December, 2013

Good Morning In Spanish

Teach Me How To Say “Good Morning In Spanish” and lots more… Is what you would want from any Spanish course.

There could be many reasons that you may want to learn Spanish, for instance:

• You’re about to travel to a Spanish speaking country.

• You have a Spanish speaking friend or friends and feel it would be great for you to join in.

• Perhaps you would benefit financially, new job or promotion, new business partners, new business opportunities, the list could go on and on here…

• Perhaps you might want to learn Spanish, just because you want to, and why not!

Ok it does not matter why you want to learn Spanish, as long as it more than a whim, with the quality of material available to you these days there is no reason why you should not succeed!

So you have decided that you do want to learn Spanish, the next question is where do you start?

There are it would seem, almost endless choices available. To help sort out what course would suit you best, it helps to have a ‘frame-work’ to evaluate the pro’s and con’s of any course or courses that you are thinking about buying.

You can go to Spanish lessons if they are available in your area. This is a really good method, especially if you really get on well with the Spanish tutor and you can guarantee a regular commitment of time at set intervals.

You could move to Spain or a Spanish speaking country, immerse yourself in everyday life and possibly take some lessons while you are there. This would really be great way to learn Spanish, but for most people it’s just not practical because of jobs, family commitments, just the routine of daily living would stop the majority of people from being able to take advantage of this type of opportunity.

There is another alternative – the “Self Study Course” – this is probably going to be the most ‘practical’ for most people. You can pick it up and put in down, at times that are convenient to you.
The “Self Study – Teach Yourself” type of Spanish course would ideally:

• Be up to date – both linguistically and be using current technology. Old fashion 1960’s early 1970’s courses with typically straight laced presenters, speaking Spanish on Audio Cassette just does not cut it anymore.

Examples of useful everyday Spanish phrases or conversations and grammar examples, delivering really useful content, in an easy to listen to way are I think a fundamental requirement.

Any documentation that accompanies the course should be presented in an ‘easy on the eye’ format.

All content should be delivered in Modern file formats e.g. MP4 for video, MP3 for audio and any hard copy printed material, should also be delivered with an electronic version typically pdf.

This enables you as the recipient of the information to be able to put it on devices of your choice, giving you greater flexibility as to how, when and where you use the material

• Be fun and easy to use. You are probably learning Spanish in and around all of your other commitments. You really should enjoy and look forward to the next lesson or session and want go back and learn more. You really should not feel like it’s a chore that you have to wade through till the end.

• Should use different approaches and media to teach. If you find languages difficult to learn – maybe through being a primarily visual type of person. You would not want a course that is solely audio. You would really benefit from the course putting things across in a variety of ways. The best chance of success would be from a course that contains a mixture of audio, audio-visual and visual presentations.

• On-going support. Ideally any course should provide on-going support such that when you have finished the course there should be somewhere to go – to continue, listening and learning and improving.

• Teaches grammar. Any course should provide not only ‘conversational’ type learning, but insight into Spanish grammar – If you can get a grip as to the structure of Spanish it will certainly help your learning. Verb tenses would also help. If you try to construct an English conversation using only the present tense – it would be severely limited – the same is true of Spanish.

• Testimonials. Ideally you would want to hear from people who have already tried the course. What they thought the best points were, would they recommend the course to their friends?

• Test Drive. As with anything these days a period of try before you buy would be good. You would be very unlikely to purchase a car for instance, without taking it for a test drive. It just would not make sense. Why would you do differently for your Spanish course – test drive it!

• Guarantee. A money back guarantee (for a decent period of time). Even after your test drive you may find that for whatever reason you do not want to keep the course. A decent unconditional money back guarantee, over a decent time period would give peace of mind.

• Value-For-Money. Obviously anything you purchase should provide good value-for-money. It is no good buying something for next to nothing if it does not do its job.

Applying all your criteria to the courses you are considering will greatly improve your chances of being satisfied with your selection.

About the Author

Copyright © 2011 Gerry Fox.

As stated in the article, I spend a lot of time in Spain, My Mum lives there. I would like to spend more time there. I have taken many pictures of Spain over the years, these and my quest for a decent Spanish Language course, and musings can be found over on my blog:

Good Morning In Spanish.

