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Learn Spanish online with free resources (audio/video, grammar, vocabulary, verbs, etc.)

My name is Jeff Blum (JB), another language learner like yourself. This site is a carefully selected collection of the best Spanish language learning resources I have found in my efforts to the learn the language. I started the site because I wanted to share a great novel written for Spanish learners (written by professors, not me). Over the years I have expanded the collection of resources bit by bit. I hope the idea of finding the best learning resources efficiently assembled and accessed in one place proves helpful to you.

Most Recent Content

  1. Reading Go Comics in Spanish (Español) via RSS
    I have long recommended Go Comics as a great source for reading comics in Spanish. My productivity setup relies very heavily on using RSS feeds, but unfortunately, Go Comics recently removed all their individual comic RSS feeds. Not one to be daunted, I went in search of a way to get them back … [ Read more ]

  2. Tips for Choosing a Spanish School
    Note: I wrote this in 2009 and it used to be found on my guide to Spanish schools in Antigua Guatemala site but I think it is still relevant and I have thus recently relocated it here. Antigua, Guatemala is one of the most popular places in the world to study Spanish and there are scores of schools to choose from there. In Summer 2008 … [ Read more ]

  3. How to Learn Spanish on Your Own – The Complete Method
    Marc, a linguistics graduate from Quebec, has created this "complete method to learn Spanish." I don't think it is very complete and it is obvious that it was written by someone who studied linguistics. For me it overly complicates things and claims that Spanish is a difficult language to learn, when in fact I think it is not. I also think step 2 (choose which … [ Read more ]

  4. Doubts With Soccer in Spanish? The Linguistic Coach Has the Answers
    What the hell is a tiquitaca? Is it fúbol or futbol? How do you say MVP in Spanish?If you have doubts with soccer in Spanish you should follow the weekly boards of Fundéu’s linguistic coach. Yes, the Fundéu (Fundación de Español Urgente) publishes a weekly infographic called Jugada Lingüistica or Linguistic Play where they give valuable tips on how to use soccer terms in Spanish. … [ Read more ]

  5. 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.

Most Popular Content

  1. 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 ]

  2. Notes from ¿Qué tal? - Weather/Seasons
    ¿Qué tiempo hace hoy?


    Here are some colorful expressions for commenting on the weather.

    • Llueve a cãntaros. It's raining cats and dogs (lit., raining jugfuls).
    • Estoy calado/a hasta los huesos. I'm soaking wet (lit., soaked to the bones).
    • Hace un frio/calor de morirse. It's extremely cold/hot (lit., so cold/hot you could die).
    • Hace un frio/calor espantoso. It's awfully (frightfully) cold/hot.



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  3. Noche Oscura en Lima - Chapter 1
    El reloj de la catedral de Lima[1] acababa de dar las siete. Aunque no era muy tarde, las calles de la ciudad ya estaban envueltas en las sombras de la noche. Era una noche oscura. El viento, lanzando gritos, cogía el polvo de las calles y lo arrojaba al aire. Arriba unas nubes negrísimas corrían rápidamente a través del cielo.

    Manuel … [ Read more ]

  4. 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.

  5. Spanish Verb Conjugator (123TeachMe)
    I have a link to another verb conjugator, but I just found this one and based on initial use it seems even better as it includes some basic information about the verb (including definition and common usage) along with some sample sentences.

Latest News from El País (Última Hora)

Los yihadistas de Ripoll intentaron una masacre a cuchilladas en Cambrils
El juez Fernando Andreu interrogará previsiblemente a los cuatro detenidos de la célula yihadista el próximo martes
  – 08/20/2017 12:33 PM

La CUP no irá a la manifestación contra el terrorismo si va el Rey
La diputada Mireia Boya afirma que Felipe VI financia el terrorismo islamista
  – 08/20/2017 12:21 PM

Los Mossos creen que un imán de Ripoll unió a la célula terrorista
La policía busca al principal sospechoso de la matanza en la capital catalana. Causó al menos 13 muertos y un centenar de heridos. En la localidad turística de Tarragona, cinco terroristas fueron abatidos
  – 08/20/2017 11:45 AM

Todos somos Cataluña, salvo los que dice el Govern
Si la Generalitat se atreve a clasificar a los muertos como españoles o catalanes insulta a las víctimas y a la verdad
  – 08/20/2017 11:56 AM

Cómo el imán creó una célula yihadista
Abdelbaki Es Satty es sospechoso de reclutar y adoctrinar al grupo de jóvenes de Ripoll que atentaron en Cataluña
  – 08/20/2017 11:48 AM