Spanish Grammar and Vocabulary

15
Aug

Manual Transcription – Can it be Replaced by Transcription Apps?

Recently, The Spanish Academy carried out video transcribing of a live panel event in Madrid for The Economist. Following completion of the work, we began thinking about apps and whether they can replace manual transcription work – after all, we have an app for almost everything these days. We need apps, there is no denying it Every smart device that

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24
Aug

Useful Spanish news resources

Learning Spanish is a great skill to possess and one that is taught in many environments and mediums. However, beyond the classroom, be it virtual or in person, learning Spanish can be enhanced by reading the Spanish news. Vocabulary is vital to the way in which you learn Spanish whether it’s for Spanish A level, Spanish GCSE or just general

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25
Apr

Three differences between Spanish and English

Spanish and English have many linguistic similarities but they also have their fair share of differences, which is what makes learning Spanish challenging at times. There are three differences which are frequently forgotten and their importance is often not emphasised at schools and language centres. In this blog I will emphasise these differences and explain why it is important to

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18
Mar

Spanish exam preparation classes

There is no point denying it – exams are approaching! Whether you are a nervous student or a hopeful parent, it’s time to get serious about your studying. Now that the Easter break is drawing near, most GCSE and A level students will be making the most of their study leave to cram. While the exam period is always nerve-racking,

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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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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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23
Jan

Spanish Punctuation

Correct use of punctuation is important in any language. If you are preparing for a Spanish exam, you’ll need to make sure your punctuation is tiptop for the best mark. Likewise, if you need Spanish for work and you are in constant contact with clients, it would be embarrassing to makes silly spelling mistakes or miss out commas, accents or question

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16
Jan

Masculine and Feminine

For native English speakers, the idea of masculine and feminine nouns and agreements is initially a hard one to grasp. After all, how could an object be a man or a woman? Gender is something that is very common among the languages of the world, and English is one of the few languages that have very few agreements. On the

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9
Jan

Spanish Accents

In English, we have many different accents across many different English-speaking countries: Deep-south, New York, Canadian, Scottish, Northern Irish, Southern Irish, Welsh, East London, Queen’s English, Scouse, Geordie, Yorkshire, Dorset…..just to mention a few. Now that you’ve started your Spanish classes, have you ever wondered if this is the case for all languages? Does Spanish have distinct accents in different

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27
Dec

A Daily Dose of Spanish

Learning a new language takes time, patience and concentration – something a lot of us don’t have much of with all of our other daily duties. For this reason I’d like to share a few tips about ways in which you can keep your Spanish going on a daily basis. 1.) Listen If you can find 10 minutes a day

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