I hope you enjoy it…

Several Good Pieces of Advice to Learn Chinese

There are several good motives for learning Chinese. Mandarin is the most universal language spoken on this planet, and as China grows to be the most controlling in economic dominance, more people will recognize the value in learning it. Yet, a lot of Westerners have a concern that learning Chinese is too tough. It’s bona fide that Chinese is worlds apart from English and other languages that people speak in the Western world, although if you handle it in an appropriate manner it’ll be a controllable mission. Next are some techniques for making it a tad painless to learn Chinese.

One aspect of learning Chinese that is very different from Western languages are the characters, which are more like pictures than our familiar letters. Once you’ve begun to learn these characters you will notice that these are categorized by groups known as radicals. So becoming familiar with radicals is one of the first steps in understanding written Chinese. Learning radicals is useful, because these are ways of indexing characters for words that are similar. As you begin learning the language, you will probably be focusing mainly on the vocabulary and pronunciation, but you should also start to become familiar with radicals and characters. As you begin to make sense of the characters you will gradually begin to recognize these characters in written form as well.

When you are learning Chinese or any other language, it is important for you to cultivate both your spoken and written abilities. When it comes to Chinese, this is really problematical for Westerners, due to the need to learn a totally new alphabet. To aid you in being taught Chinese characters, it is vital for you to learn them as early as you can to help you practice reading. You can put materials to use that are attainable, which can include study books, children’s books and comic books. Newspapers can also be optimal for performing your reading talents. Don’t expect to understand everything, especially early in your study, but as you learn Chinese, it’s important to get into the reading habit.

A helpful learning tool for learning mandarin Chinese called Hanyu Pinyin that is a system that uses Chinese characters to translate into western languages. While you will eventually want to learn the characters in your study as you start out it will be helpful to avoid overwhelming yourself, see the words in a familiar form first. Hanyu Pinyin is not to be replied on for pronunciation however. Many language tools will use this tool to make it easier to transit from your native language to Chinese.

While it’s a bit complex to learn Chinese, once you begin you’ll learn that it’s probable for you to make steady improvements. You can learn a few new words every day, practice the pronunciation, and before you know it, you’ll be making sentences and you’ll be on your way to speaking it. The tips for learning Chinese that we’ve reviewed can aid you in making more rapid movement on this electrifying crossing into a dissimilar culture.

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To Improve Your English From Three Aspects

Can you speak very good English even though you have been learning it for so many years? Most people will say no. They think learning English is a hard task, especially speaking. While others may think it is better to speak rather than do anything else. But how to improve your speaking generally?

The best way to speak English is to speak it as much as you can no matter when you get the chance. It is very easy to say, but difficult to do indeed. You can try to speak this language for 30 minutes a day. I mean you have to use all the things you have learned before, especially those important words and phrases. Even sometimes you have to get some knowledge about English culture, for you know there are a great many English sayings in this language. If you don’t recite them, you will have difficulty to understand them. Certainly you can use some language learning software like Rosetta stone English, which tells you how to recite words easily, provides you conversations for you to practice and also has the tests to check which level of English you may have achieved. Certainly you have to learn as hard as you can even though you have this software.

But if you hope to understand English properly while talking, you need to listen to English as well. Maybe you don’t think English listening is so important to you, but if you can understand others’ English, your speaking will be much more excellent. In the beginning you can choose to listen to some very easy English, like VOA special English and BBC learning English. I think you cannot only understand the very listening materials, but also get some deeper comprehension on this language. If you are in a higher level, you may try to listen to the standard English radio programs which always include so much information and knowledge if you understand them by yourself. Certainly when you use The third aspect for you is translation. You may think you will never be a English translator, how could it be necessary for you to learn this one? In fact, it is very beneficial if you can learn so much knowledge on this part. When you translate, you will have to grasp nearly everything in your native language as well as in English. If you misunderstand something, you will never translate English well and correctly. Using this way you can check which level in English you have reached too. Learning Chinese can also be this way although you have got {a href=”” title=”Rosetta Stone Chinese”>Rosetta Stone Chinese with you.

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We can learn all kinds of things, from economy to daily life, from the scientific learning to language aqusition. I wrote about something about software before, like Rosetta Stone English and of course some other things, like biology, chemistry, or even literature.

Seeking Help Learning Spanish

Great! You want to learn how to speak Spanish. One great thing, the Spanish language is not hard to learn. Even if you are someone who has trouble learning languages; Spanish is such a dominant language today, and there are plenty of methods to use that will make your learning process easier. Next we’ll go into some strategies you can employ to make learning Spanish a whole lot easier and more fun.

