Five famous Spanish feminists

Last year we celebrated International Women's Day with a post about our favourite female polyglots, and this year we decided to learn about famous Spanish feminists - here are our top five!  Clara Campoamor  Born into a working class family in Madrid in 1888, Clara...

Spanish vocabulary for social media

Spending time on Facebook and Instagram is part of everyday life for lots of people, and if you're engaging online in Spanish, it's a daily practice that will reinforce your language skills and make it feel less like you're just wasting time! Even if you don't have...

Five free things to do in Barcelona in February

Winter is one of our favourite times of year in Barcelona. The streets are quieter, it's easy to get a seat on a terrace and it's still sunny enough to get wrapped up and out and about! Here's our pick of the best events on this month.        ...

Spanish vocabulary for getting your NIE

NIE. Three little letters to strike fear into the heart of anyone who's had previous experience of Spanish bureaucracy. But don't fear, because Languages4Life is here with all the vocabulary you'll need to see you through the process of applying for and getting your...

Moving to Barcelona: expectations vs reality

Moving abroad is an amazing adventure, and it's easy to romanticise it before you actually do it. So what happens when you arrive and find that there's a bit of a mismatch between your romantic ideas of life in Barcelona and the reality? What was the biggest...

Our ten favourite vegan spots in Barcelona

With so many people signing up for Veganuary, we thought it would be a great month to share some of our favourite vegan hotspots around Barcelona! In recent years Barcelona has become much vegan-friendly, and while there still aren't a lot of vegan-only places, there...

Spanish vocabulary for Christmas

With the festive season fast approaching, brush up on your Spanish Christmas vocubulary! Questions to ask What are your plans for Christmas? ¿Qué planes tienes para Navidad? Are you spending Christmas with your family? ¿Vas a pasar las navidades con tu familia? Did...

The perfect present: Christmas gifts from Catalunya

If you've left your Christmas shopping until now and you're running short on inspiration, don't worry - we got you! Check out our suggestions for Catalan Christmas gifts that are sure to go down a storm for your nearest and...

Five free things to do in Barcelona in December

Winter is well and truly here, but that's no reason to hibernate! These five free events are more than enough reason to get out and about this month, so read on for the best that Barcelona has to offer this December.  Drap-Art: an International Festival of Sustainable...

Reasons to be thankful for living in Barcelona

It's Thanksgiving today, and whether you're American or not, the practice of gratitude is always a positive one! So this week we're celebrating the city that we love.          What's the thing about Barcelona that you're the most thankful...