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5 best schools to learn Spanish

by Vanessa Johnson on Thursday, May 24, 2018

Ready to take your Spanish to the next level? Even if you’ve already studied at a Spanish language school, studying in a Spanish-speaking country will expand your mind in ways you never thought possible, plus you’ll get to travel and experience a new culture while you build your résumé. … read more »

Why learn Spanish

by Steven Rodríguez on Thursday, May 17, 2018

Did you ever take a Spanish class in high school but never really felt you could use it in real-life situations? Studying Spanish abroad will put what you learned in class to the test. Immersing yourself in a language allows you to dive into a different culture and learn Spanish faster than in a classroom. Living abroad you will hear, read, write and speak Spanish constantly. Did you know Spanish opens the door for you to communicate with 1/3 of a billion speakers worldwide! Here are the top reasons why you should learn Spanish abroad:… read more »

5 tips to learn Spanish

by Vanessa Johnson on Wednesday, April 25, 2018

Have you ever wondered what is the best way to learn Spanish? Does it seem like no matter how much you study, the information just doesn’t stick? Maybe it’s time to try something new and jump-start your learning experience. Here are five tips on how to learn Spanish and actually remember what you’ve learned… read more »

7 best destinations to learn Spanish

by Steven Rodríguez on Monday, April 16, 2018

Thinking about going abroad to learn Spanish but don't know where to go? Look no further and let us help you find the best destination! Spanish is spoken in many different countries and each one has a different appeal for visitors: whether it's history, nature, or culture you're interested in, you will find your perfect match. Let's explore together different destinations where learning and practicing your Spanish won't be a problem. Here are 7 best destinations to learn Spanish.   … read more »

España es diferente

by Sara Petruzzo on Wednesday, April 11, 2018

Todo el mundo sabe que la vida y las costumbres cambian mucho en cada ciudad o en cada país. Suele pasar que, lo que uno ve como normal en su casa, en el extranjero sea totalmente impensable. Por eso, hoy vamos a dar una vuelta por las costumbres más típicas de España para que no te pillen por sorpresa… read more »

Spain is different

by Sara Petruzzo on Wednesday, April 11, 2018

Everyone knows that life and customs change a lot in each city or in each country. It is common to think what is normal at home can be abnormal to someone else. To truly learn about a new culture, you should shed any prior bias or judgments you might have. Today we are going to take a walk by the most typical customs of Spain so that you do not get caught by surprise… read more »

¡Valencia está ardiendo!

by Sara on Wednesday, March 07, 2018

Ya están aquí, ya han empezado, toda España mira a la costa, ¡Valencia entera está en fallas!… read more »

Valencia’s burning!

by Trad by Mark on Tuesday, March 06, 2018

They’re here, they’ve already started, and as all of Spain looks to the coast, Valencia is fully in the throes of its famous and enthralling festivities- the Fallas!… read more »

Mercado de la Lonja del Barranco, much more than a market.

by Trad by Mark on Monday, February 26, 2018

Today we decided to go for a "mercantile" trip around the city of Seville. We are going to visit one of the most important markets in the city and tell you all the secrets, so when you visit Seville you know where to go… read more »

All about Spanish Names, Nicknames and Last Names

by Becca on Friday, February 16, 2018

One of the "tricky" questions related to Spanish culture is about Spanish names; along with all of the history and tradition involved in Spanish name culture. Imagine you’ve just arrived in Spain; now, imagine you’re introduced to someone named "Pepe García Paredes." You might think his name, based on the order it comes in, is: first name, Pepe; middle name, García; last name, Paredes. But after a week or so in Spain, you will have discovered that García is not his middle name at all, but rather part of his last name. Then you might think, "ok, his name is Pepe and his last name is García-Paredes," (one of those curious hyphenated last names). But no, after another week or so you realize that they are actually two different last names: one is García and the other, Paredes. And then, to complicate things even further, after another week in Spain, you realize that his given name is actually not Pepe, but rather José… read more »

En torno a los nombres, apodos y apellidos españoles

by Diego on Thursday, February 15, 2018

Una de las cuestiones “peliagudas” en torno a la cultura española es la de los nombres y todo lo que ello conlleva. Bien… si te presentan a un tal “Pepe García Paredes” te haces la composición de lugar: su primer nombre es Pepe, el segundo García y su apellido es Paredes. Sin embargo, tras una semana descubres que García no es un segundo nombre sino un apellido. Bien, piensas que se llama Pepe y su apellido es García-Paredes (uno de esos curiosos apellidos compuestos). Pues no, pasa otra semana y te das cuenta de que los suyos son dos apellidos diferenciados: por un lado García y por otro Paredes. Para colmo, tras otra semana más te das cuenta de que su nombre no es Pepe sino José… read more »

La Navidad en Latinoamérica

by Diego on Tuesday, December 05, 2017

Si la Navidad es mágica en todos los hogares, en los de Latinoamérica lo es aún más. Se unen tradiciones antiquísimas con otras llevadas por los españoles, se puede dar el caso de que la Navidad se celebre a pleno sol. En Latinoamérica hay una Navidad fascinante, curiosísima y con mucho color. ¿Os gustaría conocer algunos de sus aspectos?… read more »

Christmas in Latin America

by Trad by Mark on Tuesday, December 05, 2017

Christmas is magical in every home, and in Latin America even more so. Here, o ld traditions are united with more brought from Spain, all often celebrated by the warming light of a summer’s sun . All of this makes for a fascinating, curious and very colorful celebration. Would you like to know more?… read more »

Halloween también habla español

by Diego on Monday, October 30, 2017

Halloween se acerca y una pequeña polémica se reaviva: ¿hemos traicionado los países hispanohablantes a nuestras raíces convirtiendo en algo superficial algo tan profundo como el día de difuntos? … read more »

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