1. Integrating A New Language Into Your Daily Life

    An integral part of learning a new language is practicing on a daily basis. However, at Crossing Borders, we understand that you have a busy life, and making time to practice your new language may seem daunting. Fortunately, there are ways to can seamlessly incorporate your new language into your life. Read our infographic below for integrating a new language into your daily life, and contact us t…Read More

  2. 2 Mistakes That Keep You From Learning a New Language

    Learning a new language is an extremely worthwhile endeavor. It can help you travel internationally, make new friends, sharpen your mental clarity, and give you a new lot on life. However, learning a new language is easier said than done. You may have had this common experience that many people have: you resolve to learn a new language, buy the books you need, even enroll in adult language classes…Read More

  3. Spanish in Spain vs. Spanish in Latin America

    It may surprise you to learn that there is actually a lot of variation in how Spanish is spoken. Though when you are learning Spanish, it seems like a straightforward language, there are actually many differences between the Spanish that is spoken in Spain and the Spanish that is spoken in Latin America. In this blog, we will outline some of the main things that differentiate between Spanish spoke…Read More

  4. What You Need To Know About The TOEFL Test

    The TOEFL test is important for anyone who speaks English as a second language and intends to attend an English-speaking university. This widely recognized test serves as a measure of how well you speak English, and is recognized by thousands of colleges around the world. If you live in the Houston area and need to take the TOEFL test, Crossing Borders can help. We offer TOEFL test prep classes wi…Read More

  5. Words Without an English Translation

    English is a language with over a million words, so it is hard to imagine that there are words from other languages that cannot be translated into English. However, there are many words from the over 6,000 languages spoken in the world that do not have an English equivalent. In this blog, we will go over some of our favorites. Sobremesa (Spanish) noun: conversation around the table after eating a …Read More

  6. 5 Tips For When You Forget A Word

    Everyone who has learned a new language has experienced it: you are trying to find the right word for what you are trying to say, but your mind goes blank. While this can be embarrassing, rest assured that it is a universal experience, and an unavoidable part of learning a new language. Here, we will give you some tips for how to handle it when you forget a word during a conversation in your new l…Read More

  7. 3 Reasons To Learn French

    In school, you may have heard that learning French is “impractical,” and it makes more sense to learn Spanish because there are many Spanish speakers in our country. However, French actually has many practical applications in life that may surprise you. At Crossing Borders, we offer French classes because we believe that anyone can benefit from learning this beautiful Romance language. Here ar…Read More

  8. The Benefits of Learning A New Language

    It is a common misconception that it is impossible to become fluent in a new language as an adult. While it is true that it is easier for children to learn new languages, not only is it possible for adults to learn foreign languages, it is extremely beneficial to them. At Crossing Borders, we are proud to offer Spanish, German, Mandarin, English, and French classes for adults. Keep your brain youn…Read More

  9. Why Learn Spanish?

    At Crossing Borders, we offer adult language classes in Spanish, French, English, German, and Mandarin. There are many wonderful reasons to learn all of these languages, but today, we will highlight some of the reasons you should take our Spanish classes for adults: Employment potential A very practical reason to learn Spanish is that it expands your employment opportunities. Being bilingual in Sp…Read More

  10. 3 Ways To Prepare for the TOEFL Test

    The Test of English as a Foreign Language, or TOEFL, is an important part of getting into a college in the United States. This test is used to gauge your ability to speak, write, read, and understand English in an academic environment. Even if you are fluent in English, this is a challenging exam that requires a lot of preparation. Here, we will go over some ways you can best prepare for your TOEF…Read More