12 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!

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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
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Check out Spanicity for dozens of short audio lessons on Spanish basics. Take grammar courses in beginning, intermediate, or advanced levels, or use the dictionaries and quizzes in Microsoft Excel. The site offers Basic Spanish modules on the Alphabet, Most Popular Words, Numbers, and Spanish Verbs. In addition, there are 30 lessons to learn Spanish step-by-step.

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Learn Spanish Online

This free online class offers dozens of multimedia components including a written manual, four 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.​

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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.

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The Babel Nation website offers several beginning Spanish lessons with audio files, example conversations, practice exercises, quizzes, and a forum. Use the site to gain enough language skills to easily understand a conversation and communicate with other people in a Spanish-speaking country. 

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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 10-part video Spanish introduction or watch video clips from the intermediate series.

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

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Destinos: An Introduction to Spanish

The Annenberg Learner website provides content you can use to learn Spanish naturally. Each half-hour video lesson of the soap opera-style course builds on the knowledge gained from past episodes.

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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.