Understanding Colombia’s different accents

Whether this is because the Spanish spoken in Bogotá is “clearer” than others (as many capitalinos would have you believe) or simply because Colombian media broadcasts typically bogotano accents to the rest of the country, the reality is understanding the Colombia's different accents can be a bit of a head scratcher.

I used to be bad at this: mastering the ‘used to’...

People often get confused when talking about habits from the past. Here are some top tips on how to master the skill and leave...
English language advent calendar

English language advent calendar

Get into the seasonal spirit in December with a new word for every day before Christmas in our English language advent calendar. Open as a pdf or...
Spanish chatting

Spanish chatting: Esk no c txtr :(

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

Intern Colombia: Interning internationally

Companies and candidates are discovering that international intern programmes offer more than just job opportunities – these are cultural exchanges that contribute to changing perceptions and deepening perspectives.

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.
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 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.