Learning Embodied Spanish Within A Creative Global Community

Coming Together From Across The Globe As Never Before

“I have to say these Global Salon Sessions, are the jackpot.  It’s like having a private tutor but WAY better!”

¡Bienvenido!

Welcome to Wild About Spanish!

Would you like to be part of an exclusive very alive, online course that fuels your passion as you learn how to communicate in Spanish.

How would it be to jump into a new culture and language?

Wild About Spanish is a bridge; here to support, motivate, and guide you across to the other side.

Find yourself confident and alive, speaking Spanish with ease.

We offer personalised service with a friendly expert guide and teacher. You’ll learn how to be, enjoy and express yourself as naturally as a native speaker.

About the Courses

 

  • We focus on the sounds, rhythms, and feeling of this beautiful language right from the very first class. Why? Because when it comes to communication the ‘music’ and energy of the language are just as important as the words that you speak.

  • We give you THE KEY USEFUL AND VERSATILE INGREDIENTS of the Spanish language, empowering you to take off and make the language your own.
  • Small classes of 6 people from around the world giving you rich opportunities to create the conversation, receive individual feedback, & get to know one another. 

 

  • Classes are held in a POSITIVE, ACTIVE & CREATIVE AMBIENCE – keeping our energy and motivation high for optimum learning and enjoyment.

  • 8 week modules of weekly 2 hour classes (with a short 10 minute break in each class).

  • A generous menu of Spanish exclamations and responses that ALLOW YOUR PERSONALITY AND HUMOUR TO FLOW.

 

  • Igniting your motivation & enjoyment…fuelling your desire for more … giving you the buoyancy & hunger you need to ‘surf the grammar’!

  • Celebrating connection with Our True Nature – and amazing human potential… 

  • Exploring the BEAUTY & DEPTH of the Spanish language & Hispanic culture & simply, the ‘music’ of the language.

Why Learn Spanish?

SPEAKING SPANISH ENERGISES OUR BODY…with the open vowels…rolling ‘rr’s and rhythms …new and beautiful sounds…  it makes us feel more alive… a wonderful way to raise our spirits & express ourselves. It’s a great feeling!

LEARNING SPANISH OPENS NEW WORLDS : literature, cultural exchange, music and PLEASURE…& gives unexpected insights into ourselves and life.

SPANISH IS THE SECOND MOST SPOKEN LANGUAGE IN THE WORLD (after Mandarin) and is the native language in at least 21 countries.

SPANISH IS CERTAINLY ONE OF THE EASIEST LANGUAGES TO LEARN.

 

 

Your Course Community

‘Connect and Practice’ sessions with course buddies between our weekly classes.

Home creation exercises and practice.

‘Workshopping’ our homework in class.

Co-creating and sharing our learning.

Courses

Live Global Salón Courses

The 8 week ‘Live Global Salón Courses’ are for Complete Beginners, Beginners Plus, as well as Intermediate Level Students. Classes consist of 6 students from around the world.

Each weekly class is for 2 hours with a short break in the middle. Students are encouraged to activate their learning and creativity in Spanish between classes. Listening, writing & speaking practise in collaboration with class mates all help to fuel your enthusiasm and abilities for MORE.

Belinda Ray Learning Spanish Wild About Spanish

Private 1 on 1 Tuition

You might feel you need a 1:1 session to help you move through a learning block, regain your confidence or move on to the next level. These sessions are a valuable resource to help you with pronunciaton, getting the feel, sounds and rhythms of Spanish, and finding your way to flourishing with the language.

 

Bespoke Group Classes

I create bespoke classes for groups of friends, business associates, or families, and can incorporate a particular focus of your choice e.g. Hispanic Music & Culture.

Contact Queries & Bookings

Contact me for all bookings and enquiries.  PLEASE NOTE: It’s important to make the best match of class for you.  

So, I like to have a chat with you before you sign up to get to know you a little & to identify your level of Spanish.

Testimonials

“WILD ABOUT SPANISH (with Belinda) is a fantastic way to really absorb Spanish language. I’ve been quite stuck learning in classes and from books.. Belinda’s online classes allow me to listen and practice speaking, which is far more useful than understanding alone. Also, I’d lost my enthusiasm for learning, these classes have ignited my PASSION para Español. Such a great investment, so glad I joined in!!! Highly recommend!”

Amanda Flynn

Barcelona, Spain

“Belinda’s Spanish class was a truly inspiring experience. I never, in my wildest dreams, believed that I would be able to find such an incredibly passionate and patient language teacher. Her immense knowledge, joyous approach and inclusive teaching style gave me the confidence to take more risks every single week. I loved it! Muchas gracias Belinda, am SO looking forward to our next class. Highly recommended.😁”
Sia Hasia Avraam

Melbourne , Australia

“I highly recommend Belinda’s zoom class. No one gets left behind and she always finds a way to bring the passion alive. Far from dry route learning this is expressive and joyous, learning exclamations and all the building blocks to enjoy Spanish conversation. I’m definitely booking in for the next one.”

