Using Baselang would probably the quickest way to become a fluent Spanish speaker. For $129/mo, you can get unlimited online Spanish classes with teachers from Venezuela. It's extremely convenient to schedule classes as you can do so at the absolute last minute. In addition, they have a very well-structured curriculum that you can use to guide your learning. Review.
For a long time, I never would have even considered recommending people to use Pimsleur. This was because their prices were extremely high. Now that they've added a subscription model with much better pricing, it's actually worth paying for. Their lessons focus primarily on the oral language - listening and speaking. While you won't find grammar explanations, you will have to pay attention and speak throughout the lessons. Review.
italki is a platform where you can book online Spanish classes directly from a tutor. There are hundreds of Spanish teachers available, from every country, and available at any time of the day. It's actually really affordable as well, with lots of tutors charging less than $10/hr. Additionally, there are a bunch of free resources, such as language exchanges and their notebooks section where you can get feedback on your writing. Review.
Speechling is one of the few resources that will help you improve your Spanish pronunciation and speaking rhythm. You can listen to recordings, describe a picture, or write your own content and then record yourself before sending it to a teacher. For $20/mo, you can submit an unlimited number of recordings but free users also get 35 recordings and access to a bunch of other free tools. Review.
Duolingo is probably the most well-known language learning resource around, and it's completely free. It's great for casual learners who just want to learn for fun but not necessarily a great choice for more serious students. They do a great job at motivating users to come back and study a bit more each day with bite-sized lessons, badges, points, and lots of things to keep you going.
SpanishDict is the best Spanish dictionary you'll find - both available as an app or from their website. Besides just being able to look up words, you can also use it for translations, and help with conjugations. Additionally, you can find lots of example sentences and phrases that a word is included. Best of all, SpanishDict is completely free.
Coffee Break Spanish has both free audio lessons and paid courses. The free lessons are generally the exact same as the paid lessons, just without some extra materials and can be found wherever you listen to podcasts. It's one of the best free resources you'll find for learning Spanish. Lessons are pretty laid back and feel a bit like you're sitting in on a private class. Everything is explained really clearly with lots of examples. Review.
Fluencia comes from the creators of SpanishDict and it's a really good paid course. Throughout ten levels and over 600 lessons, they explain nearly everything you'd need to know. The lessons explain everything with a lot of depth and attention to detail. There are also lots of interactive exercises to practice what you've learned and unlike some courses, they can actually be challenging to answer. Review.
Memrise is one of the most popular language learning resources and a great way to learn Spanish, especially vocabulary. It essentially teaches using gamified flashcards which show up more often when you struggle and less often when you know the material. There are both official and user-created courses, so the quality and type of content can vary significantly depending on the course. Review.
SpanishPod101 has a huge library of audio lessons. While there are some materials for intermediate and advanced students, the majority of their lessons target beginner levels. Their basic plan is relatively cheap and gives you access to a lot of quality content. And although they do have Premium and Premium+ plans, as well as longer duration subscriptions, I wouldn't be so quick to recommend those. Review.
|Name||Rating (out of 10)|
|Coffee Break Spanish||8|
|The Mimic Method||6.33|