Talking About Fall in Spanish: Vocabulary, Poems and Songs

Fall is here, so let’s look at some vocabulary that will come in handy for talking about fall in Spanish, otoño en español. Colores (Colors) One of the first things…

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Les couleurs de l’automne (The Colors of Fall)

Fall is here, so let’s look at some vocabulary that will come in handy for talking about the colors of fall in French, les couleurs de l’automne (m.) Les couleurs…

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Talking About Fall in Italian

Fall is here, so let’s look at some vocabulary that will come in handy for talking about fall in Italian, l’autunno in italiano. Colori (Colors) One of the first things…

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Celebrate La Toussaint with les Niflettes

La Toussaint is an important French holiday when you can observe religious practices, spend time with family, or simply take advantage of a few days off. You can enjoy La…

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Halloween and El Día de los Muertos in Spanish

To help get you in the mood for fantasmas (ghosts) and brujas (witches), let’s look at some Spanish vocabulary for Halloween and El Día de los Muertos. El Día de…

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Italian for Halloween!

Halloween is coming, so to help get you in the mood for fantasmi (ghosts) and streghe (witches), let’s look at some Italian vocabulary for Halloween. Things that go bump in…

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French Vocabulary for Halloween!

Halloween is around the corner, and in France, it’s been a trend for the past few years, especially in big cities. So to help get you in the mood for des…

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Go Running, Go Out for a Run: Activities with Go

A lot of English activity verbs use go and the -ing gerund. These are activities that you have to leave the house to do, so most examples are sports and…

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French Social Media Vocabulary

Want to be come familiar with French social media vocabulary? Do you use social media? Do you text or use FaceTime? As you can imagine there’s a whole set of…

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See, Look at, or Watch?

These three verbs all mean to use your sense of vision, but there are differences in how they’re used that can be confusing even to advanced learners of English. In…

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What the heck is «ya»?

I wouldn’t be exaggerating if I told you that every Spanish student I’ve ever had has asked me –at least once– what does ya mean? They think it’s the German…

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Caro messaggio…

WhatsApp has not only changed the way people communicate, it’s also become part of the Italian language and often replaces the words messaggio (message), messaggino (short message) and SMS. First…

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Sentir, Se Sentir, Ressentir, and Se Ressentir: Feeling (and Smelling) in French

Expressing feelings and sensations in French can seem quite tricky to people learning the language. The verb sentir means feel, but it also means smell. There’s also the reflexive se…

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The Different Shades of Love: The French Verb ‘Aimer’

  Je t’aime or Je vous aime (I love you) is one of the best known phrases in French. But, contrary to many languages that have verbs like ‘like’ and…

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6 Easy Ways to Memorize Vocabulary

We’ve already talked about how you learn vocabulary during your lesson, with your instructor. If you haven’t read that post, check it out here. Now let’s look at the six…

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Making Vocabulary Stick During Your Lesson

A big part of language learning is the simple act of memorizing words – lots and lots of words. Since Language Garage uses blended learning – part live instruction, part…

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Crêpes! A French Classic Recipe

Crêpes! A French must – and such a simple recipe! In France we distinguish la crêpe de froment (click links for audio) from la galette de sarrasin: la crêpe de…

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