The one who has been there, done it and worn the tee-shirt will say that the best way to learn a language is to study in that country and this does make sense but what about when, as with Spanish, the language is spoken in many countries around the world?  Here are six reasons why it makes sense to study Spanish in the country of origin, rather than in some other country where the language turned up later. When learning Spanish, pronunciation is so very important and, if we compare …CONTINUE READING

Does an expensive Spanish school always guarantee a better quality experience? In this article, we compare the most and least expensive schools that we at UniSpain offer: Malaca Instituto and Hispania Valencia, respectively. Malaca Instituto is widely considered to be the best private Spanish school in the country, whereas Hispania Valencia is known to be a cost-effective option. Of course, it is not one of the cheapest schools in the country, because we only work with the best schools in Spain. However, amongst the established schools with good reputations, it …CONTINUE READING

Spanish is one of the most popular choices for the study of a second language. Take a look at some famous people that have studied Spanish and discover how they learned the language, as well as how they use it in their lives. Gwyneth Paltrow While still a teenager, the Hollywood actress spent a year studying Spanish in Talavera de la Reina, in the province of Toledo. She has claimed that it was a life-changing experience and that she fell in love with the country and the lifestyle. She has …CONTINUE READING

Without doubt, one of the most frequently discussed topics amongst new students of Spanish is whether to choose to study Spanish in Spain or in Latin America. Firstly, it is important to clarify that the differences between Peninsular and Latin American Spanish are not so marked as to inhibit understanding. Yes, pronunciation varies, as does vocabulary, but all Spanish-speakers can understand one another. It is also worth mentioning that there is no single ‘Latin American’ dialect- each Latin country has its own (or in many cases more than one) variety …CONTINUE READING

Au pairing is an enriching cultural experience: the chance to travel to a new country, live with a host family, learn a new language and immerse yourself in a new culture. It is also an inexpensive way to spend a longer period of time in a foreign country. However, some common complaints that au pairs have are: Not learning enough Spanish because the family requested that they speak in English all the time with the children Picking up wrong grammar or baby language from the children they were looking after …CONTINUE READING

In today’s globally-connected world, everyone knows the importance of speaking more than one language. Whether to boost your career, to be able to travel or just for fun, language skills are highly valued. But why learn Spanish over any other language? UniSpain investigates… Number of speakers There are approximately 470 million native speakers of Spanish, making it the second most spoken language in the world. In fact, there are more native speakers of Spanish than English! What’s more- the proportion of the world population that speaks Spanish as a native …CONTINUE READING

Spain is a country famous for its fiestas and ferias! Most are usually based on religion, like the Semana Santa celebrations, and some on tradition, such as La Tomatina. Some are famous worldwide, such as the San Fermin festival (during which the Running of the Bulls takes place) and some are simply crazy, like the goat-throwing festival of Zamora, where a live goat is hurled from the church tower and caught by the crowd beneath (it was banned in 2002). Additionally, each town has its own feria once a year- …CONTINUE READING

We at UniSpain have recently collaborated with an established Spanish au pair agency to launch a new au pair service. This exciting new project offers you the ideal way to combine a Spanish language course with the chance to work as an au pair in Spain. Au pairs go abroad to live with a host family and care for their children. Accommodation and meals are provided by the family, as well as a weekly allowance. Our au pair service matches you to a compatible host family, as well as enrolls …CONTINUE READING

When it comes to learning a foreign language, should you go to university, or select a particular language school? It’s not an easy question to answer, is it? That’s because learning isn’t so cut and dried and the pros and cons of each need to be delved into, before such a decision can be made. Still, there is one question that can be easily answered and that is, is it better to learn a language in your home town, or in the foreign country in question? We can learn a …CONTINUE READING

Want to study Spanish in Spain but have no idea where to start? Here at UniSpain we have created a Help Choosing Tool which does exactly what it says on the tin– helps you to choose where in Spain, and at which school specifically, to study Spanish! It doesn’t matter if you have no previous knowledge of Spain or no idea about Spanish schools; we have created this tool to give you a quick introduction to the various options in order to help you start your search. Just answer a …CONTINUE READING