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Welcome to a comprehensive resource guide designed to assist Spanish students and anyone eager to embark on their Spanish language journey. 

Learning a new language can be an exciting and rewarding experience. You don’t need much to improve or learn a language. All you need are the right tools. So, if you are ready to embark on this journey and take advantage of the tool we will provide you with, you’re halfway to success!

Have you ever thought about boosting your Spanish skills by listening to some of the catchiest songs in Spanish from Spain? Or maybe used some apps to improve your spoken and written Spanish? We’ll talk about this one a bit later. Of course, all the resources we mention here are the ones we use in our online classes and this collection of tools and materials is here to facilitate that journey.

Apps Resources

Language learning apps like Duolingo for beginners is a language learning platform that offers a wide range of courses for learning various languages. 

Duolingo offers interactive lessons that cover vocabulary, grammar, listening comprehension, and speaking exercises. Lessons are divided into bite-sized modules to make learning more manageable.

However, Duolingo is not the only app that will help you improve your Spanish. Luckily, we have gathered the best apps for learning Spanish in our blog post, so you can give them a try. The majority of the apps for learning Spanish have a free trial version and we provide you with direct links if you want to test them.

Book Resources

Grammar Books

Spanish Demystified is suitable for those at the beginner to intermediate level. This resource simplifies complex concepts for easy understanding. It provides numerous practical exercises and presents realistic examples. Furthermore, it includes a handy English-Spanish glossary at the end and even offers a companion app. 

In our view, this book is perfect for those looking to get familiarized with Spanish grammar or revisit their forgotten Spanish skills.

The Ultimate Spanish Review and Practice is great for those with a bit more Spanish experience, given that this book delves deeper into grammar but keeps things easy to grasp. It offers everyday examples and plenty of exercises. Plus, it has verb charts and an app. 

We think it’s an excellent choice to dig deeper into Spanish grammar and explore its finer points.

Fiction Books

Dive into the world of Spanish literature with fiction books like El Principito, a book designed for novice readers to begin familiarizing themselves with the Spanish language.

It tells the story of a young prince who travels from planet to planet, meeting various unusual characters, including a king without subjects, a conceited man, a drunkard, a lamplighter, a geographer, and others.

The book explores themes of love, friendship, imagination, and the importance of seeing the world through the eyes of a child.

Manolito Gafotas is a perfect fit if you are at an intermediate level. It revolves around the adventures of a 10-year-old boy residing in Madrid, Spain. One unique aspect of this book is the abundance of colloquial language employed by the author.

La Sombra del Viento, tailored for experienced readers in Spanish. The story unfolds in Barcelona after the Spanish Civil War, focusing on a boy who discovers a book that will profoundly impact his life. Expect a captivating tale filled with mystery and hidden revelations.

Guide Books

For those seeking guidance, the guidebook Why Spanish is Easy is an e-book designed to impart easy-to-follow techniques for boosting your confidence and fluency in Spanish. It also comes with a Spanish Digital Immersion Device Set up Guide and a Spanish Online Immersion Daily Schedule.

Another book would be Fluent in 3 months which offers valuable shortcuts and language hacks to boost your confidence in speaking Spanish. 

Courses

VideoEle – A free course made of four teaching units divided into four levels. Each teaching unit has a video, the transcription and activities.

Dictionary Resources

Online Dictionaries

In the realm of language references, there are plenty of online dictionaries, such as:

Diccionario de la Real Academia Española, a free online dictionary with accurate definitions. 

SpanishDict is 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, this is the one to go for. 

WordReference, another free online dictionary. This is a very complete dictionary. It includes conjugations, definitions, examples, translations, synonyms, audio pronunciations, and forums for questions.

Hardcover Dictionaries

Merriam-Webster’s Pocket Spanish-English Dictionary ensures you have accurate definitions at your fingertips.

Lessons

Explore lessons for all levels, from absolute beginner to advanced learners. 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 – This is our post describing the 10 best Spanish movies from Spain that you can find on 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 previous post but about the series. Also, each description comes with a What You Will Learn section.

Newspapers

From Spain – El Mundo, El País, El ABC, La Vanguardia or El Periódico.

In Spanish – BBC Mundo, CNN español, The New York Times en español or Univision Noticias,

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.

Worksheets

Spanish Alphabet – Learn the Spanish Alphabet from A to Z. Download your free guide to the Spanish alphabet!

Spanish Short Film Worksheets – Boost your Spanish by watching Spanish short films with the help of these worksheets and forget about the boring lessons.

Podcasts Resources

Are you eager to sharpen your Spanish language skills? Enjoy Spanish podcasts from Spain to accelerate your learning journey. These engaging audio programs offer a dynamic and effective approach to improving your language proficiency.

In our post, we not only tell you what the best podcasts in Spanish are but we also give you some tips about how to take the best advantage of them.

Popular Posts on ConvoSpanish

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.

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.

10 Most Popular Spanish Radio Stations from Spain – Our post with the 10 most popular radio stations in Spanish from Spain.

How to Use the 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.

Radio

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, and vocabulary.

Lingopie – A web-based software that combines the immersive experience of learning with television shows and movies, enhanced by interactive language-learning tools

Lingolia – This is a page with free content where you will find a lot of easy grammar explanations with instant feedback 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.

Free online exercises and activities – Aprender español, Spanish to learn Free, Learn Spanish Feel Good, Todo-Claro.com, 123 Teach Me, Quia and Conjuguemos.

Verb Conjugations

Online

Spanishdict, Wordreference and Linguasorb (with audios and quizzes).

Hardcover

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.

Youtube Channels

Learn Spanish

10 Best Channels to Learn Spanish on YouTube – Our post with the 10 best YouTube channels to learn Spanish for free.

News

From Spain – Agencia EFE, RTVE, El Mundo and El País, La Vanguardia.

In Spanish – BBC Mundo and CNN en español.

Gift and Discounts

As an extra incentive, we offer special gifts and discounts to further support your Spanish learning journey. Explore our free gifts, including 17 Tips to Becoming Conversationally Fluent in Spanish and, the Spanish short film worksheet Ana y Manuel

Are you interested in more Spanish short film worksheets? Check out all of our worksheets here.

Check out our infographics on essential topics:

Take advantage of our referral program for 20 % discounts on future purchases every time you refer our online Spanish classes to a new student and participate in our questionnaire to share your feedback and receive a 10% discount on our classes too. Get your 10% discount by answering the questionnaire here!

With this comprehensive resource guide, we aim to make your Spanish learning experience enjoyable, effective, and accessible. ¡Vamos! Let’s embark on this exciting journey of learning and mastering the Spanish language together.


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