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Why Study Spanish in Buenos Aires with Mente Argentina – Susan, Canada | Mente Argentina Blog

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Susan from Canada joined us in 2019 or our University Spanish Program. Here is her story… 15 years ago I made the decision to go back to university (I was 33 years old) to complete my Education degree.  I was ready to learn all I could about global economic, political and social issues.  I also loved hearing about history, languages and cultures, so I majored in Social Studies and chose Spanish as a minor.  I fell in love with the Spanish language and worked hard in my classes.  By the time I enrolled in a 300 level Spanish course however, […]

Choosing where to learn Spanish in Spain – Bond & Thomas

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Deciding on Salamanca, two hours west of Madrid and 50 miles from Portugal Both Sean and I studied Spanish for several years, but we still don’t feel quite adequate when it comes to holding conversations or listening to native speakers chat at their normal pace. Since we knew we’d be back in Europe this autumn, we agreed that living in Spain for a month would do wonders for our ability to focus on improving our language comprehension and speaking ability. Why did we choose Salamanca? Once we decided to spend the month of November in Spain to improve our Spanish, […]

7 Best Apps to Learn Spanish in 2021

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Learning a new language takes a lot of time and effort. Luckily, smartphones come in handy and make the process a lot faster and less stressful. Whether you’re heading to work or waiting for your friend in the cafe, is a useful way to enhance your skills quickly and efficiently. Interested in learning Spanish? The good news is that there are a lot of tools and apps you can try. From language apps to and to educational platforms like Preply where you can and get real-world experience with a Spanish language speaking tutor — there are tons of learning resources […]

3 reasons to learn Spanish before the Camino – Spanish for the Camino

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2. Respect & connection Making an effort to use the local language shows respect for your host country. And Spanish people are generally pleased if you have a go at Spanish. Give it a try and you’ll experience a warmer welcome. Even basic greetings such as hola (hello), buenos días (good morning) or buenas tardes (good evening) can open doors that would remain otherwise closed. Polite words like gracias (thank you) and por favor (please) will go a long way too. In Spain, people acknowledge each other with hola or the greeting of the time of day.  Even relative strangers. […]

You Don’t Need to Study Grammar to Learn Spanish

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During the greater part of their formal education, people study foreign languages, and they do it by using textbooks, complicated grammatical structures, endless lists of vocabulary and difficult exams. However, in the majority of cases, they confuse grammatical structures, forget the vocabulary in short order and in the end, are incapable of communicating. Does this sound familiar to you? Has it happened to you? Do you know why it happens? In this article, we will tell you why you don’t have to study Spanish grammar to speak like a native. “Do I have to study Spanish grammar?” When we focus […]

Why is it Important to Learn Spanish?

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I would like to begin with a quote from Brian Tracy —one of the leading world authorities on the subject of personal improvement and sales—, from his seminar “Doubling your productivity. How to manage your time and organize your life,” in which he speaks of the importance of learning Spanish in the present-day world: Adapt to the future and invest in yourself In his book “The Start-up of You,” Reid Hoffman, founder of the social network LinkedIn, tells a story that is the best example of what can happen if we do not acquire new knowledge and tools for our […]

10 Best Online Spanish Classes of 2021 [Learn Spanish Faster!]

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If you’re dreaming of achieving fluency in a second language, Spanish is a wonderful choice. Its sounds are a pleasure to hear, it’s in the world, and it’s to pick up!  For many people, online courses are now a better option than traditional language schools for their convenience, flexibility and price. Here are our picks for the best courses for studying Spanish online. Hopefully, you can find a course suitable for your needs and be able to get started as soon as possible, without having to trawl through the research yourself. For extra motivation, we’ve also got five reasons you […]

Verstappen: “I don’t speak Spanish, but he can learn Dutch”

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It was announced this week that INEOS is taking over a third of the shares of the Mercedes Formula 1 team. This… The big news this week is of course the confirmation that Sergio Perez will be the team mate of Max Verstappen… For the second year in a row Max Verstappen will receive a trophy at the annual gala of the FIA in Monaco. Due… When you think of Kimi Raikkonen at the FIA gala, you soon see the images of two years ago, when the Finn had looked… Normally the prize for best debutant at the FIA gala […]

6 Most Popular Telenovelas to Help You Learn Spanish On Your Own – Justlearn

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Learning languages with entertaining TV shows or movies on Netflix is one of the modern possibilities everyone should use. When it comes to learning Spanish, there is one particular benefit that only Spanish students have.  It’s called Telenovelas. For some of you, it can be quite strange to learn Spanish with telenovelas, but it’s actually quite effective. Telenovelas are Latin American shows. They are Spanish soap operas with a definitive melodramatic story involving high drama, betrayal, unexpected pregnancies, siblings separated at birth, people seeking revenge, etc. Whether you love to be involved in such drama or you would rather avoid […]

Why Study Spanish In Spain Instead Of…? – Abroad Dreams

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Want to study Spanish? Well, so do we. And, since we decided to go to a Spanish immersion school in Spain, you wouldn’t believe how many questions we received about it! (Here’s a hint: LOTS!) These questions came from both friends and readers of our blogs and were quite varied but, the most common question was, by far: Why Study Spanish In Spain and not somewhere else in Latin America? This is a valid question, since, after all, there are 21 Spanish-speaking countries in the world. So, why did we choose Spain? Our answer is two-fold: I’ll tackle each of […]