Black Friday Offers on Online Spanish Courses

It’s Black Friday week again! This means we are offering all of our online Spanish courses at HALF PRICE until 30th November.

If you have been thinking about learning Spanish for a while but have never found the right time to start, this is the ideal opportunity with lots of us spending more time at home.

Or this could be the ideal, unique Christmas gift for a friend or relative that you know is interested in learning Spanish!

With foreign holidays looking more likely next year, why not use this time to really brush up your Spanish to make your next holiday stress free and more enjoyable by being able to speak some Spanish.

All courses are based on self-study so you simply study whenever you have time to. There is no classroom pressure or deadlines to meet.

In today’s blog post we will tell you about the courses we have on offer. Continue reading

Advantages of Being Multilingual

advantages of being multilingual

We have often heard that globalization has led to the shrinkage of the world. Only physical boundaries between countries are left. However, if you have access to the internet, you can share your thoughts, interact, and also trade with people living in different parts of the world, all thanks to technology.

In today’s world, if you want to achieve personal growth, you need to step out of a particular region. Also, learning a new language becomes very important. Undoubtedly, a multilingual person will have an edge over someone who knows only one language. The major reason for this is the rapid pace of globalization, which I mentioned earlier, and also, digitalization.

The digital world is booming and not only in English but regional languages are also used on digital platforms. If a businessman or woman wants to grow his or her business internationally, he or she should have the basic knowledge of the language of the target region. These are just a few reasons how being multilingual can help.

However, in this article, we will discuss some of the major advantages of being multilingual. Continue reading

10 Simple Tricks to Learn Spanish Fast

Spanish study tipsLearning a language can be challenging. Not only the actual study itself but for most people it can be difficult to find the time to fit it into your already busy lifestyle and also sticking to this and staying motivated to continue learning.

In this blog post we will look at tried and tested ways that you can easily fit language learning into your daily life and keep learning fun and simple. Continue reading

7 Good Reasons to Learn a Language During Lockdown

Language learning in lockdownIf you are looking for ways to spend your time at home and do something useful, you might want to think about learning another language. Learning a foreign language can be challenging but fun and definitely worthwhile.

With technology today it has never been easier to learn a foreign language from the comfort of your own home.

In this blog post we will tempt you with these …. good reasons to learn another language. Continue reading

How to Say You are Scared in Spanish

Feliz Dia de las brujasExpresiones en español para expresar el miedo

With Halloween this week, here are some popular Spanish phrases to express fear:

Tener miedo: To be scared. [Literally: To have fear.]

Ella tiene miedo a las alturas.” She is scared of heights.

Asustarse: To get frightened.

“Me asusté tanto que me temblaban las piernas.” I got so scared that my legs were shaking. Continue reading

5 Top Tips To Help You Successfully Pass The IELTS Essay Writing Task

IELTS Writing tipsThe IELTS Essay Writing Task is often considered to be the most difficult of the two writing tasks IELTS aspirants have to complete. However, whilst it is challenging, with plenty of practice, dedication and study, you can successfully pass the task. Here are 5 top tips to help you prepare and succeed in your essay writing task.

1. Understand What Is Being Asked

To begin with, you need to ensure that you have a clear and secure understanding of what an essay is. Make sure that you spend some time before your test familiarizing yourself with the structure of essays and study the different sentence types and the range of vocabulary used. Continue reading

Learning a Second Language as an Adult versus as a Child

Adults vs children learning languagesWe live in a society that tends to celebrate youth, and this extends to their abilities to learn. This doesn’t help the fact that many of us feel that we’re getting too old to adopt a new skill or start on another career path. A lot of this negativity is self-directed, and when it comes to learning another language, we often discourage ourselves by thinking that it’s too late for us to start, that younger people are more successful in these endeavours.

While it’s certainly true that multi-linguism can be easier with the benefit of youth, it’s not impossible to achieve later in life. By applying some energy and useful tools, we can become fluent conversationalists. That said, we also need to be mindful of how we approach the challenges that childhood learners aren’t privy to.

So what are the differences between learning as an adult as opposed to a child? What strategies can old learners employ to mitigate the difficulties of age? Let’s take a closer look so you can get started in receiving the vast cultural benefits of adopting a new tongue! Continue reading

How to Use Negative Words in Spanish

Negative words SpanishNegative words in Spanish do not work in the same way as in English. If you try to translate a negative sentence from Spanish directly into English it will not sound right.

For example, in English we do not use double negatives whereas in Spanish they do.

e.g. No tiene nada que hacer. – Literal translation: He doesn’t have nothing to do.

(This is incorrect English and anyway, this would mean that he does have something to do, so is not negative.)

You will also find that you do not hear plural nouns used in negative sentences. You always use the noun in the singular form.

e.g. No hay problema.There are no problems.

In this blog post we will teach you everything you need to be able to make up your own negative sentences. Continue reading

Is it better to focus on Vocabulary or Grammar when you start to learn Spanish?

vocabulary or grammarThis is a very good question that a lot of beginner learners of Spanish and other foreign languages ask themselves when they start studying. Should they work on learning more words for things or should they be focusing on putting the words together in the correct way?

This is what we will discuss in this blog post to help beginners work out what they should be concentrating on in the first few weeks and months of learning a language. Continue reading

Review of Online Course “Essential Holiday Spanish”

Online Spanish courseThis course aims to teach beginners of Spanish the key words and phrases to survive easily on holiday in any Spanish-speaking country.

You will learn how to greet the locals, take a taxi, check in at the hotel, order food and drinks, ask for directions, go shopping and deal with emergency situations.

The course is based on authentic dialogues between a native speaker and a tourist.

Here is a review from someone who recently downloaded the course: Continue reading

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