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Are you planning to relocate to Spain or Latin America? Have you recently moved to a Spanish-speaking country but cannot speak the language? Are you about to sit for an important exam in Spanish and need some support? Contact us at Listen & Learn and we will prepare the perfect program for you. Our online language lessons are carefully planned by our native-speaking instructors, who will assess your proficiency level when designing the course. Also, they will consider your learning preferences and needs, so you never get bored. Forget about memorizing long lists of words or repeating phrases from boring textbooks!

 

What will you learn with us?

Sign up today for our online Spanish courses and learn to communicate with over 600 million people worldwide. Our lessons are planned around real-life materials that will help you to learn and improve. From contemporary movies, like Relatos Salvajes, to gripping series, like La Casa de Papel, or songs by geniuses like Joaquín Sabina, you’ll be always be motivated to study Spanish.

 

Who can study Spanish with Listen & Learn?

You can get started with online Spanish classes regardless of your level. Beginners will be exposed to the language from the very first lesson, learning about the Hispanic culture and different varieties and accents. Our tutors will teach you phrases and words that will allow you to communicate in a very short time. Also, they will help you fine-tune your pronunciation with fun, interactive exercises to help you sound as native-like as possible.

 

Some benefits of our online Spanish courses are:

  • Flexibility: we adapt to your timetable, and you can reschedule lessons with just one business day’s notice.
  • You can record the lesson for future review.
  • Full technical support from our team.

So, how do our online Spanish lessons work? You can take one-to-one or small,  closed-group sessions.  Each class is flexible, meaning the class timetable will adapt to your convenience and busy schedule. The maximum group size is 8 and the minimum number of hours per course is 10.


These are completely free and will take no more than 15 minutes

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Learn Vocabulary Watching Soccer

Learning Spanish is much simpler and more motivational when you use materials about topics that really interest you. Some of the most famous soccer teams in the world, like Barcelona or Real Madrid, are from Spain and the Spanish are huge fans of the sport as a result. So, if you are looking to connect with Spanish speakers, what could be better than talking to them about football? Gather together with Spanish speakers and watch some matches on TV networks, like Univision, and soon you’ll soon start to pick up important soccer vocabulary, like how the referee is called árbitro or that a forward (like Messi) is called delantero. Learn more about Spanish teams here!

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Use Ligas to learn Spanish

If you ever go to Spain, you’ll see that the most popular sport in the country is soccer. Every weekend, fans put on their teams’ shirts and sit in front of the TV or attend the local stadium to watch football matches of La Liga, la Liga de Campeones o la Liga del Rey. Watching soccer matches is the perfect way not only to learn some new vocabulary (polivalente, for example, is a player that can take different positions in the field) but also to engage in interesting discussions with your Spanish friends. All of them will have heard about Messi or Suárez, so ask them their opinions on the players with your Spanish skills. Click here to know when the Liga starts!

Watch the World Cup in Spanish

The soccer World Cup is one of the most prestigious sporting tournaments in the world. It takes place every 4 years and attracts millions of attending fans and excited TV viewers, ready to cheer on their nation’s team. But did you know that, for decades, the World Cup has been transmitted inboth English and Spanish in the USA? This is a great chance for Spanish learners to enjoy a world-class sports event while increasing their Spanish vocabulary. Plus, you’ll have an exciting topic to discuss with your Latin American or Spanish friends! Learn more about the World Cup here.

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Fisher-Price Videos

Are your kids learning Spanish? Do you find it difficult to have them sit down and do the homework? Then Fisher-Price videos for toddlers and children of early school age can help! The site has a huge selection of videos that range from teaching the names of animals and colors to everyday vocabulary related to school and other environments and scenarios. Each new word is displayed on screen, so these videos are great resources to teach children spelling. They’re super fun too, so you can be sure your child will be thoroughly entertained while practicing their Spanish! Click here to start playing with your kids!

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Spanish Kid Stuff

Textbooks and flashcards are highly recommended to learn and retain vocabulary, especially when it comes to children, as using visual reinforcement is a great way to commit terms to memory (and avoid boredom). And while these elements are certainly expensive, you can also find great resources online for free, such as at Spanish Kid Stuff. The website promotes language learning by offering hundreds of resources for children to learn Spanish. You’ll find all the materials conveniently divided into categories, like “Animals,” “Clothing,” “Time,” and so on, so it will be easy for you to find the materials you want your child to practice! Click here to start playing with your kids!

