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. 4 Basic Spanish Videos About Confusing Spanish Words
    Here is a collection of four Spanish language learning videos from the Fundación de Español Urgente (Fundéu), each focusing on confusing Spanish words that can be tricky to even native speakers.

  2. 101 Palabras en Español que Pueden Confundirte
    Estas 101 palabras, en realidad más de 202, forman parte del listado de más de 1001 términos que pueden generar dudas a un extranjero que aprende español, bien al oído o bien al escribirlas. Se trata de una recopilación de las que Practica Español las ha difundido en los últimos años por las redes sociales para que el estudiante de español se familiarice con ella. … [ Read more ]

  3. Spaniards in London
    Spaniards in London is a series of shows made available on YouTube about the fictional experiences of several Spaniards recently arrived in London while they live with a British flatmate, work, flirt, date, audition for acting and signing roles, and of course get into various shenanigans. It’s entertaining enough and excellent for beginners because:

    • You won’t only hear Spanish since they end up talking to
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  4. Study Spanish with RTVE Television Programs: Stream or Download Free Videos with Spanish Subtitles
    RTVE, Spain’s state-owned television station, offers a variety of programs from news to dramas for free streaming online with many free from geographical restrictions. Since most programs offer closed captioning for viewers with visual impairments, watching the programs is not only entertaining but can really help you improve your listening skills. You can stream the shows online or you can follow the instructions below to … [ Read more ]

  5. RTVE (RTVE.es)
    RTVE is Spain’s state-owned corporate television station, very similar to the BBC in the U.K. or PBS here in the U.S. They’re the largest and most popular broadcaster in Spain, and they show a wide variety of news, documentaries, fictional dramas, reality shows, etc. Since they’re state-funded, there’s no profit motive and therefore less motivation on their part to restrict who can watch their products, … [ Read more ]

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.

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Se busca ‘president’ provisional
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  – 04/22/2018 11:40 PM

Ajustado triunfo colorado en las presidenciales de Paraguay
Mario Abdo supera al liberal Efraín Alegre por menos de cuatro puntos, la ventaja colorada más ajustada desde 1993
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