Top 14 Spanish Grammar Resources of 2020: Something for Everyone
Michel de Montaigne once said, “The greater part of the world’s troubles are due to questions of grammar.” Can you find the grammatical mistake he humorously made? The verb “are” should be “is!” If you didn’t catch that mistake, don’t worry. Grammar can be difficult, even in your native language, but it often becomes overwhelming when you start learning a second language like Spanish. Before you get bogged down in the numerous genders, tenses, and conjugations, check out these Spanish grammar resources. They will become your best friend as you embark on your Spanish learning journey.
Spanish Grammar Resources
One of the most common reasons people avoid Spanish grammar is because they don’t want to sit down and memorize a list of rules and verb conjugations. However, that’s not the only way to learn the verbs and parts of speech. There are apps, podcasts, blogs, and exercises available to help you master Spanish grammar in a way that interests and engages you!
If you would like more information on applications to learn Spanish, check out our blog post on the Top 4 Free Spanish Apps! Not all of them are ideal for Spanish grammar as some focus more on vocabulary, but the following apps take unique approaches to teaching grammar.
As one of the most popular language-learning apps in the world, Duolingo teaches grammar in a fun, game-like setting. The grammar is taught alongside vocabulary in simple example sentences. You tap on the verbs to learn what they mean and what tense they’re in. By learning verb conjugations as part of complete sentences, the app teaches grammar implicitly as part of whole sentences that you can use in your Spanish conversations.
Just like Duolingo, Babbel presents grammar as a part of real-life conversations. The verbs, sentence formats, and multiple pronouns are taught as part of a whole format. This takes the focus away from the grammar and lets you enjoy learning phrases you can actually say in real conversations.
This last app takes a completely different approach to Spanish grammar. Instead of having to practice one word or phrase at a time, you read complete stories in Spanish and compare it to the English one. While this does not teach the names of the tenses, this is an authentic way of learning Spanish grammar. It also offers an audio version so you can hear the pronunciation and follow along with the reader.
If you would like to explore topics on your own and reinforce only the areas that you need, try out these fantastic websites.
Here at Homeschool Spanish Academy (HSA) we are most well-known for our high-quality live Spanish classes. In addition to online classes, we consistently provide regular Spanish lessons, how-to guides, cultural explorations, and tips for language learning on our blog (yes, this one!). Whether you’re a Spanish student yourself or a parent of one, we have hundreds of blog posts dedicated to your learning journey: from fun at-home lesson ideas to information on Latino culture and in-depth Spanish grammar explanations, the HSA blog page has everything you need.
While this page is most popular for being an English-Spanish dictionary—and it is a very informative one at that—it also offers Spanish grammar tools. It has everything from verb conjugations to Spanish tense explanations to a user forum where you can find all the answers to your questions.
This website dedicated to Spanish grammar offers lessons on every topic you can imagine. Not only that, but it provides numerous examples, quizzes, auditory examples, and final tests. There are 9 units divided into several grammar sections. The extensive information and practice ensure your comprehension and advancement.
The Spanish Learning Lab has sections for both beginner and advanced Spanish grammar topics. You can search for topics or browse the lessons that they have. Each section has great infographics, audio samples, written explanations, and video samples to thoroughly explain the grammar topics.
FluentU has a great Spanish blog section that explains everything from noun gender to pronominal verbs. This resource is especially useful for advanced Spanish learners looking for detailed explanations on potentially confusing topics.
If you are an advanced learner looking for exact definitions and uses of Spanish grammar, the Real Academia de Español is the perfect website for you. The RAE is the ultimate authority on correct grammar. There are several grammar aspects that can be debated between Spanish speakers, but the rules established by the RAE has the final say. You can find conjugations, usage of verb tenses, pronunciation, and how to accurately use each word on this website. Just remember that it is all in Spanish, so using this resource will also improve your Spanish reading comprehension!
While written grammar explanations are great, they are missing the auditory component. Spanish grammar videos are quite popular because they combine audio and visual components and include a fun, personable teacher. Here are some of the top video resources.
Spanish Academy TV is our spectacularly lively production arm of Homeschool Spanish Academy and it’s a completely free resource for you to learn Spanish, no matter your level. We produce videos on every topic you can imagine: preschool lessons, cultural adventures, listening exercises, and advanced videos. You want to know the best part? You can always follow up on the video lessons with your live, certified Spanish teacher!
This great grammar resource offers videos on their website and on their YouTube channel. They offer thousands of video and podcast lessons with PDFs, exercises, and transcripts to enhance each lesson. The Spanish grammar lessons include something for everyone, from beginner to advanced lessons.
This YouTube channel is dedicated to bettering the Spanish grammar and fluency of more advanced Spanish learners. The classes are taught by a native Spanish speaker and cover everything from common mistakes to in-depth lessons on verb moods and tenses. They also offer podcasts and transcripts to follow along.
If you don’t have time to sit down and read grammar explanations, podcast lessons would be a great solution for you. Listen to an audio lesson on your way to work, while exercising, or on the bus to school!
Hoy Hablamos offers podcasts on each subject in Spanish grammar. If you are just starting out, start with the first Spanish podcast in the grammar category; if you are an advanced student hoping to understand more complex topics, just search for them in the podcasts. This is a great resource for auditory Spanish immersion, and they also offer transcripts so you can follow along if you wish.
To find Spanish grammar podcasts with Audiria, click on the grammar section, and choose what topic you would like to work on. If you are just starting to learn Spanish, stay with the “beginner” chapters which will introduce you to basic Spanish grammar. With each auditory exercise, whether it is a podcast or video, you have access to the script and accompanying exercises to check your comprehension.
All the podcasts on this website are divided into levels. Just choose what level you are at, and you will find hundreds of real-life conversations to listen to and practice with. Each podcast comes with a script, vocabulary exercises, and worksheets so you can apply what you hear to your written Spanish as well.
A Bit of Everything: Homeschool Spanish Academy
If you are looking for a resource that combines all aspects of Spanish grammar study, Homeschool Spanish Academy is your ultimate guide. Not only do we have an extensive list of blog posts on verbs, nouns, and everything in between, but we also offer video explanations, audio exercises, and private lessons. We also offer resources for Spanish learners of all ages, from preschool to adult, and every level.
Now that you are ready to start learning Spanish grammar in a fun way, try a free trial Spanish class with us! Our native Spanish-speaking teachers will explain any grammar topic in a simple and engaging way, making sure you reach Spanish fluency faster. You can use these live classes as the foundation of learning Spanish grammar or as an additional resource to the others listed above. Book your classes around your schedule and our teachers will guide you to Spanish fluency. ¡Tú puedes!
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