Monthly Archives: February 2019

How the Spanish Language and Culture Impacts Today’s World

There were a lot of things that I learned from my French classes Brisbane. One of the surprising and most interesting thing amongst them was the importance and the need to learn a second language. No matter what your mother tongue is, it has become a necessity to learn another language if you want to survive in today’s rapidly globalizing world. If you speak English there are countless options available for you to learn. For example, French, Italian, Chinese, Dutch, Spanish are popular foreign languages to learn. Continue reading

Essential Spanish Phrases to Ask For and Understand Directions

Directions in SpanishOne of the first things that beginners of Spanish who regularly travel to Spain want to learn is how to ask for directions and how to understand the answers you might get.

For some reason, people either love or hate this subject in Spanish.

It is just a case of learning the key verbs and words, you don’t need to understand long complex sentences. With the whole topic of asking for and understanding directions abroad, the most important thing is to be able to understand what the Spanish words mean and to be able to listen to them and interpret into English rather than learn to say them in Spanish, unless of course you are mistaken for a local and know the area really well so you can give directions. Continue reading

5 Tricks to Sound Like a Native Spanish Speaker

Speak Spanish like nativesPlus free sample of “Beginner Spanish Toolkit” mini course:

5 Common Spanish Slang Expressions!

When speaking in Spanish the last thing you want is to sound like a ‘gringo’ or a ‘guiri’.

What is a gringo or a guiri?

A gringo is a foreigner in Latin America or in Spain the equivalent is a guiri. A gringo or a guiri is someone who really sticks out as being out of place.
Clearly you don’t want to sound like one of these and you want to fit in with the locals. Here is a quick and easy guide to the best ways to fit in and sound more like a local in a Spanish speaking country. Continue reading

8 Tricks and Tips for Using Spanish

Did you know that Spanish is the second most spoken language in the world, after Chinese? Currently, more than 577 million people speak it. This includes about 400 native speakers, but also a little less than 200 million those who learn it as a foreign language.

Despite the popularity of Spanish, some people still experience difficulties with it. Why? It’s mostly due to the way they approach the language, as well as the culture. Use these 8 tips to bypass any obstacles on your road to Spanish proficiency. Continue reading

A Brief Guide To Improving Speaking a Foreign Language Online

Do you feel tongue-tied or nervous when you need to speak a foreign language? Do you start sweating or stuttering? Are you afraid of being assessed or laughed at?

If so, it’s time to work on improving your speaking skills to become more confident and speak a foreign language with ease. Here are some practical tips that will guide through. Continue reading

 
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