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. Lupa

    NPR's Radio Ambulante podcast is an excellent listening resource but can be challenging for less advanced learners. Fortunately, the show has teamed up with the creators of a new language learning app to launch a new app: Lupa.

    The app plays Radio Ambulante-style stories while you read along on the transcript. A slew of features help you adjust the difficulty level: to make listening … [ Read more ]

  2. Radio Ambulante

    Radio Ambulante is a Spanish-language podcast, distributed by NPR, that tells Latin American stories from anywhere Spanish is spoken, including the United States. We seek to bring the aesthetic of high-quality longform journalism to radio. We work with a talented community of storytellers and radio producers from different corners of the continent, while taking advantage of technology to produce, distribute and exchange stories.

  3. Lirica
    There’s nothing like a catchy tune to make things stick in your mind. Lirica is an app that takes that idea and applies it to learning a foreign language. The app takes the music of artists like Enrique Iglesias and Elvis Crespo and uses it to help you learn Spanish vocabulary and grammar. With each lesson, you learn parts of the … [ Read more ]

  4. 33 Maneras de Hablar con el Verbo Llevar
    Llevar es uno de los verbos del idioma español más confusos para un extranjero por las diferentes acciones que llevamos a cabo con él. En este post vas a encontrar 33 ideas para hablar con el verbo llevar, además de transportar.

  5. 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.

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.

    [ Read more ]

  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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