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 [...]
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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 [...]
Discover Spain's hidden gem of a wine region "Ribera del Duero", with its amazing wineries, castles and historical towns. Join us for a fun and Spanish-language immersive school trip from 24th to 26th April 2020. This is an off the beaten track destination, and a difficult one to reach on one's own! The price (£360) includes (see leaflet above): transport to and from Madrid, accommodation in a 4* hotel or boutique hostel, guided visit in Valladolid, visit to the Museum of Wine, visit to Protos winery with wine tasting, visit to the Castillo the Peñafiel, transport to medieval village Urueña, transport [...]
Discover the 20th-century Spanish masters at the Tate Modern: Picasso, Dali and Miro. In this guided art visit in Spanish, we will explore the avant-gardes of the 20th century, especially Cubism and Surrealism and we will learn about the main Spanish artists who stood out in each tendency. Find out about Picasso's, Dali's and Miro's artistic careers; uncover the hidden meaning of cryptic works of art; dissect the characteristics of the most famous art movements of the 20th century; and explore how these trends were influenced by their historical context and how they in turn influenced future generations. This is a [...]
Let's celebrate Christmas together, students and teachers of Spanish House London. And this time we will do it the Spanish way, in an informal setting with free tapas! The location couldn’t be more genuine: the Spanish bar “La Rueda” (on 66 Clapham High St, SW4 7UL) will offer us a free tapa with any wine, beer, or glass of sangria, on Thursday 12th December from 6.30pm to 11pm. Just pop by at anytime that suits you! You will find us by the bar, celebrating in the most authentic Spanish way. Mingle with your teachers and fellow students before the end of [...]
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 [...]
Latin American action thriller Monos (O.V. Spanish with English subtitles) has been one of the highlights of 2019 BFI London Film Festival. A group of eight heavily-armed child-soldiers are left entirely alone in a deserted lime mine, high up in the mountains, to guard a hostage. Set against a stunningly beautiful but dangerous landscape, Alejandro Landes’ awe-inspiring film is a breathtakingly epic vision that will leave you both mesmerised and utterly gripped. Do you want to watch it with us? Join us on Friday 1st November at 6.30pm at BFI Southbank (South Bank Centre), followed by drinks in a nearby pub. You must let [...]
Last night we started our new series of workshops focused on learning Spanish through Literature. What a true delight it is to discover the best Literature in Spanish, whilst enjoying a glass of wine in a cosy classroom, while it’s cold and rainy outside! The opening workshop was dedicated to two masters of the 20th century Spanish Literature: Antonio Machado and Federico Garcia Lorca. We started by learning about the historical context of early 20th century Spain, and how it forged their personalities and subjects. Then we worked with a short dialogue from Lorca’s theatre piece “La Casa de Bernarda Alba”, [...]