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Notes in Spanish Gold – Season Two

Monday, November 22nd, 2010

Notes in Spanish Gold 2We’ve said before, that there are advantages to being able to speak Spanish when you visit Lanzarote. Whether you want to be able to bargain better at Teguise market, or just make sure that there are no hidden extras on your restaurant bill, some things just work better if you can use the local language.

One of the online courses that we recommend is Notes in Spanish, which offers downloadable audio, accompanied by worksheets containing transcripts, vocabulary lists, explanations of grammar and tasks for you to complete.

This week sees the start of the second season on Notes in Spanish Gold. For just €17* per month you receive a weekly audio file with the relevant worksheet on topics that are often connected to current issues in Spain.

So if you’re past the stage of asking your way to the Playa, and would like to learn some more advanced – even colloquial – Spanish, then take a look at Notes in Spanish Gold.

* sales within the EU are liable to 18% VAT; price subject to change



It pays to speak Spanish

Tuesday, June 15th, 2010

There are times on Lanzarote when it pays to speak Spanish. At previously mentioned, it can be quite useful when there are problems with your bill in restaurant.

Teguise MarketBut a special mention should be given to the market at Teguise.

Here, even the guidebooks tell you not to accept the first price that the sellers ask you for, and try to agree on a price that you are happy with. This is not only more difficult in a language that is foreign to the seller, but often they will be more happy to go down in price if they are selling to someone who appears to be a bit less of a tourist.

So if you can speak Spanish, it is worth using it straight away for any questions you may have, and increasing your chances of lowering the price. The better you speak it, the more chance you have…



Spanish on Twitter

Thursday, April 30th, 2009

Yesterday I wrote about how I was using Twitter to follow events on Lanzarote.  This morning I had in interesting Tweet for learners of Spanish on my screen.

Ben Curtis twittered that he was offering 47% of ANYTHING in the Notes in Spanish store.

Ben, along with his wife Marina Diez, produce podcasts for different levels of Spanish learners.  The download packs in the store accompany the podcasts with transcripts, vocabulary lists and exercises.  Vital resources for anyone wanting to improve their Spanish for life or just a holiday on Lanzarote.

But you’ll need to hurry to take advantage of the offer, as it only lasts until midnight tonight (EST)!  And to receive that discount, you’ll need the promotion code that you can find…. on Twitter!



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