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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

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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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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6 Ways to Progress From a Beginner to Intermediate Spanish Learner

intermediate SpanishA lot of people start studying Spanish completely from scratch and after a few months they cover all of the basics. To get by in a language you need to know roughly —– words. At this level you know the key nouns, verbs and can express your needs and wants and communicate with native speakers in a simple way.

Once people reach this stage they wonder how to move on and start to study as an intermediate learner.

This blog post will give you ideas as to how to break out of the beginner stages of language learning and to move to an intermediate level.

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How to talk about your hobbies and free time in Spanish

Free time in SpanishWe all have activities we like to do in our spare time whether it is a sport or a club you attend or something more unusual. One thing is for sure, when you are chatting to people in Spanish and trying to get to know them one of the key topics you will want to talk about is what you enjoy doing in your leisure time.
By learning how to talk about what you like doing in Spanish you will be able to engage in small talk and develop your conversational skills in the language. It will also help you connect with people who like similar activities and help you make friends.
In this blog post we will give you some key phrases to help you chat easily to native Spanish speakers about your hobbies and pastimes.

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