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Art and architecture in Valencia

by Becca on Monday, September 26, 2016

If you come to learn with us in Valencia you’ll find our new, stunning school waiting for you. It is a beautiful new location with 18 modern and spacious classrooms, large courtyards, terraces and gardens where you can relax between and after classes… read more »

Arte y arquitectura en Valencia

by Diego on Sunday, September 25, 2016

Si vienes a estudiar con nosotros a Valencia te encontrarás con nuestra nueva escuela. Una preciosa nueva ubicación con 18 clases modernas y espaciosas y grandes patios, terrazas y jardines para que te puedas relajar durante y después de las clases… read more »

Vineyards near Barcelona to Visit this Autumn

by alison.chou on Monday, September 19, 2016

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Viñedos cerca de Barcelona para visitar este otoño

by Diego on Sunday, September 18, 2016

Disfruta del mejor otoño en Barcelona: los viñedos más extraordinarios, vinos exquisitos y paisajes que te dejarán sin habla por toda Cataluña. Es octubre, lo que significa que el otoño ya ha llegado. ¿Y quién no adora esta bella y refrescante estación? El sofocante calor del otoño finalmente se desvanece y es reemplazado por una fresca brisa que nos invita a ponernos nuestros jerséis y bufandas favoritos. ¡Atrás quedan los días de sudor y duchas de agua fría! Se han ido con las luchas contra el aire acondicionado (¡tanto porque se haya roto como porque haya hecho subir la factura de la electricidad!)… read more »

Masculine or feminine? Nope. They're two different words!

by alison.chou on Monday, September 12, 2016

One of the most curious phenomena of the Spanish language – and one that causes plenty of headaches for its students – is that our words have genders. As we know, masculine words tend to end in –o , and feminine words in –a (although there are plenty of exceptions to this rule!). Many times, the masculine or feminine character of a word is reflected by the actual gender of the person or animal; they are words that are within the same semantic category. For example chico vs. chica (boy vs. girl), toro vs. vaca (bull vs. cow) or caballo vs. yegua ( horse vs. mare) .  However, there is another phenomenon regarding the variation of gender between words that isn't related to the masculine or feminine quality of the object. In fact, in changing the gender of the word, it actually takes on a completely different meaning.   We'll give you some examples:… read more »

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