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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

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

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

10 Ways to Enjoy Learning Spanish As An Adult

Many people think that learning a foreign language is best done as a child or when you are younger when your mind is more receptive to picking up new words and your memory is better. However, is this really true? Investigations have shown that adults do actually learn languages better than children.

Yes children pick up words quickly but with languages they are also easily forgotten if not used regularly and this is the case at any age!
In fact there are many advantages to learning a language as an adult which we will discuss in this blog post. Not only that, we will also give you tips as to how to enjoy learning a language later in life. Continue reading

Preterite vs Imperfect

Master Which Past Tense to Use

One of the most difficult things people who are learning Spanish come across is which past tense to use. There are several past tenses in Spanish but the two most common ones are the preterite (or the past simple) and the imperfect which are also the easiest to confuse.

In this blog post we will help you work out when to use the preterite and when to use the imperfect so that when you come to talk or write in the past in Spanish you will be able to with ease. Continue reading

Master the ‘Preterite Tense’ in Spanish

Preterite SpanishThe “preterite tense” in Spanish is also known as the “past simple tense”. As there are several different past tenses in Spanish, it can be tricky for learners to work out which one they should be using and when to choose the preterite tense.

This blog post will help you work out when you should be using the preterite tense / past simple tense.

When to use the Preterite Tense

Basically you need to use the preterite tense when talking about completed actions that happened at a specific time. You could also be talking about something that happened once – NOT habits or repeated actions. Continue reading

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