Dominate Your Spanish Studies With These 11 Top Resources
What I like most about being a Spanish teacher in the modern world is the number of free resources available for studying. When I was learning languages as a kid, it was a constant struggle to get Spanish learning materials.
The internet revolutionized language learning. Now, a language academy is not your only option. Instead, it’s possible to learn Spanish for free and in a fun way. Spanish immersion is possible from the comfort of your house.
Today, I want to show you how to learn Spanish fluently for free with diverse Spanish resources online. Keep reading to learn how to make your studies more effective and to manage your focus, time, and goals.
Take note of the following list of Spanish resources and dominate your language learning.
Diversify Your Spanish Resources
People tend to get easily bored if they’re presented with the same way of learning over and over again.
It’s exciting when you discover new Spanish resources. Your brain almost instantly becomes more receptive. Students get better results when they’re happy and engaged. Yes, interest and excitement in learning matter, and you get it when you diversify your Spanish resources.
Playing a video game in Spanish can teach you more vocabulary than memorizing long vocabulary lists. Reading and watching movies in Spanish give you a sense of grammar structures and Spanish phrases. And listening to an audiobook or a podcast while driving or commuting helps you take advantage of every available moment.
Spanish resources provide you with enough stimuli during your language learning process to learn almost at all times in an effective and engaging way.
11 Spanish Resources for Studying
Check out the following 11 Spanish resources for the best free ways to learn Spanish. Try them all, or choose the ones that resonate with you most. Each resource includes a link that provides details and more options to explore.
1. Good Textbooks
Never underestimate a quality textbook. Many are on the market now with different approaches, so you’re bound to find something that suits your needs.
A good textbook gives you structure. The sequence of material usually has more logic than if you try to organize the learning by yourself.
The best thing is to combine Spanish textbooks with other resources. Check out Top 10 Best Books to Learn Spanish for Adults for the best Spanish textbooks for self-study.
2. Spanish Learning Sites
Tons of free Spanish language learning websites exist to support your learning and provide you with loads of useful Spanish resources. The good ones help you with all four areas of language acquisition: reading, writing, listening, and speaking.
Choose your favorite Spanish language learning site and save it to your favorites. Read an article a day instead of scrolling through social media. Consider signing up for a daily newsletter in Spanish to make your studies consistent.
3. Spanish Online Interactive Games
Online interactive games are one of my favorite Spanish resources. They greatly supplement your learning and make you study without much effort.
Online games increase your vocabulary range and help you advance faster and stay motivated. They help you with spelling, grammar, and even pronunciation.
4. Spanish Apps
If you like online games, you’ll love Spanish apps. The apps offer the same entertaining and fun experience with Spanish resources but with more consistency and they don’t always require Internet access.
Spanish apps are great for every level. Whether you’re just starting or more intermediate to advanced, these Spanish resources are worth trying.
Have a look at 12 of the Best Spanish Vocabulary Building Apps for Adults in 2021 to have some fun while learning Spanish.
5. Spanish YouTube Channels
More visual learners love YouTube channels dedicated to language learning.
These Spanish resources are super for learning grammar rules, pronunciation, and intonation.For example, Spanish Academy TV creates content about grammar, vocabulary, and pronunciation—as well as culture and travel.
See 25 Spectacular Channels to Watch YouTube Spanish Lessons for more suggestions.
6. Spanish Podcasts
Podcasts are another of my favorite Spanish resources, as they train your brain to think in Spanish.
Regular exposure to Spanish audio sharpens your listening skills. There are Spanish podcasts for beginner, intermediate, and advanced learners.
Hand-picked for you: La Actualidad: 5 Spanish News Podcasts You Don’t Want to Miss
7. Spanish Video Games
Many people love with these Spanish resources. Games are dynamic and creative and learners of all ages enjoy and benefit from them.
What’s also good about games—when it comes to learning a languag—is that they get you hooked. This isn’t the most common way to learn Spanish, but it is one of the funniest and most engaging. You can even play online with other Spanish learners from around the world.
Check out 5 Educational Video Games to Practice Spanish for your next gaming and learning session.
8. Spanish Books
Fiction and nonfiction books are also ideal Spanish resources for studying. Reading books not only teaches new vocabulary and grammar structures, but also solidifies what you already know.
See 20 Free Spanish Books, Novels, and Stories in PDF and Printables to find Spanish reading material. Also try audiobooks to give a booster to your listening skills.
9. Traditional Hispanic Games
Traditional games in Spanish both improve your vocabulary and familiarize you with Latin American culture. Why not spend time with fellow learners and progress in Spanish while playing Lotería?
Check out 8 traditional Hispanic games to play at home, in class or with your friends.
10. Spanish Songs
Music lovers know that learning Spanish through songs is a brilliant idea. You memorize vocabulary and phrases and work on your pronunciation at the same time. There are songs for every level and lyrics that teach you absolutely every single grammar topic.
Try the Lyrics Training app or simply download a bunch of Spanish songs to listen to. And see these blog posts for songs to improve your Spanish:
- 10 Essential Luis Miguel Songs for Your Playlist
- 12 Gloria Estefan Songs That Can Teach You Spanish
- 13 Classic Hispanic Songs You Should Know To Feel Native
11. Spanish Movies and Series
And last but not least of the Spanish resources that will diversify your learning: Spanish movies and shows. They combine learning and leisure. Let’s be honest, we watch them anyway, so why not kill two birds with one stone?
Watching movies and series in Spanish improves your comprehension, grammar, and vocabulary range. If you choose content from Spanish-speaking countries you can also learn about their culture at the same time.
Install a fabulous Chrome extension—Netflix learning app—to make your binge-watching linguistically effective.
Bring Spanish Resources to Life in 1-to-1 Classes
Now that you know where to look for new Spanish resources, you’ve got no more excuses to postpone your learning. Choose your favorite ones and keep your motivation alive and kicking.
Did you know that you can sign up for a free trial class at Homeschool Spanish Academy? And 1-to-1 classes with a native speaker are one of the most effective Spanish resources. Our classes are fun and perfect even for beginners. All of our teachers speak English and are trained to get you speaking Spanish from your first class. Check out our affordable pricing and flexible programs!
Join one of the 40,000 classes that we teach each month and you can experience results like these
“This is the best way for your kid to learn Spanish. It’s one-on-one, taught by native Spanish speakers, and uses a curriculum.”
– Sharon K, Parent of 3
“It’s a great way to learn Spanish, from native Spanish speakers in a 1-on-1 environment. It’s been fairly easy to schedule classes around my daughter’s other classes. The best value for us has been ordering multiple classes at a time. All the instructors have been great!”
– Cindy D, Parent of 3
“HSA offers very affordable, quality, one on one classes with a native speaker. My son has greatly benefited from taking classes. We have seen his confidence increase as well as his pronunciation improve, because he learns from a native Spanish speaker. HSA has quick, personal customer service. Our family has been very pleased with our experience so far!”
– Erica P. Parent of 1
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