Folium: APOD – Flying Over the Earth at Night

Folium – APOD: 2012 March 5 – Flying Over the Earth at Night This post isn’t so much about languages as it is about perspective. Too many people live the same kind of life. They are born in a certain place. They live and play in or near that place. They go to school in that […]

Folium: Bambucicleta – Bicicletas de Bambú

Folium: Bambucicleta – Bicicletas de Bambú This website flew across my desk a few days ago, and I really didn’t pay it much attention until the name drew my eyes in. “Bambucicleta”, a play of bambú (bamboo) and bicicleta (bicycle), is an Argentinian company that manufactures bicycles out of sustainable bamboo. So, just wrap your brains […]

Folium: Mayan Pyramid Fires Energy Beam Into the Sky or iPhone Sensor Glitch?

Mayan Pyramid Fires Energy Beam Into the Sky or iPhone Sensor Glitch via Engadget.com? This being the year 2012, everyone is abuzz with the impending end of the world. (Thanks Mel Gibson… or Perhaps Snooki?) However, like many urban legends, there is a grain of truth to the craziness that merits further explanation. The Mayan […]

Spanish Grammar: Verb Conjugation – Basics

… Identify Spanish Grammar: Verb Conjugation – Basics la gramática española: la conjugación de los verbos – los básicos Indicates action in a sentence. Attribute actions to someone or something. … Connect LEAF Spanish Grammar: Personal Pronouns … 60-Second Spanish Grammar Lesson … Study Infinitive verbs are verbs that are unchanged. They are in their most basic […]

Spanish Grammar: Urgency with [TENER+QUE]

… Identify Spanish Grammar: Urgency with [TENER+QUE] la gramática española: la urgencia con [tener+que] The verb [TENER+QUE] means to have to (do something). The verb [TENER+QUE] can be used to indicate a high level of urgency. … Connect LEAF Spanish Grammar: The Verb [TENER] – Basics … 60-Second Spanish Grammar Lesson Coming Soon! … Study The verb TENER means to have. […]

French Reading: Census – Peignez Un Nouveau Portrait De L’Amérique

French Reading: Census – Peignez Un Nouveau Portrait De L’Amérique (Click on the Image to Embiggen!) Questions: Who does the Census information benefit?

Spanish Grammar: Basic Negation

… Identify Spanish Grammar: Basic Negation la gramática española: la negación básica Turning positive statements into negative ones (yes/no). Answer simple questions, and engage in basic conversation. … Connect LEAF Spanish Grammar: Verb Conjugation Basics … 60-Second Spanish Grammar Lesson … Study To make a sentence negative, simply place the word (no) before the verb. […]

Spanish Vocabulary: Bathroom

… Identify Spanish Vocabulary: Bathroom el vocabulario español: el baño  Common objects found in the bathroom. Describe various elements of living spaces. … Connect LEAF Spanish Grammar: Nouns – Basics … Study la bañera : bathtub La bañera es muy grande. The bathtub is very big. el baño : bathroom El baño está ocupado. The bathroom […]

Spanish Grammar: Stress and Intonation Systems

… Identify Spanish Grammar: Stress and Intonation Systems la gramática española: los sistemas del estrés y la entonación Rules that determine how to emphasize certain syllables. Determine how to pronounce and enunciate words. … Connect LEAF Spanish Grammar: The Spanish Alphabet … 60-Second Spanish Grammar Lesson … Study Imagine intonation like an envelope which transmits […]

Spanish Grammar: The Verb [GUSTAR]

… Identify Spanish Grammar: The Verb [GUSTAR] la gramática española: el verbo [gustar] The verb [GUSTAR] means to be pleasing (to like). Express likes and dislikes. … Connect LEAF Spanish Grammar: Verb Conjugation – Basics … 60-Second Spanish Grammar Lesson Coming Soon! … Study The verb GUSTAR lets people like and dislike things. HOWEVER, GUSTAR […]