Tag Archives: Native

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!

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!

28th of March Saturday Workshops

The Language Corner La Elipa, calle Gerardo Cordón, 51 will have three English workshops on Saturday March 28th.

Each workshop is unique and is an opportunity to practice English in a fun way. The workshops are led by an experienced Native English teacher.

The workshops will by dynamic and entertaining. Forget translation and fill in the blank, leave the text-book at home. These workshops include movement, theater, laughter, creativity, poetry, games, and much more!

alfred-mercier-quote-what-we-learn-with-pleasure-we-never-forget

10:00-11:15, 6-10 años
11:30-12:45, 11-14años
13:00-14:15, adultos
Each workshop costs 8€

This is an opportunity to practice English using methods that help you think in English, create in English, and speak in English. The Language Corner wants you to enjoy improving your English. We hope to see you on the 28th!

enjoy

 

Home Classes in English in Madrid

We offer all types of classes across Madrid to cover every need, both in our academies and at your house. Home classes in English in Madrid are one of the most in-demand classes we offer, so it is our pleasure to provide high quality home classes, all with native teachers.

We have two schools in the areas of La Elipa and La Almudena (Pueblo Nuevo) in the East of Madrid, but if for personal reasons you cant attend our conversation or Cambridge (FCE, CAE) exam preparation classes then home classes will suit you better. And that’s just our English classes! We also offer French, German and Spanish classes at home throughout the community of Madrid.

If you are looking to improve your level of English or another language we can offer you a team of native teachers who will perfect your conversation, grammar or presentations. Whether you are preparing for a Cambridge (First, Advanced) exam, looking to improve you position at work or complete your CV our home classes in English in Madrid will give you the push you need to achieve it.

In addition the people who have chosen the Language Corner to receive home classes in English in Madrid have given us great feedback about the quality of their classes. Many have then chosen to attend classes in our Madrid academies near to the Metro stations of El Carmen and García Noblejas.

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!

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!

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.

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.

cambridge_english_logo

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