Resources to Learn Spanish

ES FLAGOn this page, you can find our selection of the best resources to learn Spanish online. The various sites are categorized for easy navigation. Simply click on one of the headings (for example, “podcasts”) to see all of the resources available to you. We continually update our lists to reflect the cream of the crop when it comes to language learning online.

Happy learning!

Suggested Resources to Learn the Spanish Language:

 

General Learning (online courses, general websites, blogs…)^

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Beginner Spanish^

Spanish Hacking Course (Benny Lewis)
A new language course created by the famous polyglot Benny Lewis who has learned dozen of languages during his life. Founder of the extremely successful blog Fluent in 3 months, Benny has developed a very effective approach to learn and speak a language in a very short amount of time. His courses can provide a useful complement to our apps and MosaLingua Web.

Mi Vida Loca (BBC)
A cool interactive exercise (a film in which you’re the hero), with an engaging storyline aimed at truly learning Spanish. A real multimedia adventure for learning vocabulary, grammar and pronunciation basics. The only inconvenience is that it’s geared towards Anglophones, but that can be an advantage: you’ll get to practice your English and Spanish 😉

Viaje al pasado
An excellent interactive resource about the Aztecs that allows you to learn culture and language (and there’s a lot of practice for those tricky past tense constructions). You have to install Shockwave Player (for Mac and PC) and use Internet Explorer (PC) or Safari (Mac).

Don Quijote
For those who wish to fully immerse themselves when learning Spanish, Don Quijote offers the possibility to study it in Spain or Latin America. Don Quitjote is also a personalized experience, hosting a variety of class types in Barcelona, Madrid, Seville, Buenos Aires and  Bogota, to name a few cities. 

Sprachcaffe
A well-known language school organisation with more than 30 years of experience. They offer courses to learn English, Spanish, French, Italian, German, Chinese and Arabic in 30 different countries.

Our Blog Articles on Learning Spanish
We regularly update our blog with articles that help you succeed in your Spanish endeavors.

Language Learning Foundations
In this video course, the British polyglot Olly Richards explains “the exact techniques and routines you need to learn a new language and start speaking fluently”. The course consists of 10 modules focusing on the most important topics to learn any language on your own and get quick results.
The course is based on the method Olly has developed for himself to learn 7 foreign languages (Japanese, French, Italian, Portuguese, Spanish, Cantonese, Arabic) and you can use it to learn any language (Spanish included).

MosaLingua Web
Discover a new way of learning a language in a simple, fast and efficient manner. MosaLingua Web in not only the desktop version of our popular app, but also a complete platform with a a lot of useful and entertaining resources to learn languages (videos, ebooks, audiobooks, magazines and much more!).
Learn Spanish with us – for a limited time, you can try MosaLingua Web with our introductory offer and access all languages and content!

Intermediate Spanish^

Fluent Spanish Academy
If you are struggling at an intermediate level of Spanish, then the Fluent Spanish Academy may be exactly what you need. With the Academy, you get an amazing bank of materials created specifically to help intermediate Spanish learners bridge the gap to fluency. You also join a community of other learners at your level, which includes live training sessions and group challenges to help keep you motivated and accountable.

 

Speaking Skills et Pronunciation^

 

 

Forvo Español
Forvo allows you to listen to the pronunciation of words recorded by other visitors to the site. All you do is type a word in the search box and you’ll get recordings with various Spanish accents for comparison. 

The Best Sites for Finding a Language Exchange Partner Online
Verbling, Palabea, Italki, xLingo, SharedTalk …We’ve tried them all for you, and we’ve selected the very best to help you find exchange partners for online practice.

 

Audio – Video^

 

 

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Podcasts^

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List of the Best Podcasts for Learning Spanish
Our selection of the best podcasts for learning and improving your Spanish.

News in Slow Spanish
One of the best podcasts for those with an intermediate or advanced level of Spanish.

5 Minutes Spanish
Short lessons to learn the basics of Spanish grammar.

Coffee Break Spanish
A podcast that presents a large number of episodes, each lasting 15 to 20 minutes. Great resource for beginners.

Radialistas
Numerous radio broadcasts covering a variety of themes to listen to or download. In Latin American Spanish (slightly slower and easier).

Videos^

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National Geographic Kids (Spanish)
A segment on National Geographic’s website dedicated to Spanish resources. They even have videos for kids, which can be very helpful for beginners.

Yabla
Spanish videos to learn Spanish by watching native speakers talking about different topics. The videos are especially designed for language learners.

 

Movies and TV series^

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Our List of the Best Spanish Movies for Learning 
Our selection of the best movies in Spanish can help you decide which movie you’d like to watch to work on listening skills.

