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30 Best (And Worst) Online Spanish Courses: We’ve Tested Them

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There are some awesome courses for learning Spanish online, along with more than a few that are terrible and cost far too much money. Fortunately, we’ve tried most of them and can help you avoid those less desirable ones.

In this post, we’ll look at a few dozen popular Spanish courses. Most cost money, but there are some good free ones included as well.

In most cases, it’s not a clear-cut choice, where one course is clearly better than another. Each program has its own strengths and weaknesses while suiting different types of learner styles and budgets.

Because of this, we grouped them into tiers. The top tier courses are our favorites, second-tier courses are pretty good (and very much worth checking out), 3rd-tier courses have more weaknesses and are a bit harder to recommend but still have some strengths, and 4th tier courses are generally not worth using.

Top Tier – The best online Spanish courses


Best for those with free time and a desire to become fluent fast.

Price: $149/mo

Baselang is my favorite online Spanish course and the one that would lead to fluency the quickest. They offer unlimited 1-1 Spanish classes with tutors from Latin America. They also have an excellent curriculum that will guide you on your path and teach you everything you need to know.

Often, I wanted to take a lesson without planning to do so ahead of time, and I’d be able to book one and get started only a few minutes later. With Baselang, you could make progress very quickly. However, it only makes sense to use if you’re able to put considerable time into studying.

Otherwise, you’d be better off using italki to find an inexpensive tutor. Review.

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Spanish Uncovered

Best for learning Spanish from a story.

Price: $297

This beginner Spanish course from Olly Richards of I Will Teach You A Language approaches learning Spanish a bit differently. From the first lesson, you’re thrown right into a Spanish story and will learn through a method called “Guided Discovery.”

So, instead of learning grammar rules in isolation, you’ll first come across them in the story. It’s a pretty fun and unique approach to learning. In their section about cognates, you’ll realize you know much more Spanish than you thought.

The course also comes with lots of practice exercises and worksheets. Review.

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Best for improving speaking and listening skills.

Price: $15-$20/mo 

I never used to recommend Pimsleur because I felt that the cost of their courses was just too high. Fortunately, they’ve since added a subscription option which makes it significantly more affordable.

Pimsleur is a bit different than most other courses because it’s nearly entirely focused on the oral language – speaking and listening, while mostly ignoring grammar and the written language.

Students who work through the course will likely end up with above-average communication skills but have some weaknesses with grammar, reading, and writing which would need to be worked on later. Review.

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News in Slow Spanish

Best for false beginners or intermediate level learners.

Price: $16.90-$26.90/mo 

News in Slow Spanish is one of the more fun resources for Spanish learners.

They have a beginner course that’s ideal for those who have studied some Spanish before but haven’t used it in a long time, as well as materials for intermediate and advanced students. As the title suggests, they offer news stories narrated at a slower pace, making them easier for Spanish learners.

However, their lessons are also excellent for studying grammar and learning new expressions. Materials are available in either Spanish from Spain or Latin America. Review.

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Best for those that want a more thorough version of Lingodeer, Duolingo, Babbel, Busuu, etc.

Price: $15/mo

Fluencia came from the creators of SpanishDict.

Unlike many courses on this list, it’s only available in Spanish and not any other languages. This focus has paid off and helped them put together a high-quality course.

While you may find the lessons somewhat similar to Lingodeer and other courses, on Fluencia, they’re a bit more in-depth. The addition of cultural information also makes it more enjoyable to use. The $15 per month price is fair, but others may prefer a cheaper or free alternative. Review.

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Coffee Break Spanish

Best for casual learners who want a well-structured course.

Price: Free / $104 per season

Coffee Break Spanish makes all of their audio lessons available for free anywhere that you listen to podcasts. They also sell a premium course, with four seasons, each costing $104.

The lessons are the same, but the paid version includes some extra features and videos. Coffee Break Spanish is excellent for students who feel a bit overwhelmed with the idea of learning a second language.

The lessons are quite relaxed and feel sort of like you’re learning with a friend. In fact, one of the hosts is learning alongside the listener. They teach you words and sentences before eventually putting it all together into a dialogue. Review.

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Best for beginners that prefer quick lessons on an app.

Price: $11.99/mo, $29.99/quarter, $55.99/year, $119.99/lifetime

Lingodeer is no longer completely free, but isn’t necessarily any more expensive than similar products. It’s a bit newer and not as well-known compared to other popular apps, but I like it more.

