Spanish Learning Tips

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6 Benefits of Obtaining the Spanish DELE Certificate

There are over 437 million native Spanish speakers and a total of 572 million people who speak it as either a first or second language. It is estimated that there are around 21 million people studying Spanish worldwide.`If you can speak Spanish this will open up many opportunities for you both professionally and personally. For people learning Spanish, the DELE certificated is one of the best ways to make your ability to speak Spanish fluently officially recognised worldwide. I am currently helping to prepare several of my adult clients to pass the DELE exams.

Let’s look at what the DELE diploma involves and the benefits it offers you: Continue reading

5 Easy Ways to Learn Spanish During Your Daily Commute

Language learning while commutingTravelling to work or college is the ideal time to learn Spanish or any other language you are studying. You do this on a daily basis, except perhaps at weekends so this helps you stick to regular learning. Whatever level you are at, this time can be a valuable part of your study schedule, especially if you are busy and struggle to find the time to fit in language learning every day. In this blog post we will share 5 tools you can use to learn Spanish on the train or in your car – most of which can be applied to any language. Continue reading

How to Think in Spanish – 6 Tips!

Being able to think in Spanish is an important step to becoming fluent. To get to this stage takes a lot of time, work and effort.

Even though you may have learnt the verb endings for all the key tenses, you can write and understand Spanish, when it comes to thinking in Spanish this is a whole different level.

The good news is there are a few simple tricks you can use to train your brain to think in Spanish. This is the aim of this blog post – to teach you the techniques to help you think in Spanish. Continue reading

How to Learn to Speak Spanish by Watching Spanish TV Channels

If you’re trying to learn Spanish, pronunciation is probably the biggest problem you have. Like every other foreign-language speaker, you don’t have much chance to practice the language unless you visit the country where people speak it natively. If you don’t have that chance, the communication in Spanish is limited to your instructor and classmates. If you’re taking online classes, you’re deprived from that aspect of learning, too.

So how can you learn how to speak Spanish? Skype is one effective tool we can think of. You can connect with native speakers via Facebook and other social media, and start chatting via Skype. Sure; that’s a nice strategy. But what if you’re still not ready to chat with a native? Is there a way to learn how to speak Spanish before taking that extra step? Of course there is!

Today, we’ll talk about learning Spanish by watching Spanish TV channels. You’ll hear the natives speak, and you can freely repeat after them. Don’t worry; you won’t look silly. Continue reading

How to get a top grade in the new Spanish GCSE writing exam (AQA)

This summer is the first set of the new style Spanish GCSE exam. The new “higher” tier exam involves three questions. You are given two options for the first two questions.

The first question is to write approximately 90 words responding to 4 bullet points. This may be in the style of a letter to a friend or an email.

The second question is a longer, more open written task of approximately 150 words in which you only have 2 compulsory bullet points to respond to. This could be a blog article, an email or an article for a magazine.

The third question is a translation from English into Spanish of a minimum of 50 words.

Tips to get top marks

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Get more out of listening by NOT slowing it down!

“I Stopped Listening To Slow Audio … So Should You!” – (Here’s Why)

Listening is the most difficult skill

Listening is probably the most important skill to master when learning a foreign language. If you cannot understand what someone is saying then you won’t be able to answer them, have a conversation or know what’s going on. Continue reading

4 Tricks to help you speak Spanish faster!

As all learners of Spanish know, Spanish people speak incredibly fast. Spanish is the fastest speaking language in Europe. This is why when in a group of Spanish speakers you also need to speak quickly to keep up with the conversation. This post will give you a few handy tips to help you speak more quickly in Spanish. Continue reading

20+ Spanish Reading Resources

The best way to learn more vocabulary and improve your Spanish grammar is to read as much Spanish as you can. This could include books, magazines, comics, newspapers but the most important thing is to choose something you are interested in and will enjoy reading.

The resources listed below are fun and easy to read as long as you already know a little basic Spanish to begin with. Continue reading

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