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LET’S GET DOWN TO BUSINESS!!

Are you a businessman or businesswoman living in Madrid?
Do you work or would you like to work for an international company?
Would you like to study business, human resources or another professional degree?
Do you hope to get a job in the business field?
Have you always dreamed of working overseas?

The Business English Certificate (BEC) is what you need. The BEC is a Cambridge exam that can qualify your level of proficiency in business English. You will learn things such as how to write formal letters, how to take notes, how to give presentations, how to communicate ideas and you will develop business vocabulary.

This September, why not invest in your future by studying for the Business English Certificate (BEC) at our Language Academy located in Madrid. The Language Corner has a BEC English Class this September. Conveniently located near many business districts in Madrid in postcode 28017. The Language Corner is located at C/ Gandhi, 19.

The Native teachers at our English Academy are happy to help you prepare for the BEC exam, or any other English objectives that you might have.

TLC

Laughter and English Learning

The Language Corner is an English Academy located in Cuidad Lineal, Madrid. Our two language schools are staffed with native English teachers. The teachers have experience in the field of education, but they also have other skills such as: business, theatre, art, dance, maths, science, and more.

Today’s article is about Laughter and Language Learning. Jessica, who is on staff at The Language corner, is a certified Laughter Yoga Instructor and a Laughter Therapist. She has been teaching English in Madrid for the last five years and has found it very common that Spanish students learning English talk about “vergüenza”. Jessica gives Laugher English workshops where she says, “Students are given the opportunity to practice English in a more relaxed and natural manner”.

There are many benefits to learning English with laughter as a tool. Some of these benefits are:

You will find yourself more attentive, more motivated, and more excited to go to class.
The level of interaction between students is higher.
The level of interaction with the teacher is higher.
Laugher is infectious and will have everyone participating.
Your levels of stress and anxiety are much lower while you are laughing.
Classes that include laughter are a lot of fun!

TLC

POEM IN YOUR POCKET DAY

Today is “POEM IN YOUR POCKET” Day!

Poetry is an excellent way to improve your English. Poetry is diverse and allows you to choose from many different topics of interest. There are also endless styles and formats of poetry. Poetry vocabulary varies from simple to complex.
Many poems us repetition, rhyming, and rhythm to help increase your English pronunciation.

Go ahead, choose your favorite poem, in English, and get to reciting!!

The British Council has a great poetry and stories section to practice English, check it out here: Stories and Poems.

If you would like to use poetry in the English learning classroom, our native teachers can help you with that!

Visit or call us
The Language Corner
C/Gandhi, 19 <M> La Almudena <M> Garcia Noblejas
C/Ricardo Ortiz 60 Posterior <M> La Elipa
673 340 106.

TLC

Keep Improving Your English This Summer… Don’t Sleep On It!

Keep Improving Your English This Summer… Don’t Sleep On It!
This summer in-between your travel plans you should make time to keep improving your English. Taking an English audio book to listen to while you’re on the beach or something to read on the plane are great ideas to continue learning.

Don’t Sleep On It Inglés Madrid Verano!

At The Language Corner we don’t close during summer so for Intensive English Summer Courses in Madrid look no further! In addition to some regular classes continuing throughout the summer, we have special one week courses of 2 or 3 hours every day. It’s the perfect way to boost your English!

We have adults’ and children’s classes, from Beginner to Advanced, and Cambridge exam preparation (PET, First Certificate, CAE.) Ask us to find out our timetable.
Come and join our native English teachers in La Elipa to make rapid improvements while the rest of Madrid sleeps!

TLC

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

Riad Felloussia in Meknes. http://www.riadfelloussia.com

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!

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!