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Free Spanish Lessons and Courses

Free Spanish Lessons and Courses
We have gathered together here a number of free Spanish language lessons and language courses for those learning Spanish, along with some other Spanish language resources, such as Spanish online courses and exercises, podcasts, video lessons, alphabets, dictionaries, lexicons, verb conjugations, language communities, newspapers, articles, and books. Most of these sites will be in English, although a number are multilingual in nature.

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  Video Lessons

Mixitxu Etxeberria : Learn How to Speak Spanish
Mixitxu Etxeberria graduated in 2005 from Reed College with a Bachelor of Arts in Linguistics Emphasis on Spanish Dialectology and Anthropology. She lived for one year in Spain half of which was spent studying in a Spanish immersion program at La Universidad de La Rioja in Logrono, Spain. Not only has she studied Spanish intensely she has also taught it to 6 and 7 year olds at a kids summer camp in Pamplona, Spain and has taught Spanish to day laborer immigrants in Portland, Oregon. She is now a fluent Spanish speaker and teacher.
Rolling R’s: Spanish Lessons (Video Podcast)
"Hello, I'm Larry Keim, the host of "Rolling R's". I teach Junior High School Spanish in Mesa, Arizona. I have a passion for Spanish, and I've created this video podcast to give away Spanish lessons for free."
Spanish Arriba! Videocast Lesson
"We are a group of young native Spanish speaking tutors dedicated to promoting our language and culture in London in a friendly and enjoyable approach. We are now podcasting and we will publish free podcasts frequently."

  Textbook Courses

Wikibooks: ¡Aprovéchalo! Learn the Spanish language
A free Spanish language course from Wikibooks, the open source books collection.

