My English Experience – Maria Munoz

I’ve been studying English since I was three. I  started when I was in school, and I really liked it. I have always had really good marks in this language and the part that I really like is vocabulary, because I learn a lot of things about different topics, but I’m not so good at…

My English Experience – Rocio Lorite

Learning English has always been a big challenge to face. I’ve been studying English my whole life. I took my first lesson with my younger sister. I attended those lessons during my childhood and also when I moved to Madrid while studying my degree. It was, obviously, very useful to establish a solid grammar support,…

My English Experience – Sara Zahonero

Since I was three I have been going to extra English classes. I always liked those classes, they weren’t as strict as school, and we did lots of things like playing games and listening to songs. School classes weren’t boring to me, but it’s true that they were the type of classes where you do…

Sorry, I don’t speak English…

Learning a language is a very hard task. Everyone who has tried to speak a second language knows that. I have been studying English since I was six years old, and after twenty two years, I still can’t speak fluently. Obviously, there are different stages in the process. The beginning can be very boring due…

My English Experience – Mar Melgarejo

The truth is that I cannot remember when I started to learn English. My parents signed me up to an academy when I was a kid. In fact, I didn’t even know how to read or write, but I could identify colours and count in English. Since then, my love for this language has increased,…

Spanish Bureaucracy – A Pain in the Arse

Queues, queues, forms, applications, frustrations, and after all that, probably more queues. This is what awaits anyone who wishes to emigrate to Spain for any longer than a few months. Be it obtaining your NIE, your abono (public transport card), or opening a bank account, it is highly likely that you will run into a…

Pronunciation Problems

A common complaint from native Spanish people in their attempts to learn English is the various difficulties that come up when trying to pronounce certain words correctly.

Cambridge Exam Workshop 30th January

Here at The English Academy we are prepared to help our students to go the extra mile. We appreciate that for a lot of people, learning English is not only a hobby or pastime, but a compulsory part of a career plan or university studies.

Gutted – Slang of the Week

Our slang expression this week centres on a negative emotion that indicates you are distinctly unhappy about a situation or the actions of a person. If you were to say you were “gutted”, it means that you are really devastated about something. Examples: “I’m really gutted about losing my phone, I spent so much money…

Damp Squib – Expression of the Week

Therefore, if something is referred to as a damp squib, it signifies that it is a disappointment or a let down in comparison with the expectation that it had.

The Perfect Cuppa´

Having moved to Spain little over a year ago, one of the largest cultural differences that I have encountered is the Spanish reliance on coffee, in order to perform daily tasks. But almost as soon as I asked the question of why it is so different from the likes of the UK and Ireland, I…