Drew Rogers


Visit to Amsterdam: discovering a high level of English spoken by Dutch citizens

We recently travelled to Amsterdam for a short weekend trip, enjoying the beautiful sites such as the canals and picturesque streets. No matter what time of the year you visit Amsterdam you’ll always find great people, food and drink. During our stay, there was one thing that really stood out and something that always comes to mind. The Dutch speak

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Thomas Cook Collapse | The Impact On The Travel and Leisure Industry

Thomas Cook was the world’s oldest travel company with around 22,000 staff worldwide, completing 178 years of business. With around 19 million customers a year and £9bn annual sales, Thomas Cook was successfully operating in 16 countries.  However, in recent years the company have openly declared financial difficulties months before their announcement. In September 2019, the global company announced bankruptcy. 

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2019 GCSE and A level results are in!

Congratulations to our hardworking students on their recent results. 2018 was a successful year for us and 2019 was even better!  All GCSE grades received have been 6 upwards, including 9’s (equivalent to A*-B). Our A level students achieved 100% A*-A grades, which is even better than last year’s results of 100% A*-B grades! What a fantastic achievement! Well done

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A week in Cataluña | Gerona, Àger and Tarragona

Part 1: Gerona Gathering popularity because of the filming location for Game of Thrones (and home to El Celler De Can Roca voted ‘The best restaurant in the world’), we visited the stunning cathedral, walked along the bridges with the colourful houses, couldn’t get enough of the local eateries, stumbled upon the Festival of Flowers, climbed up the Torre to

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Booking a language study trip abroad

Choosing to study abroad can be a daunting yet exciting prospect for many students. In this article, we look into more detail about the benefits of learning a new language whilst spending time in the country where the language is being spoken. The programmes are varied so that they’re flexible and tailored to your learning requirements. By selecting a study

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Infographic | Spanish Holiday Homeowners

In this infographic, we provide facts and statistics on our students who have holiday homes abroad, the most popular areas to purchase and the main reasons why they want to learn Spanish with us. We also share the most challenging aspects of learning Spanish for these students, such as the level they started studying Spanish at, to getting used to

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The effects of Brexit for expats and students

On Thursday 23rd June 2016, the UK voted to leave the European Union. Almost three years have gone by and the future is still unclear for students and expats. Expats According to Eurostat statistics, approximately 3.6 million citizens from 27 EU countries live in the UK, whilst around 850,000 British citizens live elsewhere in the EU. The UK government and

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Vlog: How long does it take to learn a foreign language?

Watch our 1-minute video from founder Drew and discover how long it could take you to become fluent in a foreign language. Drew talks about the different variables that determine how quickly you can learn a new foreign language. By dedicating just one hour a day to language learning, you’ll gain a basic grounding of your pronunciation skills, everyday vocabulary,

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Business Student Spotlight – Nicola (Google)

We would like to give a warm welcome to Nicola, one of our Business Skype students working for Google! She’s currently focusing on conversational and general Spanish and will progress onto Business Spanish. Nicola’s boyfriend is from Buenos Aires in Argentina and he has a lot of Argentinian friends. Her aim is to be able to communicate with them more confidently. She’s currently focusing on

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Case study – Rastreator

Rastreator is Spain‘s biggest price comparison website and a subsidiary of Admiral, one of our FTSE 100 clients. Here at The Spanish Academy, we teach them online from various locations including Cardiff, Madrid, Seville and Mexico City. “Drew teaches me Business English and she has amazing patience! Thanks to [her] good level of Spanish [she] teaches me all kinds of expressions. For the first time I want to

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