The pronunciation in Spanish is easy in comparison with other languages. Normally, you pronounce the words the way you write them, but there are also exceptions to the rule.

For good pronunciation we recommend you listen to the language whenever possible: watch movies and videos on YouTube in Spanish, listen to audio books in Spanish, etc. Even better, if you have the chance, take Spanish classes.

For a better understanding, we have listed some pronunciation keys below:

PRONUNCIATION KEYS

The phoneme Z [θ]

The C [k] is pronounced in case of CA (casa), QUE (queso), QUI (quince), CO (comer), CU (cuatro)

The Z [θ] is pronounced in case of ZA (zapato), CE (centro), CI (ciento), ZO (zoo), ZU (zumo)

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The phonemes C / S

It’s very common for our spanish students to replace the phonemes of CE and CI with “S“. To say, for example, “servesa” instead of “cerveza”. In reality, the “seseo” (to pronounce the s instead of z or c before i and e) is very popular in parts of Andalusia, in the Canary islands and in Latin America. 

It doesn’t matter if you say “s” instead of “C”, as the majority of the native spanish speakers pronounce it like that, but while writing remember to write the “c” and not the “s”.

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DO YOU WANT TO COME WITH YOUR CHILDREN TO STUDY SPANISH?

We have a discount to learn Spanish for all your family!

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Take advantage of this amazing discount and come to Denia to study Spanish with your children in May or June. The weather in Denia is lovely during these months and you can enjoy better prices than during the summer.

We have these discounts to learn Spanish with the whole family:

1. ACCOMMODATION IN TOWN + SPANISH COURSE FOR PARENT & CHILD

Before: 835 € – Now: 750 €

2. ACCOMMODATION IN TOWN + SPANISH COURS FOR PARENTS AND CHILD

Before: 1,140 € – Now: 935 €

SPANISH COURSE FOR CHILDREN:
Children learn Spanish inside and outside the classroom. This course consists of 2 Spanish lessons + break + 2 activities (arts and crafts workshops, excursions and games).
Schedule: Monday to Friday from 9.30am to 12.45pm
Includes:
- Materials (books, photocopies, craft material and tools).
- Break (juice, milk, biscuits or sandwiches).
- Transfer to and from the craft workshop and excursion venues.
- Certificate of attendance.

SPANISH COURSE FOR ADULTS:
Spanish intensive 20
In the course, you will cover all disciplines, including oral, writing, reading and definitely speaking skills.

This Spanish course allows you to perfectly combine a holiday in Spain with learning Spanish and taking part in the centre’s extracurricular activities. It’s our most Spanish popular course!
The first two lessons of this course cover the grammar explanations and exercises, vocabulary, reading texts and/or the writing tasks. The lessons that follow focus on conversational skills: fluency, set phrases, oral and listening comprehension, debates, group discussions, oral presentations, role plays etc.

DISCOUNT CONDITIONS
- Dates of the course: 1 week 28th May to 17th June
- Accommodation in the apartment in center.
- Discount not applicable to previous bookings.
- Make sure you reference “Spring Discount” when you do the booking.

Contact us and make the most of this discount! We are waiting for you!


Learn about Easter in Spain and Spanish vocabulary.

How is Easter celebrated in Spain?

In Spain, Easter (Semana Santa) is a religious celebration when the brotherhoods (cofradías)  organize processions (procesiones) in which the Nazarenes (nazarenos) or penitents (penitentes) take statues to the street.

Here is some vocabulary for Easter in Spain:

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Procession in Denia. (Marina Plaza’s photo)

Semana Santa: Holy Week.
Procesiones: religious processions during Holy Week.
Pasos: sacred images which are carried during a procession of Holy Week.
Nazarenos o penitentes: accompanies the ´pasos´ in the processions of Holy Week.

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Some of the most noteworthy cities in Spain for their Easter celebrations are Seville, Malaga, Cuenca, Valladolid, Zamora, Leon, Salamanca, Cartagena, Hellín and many more throughout the Spanish geography that are declared Fiestas of International Tourist Interest .

In the province of Alicante these include Easter in Orihuela, Easter in Crevillente and Palm Sunday Procession in Elche. Continúe leyendo


 Learn Spanish anywhere!

In your living room, on the subway, on the beach, in your office, … choose your favorite corner and learn Spanish online. One of our teachers will guide you in your learning.

Teacher during an online Spanish lesson

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Experience Spanish language and culture from anywhere in the world. Live this great experience!

TLCdénia online offers online Spanish lessons with native teachers at a distance in a quality school accredited by the Cervantes Institute. TLCdénia is a Spanish language school in Denia which has more than 30 years experience teaching languages and now also teaches Spanish online at tlcdeniaonline.com

If you have already studied with us in Spain and came back to your country, you can continue learning Spanish with our teachers. Or…if you want to learn Spanish with a school from Spanish but you are not able to travel then, learn Spanish online with us from your country!

What we offer AT TLCdénia online…

We offer Spanish online lessons for students of all levels from beginner to advanced level. The lessons are focused on the objectives of each student:

- General Spanish to work the four language skills: reading, writing, listening and speaking.

- Conversation lessons: have more fluency when speaking.

- Online lessons for children: school tutoring or language progress.

- Spanish for teenagers: school exams’ preparation or language learning.

- Spanish for specific purposes: Spanish for Business, Spanish Culture, Spanish for travelling.

- Official Spanish exams preparation: DELE exam, LCI, SIELE, among others.

Take the Spanish language with you wherever you want!

Men learning Spanish online on the beach

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Experience Spanish language and culture from anywhere in the world. Live this great experience!

At TLCdenia online you can manage your lessons’ planning comfortably.

Register here and try a lessons. You will love it!

Register here (If you want to use the website in Spanish)



DISCOUNT NEW YEAR

We give you 1 week course and accommodation for free!

We are almost in 2017 and to celebrate New Year, we want to give you a very special present. If you want to learn Spanish properly, …Make the most of this great discount!

We are offering you a great discount on our Spanish course with or without acccommodation in Denia.

 

1 FREE WEEK-COURSE

- Book 4 week-course and get a 1 week-course for free.

1 FREE WEEK COURSE AND ACCOMMODATION 

- Book a 4 week-course and accommodation and come to the school for 5 weeks: GET 1 WEEK TOTALLY FREE. 

DISCOUNT CONDITIONS
- Make sure you reference “New Year Discount” when you do the booking.
- Enjoy a 5-week course and pay for only 4. Price: 590 € + 40 € registration fee.
- Stay in the accommodation for 5 weeks and pay for only 4. Price of the accommodation: 480 €.
- Accommodation in private room in city centre (3 minutes walk from school).
- Only valid for new bookings confirmed before 31st January 2017.
- Only valid for courses made between 9th January and 26th May 2017.
- Discount not applicable to previous bookings.

 

INTENSIVE SPANISH COURSE

In our intensive courses you work on the 4 Spanish skills: Speaking, Listening, Writing and Reading. The grammar explanations are combined with speaking practice. This is a very complete Spanish course in order to learn in an efficient way!

 

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ACCOMMODATION

The accommodation is in an apartment fully remodeled in 2016. It is very comfortable and in the heart of the city of Denia. You can see apartment’s pictures by clicking here

ADVANTADGES OF STUDYING SPANISH IN DENIA IN WINTER

Do you need reasons to come to study Spanish in Denia in winter? Discover here the 10 reasons to study Spanish in Denia in Winter

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