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Colombian food: a guide for begginers

In Colombian food is palpable the combination of cultures and people that have inhabited it before and after the conquest: Indigenous, African, Spanish, and years later a strong Lebanese influence on the Atlantic coast.

If you are new to Colombian gastronomy, you should know that Colombia has 6 regions that strongly define its gastronomic style: Caribbean, Pacific, Amazonian, Orinoco, Andean and Insular. Each one stands out for the use of techniques and ingredients typical of the region, from meat, goat, hen, fish to a variety of vegetables, fruits, and condiments.

Here are some typical dishes of Colombia, a cuisine yet to be discovered:

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Which foreign language should you learn?

Which foreign language should you learn? Should it be French, the language of love?  Mandarin, the most spoken language in the world? Or Spanish, the language of tacos and salsas? 

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Applying comprehensible input to foreign language classes

Impact of Comprehensible input without Personalized Learning

As we described in one of our previous posts, teachers are fighting an uphill battle in the classroom because of the one-to-many ratio of students to teachers is not conducive to learning a foreign language. Comprehensible input is a  technique often applied to foreign language teaching. Although this technique has many benefits, it has one major flaw: the lack of personalized content when applied to a the classroom setting. Before we denounce it, let's look at what "comprehensible input" really means!

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