7 Good Reasons to Watch Foreign Films

How does watching movies help your language learning?

Sitting down to watch a film is one of the more enjoyable and effortless ways to improve your language skills. You do not have to understand everything that you hear to follow what is happening and to enjoy the film. You can watch something you are interested in that you can engage with. Thanks to the power of the internet, it is a great way to learn the real language without being in the country where it is spoken. Here are 7 reasons films help you learn the language: Continue reading

Review of Lingopie – Learn a Language By Watching TV

The best way to learn a language is by finding a way to study that you enjoy. Most people enjoy watching television and films anyway so why not combine this activity with studying your target language?

Lingopie does just this – it is an app that combines watching TV with learning a language. In this blog post we will look at how you can learn a language by watching TV and also how Lingopie works. Continue reading

Why an Intensive Spanish Course Can Boost your Spanish Fast

Crash Spanish CoursePlus How to Get the Most Out of it

Sometimes people need to learn Spanish fast. This could be due to various reasons;

  • they have just got a new job in Spain.
  • they have a 6 month placement at an office in Spain.
  • They have a relative marrying a Spanish person and they need to communicate with their family.
  • They are planning to move to Spain in the close future.
  • Maybe you have learnt Spanish for years and now want to get serious and master it fast!

Whatever your reason, taking an intensive Spanish course over a shorter time is an excellent idea that will give your Spanish a real boost. In this post we will look at the benefits of intensive, crash Spanish courses and also how to prepare to take one and tips to get maximum results. Continue reading

Tips for GCSE / AS / A2 Spanish – Using connecting phrases

To gain a higher grade in speaking and writing exams one tip is to use a good variety of connecting words and phrases which will help you sound more natural. These connecting words will link parts of a sentence together to make them more complex, earning you extra marks!

Tip: Try to use a wide range of connecting words and phrases rather than sticking to the same ones all the time. This shows the examiner that you have a wide range of vocabulary at your fingertips.

Here are some key connecting words and phrases to learn: Continue reading

How to Achieve a Top Mark in the Spanish GCSE Speaking Exam

The Spanish speaking exam at GCSE is quite a big deal. It contributes 25% towards the final grade and is always the first of the exams you do, normally in April so you need to be prepared for this one first. It is also the most nerve-racking of all the exams you do because you are ‘on the spot’ sitting in front of your teacher being recorded. There is less time to think because you have to respond then and there.

The good thing is, if you learn the right techniques to tackle this exam and prepare for this exam in the right way you will arrive at the exam calm and confident and therefore put yourself in the best possible position to get the best mark you can. Continue reading

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Fun and Easy Way to Learn the Basics for your next Holiday in Spain in just a few weeks

With Spain keen to open up tourism to foreign visitors, you may still get the summer holiday you were hoping for this year.

Everyone knows you can get by in another country without knowing any of the local language. However, the advantages and opportunities that open up to you by knowing just a few of the basics and key questions and phrases are never-ending.

  • You make friends more easily.
  • You get to know where the good places to eat, drink and go out are.
  • You can get good deals and special offers.
  • You avoid problems and misunderstandings.
  • Your holiday is more enjoyable and stress-free.
  • You can cope with emergency situations better.

The list could easily go on.

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10 Ways How Actively Watching Movies Helps You Learn Spanish

According to a survey conducted by IPSOS in 2012, 25% of jobs in 26 countries required interaction with people from other countries. For example, being a dissertation writer for international students at uk-dissertation.com or being a translator for an English diplomat coming to Madrid for the first time, requires having sound knowledge of Spanish.

Learning a new language like Spanish is very important. However, finding time to learn a language for the first time, or building on the knowledge, is not always easy. It doesn’t matter whether you are a professor, an English editor at topeduservices.com or a wannabe Spanish speaker, learning the language efficiently, requires finding an interesting way to do it.

An easy and entertaining way of learning Spanish is by watching some Spanish movies. You should apply the following simple tips to make it really effective. 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

7 Ways to Improve Your Spanish Through Reading

Are you ready to immerse yourself in reading? And not just any type of reading, but a style that implies more conscious effort in exchange for more benefits.

Improving your Spanish through reading is simply one of the most effective ways to begin understanding this language as a whole.

And it’s not all just about work – once you handle the basic understanding of the language, the reading experience will evoke imagination, relaxation, and inspiration.

Obviously, learning a language is more complex than that. It involves a long journey that is full of opportunities, failures, successes, struggles, challenges, and so on.

Improving your Spanish through reading is just the first step – taking your mastery to the next level is the next.

In today’s post, we’re discussing the 7 ways to improve your Spanish language skills through reading.

More specifically, we’ll discuss the benefits of learning a language through reading and cover a few insightful language learning strategies. Pay attention, take some notes, and start reading! Continue reading

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