Here is a list of all the resources I highly recommend to study and practice Spanish (mainly online).
Everything I mention here is something I use for our online classes, resources I already knew or recently discovered, or I have used myself.
I’ll often update this page to keep up with new resources.
NOTICE: some of the links in this posts are affiliate links. If you purchase something, I will receive a commission. However, your purchase price will remain unchanged.
Duolingo – A free language learning app mostly for beginners.
Spanish Demystified – Ideal for beginner-intermediate level. It explains concepts in an easy way. Also, it has very realistic examples and a lot of exercises. In addition, it has an English-Spanish glossary in the back and an app. In my opinion, the book is ideal to start getting familiarized with Spanish grammar, or to refresh the rusty Spanish you took years ago.
The Ultimate Spanish Review and Practice – Ideal for advanced beginner-advanced. It explains grammar concepts more in depth, but always in a simple way. In addition, all the explanations are accompanied by everyday examples and a lot of exercises. Also, it has verb charts at the end and an app. Personally, I find that this is a really good book to get deeper into Spanish grammar and to learn about small details.
El principito – This is a book for beginner readers to start getting used to the language.
Manolito Gafotas – If you have an intermediate level, then this is your book. The book tells stories of a 10 year old boy who lives in Madrid (Spain). A peculiarity of this book is the amount of slang the author uses.
La Sombra del viento – If you are an advanced reader, this book is right for you. The novel takes place in Barcelona after the Spanish Civil War. Specifically, a boy finds a book that will change the direction of his life. Intrigue and secrets are guaranteed.
Why Spanish is Easy – This is an e-book that will teach you simple shortcuts to become confident and fluent at speaking Spanish. It also includes a Spanish Digital Immersion Device Set up Guide and a Spanish Online Immersion Daily Schedule.
Fluent in 3 months: How Anyone at Any Age Can Learn to Speak Any Language from Anywhere in the World – With this book you will find the practical “language hacks” to start speaking from day one.
Communication platforms and softwares
Skype – A software that allows you to make video calls from your laptop, cell phone, tablet or Xbox One console.
Google Hangouts – A communication platform that allows video calls between two or more Hangouts users for free.
Conversation Countdown – This is a course of seven video lessons that will teach you how to have your first conversation with a native speaker in only one week.
Fluent in 3 months premium – This is a course with everything you need to be confident in speaking another language.
VideoEle – A free course made of four teaching units divided into four levels. Each teaching unit has a video, the transcription and activities.
Diccionario de la Real Academia Española – A free online dictionary with accurate definitions.
SpanishDict – Also, a free online dictionary. It includes conjugations, examples, translations, synonymous, audio pronunciations, vocabulary, grammar guide, word of the day and forums for questions. This is a very good dictionary to look up the different meanings of a certain word. Also, if you are looking for a ton of examples.
Wordreference – Another free online dictionary. This is a very complete dictionary. It includes conjugations, definitions, examples, translations, synonyms, audio pronunciations and forums for questions.
Merriam-Webster’s Pocket Spanish-English Dictionary – A bilingual, bidirectional compact guide to essential Spanish and English vocabulary.
Absolute beginner 1 – Going to the store – Completely free lesson with all study tools accessible – no need to log in or sign up.
Movies and Series
The 10 Best Spanish Movies on Netflix from Spain – Our post with the 10 best Spanish movies from Spain that you will find in Netflix. Unlike most posts, each movie has a section that specifies what you will learn by watching it.
The 10 Best Spanish Series on Netflix from Spain – The same as the last post but for series. Also, each series comes with a ‘what you will learn’ section.
Online Spanish Keyboard
Typeit – This is an online Spanish keyboard to type accent marks, diacritics and other characters online. In order to type the characters, you need to click on them.
Google Translate – Another online Spanish keyboard. With this keyboard, you can type any Spanish character automatically.
Spanish Alphabet – Learn the Spanish Alphabet from A to Z. Download Your FREE Guide to the Spanish Alphabet!
Duolingo Spanish podcast – A free podcast mainly for learners of intermediate level. It is designed for English speakers so they also speak in English. It includes stories of about 20 minutes long with transcripts.
Learn Spanish beginner – Another free podcast lasting from 2-5 minutes, but for beginners. It is also designed for English speakers so English is included in the audios. It mainly includes explanations of grammar concepts.
Popular Posts on ConvoSpanish
The 10 Best Spanish Series on Netflix from Spain – Our post with the 10 best Spanish series from Spain that you will find in Netflix. In addition, each series has a section that specifies what you will learn by watching it.
Spanish Si Clauses: Conditional Sentences – Learn here about how to form, the use and the types of the Spanish si (if) clauses.
Spanish Soccer • Culture, Facts, and Vocabulary – This is a post about the most popular sport in Spain; soccer.
How to Write and Email in Spanish like a Spaniards – Here, you will learn how to write an email in Spanish. Find the vocabulary needed to write and email like a Spaniard.
El Tio de Nadal – The Catalan ‘Poop Log’ – Learn here about a unique Christmas tradition.
Common Spanish greetings from Spain – Our post about the common greetings from Spain.
10 Most Popular Spanish Radio Stations from Spain – Our post with the 10 most popular radio stations in Spanish from Spain.
Study and Practice Spanish Resources
Berlitz Vocabulary Study Cards Spanish – 1000 two-sided vocabulary study cards in Spanish to improve your vocabulary.
ConvoSpanish´s Blog – The blog of ConvoSpanish is free and has a ton of audios to help you practice your listening skills. Here you will find posts about eight different topics: culture, expressions, food, grammar, resources, tenses, verbs and vocabulary.
Lingolia – This is a page with free content where you will find a lot of easy grammar explanations with instant feedback exercises.
Practica español (Agencia EFE) – Another free and very useful page to learn and practice Spanish. It contains five sections: current news, vocabulary, grammar, music and advertisement. Additionally, the news is organized by topics and levels. One of the best features is the amount of videos, audios and exercises.
SpanishDict – This free website has very good and easy grammar explanations with audios. Also, they include quizzes at the end of most of the lessons.
ThoughtCo. – This is a free website where you will find all sort of information about history and culture, pronunciation, vocabulary, writing skills and grammar. It is designed for all levels.
HEADSET FOR CLASSES
Sennheiser PC 8 USB – Stereo USB Headset – A conformable and good quality set of headset for your online classes. Some of its features are:
- USB connector.
- Clear-quality sound.
- High-quality noise canceling microphone.
- Microphone mute button.
- Easy audio control.
- It works with any Mac or PC.
HP 15t-dw100 15.6″ Laptop – Laptop I use for work and recommend for its good performance, durability and lightness for your online classes. Some of its features are:
- Core i7
- 8GB RAM
- 1TB SSD
- 1.80 GHz
- Windows 10
- Natural Silver
Snowball iCE USB Microphone – The microphone I use to record the audios of our blog. Some of its features are:
- Adjustable Stand/Mount
- USB connector
Logitech – M310 Wireless Optical Mouse – Wireless optical mouse for online classes. Some of its features are:
- Works With Chromebook.
- Laser technology.
- 2.4GHz wireless connection.
- Hand-friendly design.
- Compatible with most Windows and Mac computers.
601 Spanish Verbs Book – A book of 601 verbs fully conjugated. In addition, it contains some explanations about verbs, activities and a free conjugation app for Apple devices.
10 Best Channels to Learn Spanish on YouTube – Our post with the 10 best YouTube channels to learn Spanish for free.