Mr Daniel Welsch and his Interview on The Local

Hey everyone,

The hard-working and occasionally-handsome Mr Daniel was recently interviewed in The Local, an online newspaper here in Spain.

You can check out the interview here: Daniel Welsch — The man on a mission to teach Spaniards English.

I enjoy these interviews, because they force me to actually think through what I’m doing, and why. Plus, when somebody asks about your plans for the future, you’d better come up with something. (Something more than the truth, which is that I have a plan to go out and get a coffee in about 20 minutes, and that after that, it’s all up in the air.)

Cramond Island, Edinburgh. V for Victory, and V for Viento.

Cramond Island, Edinburgh. V for Victory, and V for Viento.

Anyway, in the interview, you’ll find out:

  • The secrets to success in an online business.
  • What Daniel loves (and what he hates) about life in Madrid.
  • The reason why it’s important to start speaking a language NOW, rather than spending more time on grammar.
  • The typical problems that Spaniards have when learning English.
  • The improvement in the general level of English over the past several years.
  • A very abbreviated version of how Daniel got to Spain, way back in prehistory. You know, before Facebook, before smartphones, before everything!
  • And of course, my (Daniel’s) plans for the future.

Funny enough, the comments section turned into a mini-debate about how Americans can’t speak English. Because obviously being born within a certain radius of Buckingham Palace is the only thing you need to speak English at an acceptable level.

(Feel free to jump in and defend American English. Not that we need it. 320 million people can’t be wrong.)

In other news, I’m back from London. I guess I’ll write up some sort of report soon. For now, let’s just say it was expensive and awesome. When I was there, of course, nobody criticized my English.

I suspect that trolls are usually trolls in their online lives. And in real life they’re decent people. (I’m sure there’s more than one person out there who’s thinking the same about me, actually.)

Anyway, it’s good to be back in town. Pronto más.

Britishly yours,

Mr Chorizo.

P.S. Anything you’d like to see here? I’m always open to suggestions. Hit me up using the contact form.

P.P.S. Actually, I have three plans for today. I’m going to put on pants before I go get that coffee. And afterwards, I’m going to eat lentils with pork ear. It’s going to be awesome. Because pork ear is awesome. So that’s three. Pants, coffee, ear. Not a bad Sunday.

P.P.P.S. Want something completely different? Check out 10 obscene Spanish expressions.

Daniel
 

How did I end up in Madrid? Why am I still here 12 years later? Excellent questions. With no good answer... Anyway, at some point I became a blogger, bestselling author and contributor to Lonely Planet. So there's that. Drop me a line, I'm happy to hear from you.

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