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Manual Transcription – Can it be Replaced by Transcription Apps?

Recently, The Spanish Academy carried out video transcribing of a live panel event in Madrid for The Economist. Following completion of the work, we began thinking about apps and whether they can replace manual transcription work – after all, we have an app for almost everything these days. We need apps, there is no denying it Every smart device that

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What happened to Spain in the 2018 Russia World Cup?

The world cup stage was set and Spain were touted to be one of the favourites to take the famous trophy home again. They have a team filled with superstars but sometimes, even the best quality does not always guarantee success and that was proven in the end. Spain were eliminated from the World Cup for a number of reasons.

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Why are French teachers helping with the shortage of Spanish teachers in school?

There’s no denying the fact that the number of full-time teachers is falling and this is backed up by studies and research. There are many reasons as to why this is happening such as workload and pay but Modern Languages is one of the areas being affected. Spanish in particular is one language that’s affected as there aren’t enough qualified

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6 popular Hispanic series to watch

The way in which we learn languages has changed and with a lot of Spanish tuition being carried out beyond the classroom, it is no surprise that people are now turning to Hispanic TV shows to enhance their Spanish conversation and grasp of the language as an additional learning tool. TV shows are now more accessible than ever before so

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6 ways to overcome lack of motivation in language learning

Learning a new language such as Spanish is an exciting prospect but you might find that you lack the motivation that you once had but don’t worry, that is usual. This lack of focus or drive is common, so how can you keep yourself motivated when taking part in Spanish classes or Spanish lessons? Change your attitude When learning Spanish,

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Former students living the Spanish dream (Part 2)

This month’s blogs come from Málaga in Andalusia, where we’re catching up with different students we used to teach who are now happily settled in their new homes and communities. Next up is Tim and his son Jack, who moved out here along with mum Julie, all from Cardiff. We used to teach them 10 years ago (10 years!) and

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Former students living the Spanish dream (Part 1)

This month’s blogs come from Málaga in Andalusia, where we’re catching up with different students we used to teach who are now happily settled in their new homes and communities. First up is Grantley and his son Louie, who used to learn Spanish in our Cardiff centre 4 years ago. I meet them for tapas and a drink in San

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Skype calling!

Skype Classes – What are the benefits? Learning a new language is no longer about sitting in a classroom because the world has changed. Access to languages and Spanish in particular has been enhanced through the implementation of Skype as part of the tuition experience. The majority of people have access to the internet whereas not that many people have

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New Year, New Start? Finding work in Spain

There is a lot to love about Spain. There is the year round sunshine, the stunning coastal areas with glorious beaches and the beautiful cities with unmistakable art and architecture. It is little wonder that more and more people are looking for a change of life by moving to Spain, which does require them to find work that suits them.

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How will Brexit affect the British moving to Spain? 

Many people choose to move to Spain to take advantage of the laid-back lifestyle, the great weather and the culture but has the Brexit vote resulted in a rise in concerns for individuals who were thinking about moving to Spain? Following the Brexit vote, those who were thinking of moving to Spain have a concern about how much time they

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