Learn Spanish like a child

2019-11-07T12:05:40+00:00

It is a truth universally acknowledged, that children are naturally good at learning languages. Or is it? Maybe not. Polyglot Gabriel Wyner thinks this is just a myth. According to Wyner, “it is not fair to compare yourself to a child who has had thousands of hours of exposure to their mother tongue”. (Remember this when you have just started a 15-hour Inicial 1 course and don’t be too harsh on yourself!) During the last term I had the amazing opportunity of observing our Montessori Spanish lessons for children aged between 4 and 7 years old. Leaving scientific theories aside, I [...]

Learn Spanish like a child2019-11-07T12:05:40+00:00

How to retain new vocabulary?

2019-10-18T13:37:04+00:00

So, you happily learn a new word in a foreign language; Just a few days later you come across that same word, only to realise that you can’t even recall an inkling of its meaning… Like when you bump into an acquaintance on the street and you can’t remember their name. Frustrating! These tips will help you retain new vocabulary efficiently.   Keep track of the new words you learn. Write them down in alphabetical order, together with their meaning, on a Word or Excel list or on a traditional A to Z alphabetic notebook. When you write something down, you [...]

How to retain new vocabulary?2019-10-18T13:37:04+00:00

Learning Spanish at the theatre!

2019-10-03T15:36:13+00:00

Festelon, the Festival of Spanish Theatre in London, is back this year with an array of excellent theatre companies landing in the city directly from Spain. This is an amazing opportunity for our students to get a bit closer to the Spanish culture without leaving London, because learning Spanish is not just about going to a classroom but also about discovering the culture and, most importantly, about having fun whilst learning. As part of our social activities in Spanish, we thoroughly enjoyed last night’s performance of La Calderona, mix of thriller and comedy, followed by a super interesting Q&A session with [...]

Learning Spanish at the theatre!2019-10-03T15:36:13+00:00