Author Archive For: Alec Spencer

7 Phrases You Will Only Hear in Québécois

Since the 1600s, Quebec French, or Québécois, has evolved its own unique features which set it apart from le français standard. The most obvious differences are in accent and vocabulary, ...

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Around the World in 7 Movies: Foreign Language Films to Bring to the Classroom

Since the invention of film, movies have served as a powerful tool for spreading a country’s language and culture around the world. Films provide foreign language students the opportunity to ...

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Hometown History: 5 Boston Attractions You May Not Know About

ACIS is lucky to have our headquarters in Boston, one of North America’s most historic cities and the cradle of the American Revolution. Historic attractions such as Faneuil Hall and ...

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7 Unique 4th of July Traditions Around the US

Every 4th of July, millions of Americans all over the country celebrate with fireworks, cookouts, and other traditions. However, some communities choose to mark Independence Day in their own special ...

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Fun Facts about “Boring” Presidents

There are a few presidents who will never be forgotten- Washington, Lincoln, both Roosevelts, to name a few. Forty-three different men have held the Office and not all of them ...

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6 Perfect Books to Inspire Your Students to Travel

6 Perfect Books to Inspire Your Students to Travel

Travel has endured as a universal theme of literature for thousands of years, from the earliest epic poems to the trendiest current bestsellers. Good travel writing can stir the inner ...

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Non Solo Ciao - 6 Great Italian Phrases for Beginners

Non Solo “Ciao”- 6 Great Italian Phrases for Beginners

Italians are certainly no strangers to tourists- over 52 million visited in 2016 alone! While Italians’ strong sense of hospitality ensures that every visitor feels welcome, being able to speak ...

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5 Japanese Music Videos Perfect for the Classroom

5 Japanese Music Videos Perfect for the Classroom

Music exerts an enchanting effect on the human brain- it helps enhance memory and learning, something many language teachers can use to their advantage. Not only can a catchy tune ...

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