Tag Archives: Spanish Lessons

“Inclusive Writing” for Gender-Based Languages

Jumping off of the last article discussing possible inherent sexism embedded within a language, inclusive writing in terms of gender should really not be the new trend in writing that it seems to be. However, for some of us, it is. With that in mind, how does attempting to writing more inclusively work when you(…)


Learn to Answer More Than Just Yes or No

Probably two of the first words you will learn in your new second language are the equivalents of “yes” and “no”. These are essential words for communicating in any tongue and among those which you will use most often. However, after a while you will realise that you need to know more words than this(…)


You Could Be Wasting Your Time!

There are many different ways to learn a foreign language and you should take the one which you feel most comfortable with. This means that we all learn differently but there are some common mistakes which many of us make and which only result in us wasting our time. Learning Weird Words I once worked(…)


The Most Exciting Moments for a Language Student

Learning a second language is, frankly, a rather exciting thing to do. Having stumbled my way through French classes at school I took a break from language learning for a few years. I then discovered that learning a foreign tongue as an adult is a far more interesting and enjoyable thing than being forced to(…)


Will You Find the Right Balance Between Formal and Informal?

One of the most difficult aspects of learning certain languages is the fact that they have different ways of addressing people depending upon how formal you want to be. Of course, English can be spoken in a formal or informal way as well but the big difference is that the likes of Spanish, Italian, Japanese(…)