1. Language Learning Excuses To Stop Giving Now

    At Crossing Borders Languages, we’ve heard every excuse in the book for why one cannot learn a second language. Excuses are easy to come by, but are just as easily debunked. If you have the motivation to learn a second language, you can overcome any obstacle to achieve your goal. In this blog, we will go over some of the most common excuses we hear, and why they don’t have to stop you from ach…Read More

  2. How To Remember New Vocabulary Words

    A big part of learning a new language is memorization. One of the most difficult things you must memorize as you acquire your new language is vocabulary. Every language has thousands of words, and it can be daunting to imagine memorizing them all. While you certainly don’t need to know every single word, you want to set yourself up for success in retaining as many vocabulary words as possible. I…Read More

  3. Reasons Why You Can Learn A New Language At Any Age

    You have probably heard that learning a second language becomes exponentially more difficult as you age. It’s common knowledge that language learning is easier when you are under the age of ten because your brain is still developing. However, even though this is true, doesn’t mean that it is impossible to learn a language at an older age. Your brain is capable of far more than you think, and t…Read More

  4. How Learning A Foreign Language Saves You Money on Travel

    In previous blogs, we have gone over the many benefits of learning a foreign language. One that may not have occurred to you is that knowing a foreign language can actually save you on international travel costs. If one of the reasons you are interested in learning a new language is the ability to seamlessly travel to different countries, gain more motivation for your studies through our blog here…Read More

  5. 5 Interesting Spanish Words

    At Crossing Borders, we love teaching our students new languages because we know how fascinating this knowledge can be. One of the most interesting parts of learning a new language is developing a whole new set of vocabulary, which may leave you wondering, “why doesn’t English have a word for this?” In our last blog, we went over some fascinating French words that make us think that often. I…Read More

  6. 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

  7. 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

  8. 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

  9. 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

  10. 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