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The Sights and Sounds of Avenida del Marqués de Corbera

At The Language Corner we feel very lucky to have our English school so close to such a vibrant and fascinating road as Avenida del Marqués de Corbera. It plays a very important role in the life of the La Elipa community and our native English teachers always comment on how much activity there is up and down the length of the road.La Elipa Metro

As well as being the main road through La Elipa the Avenida del Marqués de Corbera hosts some of the most popular social events. If you are from the Ciudad Lineal area you surely must have attended at least one of the Fiesta de Septiembre, Mercadillo Popular de la Artesanía, Carrera Popular, Fiesta de la Bicicleta and Cabalgatas de los Reyes!

Avenida del Marqués de Corbera was recently featured prominently on the RTVE program Comando Actualidad. It starred amongst other people the famous local band Burning, who themselves reference La Elipa and Avenida del Marqués de Corbera in many of their tunes. Also featured were the Asociación de Vecinos La Nueva Elipa, who we support in their important work in the local area.Dragon La Elipa

Other highlights of Avenida del Marqués de Corbera include the incredibly well-known Dragón of La Elipa and the fantastically friendly bar La Fornia, where you can often find The Language Corner teachers enjoying the great food and ambience. The road is a short distance from other important local sites such as the Cementerio de La Almudena, Fuente del Berro park, the TV tower El Pirulí and the adjoining padel courts.

So as you can see Avenida del Marqués de Corbera is much more than just a road, it’s an authentic piece of Madrid history!

Colour Idioms Quiz

Here at The Language Corner Madrid we are always looking to improve your English in many different ways. As well as our conversation or Cambridge exam classes with native teachers we want to provide you with extra help. This comes in the form of our Blog posts that give you advice and information on how to improve specific areas of English such as listening, reading or pronunciation skills.

Today we have one of our favourite topics… Idioms!Colour_Idioms_inglés_clases_Madrid

Can you work out which of the 2 options make these English idioms about colours correct? Answers will be coming soon so keep visiting the page to see if you are right!

The black sheep/black horse is somebody who behaves very differently or badly, and is considered shameful by other members of their family.

If something happens out of the blue/out of the purple, it happens very suddenly or unexpectedly.

If you are greened off/browned off, you are bored or fed up.

The most important thing to remember when doing something is called the golden rule/golden law.

A person who is blue with envy/green with envy is someone who is very jealous.

To be tickled pink/licked pink, means are very happy about something.

If you paint the town gold/paint the town red, you go out and have a really good time in bars and clubs.

silver lining/silver rain refers to the good or pleasant side-effects of an unpleasant situation.

A pink elephant/white elephant, is something that is useless even though it might cost a lot of money.

Don’t forget that if you have any questions about English – grammar, pronunciation, idioms etc – then visit our forum to ask us whenever you like: http://the-language-corner.com/foro/

As well as English classes in the academies in La Elipa/El Carmen and La Almudena/García Noblejas we also provide excellent home classes and company classes throughout the community of Madrid. And… we don’t only provide English classes but also French, German and Spanish from beginner to advanced, all with native teachers.

Win 2 Nights in a Luxury Moroccan Hotel

The Mr Ben photo competition is officially open! Get your Mr Ben (0.50€) in one of our schools and post the most original photo with the hashtag ‪#‎Languagecornermadrid‬

Make sure your post is public!Mr Ben inglés Madrid clases conversación

First Prize: TWO nights stay, for TWO people in a luxery hotel in Morocco. Includes one dinner for TWO people.

Second Prize: One 1 hour private English Class

Third Prize: TWO Hot English Magazines

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French Classes in Pueblo Nuevo

In our Madrid schools we offer a wide range of conversational language classes. Not only English, Spanish and German but also French classes too. All our teachers are native speakers in their first language, and are have plenty of experience teaching in Madrid. We guarantee personal treatment to all the students in our French classes, whether you are learning French for work, travel or personal interest. All our classes are in groups of reduced size so you will have plenty of opportunity to practice speaking and ask any questions you may have.francés_clases_nativo_madrid_conversación

We offer classes both in our schools in Ciudad Lineal (La Elipa and La Almudena) and in your home. Our French classes in the academies start every month so you wont miss anything whether you are looking for conversation classes, to brush up on grammar or perfect your pronunciation. With us we offer you continual progress in a relaxed atmosphere, where learning a language is not seen as boring or difficult.

Free English With Native Teachers!

We are hosting an evening of free English activities in Ascao (Pueblo Nuevo) with our native teachers in the bar “La Esquina de los More”, Calle Ascao 31.bar_inglés_gratis_nativo_madrid

This is a great opportunity for you to practice your English conversation and get to know our native teachers. It will take place in a lovely cosy bar in Ascao, in the middle of our two schools in La Elipa and García Noblejas in the east of Madrid.

There will be fun activities and a special offer of 2 for 1 on drinks. Come and practice English conversation in a fun and relaxed atmosphere!

When: 13th March, 20.30h
Where: Calle Ascao 31, Madrid
Cost: Free!

Common Speaking Mistakes in English 3

We hope that by now you have eliminated the common speaking errors from your English conversation using our handy guides here and here. Here are 3 more to avoid:

Take a coffee/drinkhave a coffee/drink
Would you like to have a beer after work?

Spend money in somethingspend money on something
Do you spend a lot of money on clothes?spend-money-on-clases-inglés-madrid

Different thatdifferent than
This cheese is different than I expected.

The native teachers in our 2 Madrid schools in La Elipa and García Noblejas listen for common mistakes in class and correct your errors. Contact us for more information if you are interested in joining one of our conversation or Cambridge exam preparation (FCE or CAE) classes.

Common Speaking Mistakes In English 2

We hope you found the first part of our Common Mistakes posts helpful! Now we have another post with more common errors that the native teachers from our 2 academies in Madrid often hear.

Here you have the error in red and the correct way of speaking in green:

Yesterday night – last night
e.g. I went out last night with some friends.

All the days – every day
e.g. I should practice my English every day.

Make a question – ask a question
e.g. Can I ask you a question please?

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If you have any other suggestions of common errors that Spanish speakers make then leave us a comment. We will have another Blog post soon with more help for your English conversation!

Spanish Classes in Madrid

In our schools we not only offer English, French and German classes but Spanish classes too. And as with all our classes these are given by native teachers. With our Spanish classes we guarantee personal treatment to every student from all our teachers, who are all fully trained and with teaching experience from both Madrid and the UK. All our courses have reduced class sizes so you are guaranteed personal attention. For all this and more we are sure you will advance rapidly and gain confidence in Spanish.

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Whether you are staying in Madrid temporarily or living here permanently we offer classes both in our schools in Ciudad Lineal (La Elipa and La Almudena) and home classes. Our Spanish classes start every month so you wont miss anything whether you are looking for conversation classes, to brush up on grammar or perfect your pronunciation. With us we offer you continual progress in a relaxed atmosphere, where learning a language is not seen as boring or difficult.

Classes are from Beginner (A1) to Advanced (C2) with native Spanish teachers.

Quiz Night at The Language Corner

 

Wednesday 29th October, 8.30-10.00pm, Calle Gandhi 19picture-question-mark

Practice your English and have fun at the same time!

You will play with other team members to try to answer as many trivia questions as possible.

-General knowledge

-Music

-News events

-Puzzles

A level of at least A2 will be necessary to be able to participate effectively

8€ participation with a drink and snacks included

Contact us for more information or speak to Jess or Phil in the office!