I having been teaching Spanish for 10 years. I studied Spanish in Mexico and Spain. I have gone to Nicaragua to translate for a Medical team that was bringing help to the poor. I am learning Italian, Russian and Chinese.
I use all the senses to learn a language. I believe that communication is the most important aspect of the language and the most difficult to achieve. Students need to learn vocabulary in chunks and then start speaking the language even if it is not perfect. Language is like a building blocks, therefore; the language needs to be used continually to broaden the communication.
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Bachelor In Spanish, Masters in TESOL
I have traveled to Mexico many times on vacations and for learning. In addition I have been to Spain 3 times, once to study, once to take students for travel abroad, and once just to visit. I have traveled to Italy for vacation and to learn the language. I also practice Italian through Skype with an Italian friend. I also practice Russian through Skype with a friend that lives in Russia.