10 common Spanish Idioms

Idioms exist in every language, but they are usually only understood by native speakers or people with a really good command of the language in question. Would you like to take your Spanish to the next level and step up your game? It is piece of cake if you practice! In this blog post we […]

Las noches de las velas en Pedraza

Pedraza es un pequeño pueblo de Segovia, con muchísimo encanto, que desde hace 27 años celebra la tradicional “Noche de las velas”. Este evento único reúne tanto a habitantes del pueblo como a cientos de turistas que durante dos noches pueden disfrutar de conciertos en vivo y un ambiente mágico a la luz de las […]

Five things Indians should know before travelling to Madrid

There’s been a huge rise in the number of Indians going to Spain in the last few years and there is plenty to do in the Spanish capital, Madrid. Here we give you a list of five things Indians should know before travelling to Madrid. There’s lots to do in Madrid for free! Madrid has […]

Best places to surf in Spain

Are you looking forward to spending some time at the beach while making the most of Spain’s amazing weather? So are we! Summer is almost here and it’s time to start making weekend trips and planning our holidays. If you are a big fan of water sports, here you can find some of the best […]

Best places to watch the World Cup in Madrid

When you have the so many football events coming up, you will absolutely need to find the perfect place to watch the World Cup in Madrid. Madrid is one of the biggest football capitals in the world and here we give you the perfect places to catch the games that matter this summer. O’Neill’s Irish […]

Useful phrases for job interviews in Spanish

Spanish is one of the 3 most spoken languages in the world. There are around 40 million Spanish native speakers and in the corporate world it is estimated that the Spanish language is used by more than 560 million people on a daily basis. The demand for Spanish native speakers or people who speak Spanish […]

Series on Netflix to practice Spanish

Would you like to improve your Spanish while relaxing and doing something you enjoy? Series are making a comeback and are a great way to learn new vocabulary, hear different accents and understand Spanish speaking culture. Netflix has loads of series that will have you hooked and keep you interested from start to finish! Here […]

What to do in Madrid in 2018 (Part 1)

Madrid is outdoing itself in 2018 and offering a ton of interesting and fun events. Whether you are looking for great shows, exhibitions or festivals, you are one lucky person if you’re visiting Madrid in 2018. Take a look at what is going on and plan out what you don’t want to miss. JANUARY Harry Potter, […]

Best Christmas breaks in Spain and Europe

Are you looking forward to Christmas but still haven’t decided how you are going to celebrate it? You’re not the only one! Lots of people living abroad are looking for exciting plans to make the most of the most wonderful time of the year! In this blog, we give you some great ideas for where […]

The best festivals in Spain (part 1)

One of the fun and unique aspects that Spain has to offer is the huge variety of traditional festivals which are celebrated year after year throughout the different regions of the country. Of course 2018 will be no different, these celebrations are already being organized and you can be a part of them! In this […]

How to improve your vocabulary in Spanish

Learning a language is something quite challenging and the more we learn, the more we want to know. The problem is that no matter how hard we try, we always bump into new words and it seems like we will never master them all, which is true! How to choose the best Spanish schools in […]

How to choose the best Spanish schools in Spain?

Have you made the decision to study Spanish in the home of the Spanish language?  The process of learning a second language is very enriching and the right teachers can keep you motivated to really improve your level and reach your goals.  However, given that there is an overwhelming amount of information about Madrid and […]

Game of Thrones Filming Locations in Spain

Ahead of the Game of Thrones season 7 finale this weekend, we are paying homage to the incredible landscapes and backdrops of this iconic series. From Northern Ireland and Iceland, to southern Croatia, Malta and Morocco, we have seen many countries playing a starring role in George R.R. Martin’s epic creation. Season 6 and 7, […]

Sangría recipe

The temperatures are rising in Madrid and everyone is craving a nice, refreshing beverage. Check out our sangría recipe so you can enjoy it at home. ¡Salud! Ingredients (For 8-10 people) 1 lemon 1 orange 1  apple 2 peaches 1 litre of red wine Half a litre of lemon soda Half a litre of orange […]

Difference between the DELE and SIELE

The Diploma of Spanish as a Foreign Language (DELE) and the International Spanish Language Evaluation Service (SIELE) are both internationally recognized certifications that test your level of Spanish, but what exactly is the difference between them? In summary: The DELE proves your level of proficiency in Spanish. Each candidate chooses which level they would like […]

How to be a good Spanish Student

If you are planning to learn Spanish in Spain, you need to know a few tips on how to become a good Spanish student. Studying only comes naturally to a few lucky ones but as children we all studied every day without even noticing it and we were excellent at it. We learnt to walk, […]

Banks in Spain

If you are planning to learn Spanish, you need to know a few things about the banks in Spain You’ll obviously need cash during your time in Madrid and it would be wise to take the following into account before your trip to Spain: Your bank at home may have partner banks in Spain that […]

Mobile Phones in Spain

If you are planning to learn Spanish in Spain, you need to know a few things about the mobile phones in Spain. It is something you should purchase right away if you don’t have a mobile device already. There are a few different ways you can buy a phone. One way is to buy a prepaid […]

Learn Spanish, Date Natives-Speed Dating!

