DonPotter.net

Spanish teacher Don Potter has put together some helpful resources for learning Spanish. In particular, he offers a free PDF copy of Spanish Grammar by Eric. V. Greenfield along with accompanying audio.

Ser and Estar

One of the most stressful parts of learning Spanish for many language learners, other than the subjunctive and para vs. por, is knowing the difference between ser and estar. But it doesn´t have to be stressful! While both of these verbs mean “to be” and are used all the time in daily communication, the following simple rules should help you to differentiate between the two. … [ Read more ]

Spanish Grammar Exercises

This basic site offers a large number of grammar exercises and quizzes from Matthew D. Stroud of Trinity University. Quizes are offered for: adjectives, conjunctions, prepositions, pronouns, verb forms, verb usage (e.g., ser vs. estar, past vs. imperfect), and a general verb review.

Spanish Language Exercises

This site presents a series of language exercises. They are a bit old-school (circa 2002 with Javascript validation) but function just fine. Exercises are available for:
Adjectives
Art
Conjunctions
Literature
Numbers
Object Pronouns
Por/Para
Relative Pronouns
Syntax
Verbs
Videos
Vocabulary

Spanish Language Practice Tests: Learn Your Spanish Level

If you have been taking Spanish classes or lessons for a while and are wondering how are you doing, check this out. The folks from don Quijote Spanish Courses have put together these online Spanish language practice tests for you to measure your improvement.

Practica Español

A great resource for reading, grammar and music in Spanish is Practica Español, by Instituto Cervantes, the Spanish government’s organization for the promotion of Spanish language and culture. Here you’ll find a large collection of current news articles sorted by difficulty levels and categories to suit your interests. If you don’t know a word, double-click to get the definition. There are also activities paired with … [ Read more ]

Spanish Language and Culture with Barbara Kuczun Nelson

This useful site (formerly known as Spanish Grammar Exercises) offers interactive Spanish grammar exercises (you can answer and check your responses instantly) as well as cultural Spanish breakdowns (e.g., songs, poems, stories, videos, etc.)

Grammar Glossary for Spanish and English

This glossary is designed as a guide for people learning the grammar of either Spanish or English, and it may be useful for people studying other languages as well, especially languages of Indo-European origin. To explain each grammatical term, examples are given in both Spanish and English, where applicable. This glossary is a work in progress, with new terms being added weekly.

Practise Spanish verb conjugation

On this site you can practice (inter)actively the conjugation of Spanish (ir)regular verbs in all common tenses. The website also offers you the option of viewing all your results , checking the errors you have made and if you wish you can repeat those questions. No charges at all.

Demystifying Spanish Grammar: Advanced Spanish Grammar, Clarifying the Written Accents, Ser/Estar (Verbs), Para/Por (Prepositions), Imperfect/Preterite (Past Tenses), & the Dreaded Spanish Subjunctive

Grammar is the glue that holds language together. It governs how sentences are made up, how words change depending on subject and context, and how verbs conjugate to reflect whether something happened in the past, present or future. Unfortunately grammar is also one of the most detested and difficult parts of learning a language. Demystifying Spanish Grammar attempts to shed some of students’ anxiety about … [ Read more ]

Breaking Out of Beginner’s Spanish

Many language books are boring–this one is not. Written by a native English speaker who learned Spanish the hard way–by trying to talk to Spanish-speaking people–it offers English speakers with a basic knowledge of Spanish hundreds of tips for using the language more fluently and colloquially, with fewer obvious “gringo” errors. Writing with humor, common sense, and a minimum of jargon, Joseph Keenan covers everything … [ Read more ]

Mind your *P’s and *Q’s: Common problems in Spanish

We all make mistakes and there are a lot of pesky little things that cause problems for students of Spanish. Here is a list of some of them that pop up frequently in intermediate-level work. Look over them and learn from them; it should vastly improve your Spanish. Also included here are items which might need to be reviewed, such as giving dates and telling … [ Read more ]

Writing Business and Personal Letters in Spanish

Whether you’re corresponding with a Spanish-speaking friend or writing a formal business letter, the greetings and salutations in this lesson can help give your letters credibility and make them seem more authentic and less like you’re mimicking English.

Fred F. Jehle’s WWW Spanish Language Materials

Professor Fred F. Jehle developed these Spanish language course materials over many years for a variety of classes, but primarily for an intermediate college-level course called S210 Second-Year Spanish Composition. There are numerous components to this collection of materials:

1. Grammatical explanations, consisting of a series of approximately 36 lessons on aspects of Spanish language. I conduct my classes primarily in Spanish, but these presentations are … [ Read more ]

The Spanish Subjunctive: A Quiz

Do you know when to use the subjunctive mood in Spanish, and how to say it? Find out by taking this self-correcting quiz. To take the quiz, simply use your mouse to select the correct translation for each English sentence. When you’re through, press the button at the bottom to find out your score and the correct answers.