Hello, I'm a native English speaker learning Spanish, French, and Mandarin Chinese. I need plenty of practice to speak them functionally, so feel free to join me in my journey. Now with the occasional book review.

 

languagegirl:

that wonderful moment when you no longer have to translate a phrase from your target language into your native one as you’re reading, because your brain understands it automatically

I will probably have another book review up soon

Yay original posts, you rare gems

Language is the liquid that we’re all dissolved in. Great for solving problems, after it creates a problem.

Blame It on the Tetons - Modest Mouse (via izzy-springbolt)

papateachme:

Difference between present perfect and past simple in questions with “how long…?” #esl #learnenglish #tefl #london #english #esol #efl

papateachme:

Difference between present perfect and past simple in questions with “how long…?” #esl #learnenglish #tefl #london #english #esol #efl

michaeljace:

In Spanish class:
Prof: Lots of kids come in thinking that if they can memorize the Taco Bell menu: burrito, taco, enchilada, chihuahua, quesadilla - then they’ll ace this class.
Me: Did you just say chihuahua was on the Taco Bell menu?
Other kid: Only in the really sketchy taco bells.

madridingles:

La diferencia entre los verbos speak y talk es el tema de este video. En la mayoría de los casos, como explico, los verbos son iguales, pero hay una excepción: se usa speak cuando hablamos de hablar un idioma.

I speak English and Spanish.

Do you speak Spanish? 

She speaks Italian, but she doesn’t speak Spanish.

Por lo demás son bastante iguales—lo único es que speak suena un poco más formal que talk.

Las preposiciones que se usan con estos verbos son las mismas: with y to.

I need to speak with you about something important.

She’s on the phone talking to Richard.

Nada más para hoy… Tengo varios videos más de camino. Así que suscríbete por correo para no perderte nada.

Buen aprendizaje,

Daniel.

P.D. Ha sido aplastante el éxito de La Guía Definitiva de los Condicionales en la primera semana. Y ya estoy recibiendo comentarios muy positivos. ¡Pronto más!