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7 Good Reasons to Watch Foreign Films

How does watching movies help your language learning?

Sitting down to watch a film is one of the more enjoyable and effortless ways to improve your language skills. You do not have to understand everything that you hear to follow what is happening and to enjoy the film. You can watch something you are interested in that you can engage with. Thanks to the power of the internet, it is a great way to learn the real language without being in the country where it is spoken. Here are 7 reasons films help you learn the language: Continue reading

Tips for GCSE / AS / A2 Spanish – Using connecting phrases

To gain a higher grade in speaking and writing exams one tip is to use a good variety of connecting words and phrases which will help you sound more natural. These connecting words will link parts of a sentence together to make them more complex, earning you extra marks!

Tip: Try to use a wide range of connecting words and phrases rather than sticking to the same ones all the time. This shows the examiner that you have a wide range of vocabulary at your fingertips.

Here are some key connecting words and phrases to learn: Continue reading

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

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

12 Powerful Strategies to Improve Reading in Spanish

Reading Strategies in SpanishOne of the best ways to progress in Spanish (or any foreign language) is to do more reading. By reading a variety of different materials in the target language you will not only learn more words and phrases but you will see how the language is used in different contexts.
As well as simply reading, there are certain methods you can use to maximise your reading time to make even more progress in Spanish.
The aim of this blog post is to give you a few tips as to how you can read in Spanish to help you improve the fastest.

1) Decide what to read carefully

* Read about something that you enjoy, something that interests you and that you care about. If you start reading something you aren’t really interested in, you will be much less likely to check what the words mean and learn anything from it. Reading something that interests you is the key to staying motivated.

* Think about your end goal. Why are you learning Spanish? If it is to do business you need to read more formal language. If it is to fully immerse yourself in the language you would try tackling a novel or a magazine. Continue reading

Tips to Achieve a Top Grade in the Spanish GCSE Writing Exam

This summer is the first set of the new style Spanish GCSE exam. The new “higher” tier exam involves three questions. You are given two options for the first two questions.

The first question is to write approximately 90 words responding to 4 bullet points. This may be in the style of a letter to a friend or an email.

The second question is a longer, more open written task of approximately 150 words in which you only have 2 compulsory bullet points to respond to. This could be a blog article, an email or an article for a magazine.

The third question is a translation from English into Spanish of a minimum of 50 words.

Tips to get top marks

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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

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

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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How to Learn Spanish with Instagram – Top Tips!

As you already know Instagram is a social media platform known for sharing photos and short video clips.

Why is Instagram good for learning Spanish?

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

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