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

Here at UniSpain, we have teamed up with an established Spanish au pair agency to launch a new au pair service, which offers you the chance to combine au pairing in Spain with a top-quality Spanish language course. This is ideal for those wanting to stay in Spain long-term and work as an au pair whilst also learning the Spanish language. 1. Complete immersion: As an au pair, you will live with a Spanish family. This will allow you to adapt to the Spanish way of life- customs, cuisine, mealtime …CONTINUE READING

Here at UniSpain we have compiled a list of Do’s and Don’ts to guide you when studying Spanish in Spain. Let’s take a look at some of the things you definitely shouldn’t miss out on, as well as some of the things to avoid.   Do: Fully immerse yourself You are in Spain! Watch Spanish TV, listen to Spanish music on the radio, read Spanish newspapers and magazines…Make every effort to read, write, listen to, and speak Spanish at all times. Keep a small notebook with you and jot down any …CONTINUE READING

Now you may be thinking, why learn Spanish in Spain when I can learn it at home? Nowadays, language learning has become so much more advanced and there is a whole range of textbooks, computer programs and apps, all of which allow you to learn a language in the comfort of your own home country. Isn’t it cheaper, more convenient and therefore better to learn Spanish at home? Here we discuss why this is quite simply not the case… Immersion If you choose to learn Spanish in Spain, total immersion …CONTINUE READING

While English is classed as the business language of the world, Spanish falls a close second and so being master of both puts you in a good position in that business world of today.  It will also greatly enhance your curriculum vitae.  Like other languages, Spanish accents and dialects vary from region to region and from country to country, so it’s worth making sure you go to the right institution to learn how to speak effective Spanish and two of the routes you could go down are a university education …CONTINUE READING

When it comes to choosing the most suitable Spanish language package in Spain, it can be either a straightforward task, or it can be really difficult and it all boils down to what knowledge you already have at your fingertips. If you’re learning from scratch, one of the first fears with trying to book a successful course is the language itself. Will the phone calls I make be met with a foreign voice? How many times am I likely to hang up in frustration? Which part of Spain will offer …CONTINUE READING

Everyone speaks English in Torremolinos – right? So, you’re thinking about opening a bar in Spain? You’ve found a gap in the market and you have your eye on a property. So far so good, but have you thought about learning the language? It’s true, you may be able to get by in English if your bar is in a tourist area, but you will soon find that the success of your new business will rely on establishing good working relationships with locals, who may not be able to speak …CONTINUE READING

If you start studying Spanish language at beginner level, how long will it take for you to become fluent? Well, it’s hard to give an exact timeframe, but you can work out an approximate answer for yourself by using the checklist below. The factors you’ll need to consider are: 1. How difficult is Spanish compared to other languages? 2. How often do you study? 3. How well do you study? 4. How motivated are you? 5. How much immersion learning are you engaging in? Let’s consider each of these points …CONTINUE READING

2014 may still be seeing the effects of the global economic crisis. But there’s good news, because along with tight budgets, come some excellent discounts. This has also been noticeable in the language-teaching sector in Spain and UniSpain is in a unique position to pass onto you some excellent, big offers at some of Spain’s top language schools. Here are our Top 5 favourites right now… 5 – Learn to surf and speak Spanish for only 290€! Why not combine your Spanish language studies with a cool activity? And it’s …CONTINUE READING

Currently there are hundreds of Spanish language schools in Spain. All of them aim to teach Spanish to foreigners, and many have well presented websites and marketing materials that seem very convincing. But do they all have a good standard? Language schools as businesses Many language school owners or managers in Spain are very passionate about what they do. This is reflected in their teaching staff’s competence and enthusiasm, their premises and their school’s overall organisation. Many people who own language schools in Spain know that the way to build …CONTINUE READING