¿Qué idioma se habla en Holanda y cuál debo aprender para vivir allí: inglés, holandés o neerlandés?

Primero, un poco de geografía: Hoy en día no existe un país llamado “Holanda”; el nombre oficial es: “Reino de los Países Bajos”, aunque comúnmente simplemente se lo llama Países Bajos. Muchas personas se refieren al país como Holanda, y esto es un “error”. Error entre comillas porque no es del todo erróneo: Holanda haContinue reading “¿Qué idioma se habla en Holanda y cuál debo aprender para vivir allí: inglés, holandés o neerlandés?”

The 9 types of intelligence

Presiona aquí para leer el artículo en español. Did you know that academic intelligence is not a decisive factor when deciding intelligent someone is? It is possible for a person to be very good at math but not so good at communication. According to the theory of psychologist Howard Gardner, it is possible that LionelContinue reading “The 9 types of intelligence”

Los 9 tipos de inteligencia

Press here to read this article in English. ¿Sabías que la inteligencia académica no es necesariamente un factor decisivo a la hora de decidir cuán inteligente es alguien? Es posible que una persona sea muy buena con las matemáticas pero que no sea tan buena a la hora de comunicarse. Según la teoría del psicólogoContinue reading “Los 9 tipos de inteligencia”

Are native teachers worth the hype?

To learn a foreign language. Presiona aquí para leer en español. A lot of things are said about it and some are very accurate… but others not so much. As a teacher of Spanish (my mother tongue) and English, and as a learner of English and Dutch, I give you my point of view inContinue reading “Are native teachers worth the hype?”

¿Es mejor un profesor nativo o un profesor que hable tu idioma?

Para aprender una lengua extranjera. Press here to read in English. Se dicen muchísimas cosas al respecto y algunas son muy acertadas no tanto. Como profe de español (mi lengua madre) y de inglés, y aprendiente de inglés y neerlandés, te doy mi punto de vista en este video. Primero y principal: si no sabésContinue reading “¿Es mejor un profesor nativo o un profesor que hable tu idioma?”

5 Tips to Speed up Your Language Learning Process

SPOILER ALERT: it’s not possible to skip steps in your learning process. However, here you will find some tips that will help you keep the speed of your process at its highest rate. * 1) Make it meaningful. Find a reason to sit down every day to make an effort to improve: visiting fantastic destinations,Continue reading “5 Tips to Speed up Your Language Learning Process”

Argentine people living abroad and language barriers

Para la versión es español, presiona aquí. Argentina is a country with a high rate of immigration, both currently and historically. However, there is also a high number of qualified Argentine professionals living abroad. Where do they live? Why did they leave? What do they do and how? How do they experience life in otherContinue reading “Argentine people living abroad and language barriers”

How fast can I learn Spanish?

Para leer este artículo en español, presiona aquí. There is a constant question I’ve been asked a lot during my nine years of experience as a teacher. That question is: “when will I be able to speak Spanish (good)?”. The goal seems to be more important than the journey. Learners need a more or lessContinue reading “How fast can I learn Spanish?”

The benefits of learning a language as an adult

It is well known how important it is for a child to learn a foreign language. It is easy to see that kids learn faster and easier. Plus, the learning improves their problem solving, connects them with their creativity, enhances their career prospects, and helps them build tolerance. But you are not in school anymoreContinue reading “The benefits of learning a language as an adult”