Madrid is a dynamic and diverse city of culture. There are of lots of neighborhoods that offer different things to see, do, eat, and drink. There is so much to explore that we recommend splitting the city up into different sections. Tackling different parts of it on different days is much easier! One of our favourite areas, coincidentally where our language schools are located, is Salamanca. That is why we took our students on a walking tour of Salamanca in one of our fun after-class activites!
Salamanca is renowned for its beautiful building fronts, and high class inhabitants. It has always been a political and financial hub for the city of Madrid. However, it is now combined with becoming a fashion go-to for designer shopping. Queen Isabella II ordered its construction, and architect José de Salamanca designed it. Therefore it has a very expensive feel as you wander the streets.
If you want to join our next walking tour of Salamanca, or any other neighborhood of Madrid, join our family! In order to get access to these fun and FREE after-class activies, you simpy have to be enrolled on one of our courses. To get more information about the courses we offer at AIL Madrid, check out our website…
After this, why not read about another one of our fun after-class activities? Previously we wrote about a great tour around the Prado Museum, it is definitely worth a read!
Whether you are here for a weekend on holiday, a semester abroad at university, or you’re lucky enough to live here permanently, it is almost guaranteed that you will be going to a restaurant at some point. Madrid is a culinary hub of amazing restaurants, so there are hundreds of choices to try out some great food. Although they can cater for tourists, many of the restuarants will appreciate your efforts to communicate in Spanish. This is why we have made this helpful cheatsheet for what to say when going to a restaurant!
Can we change table? Have you got a children’s menu? The bill, please? Do you have a reservation? These are the questions you will hear flying about in any restaurant. Simply remember how to say them, and you will be comfortable communicating with your waiter or waitress with no confusion!
Next read our article on how to say numbers in Spanish so you can also cover your bill easily! Then you will be fully prepared for an unforgettable Madrileño feast.
After that, why not check out our website. There you will find more Spanish exercises and cheat-sheets to make your language learning that much quicker and easier…
AIL Madrid offers free after-class activites to everyone in the AIL family that is enrolled on our courses! Last week there was a trip to Museo Prado to learn about the art, culture and heritage of this world-class art gallery. The students were given a guided tour of the most iconic pieces feautured in the Museo Prado. This gave them a great insight to the stoires behind many of the paintings.
The Prado museum has a huge collection of European art from the 12th to early 20th century. It was originally based on the Spanish Royal Art Collection and has been growing ever since. The gallery now boasts am impressive 21,000 works. The most well-known piece of art on display at the museum is Las Meninas by Velázquez. A trip to this beautiful building is essential when in Madrid, so why not make the most of having a talented tour guide to help you understand all the art better!
Want to join in on the fun we are having in our after-class activites? Sign-up to our school today, by clicking here! To get more of an idea of the activites we offer, read about our tour around Madrid of Los Austrias.
Learning Spanish can seem overwhelming when there is a whole dictionary of new vocabulary to remember. This is why we have created a cheat-sheet that offers some helpful clues to figuring out what words could be in Spanish. Often you will be able to work out the word you need by translating from English. Just follow these rules!
But be careful! Whilst these structures do apply frequently, as with learning any language there are always exceptions to the rule. To be safe it is always best to double check your findings against a dictionary. However, for on the spot translation help we guarantee that you’ll find these tricks helpful!
As an A1 Spanish speaking beginner, you will be comforted to see that many of the word endings are very similar to those of the English language. Translating from English makes picking up new languages stress-free. This familiarity should make recalling the Spanish versions much easier!
If you want more cheats to learning Spanish, why not read our next article about how to say numbers?
For more of our infographics, as well as fun games and exercises to help improve your language learning, check out our website… there is plenty for everyone! Whether you are a beginnner or an expert, we have you covered.