Spanish students: how would you like to...?

  • Impress Colombians by expertly using local sayings and slang;
  • Learn the Spanish you need to make friends, date, charm and joke around;
  • Effortlessly understand conversations between groups of Colombian friends; and
  • Remove the clumsy-sounding phrases that give you away as a language learner?

It's hard to get there with 'textbook Spanish' alone

The problem with learning Spanish from textbooks, apps and even formal classes is that they don’t cover the content you'll most need in your social life.

I only discovered this once I moved to Colombia:

  • Many of the words and phrases I’d previously been taught were never used by locals.
  • Locals quickly got bored talking to me because I spoke slowly and couldn't understand even basic slang.
  • I missed out on making new friends and great experiences as a result.

Yet, after years spent living, studying and working in the company of Colombians, I gradually developed a huge array of expressions, phrases and slang terms that were never taught in class, but which native speakers use all the time.

These proved themselves indispensable on many occasions; whether that was hanging out with friends, making small talk or even dealing with more intimate settings.

I learnt that speaking natural-sounding Spanish really is the key to getting the most out of life in Colombia.

Peter Low, author of Colombian Spanish

Hi there! I’m Peter.

Way back in 2007, I left behind my life in London and moved to Medellin with one mission on my mind: Spanish fluency.

Ten years later, I now work as a professional Spanish translator and journalist covering Colombian politics. My articles have been published through organizations like University College London, Oxford Analytica and Jane’s Intelligence Review.

It’s always been the Spanish language that's my real passion though, and that's what drove me to writeColombian Spanish. I hope it helps you to unlock the many amazing experiences you can have in Colombia by speaking the language.

If you've got any comments or questions, I'd love to hear from you!

Peter Low
Author of Colombian Spanish

Introducing the Colombian Spanish eBook

Colombian Spanish contains everything I've learnt from years of living in Colombia. It's ten chapters full of the Spanish really spoken there, plus detailed contextual and cultural notes to help you make sense of it. And, unlike your textbook, it's actually interesting to read! Some of the topics covered include...
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Reviews of Colombian Spanish

This excellent book taught me exactly what I had been looking to learn, but hadn’t been able to find anywhere else. A great purchase.
Theo H. Documentary Filmmaker, Bogota
I’ve just purchased your book and I’m loving it! A whole lot of things I’d heard but didn’t realise what they meant. Thanks for clearing it up for me!
Thomas M. EAFIT University, Medellin
A highly detailed and accurate look at Colombian Spanish...highly recommended for any travelers who want to seamlessly blend in with the locals.
Witty and interesting, without being dense like a textbook, [Colombian Spanish] is a great tool...that will have you sounding less like a dubbed movie and more like a Colombian.

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I’m so confident you’ll find Colombian Spanish a great tool to take your Spanish to the next level that, if you’re not satisfied, I’ll refund you the full purchase price.

Just send me an email within 30 days of your purchase to get your money back. What have you got to lose?

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