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Spanish Lessons in Melbourne

Spanish is the official language of 22 countries and the third-most used language on the Internet, so it makes sense to learn it today. Although many may think this a difficult endeavour (Spanish and English don’t even belong to the same linguistic branch), acquiring the language is actually quite simple. When it comes to grammar, besides a couple of word order exceptions (adjective before noun in English and noun before adjective in Spanish), sentences in both languages use the same basic structure (subject-verb-object). Furthermore, English has hundreds of Spanish borrowings (do words like burrito, plaza or mosquito ring a bell?), making it easier for you to incorporate new vocabulary.

If this sounds interesting and you’d like to learn more, contact us at Listen & Learn today and our native-speaking tutors will begin planning lessons that are challenging, fun and engaging. They’ll even teach you handy tips to help you grasp the language faster than ever. For example, in English, you need to learn how to properly place the apostrophe for the genitive case. This isn’t the case in Spanish; to specify belonging in Spanish, they use the preposition “de” to connect the possession to its owner. So, “my mother’s jacket,” becomes “la chaqueta de mi mamá”, and so translates literally to “the jacket of my mother”.

And if you are looking for opportunities to put your Spanish into use, you’ll be happy to know you will find plenty of places to do so in Melbourne. With more than 5,000 people who speak Spanish in the city, you’ll always find language exchange groups to join, like the Melbourne Spanish Exchange Meetup.

Get in touch with Listen & Learn today and to start your dynamic, interactive Spanish lessons! Soon you’ll be able to use unique Spanish terms, like vergüenza ajena (feeling embarrassed for someone even if he/she doesn’t feel embarrassed him/herself), like a pro.

The type of courses we offer:

Face-to-Face 1-to-1 (Individual) General Spanish

These Spanish lessons are more general in nature and are targeted at students who have a whole range of different needs. While all beginners level students can expect to cover Survival Spanishrequired for short visits to a country where English may not be spoken and/or the intention is to make good contacts with the local populationstudents then generally progress in different directions depending on their needs. Typical students include those buying property overseas, spouses of overseas nationals, people about to set off on that long-awaited world trip, Spanish-culture enthusiasts and those who are keen to pass a particular Spanish examination. Enquire now about our Spanish Courses or Take A Free Spanish Level Test

Face-to-Face 1-to-1 (Individual) Business Spanish

These Spanish Lessons are intended for people who really need to learn Spanish to help make that difference in their work. For beginners, it will be useful to learn greetings and basic business etiquette; at higher levels, reading and then writing become more important. Typical students include those involved in import/export, international negotiations and acquisitions, jobseekers in multinational companies where an additional language is required, and those working with international colleagues, academia and government. Even in our most basic lesson for Beginners, students should expect to end the lesson with basic telephone Spanish and Spanish e-mail skills for communication as well as survival Spanish required for short visits to a country. Enquire now about our Spanish Courses or Take A Free Spanish Level Test

Face-to-Face Closed (Private) Group General or Business Spanish

Lessons in Spanish are also accessible for 2 or more studying in tandem (Two-to-One Spanish Lessons or Small Group In-Company Spanish Lessons). All those involved must have around the same experience of the language, similar needs for areas of proficiency, and must be able to work at the same time and place. Bookings must be made for all students at the same time. Listen & Learn does not advise classes of more than 6-8 people, although In-Company Taster Spanish sessions can be run with as many as 12 people. Enquire now about our Spanish Courses or Take A Free Spanish Level Test

Skype, Google Meet or Zoom Online 1-to-1 (Individual) General or Business Spanish

Our native speaker qualified Spanish language teachers can train you and your colleagues at your office or home at a time to suit you. Classes can be any day of the week (even weekends) in the morning, afternoon or evening. In certain circumstances, if your home or office is not available, you can take your classes at the trainer's office. Course books are provided. Enquire now about our Spanish Courses or Take A Free Spanish Level Test

Skype, Google Meet or Zoom Online Group (Closed or Open) General or Business Spanish

