Tag Archives: La Almudena

Meet Sarah!

KONICA MINOLTA DIGITAL CAMERAName: Sarah

Where are you from? I’m originally from the North of England but I grew up in Scotland

How long have you been working at the Language Corner? About a year and a half. Before that I taught English in various companies around Madrid

What do you like most about teaching? It’s lovely to meet lots of different people from La Elipa and see the students improve

What hobbies or talents do you have? I like reading, watching films and photography

What kind of music do you like? I like pretty much all kinds of music, except for reggaeton!

What is your favourite movie? It’s difficult to say as I love all types of cinema, so I’m glad there are several cinemas that show films in English in Madrid

What book are you reading right now? Crime and Punishment, by Fyodor Dostoyevsky

Where is your favourite place in Madrid? El Retiro on a sunny day!

Tell me something interesting about yourself: I can do traditional Scottish dancing

Top tip for learning English: Make sure you practice listening to English as much as you can. There’s no better way to improve your listening than by listening!

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.

World Radio Day

Did you know today 13th February is World Radio Day? Listening to the radio is a great way of improving your listening skills in English.World Radio Day English Madrid

Key Benefits:

  • Only listening (no subtitles!)
  • Do another activity at the same time
  • Get used to different accents
  • People talking on a range of topics

A lot of people say they don’t like listening to English programmes because they don’t understand everything, but at the beginning that is to be expected! Think of it like being a baby, who doesn’t understand everything, but who has to learn to first recognise the important words and the context. Eventually they start to understand more and more until they do it without realising! Start by choosing a topic that you are interested in (sport, current affairs, science) and you will find it much easier.

Top English Language Radio Stations:

MadridLive.fm on Radio Circulo http://madridlive.fm/
Madrid Live (100.4 FM): arts, entertainment and social interest in Madrid, broadcast Tuesdays at 18:30 and repeated on Wednesdays at 09:30.

Radio 80 (89 FM): broadcasts news in English Monday to Saturday from 07:00-08:00
http://www.m80radio.com/

RTVE: http://www.rtve.es/alacarta/audios/emision-en-ingles/
Current affairs from a Spanish point of view, broadcast from next door to our school in La Elipa. Monday to Friday 23.30-00.00. Tuesday to Saturday 02.00-02.30.

With these programmes you have access to English language radio at all times of the day. All programmes are available to stream whether you are in Madrid or somewhere else!

Prepare for Cambridge exams with The Language Corner

Gaining a Cambridge certificate such as FCE (First Certificate) or CAE (Advanced) will not only look good on your CV or help you attain your goals, it will also give you a great sense of achievement! In our Madrid schools (La Elipa and La Almudena) our native English teachers will help you to prepare for all areas of the exam – Listening, Speaking, Writing and the newly combined Reading and Use of English – with clear examples relating to exam questions.

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La Elipa timetable:

FCE

Monday & Wednesday 20-21h

Tuesday & Thursday 11-12h

Tuesday & Thursday 20-21h

CAE

Monday 20-21.30h

Thursday 20-21h

La Almudena/García Noblejas timetable:

FCE

Tuesday & Thursday 10-11h

Tuesday & Thursday 20.30-22h

CAE

Tuesday & Thursday 21-22h

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!