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The city of Sevilla

The advantages of studying Spanish in Spain, specifically in the city of Seville

If you want to study Spanish, what is a better place than the country where this language is from?

And specifically, today we are going to travel to one of the most important cities in Spain, Seville (or Sevilla, in Spanish), the capital of the autonomous community of Andalusia (Andalucía), South of Spain. Keep reading to know why it can be a great idea to do Spanish courses in Seville

1. Because “Sevilla tiene un color especial“.
The duo of singers “Los del Río”, internationally famous for their song La Macarena, also dedicated a song to their city, that has a special colour! Will it be because of the majesty of their monuments and buildings, the friendliness of their inhabitants, the Guadalquivir river that crosses the city, the almost perennial sun that bathes it, or the art of their folklore? Probably all of it together!

Guadalquivir river in Seville

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The Most Common Greetings in Spanish

Spanish is a language derived from the Latin alphabet and blended with the Arabic language, taking its present form. Spanish has gained its prevalence, thanks to the population and officially speaking countries, and it is spreading more and more every day.

It is among the languages that should be known by those who seek a job in the education and tourism sector, or Erasmus students in Spain, and even just for fun to meet more people.

Spain has also hosted many civilizations throughout history; with its deep-rooted history, rich culture and friendly people, it will offer you a pleasant learning period.

After this article, you’ll gain some basic communication skills and be ready to create a conversation with native Spanish speakers.

 

spain madrid

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Different Habits in France

 

france bakeryToasting

Toasting makes many non-French people sweat cold. It must be said that the rules are many, and sometimes difficult to understand. You don’t drink until you have a toast (this particular point causes British rage – WHAT? Wait until everyone has a drink before attacking their pint?), you have to look at the person with whom you are drinking in the eyes (otherwise, you know the curse!), don’t cross paths, and of course, drink with everyone present. So, 20 minutes after you start drinking, you can finally drink, yay!

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What do Effective Communication and Neuro-Linguistic Programming have in common?

Have you ever wanted to learn how to communicate better?

You have heard about NLP but still, don’t know what it is?

We’ve got some answers for you!

 

What is effective communication?

Effective communication is the kind of communication between two or more persons where the message is properly encoded and it has been sent through an appropriate channel, that will allow others to correctly understand the message.

Simply enough we say the communication has been effective when all the parties communicating understand and interpret the message in the same way.

So it all turns around the effectiveness of delivering, receiving and, understanding.

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The difference of the cost of living between Spain and the UK

It is well known in Britain that Spain is a very lovely destination that has good weather, a healthy lifestyle and also a lower cost of living than in the UK. Even in Madrid which is the largest city in Spain, the cost of living is still relatively small low.

Based on the various researches that compared the cost of living in Spain and UK, it was found that the major thing such as food, clothes, accommodation, transportation, utilise, education and leisure are cheaper in Spain than in the UK. That is the main reason why so many people relocate to Spain after retiring and collecting their pension.

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Positive vs negative thoughts

The importance of positive thoughts

To discuss positive thoughts, we can start by talking about the different types of thoughts that exist. For example, you have neutral thoughts, that is the type of thoughts that help you to keep running, to keep alive. You have multiple examples for that, like, when you go to the supermarket, you will think about what to buy to eat, to drink. Then there are unnecessary thoughts, you must imagine what kind of thoughts he has, for example when you say to yourself, I’m going to go to Netflix, or watch TV.

You’re going to go on your social networks, it’s typically procrastination. You know you can do useful things, but you would rather do unnecessary things. Then there are the negative energies. These thoughts will not only waste your energy, but also make you weaker, and waste your time. You know that little voice that you say, that you can’t do anything. Or when other people criticize you, this little voice will lower you even more and remind you in the next situation. You will lose your self-esteem, which will probably stop you in your goals.

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11 Best Netflix Series to practise Spanish

Recently, we all are spending too much time on Netflix. Finishing series, looking for a new one, and then finishing it… This situation is just a vicious circle. Maybe, you are feeling bad about it because you can’t create time for other things… Like language learning. But, don’t worry! You can keep watching series on Netflix and improve your Spanish level at the same time. There are marvelous Spanish series just a click away to help you. So, let’s start exploring.

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why should children learn a second language

5 reasons for children to learn a foreign language

As Hola People, we aware of how is important for children to learn a second language like adults. And, we are willing to tell you 5 reasons for children to learn a foreign language.

Let’s begin!

 

1- For speaking to more people Steps to learn a foreign language

Do you know how many languages are spoken in the world? And, how many people can you communicate with if you learn how to speak one more language? Let me tell you, Spanish gets you to speak approximately 420 million people. Spanish is the third most spoken language in the world.

When you learn a foreign language as a child or teach a second language to your children and they will have a whole life to get advantages of it. To have more career opportunities, to understand deep insight about how others see the world, to have more fun when you travel, to have varied friendships and so on.

foreign languages for children2- It’s easier to learn for children

Years ago people believed that learning a second language would confuse a child. Now, research proves that children who speak a second language perform better than non-bilingual students, in standardized tests.

Let’s imagine, you and your child start to learn Spanish at the same time. Do you know who will speak better after a year? Definitely, the answer is your child. And, many researchers believe that learning a foreign language before the puberty and even better earlier it allows children to speak more fluently, almost like native speakers because their brain is as “sponges” for learning a language. Also, they speak beyond biases. They don’t care if they make a mistake about grammar, vocabulary. That makes them speak easier and faster.

Also, there’s much less complex information to digest for children.  Kids usually only learn to associate words with their meanings. But in adulthood, we make it more difficult to learn a second language.

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Top tips on how to get your dream job by building your personal brand. (For Students) by Toni Navarro

Have you ever wondered how would you get your dream job?

You are not alone, as so many people have thought about it at least once in their lives.

I recognise it’s a big goal to have, which I think can be achievable, however, a goal without a plan is just a wish.

So do you have a plan?
If you are looking to find a great opportunity, you need a proper plan.

So, taking into consideration, almost all executive recruiters conduct online research of potential candidates, it explains the importance of having a good online presence which starts by working on your personal branding.

Nowadays, personal branding is a hot topic, however, the majority of students don´t even know what it means.

That’s why I thought I would share a blog post with you some tips on how to improve your personal branding to stand out from the rest of the students.

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Cooking a meal for under £10

There are so many people in this world that live off Takeaways or Precooked meals. However, what these people don’t know is that you can cook a quick, easy and, most importantly, exquisite meal for less money! Cooking a Homemade dish brings family members together and helps people become more productive. Let me show you a quick and tasty recipe to try out:

‘THE UGARIT’

Ingredients mealTomato and pepperSteamy wraps for cooking

 

PREP: 20 minutes

COOK: 20 minutes

SERVINGS: 4

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