The Spanish Academy in London

5
Mar

Business Student Spotlight – Nicola (Google)

We would like to give a warm welcome to Nicola, one of our Business Skype students working for Google! She’s currently focusing on conversational and general Spanish and will progress onto Business Spanish. Nicola’s boyfriend is from Buenos Aires in Argentina and he has a lot of Argentinian friends. Her aim is to be able to communicate with them more confidently. She’s currently focusing on

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15
Feb

AS and A2 Level Spanish Easter Revision Course – London

The Spanish Academy in London are offering 1 day AS and A2 Level Easter revision courses for students who wish to consolidate their knowledge and practice exam techniques. Course outline: The course is suitable for all exam boards including AQA, Edexcel, OCR, CIE and IB and is tailored to each student’s requirements (determined at pre-booking assessment). It is an excellent

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1
Feb

How regular trips abroad can compliment your Spanish classes

      Recently, I’ve come to realise how beneficial regular trips to a Spanish speaking country can be for one’s language skills, particularly when complimented by tailored Spanish tuition. Most of us have heard that living abroad for an extended period of time is highly advantageous for improving your ability to speak the language, and you’re likely to come home

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4
Nov

Starting Spanish from Scratch

Many people find the thought of starting a new language from scratch a bit overwhelming. Maybe you need Spanish for work, in which case you probably are under of a lot of pressure to improve your knowledge and ability within a certain time frame. Maybe you are moving to a Spanish speaking country because your partner’s work is taking you

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19
Oct

London Language Show Experience

The Language Show was held last weekend in Olympia, London and was a fantastic opportunity to do everything a linguistic could want to do. Firstly, there were free 30-minute classes as well as the paid 2-hour courses in several different languages, even British Sign Language. Furthermore, there were CV clinics where you could receive a second opinion on your current

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15
Sep

The Concept of Time in Latin America

A topic that is widely discussed when talking about the cultural differences between Latin Americans and Europeans is the concept of time. When I say time, I mean a number of factors. Firstly, the notion of preciseness; for instance, how late is it acceptable to turn up to a meeting with a friend or at work? The second factor is

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8
Sep

Colombians and Britons – Cultural Differences

To follow on from my discussion on languages and translation from last week with my Colombian and British family, this week I’d like to highlight some interesting cultural differences that I’ve noticed throughout my Colombian family’s stay here in England. Keep reading to have a glance at the differences that I found most striking. Expressing emotions Firstly, I’ve noticed that

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1
Sep

From Aloha, Bogotá to Fiddleford, Dorset

This weekend my Colombian in-laws met my British parents, brothers and sisters for the first time – an unforgettable experience for many reasons but particularly from a linguistic point of view. I realised (not for the first time) how crucial knowing a foreign language can be in order to transmit beautiful and meaningful messages, thoughts and feelings. Without this skill,

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24
Aug

Enjoy the sabor de latinoamérica in London!

With around 200,000 Latin Americans estimated to be living in London, it’s no big surprise that the city has its fair share of Latino culture. For us Spanish speakers, there’s no better place to impress the natives with our brand spanking new expressions than at London’s very best Latino dance classes, film festivals, concerts, performances and conferences, just to name

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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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