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15-06-2018 by Florecita

You booked a Spanish course in Spain, very nice! But even more fun if the Spanish language does not sound completely strange to you on arrival, right? Whether you already have a basis or do not get further than 'Hola!', with these tips you will always be prepared when arriving in Spain.


  1. Uno.Sing along with Spanish songs.

Listen to Spanish music. Look up the lyrics during empty hours and sing along with them. This way you not only practice your Spanish speech, reading and listening skills, but also your singing skills. Often there is an English translation next to the lyrics and so you also know what you actually sing. 

Extra tip: search on YouTube for a Spanish song and type 'con letra' (with translation) behind it.

Sings you can listen to:

  • Sofia Reyes ft. Jason Derulo & De La Ghetto – 1, 2, 3
  • Luis Fonsi, Demi Lovato – Échame La Culp
  • Daddy Yankee – Dura
  • Nicky Jam Ft. J. Balvin – X
  • Gente de Zona ft. Marc Anthony – La Gozadera
  • Enrique Iglesias feat. Sean Paul & Gente De Zona & Descemer Bueno – Bailando
  • Casper Magico, Nio Garcia, Darell, Nicky Jam, Ozuna & Bad Bunny –Te Bote
  • Manu Chao – Me Gustas Tu 


2. Dos: Practice your Spanish in a café!

Go to an intercambio! This is fun and useful. Never heard of an intercambio? Intercambio means exchange and means that you practice each other's language with someone who speaks another language. So: you speak in Spanish, and the one you have a conversation with in Dutch. Or you can speak Spanish for half an hour together, and half an hour later you switch to Dutch, it is all possible. Because these intercambios are held in a café you can learn Spanish in a relaxed setting.

In Holland Intercambios are being held in:


3. Tres: Watch telenovelas

Watch Spanish films and tv-series with English or Spanish subtitles. www.pordede.com has a wide choice in telenovelas: Spanish drama series in the style of The Bold and the Beautiful. Very comical and embarrassingly addictive.


4. Cuatro: ¡ Gracias YouTube!

Search for Spanish lessons on YouTube. Easy, free and convenient.

Look for example at this:

Buena suerte (good luck)!

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hearing You understand... • Some words and basic-sentences • Common words and sentences
supervisor_account You can... • Briefly introduce yourself
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