The Spanish Academy in Cardiff

19
Mar

Former students living the Spanish dream (Part 2)

This month’s blogs come from Málaga in Andalusia, where we’re catching up with different students we used to teach who are now happily settled in their new homes and communities. Next up is Tim and his son Jack, who moved out here along with mum Julie, all from Cardiff. We used to teach them 10 years ago (10 years!) and

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27
Mar

Tutor Podcast – Spanish Resources and Materials

At The Spanish Academy we use a wide range of resources and materials in our Spanish classes. Each lesson contains a variety of different reading, writing, listening and speaking exercises, according to the requirements of each student. Here you will be able to watch Lucía discussing the types of materials that we tend to use in beginner’s classes. As Lucía

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26
Feb

Spanish GCSE Easter Revision Course in Cardiff

GCSE Easter Revision Course in Cardiff: Saturday 2nd April at 10am – 12pm The Spanish Academy is delighted to announce our Easter revision course, which will be held in our Cardiff branch on Saturday 2nd April at 10am – 12pm. This course is aimed at GCSE and A level students who are looking to brush up their language skills and

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16
Nov

A typical holiday Spanish course outline at Cardiff Spanish Academy

If you have a holiday planned to Spain or Latin America, you’re probably going to need the language basics to get yourself about. Therefore, at Cardiff Spanish Academy we have put together a specialised holiday Spanish course outline so that you can impress the locals with your language skills and so you don’t have to embarrass yourself by asking them

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26
Oct

Group Classes vs. Private Tuition

At Cardiff Spanish Academy we often receive enquiries from adult learners who have taken part in Spanish courses, perhaps after work or at the weekends, but then decided to give it up for various reasons. At Cardiff Spanish Academy we like to take these reasons into consideration and ensure that we provide a unique and customized service. Take a peak

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15
Sep

Castellano Argentino

Mastering Argentinian Spanish is certainly an art! Not only do they have their very own expressions, colloquialisms and an accent as thick as glue, but they also conjugate verbs in a way in which you were definitely not taught at school. If you’re considering a trip to Argentina, getting the hang of the local jargon is essential for your survival!

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8
Sep

Buenos Aires – Where Not to Miss

To continue on from last week’s blog, which discussed the food and beverages of Buenos Aires, now we’re talking places to visit. Buenos Aires is one of the most visited cities in South America, and the reason why can’t just be down to its sizzling steaks. Buenos Aires is a fantastic mestizo of South America and Italy in many of

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31
Aug

Steak and Tango, anyone?

Ché, if you’re planning a trip to South America, make sure Buenos Aires is high up on your list of places to visit.  With an energetic scene of steak, wine and tango, an intriguing Italian inspired culture and a Spanish that will throw you, Buenos Aires cannot be missed. Keep reading for the ins and outs on the Argentinean food

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18
Aug

GCSE Results!

If you took your GCSE Spanish exam this year you are bound to be anxious about your results, which are just days away! Perhaps you are wondering about the opportunities that are available to you if your results are as you hoped for, or maybe you have not quite reached that level yet and you are still deciding whether or

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30
Jul

Benefits of Being a Bilingual Baby

Did you know that in Africa those who speak just one language are amongst the minority? Imagine if you woke up one morning with the ability to speak two, three, or more languages. Life would be effortless – no more language classes, textbooks or memorizing masculine and feminine nouns! At Cardiff Spanish Academy, we tutor students who are bilingual in

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27
Jun

¡Vamos pa’ Latinoamérica!

Planning on hiking your way up Machu Picchu in the historical town of Cuzco, Peru? Or perhaps you’d rather experience a glorious rainbow over the Iguazú Falls in Argentina whilst feasting on a sizzling steak and “papas fritas” and savouring a delicious glass of local Malbec? Whatever your plans may be for your trip to Latin America, they will most

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30
May

Cardiff Spanish Academy students visit Spain

Recently, several of our students have visited Spain for short trips and holidays, to practise their Spanish and take in the varied culture that Spain has to offer. The difference being, that this time our students were lucky enough to meet the parents of our tutors Elena and María! It’s great to see our students not only getting on well with

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23
Apr

Bienvenidos – welcome to our new site!

Cardiff Spanish Academy are excited to launch our new website after a recent re-branding. 2015 has been our busiest year yet, with more students taught per week than in any other year and this looks set to rise over the coming months. This month, we are preparing GCSE, AS and A2 level students for their forthcoming Spanish exams. Students are

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21
Jun

Bienvenidos a la academia

This month has been our busiest yet with a record number of students starting Spanish lessons with us! We’re welcoming new students who are learning for various reasons: to improve their Spanish conversation, study for their Spanish GCSE exam, to grasp some holiday Spanish and also to learn business Spanish to communicate with their clients. Some have already put their

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20
May

Feedback from Spanish AS level exam revision course

Having recently completed the Easter Spanish AS level exam revision course, it was encouraging to see so many students take the opportunity to consolidate their learning and to fill in any gaps they may have as well as focus on proven exam techniques and past paper practices. Students often appreciate the chance to be able to address any last-minute concerns

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14
Apr

GCSE, AS and A level Spanish exam preparation

Hola, This post is for exam students who are taking GCSE, AS and A level exams this year and beyond. We offer exam preparation classes if students are experiencing difficulties in class. Often, students want extra tuition to bring their grade up a few boundaries, would like help with assessments or improve their general confidence in exams. The difference between

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17
Mar

New students and Spanish AS Level revision courses

In the last few weeks, we’re proud to say that we’ve taken on even more new students who are learning for a variety of different reasons, including those that have a holiday home in Spain, those learning for the pure fun of it and those who one day hope to live in a Spanish speaking country so a big welcome

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