The app teaches Spanish by having you complete lots of different exercises, not unlike Duolingo, Babbel, Busuu, and so on. The lessons are all bite-sized, making it easy to study in small chunks.

I liked the fact that audio sentences were all recorded individually, making the recordings sound very natural sounding. Additionally, throughout the lessons, there are lots of grammar explanations. The variety in types of exercises also helps keep things interesting. Review.

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Language Transfer

Best for beginners that want to learn how Spanish works.

Price: Free

Language Transfer is a resource that’s loved by lots of people and completely free. Besides just Spanish, the creator offers classes in several other languages.

The Spanish course has 90 audio lessons with the majority lasting around ten minutes long.

In these lessons, the host acts as a teacher. Alongside the listener, is a student that learns from the host. He explains the language in an obvious way, with lots of explanations that will help you understand how the Spanish language works. Review.

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A few of the resources mentioned in the video are apps and not courses, so they can be found in our post about the best apps for learning Spanish. Be sure to subscribe and stay tuned for the second video where we cover 12 more good apps and courses for learning Spanish.

Tier 2 – Spanish courses that are quite good


Okay all-around but nothing special.

Price: $12.95/mo

Babbel teaches Spanish in a way that’s pretty similar to Duolingo, Lingodeer, and Fluencia.

Compared with Duolingo, I think it could be worth paying for as it takes things a bit deeper, explains grammar and cultural elements, teaches more useful language, and has better quality audio recordings.

However, if I personally were choosing amongst these four similar courses, I’d choose either Fluencia or Lingodeer. Review.

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Best for learning vocabulary.

Price: Free – $8.99/mo

Memrise is one of the most popular language learning resources online. Although they offer a paid subscription, the free version gives you access to free flashcards as well as limited access to the “paid” courses.

I’m not sure if I’d recommend subscribing to Memrise, but the free Decks are definitely helpful.

It has a bit narrower of a focus than the other courses. I wouldn’t recommend using it to try and learn Spanish as a whole, but it’s really useful for helping you to remember words. Basically, it’s a gamified flashcard deck, where anyone can add courses.

Their use of a spaced repetition system makes it so that you only spend time reviewing words that you haven’t yet mastered. Review.

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Best for improving listening comprehension.

Price: $8-$47/mo

SpanishPod101 is a course that teaches primarily using audio lessons, a lot like podcast episodes.

There is a ton of content that has been added over several years. Because of this, it can be a bit confusing to navigate sometimes but you can also jump around to lessons more than with most courses. Lessons are suitable for absolute beginners as well as advanced level students and everyone in between.

Typically, a couple of hosts will listen to a dialogue and then go through it line by line, explaining essential vocabulary and grammar. Review.

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Best for improving pronunciation.

Price: Free – $19.99/mo

I wasn’t sure if I should include Speechling in this list. It’s not a course so much as it is a useful tool that’s sort of organized like a course.

With Speechling, it’s really easy to get feedback on your pronunciation. Their paid plan costs $19.99 per month and allows you to submit an unlimited number of recordings to a teacher for feedback.

They also have a free plan that’s very useful. You’re able to record yourself mimicking sentences, practice dication exercises, use their flashcards, practice listening, and answer fill in the blank and multiple choice exercises. Review.

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edX and CourseraYou can find free Spanish courses on edx.

Good for lessons from universities.

Price: Free unless you want a certification

These two platforms offer free courses from universities around the world, including both lessons for those learning Spanish and for advanced Spanish speakers wishing to learn about a different topic.

It’s free to enroll in the courses and access the materials, but if you’d like to receive a certification when you complete the course, that’ll cost extra.

Not surprisingly, since the courses come from universities, most of them are a bit more formal than other options on this list.

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Good for getting users to stay motivated.

Price: Free

Duolingo is one of the most popular resources for language learning around. Although they have a premium plan available, most users would be more than happy with the free version.

They excel at making learning Spanish more fun and keeping students to come back and study a little bit each day. You learn the language through lots of exercises and repetition, and the website also includes some helpful grammar notes.

One frustration I had is that the audio and sentences can sometimes be a bit unnatural. Still, it’s a quality product and a good way to get started with Spanish. Review.

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Foreign Service Institute

Good for their depth of content.

Price: Free

The Foreign Service Institue of the US government offers free language courses, including six Spanish ones. They’re very dense and feel dated, but they’re free and overall really solid.

