Spanish Reading Selections: Shopping at IKEA

… A word about reading texts in their original language: This is freaking hard! Yup. Languages can be complicated! Can’t I just use Google translate on this stuff and read it in English? I guess you could… Then why should I read this? Because reading texts like this can accelerate your language learning. So, what […]

French Reading Selections: Claude Eliane Kesney Mikolo – L’Amour Entre par la Cuisine

… Take the time to review the following LEAF French Grammar lessons before reading the literary selection for this Module, in order to help you better understand the selection: LEAF French Grammar: The Passé Simple (Historic Past Tense) – Regular Verbs LEAF French Grammar: The Passé Simple (Historic Past Tense) – Irregular Verbs LEAF French Grammar: The Past Anterior … Claude Eliane Kesney Mikolo […]

French Reading Selections: Sokhna Benga – Les Exilés de la Terre

… Take the time to review the following LEAF French Grammar lessons before reading the literary selection for this Module, in order to help you better understand the selection: LEAF French Grammar: The Passé Simple (Historic Past Tense) – Regular Verbs LEAF French Grammar: The Passé Simple (Historic Past Tense) – Irregular Verbs LEAF French Grammar: The Past Anterior … Sokhna Benga Les Exilés […]

French Reading Selections: Léon-Gontran Damas – Hoquet

… Take the time to review the following LEAF French Grammar lessons before reading the literary selection for this Module, in order to help you better understand the selection: LEAF French Grammar: The Passé Simple (Historic Past Tense) – Regular Verbs LEAF French Grammar: The Passé Simple (Historic Past Tense) – Irregular Verbs LEAF French Grammar: The Past Anterior … Léon-Gontran Damas Hoquet (1937) […]

French Reading Selections: Émeric Bergeaud – Stella

… Take the time to review the following LEAF French Grammar lessons before reading the literary selection for this Module, in order to help you better understand the selection: LEAF French Grammar: The Passé Simple (Historic Past Tense) – Regular Verbs LEAF French Grammar: The Passé Simple (Historic Past Tense) – Irregular Verbs LEAF French Grammar: The Past Anterior … Émeric Bergeaud Stella (1887) […]

French Reading Selections: Philippe Panneton (“Ringuet”) – Trente Arpents

… Take the time to review the following LEAF French Grammar lessons before reading the literary selection for this Module, in order to help you better understand the selection: LEAF French Grammar: The Passé Simple (Historic Past Tense) – Regular Verbs LEAF French Grammar: The Passé Simple (Historic Past Tense) – Irregular Verbs LEAF French Grammar: The Past Anterior … Philippe Panneton (“Ringuet”) Trente […]

French Reading Selections: J.-H. Rosny (Aîné) – La Guerre du Feu

… Take the time to review the following LEAF French Grammar lessons before reading the literary selection for this Module, in order to help you better understand the selection: LEAF French Grammar: The Passé Simple (Historic Past Tense) – Regular Verbs LEAF French Grammar: The Passé Simple (Historic Past Tense) – Irregular Verbs LEAF French Grammar: The Past Anterior … Joseph Henri Boex / J.-H. […]

Spanish Reading Selections: Teresa de Ávila – El Castillo Anterior (Las Moradas)

… Teresa de Ávila El Castillo Anterior (Las Moradas) 1. Pocas cosas que me ha mandado la obediencia, se me han hecho tan dificultosas como escribir ahora cosas de oración; lo uno, porque no me parece me da el Señor espíritu para hacerlo ni deseo; lo otro, por tener la cabeza tres meses ha con […]

Spanish Reading Selections: María de Zayas – Desengaños Amorosos (Noche Primera)

… María de Zayas Desengaños Amorosos – Noche Primera (selección) Mentiroso pastorcillo, que a los montes de Toledo llevaste mis alegrías y me dejaste mis celos; dueño de quien soy esclava, y a quien reconoce imperio, por confrontación de estrellas, mi cautivo pensamiento; deidad, a cuyos altares sacrificada en deseos, el alma, víctima humilde, es […]

Spanish Reading Selections: Anonymous – Lazarillo de Tormes

… Anonymous Lazarillo de Tormes (selección) Cuenta Lázaro su vida y cúyo hijo fue Pues sepa Vuestra Merced, ante todas cosas, que a mí llaman Lázaro de Tormes, hijo de Tomé González y de Antona Pérez, naturales de Tejares, aldea de Salamanca. Mi nascimiento fue dentro del río Tormes, por la cual causa tomé el […]

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