How to speak Spanish, Study Spanish?? No way!

Learning a language must be useful for your everyday life. Also learning Spanish in Seville. Any method is good if it fulfills your needs, and it has to be directed always on your behalf. That’s why we think that personal language training will be your best option when you are approaching a culture and its language. Your learning must be directed to your necessities and your language output developed in real context. The city of Seville offers one of the best frames for your success in this task. Associating your learning with your Spanish life’s experience will make easier both to achieve and acquire the target language.

Your learning will be monitorized by a professor with wide experience on teaching both English and Spanish. The advantages of being with this tutor are that he will be aware of your shortcomings, obstacles and advantages in your learning process. He will also be ready to modify contents being always able to adapt them to your learning rhythm at any moment. The adaptability of this methodology will offer you the following incentives:

1)      Increased motivation.

2)      Best concentration on learning due to the individual method.

3)      Personal needs covered as your will.

4)      No distraction directed towards other people learning rhythms.

5)      Opportunity of specializing the use of the target language to student’s professional interests.

6)      Developing learning through student’s best skills or abilities to get their best results.

7)      Absence of fear toward making mistakes during his/her language output in front of other learners.

8)      Reducing time between learning and assimilation of grammar and uses.

9)      Having the opportunity of using the concepts achieved during classes in truly real contexts in everyday Spanish life.

New technologies can be used in class and your learning is going to […]

Christopher Columbus paths. Outdoor Spanish culture learning

Everything happens for a reason and when you are in the pursuit of something, the best things can happen on your way to achieve your goals. At least, this always happens to me when learning or researching about something. A teacher must be a natural born learner and, in fact I learn a lot from my students.

This time we went to follow Christopher Columbus departing paths and did some sailing by the shores which witnessed his departure with the 3 caravels around the wharf from which he and his crew departed blessed and sponsored by the Catholic Kings Ferdinand and Isabella.

On the way to the marina we crossed San Juan del Puerto, Moguer (Juan Ramón Jiménez town of origin) and Palos de la Frontera. All these towns live of Strawberry farming and fishing.

We had a very relaxing morning in which we sailed just with the Genova due to the powerful wind we faced, But our captain is an experienced one which has already crossed the Atlantic and been sailing most of his life. So our paseo was smooth and comfortable.

Off our little ocean session, from where we had a different perspective of Spain’s shores, left Raul and went to eat lunch at Nino’s Tavern. A famous and almost always crowded restaurant where you can enjoy the best products of Huelva Province, the nicest pork grilled meats and amazing seafood. We ate a lot and we were in the need of a coffee, but we decided to take it at the Three Caravels wharf in Palos de la Frontera.

There is a museum where the replicas of the first expeditions boats: La Pinta, la Niña and La Santa María. We went through the wharf and the […]

Por |marzo 25th, 2014|culture, Spanish gastronomy, Speaking|0 comentarios

How to speak Spanish fluently

Most students of Spanish are really concerned about how to speak Spanish fluently. Actually, it is not only a problem of students of Spanish but also of many other languages. Well, part of my research and professional activity deals with the acquisition of the Spanish language in context so I’m going to drop my opinión through this post.

All of us know foreign people living in our country. People with which we interact everyday and we don’t stop to think how did they get to speak so fluently? They just learned the rythm of the language, they might have some accent, yes, but they got the rythm.  Intonation becomes very important in our oral practice and we need to imitate what we hear in terms of rythm and intonation, eventhough accent and pronounciation are important, they are not as important as intonation.

The way is just getting in tune with the language’s culture and learn it through imitation, there is not secret formula for this. When in Rome,do as Romans do. Let the language get into you with activities in which you use it, which means, not focusing in the language ( as it is just an instrument) but on what you can do with it. Read aloud, read dialogues and perform them, record your voice and compare it with what you have heard and imitated, work with music if you like it. As Max Heindel said: Music is the soul of Language. It will take you to fully understand what it is said with all connotations and interpretations any sentence can undertake.

As I always say, therea are many methods but you just have to pick the best one for you. The one that works better and […]

Por |octubre 30th, 2013|Speaking|0 comentarios