Quarterly Digest – July 2016

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“Educating the mind without educating the heart is no education at all.”

― Aristotle

Quarterly Digest – July 2016

Sections

Welcome – May 2016 – June 2016 – July 2016 – Our Poll – Nature Nurtures, Nurture Nature – The Coaching Quarter – Thank You

Welcome

Welcome to our Quarterly Digest. We are pleased to share with you our highlights from May, June and July 2016. We hope you find our free interactive activities useful, benefit from the best quarterly deals from spanishlanguagebites and their partners and enjoy our recommended reading.

May 2016

Featured Publications

Spanish for Kids – Mis Amigos del Mar

Spanish for Kids – Mis Mascotas

Spanish for Kids – En el Campo 1

Spanish for Kids – Un Día en el Espacio  AUDIO

-You can find these titles in our shop.- 

Free Interactive Activities

Our May Spanish quizzes can be found in our blog.  Our May Spanish quizzes have included the following topics:

Spanish for Kids

Vocabulary – Animals

Spanish for Teens and Adults

Spanish Culture – La Tomatina de Buñol

Spanish for Teens and Adults

Grammar – Verb Forms – Infinitive, Gerund and Past Participle

Spanish for Teens and Adults

     Grammar – Present Tense – Daily Routines

Spanish for Teens and Adults

    Vocabulary – Numbers

-You can complete some of these activities here.-

Recommendations

We would like to recommend WordReference.com as a free online multilingual dictionary:

Today, I have three main goals with WordReference.  First, continue to create free online bilingual dictionaries for English to many other languages.  I strive to offer excellent translations for “all” English words, terms, idioms, sayings, etc. into “all” languages.  This is a huge goal and will take time.  There are many languages and creating quality dictionaries is neither cheap nor quick.  Beyond English, I plan to do the same for Spanish, French, Italian and Portuguese.  Second, provide the world’s best language forums, dedicated to relatively serious discussion about the meanings and translations of words, terms and expressions in many languages.  Third, continue to innovate to produce the best website and reference tools for the world.

Michael Kellogg, 2016

We would also like to recommend Language Together Spanish Set One (Spanish) Paperback – Box set, 2016 by Germaine Choe as a valuable language learning tool for kids:

June 2016

Featured Publications

Spanish for Students – Exam Prep Spanish – Test Your Vocabulary Series – Volume 1. El Medio Ambiente

Spanish for Adults – Pastimes Spanish – Spanish Festivals Series – Volume 2. La Tomatina de Buñol

Spanish for Kids – Una Excursión al Lago

Spanish for Adults – Pastimes Spanish – Spanish Festivals Series – Volume 1. Las Fallas de Valencia

-You can find these titles in our shop.-

Free Interactive Activities

Our June Spanish quizzes can be found in our blog. Our June Spanish quizzes have included the following topics:

Spanish for Teens and Adults

Grammar – Ser vs Estar

Spanish for Teens and Adults

Spanish Vocabulary – At the Airport

Spanish for Kids

Outdoor Activities – Camping

Spanish for Teens and Adults

     Conversation Skills – Greetings and Introductions

Spanish for Teens and Adults

     Conversation Skills – Ordering Drinks

-You can complete some of these activities here.-

Recommendations

We would like to recommend Dictionary.com as a valuable reference for English language learners and users: 

Dictionary.com is the world’s leading digital dictionary. We provide millions of English definitions, spellings, audio pronunciations, example sentences, and word origins. Dictionary.com’s main, proprietary source is the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, which is continually updated by our team of experienced lexicographers and supplemented with trusted, established sources including American Heritage and Harper Collins to support a range of language needs. ― Dictionary.com, 2016

We would like to recommend Real Academia Española as a sound reference point for intermediate and advanced Spanish language users.

July 2016

Featured Publications

Spanish for Kids – Mis Mascotas

Spanish Idioms – Lost in Translation Series – Volume 1. ¡Qué Animales Somos!