Pandora

Do you remember the songs your family used to sing to you when you were a baby? Lullabies are one of the most natural and memorable ways to learn a language. So, if your child is learning Spanish, it’s a great idea to enter Pandora and listen to some lullabies (canciones de cuna) together. You’ll find a lot of options on the site, like “Estrellita donde estás.” In most cases, you can find an English counterpart (like “Twinkle, Twinkle, Little Star”), which is even better because your child will already be familiar with the soothing tune. Listen to these songs here!

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Univision

Univision is an American Spanish-language television network where you can watch the daily news, telenovelas (Spanish-speaking soap operas), and more. It also has a free-access website where you can read articles written in Spanish about Mexico, Latin America in general, and American politics. This is the country's largest provider of Spanish-language content, so you’ll find a lot of diverse information about Mexican celebrities, news and politics which impact the Spanish-speaking community, and updates about your favorite Spanish shows, for example. The website is recommended for intermediate to advanced students as the language can be quite complex. Get started with news in Spanish here!

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Estrella TV

Estrella TV is an American television network that broadcasts programs and news in European Spanish. You can tune into one of their shows and learn more about local and international news, current reality shows, and sports. The vocabulary they use is a bit formal, which will come in handy if you plan to use your Spanish skills at work or to apply for a new job. Also, you can visit Estrella TV’s website to read the news instead of just listening. The articles are very short and use simple words and sentences, which is perfect for beginner-level students who want to start reading in Spanish. Get started with news in Spanish here!

Telemundo

Telemundo is the second-largest provider of Spanish content in the USA and is owned by Comcast. This television network broadcasts programs (telenovelas, sports, reality shows, etc.) and news either imported or Spanish dubbed. And if you want to improve your reading skills while learning more about what’s going on in Latin America, you can access Telemundo Digital Media’s website, where you can find articles about celebrities, politics, the economy, and sports. They are usually quite short and written using simple language, so beginner and intermediate-level students can read these real-life materials and take their Spanish to the next level. Get started with news in Spanish here!

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Memrise

Are you looking to increase your Spanish vocabulary outside your lessons? Then, you should consider Memrise, an app with a wide variety of lessons and resources that will help you learn new words in meaningful ways. For example, you can find videos featuring native speakers uttering phrases and words so you to learn how to pronounce them. Then, you can complete different exercises to help you remember those terms and understand their context of usage. Download Memrise and you can choose what to learn and decide when and where you want to practice, all while staying entertained and motivated. You can check out the app here!

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Tuenti

This is a mobile operator based in Spain that offers messaging and social media services too. Created in 2006, between 2009 and 2015 it was known as the “Spanish Facebook,” with over 15 million active users. Today, Tuenti offers mobile telephone services within Spain and Latin America as well. Its plans are affordable and easy to use, and they offer instant messaging through the app. If Spain is on your bucket list, you might want to download the Tuenti app to your phone to stay connected with old friends back home and new friends while you are traveling. Download the app here!

Arbor

Arbor is a new app in the fintech field that helps people save and optimize their expenses. It has several tools, with its expenses planner being the most useful of them. You can upload invoices to keep track of all your expenses and divide them into categories (like taxes, transportation, food, leisure, and so on) to understand where you spend your money. You can even set financial goals per week or month, and you’ll receive congratulations once you attain them. All you need is a mobile phone and some reading knowledge of Spanish. Click here to find out more about the app.

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El Chavo del 8

Who ever said that learning a new language is boring? One of the biggest mistakes that students make is to just use textbooks to learn. Of course, flashcards and books are very useful but watching comedy in Spanish is a great method to improve your vocabulary and grammar while having a laugh. For instance, El Chavo del 8 is a Mexican show that follows the adventures of a poor orphan boy called el Chavo and other low-income characters who live in the same housing complex (la vecindad). Put away the books and turn on the TV to pick up some Mexican slang! Click here to learn more about this Mexican series!

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La Casa de las Flores

Watching movies and series is a great strategy to improve your Spanish. Even if you are just starting with your course, try not to watch dubbed series but the original Spanish and use English subtitles instead. This will help develop your ear for the language, and once you become more proficient, you can use Spanish subtitles or none at all! If you like comedy, we recommend trying The House of Flowers. This is a very popular black-Mexican comedy television series you can watch on Netflix. You’ll develop a greater awareness of contemporary Mexican society and culture while having some fun and improving your Spanish. Click here to learn more about this series.

