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23rd April 2020 - Catalan San Valentine in the time of Covid-19 (you can download the exercises and practice your Spanish below) Of all the festivals celebrated in Catalonia, Sant Jordi (Saint George’s Day) is undoubtedly the most beautiful. It is the feast of books and roses. Sant Jordi is the patron saint of the Catalan territory and he owes his status to the legend of ‘St.George and the dragon’.  That day the bookstores take to the streets and you can find a stall selling both books and roses in each corner of every catalan city more... 19th March 2020 - Fallas of Valencia - fire and art (If you want to practice your Spanish with this text and the video, below you can download the transcription of the video in Spanish and the exercises) Of all the Spanish traditions, the Fallas are one of our favorites. Perhaps the most impressive at the audiovisual level. A ´Falla´ is a statue made by the artists specialized in its creation throughout the year, they are present it in the streets of Valencian towns and cities during the Fallas celebration in the second half of March. The more... 13th February 2020 - Meet local Barcelona - Espai Viravolta “Language Surfing Friends”. That is how we call businesses in Barcelona that we have an affinity with. These are special places created by local people that show devotion and love for their trade. Language Surfing has a real context-based teaching method that can easily be applied outdoors.   What would speak about in a market area? How would you describe pictures, daily situations of people passing by? Or doing their daily activities? Which vocabulary or expressions fit best more... 21st December 2019 - Christmas in Barcelona Hello Surfers!  We would love to wish you a Marry Christmas and for that reason we have something special for you. In Spain celebrating Christmas is an old tradition and each region has got thier own different customs. There are things that all of them have in common, such as eating the 12 grapes at midnight on December 31st or creating a ´Pesebre´ Christmas crib or nativity sceen with little figurines. There are also those who put the Christmas tree in their house but more... 21st October 2019 - Learn Spanish with memes. Do you believe that having a good sense of humour is something that should not be missing from the experience of language learning?  We do.  We learn a language to communicate, to understand each other and to be able to laugh together.   If you like to spend time having a laugh at the content of the Facebook and Instagram memes, this might be interesting for you. Take a look at some of the most hilarious Spanish memes available online below. Also check out the Cabronazi more... 7th August 2019 - 3 expresiones con "echar"     1- echar de menos a alguien / algo It means 'to miss someone or something'. Por ejemplo: -Echo de menos a mi familia. -Mi madre echa de menos la comida de nuestro país. *You'll find a song with this expression and exercises to download at the end of this post.   2 - echar la / una siesta It means to take a nap. Por ejemplo: -Hoy estoy muy cansada, voy a echar la siesta después de comer.   3- more... 19th July 2019 - 5 Shakira songs to Learn Spanish with *If you want to practice more - the lyrics and exercises available to download below   Shakira is one of the most well-known people of the music in Spanish. Her international career has been developed after the success of her album Laundry Service in 2001. Not everyone knows the style of Shakira before, her albums of the Colombian era of black hair and rock style. In this article we want to take a tour throughout her songs, from the old ones to the current ones. The important thing more... 1st July 2019 - 3 phrases you will constantly overhear in Barcelona Hi, Surfers! Today we want to share with you 3 phrases you will constantly overhear while you're here in Barcelona.   As you probably know, when you learn a language with the most traditional approach, sometimes the language and vocabulary that you find on books has nothing to do with the real useful phrases that speakers use. And then you feel frustrated and wonder what language you've been actually learning... We've been there, no worries.   That's more... 24th May 2019 - 5 most common errors by English speakers learning Spanish   SER or ESTAR? The eternal question... Take for example:   “Los compañeros de mi clase están muy simpáticos.”   “En esta calle está una tienda muy bonita”   Corrections:   "Los compañeros de mi clase SON muy simpáticos". Why? Because we assume It is a characteristic of them and not just a temporary state.   "En esta calle HAY una tienda muy bonita".   Why? more... 19th May 2019 - New in Barcelona? Get your Essential Spanish Guide! ¡Hola!    Just landed in Barcelona? Planning to move in or spend your holidays here? Considering studying or working here?   Although English is the worldwide language of communication, let's face it: most people in Spain only speak Spanish. But don't worry, we're here to help you! An immersion experience is always exciting but might also be challenging so we want to give you this handy ebook for free! On this Language Surfing ebook you will more... 9th March 2019 - 5 steps to learn Spanish with songs     Music can help us incredibly to learn the language in a pleasant way. As for the Spanish we have endless possibilities! Spanish is a second most spoken language in the world with 20 countries where it is the official language. What does that mean? A fantastic cultural and musical diversity. Here we give you some clues so you can learn with the music that you like the most.   1. Choose a song you realy like - Here is a list of our favorite songs.   2. First more...

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