La Noche de San Juan (St John's Eve), starting at sunset on 23rd June, is one of the most iconic and traditional celebrations in Spain. In many Spanish towns, bonfires are lit. Some people even jump over them for good luck! Parties are often organized at beaches, where firework displays usually take place. The fire and the water are essential purifying elements in this tradition. People write their concerns on a piece of paper and burn the paper in the bonfire, to symbolically destroy what is weighing them down. Then they dive or bathe in the sea, to spiritually cleanse themselves [...]
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After months of lockdown, we can't wait to start socialising outdoors again! Is there a better way to enjoy a beer garden than supporting Spain at the Euros? Come and join us at the Hackney Bridge bar, with its massive courtyard and outdoor screens, a perfect place to watch footy. Spain will be playing Poland on Saturday 19th June in what promises to be an exciting battle. Bring your Spanish flags and T-shirts, and be ready to cheer, scream, roar, and gasp. Native Spaniards, students of Spanish House London, or just fans of Spanish football are all welcome alike. The point [...]
Introduce us to your friends! We are thrilled to present our new referral programme: Bring a new student of any level and you will both receive a £15 discount on your next course/s. Just let us know which course/s you are interested in and we will create the discount code. It pays to have many friends. You will get £15 off for every new student who books a course with us. You can bring as many as you want, so your courses can be free! Be sure you will be recommending the highest quality of teaching: Spanish House London has been [...]
We can’t wait to welcome you back! We are absolutely delighted to announce that, from 1st September 2020, we are returning to the physical classrooms. Our Clapham North branch will be the first one to reopen, but Euston and Canary Wharf will follow suit shortly. Click here to see which groups will be held face-to-face in Clapham North. We cater for everyone’s preference! If you prefer to join any of these Clapham North groups via Zoom, it will still be possible to connect to the classes online. Teachers will ensure that every student is included in the class and is allocated [...]
Ahoy, sailors out there! We are thrilled to have partnered up with our friends at First Class Sailing to create a “Spanish for Sailors” bespoke course. Our teachers characterise themselves for creating bespoke contents and tailoring the lessons to specific topics on their areas of expertise. In the last years we have run workshops on “Spanish for Business”, “Spanish & Art”, “Spanish for Holidays”, “Literature Evenings in Spanish”, “Spanish Cinema Workshops”, etc. Following the trend, we are now excited and proud to announce this new project! The “Spanish for Sailors” is a live online Spanish course tailored to all abilities. It [...]
Name the most notable Spanish writers of all times. You will probably think only of male names. However, Spanish and Latin American Literature produced remarkable female authors, often overlooked. Join us on 8th May for the workshop "Mujeres de la literatura: cuando escribir es un acto de resistencia", and discover how Spanish and Latin American women fought against gender inequality armed with lyrical poetry. We will work with the stirring texts of Sor Juana Inés de la Cruz, Concha Méndez, las Sinsombrero, Alfonsina Storni and many other inspiring women. This live and interactive Literature/Spanish class will be held entirely in Spanish. [...]
The Coronavirus pandemic has forced everyone to adapt quickly to new ways of doing things. Our Spanish lessons have been running smoothly online for a few weeks now, and our Spanish Conversation Evenings have also been moved to Zoom. The system is working really well. Plus it is great to be able to keep on practising our Spanish and staying in touch with the familiar faces we are used to seeing every other week. It maintains a social sense of community and it helps us feel together and not isolated. When it comes to the Spanish Conversation Evenings, we have been [...]
Wow, how eventful these last few weeks have been! This Coronavirus has stirred up everyone's lives. But it has also brought some amazing gestures of unity and solidarity!. We might be physically distant, but we are not isolated. We keep on adapting and changing to bring to your home the best Spanish lessons in London as well as our love and passion for our culture! All our lessons have continued as usual online. Zoom offers excellent functionalities that ensure the best quality of teaching, exactly as if you were in the physical classroom (plus some added advantages!). We've had great feedback [...]
We are thrilled to have partnered up with the iconic Cinema Museum to bring you an exciting season of Argentinian films. Join us on Friday 20th March (Sol de Otoño), 17th April (La Ciénaga) and 15th May (Relatos Salvajes) for some memorable evenings of masterful Argentinian cinema, followed by inspiring film discussion in Spanish. The venue will be the unique Cinema Museum (The Master’s House, 2 Dugard Way, London SE11 4TH), with its exceptional collection of artefacts, memorabilia and equipment that preserves the history and grandeur of cinema from the 1890s to the present day. The Museum has won the Most Loved Local Culture Spot [...]
Given the great success of our last Theatre Workshop, we are doing it again! If you missed the session on January, be sure to book for the February one here. "The world is a stage and we are the actors". So, is there a better way to learn Spanish than through theatre performance? Join us on Friday 21st February for a fun, sociable and playful theatre workshop, in which we will: work with brief dialogues to learn vocabulary and improve pronunciation use fun acting games play with improvisation exercises put together short scenes learn performing techniques applicable to real life situations You will [...]