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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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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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7 Creative Spanish Writing Practice Ideas

Writing in SpanishMany people think that writing in Spanish is too difficult and they will never get the hang of it. This is a complete myth. If you start small and build on that regularly then over time you will find that you find it easy.
People do not realise that being able to write in Spanish is a crucial part of improving your Spanish.
It teaches you to put into practice what you have learnt. It helps you try out your own sentences and helps you become fluent and eventually able to say whatever you want in Spanish.
In this blog post we will look at some creative ways that you can get good writing practice in Spanish.

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10 Common Mistakes NOT to Make in Spanish

mistakes in SpanishI have noticed that beginners of Spanish often make the same kinds of mistakes. If you learn about these easy to make blunders from the beginning you will be more likely to avoid making them yourself.

Spanish is a different type of language to English therefore the grammatical structure and phrases are often very different to how we say things in English. Learners of Spanish often want to transfer something in English directly into Spanish, however this does not always work!

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10 Common Uses of the Spanish Verb “Poner”

Uses of ponerPoner is one of those verbs that has many different uses that you come across in everyday speech which causes confusion amongst learners of Spanish.

If you want to learn conversational Spanish and become fluent, “poner” is one verb that you will really want to get to grips with and learn its multiple uses well.

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How to say Thank You & You’re Welcome in Spanish

Thank you in SpanishBeing 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.

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How to say that you don’t understand or are unsure in Spanish

Don't know in SpanishWhen 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

9 Simple Steps to Learn Spanish Grammar

Spanish courseWhen 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

 
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