Las palabras en inglés que comienzan con las letras “th” juntas causan muchos problemas porque tienen sonidos diferentes. Mediante la canción “These are the times to remember” by Billy Joel, enseño como diferenciar los dos sonidos de las letras “th” juntas. All rights to this video belong to Univsion Corporation.
En este video, explico como pronunciar la letra “t” en inglés en las contracciones negativas.
Luciana Lage of Street Smart Brazil and I teamed up once again to show the differences between Spanish and Portuguese in the song, “Amigo” by Roberto Carlos. Read the blog post on the Street Smart Brazil websit with more information and song lyrics to use this song to distinguish Spanish from Portuguese. Roberto Carlos sings in both languages. So his music is a great source for those who know Spanish and want to learn Portuguese or vice versa. Here’s our video:
Last week, I did a guest post on Polyglot Dream (Luca Lampariello’s popular language learning blog about how to learn languages and attain native-like pronunciation. I internalize the foreign languages that I learn to the point where I physically and emotionally resonate with them. I made a playlist of videos in English, Russian, French, Spanish, Portuguese and Italian with English translation where I explain how I feel when I speak in each language. You have to feel a language and resonate with it in order for you to truly get into the flow of the language. (Press the CC button in the lower right corner for English subtitles.)
Mediante la canción “You’d be so nice to come home to”, se puede aprender la forma condicional en inglés.
So you’re not from a bilingual family and you live in a monolingual area where there’s no one who speaks the language you’re learning, you can still learn a new language. Aaron Myers and I had a recorded Skype conversation about how “everyday” people can speak a new language when they don’t have the advantages I did of growing up speaking another language at home and hearing many languages around me. Aaron grew up in a rural area of the United States, far from the big cities where one may hear various languages spoken on one street block. Listen to his advice on how to learn foreign languages from home.
La “r” en inglés es distincta a la “r” en español. Como pronunciar la “r” en inglés mediante la canción “Cry me a river” de Ella Fitzgerald. Canto un segmento de la canción en inglés y en español (Llorame un río).
Mediante la canción “Crazy” de Patsy Cline, se puede aprender como diferenciar entre la “s” y la “z” en inglés.
In this video interview, Aaron Myers, an expat from the US who has been raising two children in Istanbul for over four years gives advice about how to raise kids in a different country and maintain two languages.
Do you want to know what the Brazilian Portuguese words “nossa”, “balada”, “pegar”, and “galera” mean? Do you want to distinguish the words “mas” and “mais” and not confuse them? You can learn those lessons in the latest music video that Luciana Lage of Street Smart Brazil and I made using the super popular Brazilian pop song, Ai, Se Eu Te Pego! by Michel Teló. We explain the meaning of the song, the words that confuse Spanish speakers and some Brazilian idioms. The song is all over Spanish language radio in the US and is a major hit worldwide. Follow along with the lyrics of the song.