Football idioms

Football idioms: Back of the net

The beautiful game has inspired some beautiful language. We kick around some football idioms so that you can banter with the best of them.

A question of language: How to form questions in English

Are you OK? Do you need a helping hand? This month Phil Stoneman looks at how to form questions in English.
Translation tricks

Lost in translation: Translation tricks between Spanish and English

Translation can be difficult, but these little tricks and similarities can help you move between Spanish and English with ease.
Making comparisons

Making comparisons: The good, the better, and the best

Making comparisons is as important as any other aspect of language. In this edition, we look at different ways to compare one thing to another in English.
English word order

English language: New Word Order

One of the big differences between English and Spanish is word order, which is the order that we say, or write words. Different languages have different ideas about this. We look at some of the basic points and problems to remember.
speaking english

Speaking English in a foreign land

You’ve studied hard, planned your trip and booked your ticket to an English-speaking country. Here are some tips to surviving, learning, speaking English and enjoying yourself when you get there.
Spanish football language

Playing away: Spanish football language

If the World Cup puts you in the mood for a game or two, we have all the Spanish football language that will help you make your point on the pitch.

OPINION: Inclusive gender-neutral Spanish is riling linguistic authorities, but will it...

It is impossible to imagine the Spanish language without gender. Every noun is inextricably tied to its 'el' or 'la', and each adjective defers...
Spanish festive word search

Spanish festive word search

As the end of the year approaches, we've got a fun way to practice your language skills during the holidays with this Spanish festive word search.
Spanish chatting

Spanish chatting: Esk no c txtr 🙁

Chat away to your heart’s content with our guide to smartphone Spanish chatting.

Basic Spanish sentence structures

Building basic Spanish sentence structures in is actually quite simple, and helped by the fact that neither negative nor interrogative forms require much modification to the overall structure. We’ve got the building blocks you need to help you with your basic sentence structures so you can form affirmative, negative and basic questions whenever you need.
Spanish language 101

New to Colombia? Our Spanish language 101 is a must

Visiting a foreign country is best enjoyed when we can communicate with the locals. Not only does this allow us to express basic needs and wants, it’s the gateway to understanding a culture and a country. Even if we can’t summon the energy to learn Spanish, a few basic sentences are key in order to get by.