For most people in Madrid, the 26th of December is a day like any other, but for the majority of the English speaking world it is an important day for observing traditions.
While in Madrid and Spain as a whole (indeed most of Europe) a Winter break is observed in the football season, in the English Premier League there are still fixtures. In fact the Boxing Day game forms part of a busy schedule for footballers, which may seem strange to people in Madrid when they think of the English weather in Winter! For many fans the Boxing Day game is the highlight of the season, with some of English football’s biggest derbies played.
One thing in common for a Madrid and an English Boxing Day is seeing the family and having a good conversation. Sometimes this means travelling to another part of the country or simply going to the local pub. One old tradition that is now illegal was the Boxing Day fox hunt, which saw groups of upper class men on horses travel across the English countryside with dogs to find and kill foxes. This old English tradition is seen like the typical bull fight you can see in Plaza de Toros in Madrid.
Shopping is also another big tradition, where English shops start their post-Christmas sales, similar to in Madrid. This means that while most people are enjoying their holiday at the football, with family or in the pub, some people do still have to work!
Improve your English in a fun and exciting way. The Language Corner English Academy is always seeking ways to make English more natural and interesting. The Language Corner is a language academy located in Madrid. Our center is located on Calle Gandhi, 19. (Metro La Almudena).
In our English Academy you will find native teachers leading conversation classes, and also test preparation classes. We have classes available for all levels, from beginner to advanced.
This Friday Dec 12th, we are giving English language learners the opportunity to enjoy English in a hands-on way. For 6€ (with a drink included) you can come to a Laughter Yoga class, completely in English.
Laughter Yoga is all games and laughing, you can improve your listening and thinking in English skills. This funny class takes place at the Language Academy that is located on Calle Gandhi, 19.
When: Friday Dec 12th 20:00-21:30
Where: The Language Corner: C/ Gandhi, 19
Cost: 6 euros, drink included
Call us for more details: 91 001 42 81/ 673 340 106
Do you want to have a perfect CV in English? Do you find interviews in English difficult? The Language Corner offers a professionally prepared 2 hour workshop that will give you the edge over rival candidates.
Thursday 18th December
Session 1 – Native CV (7-8pm)
Mistakes on your CV could cost you the job you’ve been looking for. Our course gives you the key to writing your CV in a more native style, and offers a CV checking service.
Session 2 – Native Interview (8-9pm)
A native teacher with a Human Resources background takes you through the most typical interview questions in English, before moving on to more specialised interview techniques used by many companies, such as Behavioural Interviews.
11€/per session in our academy in Calle Gerardo Cordón 51, Madrid
We had a great time in our first Laughter Yoga session in Madrid in June so we are repeating it on 12th December in Calle Gandhi 19, Madrid. Everything is in English so not only will you feel great mentally and physically but at the same time you will also improve your English with the help of a native English speaker. Don’t worry about your level of English as only a basic level is needed to participate.
The price is only 6€, which includes a drink. Of course this session is for everybody, not just The Language Corner students, so tell all your friends!