There are a lot of programs out there that promise you quick, overnight results, and this simply is not possible. Learning language does require patience.
In addition to lessons and short stories, Bilingual Story Time also writes articles periodically surrounding issues affecting bilingual individuals and/or those who want to learn a second language. These articles keep you in the information loop and are essential to everything else in the learning process.
Bilingual StoryTime provides read aloud stories through Youtube. Click on the articles below, there is so much to learn at Bilingual StoryTime! Your feedback is appreciated.
Can I Learn Spanish Fast? Yes!
Raise Bilingual Children, Why Not?
Note: ‘What Does Conjugation Mean?’ includes definitions to various terms that may perplex you when trying to learn a language.
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What kind of articles do you want to see on Bilingual Story Time? There are lots of issues facing our bilingual children in school. There are lots of facets of learning a new language. There are so many things to discuss, your suggestions and feedback are appreciated!
How can you make suggestions to Bilingual Story Time about areas to research? You can leave suggestions in our site comments section, by e-mailing at Bilingual Storytime, or by messaging us on Facebook.
All kinds of people can learn!
Bilingual Story Time loves children and wants children everywhere to have access to learning both Spanish and English, two of some of the most important languages in the world. In addition, many adults will be encouraged to learn as well. Bilingual Story Time does not believe that anyone is too old to learn a language!
In fact, we believe that anyone who strongly desires to learn a new language is just as receptive as a young child. Sometimes, an adult who wants to learn can be even more receptive than a young child because some young children can be resistant to learning one language and prefer one to another.
With Bilingual StoryTime, you have a real person standing by you to help you learn. I have studied English and Spanish for years (although I am not perfect at either one).
Be careful about what you buy!
A lot of programs online wish to sell you products that will only benefit you short term. Bilingual StoryTime wants to create a path for you to learn language long term, giving you a much more realistic approach to learning language. This is why the articles here are thorough in ensuring that you understand terminology that is used. Of course, any time you do not understand something, please contact us to let us know.
Since I want you to be realistic about your approach to learning language, I want to encourage you to figure out who your favorite singers are. I want you to figure out what movies and soap operas you might enjoy. Think about all the literature you can explore! The information contained on this page can help you with that!
Language learning programs can be a great tool, but they are only one aspect of a much bigger journey. It takes lots of children’s story books, music, conversations with natives, and tv shows to learn the Spanish I know, and the journey lives on. It takes grammar books and verb work books. It takes years. It takes mistakes. Just know, you will make mistakes!
One of the most important things is to not waste your time obsessing over learning a language so fast. Language retention is much more likely when approached in a slower way.
This does not mean that you cannot learn a language reasonably fast. It just means that you should not fall for programs that pitch learning a language in 7 days, or even 21 days. Think about it. Just think about it. How much language could you possibly learn in 7 days, even if you went to a native country?
Reading articles about bilingüalism in general, book reviews, and other issues surrounding the culture and language will prove equally beneficial, just as beneficial as taking lessons and hearing short stories. The more you know, the more informed you are, and the more you yourself can become a teacher of this wonderful language.
Learning Spanish Verbs, learning English Pronunciation
Bilingual StoryTime focuses a lot of energy on teaching Spanish verbs to English speakers since they are by far the most puzzling aspect of learning the language.
A lot of people possess their greatest amount of motivation in the early weeks of learning Spanish. It is better to expend that motivation on learning Spanish verbs!
By the time you have learned a significant amount of Spanish verbs and you have a general idea on how to conjugate them, you will be able to converse a bit with a native.
Bilingual StoryTime also focuses on teaching English pronunciation to Spanish speakers because this is a difficult aspect of learning English.
You will face challenges!
You will still face the challenging factor of understanding natives when they speak to you. Natives speak very fast. That is why I make videos with subtitles.
Spanish is believed to be spoken much faster than English, especially in certain parts of the world, like Spain. Whether this is true is debatable, but it is definitely worth noting that even with ten years of experience conversing with Mexicans, it would be a bit more challenging for me to converse with someone from Spain!
You might say that this is due to variations in some of the words and vocabulary, and this indeed, can be true. But Spaniard Spanish is also spoken faster than Mexican Spanish. Bilingual StoryTime focuses a lot on Mexican Spanish, which is obviously one of the most common dialects in the United States.
But regardless of where you intend to take your language learning journey, you will benefit a lot from the short stories and lessons provided here! As always, if you have any questions, please ask! If you have comments or suggestions, feel free to contact us for that as well. Bilingual StoryTime wishes you the best of luck with your language learning journey!