Spanish Careers

8
Jun

Thinking out loud: Our online Spanish tutor Natalia

Thinking out loud: our bilingual Spanish and English tutor Natalia has worked with some impressive clients: Netflix, Universal, Sony Music, Bon Jovi, J-Lo, Foo Fighters, Vogue, The UN, The New York Times, Bloomberg, Cannes Festival, the Environment Agency and a ton more! She lives and breathes Spanish - watch her video here to see what motivates her students, helps memory
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15
May

What will UK universities look like from Autumn 2020?

Intake levels 1. There could be a drop in students - many universities are still charging the same fees as before the virus but with no contact hours. Some applicants might question the value that they receive if distant learning models are somewhat passive. 2. There’ll be more students appealing A level results and choose to defer a year/resit exams.
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22
Mar

Business and Spanish Degree – Georgie wins uni placement with Danone!

Congrats to our degree student Georgie who’s secured a marketing placement with Danone for her 3rd year out! She aced her telephone, video, face-to-face AND assessment day interviews. She’s been having 1:1 Spanish with us for the last few years to support her though her A levels and her Business & Spanish degree at Exeter Uni. She came to My
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7
Jun

4 Amazing Benefits of Learning a Foreign Language

You often hear people mentioning that learning a foreign language can have huge benefits for your future. But what do they really mean? From career opportunities to keeping your brain healthy, there are many potential benefits to picking up a second language. There’s always the case where people will ask why they need to learn a second language when “everybody
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14
Apr

The effects of Brexit for expats and students

On Thursday 23rd June 2016, the UK voted to leave the European Union. Almost three years have gone by and the future is still unclear for students and expats. Expats According to Eurostat statistics, approximately 3.6 million citizens from 27 EU countries live in the UK, whilst around 850,000 British citizens live elsewhere in the EU. The UK government and

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9
Jun

Why are French teachers helping with the shortage of Spanish teachers in school?

There’s no denying the fact that the number of full-time teachers is falling and this is backed up by studies and research. There are many reasons as to why this is happening such as workload and pay but Modern Languages is one of the areas being affected. Spanish in particular is one language that’s affected as there aren’t enough qualified

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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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14
Jan

New Year, New Start? Finding work in Spain

There is a lot to love about Spain. There is the year round sunshine, the stunning coastal areas with glorious beaches and the beautiful cities with unmistakable art and architecture. It is little wonder that more and more people are looking for a change of life by moving to Spain, which does require them to find work that suits them.

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12
Dec

How will Brexit affect the British moving to Spain? 

Many people choose to move to Spain to take advantage of the laid-back lifestyle, the great weather and the culture but has the Brexit vote resulted in a rise in concerns for individuals who were thinking about moving to Spain? Following the Brexit vote, those who were thinking of moving to Spain have a concern about how much time they

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14
Nov

Spotlight on Business Spanish

There is no denying that world is a lot smaller than it used to be. This is because communication is easier and faster but also because businesses are spreading their wings and working in other countries throughout the world. Whether you are an international banker or a production supervisor, Spanish in the workplace is in demand more than ever before.

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16
Jul

Will Brexit affect language learning in Great Britain?

Being a largely monolingual nation, Britain has always struggled a little bit when it comes to learning foreign languages. With the Brexit vote to leave the European Union, what is the future of foreign language learning and use in Britain? Will studying foreign languages become less useful and more discouraged? Will it be easier or harder to find employment if

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2
May

Business Spanish Classes – Alicia’s Video Podcast

The Spanish Academy has many students who study Spanish for business related reasons. There are an estimated 399 million Spanish speakers in the world, thus Spanish can be extremely useful for employability in numerous job sectors. Alicia is one of our business specialist tutors, based in our London centre. Originally from Argentina, she has a business background and is knowledgeable on

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13
Apr

Exam Preparation Classes

As exams are approaching we have many new students who would like to improve their Spanish before their exams and have signed up for classes with us at our branches in London, Cardiff and Bristol. Here at The Spanish Academy, we are delighted to have on board these new students and we look forward to helping them to prepare for

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28
Nov

Summary of our Spanish tutors

If you are interested in starting Spanish classes and are wondering who our tutors are, what experience they have and what areas they specialise in, below you will find a short and concise summary of each of our in-house tutors at The Spanish Academy in London: Evie Oswald – Spanish tutor and Language Co-ordinator Evie has completed a course in translation

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26
Oct

Learning Spanish for work – how can we assist you?

At London Spanish Academy we are proud to provide excellent customised Spanish tuition for our students. While we have experience in tutoring school and university exam students, holiday Spanish students as well as providing tuition to those who want to brush up their skills after a while without studying, we also have a significant amount of experience in assisting students

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20
Aug

GCSE Results Day and A level Spanish

GCSE results are out - hopefully you will be taking a big sigh of relief when you open up your results envelope! We certainly have faith that you will have received the grade that you were hoping for, or better. If you are perusing your studies and taking them to A-level standard, you won’t regret it! Studying AS and A2
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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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12
Aug

AS and A Level Spanish Results Day

As AS and A level results day beckons tomorrow, we examine the importance of how studying Spanish at this level prepares students for future skills. Here we’re highlighting some of the main differences between AS and A2 and also discussing how taking Spanish at A2 level can provide you with many useful skills for your future. What are the main differences

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10
Aug

Let’s talk degree-level Spanish

The wait is nearly over for some of our AS and A2 Level students so this post is dedicated to Spanish exam students. Now that the day has arrived you might well be considering taking your Spanish to the next level – university. Maybe you’ve always known that you would go on to study languages and use them in your career, or

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25
Jul

Back from holiday, now back to the books!

Are you eager to keep your Spanish language skills up to scratch but don’t have the time or means to travel to or live in Spanish-speaking countries? Don’t be dispirited, many people are in the same boat as you. Here at London Spanish Academy we have plenty of students who have come back from trips abroad, having practiced and improved

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14
Apr

Our appearance on BBC Radio to discuss foreign language exams

Source: BBC News, Education correspondent Sean Coughlan, 13th April 2015 I was asked by BBC Radio to appear on their Good Morning show to discuss whether foreign language exams, especially at GCSE level, are too outdated and need to be more relevant to the younger generation. My thoughts on this are that generally, across all the boards I tutor in (OCR, Edexcel,

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24
Mar

Avoiding common GCSE Spanish exam mistakes

As we approach exam time here at London Spanish Academy, we’ll be releasing a series of blogs dedicated to avoiding the common pitfalls of the Spanish GCSE, AS and A2 level exams. This guidance will apply to all exams taken across the board: AQA, OCR, Edexcel, CIE and IB Spanish students: Here are some common mistakes students make in their

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28
Oct

Learning Business Spanish

Why Learning Spanish Is Increasingly Important In Business In The British Council’s 2013 “Languages of the Future” report, which ranks non-English languages in order of importance for British citizens to learn based on a thorough analysis of cultural and economical factors, Spanish topped the list. There are an estimated 550 million Spanish speakers as a native or second language and

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24
Sep

GCSE, AS & A2 Spanish assessments

This month’s blog post is about the influx of exam level students we have had who are seeking guidance and support from us as they adjust to the next year in their Spanish level, from GCSE to AS Level or from AS to A2 Level Spanish. The jump from GCSE to AS and then again to A2 Level can be significant. The

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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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