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Spanish learning


Recently I decided to improve my Spanish as I have hit a plateau in my learning as unfortunately we work in English all day and I have zero social life. Traveling a lot and having little time means spanish classes in person are out of the question. I decided to find a course online. I am currently using Live Lingua. It is great. They provide a free first lesson to allow you to test it and see if you like your teacher. If you don’t, you can always change etc. As I tend to like to negotiate on price, I was pleased that customer service gave me a 20% discount. Woop woop. Now I take 2 hours a week before work, which is quite helpful.

It is interesting to see that at age 28 I still do homework about 30 mins before class…some things simply never change 😀

Next up will be Portuguese…


Author: Miklos Grof

Miklos is the CEO and co-founder of Fundacity. Fundacity is making startups investing easier. Fundacity already supports all the notable accelerators in LatAm in their startup selection and management and they are expanding rapidly across Asia-Pacific and Europe. With the recently launched Fundacity Investments Clubs it seeks to simplify the startup investing process in emerging markets and make it accessible to more people. Miklos has unique and extensive experience in start-up formation, business development and venture financing. He has raised and evaluated investment offers in venture capital from angels and VCs from three continents for a variety of deals. He thrives at launching businesses and making sales in new geographies. Miklos currently serves as a financial advisor and mentor for various start-ups including Taggify (an online contextual advertising company based in New York and Buenos Aires). At Taggify, Miklos advises on fundraising, financial reporting to the board of investors, tax filling and cash flow management. Miklos completed his MsC in Finance at the London School of Economics and previously worked in corporate finance at PricewaterhouseCoopers in London, fund sales at UniCredit Vienna and economic research at Erste Bank Budapest. He is a Chartered Accountant with the ICAEW, Institute of Chartered Accountant England and Whales and is quinti-lingual. He is passionate about startups and entrepreneurship and spends his free time engaging with the startup community.

2 thoughts on “Spanish learning

  1. You have a big challenge ahead… Real people don’t speak like in language courses, as I learned when I tried with German… Then Spanish, in Chile? Chileans favorite sport is inventing new words every day… Check this, you’ll see what I mean

  2. Sipo loco (this means totally in Chilean)! That is another reason why I learn online…the teacher is from Mexico and lives in Italy. So accent and vocab are alright with her 🙂

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