The Primavera English Blog
Word of the Month: Heavy
October 1, 2021
What does heavy mean? In reality, the word heavy has more than twenty definitions! I only included the most commonly used definitions in this post. In Asuncion in October, the balmy spring weather turns into hot and humid summer, and the air feels really heavy...
Celebrating 1OO Days to Christmas
September 18, 2021
Learning a language is not only about studying grammar and expanding your vocabulary. It’s important to learn about the traditions and customs of the countries in which that language is spoken as well – and fortunately, that’s a very fun thing to do! This week we invited many of our young students to a party...
Word of the Month: Blossom
September 16, 2021
What better word for September than “blossom”? In Asuncion in September, you can’t walk a block without stepping on Lapacho or Bougainvillea blossoms, or seeing them cascading over walls and doorways...
New Staff Member: A Beta Fish
September 4, 2021
Meet the newest staff member at Primavera English! This beautiful blue beta fish now lives in one of our classrooms, where he delights students of all ages. The younger students are enthralled to watch him eat the fish food they give him, and he never misses the chance to show off his lovely colors...
The Difference between In and On
August 26, 2021
In Spanish, the preposition “en” is used to indicate position in space or time. But in English, there are two prepositions that replace “en”: in and on. It can be difficult to know which one to use when, and although they are often interchangeable, here are a few general guidelines...
Word of the Month: pretty
August 2, 2021
Pretty is a pretty common word in English, because it has an adjective, adverb, and verb form. You will most often hear it being used in its adverb form, where it means “moderately,” or “quite”...
The Difference between Make and Do
July 14, 2021
Use “make” when talking about creating, building, or producing something. Use “do” when talking about work or tasks...
A Roundup of Our Favorite Online Resources for Teaching ESL
July 8, 2021
When I’m preparing for class, it’s sometimes overwhelming how many online ESL resources exist, […]
Word of the Month: frozen
July 1, 2021
Fro-zen Verb Past participle of freeze. Example: The lake was frozen last week, but […]