The first of four volumes of the FSI Basic Spanish Course includes a pdf file with over 700 pages of instruction and 12+ hours of audio recordings, and that’s just the first volume of only one of the courses. Although it’s not the most exciting course, if you stick with it, you’ll learn a ton.

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Good for their thorough academic approach

Price: $187 – $378

Fluenz isn’t as exciting to use as many other courses. The lessons can be quite repetitive and slow while lacking the gamification that some other courses have. However, their lessons are very thorough and they do a good job explaining important aspects.

The lessons are structured well with the learning objectives scaffolded so that learners come away mastering the lesson content. If it weren’t for the high price, it’d be much easier to recommend. Review.

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Good for learning grammar.

Price: $34.99/mo

Lengalia’s courses are available to everyone from the beginner up to advanced levels of Spanish.

They’re split up into different topics such as grammar, vocabulary, business Spanish, podcasts, and so on. They do a great job of organizing content and giving you exercises to practice what you’ve learned. The practice exercises can get monotonous, but they do try to build on each other and throw in some variety. You can even get an official CEFR certification if that’s something you are interested in.

Interestingly, they often link out to other free material that has already covered the topic they’re discussing. You can also message their tutors with any questions you may have. One month costs $34.99 but the price per month lowers significantly if you purchase a full year of access. Review.

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Good for 1-1 and group online classes.

Price: $109-$379/mo

Lingoda is an online language school offering courses in English, German, French, and Spanish.

They have lots of lessons around different topics for various levels that you can either schedule with a private teacher or as part of a group class.

The monthly cost varies depending on the plan you choose, but the basic package, containing 10 group classes, costs $109 per month. You can also purchase a one week trial to see if it’s a good fit for you. Review.

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A respectable app that’s similar to others

Price: $9.99/month for Premium and $13.99/month for Premium Plus

Busuu is another language learning website/app that’s very similar to Duolingo, Babbel, Lingodeer, and Fluencia, but without as much depth. The interface is intuitive and there are some nice creative/written prompts.  One of the biggest downfalls of the app is that the grammar explanations aren’t as well done as competing resources.

However, there’s one awesome feature that is unique to Busuu – their language exchange component.

In this part, you can record yourself speaking or write a short passage, and then get feedback from a native Spanish speaker. They’re incorporated well into the lessons and even offer picture and video prompts to help you think of a topic. Review.

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Tier 3 – Could be the right course for certain learners

Rocket SpanishRocket French

Good for the mixture of all important aspects.

Price: $99.95 – $259.90

Rocket Spanish is an okay enough Spanish course. They teach useful language and provide tons of opportunities to practice every area of the language.

However, I found the audio lessons to be very cheesy and the jokes to be a bit cringe-worthy at times. The review exercises also become too repetitive and are a bit old-school in the way you memorize items basically through brute force.

You can learn a lot from Rocket Spanish but I’d personally struggle to stick with it long-term. I think you can get better value for your money with some of the other courses on this list. Review.

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Good for the wide variety of courses.

Price: Free – $10

Udemy is a platform where you can learn just about any skill imaginable, which obviously includes Spanish.

The courses on Udemy are all user-created, so the content and quality can vary significantly. There’s also a wide range of prices but they regularly have site-wide sales, which lower the cost for all courses to around $10. In fact, if you add a course to your cart and wait a day or two, you’ll almost certainly get an email with a discounted price.

There are over 180 Spanish courses on Udemy, and around 15 that are free.

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Spanish with Paul

Good for the in-depth grammar lessons

Price: $99.95-$199.95

Spanish with Paul is a video course with over 80 hours of content. Unfortunately, it’s just not that fun to work through. The lessons all follow a similar format using Powerpoint slides to present the content. There also aren’t any native speakers in the course and you don’t actually have to produce much Spanish yourself.

Having said that, it is incredibly thorough with regards to grammar. He does a good job of getting learners to understand how Spanish works so that they can use it themselves. Plus, he gives away a good amount of content for free on his YouTube channel. Review.

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Okay for getting lots of listening and speaking practice.

Price: $30/mo

Glossika is an audio course that has a narrower focus than most other courses on this list.

You won’t learn any grammar and there are no explanations. Instead, you practice Spanish by basically listening to lots of sentences and then repeating them. While it’s not terribly exciting, it’s definitely an effective way to improve your listening and speaking skills.

The sentences are the same for every language so the cultural elements for each language are ignored. However, this is helpful if you want to study multiple languages at once. Review.

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Live Lingua

Live Lingua

Okay for 1-1 online instruction.

