Learning Spanish & Bilingualism

The Happenings at Habla Language Services

Here’s what’s going on at Habla: Beginning Spanish Class tentatively planned for Mondays between 10 a.m. and 2:00 p.m. Intermediate Spanish Class: Tuesdays at 2:30, but somewhat flexible. Advanced Spanish Class: Mondays 2-3 p.m. ESL Adv. Beg: Mondays 6:30-7:30 p.m. (may add or switch this) Medical Spanish Workshops: Feb. 25-26 and March 10-11; 9 a.m. […]

Training for Spanish Now Available for Download

Due to demand to have Habla Language Services Workshops available virtually, Gina Covello has recorded her workshops and they are now available through automated download. You can also choose physical upgrades to receive the booklets or flashcards that go with the workshop. Some documents are free and the workshops vary in price from $4.95 to […]

Medical Spanish Workshop for Health Practicioners

“I’m a nurse, why do I need to know Spanish?” When you know Spanish, you increase your marketability if you are looking for work and your job security if you already have a job. Typically, you do not have be completely fluent in Spanish; you just have to be communicative. We are offering a series […]

Practice the Spanish Basics

O.k. I don’t LOVE this, but it is kind of cool to be able to click on the words all in one place to hear the pronunciation. It is a little strange using children’s voices. And we do not use ordinal numbers for the dates of the month in Spanish – maybe in Spain they […]

Speaking in Tongues – Award-Winning Documentary

“Speaking in Tongues” is an award-winning documentary that documents the journey of four children on their quest to become bilingual. Jason is a first-generation Mexican American whose family embraces bilingualism as the key to full participation in the land of opportunity. Durrell is an African American kindergartner whose mother hopes that learning Mandarin will be […]

How NOT To Be the Ugly American When Traveling

LEARN ABOUT SUSTAINABLE TRAVEL BEFORE YOU GO Sustainable travel means acting as a conscientious tourist, careful with the environments you explore and respecting the communities you visit. Two overlapping components of sustainable travel are ecotourism and ethical tourism. The International Ecotourism Society (TIES)(www.ecotourism.org) defines ecotourism as respon­sible travel to natural areas that conserves the environment […]

Living and Learning the Language

This article was featured in the October 2009 edition of the Language Educator. It is by Janine Erickson, the President of the American Council on the Teaching of Foreign Languages. She advocates for travel to a country where the target language is spoken to really live and learn it. Keep this in mind when considering […]

For Young Children, Two Languages Are as Easy as One

This article was featured in the October 2009 issue of the Language Educator. There was no autor cited (page 11). Consider teaching your child early. The more education your child receives between the ages of 0-5, the more brain development you promote. European researchers are contesting the assumption that bilin­gual toddlers have more trouble learning […]