Welcome to The Spanish Blog!
My name is Laura and I am from Bilbao, Spain. I have over 10 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 enjoy my job and the intricacies of the Spanish Language.
I hope that you enjoy the Spanish video and mp3 lessons available here and progress very well with your Spanish. You will see that there are Spanish video and mp3 courses available at all levels, from beginner to advanced, and these are an ideal starting point and foundation for your studies. At some stage I also recommend taking some live online Spanish classes with myself or one of my teachers to improve your conversational skills and take your Spanish to the next level. We are all qualified native Spanish teachers with lots of experience teaching Spanish live online. You will find full details of these classes on the website and you are very welcome to get in touch to organise a free demo class.
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.
I hope that you find the articles here this website about Spain and everything Spanish interesting and they motivate you to come and explore this country. We will try to cover as wide a range of topics as possible, including Spanish food, Spanish TV, Spanish cinema, Spanish music, and Spanish history.
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 and to tell as many people as we can all that we can about the wonderful country that is Spain.
So, many thanks for visiting. I hope you enjoy this website!