Down to Earth Spanish

Self-paced online Spanish courses that leverage video presentations, audios, quizzes, digital downloads and authentic materials to help you learn Spanish effectively when it is convenient for you.

Whether you are a seasoned Spanish learner or just getting started, Down to Earth Spanish will help you take your Spanish to the next level!

  • Helping you learn and improve your Spanish in a practical, simple and intuitive way

  • Proven teaching methodologies with useful tips, tricks and guides to help you learn what you need, so you can use it when it matters

  • Direct and straigthforward online Spanish lessons that focus on Spanish that you can truly use with real life examples and authentic materials

  • Taught by a Spanish language teacher with over 12 years of experience helping students succeed in their Spanish language journey

Why Learn Spanish With Lauren?

As a native English speaker myself, I know where you are coming from when trying to learn Spanish.

I understand the challenges and pain points that English speakers face. I have been there!

When I moved to Spain it dawned on me: the Spanish I had learned in a traditional classroom setting was not really practical or had prepared me for real life interactions.

When I was exposed to authentic experiences and the real day-to-day Spanish, I finally understood there was a better way to learn.

I will uncover the techniques, tips and tricks I have mastered teaching Spanish over the last 12 years, so you can learn practical and useful Spanish online at your own pace in an intuitive and simple way.


— Lauren
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What people are saying about our courses:

5 star rating

Very useful and easy to follow Spanish online course

Matt L

I really enjoyed learning about Castilian Spanish. I thought the content was fun, engaging and easy to digest. My favorite part was hearing authentic Spanish...

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I really enjoyed learning about Castilian Spanish. I thought the content was fun, engaging and easy to digest. My favorite part was hearing authentic Spanish from Spain expressions and slang.

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5 star rating

Simple and practical Spanish

Amelia J

This online Spanish course is different. Lessons have lots of examples and simple explanations. Audios and videos with colorful pictures make the course ente...

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This online Spanish course is different. Lessons have lots of examples and simple explanations. Audios and videos with colorful pictures make the course entertaining. I have taken lots of Spanish courses over the years. They can get into nitty gritty details that can be confusing and have little practical use in day-to-day Spanish. This is not your typical Spanish course. Worth it!

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5 star rating

Great course!

David S

This online course was really interesting to me. I studied Spanish in the US and I did not really know much about Castilian Spanish beyond the fact that it w...

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This online course was really interesting to me. I studied Spanish in the US and I did not really know much about Castilian Spanish beyond the fact that it was spoken in Spain. I had no idea Spanish from Spain could be so different! The course was very informative, well structured and with practical examples. Satisfied.

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The Castilian Factor: Spanish from Spain

Catherine P

I thoroughly enjoyed The Castilian Factor course. I was especially interested in the historical background, and learned about the diverse cultures of each Sp...

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I thoroughly enjoyed The Castilian Factor course. I was especially interested in the historical background, and learned about the diverse cultures of each Spanish region. I had no idea there were so many different dialects! I discovered each region contributes to the Castilian dialect. There are fun quizzes, and helpful resources offered along the way throughout the course. Being a beginner Spanish learner, I acquired a great deal of useful and practical information I can use on my travels to Spain. I appreciated the printable worksheets, and would like to see more added along the way. I would highly recommend this course! Catherine

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Meet the Instructor

Lauren is a Spanish language professional that specializes in teaching, translation and bilingualism.

A native from Southern California, Lauren graduated from San Diego State University (SDSU) with a Master’s Degree in Spanish and a BA in International Business specializing in Western Europe with a minor in German. Lauren also holds a Professional Certificate in Translation and Interpretation (English/Spanish) from the University of California San Diego (UCSD).

Lauren lived in Spain and married a Spaniard in 2010. She now lives in Southern California with her husband, two daughters and her German Shepherd.

Over her 12 years of teaching experience, Lauren has been able to devise unique teaching methods and approaches to help students learn practical Spanish in a simple and intuitive way, enabling them to have the tools necessary to navigate effectively the ‘real’ world of communication in Spanish.

Through Down to Earth Spanish, Lauren now wants to help you take your Spanish to the next level. Are you ready?

Lauren - Spanish Instructor at Down to Earth Spanish

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