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

I can still remember my first Spanish lesson in Spain. After months of evening classes, books, cds, and flashcards, I decided that a truly immersive experience was what would give my Spanish the push it so desperately needed. I was in Valencia, where I’d decided to move for a couple of years fresh out of university. In that first lesson, my teacher said something along the lines of “I’m Maria, and I’m your teacher”. At least, I think that’s what she said, because at the time I had no idea! …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

Bored of cramming irregular verbs? Shuddering at the thought of another Spanish vocabulary exercise? Then it’s time to change tack. How about watching some quality TV in Spanish and letting the language wash over you? Make some popcorn while you’re at it. We’ve chose five top programmes, from five different categories for you to watch: News, Soap Operas, Documentaries, Internet Series and Drama. Check them out. Learning Spanish will never be boring again. #5 – NEWS: BBC Mundo BBC Mundo is the Spanish-language news service belonging to BBC World Service. …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

Since the 1980’s when immersion programs first became popular in the USA, UK and Europe, they are now widely recognised as the most effective way to learn a language. Knowing how to speak Spanish, so that you can fully communicate with native speakers, is of course considered a great “academic” skill. But with internet now opening global opportunities for new human relationships to develop at a staggeringly fast pace, knowing Spanish to a high level will also have a huge impact on your personal and social life, as well as …CONTINUE READING

If you’ve decided to learn Spanish through the immersion route, you’ve come to the right place! Here at UniSpain we live and breathe everything Spanish. And with more than a decade of experience in Spanish language courses for foreign students in Spain, we like to think that we know a thing or two about picking up the lingo… This week, we’ve reviewed four popular Spanish language mobile apps, and compared them to four of the best on-line Spanish courses for you. MOBILE APPS 1. Learn Spanish with Babbel.com iOS, Android …CONTINUE READING

If you are looking for a good language school in Spain, that has a solid reputation, very reasonable rates and located in an exciting destination city, you need not look any further. The Sampere language school in the heart of Madrid offers great value for money, especially on slightly longer-term Spanish language programmes, plus an excellent variety of courses and an emphasis on lots of cultural and free-time activities. It also employs excellent teaching staff, has over 50 years’ experience in teaching Spanish to foreign students, and is situated only …CONTINUE READING