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Top 5 Spanish TV Series to Watch on Netflix

Top 5 Spanish TV Series to Watch on Netflix

In this post, we’ve compiled the Top 5 Spanish TV Series to Watch on Netflix to help complement your language learning. Whether you’re into crime dramas, thrillers or comedies, there is always a great Spanish Language television series or film waiting on Netflix.

Watching TV series and films can help you learn Spanish faster! Watching with the subtitles can help reinforce your language learning and grow your vocabulary of the language. It is also an excellent opportunity to learn conversational phrases and pronunciations.

Most content on streaming platforms is both subtitled and captioned in various languages. Whilst subtitles are standard for a language translation of the dialogue, captions also include things like speaker differentiation and description of sound effects.

So whether you’re new to learning Spanish, or are just looking to binge-watch some great series, here are our top 5 Spanish TV series to watch on Netflix right now.

Cactus offers outstanding Spanish language courses online and across the UK. If you have any questions about any of our language courses please call us on +44 1273 830 960 or contact us. Our team of multilingual experts will be happy to answer any questions you may have.

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Salsa in Leeds! Cactus Partners With Tiempo España Dance Academy


 

Tiempo España: Learn some Salsa Moves While You Practise Your Spanish

Even if you have two left feet, Tiempo España Dance Academy will help you to become a great dancer. There are 7 different levels of salsa dance classes (from Beginners to Advanced) and not having a partner to go to the lessons with isn’t a problem – you will be paired up with different people during the lessons. Give it a go and you’ll soon be salsaing to the high energy Latin rhythms, as if you were in Cuba, dancing the night away in the Buena Vista Social Club in Havana – mojito in hand!

Tiempo España Dance Academy offers Cuban salsa lessons in a number of cities including Leeds, York and Selby. As a Cactus student, you can purchase an 8 classes pass for just £35 by showing your confirmation email when you book!

Salsa Steps: Spanish Dance Vocabulary

Salsa is one of the most popular Latin dances around the world. Originating in Cuba, it has developed very different variations. You can dance it on your own (suelto), with a partner (en pareja) or in group (rueda). Knowing the basic Spanish vocabulary related to dance will help to focus your efforts on learning the moves swiftly regardless of the style. Check this list of Spanish terms that you will surely find useful during your salsa lessons:

Bailar – To dance
Paso – Step
Compás – Beat of the music
Izquierda – Left
Derecha – Right
Adelante – Forward step
Atrás – Back step
Lento – Slow
Vuelta/Giro – Turn
Tropiezo – Tumble
Mambo – Dance steps characterised by a forwards and backwards motion.


 

Would you like to Improve your Spanish whilst you Learn Salsa in Cuba, Tango in Buenos Aires or Flamenco in Spain?

Find out more about our  Language & Dance courses which include Spanish & Dance in Havana (salsa, mambo, and rumba), Spanish & Flamenco in Madrid or Malaga, and Spanish & Tango in Buenos Aires.

Immerse Yourself in the Spanish and Latin America Culture and Practise your Spanish Every Day: Check our Language & Culture courses page including our popular Spanish courses in Barcelona or Spanish & Culture in Granada.

Contact Us

To find out more about learning Spanish, or information on any of our courses simply call us on 01273 830 960 or email us. Our multilingual team will be happy to answer any questions you may have.

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Cactus language offers the following types of language courses:

Evening language courses: 19 different languages in 15 UK locations
Language holidays: worldwide immersion courses in the country of the language
Private tuition: tailor-made and corporate language training solutions throughout the world
TEFL: teacher training courses for both English and other languages all over the world
Online courses: for teacher training, English and French

Viva Mexico! Cactus Partners With La Choza

Special Offer for Cactus Students at La Choza

We are happy to announce our partnership with La Choza, the tastiest Mexican restaurant in Hove (Western Road)! And just 12 minutes by bus from our school in Brighton. La Chozaa presents an affordable and gloriously delicious menu of authentic Mexican street food. The menu offers all the traditional Mexican dishes such as burritos, tacos and quesadillas, and also has a tempting variety of vegan and vegetarian options. Wash this down with the liquid of Mexico – the margarita, or try one of their expertly chosen tequilas and you will end the night feeling almost Mexican! The vibe is funky Mexican folk art, neon lights, and sugar skulls and the friendly service will make this an evening to remember. As they say in Mexico:

Barriga llena, corazA?n contento’   Full stomach, happy heart.

Why not visit La Choza and enjoy a delicious Mexican meal in a very latin environment, you can even have a go at practising your Spanish! As a Cactus student, you just need to show your course confirmation email to receive 10% off your food and drink from Monday to Friday (12pm to 5pm).*
*Please note that this discount is only applicable in Western Road restaurant.

Mexican Spanish vs Spanish from Spain

If you love Mexican food and are thinking of visiting the land of the Mayans and the Aztecs, Frida Kahlo, and the Chihuahua, famous for avocadoes, tequila and the jalapeno, you may want to take not of some of the key vocabulary differences between Spanish from Spain and Spanish from Mexico.

English Mexican Spanish Spanish from Spain
Boy Chavo

Chico
Car Carro

Coche
Cool Chido

Guay
Mobile Phone Cellular MA?vil
Friend Cuate

Amigo
Pen Pluma

Boligrafo
Talk Platicar

Hablar
Straw Popote

Pajita

Contact Us

To find out more about learning Spanish, or information on any of our courses simply call us on 01273 830 960 or email us. Our multilingual team will be happy to answer any questions you may have.

