Knock, Knock

When I was in elementary school,  ¨Knock, Knock¨ jokes were very popular among classmates.  We used to spend hours telling these jokes.  Here is one of my favourites.  I remember coming home and telling this one in particular to my parents.  My mom, didn´t understand...

Labor Day

Today we celebrate Labor Day here in Spain but in America, it is celebrated on the first Monday of September.  It also marks the end of the summer for most Americans because on the Tuesday after Labor Day, school starts.  This day honors the American labor movement...

International Children´s Book Day

To celebrate International Children´s Book Day, I´d to share a list of popular children´s book. In this list I include some of my favourites but also some classics. Typical books that I´ve read when I was in elementary school.  If you have children I suggest you...

Spring Forward

  Don't forget to spring forward tonight!!! We lose one hour of sleep (or partying) this weekend but the good news is that we´re in Spring and it´s a lovely season!

SAY vs TELL

Here are two words that are very often confused: Tell & Say. Here are some ways for you to remember when to use which. Tell/ Told Tell means ¨to give information to a person¨ so the word tell or told is always followed by a person. Example: Tell me about the movie Did...

International Mother Language Day

Today is International Mother Language Day.  This holiday was proclaimed by the United Nations in November 1999 and is observed to promote linguistic and cultural diversity and multilingualism. Languages are the most powerful instruments of preserving and developing...

Practice Makes Perfect

Like with everything in life, practice makes perfect.  When learning a language, it is important to practice what you learn whether it be with games, watching TV, listening to the radio or speaking to friends or other classmates.  Children learn best with visuals and...

Learning with games

Who says learning English is boring? When somebody says they´ve joined up an English class (or any other language class) other people often think that sounds boring.  That´s because the idea of studying grammar in a classroom setting with an opened book in front of...

House Song

As per the request of some students, here is the ¨House Song¨we have been working with some of our 1st and 2nd graders. It´s very catchy and they love the kitchen, not chicken part! Enjoy! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DR5qPNPGCmY

Increase your Vocabulary

While it’s difficult (or merely impossible) to learn all the vocabulary in the world, there are different ways to practice or enhance your vocabulary. When I was in High School, I had an English teacher who would tell us to grab the New York Times (the most...

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