Tip of the Day: Learning a Foreign Language

I teach high school Spanish. At the beginning of every period, I begin class with what I call a "Tip of the Day" aimed either at or offering advice for learning a second (or third) language or at helping students appreciate the short-term and long-term benefits of acquiring other languages. From time to time, I'll include some of my Tips here. A recent one I gave was:

While driving, relaxing, or working, consider listening to spanish radio and/or TV stations. Even if you don't listen to them very attentively, just having them burbling away in the background is beneficial as it helps you to tune into the sounds and rhythms of your second language, and to pick up new words and phrases.

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