Allí Abajo

Allí Abajo is a comedy that playfully depicts the cultural differences between one of the northernmost regions in Spain, el País Vasco, and Andalucía in the south. It follows Iñaki, a man from the north, who falls in love with Carmen, a nurse from the south. This is a great series that can help you understand the cultural differences between Spanish regions and will serve to increase your awareness and understanding of dialects in terms of vocabulary, grammar, and pronunciation. This series is great for any level of proficiency and will help you to pick up some slang and expressions from Andalucía and País Vasco! Wanna know more about the movie? Click here.

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The best resources to learn spanish

If you are looking to learn a second language, you shouldn’t hesitate to acquire Spanish: with more than 500 million people who speak it as their native tongue or second language, you will always find someone with whom to communicate. Plus, with over 50 million Spanish speakers in the US, knowing the language will open up new professional, cultural, and social opportunities for you.

English speakers learning Spanish will need to practice a lot, as the two languages are strikingly different when it comes to grammar, structure, etc. However, as you progress in your language journey, you will discover that some aspects will be easier to learn than you might have expected. For example, English has borrowed extensively from Spanish, incorporating words like guerrilla, avocado, tornado, and armada. Similarly, Spanish has hundreds of loanwords from English, such as rugby, chat, spinning, and email.

Even though learning with a native-speaking teacher is a great advantage, the truth is that self-study and practicing outside the classroom brings about outstanding results in a short time. Check out our compilation of free online resources and put your skills into practice from the comfort of your home!

Grammar Gramática

Spanish grammar is more complicated to learn than English. For example, while in English the present simple tense has two conjugations, Spanish has more than six. Plus, nouns are inflected for gender, number, and have to agree with the verb. But don’t worry: with the help of our experienced teachers plus some extra practice using the resources below, you’ll soon master the nuances of the Spanish language.

Verb Conjugators

Verb conjugators are very useful when you don’t remember how to conjugate a verb in Spanish and you don’t have a teacher at hand to ask. Some verb conjugators you can use include:

Grammar Exercises

Do you need help with grammar explanations or would you like to get some extra practice to drill grammatical points? Find some resources to polish your grammar below, whatever your current proficiency:  

  • BEGINNER Nitzi Arellano, one of our star Spanish teachers, recommends ProfeDele’s grammar exercises for Beginner students. In this webpage, you can find fun and interactive exercises to work through and improve your understanding of the verbs ESTAR (to be), HABER and TENER (to have), and how to use them. There are short videos with clear explanations on the use of the verbs, followed by multiple-choice and fill-in-the-blank exercises.
  • BEGINNER INTERMEDIATEShe also recommends Lenguaje Yo for Spanish Beginner/Intermediate learners. Nitzi personally loves this Spanish blog, as it is very clear and casual. In this link, for example, you will find a slide show with an extended explanation of the past tenses = pretérito perfecto, imperfecto e indefinido, concepts that can be hard to grasp at first. There are also some exercises to help you practice! 
  • ADVANCED Are you wondering if you can learn Spanish grammar while watching your favorite TV shows? You certainly can! Read this blog post and find out how

Pronunciation Pronunciación

Unlike English, Spanish does not have multiple pronunciations for the same letter. The “a” letter is simply pronounced /ah/, the “e” is /eh/ and so on. Sounds easy, right? However, Spanish has a lot of sounds that do not exist in English, such as the “ll,” the double r, and the “ñ.” Here are some resources to ease your pain and to help you become an expert in Spanish pronunciation.

Vocabulary Vocabulario

Vocabulary is the foundation of fluency. It is no use to know how to pronounce or perfectly understand grammar rules if you are at a loss for words when you need to speak to someone in Spanish. Still, learning vocabulary in a meaningful way can be tough (nobody likes to listen, repeat, and memorize, after all!); so, here, we present you with some fun, interactive resources for you to build up your vocabulary in an engaging way!

