THE DIFFERENT USES OF THE VERB “SER”

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NAME / ORIGIN OR NATIONALITY AND PROFESSION

Soy Andrea, soy española y soy de Denia.

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RELIGION

Yo no soy cristiana, soy atea.

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DEFINITIONS

La amistad es un sentimiento.

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DESCRIPTIONS

El perro es blanco.

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TELL THE TIME

Son las siete y diez.

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DATES

Hoy es miércoles 15 de marzo.

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DESCRIBE MATERIAL

La mesa es de madera.

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OWNERSHIP

Los libros son míos.

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PRICE

Son veinte euros.

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PASSIVE VOICE

La canción ‘Imagine’ fue compuesta por Jonh Lennon.

ADJECTIVES THAT ONLY GO WITH “SER”
Absurdo (absurd)
Asequible (affordable)
Comprensible / incomprensible (comprehensible / incomprehensible)
Fiel / infiel (faithful / unfaithful)
Posible / imposible (possible / impossible)
Probable / improbable
Importante (important)
Imprescindible (essential)
Inteligente (inteligent)
Lógico (logical)
Necesario / innecesario (necessary / unnecessary)
Obvio (obvious)

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The fact that Spanish is the second most spoken language as a mother tongue is a crucial reason that drives millions of students to undertake the wonderful journey of learning Spanish. This motive is essential, but in TLCdénia we know that the reasons to learn Spanish are much more diverse.

We have found, throughout our years of experience, that there is an enormous bond with the language and this is the reason why, every year, students from around the world pack their bags for a stay in Spain combining holidays and an Spanish intensive course.

“Why learn Spanish?” Is one of the most frequently asked questions during the first day of class in TLCdénia. The responses of our students always give us a smile:

1. “I love Spain” It is the destination that moves students to study the language; a good experience in Spain or Latin America feeds the desire to return and learn Spanish. Our city also invokes passion and never leaves anyone indifferent.

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2. “The Spanish and Hispanic people are very friendly” Some of our students explain that in Spain and Latin America the friendliness of the people is what encouraged them to learn their language. We continually hear statements like: “People greet you with a smile and it’s a shame not to communicate with them in Spanish.”

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3. “Spanish food is my favorite” It is well known that Spanish cuisine is a triumph well beyond its borders and many of our students are not only big fans of the Spanish culture and language, but also its cuisine.

This interest is based not only on the pleasure of tasting the dishes of the country, but of learning more about the Spanish food culture. Our diet is world renowned for being so healthy, which is recognized as PATRIMONIO CULTURAL DE LA HUMANIDAD

Furthermore, Denia was named Creative City of Gastronomy by UNESCO and it is therefore not surprising that foreigners seize the opportunity to improve their Spanish while learning our culinary arts, thanks to our course: “Spanish and Mediterranean cuisine.”

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Students during the Spanish & Gastronomy course

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Although summer is soon to arrive and with it our long-awaited holidays, there is always a part of us that wants to make the most of the time we have. Being near the beach is of the utmost importance for most families during the summer period and it is often what governs the final choice of destination.

Year in, year out Denia is a holiday hotspot and TLCdénia bares witness to the needs of so many families who are committed to learning and improving their Spanish or English, while enjoying their dream holiday.

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We organize weekly meetings to practice languages (English and Spanish) in the pub Paddy O’Connell. (C/ La Mar, 20, Dénia).

We speak some time in English and some in Spanish so that people from all over the world can practise and improve the language.

You can join our Facebook group: facebook.com/groups/conversacionidiomasdenia or contact us

Invite friends who might be interested. It is an unbeatable environment! Join us!

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To completely learn Spanish it is essential to pack your bags and visit Spain where the language you are learning is spoken. More often than not this is the only way students learn to speak it naturally. But to get the full benefit from the experience you must do more than just attend Spanish courses, you must immerse yourself in that country’s culture and interact with Spanish native speakers.

If you come to Dénia because you want to follow Spanish courses in Spain, we recommend that you follow these tips in order to practice the language as much as possible:

1. Take part in the activities organized by the TLCdénia Spanish school, and why not keep in touch with classmates outside the classroom? This will help you to continue communicating in Spanish for longer.

2. Visit the town’s hot spots, for example Dénia’s street markets (Mondays in Torrecremada from 8.30 to 14 h, the fruit and vegetable market in Magallanes Street on Friday mornings 9-14 h, close to the Municipal Market or the second-hand market in La Via street also on at the same time).

Spanish students in Denia market (Spain)

Spanish students in Denia market

3. Go out to bars and restaurants. Listening to native Spanish speakers having informal conversations whilst enjoying some tapas will teach you many colloquial expressions, and will also sharpen your understanding of the language.

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Students of Spanish going for tapas in Denia

4. Take part in salsa classes. Although dancing is not everyone’s strong point, going along to salsa classes organized by several of the town’s pubs (like Dorian Gray or Saladin) will help you socialize and learn Spanish.

Students of Spanish in salsa lessons

Students of Spanish in salsa lessons

5. Take a guided tour. The town offers a wide range of sightseeing tours: Dénia throughout the millennium, Stories of the castle, Dénia’s gastronomy and a sea of pirates. For reservations, please contact the Tourist Office.

6. Hiking in a group. Enjoy guided hiking trails or cycle routes arranged by different organizations and companies.
Practicar_espanol_Denia7. Take advantage of Dénia’s cultural events: live music, theater, monologues, exhibitions, lectures, films, to name but a few.

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8. Take part in the Spanish-English language exchange programme organized by TLCdénia and you will meet native speakers wishing to practice various languages. These conversations will greatly help to improve your fluency.

Join the Facebook Group:
facebook.com/groups/intercambioidiomasTLCdenia/

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The last and perhaps the most important tip is to always keep the desire to continue learning going and to keep yourself motivated. So take advantage every available opportunity to practice Spanish in Dénia!