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A week in Cataluña | Gerona, Àger and Tarragona

Part 1: Gerona Gathering popularity because of the filming location for Game of Thrones (and home to El Celler De Can Roca voted ‘The best restaurant in the world’), we visited the stunning cathedral, walked along the bridges with the colourful houses, couldn’t get enough of the local eateries, stumbled upon the Festival of Flowers, climbed up the Torre to

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Booking a language study trip abroad

Choosing to study abroad can be a daunting yet exciting prospect for many students. In this article, we look into more detail about the benefits of learning a new language whilst spending time in the country where the language is being spoken. The programmes are varied so that they’re flexible and tailored to your learning requirements. By selecting a study

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Infographic | Spanish Holiday Homeowners

In this infographic, we provide facts and statistics on our students who have holiday homes abroad, the most popular areas to purchase and the main reasons why they want to learn Spanish with us. We also share the most challenging aspects of learning Spanish for these students, such as the level they started studying Spanish at, to getting used to

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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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Vlog: How long does it take to learn a foreign language?

Watch our 1-minute video from founder Drew and discover how long it takes you to become fluent in a foreign language. Drew discusses the various factors that determine how quickly you can learn a new foreign language. By dedicating one hour a day to language learning, your pronunciation skills, everyday vocabulary, foundation grammar and verb skills will all be improved

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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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Case study – Rastreator

Rastreator is Spain‘s biggest price comparison website and a subsidiary of Admiral, one of our FTSE 100 clients. Here at The Spanish Academy, we teach them online from various locations including Cardiff, Madrid, Seville and Mexico City. “Drew teaches me Business English and she has amazing patience! Thanks to [her] good level of Spanish [she] teaches me all kinds of expressions. For the first time I want to

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How technology is shaping the way we learn languages in 2019

Technology has shaped the way we do almost anything in modern day life and we’re now at a point where some we rely on technology to complete certain tasks, remain organised, learn new languages and much more. In this blog, we aim to break down our view in this area and how we think technology can assist in learning a

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Tourism in Barcelona 2018

With it’s all-year-round comfortable climate, traditional buildings and vibrant culture, Barcelona is seen to most as the perfect city break. In 2012, Barcelona reached record numbers with 27 million visitors. Two years later, in 2016, the city recorded 34 million visitors – 25% up in four years! In conclusion, that sounds like a healthy economy. However in recent years Barcelona has

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Will EdTech Become A Global Standard In The Way We Learn New Languages?

Research carried out by London & Partners shows that EdTech is one of the fastest growing sectors in the UK. The industry’s worth is predicted to reach around £130bn in 2020. So what’s all the fuss about? Why have we seen an increase in investment for this area of education? Described as digital technology that will change and enhance the

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