Monthly Archives: February 2019

Business English in Madrid

Do you need to improve your English for work? Are you looking to improve your interviewing or presentation skills in English?

Here at The Language Corner we are currently offering the chance to enroll in our 24-session Business English course with our well-prepared native English teachers, covering topics such as presentation skills, business writing, telecommunication, holding negotiations and other general business English topics.

The Business English lessons will be held every Monday and Wednesday at our La Elipa branch of The Language Corner from 19:30 to 20:30 and will run from April to June (24 sessions), and will be open to a maximum of 10 students.

If you are interested in our Business English course, or need to improve you English for work in Madrid, feel free to contact us for more information.

English conversation group in Madrid

Do you already speak English? Are you interested in putting your skills into practise, or perhaps brushing up on those skills, in a more social context than structured classes?

In our English conversation classes we focus primarily on speaking, listening, and more general conversation than in our more traditional English classes. We do, however, go over certain points and resolve dificulties as and when they come up in conversation so that the activity is still didactic, just in a more relaxed and true-to-life way.

The conversation classes are held every Wednesday at Mercado de Torrijos in Goya at 8:00 – 9:30 PM

Just 10 euros per 90-minute class, with a glass of wine wine included in the price.

To reserve your place, or more information, feel free to contact us at:

673 340 106

Location:

Mercado de Torrijos,

Calle del General Díaz Porlier 8

28001 Madrid

 

We hope to see you there!

Parli L’italiano?

Here are some general facts about the Italian language:

1. The Italian language only has 21 letters

Just like other Romance Languages, Italians use the same modern Roman script as we do in English. Whereas in English we use 26 letters, and in Spanish 27, the Italian alphabet does not contain the letters j, k, o, w, x or y (nor, of course, the Spanish letter ñ). If you do happen to come across a word in Italian which does contain these letters, you’ll know that it’s a loan word taken from another language, e.g. yogurt (taken from Greek.)

2. Italian is the official language of classical music.

Italian is not just a musical language, it is the language of music. If you’re a fan of classical music then you may be familiar with such terms ascrescendo(a steady increase in volume), or ‘staccato(which indicates that a note is separated from the others). This is because musical notation was invented during The Renaissance (or in Italian Il Rinascimento), the historial period in which Italy as a country began.

3. The oldest known text written in Italian is over 1000 years old.

The ‘Placiti Cassinesiare four juridical documents written between the years 960 y 960 AD. They are thought to be the first texts written in Italian and they talk about a disputed territory between three Benedictine monasteries and a local landlord.

So, would you like to learn Italian, the language of Leonardo Da Vinci, Galileo and so many others with our native Italian teachers? If so, feel free to drop in to one of our language academies in Madrid (academies in San Blas, near Ventas and Ciudad Lineal) for more information on our language courses. And if Italian is not for you, remember we also teach English classes, as well as Spanish, German, Portuguese and French.

We hope to see you soon!