If there are two or more of you with the same level of Spanish, the same targets within the language and are able to study at the same time and location, then you'll be happy to know that these Spanish lessons can also be made available for Two-to-One Spanish Lessons or Small Group In-Company Spanish Lessons. Listen & Learn does not generally recommend classes of more than 6-8 people, though Taster lessons in Spanish can run with up to 12 people. Bookings must be made for all participants at the same time. Enquire now about our Spanish Courses or Take A Free Spanish Level Test

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El Patrón del Mal - Netflix Series

This engaging series about drug dealer Pablo Escobar will have you at the edge of your seat for hours: you’ll never be bored throughout its almost 80 episodes! Based on the true story of this Colombian drug lord, “El Patrón del Mal” depicts Pablo Escobar’s story, from his days as a petty thief until he became the head of a drug-trafficking empire. This polemic production shows all the atrocities committed by Escobar during his life. If you are looking to improve your listening skills and pick up the Colombian accent, this is the ideal show for you. Read more about the series here

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El Secreto de sus Ojos - Movie

The award-winning film “El Secreto de sus Ojos” will leave you speechless. This gripping Argentinian crime drama is a tale of obsession, vengeance and, ultimately, love. The movie depicts a judiciary employee, portrayed by the talented Ricardo Darin, as he investigates a case of rape and murder. If you are looking to improve your Spanish listening comprehension skills, pick up some slang and even learn some Argentinian hand gestures, then this is the movie for you. You can give it a try, even if you are just starting with your Listen & Learn course, and watch it with English subtitles. Read more about the movie here.

Vida Latin Summer Festival

This is a free annual event that celebrates Australia’s Latino heritage in different cities, such as Melbourne or Brisbane. You will find live music, tango, batucada, cumbia, samba and salsa performances, food stalls with dishes from Chile, Mexico, Argentina, Perú and Colombia, and workshops dictated in Spanish. Also, more than 20 DJs perform throughout the entire event. Why not attend and have a great time with your friends and family while learning more about Latin American cultures and traditions? Furthermore, you can get to know others who love the Spanish language as much as you. Find out more about the festival here.

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Agua - Jarabe de Palo

“Agua” by Jarabe de Palo is the perfect starting point for beginner Spanish learners who wish to improve their language skills through music. The tune is slow-paced and sung with very clear diction, so it’s easy for learners to understand exactly what the singers are saying. This song is about a man who falls in love with his friend and does not want to ruin the relationship they have, so you’ll pick up words related to love and friendship like “por ti daría la vida” or “un mensaje entre líneas”. Listen to the song here!

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Yo Te Amo - Chayanne “Yo Te Amo” is a timeless song by Puerto Rican singer Chayanne where the poetic persona declares his devotion for a woman and promises her they will be together in the near future. The best thing about this song is that the lyrics don

“Yo Te Amo” is a timeless song by Puerto Rican singer Chayanne where the poetic persona declares his devotion for a woman and promises her they will be together in the near future. The best thing about this song is that the lyrics don’t blend into one another, as Chayanne has excellent diction and pronounces each word very clearly. Thus, the lyrics are easy to understand and repeat, which makes the perfect song for beginners. Soon, you’ll be singing along to Chayanne’s “Yo Te Amo” with flawless Spanish pronunciation! Sing along to this romantic song!

Muñeca de Trapo - Oreja de Van Gogh

If you are looking to improve your Spanish diction and comprehension, there is no better way to do it than by listening to Oreja de Van Gogh. The song “Muñeca de Trapo” is the first single of the album Guapa (which won a Latin Grammy back in 2006). This beautiful song tells of a woman who compares herself to a rag doll when she cannot express her feelings for her loved one. Sing along and increase your vocabulary while becoming acquainted with Spanish regional accents and slang. You will soon find yourself singing in Spanish almost without trying! Sing along to this romantic song!

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Knowing About Messi or Maradona Will Help You Learn Spanish

There’s no better way to achieve fluency in a language and develop your receptive skills than by watching or listening to something you enjoy. For example, are you a soccer fan? Then, you are in luck because soccer is one of the most popular sports in most Spanish-speaking countries, meaning you can literally follow hundreds of teams, ligas and players. Some of the most famous football players in the world are Argentinian (like Messi or Maradona), so it’s a great idea to learn some terms in Spanish (like “es una bestia” or “siempre elude la marca”) to bond with locals about their idols! Click here to know more about Messi!

