Monday, December 14, 2015

Our textbooks

Most of our courses are taught using the Avancemos online textbook.

Although it is very easy to use, we've put together a brief instruction video to get you started even more easily.

Monday, November 30, 2015

Check our new courses!

We're very excited about the simplified structure of our online courses of Spanish.

Whilst keeping our focus on active communication practice, our new courses are simple to buy and combine depending on your needs. Just buy the size that suits your time requirements and your budget and start learning and having fun. Next time you can follow with any other package - they are all compatible with one another.

Whichever package you buy, the rhythm of 2 individual language lessons followed by 1 individual practice lesson will be followed. This makes sure you get enough time to practice what you've learned with our native teachers.

Try it for free now!

Monday, October 19, 2015

Travel with Spanish: Strait of Tiquina, Bolivia

You must have heard about the magic lake Titicaca up in the Altiplano on the border between Peru and Bolivia. We can all but recommend a trip there, in particular if you are learning Spanish.

In addition to the many wonders of the area, there is a little modern-day adventure that is a part of everyday life: crossing the strait of Tiquina on the Bolivian side of the lake. As you'd guess, finding an insurer for your cargo may be a little complicated, no matter how good your Spanish is.

Thursday, September 10, 2015

Spanish Notes: Similar Words

Enrich your Spanish vocabulary by expressing the same thing with other words.
Let's begin:

comenzar = empezar

Yo comienzo mi lección de español a las 9a.m.
Ella empieza su trabajo el próximo mes.
Lurdes comienza a trabajar muy tarde.
Los niños empiezan a estudiar con alegría.

Tuesday, August 18, 2015

Vacation in Spain?

It's been a hot summer in Europe this year. You can enjoy the sun and sea on an Andalusian beach, but why not drive up a couple of miles and visit some of the famous white villages? Enjoy the scenery, delicious gazpacho and practicing your Spanish.

Thursday, July 23, 2015

Spanish Notes: Is it all the same?

How do you use "el mismo" and "lo mismo" ("the same") in Spanish?

I'm reading the same book (el libro = masculine) like you:
Leo el mismo libro que tú.

Danzar and bailar are the same (no name, no gender = neutral).
Danzar y bailar son lo mismo.

Monday, July 6, 2015

Travel with Spanish: Lima, Peru

According to Gestión, Lima will have the highest number of visitors among all Latin American cities. We would not wonder, besides being the gateway to all the treasures of Peru, it has lots to offer, not least the great gastronomic scene. Remember to have the original pisco sour near Plaza San Martín. And it goes without saying that speaking Spanish will get you so much further.

Monday, June 22, 2015

Spanish Notes: Verbs ending with -ar in present

Some more language basics of the Spanish language.
You can memorize tables, but it's much more fun to learn interactively with our native teachers. Try learning Spanish online for free now!

Thursday, June 4, 2015

Travel with Spanish: Mexico City

Speaking Spanish gets you so much further in Latin America. Try it out in Mexico City and visit Frida Kahlo's famous Blue House in Coyoacán.

Tuesday, May 19, 2015

Regular verbs

If you've learned Spanish before, surely you have seen a table like this. To learn Spanish so that you can use it in real life without the help of these tables, take a course with BocaLetras.

Tuesday, May 5, 2015

Treasures for grabs!

Don't miss the opportunity to buy some real treasures at Madrid's Old Book Fair.

The event takes place at the Paseo de Recoletos until May 17, 2015. You'll find a lot of unique books in Spanish and other languages - for reading and for your collection.

We hope you'll enjoy it like we did!

Tuesday, April 21, 2015

TED: Poetry that frees the soul

Watch this fascinating TED talk and practice your understanding of Spanish - the subtitles will help you.

Friday, April 3, 2015

Matching endings

A couple of weeks ago, we asked you to find an error in a text. Well, it's about time we gave you the correct answer.

The trick is that all parts of a phrase have to match in their gender and number.

The text said "Personas que no obedezcan, pueden ser multados." Here, we are talking about personas, they are las personas and as such they cannot be multados, but have to be multadas. Anyway, it's still better to buy a ticket than to pay the fine, isn't it.

This simple chart explains the principle. To find out more about Spanish and how to learn it without tedious grammar exercises, book one of our free trial lessons.

Wednesday, March 18, 2015

Meet Tania, our teacher from Tacna, Peru


 My name is Tania Salinas and I've been teaching Spanish for many years.

I like this job because I can interact with you and share the culture of my country and other Latin countries. Besides Spanish, I also teach Communication and Literature.

This photo shows two important places in my town you can visit: the cathedral and the Tacna Ornamental Fountain. Both are located in the center of Tacna, a city in the South of Peru.
The ornamental fountain was brought from Brussels, Belgium by the famous Eiffel construction company in 1869. It is six meters (20 ft) high and symbolizes the four seasons, commerce, industry and navigation. You can find a similar fountain in the Palermo square in Buenos Aires, Argentina.

I look forward to teaching you my mother tongue and sharing the richness of the Latin culture with you in your Spanish course.

¡Hasta pronto!


Monday, February 23, 2015

Travel with Spanish: Barcelona, Spain

Ever wondered how different Spain's regions are from each other? Well, quite a bit - to get a good impression, visit the Spanish Village in Barcelona, a collection of buildings from all over the Spain.
You're right, Catalan is the primary language here, but you'll be able to use your Castellano, too, no worries.

Monday, February 2, 2015

Can you spot an error?

Find the error in this note to the passengers of San Francisco's public transportation system and get a 5% discount on your online course of Spanish. Just write to us here.

Monday, January 19, 2015

Meet Susy, our teacher from Lima, Peru

Hola everyone!

My name is Susy Arteaga, I am a teacher at BocaLetras. I am Peruvian and I live in Lima, the capital of Peru.

I am a Spanish teacher and a tourist guide. I have been teaching Spanish for 16 years, I love teaching my language and culture and I like learning about new cultures from my students. It's a nice interchange: our classes are like small trips.

I also enjoy traveling and I have traveled extensively through Peru, South America and the United States.

I teach at BocaLetras, the online school of Spanish with a great program for students. I'm fascinated with online classes, it is so interesting to teach Spanish in my city and have students learning in the comfort of their home or office in their own country and city. The technology makes it possible for me to teach Spanish across continents from my homeland Peru.

Join us and have fun learning Spanish!

Hasta pronto,

My trip to Ayacucho, Peru