210, 2022

Guided Art Visit in Spanish: “Latin American Artists at Tate Modern”

By |October 2nd, 2022|Categories: Blog|

Last Saturday we spent a lovely afternoon at Tate Modern with some of our students, discovering the artwork of possibly the most significant contemporary Latin American artists of the last few decades. We were touched by some incredibly poignant works by Mexican artist Teresa Margolles, Colombian Doris Salcedo, and Colombian writer and artist Juan Manuel Echavarria. It was amusing to discover Marta Minujin's playful work, and how she changed the Argentinian art scene of the [...]

1306, 2022

Learning outside the classroom

By |June 13th, 2022|Categories: Blog|

This week we have had the privilege to lead Spanish students from the prestigious Godolphin & Latymer school on a guided art visit in Spanish to the National Gallery. It was a fulfilling visit in which the Year 8 students impressed the guide with their motivation, drive to learn, and their observations of visual symbols in the works. The focus of the tour were the works of the Spanish painter [...]

308, 2021

Finding your dream job as a Spanish speaker

By |August 3rd, 2021|Categories: Blog|

Every person tries to put much effort into education and different training, workshop so that they can find their dream job opportunity. Sometimes language barrier plays a huge role in this job search process. However, people mostly take advantage of their language skills. Do you want to become one of them? If the answer is yes, you are reading the right post. Be ready to read about the tips of [...]

2306, 2021

La Noche de San Juan

By |June 23rd, 2021|Categories: Blog|Tags: , |

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 [...]

2010, 2020

Bring your Amigos!

By |October 20th, 2020|Categories: Blog|Tags: , , |

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 [...]

2108, 2020

Back to the classrooms!

By |August 21st, 2020|Categories: Blog|Tags: , , , |

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 [...]

2705, 2020

Spanish for Sailors

By |May 27th, 2020|Categories: Blog|Tags: , , |

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 [...]

2104, 2020

Spanish Literature Workshop: “Mujeres de la Literatura. Cuando escribir es un acto de resistencia”

By |April 21st, 2020|Categories: Blog, Social activity|Tags: , , , |

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 [...]

1604, 2020

Spanish Conversation Evenings on Zoom

By |April 16th, 2020|Categories: Blog|Tags: , , , , |

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 [...]

711, 2019

Learn Spanish like a child

By |November 7th, 2019|Categories: Blog|Tags: , , , , |

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 [...]

2810, 2019

Spanish Literature Workshop

By |October 28th, 2019|Categories: Blog, Social activity|Tags: , , |

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 [...]

1810, 2019

How to retain new vocabulary?

By |October 18th, 2019|Categories: Blog|Tags: , , |

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. [...]

1210, 2019

Flash Fiction Writing Workshop in Spanish

By |October 12th, 2019|Categories: Blog|Tags: , |

Last weekend the first Spanish Book Fair took place in London. A variety of Spanish and Latin American exhibitors, from magazines to bookshop stands, settled in the crypt of St Peters church. They did not arrive alone: a rich programme of talks, workshops, discussions with the authors, poetry open mic and storytelling unfolded nonstop during the two days of the fair. The response from the public could not have been [...]

310, 2019

Learning Spanish at the theatre!

By |October 3rd, 2019|Categories: Blog|Tags: , , |

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 [...]

2706, 2019

Paella Masterclass

By |June 27th, 2019|Categories: Blog|

"If you see a fluorescent yellow-rice paella, with the vegetables perfectly displayed in symmetrical order, run away. If it's offered in a menu together with a big jug of sangria, keep on running". Our Paella Masterclass chef is on a mission to make us experts, distinguishing between the tourist-trap, frozen paella and the real home-made paella. He continues by making us observe and feel the authentic Valencian "bomba" [...]

2706, 2019

Chatting with Matteo

By |June 27th, 2019|Categories: Blog|

Saludos! Hi my name is Matt, o ahora, Matteo. I did a 20 month journey on land across South America. Starting with a one-way ticket to Brazil I made my slow zag-zagging way to Colombia, then a flew up to Mexico. From hitting major landmarks and traveller cliches toward personal experience that changes ones 'self'. The generosity of all interactions seemed to multiple as time went on from the locals [...]

2706, 2019

History of Art Workshop: “Sorolla, Spanish Master of Light”

By |June 27th, 2019|Categories: Blog|

On the occasion of the National Gallery’s exhibition on Spanish Impressionist painter Sorolla, we organised a workshop to explore the work of the so called “Spanish Master of Light”. As always, our lovely Victoria filled a grey and overcast Saturday afternoon with brightness and warmth. Through the paintings of Sorolla, we were transported from dark London to the sunny beaches of Valencia. On the occasion of [...]

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