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THE PARROT’S GREEN WHEREVER IT GOES

EL PERICO DONDE QUIERA ES VERDE (THE GOOD AND CAPABLE PERSON CAN PERFORM NO MATTTER THE CIRCUMSTANCES OR PLACE).

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HE/SHE WON’T GIVE A STEP WITHOUT A SANDAL

NO DA PASO SIN HUARACHE.  (HE/SHE DOES NOT DO SOMETHING WITHOUT FIRST MAKING SURE IT WILL SUCCEED).

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DON’T TURN INTO A DUCK

NO TE HAGAS PATO (DON’T BE LAZY OR DON´T PLAY DUMB) –DEPENDING ON THE CONTEXT

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HE /SHE/IT DOES GIVE THE BIG CAT

SI DA EL GATAZO (HE /SHE/IT LOOKS GOOD ENOUGH)

SHE GIVES HERSELF A LITTLE CAT´SHAND

ELLA SE DA UNA MANITA DE GATO (SHE FIXES HER HAIR AND MAKEUP LIGHTLY)

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DON’T GIVE ME THE PLANE

NO ME DES EL AVIÓN (DON’T IGNORE ME)

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THE CHAHUISTLE HAS FALLEN UPON US

YA NOS CAYÓ EL CHAHUISTLE. (WE ARE SCREWED)


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An immersion program works for people of all ages, and is suitable for those needing to learn Spanish rapidly.
By living with a local host family being immersed in the Spanish language is the perfect means to practice and improve your Spanish while. An excellent chance to experience the Latin American culture, customs and lifestyle. You will have the ability to live it first hand!
Picture traveling to some Spanish-speaking nation and eventually taking that course that raises your learning to new levels. You’d get to sharpen your fluency, all while learning and living the local culture as well as going partying at nighttime!

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An immersion program will help you gain fluency quicker and better.

Have you ever dreamed of speaking Spanish like a native speaker? An overview of research on concentration suggests that regularly and kids who learn another language in an immersion environment are inclined to show higher levels of competence in that language learn to talk it and reading it and writing it successfully.
This translates to adult learning. A recent study shown that adults who learned a language within an immersion environment learn faster than those who learned the new language in a conventional classroom environment like native speakers.

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Learning Spanish will become a top priority.

In a conventional classroom setting, it is difficult for even the most motivated student to learn Spanish. Frequently your only choice would be to talk in Spanish, when you’re in an immersion classroom! If you’re in a Spanish-speaking nation, this will translate to the external world at the same time.

The locals around you are going to speak Spanish as their first language, and you’ll be encompassed by Spanish TV shows, radio stations and magazines. You may have the ability to order a homestay and reside with a family who speaks with you in Spanish.
Taking an immersion class at home? You be talking Spanish several hours a day in course, and listen to Spanish stuff the remaining day.
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Those who understand at least some Spanish will have the easiest time at the start while pupils of levels will reap the benefits of total concentration.
All these are clear benefits of an immersion program. At Instituto Chac-mool we have great experience with our immersion program which will help You learn Spanish in a fast and fun way.

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It is well known that immersion is the best way to learn Spanish, it is the way we all learn our mother tongue, so our brain knows this process already and has already gone thru it.

At Instutito Chac-Mol we know this and we specialize in immersion programs for all ages. We have an immersion program for adults and immersion programs for children and families. You can be sure to learn Spanish in a fun and natural way while you get to know the culture and also make great friends.

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Our tachers are native speakers and also have great experience with Spanish Immersion Programs and we have our own methodology which we have perfected over the years. We love to teach Spanish and we are really good at it. Contact Us so we can explain how our Spanish immersion Program can help you achive your goal to learn Spanish.

We have also created a great tool to help you improve your Spanish Pronunciation and also will be great to learn new Spanish Vocabulary, it is called Hablalee in which we read an article for you and you can read it at the same time, that way you listen the correct Spanish pronunciation and you speed up your reading.

We have received great comments on this new tool and we ancourage You to use it, it is completelly free and we are sure it will help you learn Spanish and also improve your Spanish Pronunciation.

Here is an example of hablalee

 

Chac-Mool we are the best Spanish School in Mexico get to know us, contact us and we will be glad to give you more informacion about our Spanish School in Mexico as well as our Spanish Immersion Programs.

