In Spanish-speaking countries most of the New Year traditions are aimed at bringing good luck for the following year. Most of these rituals take place amongst friends and family either during the day or around midnight on New Year’s Eve (la Nochevieja). Continue reading
Everyone knows Spain likes to party. They have a fiesta for almost any reason throughout the year, however, especially at Christmas time, when they stretch out the celebrations for longer than us here in the UK, (from 22nd December with the Christmas lottery until 6th January – Kings Day) they have some really funny fiestas and superstitions. Here are the top 5 weirdest Christmas traditions in Spain: Continue reading
One of my favourite Spanish songs. Follow the lyrics in Spanish with the English translation below:
December is a busy time and if you are learning a language you are probably wondering how you are going to fit in your language learning on top of everything else. You may be preparing to take a whole month off and start again in January. However, if you prepare in advance, you can easily add in a few language learning activities to coincide nicely with the festive period. Read on for 10 tips to continue learning a language over the Christmas period. Some of them can also be applied to any busy time throughout the year. Continue reading
I am sure you have heard that lockdown is a great time to do something that you have not had enough time for before. Learning a foreign language could well be one of these activities, however, have you already got started? Many people put this idea off until tomorrow for years. However, the global pandemic is exactly the time when you should not postpone learning a foreign language and here you will understand why.
If you remember the beginning of the lockdown, at first there was denial, and then many people began to look at self-isolation as an opportunity to spend their time at home wisely. However, in practice, for many, it turned into just making plans for the future and grew into a period of stagnation.
If you look again at all the possibilities and realise the benefits they can bring to your future, then this stagnation can be transformed into real action. In today’s blog post we will look at the most important reasons why learning a foreign language during lockdown will help you in such an uncertain future. Continue reading
• Visual: As it is a visual app it is a brilliant way to learn a language. Seeing an image related to the Spanish word is a great way to make it stick out in your mind and you will find that you will memorise words more easily this way and also retain them in your long term memory. Continue reading
According to the World Economic Forum global downloads of Zoom in March 2020 increased by 100 per cent due to the global pandemic forcing many schools and universities to move to remote learning via videoconferencing tools.
Although the personal interaction is different there are many features that make Zoom the ideal learning platform for students. Zoom is known for its better connection compared to other video conferencing tools.
In today’s blog post we will talk through some of these key features that can be used during an online language lesson. Continue reading