Locate a course offered on CD. CD courses are terrific for those who feel a bit shy about new languages. You can just listen to the words, and then hear how they’re used in full sentences. CDs contain the same learning material as used in a classroom, but there will be no stress about talking in front of a class. And with a CD, you’ll be able to practice Spanish if you’re traveling, etc. You can just use a CD player, or you can download lessons on an MP3 player and you’re all set! There are no limits to where you can learn Spanish.

Enroll in a course. Some people are uncomfortable to learn Spanish with other people. In a course it’s standard practice to talk in the language while you’re learning. Lots of people find this intimidating.

However, it is highly recommended to try and do it no matter what mistakes you make. There’s no better way to learn it because everyone is making mistakes, as well! Everyone can all join in the mistake making! And that is a lot better than talking to a local, making some insulting mistake, and not being forgiven.

However you decide to learn, do it consistently. Most courses use a very specific approach to teaching languages. The whole process becomes simpler if you use a logical and incremental approach. If you start with the fundamentals, like how to pronounce each letter and how to count, you’ll have a foundation.

Learning vocabulary before grammar makes the learning process easier. Whatever course you decide to use, there is a reason why things are in the order they are; don’t try to change this by going from one place to another. You will find that Spanish becomes much easier if you remain in tune with the course you are using. Changing the order can cause you to miss something important. Why would you make things harder for yourself? If you research the subject, you’ll find that there are a wide variety of methods that can help you learn faster.

Many people get help when they start learning another language. One reason there are so many methods is that people have different learning styles. If you try several systems, you’ll eventually find one or more that feel right for you. You’ll eventually find a few that help you and, before you know it, you’ll be speaking Spanish!

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Have you ever imagined what it would be like to live in a world without language? What would the world be like, if language was never developed?

Alternatively, what would it be like if only one language ever existed? Would having one language spoken across the globe mean better communication for all? And would having just one tongue bring about a kind or utopia where there are absolutely no misunderstandings?

In the Bible, after the Great Flood that washed the whole of the Earth – a united group of people, speaking one language, came to the land of Shinar and created a massive tower to ensure that they won’t be “scattered in the face of the Earth”. However, God saw this and said, “They are one people and have one language, and nothing will be withholden from them which they purpose to do… Come, let us go down and confound their speech.” Then, God scattered these people and confounded their speech – the tower was then called Babel (from the Hebrew word, “balal” meaning to jumble.)

Although it may seem that confusing the languages is a backward step for men who have already found themselves united as one — I find that it was for the better. Man is an inherently learning being; we were not made like other animals who act on instinct. Every waking moment we spend, we end up learning something.

Having many languages across the Earth is a challenge that we can overcome and that which will help us evolve into a better human being. Just imagine when nothing is hidden from us? What else is there to search?

By learning another person’s tongue, we become more involved and show a sincere desire to be one with that person. This, for me is a far better way of showing our true self to others, than when there is nothing to uncover from our words.

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Cel Santos works at Day Translations, Inc. — Professional Translation Services, a global provider of translation solutions. Visit our website at

What is the Best Ethnic Food?

One of the fantastic benefits which we can easily gain from the growing trend for better communication technology and human migratory movements is easier access to ethnic foods.

When the first European explorers brought back spices from Asia they were, in many cases, more highly valued than gold. In fact Columbus’ voyages to America were driven by the idea of finding a quicker and safer way to get to the all important islands where the likes of pepper and cinnamon could be obtained and then brought back home and sold for incredible prices.

Columbus didn’t find the spice islands he was looking for, even if he thought he had, but the wave of European explorers to the New World discovered tomatoes, potatoes and chocolate among other things. These exotic products become incorporated into the European diet and suddenly a burgeoning world cuisine was born.

Nowadays it is easy to think that we all eat pretty much the same food all over the world, and to a large extent this is truer than ever before, but  there are still  dishes which are clearly associated with just one country and region, and here are some of the best ones.

Fajitas, Mexico. This quintessential Mexican food is also known as Tacos in some places and it is a wonderful mixture of corn or flour tortillas filled with the likes of chicken or beef and grilled vegetables. One of the best features of this food is the way that you can build your own tastes by adding guacamole, cheese, beans or sour cream. They are also incredibly easy to make and filling.

Couscous, Morocco. Moroccan cuisine is quite rightly regarded as one of the best in the world, and if you like heavily spiced dishes and unusual flavors you will love it. Couscous is a traditional accompaniment made from tiny balls of wheat and goes very well with a variety of foods.

