Category: language

Top 5 Myths About Spanish Immersion Preschool Education

  When we founded Pine Village Preschool in Boston in early 2001, the mere suggestion of immersing young preschool aged children in a multicultural bilingual environment (with the intention of introducing Spanish as a second language) caused widespread panic (well not quite that severe!).  Fast forward to today and the information highway is jammed with… Read more »

Research Schools International and PVP

You are invited to join us at the Harvard Graduate School of Education to discuss the research project noted below on Wednesday, October 28 at 7:00 p.m. (Larsen Hall – Rm. G08; Harvard Graduate School of Education; 14 Appian Way, Cambridge). Please contact Ana at or go to to RSVP.   Research Schools… Read more »

Spanish Tip – Keeping Spanish Fun!!

A great way to keep children interested in practicing Spanish is to make it fun! Children want to speak and interact with the people they admire and about the things that interest them. Who do they admire most? You! Tie Spanish into family game night or watch a favorite movie in Spanish! Another fun way… Read more »

Come Sing With Us!

UPDATE: Come join us on 4/6/13 at 10:00 a.m. at our South End school for Launch Party #2!  This week PVP Education Director Jacie Feinberg unveils her first Spanish-language CD with songs written for the toddler/preschool set. There will actually be several launch parties, the first being tomorrow (Friday, 3/8) at PVP Newton (1326 Washington… Read more »

Spanish Tip of the Week: Translator Apps

Many parents ask us if they can successfully support their child’s growing Spanish skills if they themselves don’t speak Spanish.  The answer is a resounding yes!  There are many ways you can help your child continue to develop skills in any language.  For those of you that have smart phones, there are many translator apps… Read more »

Spanish Tip of the Week: A game to try at home

If you are looking for more opportunities to practice Spanish with your children, repetitive games, songs, and rhymes can be a great way to build vocabulary and increase your child’s comfort level while using Spanish. Try this game at home to practice syntax and color names. Remember, in Spanish we usually put the adjective after… Read more »

Spanish Tip of the Week: Remembering to use Spanish at home

It can be challenging to remember to use Spanish in the home, especially if your own first language isn’t Spanish, or if you have older children who are more comfortable using English.  Despite your best intentions, you may find that you aren’t using as much Spanish at home as you would like.   One way to… Read more »

Spanish Tip of the Week: Talking about the weather

¿Cómo está el clima/tiempo hoy?   What is the weather like today? With all the ups and downs in the weather lately, why not try talking about it in Spanish?  There are some idioms to be aware of, but don’t worry.  We’ve got you covered! In English, we use the verb “to be” to describe… Read more »