Category: Adults

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Plateauing in language

As an adult, when you start out learning a new language you are full of enthusiasm. Quite how long that enthusiasm will last is going to depend on many factors, including your ability to...

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Gotta Catch ‘Em All!

Since when did adults become engrossed in games originally designed for children? This advert for the new Pokémon craze features just one child (sandwiched between two adults) and a whole host of hip thirty somethings....

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Your personality DOESN’T CHANGE when you speak a different language

Now here’s a guy who knows what it means to learn a language. Or rather, languages. 15 of them in fact. “It’s not that your personality changes when you speak a different language. It’s...

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Teaching Spanish through Song

Doesn’t that work well! Here are just some of the reasons why: Songs are great for language learning (you know how quickly you memorise song lyrics in English; the same applies in Spanish) The...

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The Most Dreaded Letter in Spanish – and English

The following article is from Paul, an English teacher who lives in Argentina. Paul writes on behalf of Language Trainers, a language tutoring service offering personalized course packages to individuals and groups. Check out...

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7 Ways to Turn Your Home into a Spanish-Immersion Oasis

We are delighted to welcome back Paul Mains to write for Speekee this week! An article Paul authored for us recently – A Guided Tour of Spanish Dialects Across the Globe – has been shared hundreds of times across...

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How to learn Spanish – Experts’ Tips

After many months of careful observation on Twitter (!) we picked out twelve experts on Spain and Spanish, asking them for their top tips on learning the language. Here’s what they told us… Lindsay...

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What makes a great Spanish tutor?

“The first thing Gareth has to do is try to learn the language,” said Jonathan Woodgate last year upon hearing that fellow footballer Gareth Bale had signed for Real Madrid, the legendary Spanish club...

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12 reasons why expats in Spain return “home”

1. No dream lifestyle “I think in all honesty that the dream bubble of living in the sun has burst for so many people. There is a big difference between sitting on a sunny...

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