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> TANDEM EXCHANGE; a great asset to language learning (May 17th)

When you learn a language, you learn grammar and vocabulary in class, with your teachers, with the help of books and other material. But you also have to practise what you have learned. Most practise is done in the same classroom where you have learned the grammar and the vocabulary, but there is much more you can do to practise and to help yourself learning any new language. As a full member of Tandem International, Babel Idiomas offers Tandem Exchanges to its students which helps them learn Spanish even faster and in a natural way.

What is TANDEM exchange?

The idea is very simple. Two people that are learning two different languages meet several times per week to help each other practise the language they are learning.  One time they speak one language and the other time they speak the other language.

To give an example; when we have a foreign student in our Spanish courses, we offer that student a Tandem Exchange. We find that person a Tandem Partner who wants to practise a language that the foreign student dominates well (either be it the mother tongue or another language, like English). Both Tandem partners then meet at least 2 times per week, once to speak Spanish (and help the foreign student) and the other time to speak the other language (and help the Spanish student).

A real asset to language learning

Over the past years we have organized many Tandem Exchanges for our students. Obviously not all students are interested (although they should be...), but the ones that have done Tandems have really noticed a rapid improvement of their Spanish knowledge. The Tandem Exchanges have proved to be a great asset to our Spanish courses. Not only will it help the foreign student improve his / her knowledge of Spanish, it also gets them in close contact with Spanish and Malaga culture.

How to match Tandems?

Tandem is not just bringing together 2 people with an interest in languages. There is quite some preparation, planning and counselling involved. We make sure that all students who are interested in Tandem Exchange will get the right Tandem partner and prepare the first Tandem meetings with both students.

 

> FERIA de MALAGA (May 17th)

The month of August is the month of holidays in Spain, it is THE month for sun, sea, beach and….. La Feria de Malaga! The annual fair of the city of Malaga is held during the second full week of August (this year from 10th to 19th ). It all starts with spectacular fireworks on the night of the 10th that can be seen from all parts of the city, as well as the rest of the province. From that moment on, over 1 week of culture, food, drinks, dancing, beautiful dresses and, above all fun, can be found all over the city. 

During the daytime it is the centre of Malaga where the social life is concentrated (all in the streets around our school, where everyday it starts when our courses finish..), whereas at night time it all moves to a big fairground outside the city and close to Malaga University. All partying is in the open air and lasts until late, very late… 

But the Feria is more than just a big party, it is traditional music, dresses, dancing, beautiful horses and carriages and, for those who like it, bull fights. The best bull fighters will be present in Malaga during the annual Feria.

Above all, it is a week to enjoy yourself with the locals. Even if you are not a local, you will soon feel at home. Come to Malaga and see for yourself.

 

 

> WIFI at Babel Idiomas (April 30th)

We are very pleased to announce that we can now offer our students FREE WIFI connection at our school. Just bring your laptop with you to your Spanish course and connect at any time to home, your work, friends or any other part of the online world.

 

 

Malaga film festival 2007

> Malaga Film Festival (March 9th)

 

Today is the start of the 10th edition of the Malaga Film Festival. The major festival of Spanish film, with the presence of all important Spanish actors, directors and other professionals of the Spanish film industry.

 

From March 10th to March 17th, the city of Malaga will be the capital of Spanish film

 

For more information, visit: www.festivaldemalaga.com 

 

 

> New: Latest News (February 20th 2007)

 

At Babel idiomas we have started a new service on our website: a Monthly Newsletter.

In the newsletter, we will publish news about our Spanish courses, but also about the city of Malaga and about learning Spanish.

If you are interested in learning Spanish, sign up now. It´s for free.

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