Monthly Archives: January 2016

English idioms #13




meaning: to describe exactly the cause of a situation or problem




a – Everyone always complains about the boss. I think the problem is he doesn’t comunicate  well enough


b – I think you’ve hit the nail on the head. He needs to talk to his staff more.


A great time to start learning languages!


So, it’s January, the Christmas trees have been taken down, the three Kings have ridden off on their camels and it’s the perfect time to start on your new years resolutions! So what will it be?. Go to the gym!? Nah, you´ll get bored with that. Go on a diet?? Come on! It’s cold, don’t torture yourself – have a piece of cake if you want it!

No, if you’re really serious about wanting to make progress with a useful activity, now is the perfect time …to learn another language! At the Language Corner academies in Ciudad Lineal we have English, French and German classes from beginners levels to advanced. Whether you are an existing student, returning after a break or have never studied a language before, there is something for you.

At both our academies in La Elipa and San Blas this month we are starting new English beginners classes. If you know someone who hasn’t studied English before, no problem, our qualified native speaker teachers have experience with teaching beginners and they don’t need to already know anything to start speaking English in class. Beginners classes are starting this month so don’t let anyone you know who wants to start learning miss the opportunity to enrol in a class with other people at the same level.

Last year we had more and more students coming into the language academies looking to study for the Cambridge exams. In both La Elipa and La Almudena we have classes for the First certificate and the Avanced certificate. Groups are limited numbers, only 8 per class. Several of our exam prepration classes are already full so do’t miss the chance to join a class before they completely fill up.

On top of this we have a brand new German class at the academy in San Blas/La Almudena and a French beginners class in La Elipa. And of course, we are continuing all our existing classes from 2015 and where there are spaces, having new students join too.

So don’t just forget about your new years resolutions, put them into action!

Wishing all the best to all our students new and old this 2016 😉

English idioms #12




meaning: to put pressure on someone to do something


a – Ok, it’s ten o’clock, I have to go home now.


b – Hey, don’t go home now, stay for another drink!


a – Oh okay, you’ve twisted my arm, I’ll stay.”