play Memory with the flash cards play Simon Says make culturally based art put pictures on a wall and have him touch the picture as you call out descriptive words in the picture have him describe a picture as he paints or draws play bingo with one of the Flip Flop Spanish Bingo games (coloring, cutting, flipping and WINNING are all great activities for the tactile learner.) Just be sure he’s not just sitting...

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