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Regional Soccer Varieties

Are you visiting Spain or a Latin American country soon? Then, it would be a good idea to learn a bit about soccer. You will surely catch the locals’ attention by talking about their passion! For example, you’ll find millions of fans in Argentina or Colombia. But watch out: with soccer being so popular in Latin America, there is a lot of regional variation in the words and terms used to describe aspects of the sport. For example, a referee can be called árbitro or referí, the ball can be pelota, bola or balón and the football boot can be zapatilla, botín or bota. Click here to know more about Colombian soccer!

Take a Trivia to Test Your Knowledge

Would you like to know more about Spanish soccer vocabulary and facts? Then, you can take a trivia in Spanish to test your knowledge about the teams that play in La Liga. Some of the questions are related to the most popular stadiums around Spain, the players, and slang used to describe the matches. For example, did you know that the expression le dio una leña means that a player just fouled his opponent in a very nasty way? You can even share the results with your friends in your social media networks and show off how proficient you are in Spanish! Check out the trivia here!

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Argentina Salud

If you are planning to travel to Argentina, there are many aspects you should consider before departing. One of them is healthcare and knowing where to go and how to get there if you have an issue. Luckily, Argentina Salud makes this easy! You can download it for free to find the healthcare centres nearest to your location, find out what types of services they offer and their contact information. Also, you can access emergency numbers in Argentina and information about first-aid and required/recommended vaccinations. The app is only available in Spanish, so this is a great time to put your skills into practice while taking care of your health! You can check out the app here!

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Wisuki

Wisuki is the perfect app for people who love sports and outdoor activities, such as surfing. If that’s the case for you, you will find forecasts for tides, wind and weather in general, so you know if the conditions will be favourable to carry out your favourite activities, like kitesurfing or sailing. Every user can use the app to collaborate and confirm whether the information it displays is correct. The app also includes a forum where you can contact other users and discuss your favourite topics, which is a great way to put your Spanish skills to use and meet like-minded people! Learn more about the app here!

Mosalingua

Are you a visual learner who wants to improve their Spanish? If so, Mosalingua app can be of help! It has a built-in list of beautiful flashcards which are categorised into various topics (like Food, Furniture, the City, and more) you can choose from to test your vocabulary and increase your retention. In addition to the stylish drawings, you can also listen to audio recordings by native speakers to make sure you don’t mispronounce the new words you encounter. And, if you need more explanations, you can browse the app and look for the Spanish grammar rules section, which is very well crafted! Download the app by clicking here.

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Eat Some Tapas with Friends - Spain

In the past, Spanish tapas referred to a specific type of food, eaten before dinner. But today, anything can be tapas: croquettes, cheese on toast, chips with bacon. The only thing that matters is that it’s a small portion that can be served with beer or wine. At some bars, tapas may be free of charge after you buy drinks. However, watch out: others might offer you tapas without saying that you will be charged later (especially in touristic destinations). Go for some tapas with your friends, drink some beer and enjoy the night like a true Spaniard! Want to know more about tapas? Click here!

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Celebrate el Dia de los Muertos - Mexico

If you ever go to Mexico, you’ll see that on the 1st and 2nd of November, people visit cemeteries with food, candles, flowers, photographs and other elements to remember them. This happens because they celebrate a special date called El Dia de los Muertos, when they honour family members and loved ones who passed away. Mexicans believe they have to keep their memories alive, otherwise their spirits would fade away and never reach paradise. So, el Dia de los Muertos is a day of remembrance and prayer so people’s loved ones are able to get to Heaven. Click here to know more about Dia de los Muertos

Take a Siesta - Spain

If you ever travel to Spain or would like to emulate the Spanish lifestyle at home, you should definitely take a “siesta” (nap) after lunch! As the hours between 2pm and 5pm are hot throughout the country, most shops close and people go home to nap. Of course, the duration of each siesta varies according to each shop and the local climate. Either way, siestas are sacred, especially in the centre of Spain during the summer, so don’t be surprised if you ever come for a visit and find all the shops closed in the afternoon! Want to know more about the siesta? Read here!

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