Madrid! The capital of Spain! Aren’t you so lucky to get the chance to see Europe’s third largest city and Spain’s largest! It could be difficult to orient yourself amidst all the stuff that goes in the city full of culture and always abuzz with activity! Well, we at UniSpain are here to help point you in the right direction so that you get the most out of your Spanish language studies in Madrid, Spain, while having a great time of course! And what better way would there be to …CONTINUE READING

If you are a little frustrated with grammar drills and vocabulary exercises then this article will show you the way to improve your Spanish in a fun way! One of the main deal-breaking advantages of studying Spanish in Spain is just that, the fact that you have the privilege to be in Spain for a couple of months! This is what is known as, “Total Immersion.” You get to take dynamic Spanish language classes at your school and once you exit the building you find yourself in yet another classroom; Spain – …CONTINUE READING

Language exchange is a great way to improve your Spanish language skills while you are in Spain. How does it work? Person A is Spanish from Seville and would like to learn Russian. Person B is Russian from Moscow and is currently studying Spanish in Spain – at a school in Seville! Well, the two people decide to meet and engage in discussions. They speak for a half hour in Russian and then for the next half hour in Spanish, or however they decide. All in the spirit of exchanging their languages and …CONTINUE READING

My mother always used to exclaim, “I wish there were 25 hours in a day!” Living in this hectic world, most of us can understand the reasoning behind this statement. If you’re a student, you might be caught in a whirlwind routine of attending lectures, doing course work and studying like crazy – whilst trying to maintain some sort of a social life. For those who work or have families, lives are led in a constant rush between the office, piles of washing and ironing and running the kids to …CONTINUE READING

ibNightlife in Spain is bigger and better than anywhere else in the world, guaranteed. Those who have been, know that getting home in daylight is more the norm than the exception! Whether you love the sound of groovy beats in an open-air beach club, or a marathon tapas and pub crawl in the trendy centre of a metropolis, the Iberian peninsula offers world class shindigs for just about every taste. We have compiled a Top 5 list of Spanish party cities, complete with tips on bar and club districts that …CONTINUE READING

1. Try to stay for a substantial amount of time; one or two weeks might not be worth it, depending on your level (if you want a vacation, just take a vacation!). 2. Attend every day of class, and even if you don’t do all the homework, try to do enough to get the idea of the lessons that were taught that day. 3. Get over your embarrassment and ask questions in class, practice Spanish in the streets and with friends as much as possible. If you don’t… you’ll regret …CONTINUE READING

So you’ve made Spanish friends. You’ve gotten their numbers. Next step? Send them a txt msg! It’s cheaper than calling, especially if you engage in the art of abbreviation (abvn). Here are a few guidelines to follow:   Omitting the ‘e’ at the end of a word You can omit the ‘e’ in words that finish with that letter when the last consonant is a ‘d,’ ‘t,’ ‘b,’ or ‘c.’ This is because in Spanish, the way you pronounce these letters already includes the ‘e’ sound: d = de, t …CONTINUE READING

Learning Spanish through films is an entertaining and effective way of increasing your experience with the language, especially now that the quality of Spanish films is increasingly rapidly. Following is an excerpt from the script of “El Día de la Bestia,” a Spanish cult classic released in 1995. Test your understanding of Spanish and resort to the translation for the parts you have trouble with. If you like what you read, you’ll find this classic in any local Spanish video store. La acción pasa en Madrid, durante las fiestas navideñas… …CONTINUE READING

Jokes are a great way to get to understand the humor and cultural mind of Spain. They’re often explicit and are hardly ever politically correct, usually regardless of who’s telling them. Here are a few (not too graphic) you can try on your Spanish friends: TU AND USTED *Su = your (usted form) AND his/her (regular third person) *Tutear = to refer to someone in the tu form (as opposed to the more formal usted form) -El director de una empresa grande habla con un detective privado: The director of …CONTINUE READING

With St. Valentine’s just around the corner, we thought you might appreciate some romantic phrases that will help you express your Latin passion: Uno aprende a amar, no cuando encuentre a la persona perfecta, sino cuando aprenda a creer en la perfección de una persona imperfecta. One learns to love not when one finds the perfect person, but when one learns to believe in the perfection of an imperfect person. Duda que sean fuego las estrellas, duda que el sol se mueva, duda que la verdad sea mentira, pero no …CONTINUE READING