Funny mistakes you don’t want to make in Spanish!

When you learn a new language it is obvious you are going to be making a few mistakes to begin with. The best way to not get disheartened is to embrace your mistakes, laugh at them and make sure you don’t make them again!
In this blog post I will go through some of the most common mistakes that beginners make that can cause a few laughs. Continue reading

How to Excel in the DELE B1 Exam

DELE exam tipsThe Spanish DELE certificate is an officially recognised qualification all over the world.

This proves your level of proficiency in Spanish and tells people that you have the knowledge and linguistic skills to communicate effectively in Spanish in a variety of everyday situations.

There are 6 different levels; A1 and A2 for beginners, B1 and B2 for intermediate learners and C1 and C2 for advanced learners.

In this blog post we will focus on helping people to prepare for the B1 exams. Continue reading

5 Powerful Ways to Memorize Words in a Foreign Language

Having a college degree and being good in studies is not the only way to be successful in your career. If you want to stand out among others, you need to be multilingual. Today businesses, for their worldwide expansion, prefer to hire multilingual staff.

Whether it is the hotel management staff in Puerto Rico or carpet cleaning London, every corporation prefers a multilingual workforce to cater to an increasingly diverse consumer market. According to a study conducted by the American Community Survey, in the USA, every one in five children over the age of five years speaks English as well as an additional language at home.

Being multilingual is awesome, but learning a foreign language is not an easy task. Of course, it needs a good memory, but it also needs time and effort. Memorizing the words of a new language is a big challenge, and you need the right kinds of strategies to learn it and become smoother with time.

In this article, I have come up with five powerful strategies that would help you to memorize words of a foreign language in the least time. But patience is the key to success, and gradually you will succeed.

Let us explore these strategies one by one: Continue reading

6 Ways Writing Can Help You Learn a Language

Writing with language learningLearning a new language is always a challenge, but a fun and exciting one. Perfecting your language skills and acquiring a new language is brilliant for your brain activity and will certainly make you feel fulfilled. But, however happy you are to be learning a new language, you have to be aware that it’s far from an easy task. In fact, you need to go the extra mile if you truly want to perfect your language skills.

This is why your language learning process should include different strategies and approaches to perfecting your skills. And, even though you may not be aware of it, writing can help you improve your language learning process. If you’re not sure how, just keep reading.

Here are 6 ways writing helps improve the language learning process. Continue reading

Learning a New Language in University vs. Secondary

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In our multicultural world, speaking only one language can hold you back on several levels. Those who can speak more than one language enjoy increased job opportunities, for example, while also expanding their worldview. Additionally, there are plenty of cognitive benefits of learning a new language, from helping to improve your memory to providing a creativity boost.

And those benefits can happen for language students of all ages. While the consensus is that it’s easier, at least on a cognitive level, to begin learning a new language at a young age, it’s never too late to dive in. A university environment can be equally, if not more, enriching experience than learning a second language in a primary or secondary school setting.

For starters, your adult vocabulary is likely richer than ever, providing greater opportunity to grasp a second language. Language and culture immersion opportunities are usually much more ubiquitous in post-secondary settings as well. Let’s explore the nuances of learning a new language in university versus secondary school, and ways to access lessons no matter your age. Continue reading

Busuu – one of the best language learning apps

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What is Busuu?

Busuu is a popular language learning app that you can access via your smartphone, tablet or computer. This means you can use it wherever you are with an internet connection.

It uses similar methods of learning to Duolingo such as gamification so is highly addictive and fun to use. However the content and style are quite different to Duolingo.

There is a free plan and two paid Premium plans which we will look at in more detail along with a limited time special offer. Continue reading

8 Speaking Exercises You Can Do On Your Own to Improve your Spanish

Language TutorSpeaking is the most important skill to master to become fluent and communicate effectively with people. However it is also the most difficult skill to improve compared with reading and writing.

Myths about improving speaking

1) You have to be in a classroom.
2) You have to live in a Spanish-speaking country.

This is just not true. Thanks to technology today you can easily improve speaking a foreign language from the comfort of your own home on your own.

8 speaking activities you can do on your own:

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Foreign Language Teaching Methods You Didn’t Know About

language teaching methodsLearning a foreign language is an overwhelming but tedious task. The ‘tedious task’ can be made into an easy one by the right teaching methods and regular practice. If we look at the different foreign languages, Chinese and Japanese languages are considered to be the most difficult second languages to learn.

This is because they have a completely different set of alphabets, dialects, and grammar systems. But if one-fifth of the world’s population is speaking these language, there must be a knack to it. So as stated earlier, the right teaching methods can make learning any foreign language an easy task.

If you are planning to teach a foreign language and have started the course, there are two things that you can do. One is that you can go online and type ‘write my essay’, and get immediately help with the language assignment you are looking to master, and secondly there are hidden foreign teaching methods that you probably didn’t know.

So, now that you know how to deal with the first option, let’s discuss the second option in detail. Continue reading

Why Watching Disney Films in Spanish is a Great Language Learning Tool!

Spanish disney moviesEveryone has a favourite Disney film or one that they have seen before and know so well. Why not turn watching a Disney movie into a fun way to learn or improve your Spanish?

Many people are finding that by signing up to Disney Plus they can watch their favourite Disney films in Spanish with either Spanish or English subtitles. You will be amazed how many new words you pick up!

In today’s blog post we will teach you how to get the most out of watching movies to learn Spanish. Continue reading

The Best Apps to Learn Spanish in 2021

Online language lessonsSpanish is one of the easiest and most useful languages to know. In the US and Europe it is the most popular foreign language to learn for English speakers. Spanish is spoken in many countries in the world apart from just Spain; Mexico, Argentina, Paraguay, Chile, Venezuela, Peru, El Salvador, Ecuador, the Dominican Republic, Honduras and with over 480 million native speakers in the world you will find it easy to find someone to practise speaking with.

Benefits of learning Spanish:

  • make friends in other countries
  • one of the easier languages to learn
  • enhance your CV
  • best language to learn for travel
  • understand Spanish songs
  • keep your mind sharp

In today’s blog post we will help you discover some of the best Spanish learning apps available today: Continue reading

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