What is the subjunctive and why is it so important?

21 years of speaking English and what can I say? I am a boss. I get it right every time. I suppose that’s what you get for being blessed with it as your mother tongue. I haven’t had to memorise our atrocious number of irregular verbs or struggle over pronouncing though (thoe), ought (awt), through (throo), tough (tuff), cough (coff) …and, well, I could go on. I don’t pretend I’m not fortunate, given that everyone else seems to want to learn English and this “just knowing” is of no use to anyone when I have to explain the rules. But what is this “subjunctive mood” by which I am constantly accosted in my Spanish lessons at Inhispania and why am I so bitter about it? It is a means of reflecting “SUBJECTIVE perceptions and untangibles” apparently. The indicative on the other hand “INDICATES facts”, quite simple really. Continue reading “What is the subjunctive and why is it so important?”

Alcala de Henares

Each week, we, the good folk of Inhispania, kindly organise a range of optional extra curricular activities for you, the students, to enjoy. These range from the more simple “Tapas en El Tigre” or a football match against the teachers to excursions to local places of interest such as Alcalá de Henares.

So here is a little background information to excite you … Continue reading “Alcala de Henares”

How to write a CV in Spanish!

A job or an internship is an excellent way to practice Spanish outside of your Spanish language course whilst gaining valuable work experience or just earning some extra money! To apply you will need a Spanish version of your CV (curriculum vitae) and a cover letter (carta de presentación) in Spanish. So here are our tips from Madrid on how to compose a successful application: Continue reading “How to write a CV in Spanish!”

Monday Mornings in Madrid

I prefer to keep things fresh and exciting in my life because I’m cool, edgy, hip and happening like that. So each Monday, as I make my way to Inhispania’s sister school on Calle de las Infantas where we have extra classrooms and a top-notch student zone for our diligent students of Spanish, I take this opportunity to explore Madrid a little. The nearest metro stops to this school are Banco de España (line 2) and Gran Vía (lines 1 and 5) but as my nearest station is on line 3 (4 and 6, it’s a great station I won’t brag), I prefer to walk rather than lose time going out of my way and changing lines. Continue reading “Monday Mornings in Madrid”