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Laura García and Álvaro Mediavilla founded Bablingua after working for three years as Visiting International Faculty (VIF) teachers in North Carolina.

We decided to start Bablingua because it was very difficult for us to find good learning materials during our stay in USA. Most of the Spanish videos and readings that we tried to use in our classrooms where too hard for our students, or they lacked interest or realism.

We found ourselves saying over and over again things such as “How I’d like to show my students how we celebrate New Years’ Eve!” or “If only I had a video of La Rambla, so the students could see what a Spanish street looks like!” But it was impossible. All the videos that we ordered where always about the same topics, and we don’t think that they were a good resource to explain what our country looks like.

When we showed pictures to our students that we had taken in Spain, we were surprised by the things that called their attention: cars, hair styles, fashion… It was a shame that we didn’t have good videos to show all these details.

We decided then to start Bablingua once we were back to Spain. Our goal is to provide great videos that really show our country, and that can be interesting and understandable for a foreign student.

Our website is ready!

Please, visit us at :, and give us feedback!

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Wall Calendar for the 2009/10 School Year

Posted on June 27, 2009 at 7:59am 0 Comments

We have just added a new product to our website: a wall calendar for the 2009/10 School Year. The calendar is filled with pictures from the southern estates of Mexico: Chiapas and Yucatán. It also contains the most important public holidays of every Spanish Speaking country. You can see sample of the calendar in our website:

A monthly nwesletter

Posted on June 1, 2009 at 1:18pm 0 Comments

We send a monthly newsletter to teachers who subscribe to our mailing list. That newsletter includes samples of our activities, and news about the videos that we upload every month. If you're interested in receiving the newsletter, visit us at and sign our mailing list.


Posted on December 4, 2008 at 5:08am 0 Comments

We have just published a new video about Xmas in Spain in the Icebreakers section of our page. You can pre-view it online in low-resolution.

We are also offering a free sample of the activities that come with the video, including worksheets and audio files. If you are interested in receiving the free sample, visit us at and join our mailing list. We'll send you two files… Continue


Posted on March 30, 2008 at 1:40pm 0 Comments

We've recorded a vocabulary game that we use very often in our classes. We're sure most of you are familiar with it already, but we wanted to start with something easy, short and fun. There are different names for this game: category-game, the letter game, stop or, in Spanish, alto, basta, etc.

We're also working on our website ( We're very excited about it, and we hope it'll be ready in the next days. It'll include many videos, activities and a forum to discuss all kind… Continue

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At 10:11am on July 21, 2010, Benjamin Collado Gimón said…
Quería comentaros que entré en la página y me parece muy interesante.
Aún faltan iniciativas en España sobre la Educación 2.0, aunque poco a poco vamos andando el camino.
Gracias por esta página que ayuda a brindar otra oportunidad.
Un saludo
At 10:18am on February 3, 2009, xavier sune said…
Disculpad el retraso en contestar vuestro comentario en mi página. No se qué pasó...
Vuestra web me parece muy interesant y un buen soporte para el profesorado.
Seguiré en contacto.
At 5:54pm on January 20, 2009, Alejandra Guajardo said…
Muchas gracias por la infirmación. Estaré revisando su pagina y les enviaré mis comentarios.
Muchos éxitos.
Un abrazo desde Lima, Perú
At 11:19am on November 6, 2008, Marcela Summerville said…
Muchas gracias. Voy a revisar su pagina.
At 6:06pm on November 5, 2008, Susan said…
¡Qué bueno! Me interesaría mucho ponerme en contacto con ustedes dentro de un par de días, pero antes de hacer eso, le echaré un vistazo.
At 8:12pm on November 1, 2008, Rafael Espinoza said…
Hola que tal saludos. Mandare mas su informacion aqui en los USA, esta buenisima
At 7:20am on October 31, 2008, Sherry Amorocho said…
Gracias por la informacion, cuando tenga mas tiempito, le echo una mirada...
At 2:56pm on October 30, 2008, Isabelle Jones said…
Thanks a lot for sharing your excellent videos. The website looks good but it is difficult to evaluate the materials as they are nearly all fee-paying...

At 7:56am on October 30, 2008, Lisa Stevens said…
muy bien - echaré un vistazo más tarde xx
At 5:07pm on June 17, 2008, samccoy said…
I am very impressed with your endeavor. You have developed quite an impressive amount of educational materials, including the videos.

I was wondering if you have heard of two young friends, living in Spain, who formed the comedy group, Lari y Gafa. They began by making video shorts of their favorite songs, and my favorite is their parody of the Supergrass song, All Right.

Their work has really matured, and the last video I saw was most impressive and educational. It seems to be an original take on ways to save energy and natural resources in everyday life.

This video, Consells Medi Ambient, seems to be made as an advertisment for the Spanish public, and I think it is easy to understand. I laughed because it was funny, but their point was well made.

I just wanted to share some information about some creative videos you might also use in classes.


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