Spanish for Kids – En el Campo Series

Spanish for Kids – Mi Jardín Series

Spanish for Kids – Un Día con Azucena / A Day with Azucena AUDIO

Exam Prep Spanish – Test Your Grammar Series – Volume 1. Los Tiempos Pasados

-You can find these titles in our shop.-

Free Interactive Activities

Our July Spanish quizzes can be found in our blog. Our July Spanish quizzes have included the following topics:

Spanish for Teens and Adults

Grammar and Vocabulary – Science – The Environment

Spanish for Kids

Outdoor Activities – Garden

Spanish for Teens and Adults

Grammar – Por vs Para

Spanish for Kids

     Science – Outer Space

-You can complete some of these activities here.-

Recommendations

We would like to recommend a song entitled Deja Que Te Bese by Spanish singer and composer Alejandro Sanz and American/Puerto Rican artist Mark Anthony. The song lyrics are entirely written in Spanish and would be suitable for adults with an intermediate Spanish language level or above.

We would like to recommend a Spanish and Mexican dark fantasy film entitled El Laberinto del Fauno written and directed by Guillermo del Toro. This film is in Spanish and it can be enjoyed with English subtitles as additional support. This film would be suitable for intermediate and advanced Spanish language users. 

Our Poll

We would like to give you an update on our ongoing Spanish Language Learning Poll Which is more difficult to learn in Spanish?

As we type, our voters think Prepositions is the most difficult aspect to grasp for Spanish language learners, attracting a 38 percent of the votes, followed by Idiomatic Expressions, which has received 29 percent of the votes. So far, the two least voted categories are Other and Vocabulary. Your preferences do inform the design and content of our language products. We endeavor to offer you the best educational resources to inspire, guide and support you in your personal language learning journey.

-If you wish to contribute to our Poll, tap/click Vote below.-

Which language aspect(s) is(are) more difficult to learn in Spanish?

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Thank you all for your contributions so far!

Nature Nurtures, Nurture Nature

We love nature in all its ways, shapes and forms so we are delighted to share with you in this section our chosen Quarterly Digest Nature Image and our chosen Quarterly Digest Nature Quote.

 

Quarterly Digest Nature Image

El Lince Ibérico

El Lince Ibérico (Courtesy of Pixabay, 2016)

The Iberian Lynx is an endangered species living mainly in the Iberian Peninsula.

Quarterly Digest Nature Quote

“There is pleasure in the pathless woods, there is rapture in the lonely shore, there is society where none intrudes, by the deep sea, and music in its roar; I love not Man the less, but Nature more.”  ― Lord Byron
(Courtesy of BrainyQuote, 2016)

The Coaching Quarter

We would like to take this opportunity to highlight our consultancy services. 

Spanishlanguagebites provides expert advice, guidance and assistance with the following matters: Coaching, Education, Languages, Mentoring, Project Management, Research and Training. All the aforementioned services are conducted in English and/or Spanish and all our initial consultation appointments are cost-free and commitment-free.

-Consultation queries to: consultancy@spanishlanguagebites.com.-

Coaching Quiz – The Pillars of Coaching

Thank You

Finally, we would like to take this opportunity to wish you a great quarter. We look forward to sharing with you and yours our next issue in October.

Until then, a big thank you to you all!

Feel free to send your comments, queries and feedback to spanishlanguagebites:

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Top Languagebites of the Month – July 2016

Top Languagebites of the Month 

Top Languagebites of the Month

Top Languagebites of the Month

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Languagebites del Mes Destacados

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Owl - WisdomGrammar – Por vs Para

 

 

 

Outer Space - Galaxies

Vocabulary – Nature – Outer Space 

 

 

 

 

Girl - Garden

Vocabulary – Outdoor Activities – Garden 

 

 

 

 

Thinking long and hard...

