Some days ago an article, in the Spanish newspaper El País, was published about the Spanish teacher. I liked the way our career was viewed, especially as they made it clear that “it was not enough to be a native speaker to teach classes but training and experience was necessary.”
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Do you consider yourself a film buff? Are you one of those people that have been addicted to T.V series for a while? If you have said yes to one of these questions, or even a resounding yes to both, then read on. We will have a look at the most important shooting locations in the Spanish capital for both films and series. I will give the precise coordinates so while you are enrolled in one of our Spanish courses at International House, you can plan your theme route.
Have you heard of the Spanish expression “por la cara”? If you haven’t yet,
I’m sure you’ll hear it after the Christmas season. After the “derroche”of
December, you need to “apretarse el cinturón” and spend less to “llegar a
fin de mes”. That’s why in this blog we’ll try to give you some ideas to
enjoy Madrid por la cara.
When we study a foreign language, we may do so for very different purposes which can be summarized for two reasons; work or pleasure.
Autumn is a good season to go for an enjoyable walk in the Casa de Campo, it is no longer very hot or dry as in summer. We can get to it in many ways: on foot, cycling, by metro or bus. The metro station Lago on line 10 is one of the better options.
Did you know that in Madrid there is a park dedicated to Berlin, where you can see part of the old Berlin Wall?
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In Spain when we talk about meteorology we use two words; the weather and the climate. The weather refers to the short- term changes in the atmosphere at any specific time, and the climate is referring to long-term changes in a specific place. If, for example we say “hace sol”, it’s sunny, we are talking about the weather. If we say, “In summer it’s hot in Spain”, we are talking about the climate. The weather is a common topic of conversation with a lot of expressions that help to express yourself and which are often amusing exaggerations.
A different way to get to know a city is from above. Some of the most iconic buildings and trendy hotels in Madrid have magnificent rooftop terraces to enjoy breath-taking views. We also have the opportunity to see the monuments and buildings from a different perspective as we enjoy a drink.
In Spain, the cinema is often referred to as the seventh art and you might be a film lover or not, but you could find yourself in one of these three situations. You may never have been to Madrid but you have seen a film which was set here. Or you might be in Madrid and you happen to see a film or T.V series being shot here. Or you may have once been in the city and you might be thrilled to recognize a street or plaza in the cinema shot in Madrid.
The supermarket shelves are packed with turrones (nougat made with almonds) and marzipans since mid-October which tells us that Christmas is around the corner. Another symptom was the early Christmas street lights lit on the 22nd of November. Walking into a shop and listening to Christmas carols, posters of season store offers, toy and perfume adverts are a clear signal of the arrival of Christmas.