I am minoring in Spanish and my goal is to become fluent. I love the Spanish language and this it's important to learn for job purposes and just to be able to communicate with a more vast population. I also think by studying abroad in Spain, I can reach this goal!
A great number of scientific studies have proven that speaking more than one language makes your brain more flexible and helps you process information faster. However, do you know some of the other benefits of learning languages?
Feelings in Spanish are important words for kids. This fun infographic has pictures and vocabulary to help children express 16 emotions in Spanish. http://www.spanishplayground.net/feelings-in-spanish-infographic/
Parents of my students often ask me how they can start speaking Spanish with their children at home. Most of them have studied Spanish at some point and are comfortable reading and pronouncing the language, but do not have enough fluency or vocabulary to use it naturally. I encourage them to do the take-home activities I provide, to read picture books, listen to music and sing with their children. I also provide them with common Spanish phrases that they can use in everyday situations with…