Grammar – Ser vs Estar

 

 

 

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Vocabulary – Science – The Environment

 

 

 

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Exam Prep Spanish – Test Your Grammar Series – Volume 1. Los Tiempos Pasados

Exam Prep Spanish

Test Your Grammar Series

Volume 1. Los Tiempos Pasados

 

Exam Prep Spanish Test Your Grammar Vol. 1 Los Tiempos Pasados

Would you like to maximise your chances of obtaining high grades?

Do you need further practice, dexterity and confidence with Spanish grammar?

Are you preparing for exams and need to acquire a sound understanding of the past tenses in Spanish?

Exam Prep Spanish – Test Your Grammar Series is a grammar practice book collection for intermediate/upper intermediate Spanish language users. All Volumes contain a variety of grammar practice activities ideal for exam preparation which cover essential topic and grammar areas for students of Spanish. The exercises come in a variety of formats and involve tasks required to be successful at a variety of exams in Spanish. All exercises are presented in context and answers are included.

Volume 1 features the past tenses in Spanish.

Contact pre-orders@spanishlanguagebites.com

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Languagebites of the Week – The Environment

Languagebites of the Week –  The Environment

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Languagebites de la Semana – El Medio Ambiente

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The Environment

Parts of Speech
Task 1

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Parts of Speech
Task 2

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Parts of Speech
Task 3

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Spanish for Kids – Mis Mascotas

Spanish for Kids - Mis MascotasSpanish for Kids – Mis Mascotas

Are you looking for a book written in Spanish? Are you looking for an engaging and educational book to promote language acquisition and development? Are you looking for a book for monolingual and multilingual kids aged 3-5?

Mis Mascotas invites you to discover didactically vocabulary and phrases pertaining to pets. The book offers opportunities for language discovery, exploration and consolidation through a variety of contexts, tasks and games in Spanish. Learning and fun in equal proportions.

Download it now and enjoy it with your little ones!


Español para Niños – Mis Mascotas
Spanish for Kids - Mis Mascotas

Niños 3-5

Ya está disponible en nuestra tienda el formato PDF descargable de Mis Mascotas.

¿Buscas un libro escrito en español? ¿Buscas un libro ameno y educativo para la adquisición y desarrollo del lenguaje? ¿Buscas un libro para niños monolingües y multilingües de entre 3 y 5 años?

Mis Mascotas te invita a descubrir vocabulario y expresiones relacionadas con las mascotas a través de un enfoque didáctico. El libro ofrece oportunidades para descubrir, explorar y consolidar el lenguaje a través de una variedad de contextos, tareas y juegos en español.

Diversión y aprendizaje a partes iguales. ¡Descárgatelo y a disfrutar con tus pequeños!

 


Contenidos / Table of Contents
  1. Mis Mascotas Contexto Práctica 2. Sultán Contexto Práctica 3. Milú Contexto Práctica 4. Mileva Contexto Práctica 5. Pitirri Contexto Práctica 6. Neo Contexto Práctica 7. Tadeo Contexto Práctica 8. ¿Recuerdas? Consolidación del Lenguaje 9. ¡Ahora Tú! Integración del Lenguaje 10. Inventario Lista de Vocabulario y Expresiones Ilustraciones Texto 11. Rompecabezas Sopa de Letras Nube de Palabras Laberinto 12. Agradecimientos Diccionarios Herramientas de Manipulación de Texto Ilustraciones 13. Acerca de la Autora / About the Author Perfil Publicaciones Contacto
Pages 83
File Size 1.22MB
System Requirement Adobe Acrobat 7.0 or above.
Language Attributes Spanish

 

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Languagebites of the Week – Outdoor Activities – Garden

Languagebites of the Week –  Outdoor Activities – Garden

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Languagebites de la Semana – Actividades al Aire Libre – Jardín

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Garden - Kids

 

Outdoor Activities – Garden

 

 

 

 

 

 

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