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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

How to Talk About What You “Used to do” in Spanish Using the Imperfect Tense

Spanish ImAs a Spanish learner you may not realise it but in everyday conversation Spanish speakers use about eight different past tenses! On the other hand, English only has four past tenses.

This can be quite scary to find out as a Spanish learner. However, the good news is that you do not need to know all of them to be able to communicate effectively in Spanish.

In this blog post we are going to concentrate on just one past tense, the imperfect tense which you will be pleased to hear is one of the easiest tenses to learn in Spanish! Continue reading

Review of “Essential Holiday Spanish”

Online Spanish courseThis is a review of the self-study online course “Essential Holiday Spanish” for beginners to learn the basics to survive on holiday by using simple Spanish.

What to expect from this course:

– Learn by listening to REAL dialogues with a native speaker
– Learn basic Spanish phrases to talk to locals
– Reinforce what you have learnt with easy, fun exercises
– Practise your speaking with pronunciation tutorials

What is covered in the course?

The topics covered deal with all the common touristy situations you will find yourself in on holidays: Continue reading

Tan v Tanto – Master Comparisons of Equality in Spanish

In everyday conversation you often want to compare objects and people, so this is one of the important parts of speech to learn when studying a foreign language.

In Spanish, two key words you need to know how to use are “tan” (so/as) and “tanto” (so much).

In this blog post you will learn how to use these words to compare things and people easily in Spanish. Continue reading

How to Speak Confidently With Native Spanish Speakers

It is a scientific fact that Spanish people speak much faster than English people. Most learners notice straightaway how fast Spanish people speak. Even if they think they are slowing down to help you, they don’t realise that this is still probably too fast for you to keep up.

In this blog post we will teach you some little tricks to make a conversation with a native speaker much easier for you to deal with.

Why is listening to natives so difficult for learners?

The reason that learners of Spanish find listening to native speakers so hard could be for several reasons.

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Greek Lessons Now Available

Meet our Greek Tutor: Lia Goultidou

Why learn Greek?

  • Learning Greek will help you understand English better.
  • More than 150.000 words of English are derived from Greek words!
  • It will help you learn additional languages more easily.
  • Greece is a beautiful country to visit.
  • Knowing some Greek will make holidays more enjoyable.
  • Greek people are friendly and hospitable.

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5 Study Hacks to Learn Spanish Effectively

Spanish study tipsLearning Spanish is one of the best things you can do to spice up your CV and show future employers that you are a worthwhile candidate to help expand their business internationally in the future.

Over 572 million people speak Spanish worldwide and with many British companies now trading with Mexico and South American countries, learning the Spanish language is a wise investment of time and money.

Another good thing about Spanish is that it is one of the easiest foreign languages for English speakers to learn.

If you learn in the right way using the tips in this blog you can make sure you make as much progress as possible in less time and also learn more easily.

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