Kathleen Agius

Melbourne, Australia

“I wanted to begin to learn Spanish so that I could visit Mexico and Central America and have meaningful conversations with locals. I also had an idea I could move to Spain in the winter months to escape the Welsh rain. I knew Belinda would be able to help me get to the heart of the Spanish language. She brings such passion and energy to her classes I always leave feeling so much better than when I arrived! I’ve learnt loads about pronunciation and Belinda makes learning fun, creative and very easy to understand. For me though, most importantly I have learnt about the RHYTHM of the language and how if I speak with rhythm, Spanish comes alive and not only that, I can be understood. I recommend Belinda’s classes unreservedly and feel they would be wonderful for anyone who wants to travel more deeply into the soul and passion of the beautiful Spanish culture.”
Beth Edgell

Pembrokeshire, Wales UK

TESTIMONIAL VIDEO WITH WILD ABOUT SPANISH COURSE

STUDENT AMANDA FLYNN.

About Bella:

‘Bella’, Belinda Ray, has been an aficionado of Spanish language and culture for over 30 years.  She ate, prayed and loved in Spanish whilst living and working in Barcelona, Spain for 12 years.  But it wasn’t fun to begin with.  In fact, it was hellishly uncomfortable.  

She learned what its like to land in a new country, bursting with hopes and dreams, only to find oneself surrounded by ‘the natives’ yabbering away like manic aliens on another planet. There seems to be no way into the language and nowhere to go.  What to do? Initially, all she could manage was to manufacture a mysterious ‘Mona Lisa Smile’ that might just cover all appropriate responses.  Or not! Language schools seemed dull and uninviting to her.  She wanted to mix with the people. So she did. And it took time. 

She needed someone who understood her predicament. A friendly guide and cheer leader, to help her across the bridge from feeling helpless & ignorant to where she wanted to be: happily launched as an individual capable of confident communication and interaction with the people of Spain.

And that is how WILD ABOUT SPANISH came about. Knowing what its like to jump into a new culture and language, W.A.S. is the bridge, here to support, motivate, and guide you across to the other side where you find yourself confident and alive with speaking Spanish.

A magnetic fascination with Spain, its people, language, culture, and landscapes, held her in joyful captivity as she explored the worlds of festivals, music, flamenco, belly dance …working as a photographer, interpreter, translator, English Teacher, cultural liaisonneur, and B&B host.  Barcelona in the 80’s was dazzlingly rich with contrasting sights and sounds…as Spain emerged from the legacy of the Dictadura of Generalissimo Franco and opened herself to the world, gaining the honour of hosting the 1992 Olympics. Bella picked up Catalan (the language of the region of Catalunya with Barcelona as its capitol) as well as Spanish & worked with The Rolling Stones Steel Wheels Tour teaching Mick Jagger how to entertain his audience in Catalan.

Whilst teaching English in Barcelona, Belinda’s expertise in communications and PR were employed to facilitate and develop new business connections for Catalan CEO’s with the markets of the USA.

Belinda has worked in language teaching, communications, design and well being around the globe. Delighting in her work with people, language, sound, rhythm, dance, song, & soul, she brings these elements to the creative table. This is Spanish with Soul; designed to make you WILD ABOUT SPANISH.

It is Bella’s absolute pleasure to share her enthusiasm for Spanish & witness her students’ triumph as they find their confidence & self-expression in this beautiful language.

She now lives in The Magical Preseli Hills of Pembrokeshire, Wales, UK, and hosts online classes from her mediterranean style conservatory … surrounded by amazing rock formations, big skies, wild horses, reams of sheep, bogs, cats, geraniums and grape vines.

 

 

And that is how WILD ABOUT SPANISH came about. Knowing what its like to jump into a new culture and language, W.A.S. is the bridge, here to support, motivate, and guide you across to the other side where you find yourself confident and alive with speaking Spanish.

A magnetic fascination with Spain, its people, language, culture, and landscapes, held me in joyful captivity there for over 12 years as I explored the worlds of festivals, music, flamenco, belly dance …working as a photographer, interpreter, translator, English Teacher, cultural liaisonneur, and B&B host.  Barcelona in the 80’s was dazzlingly rich with contrasting sights and sounds.  As Spain emerged from the legacy of Franco, I picked up Catalan alongside Spanish, enabling me to join The Rolling Stones Steel Wheels Tour and teach Mick Jagger how to entertain his audience in Catalan.

 

I’ve worked in international PR, language teaching, communications, design and well being around the globe. Delighting in my work with people, languages, sound, rhythm, dance, song, & soul, I bring these elements to the creative table. This is Spanish with Soul; designed to make you WILD ABOUT SPANISH.

It is an absolute pleasure to share my enthusiasm for Spanish & witness my students’ triumph as they find their confidence & self-expression in this beautiful language.

I now live in The Magical Preseli Hills of Pembrokeshire, Wales, UK, and host online classes from my mediterranean style conservatory … surrounded by amazing rock formations, big skies, wild horses, reams of sheep, bogs, cats, geraniums and grape vines.