Discovering a new country is always a fascinating adventure, especially if that country is Spain! It is one of the most exotic places on Earth. It is inevitable, however, that there will be embarrassing situations as a consequence of culture shock and the difference between manners in Spain and in the rest of the world. The customs aren’t that different to those in other European countries, in parts of Asia and of America but there are subtle and crucial variations.
You’ve heard about the benefits of a summer camp but you’re not sure whether or not to send your children to one? Waterloo University, the American Camp Association and other organisations have demonstrated the positive impact that a summer camp experience can have and this is showing as more and more young people are deciding to embark on the adventure. Keep on reading if you want to find out more about the studies proving the advantages of a summer camp!
There aren’t many zoos in Europe that can compare to Terra Natura in Benidorm. It is a natural paradise – the habitat of hundreds of exotic species. Thanks to its collection of animals, the fantastic shows that the staff put on with the wildlife and its beautiful scenery and architecture, the zoo is an unmissable day out for anyone who is visiting Benidorm and the Costa Blanca. Read on to see what Terra Natura has to offer.
Believe it or not, one of the most recommended methods for learning the language of Cervantes and Lorca is to do an intensive Spanish course in Spain. The premise is simple – why have lessons for months if you can learn the same amount in a much shorter space of time? In fact, more and more young students are listening to this premise and beginning to choose an intensive course when learning a new language rather than the more traditional style. Intensive courses are in and traditional courses are out, read on to find out more about the change in the trends!
Thrills, adventure, conveying values and endless fun are all key ingredients of summer camps. After school is out for the year, a summer camp is one of the most popular things to do for young people in their holidays. Countless books set in summer camps have created an idyllic image of summer camp settings; however, only a few of such camps truly understand the sort of summer camp activities that young people can revel in.
Spain boasts one of the oldest, richest and most varied cultures in the world, with an incredible heritage that has influenced entire continents. The country of legends such as Miguel de Cervantes, Gaudi or Pablo Picasso, it is a destination that attracts millions of tourists year after year from all four corners of the world. There are so many unusual facts to know about this wonderful country, like the origin of the name of the country, the delicious ingredients of Spanish culinary specialities, the existence of countless natural treasures and the country’s contribution to international art.
With the arrival of summer, many young people start thinking about how they can spend their holidays and whether they can do something productive during their weeks off from school. There are many better ways to enjoy and make the most of your holiday than staying at home and watching the TV and the novelty of that would wear off after a few weeks of Bargain Hunt anyway. As you read on, you will see that there are loads of ways to enjoy your time off whilst spending it productively.
Did you know that immersing yourself in a country is one of the most efficient ways of learning a language? As many investigations have demonstrated, studying a language in the country where the language is spoken is brilliant for improving your vocabulary, honing your accent and for learning commonly used phrases and expressions. This is also the case for Spanish – it is a great idea to live in the country and to fully immerse yourself in the language. But what is the best way of going about immersing yourself?
Do you want to study Spanish in Spain in its natural habitat? There are many young people who have a burning desire to do such a thing. Despite that, surprisingly, only a few people actually know the benefits of this academic adventure.
Do you want to learn conversational Spanish, but you’re not sure where to start? There are thousands of ways of perfecting your Spanish skills without burying your head in textbooks and Spanish literature. And as is the same with any other language, with English, with French or with German, lessons at school alone cannot propel you to a level of complete fluency – even though it gives you solid foundations to cope in the real world and to build on, learning the Spanish that is spoken in the country is very different.