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How to Learn English Through TV

Do you enjoy watching TV? Have you ever wondered if your TV could help your English. The answer is,” Yes.” Today I talk about how to learn English through TV. Learning English through TV can be a great way to improve your English comprehension and vocabulary. In this posting I talk about how to learn […]

Usted commands in Spanish

Usted and Spanish Formal Commands

Healthcare workers learning Spanish need to get comfortable with Spanish formal commands. Whether you’re giving hand washing instructions, talking about how to take medications, or simply directing someone to follow you, you’re going to use Spanish formal commands. Usted is the subject that you use day in and day out with your adult patients. So, […]

vagina in Spanish

Acceptable Words for Vagina in Spanish

Vagina in Spanish is a word that many of our students get anxious about because they don’t want to offend anyone, nor communicate in ways that they wouldn’t normally in English. Think about it, the last thing you’d want to do when talking about girl parts or explaining the pap smear procedure is to say […]

functional language proficiency is what works when communicating

Functional Language Proficiency: What is it?

Functional language proficiency: a working definition, parameters, and examples Functional language proficiency is not a term that you hear everyday, however it’s the crux of what every student learning a language with an identified purpose needs to focus on. Language educators as well must let functional proficiency guide course planning and day to day interactions with […]