  Courses and Exercises

All Info About Spanish Language
All Info About Spanish Language, written and web-mastered by Laura K. Lawless, includes free resources for students, teachers, and lovers of the Spanish language.
Apples4theteacher Spanish Games
Four entertaining Flash-enabled pictorial games for young children. Language Portal
"The language portal offers you dictionary translations, language quizzes and games, vocabulary lessons for learning and much more. is interactive: You can enter your own translation, create your own language test or your own vocabulary flashcard set. babla - Loving Languages!". Quizzes, games, vocabulary learning and dictionary aids for English, Chinese, French, Hindi, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Polish, Portuguese, Romanian, Russian, Spanish, and Turkish.
BBC Languages - Learn Spanish
The BBC site has a large number of materials for learning Spanish. For beginners, there is Quick Fix, printable holiday phrases with audio with mp3 download; Spanish Steps, a self-contained online course; Talk Spanish, A video-based online resource with activities plus TV series; Suenos World Spanish, a longer course with a video TV series, book and website. For intermediates, El Mensual an intermediate audio magazine with quizzes; Reportajes, audio news reports with transcripts; Letra y musica, clips of songs to practise with; Cool Spanish, an essential guide to slang, and much more.
Beginning Spanish
An online basic course in the Spanish language, with emphasis on grammar and vocabulary.
Business Spanish Tutorials
A site on how to speak and write business and conversational Spanish, with listening and repeating examples and simplified grammar rules. All lessons and each topic contain vocabulary with recorded audio, and they are organized in chapters. There are daily free online lessons, with two new lessons every weekday, 520 lessons in a year, with more than 100 business themes as well as various cultural aspects and business etiquette of the Spanish speaking countries.
Coffee Break Spanish
Spanish podcasts with everything you need to pick up the basics of the language and to develop your confidence in speaking, listening, reading and writing Spanish at your own pace.
El Cuentacuentos
Brief stories in Spanish, suitable for children and students of Spanish wanting to improve their comprehension and reading.
Don Quijote Spanish Resources
A variety of lessons and resources for the student; requires a free registration to use many of them.
E. L. Easton's Spanish Page
A site listing a variety of links for Spanish tutorial resources on the web.
Espanol Hoy
A resource for elementary school students that teaches Spanish with drills and interactive games for vocabulary.
Finally Learn Spanish
Each week we publish a new free podcast that teaches Spanish. You can remove the time barrier by learning Spanish while you do daily tasks such as commuting or cleaning.
Games for Learning Spanish
A collection of links to online games for learning Spanish.'s Spanish Vocabulary Tests
With 100 tests of Spanish vocabulary, plus 50 Italian crossword puzzles in Java.
Interactive Games in Spanish
Interactive games for learning Spanish, with such games as Wheel of Fortune, Hangman, Millionaire, Race Against Time, Concentration, Anagrams, etc.
Learn Spanish: Free Online Tutorial
A number of Spanish language tutorials on grammar, vocabulary, pronunciation, verb forms, etc.
Learn Spanish Online
Online Spanish language manual with a complete compendium of the Spanish grammar and many spoken examples.
Lingolex Learn Spanish
A large number of Spanish resources and exercises provided courtesy of Lingolex.
Little Explorers English-Spanish Picture Dictionary
This is the English-Spanish version of their Picture Dictionary with 1,435 illustrated dictionary entries; click on a letter and you'll see words that start with that letter. The word on the top is in English, the word directly under it is in Spanish. Click on a picture or an underlined word, and you'll link to a web page related to it.
Online Tutorials
A compendium of links to various Spanish tutorials on the web.
Rojas Spanish Language Podcast
NO English is spoken here. These podcasts are for the Intermediate and Advanced Spanish Speaker who would like to sharpen their Spanish skills. The fine points of the language will be presented and explored through a variety of topics to include; music, history, culture, food. A new podcast is published every Sunday evening. Native Spanish speakers may also find themselves intrigued.
Spanicity Learn Spanish
Audio lessons, useful phrases, grammar, and vocabulary tutorials for Spanish.
Spanish Course for Beginners
The Embassy of Spain is pleased in introducing a Course of Spanish for beginners which has been programmed and supervised by the Department of Spanish at the University of Calgary. The software is authored by Prof. William Gilby and supervised by Dr. Luis Torres with help from Prof. Enrique Fernandez. This software is freely downloadable, and runs in the old MS-DOS format.
Spanish Language Exercises from Ursinus College
This site presents a series of language exercises for the purpose of facilitating the learning and teaching of Spanish in the Internet environment. These exercises were born out of the need to incorporate new materials into my teaching practices and because of my curiosity about the emergence and popularity of new technologies. Rather than presenting here a comprehensive display of grammar exercises, I offer examples of different approaches to common language challenges for the foreign student of Spanish.
Spanish Podcasts For Beginners
Each lesson contains two podcasts with transcripts, and a multimedia PDF.
Spanish Resources
Yet another compendium of resources for learning Spanish.
Spanish Sense Podcasts
Free podcasts from Spanish Sense, which works by taking the best of the traditional classroom, and recreating it around the needs and lifestyle of the student, with all the improvements that technology allows.
Spanish Unlimited
Spanish Unlimited has a variety of Spanish resources, including lessons with a lessons archive, vocabulary, word of the day, etc. Requires a free registration.
Spanish Verb Conjugation Trainer
With the Conjugation Trainer you can improve your knowledge of the most frequent forms of the most important Spanish verbs. Just select verb tense, select verbs, and practice.
Spanish Vocabulary Builder
The Vocabulary Builder will help you to increase your Spanish Vocabulary. Select one of the categories, and click on each picture to hear the Spanish word. All of the sound files are in the WAV audio format.
Spanish Writing Guide
Pitfalls for writing in Spanish are investigated and clarified.
SpanishTown Spanish Resources
Spanish comprehension tests, vocabulary, puzzles, and activities, most in PDF format, also with a number of Spanish MP3 audio files.
Speak 7 Spanish
Grammar and vocabulary tutorials for Spanish.
Stepstar's Primary Spanish
Primary Spanish is taught entirely in Spanish, with props to demonstrate the vocabulary words, so that English is not necessary - students are able to guess the meaning of the words without a translation. The class opens with Brenda giving the objectives for the day; in order to immerse the students in the language, the objectives are given in Spanish. Also includes video in Quicktime format.
Super Vocabulary Aids For You
A compendium of links to various vocabulary drills and games on the web.
Syvum Spanish Translation Games
A number of games and quizzes in different formats practicing Spanish comprehension.
Syvum Spanish Vocabulary Builder
A number of games and quizzes in different formats practicing Spanish vocabulary.
Todo-Claro (in English and German)
A number of different Spanish language tutorials, ordered by beginning, intermediate, and advanced, in the form of gap-filling, crosswords, matching and ordering, and jumbled sentences. Also includes a version in German.
Ukindia Learn Spanish
Five Spanish lessons from Ukindia
Web Spanish Lessons, by Tyler Jones
I have prepared these Spanish lessons to teach basic knowledge, grammar, and vocabulary for Mexican Spanish. I am not a native speaker of Spanish, so any mistakes in these lessons are my own. Each lesson is loosely organized around a central theme. New words, sample sentences, pronunciation guides, grammar explanations, and self-tests are included in most of the lessons. In addition, each lesson contains audio of that lesson's new words being spoken (by me) to help with pronunciation.
Wikibooks: ¡Aprovéchalo! Learn the Spanish language
A free Spanish language course from Wikibooks, the open source books collection.


