My name is Joe Mitchell and I am the owner and author of this website. In my spare time I like to indulge my interest in writing and the internet by sometimes building websites about the things that I am interested in – and that’s pretty much how this Learn Spanish FAQs website came to be.
As I mentioned above I like to build websites around the things that I am Interested in. Well, for some time now one of my interests has been learning the Spanish language. I’m lucky enough to be a fairly well traveled person, having lived in a number of different countries around the world. My travels over the years have taken me to one or two Spanish speaking regions. Having the knowledge of no more than a dozen or so words of Spanish, learning the Spanish language had always been on my to-do list.
“I did what most people do, thoroughly researched the many courses that were available online”
Having done a little bit of research into the different ways to go about learning a new language I soon realized that an on-line course of some sort would be the best method for me to learn Spanish. Before deciding on any one Spanish course I did what most people do, thoroughly researched the many courses that were available online – I read reviews, checked out what people were saying, read posts on forums and used some of the free course trials that were available.
It Was Difficult to Find Genuine Spanish Course Reviews
During the course of my research into online Spanish courses I quickly realized that nearly all of the ‘review sites’ that I came across were very similar. It seemed that whichever course was being reviewed the reviewer in question could not recommend the course highly enough or quickly enough! I soon found out that the reason for this is that the sellers of many online Spanish courses run affiliate programs whereby website owners who are affiliated with them earn a fairly generous commission for every sale that they refer.
Now there’s nothing wrong with companies who make language courses paying people who refer sales to them – that’s a fairly standard business model for all kinds of business both on-line and off-line all over the world.
“people have built websites with less-than-honest and typically very biased reviews just for the sake of making some money”
The high commissions they often pay however creates an environment where many people have built websites with less-than-honest and typically very biased reviews just for the sake of making some money. This in turn makes it difficult for people who are considering purchasing any particular course to find genuinely useful information about that course before they eventually decide to buy it (or not).
A More Useful ‘Learn Spanish Online’ Website?
The difficulty I had in finding unbiased reviews of the many popular online Spanish courses is what gave me the idea for this website. It is the reason you are reading these words right now!
“What I have tried to do here is create a useful ‘Learn Spanish’ information/review style website.”
What I have tried to do here is create a useful ‘Learn Spanish’ information/review style website. Any readers that might come along will find all the most relevant facts about the various courses as I found them to be and also some more general advice about learning Spanish online.
My Spanish Course of Choice
The online Spanish course that I eventually decided on is one called Rocket Spanish. If you read my review of the Rocket Languages Spanish course you will notice that like many other review sites I also highly recommend Rocket Spanish. My recommendations however are based on my own positive experience with the course.
“My recommendations however are based on my own positive experience”
What you won’t find in my Rocket Spanish review is any instance where I tell you, the reader, to go and by the course – I simply present the facts – you will have to decide about the course for yourself – and that in my opinion is how any review should be!
To be fully transparent I will also let you know that just like some of the less-than-honest websites I mentioned above I also earn a little money from this website. If you decide to buy any of the online Spanish courses reviewed on this site after clicking on one of my links I may make a commission on that sale. For more information about this you can read my affiliate disclosure.
Thank you for taking the time to visit my website. I genuinely appreciate your interest in and hope that you find the information here at this site useful. If you feel that there’s something missing from this site, something you have an issue with or have an idea you’d like to share please visit the contact page to get in touch.