Motivation is a key factor that leads us to explore unknown territories, to face new challenges and to experience feelings. Learning Spanish language can include all of these territories, challenges and new feelings, so motivation plays a huge role.. We usually ask ourselves how can we do to motivate our students, specially those that might […]
We all love playing games. Or almost everyone. We all have learnt by playing games, on one way or another, and not the other way around. Several studies have proven that there is a relation between playing games in a language class and the increasing of the motivation of the students. The verb “to play” […]
Es posible que no quede nadie en este planeta que no haya cantado la canción Despacito o al menos la haya escuchado aunque fuera en contra de su voluntad. Es de estas canciones pegadizas que te persiguen allá donde vayas: dentro del taxi, en televisión, en bares y restaurantes, incluso en el 7 eleven si […]
Blended learning is a worldwide trend. In Asia, more and more educational institutions are opting for this option and, what was once a residual and almost anecdotal choice, has become the new necessity. But what is Blended Learning and why has it been increasing in prominence?
Saludo oficial. Visita de Estado a Nueva Zelanda, Junio 2009 Desde el auge del enfoque comunicativo en la enseñanza de lenguas extranjeras LE, el componente cultural ha cobrado gran importancia como parte de la competencia comunicativa. Así pues, los docentes de LE se han convertido en embajadores de estas dos realidades indisociables: lengua y cultura. […]
Where do the names of the colors in Spanish come from?
The topic of the colors has generated a lot of papers among anthropological and linguistic researchers, specially about the connection between language and perception: do we perceive better the tonal differences between those tones that have a name in our language? In this article we will not put the focus on the linguistic determinism, but, simply, in the origin of some color names in Spanish.