Price: $16/hr

Live Lingua takes free Spanish courses from places like the FSI, DLI, and Peace Corps and arranges private 1-1 lessons over Skype.

The lessons are actually pretty affordable, starting at $16 per hour and becoming cheaper if you purchase more. However, you could just as easily use these free materials, and find a tutor on italki for about half the price. I tend to prefer the cheaper and more flexible options, but the fact that the teachers have more experience with the materials could make it worthwhile for some.

Live Lingua does however have some specialized courses that you probably would have a hard time finding elsewhere so if they have one that interests you then Live Lingua could certainly be beneficial. Review.

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Mango Languages

Okay for studying lots of languages as a beginner.

Price: $19.99/mo

Mango Languages is another one of those courses that are pretty good, but probably not good enough to justify paying for, especially when compared with other Spanish courses.

One major benefit is that for their monthly subscription, you’ll get access to courses for over 70 languages. The design is also nice, allowing you to switch between literal and understood translations, along with words being color coded to match the English translation. Review.

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Tier 4 – Most of the time, these courses should be avoided


Bad, but their AR and VR may be worth trying (I haven’t yet).

Price: $9.99/mo

Mondly is another website/app that has courses for a bunch of different languages – sort of like Busuu, Babbel, Duolingo, and Lingodeer. However, their course isn’t as good as some of those alternatives.

The design isn’t particularly good, the content is the same for all languages, and the lesson structure could be improved. It’s not terrible, but it’s a below average course when there are plenty of better options available. Review.

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Rosetta Stone

Bad, unless you insist on their immersion approach.

Price: $36 for three months

Nearly everyone has heard of Rosetta Stone, and most would agree that it’s not a very good course for language learners.

The exercises are too repetitive and basically amount to matching pictures and words without any explanations. Although it looks sleek, I would rather use any of the free resources I mentioned earlier.

They’ve at least added a subscription option, making it more affordable than purchasing their CDs. Review.

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Synergy Spanish

Bad, unless you go back in time 10-20 years.

Price: $67 – $145

Synergy Spanish is marketed to learners between the ages of 30 and 96 years old. I’m not exactly sure why people in that age range would want to use a below average product.

Synergy Spanish just felt old, boring, and not worth the $67+ price. You’re given a lot of English to Spanish translations and are prompted to speak throughout the course. While you could definitely learn a great deal from this course, I think other courses do a better job. Review.

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Bad, unless you love the FSI program and want better audio recordings.

Price: Course – $200. Subscription – $9.99/mo

StudySpanish has repackaged the freely available FSI Spanish Basic Course and is selling it for $200. The only significant improvement is that the audio has been re-recorded and sounds better. Other than that, the material is the exact same.

They also offer a subscription to their site for $9.99 per month but the materials included for this cost are simply not very good. Any other course on this list would be much more deserving of your money. Review.


Final Thoughts

There are lots of good online Spanish courses to choose from, for all budgets and learning styles. But, there are also more than a few below average products that are overpriced and not at all worth using. Regardless of which course you choose, you’ll need to put in the time studying – but it’s worth the effort. Learning Spanish is a lot of fun and it really can open up so much of the world to you. You can also take a look at our best Spanish apps page if you’re interested in some apps to learn or improve your Spanish.

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Excellent information as usual thank you!

Have you heard of “Spanish with Paul”? Or have you tried out optilingo?

My interest in Spanish or Latin America and mostly spoken conversation with only basic reading needed to get around.

I’ve been on and off duolingo over the years. I didn’t like Rosetta or babbel. I think I could go through rocket of it’s worth the cost over transfer language or Spanishpod. Both of which I just found recently and only listened to the first couple of tracks.

I haven’t tried those yet but will have to check them out.

If the cost isn’t an issue and you have the time, then I’d suggest Baselang as that’ll get your conversational skills up the fastest.

Another option is Pimsleur as it sounds like a better fit for your goals than either Rocket Spanish or SpanishPod101

Thanks. Is pimsleur that much better than language transfer?

Unfortunately cost is an issue. I’d love to do their one month fluency course in Colombia. I wonder how far the same time put into the online would get one.

I think Pimsleur is better for getting you speaking the language while Language Transfer explains how the language works better.

If cost is an issue, I’m sure you could get by with free resources. Language Transfer and Coffee Break Spanish (free podcast) would be a great start. That plus using SpanishDict to look up words on your phone, Anki flashcards for reviewing vocabulary. The free version of Speechling would also be a nice addition to improve your speaking. You can also find language exchange partners/practice writing on italki/hellotalk. There are tons of other good free resources as well.

