In recent years, it's become more apparent to me just how beneficial learning a second language would be. Not only does it help you on your travels, but it opens up job opportunities and potential career opportunities abroad.
Flashsticks are a company that have developed an innovative way in helping you learn another language and I was given the opportunity to put their language learning tools to the test. I decided to opt for the Spanish beginners kit as the only language experience I've had before is GCSE French & German, which sits somewhere tucked away in the back of my mind. I thought it would be beneficial to add some vocabulary from a whole new language into my mind for my future travels. When I visited Tenerife earlier in the year, I found I didn't know nearly enough Spanish for staying in such a local orientated city.
The beginner's kit contains three sets of post-it notes that cover a number of feminine nouns, masculine nouns and verbs. Each note has an illustration, the Spanish word, the pronuniciation and the English word. The point is to stick the post-it notes around the house or on the matching objects and practicing whilst you get on with your day.