Lillian Salazar, a Spanish teacher at BridgeLanguages in Denver, gives us her best book recommendations to help Spanish learners, including beginners, gain exposure to the language in a different (and fun!) way.
Learning a new language presents a challenge, but it can be a lot of fun, too. Sometimes, it’s the challenges themselves that bring the entertainment! Bridge staff share some of the more humorous mistakes they have made while speaking foreign languages, from ordering the wrong foods to giving themselves strange medical diagnoses.
In this article, Bridge Languages teacher, Katya Kuhns, discusses how learners of Russian, or any language, can work to improve their skills outside of the classroom. Katya suggests several online forums and apps as ideal places to practice putting the language into use.
Practicing your listening skills is key to learning a foreign language, but it doesn’t have to be boring. Watching movies or listening to music in your language of choice is a fun way become accustomed to the sound of language, to learn new vocabulary (including slang) and to get a taste of the culture at the same time. Bridge Spanish teacher, Lily, shares favorite movies in Spanish.
Foreign language teachers at Bridge bring a variety of experiences to the classroom. Russian teacher, Ekaterina, is no exception. She herself has learned multiple foreign languages, including Korean, which she mastered while studying abroad in Seoul and earning her Master’s in East Asian Studies.
Katya Kuhns, Russian teacher at BridgeLanguages in Denver, understands what it takes to learn a foreign language. That’s because she is not only an instructor, but has also spent time on the other side of the desk, studying English, Korean, and now Spanish. She’s got answers for the most common excuses she’s heard about learning a foreign language.
Meet Angela, a Russian teacher at Bridge in downtown Denver, Colorado. She offers her seasoned perspective on learning a new language, including practical advice for students of any language who want to see results fast!
Luigina is an Italian teacher at Bridge, and has been in the field of language instruction for a number of years. She shares her insights into best ways to learn a language, how to deal with challenges in class, and tips to keep on learning when class is over.