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Private ESL Classes In Mexico Julia Taylor

If you want to give private English as a second language (ESL) lessons in Mexico and be successful at it, first you need to know how much to charge and second you need to know how to avoid the pitfalls... read more

Instituto Allende: Study Spanish language and Art in San Miguel de Allende Richard Ferguson

The Instituto Allende is a Spanish language and Art school in San Miguel de Allende, Guanajuato, Mexico.  I recently attended sculpture classes there, and found it enjoyable and worthwhile. Classes o... read more

On the road to enlightenment Ron Mader

UNAM UNITED STATES INTERNATIONAL UNIVERSITY - MEXICO NORTH AMERICAN EDUCATIONAL LEADERSHIP NETWOR (El Net) TEC ... read more

Hey Compadre Alvin Starkman

One day they may be calling you, so be ready and learn what it means read more

Michoacán's rural education Amanda Villagómez

Michoacán Index Gracias y Credits The State: State Map Introduction to Michoacán The Meseta Purepecha - Exploring Michoacán Alternative Tourism in Michoac... read more

How to plan realistic communicative practices in the ESL classroom Julia Taylor

Would you ever walk up to someone, shake their hand and start to describe what you're wearing? "Hi. I'm wearing a beige T-shirt, blue jeans, a black belt and black shoes." No, of course you wouldn't be... read more

Communicating across cultures Elaine Winters

ICEBERGS CONVERGENCE AND DIVERGENCE HIGH- AND LOW-CONTEXT CULTURES WHAT HAPPENED? A VERY EXPENSIVE MISTAK... read more

Star reading: astronomy in Mexico Ron Mader

INSTITUTO DE ASTRONOMIA MEXICO CITY SKY MAYA ASTRONOMY PAGE CARL SAGAN OBSERVATORY AT CERRO AZUL OTHERS A... read more

Idioma Idiota, Or ... I Was A Spanish School Dropout Sally Davis Ellwein

I used to believe that I was one of those people who had a knack for learning languages. I must have picked up this idea from my mother when one day during my formative years, I overheard her saying "S... read more

There's a Word for It in Mexico Reviewed by Allan Cogan

Here's a nifty idea for a book for both Spanish language students and for people interested in Mexico. Author De Mente has found an effective way to reach both groups with a volume that takes a studious and careful look at 130 key words in Spanish and has written a couple of pages on each one. In the process, the reader is treated to a variety of knowledgeable tours through Mexican history and sociology and customs that would be hard to find elsewhere. read more

Inner versus outer qualities: My friendships with Mexican people Wendy Devlin

" Mexicans prize the individuality and the intellectual and emotional uniqueness of each person. They regard the innate alma or "spirit" of the individual as the most important of all human qualities a... read more

Mexico's popular sayings: A taste for dichos Wendy Devlin

O.K. I admit it! I love 'dichos' (sayings or proverbs). Not, 'nachos' or 'ponchos', but dichos! Yes, those little nuggets of folk wisdom distilled down through generations of wise ... read more

Learning Spanish by immersion: Does it work? Allan Cogan

Imagine a language course that starts off with the instructor giving a monologue that lasts all of sixty minutes, delivered almost entirely in Spanish. What our teacher, Hugo, gave us on that first day was a rundown, delivered at a normal conversational pace, on what we could expect in the next month. There were very few English words used, other than those we obviously didn’t understand. The only saving grace for us was that Hugo repeated his message constantly in several different ways. read more
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