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  • 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)
    • Learn Spanish and explore Spanish culture in this introductory language course, designed for English speakers. Created by the University Polytechnica Valencia.
  • 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.

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