How to learn Spanish – introduction

A little about me - Steven French

  • Graduate in French and Spanish from the University of Southampton UK
  • Worked for an international bank for some 12 years on graduation - in London, Paris, and Kuala Lumpur.
  • Qualified as a teacher of Modern Foreign Languages from the University of Hertfordshire
  • Worked in three state secondary schools - in one of them as Head of Modern Languages and in another as Head of Spanish
  • Self-employed teacher / tutor for the 7 years. Teaching online and face to face
  • Owner of the YouTube channel - SpanishGCSEonthenet - with some 2,800 subscribers in October 2019
  • Owner of the popular website - Spanishgcseonthenet.co.uk which specialises in the UK Spanish GCSE exam. 
  • Owner of the Pinterest site - Howtolearnspanish.co - with a half a million monthly views in October 2019
  • Owner of the Twitter sites - Steven French Languages, GCSESpanish
  • Creator of online Spanish courses - Online Spanish courses

.... and a little bit more about me!

I have been learning Spanish for a long time.

I have also been trying to learn how to learn Spanish.

My gray hairs bears witness to that!

It all started a long time ago - in the last century. Yes, it was THAT long ago!

I was introduced to Spanish in the hallowed portals of an English Grammar School - see picture below (not sure what that is - the clue is in the name, but it is well worth a google).

Colchester Royal Grammar School

And, from the tender age of 13, I was hooked.

... to the present day.

I am a student of Spanish and a teacher of Spanish

Notice the order in which I put those two things.

Rarely does a day goes by when I do not learn something new about this amazing, flexible and surprising language.

It is the maternal tongue of some 750 million people in Spain and spread throughout Central and Latin America.

In addition, 55 million people speak Spanish in the USA - this is substantially larger than the population of Spain, la madre patria

I am a student of the language how it works, of how it can be learned, and the difficulties that English, and other non native Spanish speakers, have with the language.

how to learn Spanish - an introduction

Let's begin the Spanish learning journey - or continue on the path

I am here to help you on your journey and to assist you along the way.

.... and I am coming along as well!

¡Vámonos!

Strap yourselves in - this is where is gets REALLY interesting!

Click around the site (see the menu below).

Above all, enjoy!

Steve

(¡Estib!)

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