7 Ways to Improve Your Spanish Through Reading

Are you ready to immerse yourself in reading? And not just any type of reading, but a style that implies more conscious effort in exchange for more benefits.

Improving your Spanish through reading is simply one of the most effective ways to begin understanding this language as a whole.

And it’s not all just about work – once you handle the basic understanding of the language, the reading experience will evoke imagination, relaxation, and inspiration.

Obviously, learning a language is more complex than that. It involves a long journey that is full of opportunities, failures, successes, struggles, challenges, and so on.

Improving your Spanish through reading is just the first step – taking your mastery to the next level is the next.

In today’s post, we’re discussing the 7 ways to improve your Spanish language skills through reading.

More specifically, we’ll discuss the benefits of learning a language through reading and cover a few insightful language learning strategies. Pay attention, take some notes, and start reading! Continue reading

Is it better to focus on Vocabulary or Grammar when you start to learn Spanish?

vocabulary or grammarThis is a very good question that a lot of beginner learners of Spanish and other foreign languages ask themselves when they start studying. Should they work on learning more words for things or should they be focusing on putting the words together in the correct way?

This is what we will discuss in this blog post to help beginners work out what they should be concentrating on in the first few weeks and months of learning a language. 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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Why Watching Disney Films in Spanish is a Great Language Learning Tool!

Spanish disney moviesEveryone has a favourite Disney film or one that they have seen before and know so well. Why not turn watching a Disney movie into a fun way to learn or improve your Spanish?

Many people are finding that by signing up to Disney Plus they can watch their favourite Disney films in Spanish with either Spanish or English subtitles. You will be amazed how many new words you pick up!

In today’s blog post we will teach you how to get the most out of watching movies to learn Spanish. Continue reading

5 Ways to Kickstart Your Spanish Learning in 2022

kickstart Spanish learningIf you find yourself reading this blog post then learning Spanish has probably been on your “to do” list for a long time but is something you’ve always off for when you have more time. Or maybe you have been learning Spanish for a while but have reached a plateau where you feel you are not progressing or you are getting bored by using the same resources.

What you need to understand is that learning Spanish can be fun if you choose the right methods.

In this blog post we will talk about how you can boost your Spanish learning to get you enjoying it and progressing well again, or how to get started on the right track to speak the language as soon as possible. Continue reading

6 Tips to Set Realistic Goals for Language Learning Success

Why is it important to set goals when learning languages?

One of the first things people ask me when they start to learn Spanish, is “How long will it take me to learn Spanish?” The problem with this question is that it is not clear what they are actually asking or what their expectations are. What do you actually need to learn the language for and what level of fluency do you need? Do you need to order a mean and drinks? Do you need to call a colleague, attend a business meeting? Are you planning to move to Spain? If you have a more definite idea of what you want to achieve and in what timescale this can help avoid disappointment when you feel you aren’t achieving what you hoped to and it can also help you plan your learning to suit your goals.

This blog post gives a few tips of how to set realistic but achievable goals so you get the most out of your language studies: Continue reading

Día de los Santos Inocentes – “Day of the Holy Saints” (Spain’s “April Fool’s Day”)

December 28th is a religious holiday in Spanish-speaking countries. During this day they play practical jokes similar to those on April Fool’s Day on 1st April. It originates from the killing of innocent children by King Herod around the time of the birth of Jesus, hence the name “Santos Inocentes”, (Holy Innocents) as they were too young and innocent to have done anything wrong. Although it stems from a religious festival on the Catholic calendar, nowadays the religious meaning has almost been forgotten and it is more widely known as a day of pranks and practical jokes. Continue reading

5 Weird and Wonderful Spanish Christmas Traditions

Everyone knows Spain likes to party. They have a fiesta for almost any reason throughout the year, however, especially at Christmas time, when they stretch out the celebrations for longer than us here in the UK, (from 22nd December with the Christmas lottery until 6th January – Kings Day) they have some really funny fiestas and superstitions. Here are the top 5 weirdest Christmas traditions in Spain: Continue reading

10 ways to keep your language learning going over Christmas

… 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

 

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