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Apps and other tips to improve your Spanish

12-05-2017

During the summer months, Barcelona is filled with international students who come to learn Spanish. Some do it because in September they begin their studies of degree or master in Barcelona and they need to improve their level of Spanish, and others as perfect excuse to spend the summer in Barcelona and of step to know a little more of the language and the culture of the country.

Barcelona has much to offer all year round, but in summer it is when it shows its greatest appeal. Our university floors are leaving the international students who have spent their academic year with us and we receive hundreds of students of Spanish. To get the most out of your experience and to return home with a more advanced level of Spanish, we give you several tips: try to make Spanish-speaking friends, you will learn much faster than with class hours and certainly also more fun. Try to speak Spanish in your day to day, when you make the purchase in the supermarket, when ordering a coffee in a bar or ask for an address, make the effort and do not fall into the temptation to ask for it in English because surely they will understand . And lastly, take advantage of your Smartphone and download some of the apps that we recommend and that will help you easily and conveniently to improve quickly.

Duolingo

One of the most popular, since their learning strategy is based on practice not memorizing, which is much more useful, fun and effective in the long run. In addition, it is possible to play with your roommates, so competing can become an incentive to learn.

Busuu

With this application you will be able to learn words and expressions and also practice what you have learned with native speakers. More than 150 everyday topics with more than 3,000 words and phrases.

Babbel

This app is free and available for both iPhone and Android. What we like most is that it has a voice recognition system to improve pronunciation and perform written exercises.

Lingua.Ly

This is an extension of Google Chrome that you can install in your browser and with which every time you access a page and double-click a word you can know its meaning and pronunciation. What we like most is that it offers you suggestions of articles to read or what words you need to practice based on your level.

Oh, and of course, we recommend you visit our blog http://www.pisosestudiantesbarcelona.com/conocer-el-idioma-nc-2-es where you will learn fun local expressions that you can use during your study stay (and fun) In Barcelona ? ... Happy summer!