Hi, I’m Vikash Gupta, an educator, blogger, and language enthusiast on a captivating journey of linguistic exploration. Welcome to my website, “Joy of Spanish.”
Are you new to the Spanish language or interested in Hispanic culture? You may already know a bit or speak fluently. Or, anything related to Spanish-speaking countries fascinates you beyond imagination!
Whether you’re a beginner or an advanced learner of Spanish or simply interested in all things related to Spain, Mexico, and different Spanish-speaking regions, Joy of Spanish covers it all!
The blog offers exclusive and exciting content and materials that cannot be found elsewhere. If you are interested in the Spanish language and Hispanic culture, this is undoubtedly a blog worth checking out.
This blog, “Joy of Spanish,” is about my passion for the Spanish language. I share valuable tips, techniques, tools, and resources that I’ve found helpful for education. I firmly believe studying Spanish can be fun and practical if you have the right approach and mindset.
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“Nunca digas de esta agua no beberé”Never Say Never
My journey of learning languages
Aside from being a native Hindi speaker with advanced ability in English, I also have a higher proficiency in French and Spanish.
From an early age, my fascination with languages ignited a deep curiosity that had never waned. I see language as a living entity, each with its unique melody, rhythm, and story.
As I delve into the intricacies of the language’s infinite characteristics, I am awed by the artistry and complexity woven into every sentence. It isn’t just about deciphering words; it’s about embracing the context they emerge from.
Learning different languages never really interested me until I started studying French at Alliance Française de Delhi.
I became passionate about learning new languages, which has changed my life. During my first job, I even studied Spanish and achieved higher proficiency.
Over time, I’ve studied a few different languages, like Japanese, German, Korean, and Italian. Even though I had a lot going on with work and personal stuff, I still found time for my hobbies and interests. Ultimately, passion helps you keep going despite difficulty and lack of time.
I teach Spanish and French at two universities in India, take corporate training, teach at Languagenext, and provide language career counseling. I have vast experience guiding, creating lesson plans, and teaching different subjects using various methods and educational approaches.
You can also check my official LinkedIn profile. In my blogs, I typically write about different languages and their aspects.
My experience with the Spanish language
Over a decade back, I thought it would be fun to learn some Spanish, thanks to the melodious tune of Enrique Iglesias.
As a result, I learned some Español!
Since then, I have been stuck with this mesmerizing language. I joined a few institutes and took the help of books, podcasts, audio and video lessons, and other materials to immerse myself in everything Spanish.
That’s how I created the tagline for this site, “An incredible world of Spanish.”
My Blogging Experience
You may feel confused and overwhelmed when studying a language from scratch. By blogging, I want to provide an outlet for diverse learning approaches, resources, and guidance that work best for you and make the entire process enjoyable.
My career in this field spans over 15 years.
As the company’s sole owner with no profits, investments, or business partners, I am liable for every element of my website. While not a simple task, my professional language profession helped me support and take my sites to the next level.
Finally, with the traffic growth, various types of work, content, and technical complexity, I decided to outsource some of my responsibilities to skilled freelancers.
When I began my blog, I only had a few hundred monthly visitors, but by 2023, it had grown to approximately 3 million page views.
Many renowned educational institutions and popular websites like Cervantes.es, Duolingo, Alliance Francaise, News24, iTalki, Femina, University of Delhi, University of Illinois, LanguageIndia, Leeds Beckett University, UND (University of North Dakota), Eurekly, St. Joseph’s College, Sejong Korean Institute – Inko Centre, AC, Activate Learning, Times Bridge, Interactio, etc. have cited or suggested my writings.
Many organizations have requested my expertise in foreign languages through interviews, debates, and perspectives.
Reasons for “Joy of Spanish”
I learned most things through research, writing, and answering countless questions on other blogs. Here are some of my Spanish articles on those blogs.
(i) Why learn Spanish? (ii) Benefits of learning Spanish (iii) Why Study Spanish? (iv) DELE (v) SIELE (vi) Spanish-speaking countries (vii) Spanish Overview (viii) Hispanic countries (ix) Spanish Dialects (x) Movies to learn Spanish (xi) Spanish TV series (xii) DELE or SIELE? (xiii) Spanish Courses in Delhi (xiv) Learn Spanish in Mumbai (xv) Learn Spanish in Noida (xvi) Career in Spanish
I’ve received many requests from my readers to write about more Spanish-related topics.
Sometimes, more information was needed to answer specific questions fully. A few lines of answers weren’t enough and didn’t provide all the details. Unfortunately, I can’t write only Spanish-related information since the focus of those blogs and visitors’ aims are all languages.
So, I found a rational way to decipher all these. The result of the “Joy of Spanish.”
What is the purpose of this blog?
Languages, to me, are more than just communication tools; they are windows into different cultures, ways of thinking, and the beautifully diverse tapestry of human expression.
Yet, I know that the journey of a language enthusiast is not always smooth.
There are plateaus where progress seems elusive, and there are the triumphant peaks of fluency where immersion feels like second nature. It’s a journey that demands patience, perseverance, and an insatiable appetite for growth.
As you continue on this thrilling linguistic odyssey, you can look forward to each language you embrace, each cultural insight you gain, and every connection you forge.
You can become a part of a larger global conversation, contributing your unique voice to the symphony of human expression.
I hope you find interesting, helpful, and enjoyable information about the Spanish language on this website. It’s designed to help you learn and improve your understanding of the language, and you can keep coming back to learn more.
I’ll try to make Spanish learning enjoyable by sharing stories, news, resources, and updates with you.
I usually start something only if I feel really confident and excited about it. Believe me when I say it will be a great experience. I will try my best to make this happen. That’s why I waited until now to write this blog.
The purpose of this blog is to document my linguistic journey until now.
I’m here to assist you with your Spanish goals by sharing my knowledge and experience in a way that’s easy for you to understand. I hope it can help you achieve success!
Get in touch, connect, and interact
I love receiving feedback from readers, whether it’s through comments, messages, or emails. It’s always a pleasure to speak with other Spanish learners.
I may not respond to every message, but I always read them and do my best to answer as many as possible. If you wish to contact me, kindly complete the form or email hello [at] joyofspanish.com.
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Language, to me, is a lifelong adventure, an endless quest to unravel the world’s mysteries, one word at a time. And I am determined to be a tireless explorer, forever curious, forever captivated, and forever in awe of the power of words.
It has certainly improved my life, equipping me with knowledge and happiness. It can do the same for you.
Remain driven, gear up, take in your surroundings and embark on an extraordinary journey toward mastering the Spanish language.