 

 

 

Aprende español en Costa Rica

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  1. El parque nacional de Corcovado y Bahía Drake

El hotel está situado en la pintoresca Península de Osa, el Parque nacional de Corcovado fue nombrado como uno de los lugares con más biodiversidad del planeta. Junto con la Bahía Drake, esta región se ha convertido en un punto caliente para el ecoturismo para aquellos que quieren ser uno con la naturaleza.

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  1. El parque nacional Volcán Arenal y la Fortuna

Solía ser uno de los volcanes más activos de Costa Rica, el arenal es sin duda un hermoso. Visita un pequeño pueblo cerca de la base del volcán y no te arrepentirás de esta belleza. En este caso no  olvides visitar las hermosas aguas termales, un paraíso tropical donde se puede relajar la mente y el cuerpo.

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  1. Tamarindo, Playa Langosta y Playa Grande

El hotel está situado en la Costa Norte del Océano Pacífico, Tamarindo y playas en los alrededores. Cuenta con aguas cristalinas color turquesa y un clima ideal, Tamarindo es uno de los destinos turísticos más populares por una razón justificada. Tamarindo tiene un poco de “algo” para todos. Si la familia está en busca de relajación o de aventura, esta playa tiene todas las comodidades y la tranquilidad de varios destinos en uno solo.

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  1. Manuel Antonio y Parque Nacional Manuel Antonio

Lo que en este parque le falta en tamaño, lo compensa la increíble riqueza de lugares de interés que se encuentran aquí. Impresionantes playas tropicales, la increíble variedad de aves y animales silvestres, así como una densa y rica vegetación, de fácil acceso y un montón de cosas para hacer, hacen de este parque uno de los lugares de interés turístico más populares de todo el país.

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  1. La reserva de Bosque nuboso de Monteverde

Envuelto en esponjosas nubes, la impresionante Reserva Forestal de Monteverde tiene un aire único misterio. Monteverde es el hogar de más de 3,000 especies de plantas y animales.

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México es uno de los países más ricos de cultura en el mundo, más de treinta estados han visto como se escriben capítulos memorables en la vida de los Morelenses. Debido a la proximidad con la capital,  el estado de Morelos, se ha relacionado siempre con los acontecimientos que han marcado el curso de la historia. De grandes culturas como los Olmecas en el siglo III d.C., hasta los grandes villanos en el país, como Hernán Cortés en la época de la conquista.

En 1522 Hernán Cortés comenzó con la evangelización del territorio que ahora es Morelos, a partir de Cuernavaca, lugar donde se fundó la iglesia y eligió como lugar para vivir, la construcción de su residencia, ahora se conoce como el Palacio de Cortés.

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Cosas que no sabías:

  • Morelos fue fundada el 17 de abril de 1869, por el decreto del entonces presidente Benito Juárez.
    Antes de la infraestructura de los distritos de Cuernavaca, Cuautla, Jonacatepec, Tetecala y Yautepec pertenecían al Estado de México.

El nombre de su capital Cuernavaca proviene del náhuatl Cuauh-nahua-c.

El primer ingenio de azúcar de América latina fue construido en Morelos, y la producción de azúcar y de otros productos la base de su economía en el período colonial.

En Cuernavaca comenzó la carrera militar Emiliano Zapata, al incorporarse al 9° Regimiento de Caballería en 1910.

La feria de Tepalcingo, Morelos; es la segunda más grande en México, sólo detrás de la de San marcos, se celebra el tercer viernes de cuaresma que dura alrededor de una semana.

El platillo típico de Morelos, el más famoso taco acorazado, hecho con arroz rojo, chile relleno, bistec, milanesa o cecina.

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Over almost 50 years, research on language immersion instruction has heralded advantages including cognitive abilities, and academic achievement, language and literacy development in several languages. This research also shows some of the challenges that accompany the concentration model, with its multilayered program of literacy, language and intercultural skills development during subject matter. This chapter summarizes key findings for both challenges and edges.

The problem inquired most frequently in research on language immersion instruction is pupils’ ability to perform on standardized tests. This question emerges again and again in direct response to stakeholder concerns that growth of a language besides #English not endanger education aims that are fundamental, high amounts of written and oral communication abilities in English, and grade-appropriate academic accomplishment. The research answer to the question is consistent and longstanding. English expert concentration pupils are effective at attaining at the same time as, and sometimes non -immersion peers on standardized measures of reading and mathematics.

