Resources to study Spanish online

Studying Spanish on Campus

Here is a short-list of some of the best resources you can use to study Spanish over the internet. We run our own Spanish school, and offer Spanish classes online with a subsidiary, but we have tried to be as objective as possible when compiling this list. It’s up to you to decide which type of resource will suit you best, but we hope this list and review of online Spanish learning tools will help you choose your resources faster so you can start down the road of language acquisition.

Just browse the list of websites and their descriptions until you come across an interactive Spanish course or Spanish language forum that you like the sound of. Then click on the corresponding link on the left of the page to visit the relevant website.

And remember – your Spanish learning experience is more likely to be successful if you enjoy studying with the online Spanish course that you pick. Make sure your choice fits with your individual needs and preferences, and above all, have fun learning Spanish!

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We love this site! Obviously the BBC has money to throw around, and this site reflects that. There are loads of free Spanish grammar explanations, exercises and vocabulary lists. If that were not enough, they also offer a Spanish audio magazine, a guide to Spanish slang, Latin music, lyrics and additionally the Spanish GCSE Bitesize, AS and A2 material.
We like the clear grammar explanations combined with audio options and we think that the materials are well presented and fun, and particularly well-suited for UK nationals. A modern and wide ranging Spanish learning website.
Note that the grammar is from Spain, but many other resources are from Spain and Latin America.

Top notch

About Spanish Language is a buzzing forum which receives an amazing amount of activity every single day. Meet native Spanish speakers and other learners, and clear up vocabulary and grammar queries quickly.

Top notch

Notes from Spain is one of the best Spanish forums on the internet. It hosts a lively community of Spanish learners and native speakers, as well as an interesting set of forum topics.

Top notch

Notes from Spain is one of the best Spanish forums on the internet. It hosts a lively community of Spanish learners and native speakers, as well as an interesting set of forum topics.

Pretty useful

Linguaweb provides a selection of Spanish courses with access to online personal tutors for back up. This is a handy resource for Spanish learners at all levels.

Pretty useful

Instituto Cervantes provides a virtual Spanish classroom (Aula Virtual de Español) featuring email, chat and forum facilities, as well as courses in general Spanish.

Pretty useful

Spanish Aposta doesn’t receive quite as much traffic as some of the other main Spanish language forums, but it still provides many handy Spanish learning resources and will give you chance to link up with the Spanish learning community.

Pretty useful
Last time we checked, this forum only offered a few posts per month, which is unfortunate, since it has a range of topics that could potentially be expanded upon.

Pretty useful
Here is a small forum with only a couple discussion threads, but there is seemingly a loyal user base, making it a fine spot to ask questions and make comments.

Pretty useful
This website enjoys a tremendous amount of traffic and it offers a range of forums, not just Spanish. There is an active discussion group, but since the subject matter is so broad, you need to search around for Spanish-relevant themes. We like this site and would like to see it diversify.

Pretty useful
Spanish Aposta doesn’t receive quite as much traffic as some of the other main Spanish language forums, but it still provides many handy Spanish learning resources and will give you chance to link up with the Spanish learning community.

Pretty useful
This is a pretty serious attempt to offer some good online Spanish resource links, with a particular emphasis on learning resources and cultural links.
Pretty useful