Blog du jour – Blog des Tages: Similar Language Differences for the New Semester!

By Shayna Davidson, CAPS French Tutor, and Casey Sims, CAPS German Tutor Ever notice a few similarities between languages when you’re studying them concurrently? Well, there’s a chance that they borrowed from one another over the centuries. Here are a few examples of loanwords from German to French and French to German. During and after … More Blog du jour – Blog des Tages: Similar Language Differences for the New Semester!

Amazing Songs to Help Learn Foreign Languages

By The Language Team Arabic: 1. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PesUuUMWsyI This is a children’s song in Arabic. Children’s songs are wonderful to learn vocabulary from verbs, to phrases, to idiom. Japanese: 1. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ew4Gh4PIpzk The vocabulary in this song is common, daily used so, in my opinion, they are very helpful to know these. The song is fairly slow … More Amazing Songs to Help Learn Foreign Languages

Five Funny and Useful Modismos (Idioms) to Learn if You Are Planning to Visit Spain!

by Laima A. & Díaz Vepstas, CAPS Spanish and Portuguese Tutors 1. Costar un ojo de la cara. (Literal translation: to cost an eye of your face). This is the perfect expression when you want to talk about something that is outrageously expensive or extremely difficult to get. (Please, never attempt to sell your eyes … More Five Funny and Useful Modismos (Idioms) to Learn if You Are Planning to Visit Spain!

Five Great Reasons to Come Into the WLC

CAPS we offer tutoring in a wide variety of subjects alongside other services such as supplemental instruction and workshops on learning strategies.  We surveyed the writing and language tutors about the use of the Writing and Language Center.  Tutors reported the top three reasons why students came in based on their experiences. Here are the … More Five Great Reasons to Come Into the WLC

Distinguishing between う verbs and る verbs in Japanese: A Helpful Guide

In the Japanese language, like any other language, conjugation is an essential skill. Fortunately, it is an easy task to conjugate any word once you know the type of word that it is. Types of Verbs In Japanese, there are three types of verbs. There are irregular verbs, such asする(suru) and 来る/くる(kuru), there are る-verbs, such … More Distinguishing between う verbs and る verbs in Japanese: A Helpful Guide

Let’s Learn Languages!

Hi, Hola, Oi, Hallo, Bonjour, Ciao, Привет, مرحبا, 你好, こんにちは, Yá’át’ééh, Salvete, and χαίρετε, LOBOS! Are you ready to have fun with languages? This semester, CAPS Language Team is offering Drop-In hours and Conversation Groups for all the languages we provide aide for. Drop-Ins: Come to our Drop-In hours for a collaborative, social environment where … More Let’s Learn Languages!