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.
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
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.
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,
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.
at Babel Idiomas (April 30th)
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.