Free Spanish Lessons


Learn Span­ish for free online. Down­load free audio lessons to your com­put­er or mp3 play­er and start learn­ing Span­ish instant­ly. To learn more lan­guages, please vis­it our com­plete col­lec­tion of Free Lan­guage Lessons.

  • 5 Minute Span­ish 1  iTunes
    • Self-paced course from Uni­ver­si­ty of Arkansas offers a good intro­duc­tion to Span­ish for those who have nev­er stud­ied it before, or a good refresh­er for those who have. The course focus­es almost exclu­sive­ly on Span­ish gram­mar.  If you would like to take a more well-round­ed approach to learn­ing Span­ish, click here for David Nance’s Span­ish text­book, avail­able free for the iPad.
  • Basic Span­ish 1: Get­ting Start­edMas­sive Open Online Course (MOOC)
  • Basic Span­ish 2: One Step Fur­therMas­sive Open Online Course (MOOC)
    • Begin­ners course for learn­ers of Span­ish that focus­es not only on lan­guage, but also on cul­tur­al aspects, specif­i­cal­ly designed for Eng­lish speak­ers. Cre­at­ed by the Uni­ver­si­ty Poly­tech­ni­ca Valen­cia.
  • Basic Span­ish 3: Get­ting thereMas­sive Open Online Course (MOOC)
    • Begin­ners course for learn­ers of Span­ish that focus­es not only on lan­guage but also on cul­tur­al aspects, specif­i­cal­ly designed for Eng­lish speak­ers.
  • Des­ti­nos: An Intro­duc­tion to Span­ish — Web Site
    • This telen­ov­ela, or Span­ish soap opera, immers­es stu­dents in every­day sit­u­a­tions and teach­es speak­ing, lis­ten­ing, and com­pre­hen­sion skills in Span­ish.
  • Cof­fee Break Span­ish — iTunes Free — Web Site
    • Learn Span­ish in a low-key, effec­tive way.
  • Cof­fee Break Span­ish: To GoYouTube
    • Build your Span­ish com­pre­hen­sion by lis­ten­ing to real native speak­ers.
  • Duolin­go Span­ishWeb Site
    • A pop­u­lar free lan­guage-learn­ing and crowd­sourced text trans­la­tion plat­form. As users progress through lessons, they simul­ta­ne­ous­ly help to trans­late web­sites and oth­er doc­u­ments. Check out Duolin­go’s iPhone and iPad apps.
  • Show Time Span­ish - iTunes Free
    • Pro­duced by the same folks who cre­at­ed Cof­fee Break Span­ish, this pod­cast is for inter­me­di­ate and advanced learn­ers.
  • For­eign Ser­vice Insti­tute Basic CourseWeb site
    • This course in the Latin Amer­i­can dialect pre­pares stu­dents to func­tion effec­tive­ly in con­ver­sa­tions. Pro­nun­ci­a­tion, inflec­tion, and into­na­tion are heav­i­ly stressed.
  • For­eign Ser­vice Insti­tute Span­ish Pro­gram­mat­icWeb site
    • Two vol­umes includ­ing text­books (PDF) and audio lessons (MP3).
  • For­eign Ser­vice Insti­tute Span­ish Head­start for Puer­to Rico — Web site
    • Stu­dent text, glos­sary (PDF), and four mod­ules of audio lessons (MP3) with self-eval­u­a­­tion quizzes.
  • For­eign Ser­vice Insti­tute Span­ish Head­start for Spain — Web site
    • Text­book and cul­tur­al notes (PDF) and four mod­ules of audio lessons (MP3).
  • For­eign Ser­vice Insti­tute Span­ish Head­start for Latin Amer­i­ca — Web site
    • Text­book (PDF) and fif­teen audio lessons (MP3).
  • Learn Span­ish: Basic Span­ish Vocab­u­laryMas­sive Open Online Course (MOOC)
    • This spe­cial­iza­tion is designed for the begin­ner who may have no expe­ri­ence with learn­ing a sec­ond lan­guage but who wants to be able to read, write and speak Span­ish for per­son­al, trav­el or busi­ness use, or who just wants to learn a sec­ond lan­guage and build cul­tur­al aware­ness. From UC-Davis.
  • Learn Span­ish in Your CarSpo­ti­fy
    • Gram­mar and vocab­u­lary to begin­ners, offer­ing guid­ance in pro­nun­ci­a­tion and lan­guage fun­da­men­tals.
  • Learn Span­ish on Spo­ti­fySpo­ti­fy
    • A col­lec­tion of audio cours­es on Spo­ti­fy, that will take you from begin­ner lessons to advanced conversations–featuring essen­tial trav­el phras­es and vocab­u­lary.
  • Med­ical Span­ish for Health­care Providers Web Site
    • This site is pre­sent­ed as a free med­ical Span­ish immer­sion, with vocab­u­lary includ­ing greet­ings, his­to­ry, exam­i­na­tion, and every­day speech, all with trans­la­tion and audio. It is designed to be help­ful for a vari­ety of med­ical per­son­nel. Cre­at­ed by a gen­er­al sur­geon turned Span­ish teacher.
  • Notes in Span­ishiTunes Free — Feed — Web Site
    • Pro­duced by Ben Cur­tis and Mari­na Diez, a hus­band-and-wife team out of Madrid, Spain. Ben is British and Mari­na is Span­ish and they too have built quite a large fol­low­ing for their con­ver­sa­tion­al Span­ish lessons, (for begin­ners, inter­me­di­ates and advanced stu­dents), which promise to teach lis­ten­ers “real Span­ish” the way it is actu­al­ly spo­ken every day in Spain.
  • One Minute Span­ish — YouTube
    • Cov­ers the absolute basics of Span­ish, focus­ing on the pro­nun­ci­a­tion used in most parts of Spain.
  • Span­ish for Begin­nersMas­sive Open Online Course (MOOC)
    • Learn Span­ish online and dis­cov­er the Span­ish-speak­ing world with six free online Span­ish cours­es, cre­at­ed by The Open Uni­ver­si­ty.

To learn more lan­guages, please vis­it our col­lec­tion: Learn Lan­guages for Free: Span­ish, Eng­lish, Chi­nese & Beyond.

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