‘¿Cuál sería tu cita perfecta?  ¿Qué buscas en otra persona?’ Questions like these are important to learn before you sign up for a language exchange speed dating activity. LAE Madrid’s cultural activities are not standard! We love to create new and fun ways to practice Spanish while learning more about the local culture. With that […]

Spain is different!

If you are planning to learn Spanish in Spain, you need to know a few things about our country When you arrive in Spain for your Spanish classes, you will see and learn why we say Spain is different. It’s possible that because of the awesome weather, which is significantly better than the rest of […]

Lost in Translation

Spanish is said by many to be quite an easy language to pick up (for English speakers), due to it being phonetic and having a lot of words with Latin roots, making them similar to English. Often if you don’t know a word in Spanish you can have a stab in the dark by adding […]

Let There Be Sangría & Jamón Tapas!

If you are planning to learn Spanish in Spain, you need to know a few things about the Sangría & Jamón culture La Aventura Española Spanish Academy believes in creating a dynamic and interactive classroom atmosphere that inspires and motivates students to learn Spanish. In fact, LAE Madrid gives its students the opportunity to completely […]

Sexy Spanish and Salsa Dance Lessons

Spain is famous for Flamenco, we all know this! Here at LAE Madrid we are keeping up with the trends, and right now Latino dance is becoming more and more popular in Madrid. LAE Madrid’s cultural activity, “Spicy Spanish Salsa Lessons”, is a fun, music-filled event to get everyone ready to talk and dance at […]

Parks in Madrid

If you are planning to learn Spanish in Spain, you need to know a few things about parks in Madrid Madrid is one of the greenest capital cities in the world with a multitude of parks, including: Retiro Park is a truly beautiful place. Long, tree-lined boulevards as well as narrow paths crisscross the lovely park. […]

Sentences for the first day of Spanish class

If you are planning to learn Spanish in Spain, you will probably need to know a few sentences that can help you on the first day of Spanish class. We know that the first day of class can be tough. You don’t know what to do or say, so here at LAE Madrid we have made our own […]

Embassies in Madrid

If you are planning to learn Spanish in Spain, you need to know how to find your country’s embassy in Madrid La Aventura Española is a multicultural school. Our students in Spanish courses come from different countries, so here you have a list with some of the embassies in Madrid in case you need to contact any of […]

Food and drink by neighborhood in Madrid: Malasaña

If you are planning to learn Spanish in Spain, you need to know a few things about each neighborhood in Madrid. MALASAÑA We asked several of the La Aventura Española students their favorite food and drink spots in neighborhood Malasaña. Barrio Malasaña is a trendy, lively part of Madrid’s city centre. Malasaña district is situated North of […]

Guide to looking for accommodation in Madrid

If you are planning to learn Spanish in Spain, you need to know a few things about accommodation in Madrid If you are coming to Madrid for your Spanish classes normally accommodation is at the top of your list to organize. At LAE Madrid there are some accommodation options (shared apartments, host family or student […]

How to find a language exchange meetup in Madrid

If you are planning to learn Spanish in Madrid, you need to know a few ways of finding a place to practice in language exchange in Madrid. When arriving to Madrid it common to hear the term “intercambio” and like many you ask “What’s that?” La Aventura Española is here to give you the break […]

Flamenco in Madrid

If you are planning to learn Spanish in Spain, you need to see a flamenco show and enjoy a piece of Andalucía in Madrid In La Aventura Española we know that students in Spanish courses like to do typical Spanish activities like go for tapas,  take a nap, etc. That is why we want to […]

Having fun in Madrid

If you are planning to learn Spanish in Spain, you need to know a few things about how to have fun in Madrid It is seriously impossible not to have fun in Madrid. It is an amazing capital city that speaks to everyone, no matter what your interests are! Nightlife “I have never been to […]

Museums in Madrid

If you are planning to learn Spanish in Spain, you need to know a few things about the museums in Madrid When people think of museums in Madrid, they usually think of the ‘Golden Triangle of Art’, which consists of these three world-famous art museums: El Prado is one of the most important art museums […]

Madrid Nightlife

If you are planning to learn Spanish in Spain, there are a few things you need to know about Madrid nightlife. Nightlife Madrid has the best nightlife in Europe, full of fun and excitement! From intimate piano bars to massive clubs, there’s something for everyone. The heart of the city, Sol, is packed with some […]

Spanish Food in Madrid

If you are planning to learn Spanish in Spain, you need to know a few things about Spanish food. You’ve probably heard it before, but the cuisine in Madrid is excellent! Spanish food is simply delicious, healthy, Mediterranean, and offered in a vast variety of ways. Compared to other European countries, such as the UK, […]

Travel Documents Necessary to Come to Spain

If you are planning to learn Spanish in Spain, you need to know which travel documents will be asked of you. You will need a valid passport to enter Spain, unless you are coming from a country within the Schengen zone (Austria, Belgium, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Italy, Latvia, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, […]