… and other busy times!
December is a busy time and if you are learning a language you are probably wondering how you are going to fit in your language learning on top of everything else. You may be preparing to take a whole month off and start again in January. However, if you prepare in advance, you can easily add in a few language learning activities to coincide nicely with the festive period. Read on for 10 tips to continue learning a language over the Christmas period. Some of them can also be applied to any busy time throughout the year. Continue reading
I am sure you have heard that lockdown is a great time to do something that you have not had enough time for before. Learning a foreign language could well be one of these activities, however, have you already got started? Many people put this idea off until tomorrow for years. However, the global pandemic is exactly the time when you should not postpone learning a foreign language and here you will understand why.
How Can Knowledge of a Foreign Language Help You after Lockdown?
If you remember the beginning of the lockdown, at first there was denial, and then many people began to look at self-isolation as an opportunity to spend their time at home wisely. However, in practice, for many, it turned into just making plans for the future and grew into a period of stagnation.
If you look again at all the possibilities and realise the benefits they can bring to your future, then this stagnation can be transformed into real action. In today’s blog post we will look at the most important reasons why learning a foreign language during lockdown will help you in such an uncertain future. Continue reading
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
According to the World Economic Forum global downloads of Zoom in March 2020 increased by 100 per cent due to the global pandemic forcing many schools and universities to move to remote learning via videoconferencing tools.
Although the personal interaction is different there are many features that make Zoom the ideal learning platform for students. Zoom is known for its better connection compared to other video conferencing tools.
In today’s blog post we will talk through some of these key features that can be used during an online language lesson. Continue reading
It’s Black Friday week again! This means we are offering all of our online Spanish courses at HALF PRICE until 30th November.
If you have been thinking about learning Spanish for a while but have never found the right time to start, this is the ideal opportunity with lots of us spending more time at home.
Or this could be the ideal, unique Christmas gift for a friend or relative that you know is interested in learning Spanish!
With foreign holidays looking more likely next year, why not use this time to really brush up your Spanish to make your next holiday stress free and more enjoyable by being able to speak some Spanish.
All courses are based on self-study so you simply study whenever you have time to. There is no classroom pressure or deadlines to meet.
In today’s blog post we will tell you about the courses we have on offer. Continue reading
We have often heard that globalization has led to the shrinkage of the world. Only physical boundaries between countries are left. However, if you have access to the internet, you can share your thoughts, interact, and also trade with people living in different parts of the world, all thanks to technology.
In today’s world, if you want to achieve personal growth, you need to step out of a particular region. Also, learning a new language becomes very important. Undoubtedly, a multilingual person will have an edge over someone who knows only one language. The major reason for this is the rapid pace of globalization, which I mentioned earlier, and also, digitalization.
The digital world is booming and not only in English but regional languages are also used on digital platforms. If a businessman or woman wants to grow his or her business internationally, he or she should have the basic knowledge of the language of the target region. These are just a few reasons how being multilingual can help.
However, in this article, we will discuss some of the major advantages of being multilingual. Continue reading
Learning a language can be challenging. Not only the actual study itself but for most people it can be difficult to find the time to fit it into your already busy lifestyle and also sticking to this and staying motivated to continue learning.
In this blog post we will look at tried and tested ways that you can easily fit language learning into your daily life and keep learning fun and simple. Continue reading
If you are looking for ways to spend your time at home and do something useful, you might want to think about learning another language. Learning a foreign language can be challenging but fun and definitely worthwhile.
With technology today it has never been easier to learn a foreign language from the comfort of your own home.
In this blog post we will tempt you with these …. good reasons to learn another language. Continue reading
Expresiones en español para expresar el miedo
With Halloween this week, here are some popular Spanish phrases to express fear:
Tener miedo: To be scared. [Literally: To have fear.]
“Ella tiene miedo a las alturas.” She is scared of heights.
Asustarse: To get frightened.
“Me asusté tanto que me temblaban las piernas.” I got so scared that my legs were shaking. Continue reading
The IELTS Essay Writing Task is often considered to be the most difficult of the two writing tasks IELTS aspirants have to complete. However, whilst it is challenging, with plenty of practice, dedication and study, you can successfully pass the task. Here are 5 top tips to help you prepare and succeed in your essay writing task.
1. Understand What Is Being Asked
To begin with, you need to ensure that you have a clear and secure understanding of what an essay is. Make sure that you spend some time before your test familiarizing yourself with the structure of essays and study the different sentence types and the range of vocabulary used. Continue reading