No matter what you want to learn, the first point of research is now the internet and, as with any topic, there will be lots of companies out there to choose from. Using learning a language as an example, how will you sift through the multitude of courses, to get the right one for you? You might want a taster course, which will give you the basics for holiday purposes and there’ll be company upon company out there all wanting you to click on their information. Maybe a taster course …CONTINUE READING

Spanish is such a widely-spoken language and having an understanding has to enhance one’s future in many ways: Travel As the second most spread language in the world, a speaker of Spanish can travel to many places and enjoy the culture through a common language. Other than Brazil, all of the countries of South America speak Spanish, as do many islands throughout the world and, of course, Spain itself. So much more can be learnt and taken in, when those ‘need to know’ questions can be given, and their answers …CONTINUE READING

When you set your heart on something, you go looking for it and, when that’s a language course in Spain, you need to know your current level with the Spanish language and what you want to achieve on the ‘right course for you’. Once these two points are clear, you can move on to finding a course which will meet your needs and is also within your budget. Well, that seems easy enough but what if you are trying to find the right course, at the best price, for a …CONTINUE READING

When you go on holiday, you know what to pack, don’t you? You pack clothes, toiletries and some leisure items, like books and computers. You’ll also pack money, your driving licence and maybe your passport. But if that break away from home was about learning a language in another country, what else might you need to have with you? If you were travelling to Spain to learn a language, a dictionary and maybe a list of selected useful phrases might be a good starting point. You might already have a …CONTINUE READING

With anything you learn, when you get that qualification, you feel extremely proud and that success also raises your estimation of your own self. But does that qualification really mean that you know about that topic? Some would say yes but others would say no, as theory really does need to be followed up with practice. So, if you have learnt a language in a college setting, you really would benefit from visiting that country to put your theory into practice. Some teachers of Spanish now complement the classroom learning …CONTINUE READING

When going on a trip, do you have a checklist of ‘to do/to remember’ points because, if you do, you’ll know that the contents of that list will vary, depending on where you are heading. That’s because, if you are in your own country, certain situations like getting directions, finding the nearest doctors’ surgery, asking which is the cheapest bar for an evening meal, and other needs like these, can be handled in a trice. However, when you’re organising a trip to another country, your checklist needs a little more …CONTINUE READING

 No matter which country is our native home, we now live in a very cosmopolitan society and so languages are definitely the future.  If we look at the spread of language use over the world as a whole, English comes in first as the business language of the world, with Spanish the next most widely-spoken language.  So, if you excel in both, that opens up a lot of opportunities for you in the world of work. Not only does having expertise open up the work of interpreting the spoken word, …CONTINUE READING

As countries do business with each other, bonds are hopefully forged and so it makes sense to understand a little bit about other countries’ cultures, don’t you think?  And this makes me remember that wonderful quote, ‘Great Spirit, help me never to judge another until I have walked in his moccasins. ….’ When it comes to doing business with people from other cultures, it is so easy to lose out on a really sound business deal, because you make an error which is based on a false presumption, one which …CONTINUE READING

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

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