Learning “the right Spanish” for business

Some students have said to me that “business Spanish” is a bit of a misleading concept in some ways, because it suggests something much more difficult than “normal” Spanish. Is the language of business that complicated? Not really! Ok, there may be some sector-specific vocabulary which you may not hear daily, and which requires more […]

Why Spanish pronunciation matters

I’d like to spend a bit of time talking about Spanish pronunciation, which is something I focus on in lessons. Developing an understanding of Spanish pronunciation, and practising it regularly is, to me, just as important a part of learning the language as grammar and vocabulary. And yet pronunciation is sometimes seen as an area […]

Tips to ace an interview in English – part one

Interviews are always scary, but even more so when you have to speak in a language which is not your mother tongue. So, as a non-native English speaker, how can you succeed in an interview and prevent the nerves from taking over? Firstly, and most importantly, you have to prepare. You won’t know exactly what […]