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How to learn a new language (in 15-minute a day installments)

I grew up with a Hispanic mother who didn't teach me the Spanish she grew up speaking. It would appear that her choice not to pass down the language was part of a greater trend. New research shows that second-generation Hispanic immigrants are much less likely to teach their kids the Spanish they …

Language Learning

10 Best Cities To Explore on Bike

Biking trips are a spectacular way to get to know a city intimately – and they are an eco-friendly way to explore! In today’s progressive climate, …

Lisbon’s Most Beautiful Buildings

Lisbon is one of the most attractive Western European capitals, with its glittering waterside location, seemingly-endless sunshine, and large number …

The Eerie Folktales Behind Iceland’s Natural Wonders

Beware of trolls.<p>The scenic country of Iceland is known for its friendly locals, jaw-dropping waterfalls, and some of the best views of the Aurora Borealis in the world. A lesser known aspect of the popular tourist destination is its quirky and distinctive folklore, which feature characters such as …

European Travel

Helping students set goals and reflect on progress with Sown to Grow

Carol Dweck’s research on the power of mindset in learning has shown us that people aren’t necessarily “born smart” but rather, they <i>become smarter</i> …

Ten hidden gems in France you should visit this summer

The whole point of Provence in the south of France is to laze away inordinate amounts of time lunching - exceedingly well. Enter Ventabren, a …

10 Great Hikes To Explore Colorado's Western Slope This Summer

Colorado's Western Slope is rich in backcountry hikes. Knowing where to find them -- and what to expect on a trail -- just got easier with a new …

Hiking

Toronto: the city of 140 languages

Growing at a clip of more than 100,000 new residents a year, Canada’s largest city keeps getting larger. But the continued population boom hasn’t changed Toronto’s character.<p>Growing at a clip of more than 100,000 new residents a year, Canada’s largest city keeps getting larger. But the continued …

Toronto

Is there a distinction between acá vs

[copy/pasted]<p>They’re sort of like “demonstratives” in that distance is the key.<p>aquí / acá = “here” | the closest<br>• ahí = “there” | next closest<br>• allí = “there” | a bit farther<br>• allá = “way over there” | farthest away<p>You can normally use <i>aquí</i> or <i>acá</i> but with <i>acá</i> it can mean “closer” as an adverb, while <i>aquí</i> does not.<p>So you can say <i>ven aquí</i> “come here” or <i>ven acá</i> “come over here” (more common), and you can also say <i>más acá</i> “closer”… but you can’t use <i>más + aquí</i>.<p>Similarly, <i>allí</i> and <i>ahí</i> are more or less the same …

The 9 Best Travel Backpacks for Men

These most versatile, durable, and organized picks for your next action-packed adventure.<p>There are several factors that could ruin the trip of a …

The Best Hikes in the U.S.

With 59 national parks and north of 10,000 state parks, the U.S. has no shortage of fruited plains or majestic mountains to explore via its 193,500 miles of trail (and that’s on federal land alone, according to a 2015 report by the American Hiking Society). No wonder, then, that approximately 13 …

17 under-the-radar alternatives to major tourist destinations

Sure, a trip to Paris or Rome is nice — but sometimes the best vacations come from traveling off the beaten path.<p>This summer, beat the crowds by …

European Travel

5 Reasons to Visit Ho Chi Minh City Now

An insider's guide to exploring this contemporary Vietnamese city.<p>Stepping through the front doors of the Caravelle Hotel in central Ho Chi Minh City is, for a brief moment, like existing in two distinctly different places at once. You can still sense the marbled sterility of the hotel lobby behind …

Vietnam

The Chinese village concealed in an ancient fortress

For hundreds of years, China’s fortified tulous have protected entire villages from the outside world. Now the families living here open their doors to strangers.<p><i>Join over three million BBC Travel fans by liking us on</i> <i>Facebook</i><i>, or follow us on</i> <i>Twitter</i> <i>and</i> <i>Instagram</i><i>.</i><p><i>If you liked this story,</i> <i>sign up for</i> …

China

Finland’s newest national park

The long-standing relationship between man and nature in Finland’s 40th national park stretches back thousands of years.<p>The first thing that struck me about Hossa was the pure, unadulterated silence. It’s almost as if time stands still here, with nothing so much as a breeze disturbing the pristine, …

What Learning Irish Adds to a Trip to Ireland

“It's a cool thing to learn a language that's rare.”<p>Many travelers want to practice a language before a trip to memorize a few key phrases — so they …

10 Amazing Asian Vacations That Won't Cost a Fortune

Your dream trip is cheaper than you think<p>Looking for a budget-friendly vacation with a big wow factor? Head to Asia.<p>This is one of the best regions …

Page 3: Curriculum

How will Ms. Begay know she is teaching her students everything they need to learn this year?<p>Page 3: Curriculum<p>Curriculum can be defined as a …

Four ways to encourage speaking in the ELL classroom

When I was beginning to learn Spanish, there was nothing scarier than trying to communicate in that language to a proficient speaker, nothing more …

Basic Italian words and phrases for your trip to Italy

Andiamo! Time to plan that trip to Italy.<p>As a traveler with Italian roots, I’m admittedly a little biased. But there is something special about the …

Italy

Yunnan, un tesoro chino al pie del Himalaya

Encajada a los pies del Himalaya, cuna de tres grandes ríos de Asia y hogar de centenares de minorías culturales, la provincia de Yunnan encarna la …

Gearheads' guide to canyoneering in Utah

It’s time to get dusty. Utah is perhaps the singular best spot on the planet for canyoneering. In the sandstone canyons of Utah – an amazing wilderness of rock, sand, river and sky – adventures big and small await, but the region’s domes, hoodoos, fins, sandstone reefs, slot canyons, natural arches …

10 dos and don’ts for social media-savvy travellers

With an infinite wealth of cat videos, celebrity pouts and awkward status updates at our fingertips, it can be hard to stand out from the crowd on social media.<p>Luckily, travel is a topic that resonates with even the speediest of scrollers – if you get it right. Avoid the common pitfalls of posting …