Stephen in Seville (in Spanish)

Learning Spanish can be fun and very enjoyable if you try to mix with local people. It will enhance your holiday to any Spanish speaking part of the world. Stephen is one of my students (Braulio Ramos). He has been studying Spanish for a little less than a year. He visited Seville with his wife and met Joaquin (first video). Joaquin showed them Seville and took them to places the tourists never see, including a flamenco show for local people. Stephen and his wife enjoyed it so much, they returned to Seville and Stephen interviewed Joaquin in Spanish.   Video of Stephen’s first visit to Spain, after just a few lessons.   Second visit, interviewing Joaquin in...

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Tuition and learning to speak Spanish

My name is Stephen and after getting married recently, my wife and I honeymooned Mexico. During our honeymoon, I decided to make an effort to speak Spanish to the staff at the Hotel. Initially, I could only say basic things like ‘please, thank you, how are you’ etc. But as the honeymoon went on, I began to pick up more and more of the language by listening to the waiters and waitresses when they spoke, and I attempted to order food and drinks in Spanish. The staff seemed to really appreciate the effort I was making and would help me by teaching me new words and phrases and helping me with pronunciation. When it was time to come home, I was determined to learn the language properly. I was really impressed with the staff at the hotel, who had a command of 3 or 4 languages, and I felt really embarrassed that I can only speak English. So I decided that when I returned home, I was going to invest in some private tuition in Spanish. Braulio Ramos has an office on the main street of New Mills in Derbyshire’s High Peak, near to where I live, so knew of the Spanish language services he provides. Upon my return I called in to see him to discuss my ambition of learning Spanish. He advised that I have a lesson each week and we started the following week. I have been learning Spanish for about 10 weeks now and I can honestly say I thoroughly enjoy the lessons and look forward to going each week. Braulio is a fantastic teacher and his abilities and knowledge of teaching the subject are very inspiring. I wish to gain fluency in the language, and I understand the time and effort required to gain the standard of fluency involves total dedication and hard work. To anybody wishing to learn Spanish, I would wholeheartedly recommend Braulio to teach and inspire you to learn the language. I promise you won’t regret...

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