I am a teacher of English and Spanish and I have lived in Spain since 1988, firstly in Santander and Asturias in the north, then in San Pedro del Pinatar in Murcia, and now in the small village of Jacarilla in the province of Alicante. Since 2002 I have mainly worked as a Spanish teacher for English speaking residents and in that role have helped literally thousands of people to learn about Spanish language and culture via my classes and presentations.
In this website you will find plenty of free material to help you learn Spanish, including my video tutorials and vocabulary lists. Also please take time to look at my website shop where I have a wide range of products: books, CDs, DVDs, downloads and interactive Spanish courses to supplement my Classroom Spanish Course
Based on the six levels of Jane Cronin’s Classroom Spanish course, here is a chart to assist you in finding supplementary materials at the appropriate level.
|Level 1||Level 2||Level 3||Level 4||Level 5||Level 6|
Books and ebooks
|A-Z of Spanish||x||x||x||x||x||x|
|Step by Step Volume 1||x|
|Step by Step Volume 2||x|
|Step by Step Volume 3||x|
|Step by Step Volume 4||x|
|Step by Step Volume 5||x|
|Sid's Adventures in Spain (*)||x||x||x||x|
|Crazy English (*)|
|(*) Also available in paperback/DVD format.|
|Interactive Courses||Spanish as it is Spoken 1 (*)||x|
|Spanish as it is Spoken 1 (*)||x|
|Step by Step Course 1||x||x|
|Step by Step Course 2||x||x|
|Step by Step Course 3||x||x|
|Ariadna Listening Course||x||x||x|
|Get to Grips Spanish Verbs 1||x||x||x|
|Get to Grips Spanish Verbs 2||x||x||x|
|Portrait of Spain||x||x||x
This article is the final one of the series “One Verb at a Time” and next week we will be starting on something new. Consequently, I thought it would be[…]Read more...
“Morir” means “to die” and there is not a great deal more one can say about the meaning. It is a root-changing verb, so the letter “o” in the root[…]Read more...
The literal meaning of “sonar” is “to sound” although it has quite a few alternative meanings that are expressed differently in English. First of all we should note that “sonar”[…]Read more...
“Respirar” means “to breathe” and although these two words are completely different from each other, we will almost certainly recognise the meaning of the Spanish word from “respiratory” problems in[…]Read more...
“Suprimir” has a direct equivalent in the English language, which is the verb “to suppress” and, as often happens with words of a Latin origin, we can use our knowledge[…]Read more...