Chicken Tikka Masala, India. For a fine example of a top quality Indian dish it is hard to beat a spicy and tasty Tikka Masala. However, one theory has it that this meal was actually invented by Indian chefs in the UK before being exported to India. Regardless of its origin, the spices and yoghurt used in creating a plate of this Indian food add up to give you a sensational dish.

Of course one final advantage of our modern age is the chance to travel to the countries of origin of these dishes, and even learn the language before you go. While you need to decide between English and Hindi for the Tikka Masala, for the other meals it is easier. If you would like to learn more about the cuisine and culture before you go you can take the best Spanish classes Chicago offers and Arabic lessons Washington residents love before you go.

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Polish Translation Knowledge

As small businesses flourish and communities mix to share common interest, there plants up one issue. The problem is associated with understanding each other’s vocabulary. Most of us indicate that use English as the official language is one solution. But there are few countries who believe in utilizing their mother languages for those informal and official dealings. Poland is a such country in which the Polish language can be used for interactions of this kind.

It is estimated that you will find nearly 7000 ‘languages’ in the world, among which English, Arabic, Portuguese, French are a few well-appreciate names. Language types a vital setting of communication and it is subjected to alter with changing occasions. When different countries and cultures fulfill, the language hurdle is broken down through translators, who connect the meaning in order to respective parties.

Translators play a vital role in order to forge a good relationship between two nations. Their own talents and expertise can set the best mood between the 2 parties. Translators ought to be versatile and should possess excellent communication abilities in both the languages. His interpretation should be sharp and concise make it possible for comprehensibility. Translators can’t afford to misunderstand as this can lead to misconception on both attributes. Translators thus keep immense responsibility for the building up recent relationships between 2 nations or even cultures.

Polish interpretation does not symbolize translation of the phrases from the coming initially from language to it’s equivalent with Colonial. There are a large number of online tools supplying instant Polish interpretation from any vocabulary. However, these translations are not precise as they merely translate words into the original language in order to satisfy its equivalency in Portuguese. Herein occurs the need of the translator who won’t correct these mistakes but also express the proper concept of the language. Maybe you want to learn Polish, try Rosetta Stone Polish which give you a great shock.

A great number of websites nowadays provides Polish translation included in their services. Such translators who are not really well versed within Portuguese cannot be effective in their work as they may succumb to lexical errors.

And if you hope to learn more languages, like Portuguese and Spanish, you can try Rosetta Stone Portugese and Rosetta Stone Spanish.

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We can learn all kinds of things, from economy to daily life, from the scientific learning to language aquisition. I wrote about something about software before, like Rosetta Stone English and Rosetta Stone Japanese, and of course some other things, like biology, chemistry, or even literature.

Best Strategies to Learn Chinese Quickly

The Chinese language is one of the most complex languages very different from most other languages in general. However, there are a few methods that can make it easier which we will discuss here. As you make progress it’s important to be patient with your progress no matter how slow it comes. Only after lots of practice will you become fluent in Chinese.

Along with any other devices you’re using to study Chinese, don’t disregard the most effortless of all, a Chinese dictionary. You should have at least one portable dictionary that you carry around with you everywhere. This will be very beneficial for reference, so if you’re analyzing a book or listening to an audio program and you get to a standstill, you can always open up your dictionary. It may take you some time to get used to a Chinese dictionary, as you will be studying both the characters and the Pinyin (Romanized characters). The greatest thing about a dictionary is that it’s an effortless implement to carry along with you anywhere you go, which will persuade you to study Chinese during any free time you have during the day.

One of the first things you can do when you want to learn Chinese is to get a good online computer course. These often merge audio and visual lessons, making it available for you to start being able to distinguish characters, in addition to being able to pronounce words. When you begin to learn, you should be centered on the sounds, due to the pronunciation being the key of learning a new language, particularly Chinese. When you discover a great computer language program, it’s vital to apply it on a daily basis. You have to practice and hear the sounds on a daily basis if you want to pick up a new language, especially one as difficult as Chinese.