This huge list of Spanish resources can be sortable by the ones that are free.

Thanks. I have worked on duolingo for a while. Just got anki and a deck the other day.

I really just want to get one “program / course” whatever you want to call it to follow. If I have too many different things then I end up doing nothing or confusing myself.

I noticed that many of the really good resources here where considered “too expensive” or “expensive” when they are not even $30/month. I am very surprised by the comments because expensive for what? or according to what reference is language learning cheap or expensive?

I find that high quality courses that yield results, that actually get people speaking and not abandoning before becoming fluent. If a course if cheap in terms of money spent per month, but doesn’t get you anywhere, then that’s a waste of time and the motivation goes down the drain.

Being able to get fluent at a language is a valuable skill and an investment of energy and time, and even though there are tools that help making some progress at no cost like duolingo or youtube it doesn’t mean that if you are paying over a random amount of dollars that you are somehow being ripped off and that people should aim for learning a language for free with high quality courses and expect to get great results.

No course on its own can help people become conversational or fluent without other humans involved, and a highly trained teacher is worth the investment if you develop a relationship and inspires you to learn more.

If the Baselang option includes good teachers, it sounds like a really cheap resource, cheaper than any course in person you can take in the US. uncovered Spanish sounds also like a fantastic resource you could use over and over. Yes, it costs 297 but if it takes you 4 to 5 months to master all the content at a slower pace, you are getting a lot of value out of it and you can always go back to review since you own the course.
Pimsleur is another that I have personally tried in 3 languages with excellent results and many pubic libraries have the pimsleur courses available for free.

I think expecting “bueno, bonito y barato” is a naive ideal that can slow people down in achieving their goals. I can understand for those who can’t truly afford expensive courses, but many many people are deciding that spending more than $30/month is expensive for no real reason, but are ok paying more for other types of private instruction like dance lessons or yoga lessons.
If you really want to get good at learning a language deciding to make it a priority and exploring what makes it fun and sustainable in terms of motivation is key.

I 100% agree with everything you just said.

I’ll go back and try to make my writing more clear. ‘Expensive’ is such a subjective word and there’s no real reference point for what I meant. In some instances, I meant ‘expensive’ in terms of what a resource offers that similar competitors do for a cheaper price. In other instances, such as with Baselang or Spanish Uncovered I used ‘expensive’ in terms of pure cost.

That’s definitely a confusing way to look at things and really takes the meaning out of the word.

Thanks a lot for pointing it out!

I’m trying to learn Latin American Spanish. Any thoughts on FluentU? It seems good but doesn’t appear in your list.

I’m not really a fan of FluentU. I wrote about it here.

Thamks I thought babbel or rosetta stone were my only choices. I think I able to make a more informed decision.

Thank you so much for reviewing all these resources, and for free! Personally, I’ve found Coffee Break Spanish a great help, (the free podcasts), but I’ll definitely check out some of the others you mention.

Do you have a list of resources for learning English?

I love Synergy Spanish and..I know why it is marketed for people 30 to 96. I am 64 yrs old. I took 2 yrs of Spanish in high school and 2 yrs of Spanish in college and I learned next to nothing. In more recent years..I tried at least half a dozen other Spanish courses and again..I learned next to nothing in Spanish. The Beginner courses were too easy and the Intermediate courses were too difficult for me. And then..I discovered Synergy Spanish. One of the reasons why learning a second language becomes increasingly difficult as you get older is..your memory is not as good as it once was. I found..if I didn’t use the Spanish that I was learning every day..that I would easily forget..much of what I had just learned. And forgetting makes it quite difficult to become fluent in a new language. The older you get..the more your memory can fail you. Well, you don’t have to worry about that with Synergy Spanish. Synergy Spanish uses repetitive patterns that soon become very familiar in your brain. The Spanish is drilled in and I will not forget what you have learned. With Synergy will feel like a 2 yr old just beginning to speak in full sentences. And..that is a good thing when you are trying to learn a new language. can walk away from Synergy Spanish for a time..and still be able to pick it right back up when you return. You won’t forget much of what you have learned in Synergy Spanish..just the way a 2 yr old doesn’t forget what they have learned while learning to speak. And..the little bit that you may have forgotten..will be picked right back up with a brief refresher. me..there is no better course than Synergy Spanish..especially if one of your problems is memorization (due to aging or whatever). Memorization will not be a problem with Synergy Spanish. .because the way the course is designed..building on repetitive patterns..prevents your memory from failing you. I am actually speaking Spanish with ease..for the first time in my life..all due to Synergy Spanish..and I’m loving it!! Kudos to Synergy favorite course.

