Havana, the capital of Cuba

Shut Up and Go with Apple Languages!

Many of you may already know that we have recently teamed up again with our good friends at Shut Up and Go – this time we’re providing an incredible two weeks of *free* language tuition in France or Spain to the lucky winner!

WHO?

Shut Up and Go was first set up by the itchy-footed duo that is Jo Franco and Damon Dominique over 10 years ago, as a way to share their experiences. Originating with Youtube videos documenting their travels, the pair now have over a million followers across various social media platforms. They’ve also grown the partnership. Now a core team of 4 with over 20 regular contributors, Shut Up and Go provides advice and guidance on what not to miss on your own journey, how to make the most out of your time in any of the hundreds of locations the team have visited, and even about learning new languages. Their Spunky Word of the Day is similar to our own Weird Word Wednesdays, giving viewers the opportunity to learn vocabulary as they browse.

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New school in Valencia

As you may have seen from some of our social media posts, our Spanish school in Valencia has moved!

Now situated in a gorgeous building in Valencia’s Casco Antiguo, the school – one of our most popular destinations for adults and juniors alike – couldn’t miss the opportunity to celebrate all its hard work. Staff invited agents and teachers from across the world to come and see the new building, take some pictures, and share anecdotes over some delicious Mediterranean food.

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San Sebastian – Top 10

San Sebastian is a wonderful city to live and to study in. Having lived there for five months, I will let you in on some of the best bits of the city:

1. Food! (pintxos, pintxos, pintxos)

San Sebastian is known worldwide for it’s Michelin star restaurants (try Mugaritz and Arzak). It is also famous for it’s specifically basque take on tapas, called Pintxos. 

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7 reasons to learn Spanish in Ibiza

Ibiza nightlifeThe Spanish island of Ibiza is one of the beautiful Balearic Islands in the Mediterranean. People throughout the world mostly think about its vibrant nightlife. However, this magnificent island offers so much more!

In Ibiza you will find everything from historic buildings and excellent beaches to pure nature, friendly people and mouthwatering delicacies. What’s more, it is the perfect place to work on your Spanish language skills!

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Las Fallas de Valencia

If you are interested in cultural festivals in other countries, the lively and colourful spring festival Las Fallas (Valencian: Las Falles) in the Spanish city of Valencia should be on the top of your list. You will be delighted by this spectacle and it will give you a unique insight into the Valencian culture!

The festival, which is also known as Las Falles de San José (The Falles of Saint Joseph) was even declared a UNESCO Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity in 2016. The locals celebrate this festival every year in March with the main festivities taking place between the 15th and 19th of March.

 

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Do not underestimate Santiago de Compostela

Barcelona and Madrid are the most visited cities in Spain, but there are many more amazing places this fascinating country has to offer. One of those is undoubtedly Santiago de Compostela!

In this blog post I would like to explain what makes this spectacular city in the Spanish region of Galicia so special… and why it is absolutely worth taking your next language course abroad in Santiago de Compostela!

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Mount Igeldo, Mount Urgull and lots and lots of walking – San Sebastian

For the past couple of months, I have been suggesting to guests at my workplace that they go and catch the views over San Sebastian at the top of either Monte Igeldo or Monte Urgull. I finally got the chance to go and do this myself and I’m pleased to report that they did not disappoint!

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Sunrise and Sunset – beaches in San Sebastian

Playa de la Concha

So far I’ve been in San Sebastian for a little over one month. As mentioned in my intro I am here with Apple Languages to focus on pushing my Spanish language skills to the next level! Whilst I’m here I will be exploring the city and letting you in on what it’s really like to live and study Spanish in San Sebastian!

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San Sebastian – Live

I jump into the kitchen and shout to my housemates ‘San Sebastian what do you think of?!’ and their first response is ‘surfistas!’…and they’re exactly right…the surfers are what this beautiful city is famous for.

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Language learning with Yoga

To all the yogis out there who love to travel and nourish their spirit by indulging in something new, this might be an interesting read for you! The ancient yogis taught us to nurture not just our bodies but also our brains by constantly learning.

As a practitioner of yoga I love to discover new things, broaden my knowledge, and learn something new – and not just through yoga! Whether you’re an old-hat when it comes to the ancient art or have never tried it in your life, we’ve got some great Language & Yoga courses that will help you get the most out of your stay.

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