In Speak like a Mexican «Spanish School» we know that the best way to learn Spanish is to study the language in a Spanish speaking country. You can take lessons, and then practice what you have learned with native speakers.
Learning Spanish online has the advantage of modulating your learning time according to your daily life, and accelerating your progress. Some of these apps and websites are even available for free!
All you need is an internet connection and a computer or smartphone. The other great thing about learning Spanish with online apps or platforms is that you can choose where and when to study.
If you want to learn Spanish without spending a single penny! Of course, you won’t be able to have a personalized learning program, but it’s a great way to get started! You can use these free apps and websites as a starting point, and when you have a better level, you can use a premium service in parallel to complement your learning.
The champion of language learning apps.
Launched in 2011, Duolingo has more than 200 million users per day. It is the most downloaded education app of all time. With 68 language courses, this is truly an application that stands out from the crowd of free applications.
The new features of Duolingo allow you to speak and practice in real time with a bot. This marks the start of a new trend in learning Spanish through apps.
Available online or on smartphones, this versatile application has a lot to offer. You can also find free Duolingo podcasts on most podcast apps. They are very good, because these are stories of native Spanish speakers told in English. Which means you can follow what’s going on in the story even if you don’t understand all the words in Spanish.
Memrise is THE vocabulary application in Spanish. Each lesson allows you to learn about 15 new words. With consistency, you can build a very rich vocabulary. Memrise makes learning a game like Duolingo does.
Words are shared in context in sentences, making it more than a monotonous dictionary. What makes Memrise unique in terms of the application for learning Spanish is the variety of courses, not to mention that you can create your own courses.
You can also learn different types of Spanish. Besides, you’ve probably already noticed how different Spanish can be depending on where you are.
A planned trip to South America? Or a stay in Spain? Memrise is your traveling companion!
Busuu is a great option if you hesitate between paid and free sites.
You can get a basic membership for the first week for free. During this week of testing, you will be able to access advanced features. Then, you can either continue to use the site in its free version, or subscribe to the paid version.
Paid content like podcast access is great, but this platform is very useful even in its free version, so without access to paid features. One of the benefits of taking out is the full grammar course. So if you want to focus on it in this case it’s worth paying a monthly subscription.
Busuu uses images and audios to help you practice your vocabulary. There are useful resources for reading comprehension, focusing on understanding dialogues to improve your Spanish.
The feature that stands out:
Busuu offers the opportunity to interact with other users or with native speakers, to exchange and correct the texts of the writing exercises.
The language levels offered range from A1 to B2.
For 4.49 euros, the MosaLingua app is a real Spanish teacher to take everywhere with you. Ten levels are available to adapt perfectly to your basic knowledge. Many categories allow you to select a specific type of vocabulary. The application will notify you as soon as you release your efforts and the review system allows you to progress perpetually.
Compatible with iPhone and Android, the Learn Spanish with Babbel app is free. However, to access all the courses, you will have to pay a subscription – from 9.99 euros per month to 33.99 euros per semester. The voice recognition tool allows you to work on your accent and word pronunciation. The learning method is rather fun. Only downside, there is no real logical sequence between lessons, lessons are linked without much consistency in learning.
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