  • BEGINNER INTERMEDIATE If you only have some spare time each day and would like to take advantage to improve your Spanish, you should definitely download Duolingo to your phone. This app has hundreds of lessons grouped into different categories, such as Jobs, Food, Family & Friends, and Nature!  
  • BEGINNER INTERMEDIATE Vocabulary lists are useful when trying to remember new words and their meanings. For example, this YouTube channel offers different lists useful for beginners with their corresponding English translation. The best part is that you will not only learn how the word is written but also its pronunciation. 
  • BEGINNER Spanish Town has endless resources for you to increase your vocabulary in Spanish. From a great variety of greetings to colors, numbers, and shapes, you will get familiar with words in isolation and their correct pronunciation. The page also offers quizzes to put your skills to the test after finishing each unit. 

 

Reading Lectura

As a proficient Spanish user, you will be reading all the time. From fiction to non-fiction, including the news, recipes, and street signs, you will need to read fast and accurately to get by, especially if you are planning to move to Latin America or Spain. Put your Spanish reading skills into practice with these resources and you will advance in no time!

  • INTERMEDIATE ADVANCED Are you an independent student who would like to learn Spanish without the help of a teacher? Have a look at these 4 books that will help you increase your reading skills while you learn vocabulary, grammar, and other abilities. 
  • BEGINNER INTERMEDIATE ADVANCED If you are looking for graded readers, you can find plenty of classics in 123 teach me. The readings are divided into four levels, and all of them include quizzes and exercises related to the short story you have just read. Plus, they include a vocabulary list at the end, so you remember the most challenging words from each lesson. 
  • ADVANCED Advanced speakers of Spanish can find an array of books (fiction and non-fiction) in Project Gutenberg for free. 

Listening Escucha

Listening in Spanish can be daunting. This language has a syllable-timed type of pattern, which means it uses a lot of vowels and, so, sounds very different from English, which has a stressed-timed pattern. If you are looking to improve your listening skills even more, take a look at some of the websites we have compiled for you! 

Writing Escritura

Expressing yourself in writing is also a big part of becoming fluent in Spanish. Mastering the art of punctuation, modifiers, sentence structure, and coordinators may not be easy, but with these resources, you will improve lightning fast!

  • ADVANCED TakeLessons Writing Prompts is a great resource for advanced learners who want to practice their writing and learn more about connectors, punctuation, clarity, wordiness, etc. The site has 25 prompts you can use for inspiration and then submit your writing for feedback. Plus, some of the prompts include grammatical explanations relevant to the piece you have to write, recommendations regarding style, and more. 
  • BEGINNER Similarly, Spanish Kwiziq has writing prompts for beginners (such as describing your superhero or narrating a short story) that include sample texts for you to model! 

Speaking Habla

Developing speaking is best done with a teacher, a partner, or a native speaker, as you can put into practice everything you learn in the classroom. But don’t despair if you do not know such a person: you can still develop your skills from home using these resources.

  • INTERMEDIATE ADVANCED A big part of being fluent in a given language is using colloquial phrases and slang. Find here 10 crucial sayings in Mexican Spanish that will help you sound like a native! 
  • ADVANCED Are you looking to learn Spanish, so you can communicate with business partners or apply for a new job at a Spanish-speaking company? Then, you should learn some key phrases that will help you do business in Spanish
  • ADVANCED Practice Makes Perfect Spanish Conversation is a book every intermediate student should read if they want to confidently speak with native Spanish speakers. Each chapter is a lesson that revolves around real-life dialogues. 
  • INTERMEDIATE ADVANCED Starting a conversation with native speakers can be daunting, but don’t worry: here, you can find five conversation starters that will help you overcome this problem. 

  • INTERMEDIATE ADVANCED Finally, if you are looking to find some native speakers and other Spanish learners to put your skills into practice, you should visit Conversation Exchange and get in touch with others who love the Spanish language as much as you!  

For Kids Para niños

If you are looking to motivate your children to learn some more Spanish while having fun, check out the websites below:

Miscellaneous Misceláneos

And finally, here are some other resources relevant to your Spanish journey!

  • If you are not sure of your Spanish proficiency level, you can assess it using our FREE Language Level Test. Take no more than 30 minutes to answer the questions and you will receive an immediate assessment of your skills!
  • Hand gestures and facial expressions are also crucial to Spanish communication. So, if you are planning to visit Argentina soon, you should definitely read this article on 10 Spanish gestures you need to survive in Argentina!
  • Looking for some other apps you can use to learn Spanish in your free time? Try out Memrise or Busuu, and make the most out of your time by taking their bite-sized lessons. 
  • Would you like some help when choosing which Spanish variety to study? Find here some tips to help you decide!

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