Tag Archives: Spanish

The Best Idea That I’ve Ever Copied

The Best Idea That I’ve Ever Copied Non-Award goes to Gabe at (Almost) Unsalvageable.  It isn’t an award, it’s me giving him credit where credit is due because I totally related to his post  I am so sorry for myself, I no … Continue reading

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What It Means To Be Blessed With A Good Education

This past Friday I attended the NYSABE conference.  The New York State Association of Bilingual Educators conference.  One of the themes was how speaking more than one language helps our brains to function differently and better.  They were talking about … Continue reading

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Welcome To The Wonderful World of Words

Let’s face it.  Words are awesome.  How words change over time is awesome.  And idiomatic expressions?  They are THE BEST.  If you could buy idiomatic expressions at the store, they’d be on my Christmas list. Years ago, I was working … Continue reading

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Monolingual Spanish Moss

I said “¡Hola!” and it didn’t respond.

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BICS is okay, but CALP? Forget it.

Wait, what?  I uttered this in our office the other day and everyone laughed. To help you understand why this could remotely be funny while not putting you to sleep instantly, here’s a quick, so-don’t-stop-reading, crash course on learning a … Continue reading

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This is what happens when you don’t know science words in Spanish…

I’m fluentish in Spanish.  And I like making up words in other languages. Actually, I like making up words in English, too.  As an example, I tell my students that I am not an abuelita, I’m an abueloca.  For non-fluentish … Continue reading

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