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Foreign Service Basic
This course targets conversational phrases for beginners, using a combination of downloadable audio recordings and accompanying texts.
Free beginner lessons organized around "Mi Vida Loca" include accompanying word lists and grammar lessons.
SpanishDict Word of the Day
Get your daily dose of Spanish with SpanishDict's Word of the Day site. Hear the word pronounced and see its part of speech and example sentences.
123 Teach Me
123 Teach Me offers free online resources for beginners. Learners can access pronounciation guides, Spanish quizzes, and grammar guides.
Duolingo is a mobile app offering free lessons in many languages. It uses computer-generated sentences to reinforce syntax and test vocabulary.
SpanishUno offers grammar articles, vocabulary lists, games, and short stories. Premium access is also available, but most of the resources are free.
Online Free Spanish
Online Free Spanish uses games to review vocabulary. Word searches and illustrations appeal to a younger audience. The site is a bit outdated.
Foreign Service Programmatic
This State Department resource containts a workbook, instructor manual, and student text, with accompanying audio bytes. An oldie but goodie.
Foreign Service Spain
A course for diplomats, targeting small talk, traveling, eating out, and shopping. Includes a workbook, a cultural guide, and recorded dialogues.
Foreign Service Latin America
A workbook with useful chapters like "Is There a Gas Station Around Here?" Each chapter has a written self-assessment and accompanying audio files.
No Comprendo's free course contains textbook-style grammar, cultural articles, and practice exercises. Beginner lessons only.
This older website houses beginner and intermediate lessons with vocabulary, phrases, and dialogue prompts, along with listening exercises.
It's the MOOC tradeoff: free information but little personalization. Spanish I, II, and III MOOCs incorporate cultural content and self-assessments.
Visual Link Spanish
Visual Link offers 489 free lessons in Spanish I. Pay $20 a month to access supplementary material. Paid lessons are not highly reviewed.
The Spanish Blog
Find 160 free video lessons with Spanish teacher Laura. Laura explains colloquialisms and leaves time for students to practice pronunciation.
Reál Academia Española
The Royal Spanish Academy is the official authority on Spanish. This reference will give advanced learners the tools to refine syntax and vocabulary.
SpanishDict guarantees the best translation: find idiomatic uses and phrasal verbs, and hear the pronunication of words in Spanish.
Collins' Spanish-English dictionary includes meaning, pronunciations, and idiomatic uses of a word. Also has a translation page.
An old-school Spanish-English online dictionary, Word Reference provides several synonyms and their translations in Spanish.
Google Translate is getting better at translating whole sentences, but is still best used to look up single words and phrases. Simple, fast, free...
Learn Spanish from scratch or focus on specific vocab sets. Specialized "courses" such as "Sound Like a Local" feature flashcard games.
Featuring sets of professionally curated flashcards. With this study method, learn words through visual, audio, and spelling practice.
Create flashcards or review sets created by others. Search "Spanish" and select the set that matches your level. 5000+ Spanish sets available.
Free Beginner and Intermediate flashcard sets are organized by topic. Advanced lessons available for $9.95. Useful for basic review.
Verbling offers pre-scheduled paid classes ($19 a month) or allows users to search and book lessons online with private tutors.
Enter your zip to find a community of Spanish speakers near you. Practice speaking, attend cultural events, and plan travel with your new compadres.
Google Helpouts Spanish
Google Helpouts lists live Spanish tutors by availability and price. Some offer free lessons, while professionals charge $20 an hour and up.
Find a tutor who enjoys discussing your interests (TV shows, sports, books, etc.). Filter by location, availability, rating, and price.
Want some help from a native? Find practice partners, instant tutors, or regular lessons on this site. All teachers are reviewed by the community.
Find a Spanish-speaking language partner through "personals." Find partners for face-to-face conversation, pen pals, or virtual meetups.
Catálogo de voces hispánicas
This collection differentiates dialects through short clips of native speakers from every Spanish-speaking country. Clips include transcripts.
¿Cómo se dice?
On this section of the Living Language site, find YouTube videos and written explanations focused on pronunciation.
Starting at the beginning? A helpful Spanish alphabet table that describes how each letter should be pronounced.
Hear a native speaker pronounce several words containing the same phoneme, then record your own voice and compare.
Have a tough word you're trying to get right? Hear any word in the world pronounced by a native speaker.
Hear short clips in which native speakers pronounce each vowel and dipthong sound in Spanish. Written rules help users interpret sounds.
Short video clips related to holidays or current events. Recorded at normal and slow speeds to target listening comprehension and pronunciation.
Notes in Spanish
Listen to Ben and Marina discuss cultural and historical topics in free multi-leveled podcasts. Worksheets and transcripts available for purchase.
High-quality and varied audio content makes up for clunky site design. Learn about a topic you're interested in through 5-10 minute podcasts.
UT Austin Spanish Proficiency Exercises
To beef up authentic listening skills, practice with videos of native speakers discussing various topics. Transcripts are included.
Students, linguists, and professionals discuss detailed grammatical and idiomatic questions on this forum. Questions are at a near-fluent level.
Learn a concept, then test your mastery with 10-question practice quizzes. Articles on over one hundred topics.
