Many people think that learning a foreign language is best done as a child or when you are younger when your mind is more receptive to picking up new words and your memory is better. However, is this really true? Investigations have shown that adults do actually learn languages better than children.
Yes children pick up words quickly but with languages they are also easily forgotten if not used regularly and this is the case at any age!
In fact there are many advantages to learning a language as an adult which we will discuss in this blog post. Not only that, we will also give you tips as to how to enjoy learning a language later in life. Continue reading
As much as confusion, fear, and uncertainty this year has brought to us as a result of the global pandemic, it has been an excellent opportunity to turn to learn new things as we all have got ample time. Staying at home and reading novels or text books is unique, but how about learning something that can change your life for good? You guessed it right! We are talking about learning a new language. Its fun, it’s exciting, and it is convenient to learn a new language while staying at home. Here are some tips to help you get started with it immediately: Continue reading
Master Which Past Tense to Use
One of the most difficult things people who are learning Spanish come across is which past tense to use. There are several past tenses in Spanish but the two most common ones are the preterite (or the past simple) and the imperfect which are also the easiest to confuse.
In this blog post we will help you work out when to use the preterite and when to use the imperfect so that when you come to talk or write in the past in Spanish you will be able to with ease. Continue reading
The “preterite tense” in Spanish is also known as the “past simple tense”. As there are several different past tenses in Spanish, it can be tricky for learners to work out which one they should be using and when to choose the preterite tense.
This blog post will help you work out when you should be using the preterite tense / past simple tense.
When to use the Preterite Tense
Basically you need to use the preterite tense when talking about completed actions that happened at a specific time. You could also be talking about something that happened once – NOT habits or repeated actions. Continue reading
As a Spanish learner you may not realise it but in everyday conversation Spanish speakers use about eight different past tenses! On the other hand, English only has four past tenses.
This can be quite scary to find out as a Spanish learner. However, the good news is that you do not need to know all of them to be able to communicate effectively in Spanish.
In this blog post we are going to concentrate on just one past tense, the imperfect tense which you will be pleased to hear is one of the easiest tenses to learn in Spanish! Continue reading
This is a review of the self-study online course “Essential Holiday Spanish” for beginners to learn the basics to survive on holiday by using simple Spanish.
What to expect from this course:
– Learn by listening to REAL dialogues with a native speaker
– Learn basic Spanish phrases to talk to locals
– Reinforce what you have learnt with easy, fun exercises
– Practise your speaking with pronunciation tutorials
What is covered in the course?
The topics covered deal with all the common touristy situations you will find yourself in on holidays: Continue reading
Learning a language takes a lifetime of practice to master. Although theoretical study using books and classrooms is a good way to start, at some point you have to use what you learn if you’re serious about developing your language skills.
One of the best ways to take your language studies to the next level is by immersing yourself through living in a country where people speak the language. Living and working in a foreign country may be your best bet to improve your French, German, Chinese, or whichever language you choose.
You’ll not only develop your language skills but also open the door to making new friends from different cultures. Additionally, living abroad provides the opportunity to try new experiences that will create memories that will last a lifetime. Learning a new language is well worth the investment. Here’s more on how you could prepare to live and work in a foreign country to learn a new language. Continue reading
In everyday conversation you often want to compare objects and people, so this is one of the important parts of speech to learn when studying a foreign language.
In Spanish, two key words you need to know how to use are “tan” (so/as) and “tanto” (so much).
In this blog post you will learn how to use these words to compare things and people easily in Spanish. Continue reading
It is a scientific fact that Spanish people speak much faster than English people. Most learners notice straightaway how fast Spanish people speak. Even if they think they are slowing down to help you, they don’t realise that this is still probably too fast for you to keep up.
In this blog post we will teach you some little tricks to make a conversation with a native speaker much easier for you to deal with.
Why is listening to natives so difficult for learners?
The reason that learners of Spanish find listening to native speakers so hard could be for several reasons.