GoSpanish (in Spanish)
A Spanish grammar; requires the Flash plugin.
Gramatica y Ortografia
Comprehensive grammar of Spanish, mostly in Spanish (the first three chapters are in English).
GrammarLab Tutorials
Tutorials in Spanish grammar, presented as image scans.
Spanish Grammar Exercises
Barbara Kuczun's site of grammar exercises, plus a number of study modules in Quicktime audio and videos formats on futher lessons in grammar, explorations of Latin culture, readings from Spanish texts accompanied by the written text, and much more.
Spanish Grammar and Vocabulary Tutorials
A large number of links to Spanish grammar and vocabulary tutorials from around the web.

  Language Communities

Polyglot is a non-profit community dedicated to language exchange. Polyglot allows you to find the right person ready to exchange languages with you. You will search for penpals according to age, gender, location, hobbies, etc. Polyglot is fully customizable. You will choose your own icons, styles or post your own Polyglot translations, so that more people speaking your language can become a member.
Speak Any Language Online Community is a web-based, global community dedicated to making the world a smaller place through understanding of languages and cultures. Our Forums area gives each of our users the opportunity to communicate with each other. Our Chat area gives everyone the opportunity practice speaking in the languages of their choice. Best of all, the services on these pages are free.
UniLang Community
The main purpose of the UniLang Community is to provide an online site where people interested in languages can unite, openly discuss, and find resources related to language(s), linguistics and translations. We are an open non-profit organization, meaning that everything on our site is publicly accessible at no cost, and membership is also free and open for everybody. All data, unless otherwise stated, is licensed under an open licence, the UniLang Public License, as opposed to a restrictive copyright.

  Other Spanish Resources

  General Media and Resources

Spanish Dictionaries Online
Comprehensive listing of Spanish dictionaries, technical reference, grammars, and other language aids.
Spanish Internet Radio and Online News Radio
Large directory of internet radio programs with conversation and music in a number of different audio formats.
Spanish Newspapers Online
Directory of online Spanish newspapers.

  Literature and Culture

Anthology of Spanish Poetry (sel. by Fred F. Jehle)
For the most part the versions of the poems offered here have been adapted from rather old books, and they frequently do not correspond exactly to what is found in some modern textbooks. After each poem I have added information on the rhyme and number of syllables per line, with the hope that this will help you appreciate a little more some of the technical aspects of Spanish poetry.
Biblioteca Virtual de CLACSO
Repository of Spanish texts in the social sciences.
La Biblioteca Virtual Miguel de Cervantes
A large and growing collection of texts of all types.
Classici Stranieri
Free E-books downloadable, formatted to be read with MS Reader; most are in Spanish.
COMEDIA Textlist
The texts provided are good, standard texts prepared by a number of specialists in the field of Golden Age theater studies. They have been edited from their original form for ease of electronic circulation and may not appear in a format identical to that submitted for inclusion on the homepage. These texts are, therefore, not to be considered as "critical" or definitive editions but should prove adequate for most purposes to which they will be put.
A variety of Spanish texts available in PDF format.
Full texts online (Spanish)
University of Texas listing of a number of online Spanish texts.
Latin American and Spanish Literature
University of Kentucky's listing of Spanish literature links.
A Media Voz
Anthology of poetry in Spanish, divided into a number of categories, and with a general index.
The Oaxaca Collection
An extensive tour of Oaxacan culture, featuring units for Spanish teachers and students on the people, culture, and language of Oaxaca. Each unit features vocabulary support, exercises, a live notebook, and engaging text and pictures. Aimed at intermediate and advanced students; the site is entirely in Spanish.
Poesia Espanola Contemporanea
Contemporary Spanish poets selected by the Biblioteca Virtual Miguel de Cervantes, presented in text, video, and audio formats.
Proyecto Ensayo Hispanico
Proyecto Ensayo Hispanico is a collaborative effort to disseminate Hispanic thought and essay. Jose Luis Gomez-Martínez, professor of Hispanic Essay at the University of Georgia, started the project in 1997. Since its creation, already over 80 scholars of Hispanic culture have participated in the preparation of the material of these pages.
Proyecto Filosofia en Espanol
A collection of philosophical works in Spanish; includes Pelayo García Sierra's Diccionario filosofico.
Textos Lemir
A compendium of Spanish tests from the Medieval and Renaissance eras.