When visiting Spain, you may believe that the population as a whole in this huge country can speak English but, when you start to visit the country, you’ll find that it is indeed only in the tourist areas where that very same tourist can guarantee that he or she will get by with no Spanish at all. So, if you decide you have had enough of ‘tourist’ Spain and really want to get to know what I will refer to as ‘real’ Spain, what situations might you find yourself in …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. 1. When learning Spanish, pronunciation is so very important and, if we …CONTINUE READING

Madrid University has to be one of the best universities in Spain for the budding student of Spanish for, not only is Madrid the area of Spain where the clearest Spanish is spoken but its university has a stunning reputation for the quality of its Spanish language courses. This university has two campuses, the Campus de la Dehesa de la Villa which is only fifteen minutes from the city centre and the Campus de la Berzosa, in the outskirts. Most of the Spanish courses take place at the city campus …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

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

Everything started when I stumbled upon the scholarship offer of UniSpain searching for a Spanish course in Spain over the Internet. I was so ecstatic since I thought I would fit perfectly to their description for the candidates, so I wrote down an essay explaining all the things I had done to learn Spanish. I never lost hope through the competition even though I knew so many people apart from me would apply as well, and my motivation within the votes of my friends helped me acquire the scholarship to …CONTINUE READING

I was so fortunate to be one of only 2 scholarship recipients for the 2014 Unispain Summer Scholarship. As this was a blessing to me, I decided before coming that I would take this trip for everything I could get out of it- and I certainly did. From the first night, and every night following, I went to watch the sunset. My new friends and I would get a watermelon and a bottle of wine and walk out to sit on the wave breakers protruding into the ocean in El …CONTINUE READING

Here at UniSpain, we love the film Ocho Apellidos Vascos! It is one of those movies you’ll want to see again… and again, and again. This rip-roaringly fast and funny comedy took Spain by storm this year. Many critics were surprised—after all, it was supposed to be just a low budget, national rom-com. But as mouth-to-mouth recommendations spread and more and more people flocked to see it, the movie turned into a landslide box office hit. Why? What is it about Ocho Apellidos Vascos? Well, here are some very good …CONTINUE READING

Want a last-minute summer deal on a Spanish course in Spain? Maybe you’ve been searching the web already? If so, you’ll have noticed it’s difficult to find any summer language course deals in Spain right now. This is because 80% of the yearly foreign students studying Spanish in Spain come here in the summer. But, there are a few tricks you can try to get a cheaper deal… How to find a cheap summer Spanish course in Spain In general, Spanish courses cost the same all year round – in …CONTINUE READING

If you want to learn Spanish at a Spanish University, you may be wondering what that will be like. Is the quality of tuition good? Will there be many people in each class? Is it easy to make friends, or get involved in activities? What about finding accommodation? In this article, we’ll try to give you an all-round idea of Spanish courses at Spain’s public universities. Who can study at a Spanish University? The great news is, almost anybody can take a Spanish university language course, as long as you …CONTINUE READING