Browsing Category "Immersion Learning"
Common (and Comical) Mix-ups When Learning Spanish
By     |    Feb 12, 2019
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Common (and Comical) Mix-ups When Learning Spanish

For English speakers who are trying to learn another language, cognates (words with the same origin) can be a big help! They look and sound similar, and often have very close meanings, so it’s easy to “fill in the blanks” with a guess when you don’t know a foreign word and are trying to express yourself. Even if you’ve never studied Spanish, you will surely catch words like adulto, imposible, […]

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Fulfilling the Spanish Schoolhouse Mission
By     |    Jan 31, 2019
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Fulfilling the Spanish Schoolhouse Mission

It’s a new year and a time to take a fresh look at our goals! At Spanish Schoolhouse, we set some pretty huge goals, which are summed up in our four-part Mission Statement. Let’s take a look at what those goals are and how we plan to keep on meeting and exceeding them! Academic Excellence – Spanish Schoolhouse prepares students for formal education by encouraging academic excellence and inspiring a […]

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Bilingual Babies:  Spanish Mommy and Me Class

Bilingual Babies: Spanish Mommy and Me Class

  Learning Language Naturally Do you remember how your child(ren) learned their first language? First, they heard and understood what you were saying to them, then began to respond appropriately (“Wave bye-bye” or “Blow kisses”). Soon, their babbling became a recognizable word or two. Over the next several months, you likely saw an explosion of single words, and then eventually two-three word phrases. Language progresses naturally when a child is […]

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Spanish Schoolhouse Preschool:  Now Open in Tomball, TX!

Spanish Schoolhouse Preschool: Now Open in Tomball, TX!

Spanish Schoolhouse opened its 18th Spanish immersion preschool in the Creekside neighborhood of Tomball this fall. We are beyond excited about expanding the availability of language immersion in the Houston area! The brand new facility at 26133 Kuykendahl Rd Ste A, Tomball, TX 77375 now offers full-time and part-time preschool enrollments as well as summer camp programs in June and July. Spacious and Warm  Our Tomball school’s location in a […]

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Spanish Schoolhouse Spotlight:  Beatriz Gómez

Spanish Schoolhouse Spotlight: Beatriz Gómez

  From Colombia to the Heart of SSH Frisco If you’ve ever stepped foot into the Spanish Schoolhouse Frisco school, Director Beatriz Gómez needs no introduction! She is the spry and upbeat leader of the Frisco school who started with SSH the day we opened our first preschool doors and never left. “I love this school! It’s my home,” says Bea. A native of Medellín, Colombia, Bea moved to Texas […]

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Mi Escuela es Tu Escuela: A Warm Preschool Welcome
By     |    Oct 11, 2018
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Mi Escuela es Tu Escuela: A Warm Preschool Welcome

You’ve likely heard the Spanish saying, Mi casa es su casa (My home is your home). This is an expression of hospitality and welcome that epitomizes the Latin culture! At SSH, it sums up our desire for students and their families to feel at home in our schools. In fact, we embrace it in our mission statement – “to provide a warm, positive learning environment where children build confidence, self-esteem, […]

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Bienvenidos/Welcome to the Family!  A Guide for Spanish Schoolhouse Newcomers
By     |    Aug 9, 2018
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Bienvenidos/Welcome to the Family!  A Guide for Spanish Schoolhouse Newcomers

Each August brings the excitement of new beginnings as children start a new school year!  For many children and parents, this school year may be their first experience with Spanish Schoolhouse or language immersion. We know it’s a time of many changes (a new language, schedule, teachers, friends) and many questions. Here are some that we’re often asked at this time of year, with answers that we hope will help! […]

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Meet the Teacher:  New Beginnings Made Easier!
By     |    Jul 13, 2018
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Meet the Teacher: New Beginnings Made Easier!

Starting a new school, or even starting a new class at the same school, can be a time of excitement and a little trepidation for both preschoolers and their parents! Couple that with immersion in a new language and even the most confident parent/child may feel a bit overwhelmed. Meet the Teacher events provide the perfect opportunity to help smooth the way and make it easier to greet new beginnings […]

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Spanish Dichos – Great Wisdom in Small Packages
By     |    Jun 21, 2018
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Spanish Dichos – Great Wisdom in Small Packages

In every culture, words of wisdom are passed down from one generation to the next in the form of sayings, adages, idioms, or proverbs. In Spanish, these sayings are called dichos (from the verb decir – to say) and they’re a rich part of the oral tradition in Latin countries. Dichos are short phrases that are packed with valuable life lessons. They’re frequently used by parents and grandparents to teach […]

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GOOOOOAL!  World Cup Fever Builds in Latin America and at Spanish Schoolhouse!
By     |    May 31, 2018
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GOOOOOAL! World Cup Fever Builds in Latin America and at Spanish Schoolhouse!

Soccer (or fútbol in Spanish) is not just a wildly popular pastime in Latin America. It is a source of national unity, identity, and pride. The World Cup tournament is fast approaching and citizens of each country will come together to support their teams, demonstrate their unwavering loyalty, and brace for an emotional rollercoaster as they watch in excitement. At Spanish Schoolhouse, our campers (ages 3-8) can take part in […]

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