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This finding applies to pupils from a variety of socioeconomic and ethnic heritages, along with varied cognitive and linguistic capabilities. Furthermore, academic achievement on tests administered in English happens regardless of the second language being learned. To put it differently, whether learning through alphabetic languages (Spanish, Hawaiian, French, etc.) or character-based languages (Mandarin, Japanese, Cantonese), English-proficient pupils will keep pace academically with peers in English-medium programs.

It is necessary to recognize that early studies performed in one way complete immersion programs, where English may not be added until scores 2–5, reveal signs of a temporary slowdown in particular English language skills like spelling, capitalization, punctuation, word knowledge, and word discrimination. That said, these studies also find that within a couple of years after teaching in English language arts starts, the interim vanishes. There were no long term negative repercussions to literacy development or English language.

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Does this same finding apply to pupils in two way immersion settings whose first language is other than English? Before fifteen to twenty years, US researchers found that English students’ academic accomplishment also reached the programs’ aims. By the upper elementary, or in some instances early secondary grades, English students from different ethnicities, language backgrounds, socioeconomic levels, and developmental profiles perform at least as well as same qualifications peers being schooled in English just. Most English students in several schools come from Latino families whose home language is Spanish. As an ethnic minority in America, Latinos are both the fastest-growing student population and the group with the greatest rate of school failure. Research in Spanish/English some schools state that there is a higher grade average and increased enrollment percentage in advanced education because of this student group, compared to Latino peers participating in other kinds of educational programs including transitional bilingual instruction and various kinds of English-medium instruction.

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Although a large proportion of studies have been performed in Spanish/English settings, Dr. Kathryn Lindholm-Leary in a recent study showed results from two Chinese/English programs. Some of the students in classes 4–8 whose home language was Chinese examined at or above their grade level and the same as or well above peers with similar demographic characteristics.

We can conclude that immersion programs bring excelent benefits when learning Spanish or any other second language.

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“Culture provides a foundation of belonging and confidence that is essential for meaningful development”, said the Director-General of UNESCO, Irina Bokova, in her article “Africa´s renaissance starts on school benches” (2016, August12. The Huffington Post. Retrieved from http://www.huffingtonpost.com/irina-bokova/africas-renaissance-start_b_11467824.html), upholding the fundamental role of education and culture as the keystone for personal growth, speaking at the micro level, on one side, and national progress, considering the macro level, on the other side.

Bringing culture into the classroom tends to be one of the most delightful experiences for both teachers and students. Particularly, in second language teaching the possibilities to play with and implement a wide variety of artistic expressions and representations are infinite. We recently had at Chac-Mool a family of four students- a mother with 3 children- who participated in a very interesting and fulfilling interactive lesson dynamics; Mara- 46, Nadia- 14, Martin- 12, and Peter- 9, each one of them speaks Portuguese, German, English and Spanish. Their final course assignment was to perform the Mayan legend of “Ixtab, Xtabay and Xtabentun” (Tuyub Collí, Leovigildo Bernardo, 1993, Edit. Trillas), a picturesque story depicting the customs and beliefs of the peoples in the Mayan region.

We explained the students that the main learning objective of the task was to make them familiar with some native indigenous traditions and thoughts, which would allow them to better under-stand and penetrate into the cultural pronunciations and behaviors of Mexicans. Then, we presented the whole context of the story, introduced unusual vocabulary, asked the students to paraphrase the legend for the day of the performance and rewrite it with their own ideas, then we let each one of them choose their character.

The next step was to read the legend aloud to challenge and test the students´ concentration and listening comprehension. We kept helping them with the unknown words, clarifying their doubts about some of the peculiar events mentioned in the legend and also assisted them with the decorations and the whole preparations needed for their performance.

