¡Hola! my name is Erik (that is me in the goofy picture to the left) and I have been studying Spanish out of the comfort of my own home for the past 2 years.
I created this site to share with you all my experiences in conquering my anxiety of acquiring a second language and continuing to practice spoken Spanish each and every day. There is no need for you to spend hours, weeks, days, and months attempting to learn Spanish from the wrong angle.
Why should you have to reinvent the wheel?
I have tried endless programs and courses, so I know what works and what doesn’t. Furthermore, I have gained a great sense of which programs work for some types of people and which programs work for others.
I am not here to tell you learning Spanish can be done overnight. It will take practice, dedication, and self-commitment. But if you commit to learning a little each and every day there is absolutely no reason why you can’t succeed!
Let me first tell you a little bit about myself. I am a Mexican-American male born in the United States. However, I didn’t speak a word of Spanish. All of my family members spoke English so there was never a use for Spanish in my family’s household.
What a mistake! As I grew older I had wished it was the opposite. Most job postings nowadays require bilingual Spanish speakers or at the very least highly encourage it.
This highly discouraged me. Here I was a fresh college graduate with my Bachelor’s degree but unable to attain even an entry-level job.
I could have sat around and cried… but I didn’t. I took it upon myself to learn the language that I knew would open up so many doors for me– personally, professionally, and socially.
I committed to learning Spanish. But I didn’t know where to begin. I tried watching several YouTube tutorials and using popular language-learning software but they moved way to fast and skipped so many essentials.
I got tired of the countless techniques and programs that promised fluency with little-to-no effort. I knew there had to be a better way.
After months of trial and error I discovered a select concentrated bunch of programs, books, and resources that are currently helping me get the most out of my Spanish language learning experience.
On this site you will find my reviews of which programs are working and of which flat out didn’t.
I am by no means the “master guru” of Spanish speaking. I was a beginner just like you. But I am a committed learner and I am seeing improvement in my communication ability and understanding by the day.
Best of luck to you on your Spanish learning language journey!
¡Hasta la próxima vez! (Until next time!)