Spanish verbs about precipitation, and the weather generally, are known as “defective” — find out what that means and why it matters!
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Students often confuse the Spanish verbs that begin with the digraph LL. This article addresses the problems with a few tips on how to resolve them.
If you’re telling a story in the past tense, jumping to the present can be confusing. Likewise, if you begin a sentence in the present and suddenly use the past, it can be confusing and illogical. Observing the proper sequence of tense is one of the skills learners of Spanish need to master.
Cane toads are a devastating pest causing havoc to Australian wildlife in the north. But determined groups of locals are getting together to stop their relentless march across the country. Explore this environmental lesson plan for ESL learners with a focus on vocabulary and comprehension.
The man-in-the-street image of translators and interpreters makes no distinction between these distinct careers. They share bilingualism as a skill set, but beyond that, there are important differences.
The first step in creating cultures for online virtual worlds involves learning how to identify elements of real life cultures and then looking at cultures created by other writers.
The Christmas traditions of Canada are inherited from England and France, primarily, but also include the German tradition of the Christmas tree, introduced in the mid 1700s, beginning in Nova Scotia. Learn more in this article and link to further information about the USA’s northern neighbor.
The Republic of the Philippines is the only country in Asia where Christians are the majority. Catholicism came from Spain in the late 1500s and while many Filipino Christmas traditions come directly from the religioius calendar and would be recognizable to all Catholics, others are home-grown.
The Southwestern region of the United States is a blend of cultures, perhaps more fused than in any other part of the country. The landscape and cultures have created more of a salad than a melting pot.
If your favorite holiday is Christmas, you’re Danish at heart. It is the most popular holiday in the country and one that is celebrated for longer — not just on the 25th of December. Learn a bit more about this warm country in a cold place…
Imagine living in a place where the distances are so vast you can’t drive to your local school. Education is an essential, but how do you do it if you can’t get to your school? You use distance education, of course!
Who has not heard the famous tales of Crazy Horse, Geronimo, and Chief Joseph? These prominent Native American leaders, while chiefs of different tribes, all three were involved in a struggle to resist and defend their people against the encroachment of the of the US government. While their effort
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The Choquano is a dialect composed by many local dialects in the Department of the Choco. The dialects which grew with the mix of African and Indigenous languages created a new one, who reflects the tradition and the joy of people of living in a beautiful land by the sea.
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