¡Hola! My name is Laura and I am from Bilbao, Spain. Welcome to The Spanish Blog!!
I have over 15 years experience teaching Spanish in Spain, the UK and online. I trained as a Spanish Language Teacher with Lacunza International House in San Sebastian, Spain, and qualified in 2004. I taught Spanish at Exeter College of Further & Higher Education in England and later in an Alicante Language School after moving back to Spain and have been teaching Spanish to students from all around the world via the internet since 2006. I really love my job and the intricacies of the Spanish Language.
I hope that you enjoy my daily Spanish video lessons available via the blog and the YouTube channel and the complete and downloadable Spanish video and mp3 courses available here on the website. You will see that there are courses available at all levels, from beginner to advanced. I am very confident that you will find everything you need here to take your Spanish as far as you want to go with it. Please get in touch or leave your comments if you have any questions at any time.
The Spanish spoken and taught by The Spanish Blog is Castellano Spanish as spoken in Spain which is almost identical to Latin American Spanish as spoken in South America, North America, Central America and the Caribbean. Latin American Spanish originally developed from Castellano and, though there are minor differences in pronunciation and vocabulary, both are basically the same language. The differences are similar to those between American and British English. It is certainly not difficult to understand one language once you know the other and Castellano Spanish will be easily understood by Spanish speakers in Spain and Latin America.
The mission of The Spanish Blog is simple: to provide the most complete, most clearly explained, best quality, best value Spanish language learning material available anywhere.
So, many thanks for visiting. I hope you enjoy this website!