10 Free Online Spanish Classes

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The internet is filled with free online Spanish classes and resources to help you strengthen your resume, communicate with Spanish speakers in your area, or prepare for a trip abroad. Take a look at the following free online Spanish classes to find text-based, audio, and video language lessons at your level. You'll be speaking Spanish before you know it!


This site offers hundreds of free online Spanish classes with read-and-repeat audio tutorials. Use it to study grammar, vocabulary, pronunciation, and common idioms. The site offers beginner, intermediate, and advanced Spanish study tracks.


The free online Spanish classes on this website are ideal for business people who need to speak Spanish as a part of their occupation. The lessons include audio readings and cover business-related themes such as introductions, hiring, compensation, marketing, sales, taxes, and travel.


The Duolingo website promises to teach you Spanish in as little as 5 minutes a day using game-like lessons. The site offers an app, so you can switch from the computer to a mobile device and learn on the go. You set goals of 5 to 20 minutes per day and the website or app adjusts to that goal.

Live Lingua

The free Foreign Service Institute Spanish courses hosted at Live Lingua provide a quick, full-immersion approach to learning the language. The site has seven comprehensive classes including:

  • FSI Spanish Primer for Secretaries
  • FSI Spanish Basic Course, Volumes 1 through 4
  • FSI Spanish Headstarts for Puerto Rico, Spain and Latin America

Learn Spanish Online

This free online class offers dozens of multimedia components including a written manual, Spanish-language videos, fill-in-the-blank exercises, and video/voice chat. If you learn by doing rather than reading, you'll definitely want to start here.​


Just log on to OnlineFreeSpanish.com and select one of the learning modules to get started. They include:

  • Level 1 - Beginner
  • Level 2 - Intermediate
  • Level 3 - Advanced
  • Level 4 - Holidays and Celebrations

The site offers plenty of other content to help you learn to speak the language.

BBC Spanish

Although the web page is archived and no longer updated, BBC offers several extensive free online Spanish classes for both beginning and intermediate students. Check out the 12-part video Spanish introduction or watch video clips from the intermediate series.


The free online Spanish class from OpenLearn offers 10 lessons with visuals, vocabulary, and real-life exercises.

Ukindia Spanish

Study simple words and phrases in this introductory free online Spanish class. It comes with five basic lessons, each including a list of Spanish phrases and their English translations.

The Spanish Experiment

This website divides basic Spanish lessons up into easily covered segments. It includes lessons on grammar concepts, basic and conversational vocabulary, and even sections on how to avoid common mistakes.

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