Finally, the big day arrived and we all enjoyed the students´ marvelous acting and great teamwork. The performance was videotaped and at the end the students were asked three questions, given in the chart below along with their answers.
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Questions Peter Martin Nadia Damaris

What did you learn? “About the Ma-yan plant and drink Xtabentun.
You can fall down if you get drunk.
Differences in physical appear-ance and social status do not matter, we are all equal. ” “There are many cultures around the world.
Useful informa-tion about the Mayans. ” “New vocabulary like –apestar- stink.
New cultural in-formation about Mexico and the Mayans.
There is a big difference bet-ween funerals in many parts of Mexico and the US. ” “About native culture and the riches of Me-xican nature.
I loved the story and the experience.
The concepts of good and evil are all over the world.”
How will this learning expe-rience be useful for you? “Don’t dring too much.” “Treat everybody fairly and equally.” “I know more about Mexico now.” “There is always justice.
You get what you deserve.
I reaffirmed my idea that people should not seek revenge.”
How do you feel when you learn about new cultu-res? Do you like it? “I feel happy and amazed. I love learning about new cultures and people.” “I feel nervous and also enter-tained about new cultures, places and people.
I love it.” “I just love it.
I get energized and highly moti-vated when learning about new cultures.” “It fascinates me. I love observing to know and un-derstand cultu-res, people and places.”

The institutional research objective of this activity was to assess the level of competence in which the students learn about another culture and how they manage the challenges of being in a different cultural environment. The results we obtained were not surprising at all. For people who travel a lot, speak foreign languages and are used to interact in a great variety of cultures it is easier to show openness, avoid cultural biases and get immersed in a new intercultural interaction.

That was also the case of our students due to their strong international background: being poly-glots and having traveled and lived in different countries explains the flexibility of their intercul-tural behavior and adaptability. They were not afraid of making mistakes, displayed a complete comprehension of the legend’s moral and applied the Spanish language independently showing, at the same time, a very high degree of awareness about their own learning.

The importance and impact of intercultural abilities for building a global mindset were beautifully reflected in this total immersion experience grounded on Dr. Georgi Lozanov’s Suggestopedia method. Undoubtedly, arts and culture are extremely suggestive and influence feelings nurturing curiosity, attentiveness and active meaningful learning. The combination of desuggestion and suggestion in an enriched learning environment leads to eliminate the fear of making mistakes, lower mental block, motivate learning and stimulate students’ self-confidence. Having a look at the Intercultural Effectiveness Scale (http://kozaigroup.com/ies.html) helps explain the relevance that the dimensions of intercultural effectiveness hold for a curriculum that is based on and fosters continuous learning for developing and facilitating people’s approach to cultural differences, intercultural engagement meant to stimulate one’s interest in learning about people from different cultures, and hardiness aimed to eliminate stereotyping in any form.

Therefore, What do a Mayan legend, Suggestopedia and a Spanish Total Immersion Program have in common? The reply is: the power of “soft power”, because the outcomes of the process to effectively build international and intercultural competencies are stimulated by the interdis-ciplinary approach to provide a context of understanding and include culture, arts, traditions, beliefs and ideas into second language teaching and learning. Remembering Mark Twain’s wisdom seems to perfectly enrich this topic: “Travel is fatal to prejudice, bigotry, and narrow-mindedness.”

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When we think of going abroad, especially to some Spanish-speaking nation, we become intimidated at the daunting thought of having to learn a foreign language and nervous. For most baby boomers, thinking of learning Spanish is apparently hopeless or daunting.

If you’re able to say “ you understand a group of verbs like “to talk “ or ” to study “ or ” to run “ or ” to go” and I want” in Spanish, then you’ve already learned a lot. Add in several nouns that are significant and sentences that let you express your demands are being instantly created by you.

Needless to say this is what we need to do when we start to learn Spanish. I’m aiming for the type of practical Spanish that lets you require directions and comprehend the replies… let them know how you need it cooked…ask your neighbors about their family and order a steak …look at property choices.

Most people who move into a Spanish-speaking nation are simply thinking about settling down, finding a safe house, and relaxing. I run into these people on a regular basis at seminars and the conventions. They need to live nicely doing other things and are through with working.

Whether you want to work abroad or in your home country, having the ability to speak Spanish in our fast-globalizing world can help you reach your career goals. An easy job search online with the key word “Spanish” will show how accurate this is. Particularly in our modern world that is working where Spanish has become more and more notable. Based on a study by the Census Bureau Demographers, the variety of Spanish speakers in America is projected to increase to 39 to 43 million.

Maybe you’ve learned which you should learn Spanish to raise your attractiveness to companies before, and maybe you believed it was all a load of crap. But studies demonstrate that talking Spanish really does make you more desired in a company’s eye.

