We often think of English as the ‘language of commerce’, and the most widely spoken of European languages, but the reality is not quite as simple as we like to think. In fact, while English is second only to mandarin in languages that people can speak in the world, when it comes to the native language, Spanish is the second
New Year is just around the corner! New Year is not just a change in the numbers on your calendar, but it is an opportunity to begin everything afresh and change your way of life for the better. It is a time when you can bid farewell to any bad memories or lost opportunities from the previous year and move
You will be well-aware about the incredible advantages that are gained from learning foreign language. These include; increased creativity; significant improvement in analytical skills; easy international travel and business; a competitive edge in career choices and the pleasure of being able to speak another tongue. There is no better time to embark on the journey as a language learner. But
Spanish is the official language of 21 countries and is spoken by around 600 million people throughout the world and by 400 milliion as their first language.
People in Argentina, Bolivia, Chile, Colombia, Costa Rica, Cuba, Ecuador, Spain, Guatemala, Equatorial Guinea, Honduras, Mexico, Nicaragua, Panama, Paraguay, Peru, Puerto Rico, Uruguay, Dominican Republic, El Salvador and Venezuela all speak Spanish! The Language Machine has Spanish tutors in London and other areas of the UK with teachers from just about all the countries on that list!
Typically we are always on the look out for excellent tutors in Spanish, French or Mandarin. We’re now looking for our first tutors in Dothraki and High Valyrian! In the book and series of Game of Thrones, Dothraki is spoken by the Dothraki who are a nomadic inhabitants of the Dothraki Sea. High Valyrian is the language of the old
At The Language Machine we like to encourage pupils to learn languages for love. Cold hard economics, though, can never be ignored so we we’re also quite interested to see which languages would end up earning you the most. While most schools typically focus on French, German and Spanish research by job search portal Adzuna shows that it’s the more
We’ve put together a list of some our favourite online resources to help you learn French. There’s a good mix of sites to help with grammar, speaking, reading and writing. Some of our private French students often ask how they can continue to improve their French outside of their private French lessons. Our best advice is to try and immerse
Whether you want to speak, read or write Spanish take a look at our list of 15 online resources to help you learn Spanish. They are all excellent to supplement one of our private Spanish tuition courses — the more you immerse yourself in the language the better. (1) Duolingo: One of the best free resources out there. Use on a PC,
The countdown has begun! Only 24 more sleeps and Christmas day will be upon us. For most people in the UK this day conjures up a warm feeling inside and thoughts of a cosy family gathering. Children and grown-ups get presents from Father Christmas, houses get decorated with pine trees and tinsel, while mince pies and chocolate fill the larders
One of my fondest childhood pastimes was spending endless hours with my siblings animatedly playing board games, “juegos de mesa”, as we call them in Spanish. I come from a generation where the pinnacle of computer games meant a couple of white sticks on a black screen and power cuts were a frequent occurrence. When the best of both worlds
Just a couple of decades ago, if you decided to start learning a language as an adult your choices on how to go about it were uncomplicated and limited. In today’s world your learning options have increased and diversified beyond recognition. Having more choice also means having to make decisions about which one is the best for you. In this