In part 1 of this series, we looked at common (and funny) mistakes people make when learning Spanish due to two Spanish words sounding similar. For example, people might mix-up dolor and dolar (pain and dollar) or pesado and pedoso (heavy and farty)!
Spain is famous for its delicious Mediterranean cuisine based on fish and seafood, olive oil and plenty of fresh fruits. Food in Spain is more than just eating, it’s a lifestyle. Spanish people can spend hours over a meal and drinks with their family or gathering in bars to enjoy tapas with friends after work. If you want to know what food to try when you’re in Spain then you should have a look at our list of the 5 essential dishes in Spain!
I have discovered in the two years I have been living in Spain that sometimes the Spanish do very weird things. My (very British) idea of a festival or celebration involves drink, music, possibly dancing and often a speech. The Spanish like to throw fireworks, build towers out of humans, get carried around in coffins and jump over babies (all things that actually happen in yearly festivals).
The process of learning Spanish should not only include textbooks and grammar CD’s. Watching Spanish movies is a great way to improve your language skills and learn more about the Spanish and Latin culture (and way more fun than homework!). You are training your ear to the intonation of spoken Spanish without even noticing that 90 minutes passed by!
But what method is the best?
How can you actively learn Spanish while watching a movie? There are two methods that have been approved by many of our Spanish students...
You’ve decided to study Spanish and you want to come to Spain? Great! But when everything you know about Spain is from movies and books, be warned, things are not always as you imagined them to be. In order to avoid confusion we introduce you to the 5 most common misconceptions about Spain so you’ll be well prepared for your stay in the land of Flamenco and Tapas!
Have you have enough of Gaudí and Barcelona? You want to explore more of the beautiful surroundings? To get to know the local culture and scenic landscape of Catalunya, Barcelona is the perfect gateway to discover the region’s top attractions and you can do this in just a day. In the following guide you will find the best trips from Barcelona for every budget and every taste. And the best thing is, all of these exciting destinations are accessible by train within two hours!
You share your language with approximately 480 million other people around the world. Still, this is just 7 percent of the world’s population! There are 6,999 remaining languages after linguists that you’ve ignored so far. It will take time and effort to learn one of these foreign languages, but it will definitely be worth it as it will have a positive effect on your personal, social and even professional development. Even if English is not your mother tongue, you’re still welcome as you will have even greater benefits by learning a second foreign language.
Do you find it hard to remember Spanish vocabulary? Learning jokes or 'chistes' is a great way to increase and memorise vocabulary and is also a great social tool for making new friends when you're having a cerveza or two in your local bar.
We are going to tell you a secret: do you want to visit places that are not usually in the tourist books? Do you want to eat dishes that only madrileños eat? Do you want to go shopping in a magic garden?
If you love the sun, you’ll love the summer in Spain. Weeks at a time of pure blue skies with not a cloud in sight. The temperature varies depending on where in Spain you visit. If you love to sunbathe then you’ll probably want to be near a beach.
Spain is known worldwide for its crazy festivals and abundance of local traditions but what Spaniards tend to do (and celebrate) during the time of reflection over the Advent season beats it all! If you want to know some of the strangest Christmas traditions in Spain, keep on reading!
Are you looking to take a Spanish course abroad and wondering which beautiful city to learn Spanish in? Well… look no further! Here are 10 reasons why Barcelona should be your top choice when it comes to learning Spanish.
Spending your holiday in Spain is always a great way to get some sun and a bit of culture, but imagine how your trip would be if you could speak Spanish well enough to really get to know the locals! The world is getting smaller and learning Spanish is a great way to enjoy better holidays or even to open up new job opportunities once you’re back home (if you get back home!).
Once you chose to learn Spanish, the next step is to decide how you are going to achieve this goal in an easy, painless and inexpensive way. And the most important question is:
Like you, I have been trying to learn Spanish. It’s definitely not always easy but I enjoy it immensely. I have discovered a few tips that really seemed to improve my Spanish language skills rapidly and I thought it was only fair that I share these tips with you. So enjoy and good luck with your Spanish…..
Are you heading to Spain in the summer or do you want to travel Latin America this year? Have you ever been wondering if they have different rules for greeting and kissing? Be warned, the interaction between men and women is very different than in most other countries in the world! But don’t worry, with these guidelines you will be prepared for every situation.
The Holy Week in Spain is one of the most important events of the year. Due to its strong catholic tradition, Spain celebrates the “Semana Santa” much more than most other European countries. During the whole week, from Palm Sunday to Easter Sunday, there are huge street processions taking place in almost every big city throughout Spain. The whole country seems to be paralyzed for a week because everyone is on vacation and everything that is happening in public life is dedicated to the Easter celebrations.
If you are going to visit Spain during this time and you are overwhelmed by the variety of hundreds and hundreds activities you are offered, you better focus on a few things in order to enjoy your stay to the fullest. Don’t worry, we already created a list for you with the Top 3 things to do during Semana Santa! Here’s our survival guide for the Easter Week:
You are new in Barcelona and don’t know which of the many interesting places you would like to visit first? Or do you have visitor’s you would like to show around, but you don’t know where to start? Spring is arriving in Barcelona and you have the possibility to enjoy the great outdoor attractions Barcelona offers. For that reason we decided to give you an overview of the parks and other outdoor places which are absolutely worth a visit!