Summary: Coffee Break is ideal for the casual learner who prefers a well-structured course. They make their audio lessons free through a podcast format. For those who feel overwhelmed at the idea of learning a second language, Coffee Break Spanish is a good choice. The lessons are relaxed and provide the feeling of learning with a friend. The program begins by teaching words and sentences and then progresses to putting them all together.
The site is really dated in its design. The lessons do jump right in with prompting learners to speak. It starts with a limited vocabulary but teaches concepts, and instead of teaching grammar rules, they focus on patterns a winning strategy. Summary: Mimic advertises a course that focuses completely on pronunciation treating language like song. The program can be technical and difficult to get through, but if your only goal is to improve your pronunciation, it may good for you.
Some of the information in this course can be found online for free. One of the more unique Spanish methods around and has fantastic reviews. Summary: Another option for one of the best online Spanish courses, Babbel, is a great tool for learning the language and very budget friendly.
It aims to give you all the tools you need to start learning the language immediately. Babbel is available for businesses who need their employees to learn Spanish. It is also available as a gift. With a variety of packages available, it is easy to find the right one for your Spanish learning needs. Read this extensive Babbel review. A travel focused blog that discusses interesting cultural facts and traditions of Spanish culture.
Each blog post is written in both English and Spanish, so you can switch between the two. Fluent in 3 Months. Started by Benny Lewis, Fi3M is one of the most popular language learning blogs in the world. Although the blog caters to all languages, there are lots of great articles about Spanish in particular. Olly Richards the polyglot shares his tips and tricks to mastering any language, including Spanish. Each of the following online tools serves a very specific purpose and can make the process of learning Spanish a lot easier.
Reverso also features a handy online conjugation tool for those tricky Spanish verbs you can never seem to remember. You can replay it over and over it again, comparing it with your own pronunciation.
A fantastic tool to help master those hard to pronounce words. A free online dictionary that provides multiple translations for every word as well as several example sentences. The website uses multiple word databases and also links each word to community discussions for those who want even more clarity.
Asi Hablamos. You can sort words by country and it will even distinguish words that have different meanings in different countries. This website goes in-depth on the conjugation rules of Spanish verbs. It contains not only conjugation tables, but flash cards and creative quizzes to drill the words into your memory.
Internet Polyglot. Vocabulary learning website where you can review Spanish word decks through multiple choice, fill in the blanks, or picture association. It works in a similar way to modern language apps, except you get to choose the words and method of review. Cambridge Institute — Spanish Test. Now you can finally know for sure whether you are an A2 or B1! Spanish Proverbs. Over Spanish proverbs in one place. Improving conversational skills is often the number one priority for most language learners.
Many students have had immense success practicing with a language partner. Look for a native speaker who wants to learn your language, and split your time helping each other. Here are a few free services you can use to find the perfect partner for you. My Language Exchange. Launched nearly 20 years ago, this is the first online language exchange ever created.
It is still possibly the largest exchange out there, claiming to have 3 million users. So you're lost, and your phone battery is flat, and you need to get somewhere. Here are some directions you might receive from helpful Spanish-speaking folks on the street. How do you say when one thing is better than another thing, or faster than another thing, or less beautiful than another thing?
In this lesson you'll learn how to compare two things that aren't equal. Guaranteed to make you the life of the party! Improve quickly Duolingo works. Popular Phrase: sorprender conjugation Learn Medical Spanish Conjugated Verb: especializar - to specialize [ click for full conjugation ].
Teacher's Resources. Copyright TeachMe. Spanish Lessons Spanish Alphabet Pronunciation. Spanish Placement Test. Spanish Vocabulary Flashcards. So, what does this exactly mean? You could use the immersion option to help him out and practice your skills at the same time.
The down side of Immersion is that it is not available to everyone. The Immersion tab must be present on the blue bar at the top of the screen for you to access it. Duolingo is in the process of deciding whether or not to keep it. Maybe you are just starting out on your Spanish language learning journey and need some help translating documents. Duolingo can help. As a member, you can upload noncommercial text documents for personal use and have it translated for free.
Need something for commercial copyrighted use? Duolingo can still help, but there is a fee associated with it. You also have to apply for this service, which is not hard. Other than the unbeatable price tag, Duolingo is actually well researched and proven effective.
They use and analyze the data gathered from their site to tailor the learning to each member. Schools nation wide use this site to aide in learning a language. On average 34 hours of Duolingo is equal to 1 semester of a college level course. In essence, after you finish, you could hold our own in a college level 2 Spanish class.
Keep in mind that the number one factor of student success actually hinders on the student. Student motivation is a key factor. Since Duolingo has a mobile app, you have the ability to learn Spanish anywhere, anytime.
You can complete your lessons on the subway, waiting in line at the DMV, or in your pajamas at home. If you are just starting out, or speaking Spanish like a native, you can use this site to learn new vocabulary or brush up on what you already know.