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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

Review of Lingopie – Learn a Language By Watching TV

The best way to learn a language is by finding a way to study that you enjoy. Most people enjoy watching television and films anyway so why not combine this activity with studying your target language?

Lingopie does just this – it is an app that combines watching TV with learning a language. In this blog post we will look at how you can learn a language by watching TV and also how Lingopie works. Continue reading

Why an Intensive Spanish Course Can Boost your Spanish Fast

Crash Spanish CoursePlus How to Get the Most Out of it

Sometimes people need to learn Spanish fast. This could be due to various reasons;

  • they have just got a new job in Spain.
  • they have a 6 month placement at an office in Spain.
  • They have a relative marrying a Spanish person and they need to communicate with their family.
  • They are planning to move to Spain in the close future.
  • Maybe you have learnt Spanish for years and now want to get serious and master it fast!

Whatever your reason, taking an intensive Spanish course over a shorter time is an excellent idea that will give your Spanish a real boost. In this post we will look at the benefits of intensive, crash Spanish courses and also how to prepare to take one and tips to get maximum results. Continue reading

How to Achieve a Top Mark in the Spanish GCSE Speaking Exam

The Spanish speaking exam at GCSE is quite a big deal. It contributes 25% towards the final grade and is always the first of the exams you do, normally in April so you need to be prepared for this one first. It is also the most nerve-racking of all the exams you do because you are ‘on the spot’ sitting in front of your teacher being recorded. There is less time to think because you have to respond then and there.

The good thing is, if you learn the right techniques to tackle this exam and prepare for this exam in the right way you will arrive at the exam calm and confident and therefore put yourself in the best possible position to get the best mark you can. Continue reading

Limited time special offer: Self-Study Online Course “Essential Holiday Spanish”

Online Spanisg course50% off until 31st March – Code: SPRING22

Fun and Easy Way to Learn the Basics for your next Holiday in Spain in just a few weeks

With Spain keen to open up tourism to foreign visitors, you may still get the summer holiday you were hoping for this year.

Everyone knows you can get by in another country without knowing any of the local language. However, the advantages and opportunities that open up to you by knowing just a few of the basics and key questions and phrases are never-ending.

  • You make friends more easily.
  • You get to know where the good places to eat, drink and go out are.
  • You can get good deals and special offers.
  • You avoid problems and misunderstandings.
  • Your holiday is more enjoyable and stress-free.
  • You can cope with emergency situations better.

The list could easily go on.

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10 Ways How Actively Watching Movies Helps You Learn Spanish

According to a survey conducted by IPSOS in 2012, 25% of jobs in 26 countries required interaction with people from other countries. For example, being a dissertation writer for international students at uk-dissertation.com or being a translator for an English diplomat coming to Madrid for the first time, requires having sound knowledge of Spanish.

Learning a new language like Spanish is very important. However, finding time to learn a language for the first time, or building on the knowledge, is not always easy. It doesn’t matter whether you are a professor, an English editor at topeduservices.com or a wannabe Spanish speaker, learning the language efficiently, requires finding an interesting way to do it.

An easy and entertaining way of learning Spanish is by watching some Spanish movies. You should apply the following simple tips to make it really effective. Continue reading

Learning a Second Language as an Adult versus as a Child

Adults vs children learning languagesWe live in a society that tends to celebrate youth, and this extends to their abilities to learn. This doesn’t help the fact that many of us feel that we’re getting too old to adopt a new skill or start on another career path. A lot of this negativity is self-directed, and when it comes to learning another language, we often discourage ourselves by thinking that it’s too late for us to start, that younger people are more successful in these endeavours.

While it’s certainly true that multi-linguism can be easier with the benefit of youth, it’s not impossible to achieve later in life. By applying some energy and useful tools, we can become fluent conversationalists. That said, we also need to be mindful of how we approach the challenges that childhood learners aren’t privy to.

So what are the differences between learning as an adult as opposed to a child? What strategies can old learners employ to mitigate the difficulties of age? Let’s take a closer look so you can get started in receiving the vast cultural benefits of adopting a new tongue! Continue reading

Black Friday Offers!

Black Friday offerThis week is the time to take advantage of some special Black Friday deals for language learners. This could be a unique Christmas present for a friend or relative who is learning a language or a great starting point for someone who has been thinking about starting to learn a language.

For “Black Friday” week we have some special discounts on private lessons as well as our online self-study Spanish courses.

Don’t miss out! These offers are only valid for this week only!

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The Pros and Cons of Language Learning Apps

Can you learn a language just from an app?

There are so many language learning apps available nowadays each claiming to help you learn a language easily in record time. Popular apps include Duolingo, Busuu and Rosetta Stone. Language learning apps use images, audio and activities such as matching up exercises, re-ordering words in a sentence to help you pick up the basic language. However, just how good are these apps when it comes to actually communicating in the language effectively in real life? This is what we will look at in this blog post. Continue reading

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