Many people who are new to learning Chinese quickly discover that the idea of making mistakes causes them anxiety. This will be your biggest obstacle as you learn a new language. The most important part of the learning process is practice which means that you need to make many mistakes before you can make true progress. If you’re in a class or get the chance to practice your Chinese with someone fluent, just try your best and don’t worry so much about being perfect. For the most part, native Chinese speakers will appreciate that you are trying to learn their language and will do what they can to help you learn and feel more comfortable. If you are thinking of waiting until you have achieved fluency in Chinese to start speaking it, you’re going to be waiting for the rest of your life because you can’t become fluent without making mistakes.

While it’s tough to learn Chinese, after you begin you’ll discover that it’s feasible for you to make steady advancement. You can get to know a few new words every day, rehearse the pronunciation, and before you notice it you’ll be creating sentences and you’ll be on the path to speaking it. The suggestions on learning Chinese we’ve been discussing can help you make faster progress on this exciting journey into a different culture.

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Learning Spanish – Find Many Available Options & Tricks To Learn Faster

Great! You want to learn how to speak Spanish. Luckily – it’s not difficult to learn Spanish. Even if you have trouble learning languages, Spanish is so widely spoken that you’ll find lots of different methods to help you learn. We’ll discuss some tips and hints so your learning experience becomes much easier.

Try to remember to have some patience. It will take longer than 24 hours to become fluent in Spanish. Even if you have a perfect memory and can remember all of your vocabulary and conjugations, you might still have some problems stringing together a sentence correctly. Your progress will suffer if you try to become fluent too quickly and put pressure on yourself. So allow yourself to slowly learn. This allows you to feel more relaxed with Spanish. If you learn at a slower pace, when you’re trying to speak with people in their language they’ll show more patience toward you. If you talk like you’re completely fluent, and you aren’t, you could easily offend someone.

An important skill to acquire is to practice thinking in the new language. You have to use an internal translation process, where you take your thoughts from one language and put them into the new one. You will have to practice this, so don’t be in a hurry. The idea is to take any internal dialogues you might have into the Spanish equivalent as much as possible. Like any skill, you can become better at it the more you try it. The more you do it, the more quickly your mind will be able to convert words into the new language. Before long you might find that you are thinking in Spanish without even making an effort to do so. The next stage is to take your internal thoughts and speak them out loud, so you learn how to converse in Spanish.

Immerse your life in the new language.

Is there a nearby place where Spanish is mainly spoken? One really great way to learn is listening in on a conversation between people who are fluent. People are usually more than willing to help others learn their language and communicate. You can get great practice in your new language without needing to leave the country!

There’s no reason that speaking another language has to be hard or complicated. Keep in mind that Spanish is much easier to learn than many other languages. In today’s information age, you can find a variety of options to choose from for achieving this goal. Not everyone has to take the same approach; ask yourself what seems like the best choice. Once you find the right method for you, you will know it. Remember that whatever method you use, you have to give yourself time to make progress.

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Why Learn Spanish Using Speak Spanish Software?

Why should you use speak Spanish software to learn Spanish? There are a variety of reasons why being conversant in Spanish is beneficial, but here are some of the main one:.

1. Knowing Spanish can broaden your professional opportunities. With the growing importance of the Hispanic market in the US, an increasing number of companies are looking for employees who can speak both English and Spanish to help them take advantage of this burgeoning market.

2. Being able to speak Spanish can enhance your travels abroad. Spain and the Latin American countries are some of the most beautiful places in the world. But if you’re only visiting them through guided tours, then you’re not really experiencing these countries at their best. Being able to speak Spanish allows you to experience these countries the way natives do, as well as allowing you to interact with the locals.

3. Being fluent in Spanish provides you with the opportunity to study abroad. You are more likely to be accepted to exchange student programs if you can speak the language of the country you’re being sent to. Exchange programs also allow you to earn valuable academic credits toward graduation as well as looking good on your resume.

But what are the advantages in using speak Spanish software rather than learning through formal classes or using other learning methods?

1. You can learn in your own spare time and at your own pace. You don’t have to adjust your working schedule to accommodate classes.

2. Speak Spanish software provides lessons in all the core language skills: speaking, reading, listening and speaking.

3. Speak Spanish software allows you to begin conversing in the language quickly by teaching you some of the most commonly-used phrases and words.

4. Speak Spanish software uses a wide variety of learning techniques, ranging from conversational practice, vocabulary and grammar exercises to interactive learning games.

5. The software includes cultural activities to teach students about the culture behind the language they are studying.

6. The software package provides you with online support from instructors who will evaluate the student’s progress and provide guidance and recommendations to ensure that they are learning the language correctly.

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