So today we tried a mandarin class. I had considered teaching my kids another modern language but many secondaries are teaching mandarin so I thought we would check it out. So I thought about this, I do know French, being an Mfl teacher im expected to teach two languages, so we would be on different … Continue reading
Category Archives: Teaching Spanish
The UK and languages
It is so easy to get abroad nowadays and to escape to France especially with ferry, tunnel, train and plane crossings. This weekend we chose to find a new beach in France and as I was practicing my rusty French I thought how easy it would’ve been if the government chose our closest neighbour’s language … Continue reading
Classes resume on the 12th May 2014 @ 1030
Lo siento mucho, I am very ill with flu, I will be back to blogging and resuming classes on the 12th May, in the meantime there wont be class on bank holiday 5th May and my family celebrate my eldest 10th Birthday. Busy times, lets hope for some good Southern Spain weather in the meantime … Continue reading
When I went to university I chose a sandwich course, one that allowed me to spend two years abroad in Madrid. That course was to change my life in a way I hadn’t expected. It opened me up to learning, a language, culture, traditions and enabled me to fall in love with travel, and a … Continue reading
My family journey into Spanish so far..
As every parent knows we sometimes have the best of intentions but they are not always met with total enthusiasm. Wednesdays are spanish days in our house. I try to limit English and the kids go to various Spanish groups or have a tutor. This week I tried to get my eldest to attend a … Continue reading
There are no classes running at present. Please register your interest for January. I will be blogging during my time off however, so do check back from time to time Continue reading
How do I nurture my children’s Spanish?
As a language teacher, I am obsessed about my pupils and my children’s spanish learning. Last summer we spent three weeks in Spain and I can truly see the benefits even now. I’m hoping to repeat this language journey next summer and maybe enrol the eldest into a week long language camp to boost his … Continue reading
Summer holidays 2013
No classes are being held over summer, I will be in Spain shortly back at the Horniman museum in 19th and 26th August for more Amazon fun. September timetable to follow shortly Continue reading
Why should my preschooler learn another language now?
Will he/she not get confused? Across the world it is rare for children to be raised monolingual (i.e. speaking only one language). Between 65-70% of the world’s children are being raised bilingually. Some countries can boast trilingual speakers. In the UK slowly with the Free school network there are a number of Bilingual schools opening … Continue reading
Summer 2013 update
Spanish will soon be the major language in the US, the Latin countries are growing in capacity. Any language we choose for our children is brilliant, once a child learns another language adding another is straight forward as rules acquired from one can be explored through the new. All Fired Up: Remaining classes: 6th and … Continue reading