Being able to say “thank you” and “you are welcome” is perhaps one of the first things anyone wants to learn to say in another language. It is the best way to show that you have good manners and appreciate what someone has done for you.
When you are learning Spanish and go to Spain on holiday you might need to say, “thank you” at the hotel when talking to the receptionist, when asking someone for directions in the street or when the taxi driver helps you with your luggage.
In this blog post we will teach you the most common ways to say thank you in Spanish: Continue reading
When you are a beginner language learner you are often unsure about what you are saying and whether a) it is correct and b) if you are pronouncing it correctly. It is probably the first time you have actually spoken the words that you have learnt to a native speaker. It is only natural for language learners to have these doubts when they first start speaking in the target language.
Similarly, when you listen to their reply you may think you’ve understood what they’ve just said to you, however you may not be 100% sure. You will probably find it difficult to keep up with what they are saying – as we all know how quickly Spanish people speak!
In this blog post we will go through some useful expressions for you to say that you don’t understand or are unsure of what someone has said to you. If you learn some of these phrases they will help you keep the conversation going. There is nothing to be embarrassed about when saying that you don’t understand or asking for clarity – Spanish people like helping learners improve their Spanish! Continue reading
When it comes to learning grammar people often panic and are put off from learning languages. They often think that learning grammar is boring and you don’t need to learn silly grammar rules to be able to speak a foreign language. You couldn’t be further from the truth! Everything we say is made up of some sort of a grammar rule.
In this blog post we will give you some tips to help you get to grips with learning Spanish grammar. Continue reading
One 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.
* 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
When chatting to people in Spanish you often like to talk about what you usually do and your habits.
There are several easy ways to do this. You can just use words like, “Normalmente” (Normally), “Generalmente” (Generally) or other frequency terms such as:
– A veces (sometimes)
– Muchas veces (many times)
– A menudo (often)
– Siempre (always)
– De vez en cuando (from time to time)
… followed by a present tense verb: Continue reading
Social media is one of the most valuable language learning tools to use today. It is free to use and let’s face it we all spend a good while on various social media platforms every single day! Why not combine this with language learning and use some of that time to work on improving the language you are learning?
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AIM: This group is for people who already HAVE Spanish language experience. It is NOT for beginners, but for those interested on brushing up their language skills and to advance beyond the basics to improve real conversation with native Spanish speakers. Continue reading
Without a teacher or classmates you can lose motivation.
You have no-one to check you are on the right track.
You are bombarded with so many resources and don’t know which ones are worth using.
You don’t have time to research them or try out different activities.
This is why I created online Spanish courses to help people who are learning on their own because YOU CAN LEARN SPANISH ON YOUR OWN! Continue reading
Curious thing life is. From the day we are born we keep learning and discovering new things about life and the world that surrounds us. We go to school and before we know it we are in college and finally, we got hired. In other words, life is a never-ending learning process.
Every experience teaches us something, but more important is what we want to learn. How do we want to broaden our minds? Learning a new language is probably the most useful thing to learn for our minds.
But how do we find time to learn a new language, like Spanish for example, when we have a job, we have to deal with our private life, and we have to relax in order to maintain a balance.
Learning Spanish isn’t as hard as it seems at first, and it’s a pleasant language to learn, therefore, if you want to achieve this goal while you’re working, stick with us as we prepare for you our top 6 tips to learn Spanish with a busy schedule. Continue reading
Most people who learn a language often haven’t studied anything since they were at school! Maybe you have studied Spanish on and off for several years and you are just coming back to it again after a break and you’re telling yourself, right, this is it – this is the year I am finally going to become fluent in Spanish.
In this blog post we will look at how to get started learning Spanish.
The three tips we will look at are:
1) How to make good connections
2) Identifying your learning style
3) Setting up a study plan Continue reading