About the author

¡Hola!  I am a fully qualified Spanish teacher/Head of department and I have been teaching Spanish from beginner to Advanced (A) Level in Outstanding Secondary schools in the UK for over 15 years. I am passionate about languages and how they can enhance lives through better communication, travel, job prospects and more! 

I’m so appreciative and delighted by the positive responses my language learning picture book concept has received. I want to help as many people as possible experience success whilst learning a language. I’m looking forward to sharing my future stories as they come to fruition.  In the meantime, sign up below to my email list and come join me on Social Media for regular language learning inspiration and lots of Spanish, no Spamish I promise!

Roni la Rana is suitable for babies, children of all ages and adults!  For babies the different sounds will tap into your child’s emotional intelligence as well as provide early exposure to Spanish which is proven to stimulate brain development. For toddlers and school-age children, they can practise sounds and use their knowledge of English phonics to pronounce the Spanish words to learn the language in a fun and interactive way.

Read the Spanish aloud using the phonetic pronunciation provided underneath (syllable in capitals shows which part of the word to emphasise).  Through repetition, you will in time be able to focus on the Spanish words and how they sound together with the English translation.

At the front of the book you will find guidance on how to use the book as well as access to an audio version of the book read by a native speaker so you can check your pronunciation.  At the end of the book you will find some further advice on how to pronounce key sounds.  The book is filled with high frequency (commonly used) words and phrases and beautiful illustrations designed to support your understanding.