Destinos: An Introduction to Spanish
A “telenovela,” or soap opera, designed for Spanish learners. Situations in a range of realistic contexts are explored. You get to learn how to speak and understand by way of an engaging cultural medium.

Lingus.tv
Videos with subtitles from sitcoms, with vocabulary and  grammatical explanations.

Malviviendo, The Series
The pilot episode of this series was independently produced, with a budget of only 40 euros and a cast of amateur actors. This story of a group of guys in Sevilla has become a hit on the web! Every episode is available online for free!

 

Music^

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The Best Sites for Learning a Language by Listening to Music 
The best sites for learning languages by way of music, all tested by the team at MosaLingua: Lyrics Training, Lyrics Gaps, Lyrics.com, MyLingo…

 

TV Channels^

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Delicast- Spanish
A compilation of Spanish channels for you to practice your skills while watching TV online. It’s also available for Latin American channels including Argentina et Mexico.

Reading and Writing^

 

 

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Books^

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Why Spanish is easy
In this e-book, the famous polyglot Benny Lewis reveals not only why learning Spanish can be easier than other languages but also several techniques, ideas, ressources and hacks to become fluent in Spanish in a very short time. Benny has learned several languages himself and he’s a great motivator to help you achieve results faster.
And if you are learning several languages, you can also get a bundle with all his ebooks.

Make words stick
A very useful guide to help you build a method to memorize vocabulary more efficiently and quickly. This e-book is written by the famous polyglot Olly Richards who has used flashcards and the Spaced Repetition System to learn his 7 languages. Useful to learn any language, Spanish included.

La Sombra Del Viento
A marvelous book by the writer Carlos Luis Zafón in its original format. The first few chapters can be downloaded in e-book format. Once you tackle them, we’re sure you’ll want to read the rest! The site also showcases free excerpts of other books he has written.

Free-Ebooks Español
Various e-books in Spanish, all free to download. The site has an easy-to-use search feature that sorts through categories and help you locate a book that you’re sure to like. You can choose from different genres (crime, fiction, historical, romance, etc.).

Learn by Reading Books
How do you get through the first book? And which book should you choose? Check out our helpful tips on this page.

List of Free Audiobooks
Our list of the best audio books for learning Spanish.

 

Dictionaries^

WordReference
An excellent dictionary with an active forum where you can post a question and get fast, helpful responses from native speakers.

Larousse for Spanish
The bilingual dictionary edited by Larousse is free to use online. In addition to helpful information on the IPA alphabet (for pronunciation), they also feature sound files.

Diccionarios El Mundo
A solid online dictionary designed by the famous Spanish newspaper. For each word, you’re given its most important meanings, numerous examples and a list of similar words. It’s a comprehensive and useful resource, especially for those who are a bit more advanced.

 

Magazines and Newspapers^

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El País
One of the most important newspapers in Spanish. And, there’s El País TV, which features different videos on a variety of subjects.

El Mundo
Madrid’s newspaper is one of the most popular in Spain. Be sure to check out the multimedia part full of  images and videos categorized by theme.

Expansión
Great reading for those who need to learn Spanish for work purposes and are interested in business and economic aspects.

Marca
The most popular sports newspaper in Spain. It’s ideal for sports fanatics who want to get the latest scoop on their favorite teams and learn Spanish at the same time.

Veinte Mundos
A magazine conceived for those who are learning Spanish (from intermediate up to advanced level). The articles include videos, grammar and vocabulary. You will find many resources to learn Spanish: travel stories, daily life articles and information about the culture of different Spanish-speaking countries.

 

Applications^

MosaLingua Learn Spanish
Our mobile app is an incredibly effective tool to start to speak a language in no time! Learn the most useful words and key-sentences using our SRS powered method to get by in Spanish! You can use the app from the comfort of your home, while commuting to work, travelling or using it in class as a learning resource.

Hello Talk
If you want to practice the vocabulary you learned on MosaLingua, we really recommend Hello Talk, a very useful app to find native speakers and improve your speaking skills. You can chat and send vocal messages to language learners from all around the world and practice the language day by day.

Akinator
This famous guessing game is online, free to use, and comes in several languages including Spanish. It’s also compatible with numerous platforms (web, iOS and Android).

Random (pictures, computer graphics, fun…)^

Conjugation Song
A funny song to help you learn conjugations. It may not be the most effective, but this teacher’s students are clearly having a good time while learning. 😉

Language Learning Links-Omniglot
Great resource for all sorts of language learning links including a section of links on Spanish phrases!

 

 

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