I booked 4 half hour classes at Baselang today, twice on very short notice of only about 1 minute, and all four times they gave me a list of teachers with their profiles to choose from! They truly allow unlimited classes, and with teachers available whenever I can take classes, I will definitely be able to learn a lot. Although all four teachers are different, they record my progress in the system so that the next teacher could pick things up exactly where I left off. Great! This also gives me the chance to try out learning from different teachers, and I am forming an idea of which teachers I could probably learn the most from. All in all a great first day! Thank you so much for recommending Baselang!

Thanks for the article, I’m curious if you’ve used/heard of pronunciator and thoughts on that. The challenge with this course is that its bought through an organization (library, school etc…) I don’t believe anyone can just ‘buy it’ but if you have a way to access might be a good resource since it helps with occupational Spanish. But appreciate hearing your thoughts.

Hadn’t heard of that one – thanks for sharing.

I’ve tried Pimsleur twice and quit both times. For a complete beginner totally unfamiliar with the language I found if too frustrating without a written transcript. You hear a sentence you wish you could slow down but you can’t, you wish you could look up the word you heard but can’t seem to grasp what’s being said , but again you can’t. Words such as soy and estoy are introduced with no explanation, and you’re left confused as to how they both mean “I am” and what the difference is. Sure if you go outside Pimsleur you can find grammar rules from other resources, and find the words you can’t grasp with a Spanish English dictionary, but considering the cost of Pimsleur, I don’t think one should have to. Their claim is you learn
as a child learns, but as an adult with the ability to speak, read, and write a language, those are all tools I can use to learn a language much faster than a child without those abilities. How long does it take a child to speak their first word? Just because a child learns by listening does not mean it’s the best way for an adult to learn, and I maintain it it not.

Very good article, after reading I’m leaning towards Pimsleur or Baselang.

Have you come across “Spanish with Michael Thomas”? I would imagine Pimsleur is similar to it.

I started the Michael Thomas course and really liked it but unfortunately the app I bought was a pirate one and has been disabled.

We tried the Michel Thomas course for French and really disliked it, but can’t comment too much on their Spanish course for now. Both Coffee Break Spanish and Language Transfer have courses that are similar in a lot of ways to Michel Thomas but are free.

Hi Nick
I have to agree with SandiJeanie’s comments regarding Spanish Synergy.
Having jumped on and off of several courses and persisting a good way into Busuu but realising despite slow and repetitive resumé I was making little headway. I resorted to Utube and found a couple of teachers that had a style that moved me forward particularly on grammar.

But taking up Synergy Spanish was a bit of an Ureka moment for me. I am 62 and 6 months into learning Spanish and it is harder to do the older you become. Dreadfully dated yes, but I’m a bit retro myself! This in itself does not matter one bit in fact I prefer it ‘cos I is an analogue kind of guy’.

The baby becoming toddler becoming small boy is just right for me and older learners. We are never going to be the metaphorical adult probably. So it horses for courses really. That is why the advertisement mentions 30-96. They don’t wast to lose a subscription from a younger learner but pull in the older. The age advantage to this app could do with a mention in your reviews I feel.


Loved this list! A very good option is Whee Institute. They have highly rated online and live Spanish group classes. No recording videos or textbooks, just games and innovative methods to learn fast but well. I recommend you to give it a check as I believe it would be a good fit for this list.

Thank you for your constructive comments. I did purchase Rosetta Stone for about 2 years and my private spanish teacher recommended Pimsleur which was way better. I purchased it on Audible and would listen to it on my way to work. I was much more confident in conversing after that. I have taken some community College courses and bought some Spanish books from a used book store but just need the motivation to practice daily as I still have not in my opinion obtained fluency. I can still only converse at the basic level. Thank you again and will look into your top tier choices

Hello I am a teacher and I like Fluencia. My question is if you know of any platforms that give reports or allow the teacher to see the progress and areas that the students need help in from the teacher’s profile? I want my students to have fun learning but be able to make sure that they are progressing.

You sound like a great teacher. Unfortunately, I’m not familiar enough to give a good answer here. I know quite a few resources have an enterprise mode, which I suspect would allow seeing progress, but I’m not sure.

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