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The Best Sites For Learning Spanish Online


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I’m often asked for suggestions of good places online where people can learn and practice Spanish for free. In fact, I’ve been asked enough times to make me develop this short “The Best…” list of my recommendations.

Many of these sites also offer lessons in other languages, including English.

Feel free to offer additional suggestions.

I personally have found that going to a language school in a Spanish-speaking country (I went to ones in Mexico and Guatemala) and living with a family to be by far the best way to learn Spanish, but these sites can provide good initial exposure and be helpful for later development and practice.

Here are my choices for The Best Sites For Learning Spanish Online (not in order of preference):

BBC Languages Mi Vida Loca

The BBC also has several other sites for learning Spanish.


Lingus TV

Study Spanish

Hello World Spanish

Duolingo looks like it’s a pretty decent language-learning site.

Instreamia is a new site that helps you learn several languages.

List of Websites Where You Can Watch Spanish Videos with Spanish Subtitles or Transcripts Online for Free is from How To Learn Spanish.

Spanish Is Your Amigo

Lingo Hut seems like a pretty impressive site for beginning learners of many different languages, including Spanish. Using a drop-down menu, you can easily select your native language and the language you want to learn, and then progress through a well-designed series of exercises including reading, listening and speaking.

Memrise is an interactive learning program for multiple subjects, but I particularly like their Spanish-learning resources.

Qlipo is a brand-new site that helps English-speakers learn Spanish through the use of music videos. It’s definitely a different approach from what you see at the other sites on this list.

Spanish-Resources has quite a number of good interactive exercises for learning Spanish that are leveled by ability. In addition, it appears that teachers can create passwords for students and follow their progress.

Spanish as a Second Language, With the Accent on Fun appeared in The New York Times.

And, even better, it’s free.

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Author: Larry Ferlazzo

I'm a high school teacher in Sacramento, CA.



    They have some free classes. Awesome

  2. Some interesting articles about Spanish language on this blog:

  3. Total immersion, excellent teachers, simply the best,
    although if don’t have an intensive course it’s a little expensive.



    Many spanish native speakers in this website looking for english natives to exchange languages

  5. Thanks for the list, but you can cross off Live Mocha, as it was bought out by RS and now is going belly up, fin!

  6. My favorite is BitGab, totally recommended!

  7. You can learn Spanish with 2500 sentence translations and activities on this site:

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