“We” Commands in Spanish

May 12th, 2016

Students should learn how to make verbal commands early on in their language learning careers. There are endings to memorize, rules about placement of object pronouns, and even different forms for familiar commands, depending if they are affirmative or negative. It can be a lot to keep straight! Commands are most often directed at another person: telling him or her either to do something or not to do something.

There is one exception.

“We” Commands in French

May 12th, 2016

Students should learn how to make verbal commands early on in their language learning careers. There are endings to memorize, rules about placement of object pronouns, and even different forms for familiar commands, depending if they are affirmative or negative. It can be a lot to keep straight! Commands are most often directed at another person: telling him or her either to do something or not to do something.

There is one exception.

The Recent Past with Venir de – French Lesson Plan and Free Exercise

January 19th, 2016

Venir de

Similar to the the recent past in Spanish, French uses a construction with the verb venir to describe

The Recent Past with Acabar de – Spanish Lesson Plan and Free Exercise

January 19th, 2016

 Acabar de 

To describe an event that just took place in Spanish, use the present tense of acabar (“to end”) along with the preposition “de” and an infinitive. Here’s the formula: