Martin Russell“I originally purchased Laura’s Beginner Spanish course because I visit Spain regularly and I wanted to be able to speak some of the Spanish language. I found the course extremely helpful and the lessons interesting and well structured. I have since also bought the Intermediate Spanish course. I am now studying for a qualification in Spanish and find Laura’s video and mp3 Spanish courses a tremendous help with grammar, vocabulary and pronunciation. I have over the years tried various Spanish books and CDs but none have been as easy to follow and helpful as Laura’s Spanish courses.”Martin Russell, England



Niña Parreño“For years, I have been wanting to learn how to speak and be able to learn Spanish. I decided to look for Spanish tutorials on YouTube, then I came across Laura’s Spanish video lessons. I was impressed by how clearly she explained each lesson. I went through her blog and I found all the lessons valuable. After a few months of following the blog, I decided to purchase the Beginner Spanish Course. It was a right decision to make because all the lessons are great and well-explained. What I like best is that it doesn’t take long for Laura to teach each lesson. Each video only lasts for about 5 minutes or so and yet each contains an understandable lesson. The notes and exercises that come along with the lessons are very helpful. The price of the course is also truly affordable and I highly recommend purchasing this Spanish course. Laura teaches in a simple but very informative way. I don’t think anyone can go wrong with Laura’s video and mp3 Spanish lessons. It’s great to learn Spanish from a native speaker and in comfort with my own time and pace too. I always visit the blog and the lessons get better and better. I’ll be purchasing the Intermediate course soon. Also, what I like about Laura’s blog is that it doesn’t feature Spanish language alone. It also features Spanish recipes, Spanish music, Spanish City guides, Spanish movies and television, etc. It helps me learn about Spain too. I’ve tried some of her recipes and I liked them! I can say Laura is very passionate in teaching and sharing all her knowledge about Spanish and Spain. I feel so blessed that there’s someone like her doing all these things for other people to learn. Every time I ask a question about the lessons or the Spanish courses in general, she replies very quickly. For 2 years now, I’m still following her blog, and I can say Laura is a great educator and she’s truly amazing!!” Niña Theresa S. Parreño, Philippines



Magne Lystad“I started going to Spain 15 years ago and enjoyed the shores, the cities and the countryside. But I was not able to read the newspapers or communicate with the Spanish people, except for ordering beer and some food in the restaurants. This was my primary motivation for learning more of the Spanish language. Fortunately, I got acquainted with a nice Spanish family that gave me a very good introduction to the language and the culture. This was my background when I was introduced to Laura’s website and Spanish courses about a year ago. Now I look forward to the twice weekly live online Spanish classes with Laura. She introduces me to the different subjects and grammar in a very smooth and interesting way. Always with a good sense of humour and with a pronunciation so clear that even a Norwegian can understand. I look forward to the continuation of the classes and the Spanish courses.” Magne Lystad, Norway



“Laura´s lessons are so clear, and her diction is so precise – it is a pleasure to learn with Laura in this way. I’ve tried lots of different language learning sources online and software but Laura´s personal touch and experience makes the Spanish video and mp3 courses of TheSpanishBlog.com superior to everything I have tried.” Barbara Bartlett, USA



Ivan Morrow“I had thought about going back to night school, as I have regained my interest in the language, but by chance, looking through the internet I came across The Spanish Blog and was instantly impressed. The website is great, the layout has been well thought out, making it extremely user friendly, with a varied selection of subjects to choose from, adding to the whole Spanish Experience. Another big plus is the free Spanish Lessons provided; giving anyone interested the opportunity to acquaint themselves, with Laura’s approach to and method of teaching the language. It certainly did it for me! I immediately bought the Beginner Spanish Course, which I thought was fantastic value. I have made good progress with the course and really like Laura’s method of teaching, it makes learning the language much more enjoyable, if and when I come across any of my fellow night school colleagues I will most certainly recommend Laura’s Spanish courses.” Ivan Morrow, Northern Ireland



Harry Lloyd“I would like to thank Laura for her continued support via The Spanish Blog website. I have been learning with Laura through her one to one live online Spanish lessons for over a year now and I have to say my understanding of the Spanish language has increased greatly. She is an excellent teacher with great patience. I look forward to another productive year. The Spanish Blog in my opinion is the best way to learn Spanish.” Harry Lloyd, England



Cheryl Holden“I highly recommend Laura’s Spanish Courses. Her courses are very professional and incredible value. I have been studying the Spanish Language for about a year and a half. Although I can read Spanish out loud and be understood and write some Spanish, my listening and conversational skills are non-existent. Really, what’s the point of learning a new language if you can’t have a conversation with another person? What I like most about Laura’s Spanish lessons is that they are very straight forward. No games. No fancy interface. No bells and whistles, just a close-up video of Laura speaking perfect Spanish. This gives the student the opportunity to watch how each word is physically formed. It is a great aid to learning correct pronunciation. Laura’s pronunciation really brings out the beauty and rhythm of the Spanish language. Her grammar explanations are very succinct and she has you speaking immediately, with the very first lesson. Her lessons emphasize translating meaning rather than translating words. She brings in the Spanish cultural aspects of how language is used. Por ejemplo: English speakers say “I am 30 years old” while Spanish speakers say “I have 30 years’’, “I am cold” in English and “I have cold” in Español. This is crucial when learning another language. I’ve seen too many students translate word for word which seldom yields the correct translation. I have purchased all of her Spanish courses and have transferred the mp3s onto CDs which I listen to in my car and I’ve also loaded the mp3s on my Ipod. I teach English to speakers of other languages online much like Laura. I can tell you from personal experience that Laura has put in a lot of effort customizing each and every lesson for the benefit of her students. I’ve completed the first 40 lessons of the Beginner Spanish course and I’m already seeing improvement in my listening and speaking skills. If you are serious about learning all of the skills needed to be fluent in Spanish, these are the Spanish courses for you!” Cheryl Holden, USA



“The further that I get into teaching myself Spanish, the more stuff (web sites, lessons, etc….) that I find, but The Spanish Blog is by FAR the best site I have come across that offers free stuff. It shows that Laura truly wants to teach Spanish and I believe that it comes from the heart. Thank you so much.” Ken Corder, USA



David Huck“I lived in Spain and in Mexico more than 10 years ago now, and I have not been able remain very fluent in conversational Spanish. I have tried several methods of listening to Spanish programs to obtain practice, none of which worked very well. I have found that Laura’s Spanish lessons are very clear and very focused. This allows me to really learn the important parts and listening to Laura’s clear Spanish accent is far superior to listening to an English speaking person trying to teach in Spanish. So for me, I have found great success in my understanding and my conversation really quickly…Muchisimas Gracias…” David R. Huck, Canada



Tim Sprod“As I was planning to holiday in Spain, I downloaded Laura’s Beginner Spanish course some months ago. I was so impressed that I also purchased the Beginner Spanish Practice course. Both are loaded on my iPod and I have been listening to them as I walk. Now I am in Spain. I find that I am easily able to make myself understood, and can understand everyday interactions in shops, bars and the like. I can even follow ordinary spoken Spanish to some degree (though I am far from fluent, of course!). Laura’s Spanish courses come in very convenient bite sizes, and are well structured for progression. I am particularly thankful for her clear pronunciation: I have even been complimented on my accent by native Spanish speakers! To find such an excellent Spanish course at a truly amazing price has been extremely helpful to me. Adios y gracias” Tim Sprod, Tasmania



“I love Laura’s Spanish courses. I have purchased all of them to date. Her teaching, PDF file, and pronunciation of the words and explanation of verbs, conjugations etc have helped me greatly in understanding this beautiful language. I am using mi Español to converse with my fiancé who is from Spain and his family. I love Laura’s Spanish courses over any others because she teaches practical and useful Spanish. I have learned so much from her Spanish video and mp3 courses and look forward to learning much more in the future. Thank you so much Laura for taking time out of your busy schedule to create these great, concise, fun and informative Spanish courses.” Marissa, USA



Bill Marvenko“I’ve always wanted to learn to speak Spanish. My real inspiration came when I met some friends from Barcelona who went to school here in my home town and have now moved back to Barcelona and another friend from Gualeguaychu in Argentina. I speak to them on a regular basis and although they speak some English, I want to be able to converse with them and their friends in Spanish. I think EVERYONE who wants to learn Spanish, should take Laura’s Spanish courses. I have tried many others, and Laura’s Spanish lessons are absolutely the best. I’ve just completed the beginner Spanish course and I am doing the beginner Spanish practice lessons now. I purchased all of the MP3 courses and put them on CD’s and printed the PDF text and put in a binder. Laura’s method of teaching makes learning Spanish easy. It’s not just memorizing words and phrases; she explains in detail step by step exactly usage of different verbs, adjectives, reflexive verbs, present tense, past tense etc…. Once you finish the lessons, take the Spanish practice lessons and you will see how it all comes together. Laura is an excellent teacher and puts a lot of enthusiasm in every lesson. Laura, I can’t thank you enough for taking the time to create these excellent Spanish courses and I’m looking forward to continuing through every level.”Bill Marvenko, USA



Colin Livesey“I have been having Spanish lessons with Laura for over a year now and I must say my Spanish has improved dramatically. She is very friendly, but most important of all an excellent teacher. And her English is excellent. Each week she will ensure you learn something new and will give you homework (if you want it) usually based on the current lesson to ensure you have understood everything. You will find Laura to be a very patient teacher. I recommend you visit The Spanish Blog on a regular basis as there is a lot of material for students at different levels and it is updated on a regular basis. But if you are serious about learning the language you need to converse with a native Spanish speaker. I am so glad I found Laura’s website. Not to mention everything is great value for money! Good luck!!” Colin Livesey, England



“Me encanta todo lo que hacéis. La página web es cada vez mejor. ¡Enhorabuena por la página y todas las lecciones!” Terry Noonan, Republic of Ireland



İbrahim Gün“Hola. I would like to thank Laura very much. Beginning to learn Spanish was a pleasant kick-off for my life. Laura’s Spanish lessons on the internet have been very helpful for me. Not only my vocabulary has improved significantly but also I have a real chance of improving my Spanish by listening to a very creative and successful native teacher like Laura. Laura’s teaching style is excellent and I am keen to continue lessons to advanced levels. I’m sure that next time I will write completely in Spanish. Hasta luego!” İbrahim Gün, Turkey



“I recently purchased a few of Laura´s Spanish video and mp3 courses and I am delighted with the instruction and the lesson content. I listen to the lessons every day! I also purchased the Spanish Phasebook. I would like to thank Laura so much for the great lessons, her instruction is awesome. She really worked very hard on the series, and it is much appreciated. The lessons are so professional and a pleasure to use. This series is the very best!” Joan, USA



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