Best Resources To Help Learn Spanish

Before embarking on this journey to Spanish proficiency I spent a long time researching the best options available to help me learn the language for free but also most effectively. I plan to use a variety of websites and online material as well as optimising my learning by using some traditional language learning resources.

Principally, I will be making the most of the free language learning services Duolingo and Memrise. Both sites have free courses for learning Spanish with Duolingo focusing more on the grammar side of things and Memrise the vocabulary. Both are sites which have “gamified” learning and reward users with points in order to encourage their continued learning as well as offering leaderboards to create a bit of competition. A good balance of what both sites offer should give us a good start in beginners Spanish very quickly.

On top of using these sites I’ll be publishing verb tables to help with our conjugations and a variety of materials whether it be a Spanish song, film, article or just an explanation of a grammar rule. All evidence suggests that immersion aids in developing language skills so these resources should be very helpful.

Articles will follow with more in depth information about Duolingo and Memrise.


Let’s Start Spanish

I feel as if it would be wrong to start this whole process without an explanation. I’ve always wanted to learn a second language, in particular Spanish. Recently, this urge has been getting stronger and stronger so I’ve decided to act on it and start learning!

Whilst doing some research I came across some information which suggested that people learn better when they are learning with others. Building on this information I did some investigating into the best resources I could use to learn Spanish entirely free. I believe I’ve found a good mix of websites that help you to learn languages and traditional resources.

I hope over the coming months and years to write about my experience learning the language and encourage you to join me on my journey. My plan is to post daily with a mixture of my progress learning the language and a different useful, free resources to help you learn Spanish with me.

As I am a complete beginner I hope to attract a variety of followers- language learning experts to help us with advice and novices alike to share their experiences. I encourage you to get in touch and participate as much as possible as I reckon we can help each other!

Here we go, Let’s Start Spanish!