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Cactus language offers the following types of language courses:

Evening language courses: 19 different languages in 15 UK locations
Language holidays: worldwide immersion courses in the country of the language
Private tuition: tailor-made and corporate language training solutions throughout the world
TEFL: teacher training courses for both English and other languages all over the world
Online courses: for teacher training, English and French

Cactus Language partners with Tropical Sushi!


 
Exclusive discounts for Cactus Students at Tropical Sushi

We are very excited to announce that Tropical Sushi is partnering with Cactus Language, bringing exclusive discounts to all of our evening language class students.

Tropical Sushi is a new sushi concept, based in Brighton, where you can enjoy fresh and flavourful fusion sushi, served with the warmest Latin hospitality. The menus are specially designed with a variety of combinations that satisfy vegetarians, vegans and people with allergies and intolerances. They make it as they like to eat it; experimenting with different flavours from both Asia and Latin America, creating unique and delicious combinations that will leave you wanting more! As well as amazing sushi, Tropical Sushi offers workshopsto learn how to make delicious food with traditional Japanese techniques. You can choose between 3 different levels, depending on your previous knowledge and expertise.

Eat and Speak!

Whether you are learning Japanese, Spanish or Portuguese, this is the perfect opportunity to socialise with your classmates, have some fun and practise the language you are learning in a Japanese-Latin environment! Why not get a group of people together after class and head on down to Tropical Sushi, take full advantage of your exclusive discount and practise the language you are learning with your classmates (and the waiters!)

How can I get the discount?

You will get a massive 20% off food from Monday to Wednesday (lunch and dinner service) and 10% off food from Thursday to Saturday, just by showing your course confirmation email. Cactus students will also receive a 15% discount for the workshops, making them just A?15 a go!

Where is Tropical Sushi?

Tropical Sushi is situated in Hove’s Western Road, a stones throw away from Brighton centre. Take a bus from the Cactus school in Brighton and you will be there in less than 15 minutes. Don’ miss the chance to taste the best Latin Japanese fusion and book your table at Tropical Sushi here!

Contact Us

To find out more about learning Spanish, or information on any of our courses simply call us on 01273 830 960 or email us. Our multilingual team will be happy to answer any questions you may have.

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Cactus language offers the following types of language courses:

Evening language courses: 19 different languages in 15 UK locations
Language holidays: worldwide immersion courses in the country of the language
Private tuition: tailor-made and corporate language training solutions throughout the world
TEFL: teacher training courses for both English and other languages all over the world
Online courses: for teacher training, English and French

Win a Language Holiday in Barcelona!

Win a Spanish Language Holiday in Barcelona

Would you like to discover Barcelona, meet some new friends and learn Spanish, all at the same time? If the answer is yes then enter our competition to win a a week of Spanish language tuition plus accommodation in Barcelona! Celebrating our partnership with the highly regarded Expanish School, who have recently expanded their network by opening a school in central Barcelona, Cactus Language is offering all our evening language courses students the opportunity to win a week of Spanish language tuition and accommodation in the famous Gaudi city. You will not only have the opportunity to improve your Spanish with 20 lessons of Spanish tuition you will also have time to explore beautiful Barcelona, experience the sights and indulge in the delicious food. What’s not to like?

The Prize

One Week Standard Spanish Course

Course available for all levels from beginners to advanced
20 lessons (50 minutes each)
Free registration fee
Course materials included

Accommodation
The winner will be able to decide between 2 options:

Host Family
Private bedroom
Shared bathroom and common spaces
Half board (breakfast and dinner)
Shared Apartment
Private bedroom
Shared bathroom and common spaces
Self-catering and access to fully-equipped kitchen

How To Enter The Competition

Enter the competition by simply sharing our post on Facebook and tagging your MEJOR AMIGO/AMIGA in the comments! (The post is pinned to the top of our Facebook page).

Terms and conditions: The prize will be taken in 2018 (subject to availability). Flights are not included in the prize. The offer is non transferable, it cannot be exchanged for cash and can be withdrawn at any time. Competition closing date: 15/03/18. The winner will be notified via email/phone no more than 10 days after the closing date. The winner has 3 days to accept the prize and respond via phone or email, otherwise a new winner will be chosen at random.

The School: Expanish Barcelona

Expanish Barcelona is located in a cool and modern building in the city centre within walking distance from major landmarks such as Plaza Catalunya or Passeig de Gracia. You will greatly improve your Spanish in a short period of time with their effective Spanish immersion programs in well-equipped classrooms with dynamic and interactive lessons. The friendly staff will also inform you about the wide range of activities they offer, starting off with a welcome drink every Sunday. Lots of these activities are free!

Visit to Sagrada Familia, Park GA?ell and Picasso Museum
BBQ in the terrace
Open Air Cinema
Excursions to nearby locations (Sitges, Girona, Cava Freixenet…)

 

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Contact Us

To find out more information about any of our courses simply call us on 01273 830 960 or email us. Our multilingual team will be happy to answer any questions you may have.

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Cactus language offers the following types of language courses:

Evening language courses: 19 different languages in 15 UK locations
Language holidays: worldwide immersion courses in the country of the language
Private tuition: tailor-made and corporate language training solutions throughout the world
TEFL: teacher training courses for both English and other languages all over the world
Online courses: for teacher training, English and French

 

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