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

8 benefits of having a language exchange partner

What is a language exchange?

A language exchange is when you meet up with someone who is learning your native language. You spend half the time chatting in the language you are learning and half the time chatting in the language they are learning – your native language. Learning a language on your own can be hard and motivation can drop every now and then. By having a language exchange partner to meet up with regularly or chat to over the internet or phone you encourage help each other to keep going and to stay motivated and positive.

How can a language exchange partner help you learn a language?

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6 Easiest Ways to Learn Spanish When You’re Working a Full-Time Job

Curious thing life is. From the day we are born we keep learning and discovering new things about life and the world that surrounds us. We go to school and before we know it we are in college and finally, we got hired. In other words, life is a never-ending learning process.

Every experience teaches us something, but more important is what we want to learn. How do we want to broaden our minds? Learning a new language is probably the most useful thing to learn for our minds.

But how do we find time to learn a new language, like Spanish for example, when we have a job, we have to deal with our private life, and we have to relax in order to maintain a balance.

Learning Spanish isn’t as hard as it seems at first, and it’s a pleasant language to learn, therefore, if you want to achieve this goal while you’re working, stick with us as we prepare for you our top 6 tips to learn Spanish with a busy schedule. Continue reading

Top 10 Best Educational Sites for Spanish Beginners

Spanish is spoken in 7.8% of the world, a percentage that is predicted to remain the same until at least 2050, writes El Pais. Their report also shows that today in the United States, there are 43 million native Spanish speakers and another 15 million people with some knowledge of Spanish.

So, whether you are travelling to a South American country or living in Miami, you need Spanish. “Learning a new language is an art,” shares Magdalene François, editor at Britannia Language. “It opens up a new world of opportunities, forms new brain connections, and can establish beautiful intercultural friendships,” continues François.

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How Culture Immersion Makes Language Learning More Fun

Culture immersion with languages

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Cultural immersion is a well-known and effective way to learn a new language. For instance, it’s been shown that students who are put in an immersive program where they speak at least 50% of the time in a foreign language show more progress in four weeks than most students in a classroom show in an entire year.

While uprooting your family to another country for a few months or even attending an immersive language camp may not be feasible, there are still plenty of ways that you can encourage this hands-on, immersive learning style as you and your loved ones go about learning a second language.

Here are several suggestions for ways that you can spice up your linguistic endeavors in order to simultaneously make the learning process more fun and effective.

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8 Creative Ways to Get Daily Spanish Writing Practice

Online SpanishLearning Spanish and getting consistent progress can be a difficult mission, even though it is one of the simplest languages. In the beginning, when everything is new to you, you may find the learning process interesting and captivating. After a while, it’s obvious that daily writing practice loses its magic.

Therefore, it’s your task to find some creative ways to turn your Spanish daily practice from boring to interesting, and back to fun again. The learning process isn’t supposed to be painful or unbearable. It’s the teacher’s job to make the lessons more interactive and interesting to keep the student captivated.

For that reason, as your own teacher, you have the power to get creative and make your daily Spanish writing practice part of your routine, so it will no longer feel like a boring task that you must complete every day. Here are some great and creative ways to do it: Continue reading

Impress the examiner!: Simple ways to use the subjunctive in your Spanish speaking/writing (AS, A2 Spanish advice)

If you can show the examiner that you know how to use the subjunctive mood in Spanish you are proving to them that you are capable of using complex grammar structures and therefore you will gain higher marks. Here we will look at ways you can easily include subjunctive phrases into your essays and your oral presentations. Continue reading

AS / A2 Writing exam tips for language students

Revising for the exam

The key to getting a good mark in your writing part of the exam is to learn as much vocabulary as you can. Try to revise words every day leading up to the exam and ask someone to test you. To help you memorise words use pictures and images and group words into topic areas. Go through texts you have read in class and revise the words you find more difficult to remember.

Revise verb endings for different tenses, especially those you don’t use often: vosotros and ustedes forms.

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