What the design lacks, this site makes up for in quality and level. Starts with pronunciation and provides lessons up to a late intermediate level.
Spanish Grammar Guide
An online Spanish grammar text, with lessons explained in Spanish. A good resource for teachers or intermediate learners.
The most comprehensive Spanish reference online. Find answers using the article index, or review with exercises and quizzes. Explanations in English.
Articles explaining some of the most common Spanish grammar mistakes in simple English. Includes a basic guide to conjugations.
SpanishDict User Forum
Have an arcane question? How do you translate an English word or phrase to Spanish? Ask native speakers in this user forum.
For those completely new to Spanish, About.com starts at the very beginning with how to pronounce vowels, ways to practice, and background on culture.
This site has several grammar articles, useful because of their simplicity, examples, and accompanying exercises. Many topics aren't covered, though.
SpanishDict provides full verb charts for any verb, any tense.
Study Spanish Verb Drills
Read grammar articles, then take quizzes on each verb tense. StudySpanish generates unique quizzes each time you want to review conjugation skills.
This site offers timed quizzes on the verb, tense, and pronouns of your choice. Students can create accounts so teachers can track their progress.
Though PigQuiz is a game site, their Spanish quizzes offer lots of practice conjugating verbs and provide real-time feedback.
View verb charts for any infinitive in this online resource.
Choose a tense and practice conjugating different verbs.
Instituto Cervantes Test de Clasificación
This free test allows users to see if they are Spanish certified. With no feedback until the end, it's for assessment rather than learning purposes.
Aligned with the European Framework of Reference for Languages, this test has 30 questions per level. It includes beginner and intermediate tests.
National Spanish Examinations
Practice exercises aligned with the Vocabulary, Grammar, Listening, and Reading Comprehension sections of the National Spanish Exam.
Intermediate and Advanced learners can assess their abilities on international levels A1 to C1. Don't be fooled: A1 is pretty tough!
A 50-question test geared toward intermediate speakers. The test focuses on grammar and reading comprehension.
BBC Mi Vida Loca
Episodes 1-22 of Mi Vida Loca invite viewers to visit Spain, learning strategic words as they go. Free and great for beginners.
Watch episodes 1-52 of "Destinos," and visit Spanish-speaking countries around the world. Includes accompanying vocabulary and grammar exercises.
This site needs little explanation. Watch Latin soap operas online. Feel your comprehension accelerate as the drama escalates.
Watch Univision shows like "Despierta America" and "Casos de Familia" online.
TED Talks in Spanish
Educational TED Talks can inform and inspire. Search TED Talks by language to find talks in Spanish. Some videos have subtitles, others do not.
Fundéu, a cultural foundation, covers art, culture, sports, religion, and current events. All articles are in Spanish.
Learn Spanish Survival Guide
Free podcasts explain the mechanics of Spanish as the speaker builds increasingly more complex sentences. Organized by topic in 5-15 minute tracks.
Learn by watching TV! As with real conversations, visual cues supplement comprehension so you can interpret meaning above your level of mastery.
Spanish Stories in HD
Cartoons in Spanish, with karaoke-style subtitles, allow kids to read along with the narrator of a YouTube playlist. Features 18 short videos.
Love salsa? Bachata? Merengue? Let the rhythm take you over with one of the Latin Radio stations on TuneIn!
International House Barcelona
This page, geared towards students, links to radio and print media. Includes Business, Science and Technology, News and Current Affairs, and Sports.
Major newspapers listed in alphabetical order by country. The site also includes short professional lessons, such as pharmaceutical vocabulary.
Watch sports, entertainment news, or telenovelas on this site. Short clips for native speakers are great for practicing listening comprehension.
Read the news in Spanish on this Latin American news outlet. This authentic practice will be great for intermediate and advanced students.
Want authentic immersion? Watch Univision Novelas. Great for intermediate and advanced learners who want to practice listening comprehension.
A blog to search for your favorite show and watch original episodes with Spanish subtitles. Marginal education value but high fun factor.
Find a list of major Spanish news outlets. Some editions are available in both Spanish and English.
Viki has lots of Asian TV, but search by language or country to find shows from Spanish-speaking places.
Read European news and watch short news clips in Spanish on this media outlet.
Coffee Break Spanish
Learn by listening to teacher-student dialogues in 80 short lessons -- just long enough for a coffee break. Download free as podcasts.
Duolingo Mobile is one of the most popular language learning apps. Games and sentence builders on the go.
SpanishDict iPhone App
This iPhone app enables users to find direct translations, as well as the colloquial way to express their meaning. Rated 4.5 stars on iTunes store.
Learn Spanish by MindSnacks
This free app has a 4.5 star rating on iTunes and is described as "addictive." The nine vocabulary and grammar games focus on word recognition.
Spanish Verbs Lite
View verb charts for basic Spanish verbs, with irregulars highlighted. Listen to pronunciation. Free, four stars on the App Store. Why not?
Use quizzes, puzzles, and fill-in-the-blanks to study Spanish words on iPhone or tablet. An older design but solid for vocabulary review.
The latest in voice recognition software records users speaking and instantly translates sound bytes. Reviews are good. App costs $1.99.