Archive for diciembre, 2009

Filed Under (General) by admin on diciembre-17-2009

j0444925Did you know that “To Learn Something New” is one of the top 10 New Year´s Resolutions every year? Apparently education is one of the easiest and most motivating New Year´s resolutions to keep.

Perhaps “To Learn Spanish” is one of YOUR resolutions this year. It couldn´t be easier to make that first step. Visit our website and find out more about our courses in Valladolid and Santander. Just contact us through the website and we´ll send you our latest course brochure, course dates and fees.

Make 2010 the year you made a commitment to learning Spanish in Spain. Courses are available all year round.

Filed Under (General) by admin on diciembre-17-2009

http___en.valladolidinternacionalA Christmas Greeting from the Plaza Mayor, Valladolid.

Staff and students at International House Valladolid only have to look out of their classroom window to enjoy the Christmas decorations and festivities in the Plaza Mayor.

This year we have “El árbol de los deseos” (used by the children to send their messages to Santa Claus), the carousel which dates from 1900, “El pueblo navideño” with its miniature train and the stalls selling local seasonal food and drink. By nightfall the square is transformed with festive lighting.

Season’s Greetings from all at International House Valladolid and Santander.

Filed Under (General) by admin on diciembre-3-2009

Love (Two red hearts)This week I´ve been looking at the reasons students give for taking our Spanish courses.

The main motivator for learning Spanish seems to be “for pleasure”. Students just simply love the Spanish language and culture. In second place comes “for work”, either back in the student´s home country or due to a relocation to Spain. In joint third comes “for tourism” and “for study”.

The reason I like best is “for love”. We get students from all over the world who have met and fallen in love with Spaniards. They take our classes because they want to be able to understand and communicate with their new partner´s family and friends and be better able to appreciate the country from which their loved one comes. A reason straight from the heart! They say 70% of communication is non-verbal. At least we can help with the other 30% for which you may need a little grammar and vocabulary!

If you would like to speak the language of love in Spanish or just improve your level, International House Valladolid offers general intensive Spanish courses all year round. For more information contact us at