Think Spanish Online Audio Magazine Review – November 2011

An independent language advantage course review by Rosemarie Goonewardene – Indiana, USA

think spanish november 2011I became interested in learning Spanish when I wanted to visit friends in Mexico.  My first attempt was a Spanish beginner’s class covering a few topics related to travel. Some time later, I took a couple of traditional Spanish classes, but the main emphasis was on grammar and there wasn’t much conversation practice. I looked at various Spanish language text books and found many of them confusing, although I did find listening to the accompanying tapes helpful.

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Think Spanish Audio Magazine Review

An independent language advantage course review by Andrea Lainé

Think Spanish online audio language magazineThe Think Spanish audio magazine is more than a simple Spanish audio language course – it is designed to help you to learn Spanish while teaching you about life and culture in Spanish-speaking countries.  It is a much more current and engaging approach to learning Spanish online for intermediate and advanced learners.

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Take The Bull By The Horns And Learn Spanish!

The Pamplona Bull Run runs from 6 – 14 July every year in Pamplona, Spain.  It is known as El Encierro in Spanish and takes place as part of the Fiesta de San Fermi­n. The Running of the Bulls was made famous by Ernest Hemingway in his account of the festival in ‘The Sun Also Rises’. [Read more…]

2010 – A Special Year For Mexico… Viva Mexico!

Mexican flagEvery year on the 16th September, millions of Mexicans around the world celebrate Mexico’s independence from Spanish rule. For almost 300 years, the indigenous peoples of Mexico had suffered from the ruthless dictatorship of the Spaniards.  

This year is a very special year for Mexico as it is the bicentenary of Mexico’s independence from Spain. With parties in many zocalos around Mexico on the 15th September and then parades on the 16th September, it was truly a large fiesta for the country.

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Laurel and Hardy … filmed in French & Spanish

Did you know that Laurel and Hardy, the 1930’s comedy movie stars, reshot a number of their films in French, Spanish, Italian and German?

Laurel and Hardy couldn’t speak any foreign languages, so had voice coaching, and often used native language speaking supporting cast members. These language versions helped to boost their popularity internationally. Pardon Us was reshot in all four foreign languages. Chickens Come HomeBlotto and Below Zero were re-filmed in French and Spanish.

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SPANISH LANGUAGE MOVIES

Take a look at our selection of Spanish language films, read  our film reviews and let the movies motivate you to get the Spanish language advantage.

We’ve picked out a selection of  our top Spanish foreign language movies.  It’ll help you to get more familiar with the Spanish language and is a great way to appreciate the culture from various Spanish-speaking countries.


Spanish Language Films and Movies

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film title year buy from amazon.com buy from amazon.co.uk
Vicky Cristina Barcelona
(English/Spanish/Catalan)
(2009) DVD             blu-ray DVD            blu-ray
The Orphanage (2007) DVD             blu-ray DVD            blu-ray
La Antena (2007) not available DVD
Pan’s Labyrinth (2006) DVD             blu-ray DVD            blu-ray
Volver (2006) DVD             blu-ray DVD
El Violin (2005) DVD DVD
The Motorcycle Diaries (2004) DVD             blu-ray DVD            blu-ray
Carmen (2003) DVD DVD  
Talk to Her
Hable con Ella
(2003) DVD DVD  
Frida
(English/Mexican Spanish)
(2003) DVD DVD
Spanish Apartment
L’Auberge Espagnole
(English/Spanish)
(2002) DVD DVD  
Y Tu Mama Tambien (2001) DVD             blu-ray DVD            blu-ray  
Love’s a Bitch
Amores Perros
(2001) DVD DVD            blu-ray
All About My Mother (1999) DVD            DVD  
Buena Vista Social Club (1999) DVD DVD
Solas (1998) DVD DVD  
Like Water for Chocolate (1992) DVD DVD
Jamon, Jamon (1992) VHS only DVD  
Matador (1986) DVD DVD  
What Have I Done to Deserve This? (1984) DVD DVD  
    More Spanish language films on DVD from amazon.com
More Spanish language films on DVD from amazon.co.uk
 

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SPANISH LANGUAGE COURSES FOR KIDS

language advantage brings you the best and most innovative language courses for children to learn Spanish. Get the Spanish language advantage for kids!


