Spanish resources

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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10
May

6 popular Hispanic series to watch

The way in which we learn languages has changed and with a lot of Spanish tuition being carried out beyond the classroom, it is no surprise that people are now turning to Hispanic TV shows to enhance their Spanish conversation and grasp of the language as an additional learning tool. TV shows are now more accessible than ever before so

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14
Apr

6 ways to overcome lack of motivation in language learning

Learning a new language such as Spanish is an exciting prospect but you might find that you lack the motivation that you once had but don’t worry, that is usual. This lack of focus or drive is common, so how can you keep yourself motivated when taking part in Spanish classes or Spanish lessons? Change your attitude When learning Spanish,

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15
Oct

The rise of technology and interactive resources in language learning

The way in which we learn is changing. When you consider that you can obtain a degree through open learning, it’s clear to see that learning a language in this way is also possible. This has all become possible through the rise in technology and interactive resources and that makes learning a language and taking part in Spanish classes more

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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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30
Jul

Why students give up language learning and how to maintain the rhythm

It’s not easy to reach a high level of a language, and unfortunately many language learners give up when things get tricky and they never push past that intermediate level. Language learning seems to be a little like long distance running – it gets harder and harder as you get faster or as you acquire more vocabulary, until you reach

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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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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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8
Nov

The “Voseo”

If you have every travelled to Argentina, or watched an Argentinian film, you will have heard the word vos being used quite a bit, or at least in its conjugated form. Voseo refers to the use of vos. Vos is a subject pronoun, which has a similar meaning to the more commonly taught form tú. It is used extensively in

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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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