“Being bilingual, it ends up, makes you more intelligent,” Yudhijit Bhattacharjee wrote earlier in 2013 in a piece for the New York Times Sunday Review. “It can have a profound effect in your brain, protecting against dementia in old age and enhancing cognitive abilities not related.” And in America, there’s no question that among the most practical choices for those considering learning a brand new language is Spanish. It’s the second-most spoken language in the state and the dominant tongue of many communities along the U.S.-Mexico boundary, South Florida and Puerto Rico. It’s the language of the majority of our neighboring states in the Western Hemisphere.

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Imagine a person who speaks in French and one in Spanish. Neither of them knows the other’s language, but they converse fluently and smoothly.

The secret: a discreet headset capale of translating thousands of words from several languages. It looks like a science fiction scene. And actually that’s part of it´s origin. The creators were inspired by series and films of this genre like Star Trek to design Pilot, a simultaneous translator that allows to have a normal conversation in five languages.

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Unlike other similar systems that need internet to work, the mechanism contains all information “in a small gadget that goes inside the ear”. To work it only requires a software that is activated in a device the size of a mobile phone.

  • Personal experience

In addition to the scenes where beings from different planets or galaxies communicated with the help of helmets or headphones, the creators of tsimultaneous his translator used the personal experience for their invention.

The team members, who are part of the company Waverly Labs are from different countries, and at first they  had trouble understanding each other.

  • Millions in minutes

Something that caught the attention of specialists and specialized publications in business and entrepreneurs, is how the creators of the device financed their product.

The story began the morning of June 25 this year, when the team presented a campaign Indiegogo, a platform for funding innovative projects created by young people.

Waverly Labs team requested US $ 75,000 to start the design of the translator. Within 15 minutes they had already obtained them, but many people mantained their donations.

In three hours they had raised $ 1 million, and by the end of the day the project funds were $ 2.7 million.

In mid-2017 it will be offered to the public in open sale, but now you can buy it online.

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Reasons why You should consider learning Spanish, like “ahora”.

Whether you need to enhance your job prospects, keep the mind sharp, or investigate new cultures without needing to rely on someone to request directions, Spanish is the one instrument that can allow you to do all that and more.
Spanish is the second-most spoken language after English, in America, and is the dominant language in quite a few neighboring states in the Western Hemisphere. In addition, it happens to be an incredibly attractive language.

Here are some extremely great reasons why every American Should Learn Spanish.
A growing variety of companies prefer people who can speak Spanish fluently. A 2013 survey of executives and high-level managers conducted by Strategy Business found that 97 percent of respondents “believed language abilities are somewhat significant for professional success in the business surroundings.”

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With 330 million native speakers, Spanish is the second most frequently spoken language on earth after English. Attorneys, doctors and social workers work with various people and families day in who speak Spanish.

Communicate with your kids
Meaning that if You´ve got kids in the following decade approximately, they have friends who speak Spanish or at least will probably talk the language. Now, wouldn’t you like to comprehend what their friends and your kids are saying to one another when they are not speaking English?

If traveling for work or working abroad is among your career aims, learning the best way to speak Spanish fluently and it will allow you to get there. Within an increasingly global market, being bilingual will allow you to collaborate with specialists throughout the world, negotiate business deals abroad, and talk with international customers.

Once you master the Spanish language, you’ll have the ability to comprehend the subtitles and get the jokes in real time when you watch a movie from Spain or Latin America.

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Enhance your brain´s cognitive abilities
Learning another language enhances your brain, but it also helps your head remain sharp longer. Several studies demonstrate that being bilingual enhances cognitive abilities unrelated to language.

Keep your brain healthy and young
Researchers at the University of Ghent in Belgium discovered that spaking another language such as Spanish postpones the symptoms of dementia.” and recently released a study that added to the growing signs that bilingualism can delay the start of Alzheimer’s and it leads to cognitive modesty
Become more independent

Ever wind up somewhere or in downtown Laredo, Texas or Miami? Learning to speak Spanish will help care for that issue.

Comprehend Spanish song lyrics
Need to understand when she sings in Spanish what Shakira is saying? Enthusiastic about understanding what the salsa tune you are dancing to means?

For all these reasons we recommend You to Learn Spanish and if you are wondering what´s the best way to do it. Visit: http://chac-mool.com/

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