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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

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

How to talk about what you “usually do” in Spanish

Spanish verb SolerHow to use the Spanish verb “Soler”

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

Why is Twitter Perfect for Learning Spanish?

Twitter to learn SpanishSocial 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?

Why Use Twitter to Learn Spanish?

  • It is easy to use whenever you have a few spare minutes during the day.
  • You can use Twitter on any device including your smart phone, tablet or laptop.
  • It is perhaps the best social media app for learning Spanish.
  • You don’t have to be friends with someone to access their comments or posts. It is open to the world.
  • You can read tweets from Spanish celebrities, politicians, sports stars, actors, companies as well as anybody you know – friends and family.
  • You can tweet someone directly or mention them in a tweet.
  • It’s constantly updated so you get the latest information and up-to-date language.
  • Topics are organised by hashtags so you can easily find what you want to read about or find out about.
  • Tweets are short, up to 280 characters so you get the key information quickly and you don’t need to spend ages translating words.
  • You don’t need lots of followers to use Twitter effectively. You can still follow whoever you want to.

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Learning Spanish on your own is hard.

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

6 Easiest Ways to Learn Spanish When You’re Working a Full-Time Job

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

How to Start Learning Spanish as a Beginner – and Succeed!

Spanish courseMost 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

How To Stop Studying And Actually Begin Using The Language

Language learning is one of the most rewarding activities, but it seems like a lot of students give up too quickly because it’s also a challenging task to master a foreign language. Official stats confirm the decline in foreign language instruction as researchers at the Modern Language Association found that US-based colleges lost 651 foreign language programs from 2013 to 2016.

While it is true that it’s difficult to fully comprehend a non-native tongue, the fact remains that most people don’t even give it a real try because they approach language studies the wrong way. They focus on theoretical aspects of the process and forget the most important part, which is to actually speak the language.

It’s a huge misconception that discourages many students eager to acquire new language skills. For this reason, it is necessary to understand common language learning mistakes and learn how to stop studying and actually begin using the language. Our post will show you 13 ways how to do it. 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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