01 learn Spanish using BBC Muzzy

bbc-muzzy-20th-anniversary-edition-level-2The BBC Muzzy courses are world renowned as a complete introduction to language learning for kids. They include DVDs, CDs, workbooks and much more. This course is ideal for children aged between 3 and 12 learning Spanish. Check the DVD region for your country!
Find out more about BBC Muzzy Spanish language courses from the BBC Shop>>

02 Nintendo DS and Nintendo Wii My Spanish coach

kids-spanish-coach-nintendo-wiiCan’t get your kids off their DS? Well let them learn while they play! This Spanish language game, available on both the Nintendo DS and the Nintendo Wii, teaches you Spanish in small chunks and then introduces tonnes of games to help you to practise.
for more information and to buy, browse our Language Advantage Kids shop on amazon.co.uk>>
for more information and to buy, browse our Language Advantage Kids store on amazon.com>>

03 carry an electronic Spanish dictionary translator

Fun and colourful, this handheld dictionary will give your kids the Spanish word they are looking for immediately. It will help build their vocabulary, especially when used on location in a Spanish-speaking country!
more information and to buy a dictionary translator from Ectaco>>

04 get a Spanish-speaking Language Littles toy doll

kids-spanish-language-littles-dollThese lovely little toy dolls will enchant your child, and will also help them learn a language while playing – these dolls speak Spanish as well as English! Each Language Little will recite between 25 and 30 phrases with the help of a sound chip in the dollâ??s tummy – including greetings, numbers, colours and days of the week. Language Littles toy dolls are not currently available on amazon.co.uk.
for more information and to buy, browse our Language Advantage Kids store on amazon.com>>

05 Vocabulary Builder Learn Spanish

kids-spanish-vocabulary-builderA CD-ROM for children who are beginning in Spanish, with speech recognition, so that your kids can record their voices and then play them back in a cinema show! Great fun and packed full of games. Over 100 words including colours, numbers, actions and simple sentences.   For ages from 4 to 12 – but popular with adults too!
for more information and to buy, browse our Language Advantage Kids shop on amazon.co.uk>>
for more information and to buy, browse our Language Advantage Kids store on amazon.com>>


Other ways to learn Spanish for kids:
more Spanish language courses and dictionaries for children on amazon.co.uk>>
more Spanish language courses and dictionaires for children on amazon.com>>
more Spanish language cd-rom software for children on amazon.co.uk>>
more Spanish language cd-rom software for children on amazon.com>>
free on-line Spanish for children

 


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LEARN BUSINESS SPANISH

language advantage brings you with the best and most innovative language courses in Business Spanish. Get the Spanish language advantage for your business and claim your competitive advantage!


01 Teach Yourself Business Spanish

teach-yourself-business-spanishThe most up-to-date business Spanish language course in the world. Learn with realistic business situations and business articles on an audio CD, and follow along in the accompanying booklet which contains the transcripts and a glossary. You can even download it to your iPod or your MP3 player. Also learn about the Spanish business culture around the world in the Teach Yourself Business Spanish Culture Book. It is written by Sarah Carroll, founder of www.languageadvantage.com.
for more information and to buy Teach Yourself Business Spanish, browse our Language Advantage Business shop on amazon.co.uk>>
for more information and to buy Teach Yourself Business Spanish, browse our Language Advantage Business store on amazon.com>>

02 Eurotalk Business Spanish CD-ROM

eurotalk-talk-business-spanishThis language course for Business Spanish is on CD-ROM software for both Windows and Mac. Topics covered include business meetings, trading, IT,  advertising, negotations and  banking.Perfect to take on your business trip with you and to improve your language skills as you travel.
for more information and to buy Eurotalk Business Spanish, browse our Language Advantage Business shop on amazon.co.uk>>
for more information and to buy Eurotalk Business Spanish, browse our Language Advantage Business store on amazon.com>>

03 Spanish Business Dictionary

business-spanish-harraps-dictionaryWhen preparing a sales pitch or product presentation, you need to be sure that you have the technical language correct. Invest in a business dictionary to make sure your language skills are in the best possible condition!
for more information and to buy a Spanish Business Dictionary, browse our Language Advantage Business shop on amazon.co.uk>>
for more information and to buy a Spanish Business Dictionary, browse our Language Advantage Business store on amazon.com>>

04 Electronic Spanish Dictionary and Spanish Translator

It is impossible to carry a heavy Spanish dictionary with you when you are travelling on business, so why not take a handheld electronic Spanish dictionary or translator with you. For those of you that love gadgets, get a speaking Spanish dictionary and translator, which is very cool as well as very useful. It will be a great talking point in your meetings!
for more information and to buy Electronic Spanish Dictionaries & Translators, browse Ectaco [UK]>>
for more information and to buy Electronic Spanish Dictionaries & Translators, browse Ectaco [USA]>>

05 Business Spanish Course Abroad

The best way to learn a language is to study in the country where the language is spoken. Travel to Barcelona or Argentina to learn Business Spanish – and even get some work experience in a Spanish-speaking company.
for more information about Business Spanish Language Courses Abroad>>


browse more Business Spanish language courses on amazon.co.uk>>
browse more Business Spanish language courses on amazon.com>>


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