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8 fun ways to continue your language learning over the summer!

Despite the fact that summer is a busy time – it is also the ideal time to focus on learning a language – many people are off work, have more free time and the weather is better to get out and about doing different things. As most people learning a new language know, if you take a break from learning you really notice the difference when you come back to it and find that you have forgotten many things that you knew so well before. This is why it is really important to keep your learning going over the summer months. Here we will look at some fun ways you can keep learning over the summer: Continue reading

The Benefits of After School Language Clubs

language clubsIt is widely known that learning a foreign language from an early age helps children excel in all subjects. Being able to speak another language builds their self-confidence and improves understanding of their native language.

Children who speak a foreign language usually find problem solving easier to tackle and it improves cognitive development.

Later on if they wish to go to university, they will find that knowledge of a second language is a much sought after skill which universities and future employers greatly value. Continue reading

Spanish Football Phrases

Spanish football phrasesJoin in with the locals by discussing football!

A great way to start a conversation with the locals in Spain would be to discuss a football match. It is worth pointing out to start with that some football related words vary depending on country and region.

Here are some key words and phrases to start you off.
Remember, some of the endings will change depending on whether they are male or female.

Spanish positions / titles:

football player – el/la futbolista
coach – entrenador/a
captain – el capitán
goalkeeper – portero/a / el guardameta Continue reading

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

Busuu – one of the best language learning apps

Review of language learning app Busuu

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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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

5 Ways to Kickstart your Spanish Learning in 2021

kickstart Spanish learningIf you find yourself reading this blog post then learning Spanish has probably been on your “to do” list for a long time but is something you’ve always off for when you have more time. Or maybe you have been learning Spanish for a while but have reached a plateau where you feel you are not progressing or you are getting bored by using the same resources.

What you need to understand is that learning Spanish can be fun if you choose the right methods.

In the first blog post of 2021 we will talk about how you can boost your Spanish learning to get you enjoying it and progressing well again, or how to get started on the right track to speak the language as soon as possible. Continue reading

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