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Learn fundamentals of the Spanish language from basic to advanced, including proper pronunciation, greetings, conversational skills, grammar rules, and much more. Our online Spanish classes will help you master the skills you need to become a fluent Spanish speaker! Plus, you’ll have the chance to ask questions, get instant feedback, and make new friends with other students at your level. Try any of these group classes and courses free for 30 days!
More Practice Conjugating Common Verbs
More Practice Conjugating Common Verbs

Mastering a few more commonly used verbs in Spanish will boost your conversational skills. This online Spanish class will also give you a chance to practice both the formal and informal types of verbs for different occasions.

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¡Hola! Intro to Spanish Conversation
¡Hola! Intro to Spanish Conversation

Get ready to improve your Spanish speaking skills! This class will teach you the basics of Spanish when it comes to interacting with others. You’ll be able to ask about family and friends, and describe likes and dislikes. You’ll also learn how to ask about activities, which will give you even more voca...

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Spanish for Healthcare
Spanish for Healthcare

Provide better care to your Spanish-speaking patients by assisting them in their own native language. Learn how to greet your patients, understand their symptoms, give common diagnoses, and more in this interactive online group class.

Tomorrow at 12:00pm Learn More
Informal Spanish Conversation: Talking with Friends
Informal Spanish Conversation: Talking with Friends

In this class, an expert Spanish instructor will lead the group in fun exercises to master informal Spanish conversation for chatting with friends. This class is perfect for practicing phrases and vocabulary for common conversations around parties, movies, and food. You’ll also learn how to make invitations....

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Tricks to Memorize Spanish Vocabulary Fast
Tricks to Memorize Spanish Vocabulary Fast

Struggling to learn Spanish at your desired pace? Learn smarter not harder! This group Spanish class will teach you simple tricks for learning new words and will help you develop better study habits. Come find out why learning Spanish is easier than you think.

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Practice Speaking Spanish for All Levels
Practice Speaking Spanish for All Levels

The easiest way to learn Spanish starts with diving right into conversational speaking. You'll be surprised how quickly your phrasing and accent improves when you practice out loud! This class is perfect for anyone looking to gain confidence speaking Spanish.

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Introduction to Spanish for Beginners
Introduction to Spanish for Beginners

In this fun beginner-level class, you'll have the chance to work with a professional Spanish instructor to learn some basic conversation techniques that will help you feel more confident about your Spanish speaking skills. Plus, there will be time for brainstorming about your goals with Spanish and time to pr...

Thursday at 11:00am Learn More
Using Verbs to Form Complete Sentences
Using Verbs to Form Complete Sentences

Being able to speak in complete sentences in Spanish will increase your confidence and make practicing more fun! This online Spanish class will give you the verbs and vocabulary you need to talk about everyday life, and work on your writing skills.

Thursday at 12:00pm Learn More
How to Describe Locations & Directions Using "Estar"
How to Describe Locations & Directions Using "Estar"

This group Spanish class is perfect for beginners, whether you’re traveling to a Spanish speaking country soon or just want to learn helpful, everyday phrases. You’ll learn how to ask for directions, read a map in Spanish, and more!

Thursday at 1:00pm Learn More
Learn Basic Spanish Vocabulary for Beginners
Learn Basic Spanish Vocabulary for Beginners

Are you ready to embark on your Spanish speaking journey? These online Spanish classes are an excellent starting point. You’ll begin by learning some basic verbs and vocabulary so you can describe yourself, your family, and your weekly routine to others.

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How to Write in Spanish: Essential Spelling & Grammar Tips
How to Write in Spanish: Essential Spelling & Grammar Tips

Are you ready to see your Spanish writing skills drastically improve? In these weekly online Spanish classes, you'll work on basic vocabulary, writing in the regular present tense, how to explain likes and dislikes, and more.

Friday at 12:00pm Learn More
Spanish for Customer Service
Spanish for Customer Service

Customer service is a vital part of any successful business, and the most valuable customer service reps are those who make an attempt to understand people of all backgrounds. These online classes will prepare you to ask for and give personal information in Spanish. You’ll also learn the necessary vocabulary...

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Essential Vocabulary & Phrases for Food
Essential Vocabulary & Phrases for Food

Food-related vocabulary is a necessary part of learning Spanish! Get ready to learn how to describe your favorite meals in this fun and interactive group class. We’ll also cover grammar tips for using adjectives in Spanish.

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Intro to the Spanish Alphabet, Greetings, & More
Intro to the Spanish Alphabet, Greetings, & More

Starting with the basics in this group Spanish class will give you the fundamental skills you need to become a successful Spanish speaker. You’ll have a chance to introduce yourself, ask questions, and begin speaking several common words.

Saturday at 2:00pm Learn More
Essential Spanish for Your Dream Vacation
Essential Spanish for Your Dream Vacation

Get ready for your trip to a Spanish-speaking country in these interactive, group Spanish classes! You’ll learn useful phrases for traveling and get to practice conversational Spanish with other students. Being prepared to speak in Spanish will make your next trip a breeze!

Sunday at 1:00pm Learn More
Counting and Using Numbers in Spanish
Counting and Using Numbers in Spanish

In this group Spanish class, you’ll learn how to use numbers in a variety of useful ways. An instructor will show you how to discuss telephone numbers, addresses, dates, times, costs, and more. Describing plans will be much easier after this class!

Sunday at 3:00pm Learn More
Helpful Vocabulary & Phrases for Describing Family
Helpful Vocabulary & Phrases for Describing Family

Talking about family members is a great way to break the ice when meeting someone new, or simply practice your Spanish skills with a friend. This group Spanish class will give you the vocabulary you need to describe relatives and ask others about their families.

Monday at 5:00pm Learn More
How to Describe Yourself & Others
How to Describe Yourself & Others

Learn how to describe yourself and others in this online Spanish class! An expert instructor will introduce new verbs and adjectives so you can begin to discuss the traits of your friends and family. All of this knowledge will take you one step closer to becoming fluent.

Aug 29 at 4:00pm Learn More
Spanish Verb Conjugations for Beginners
Spanish Verb Conjugations for Beginners

Verb conjugations can be tough, especially for beginners! Have no fear, though - this fun and interactive class will make learning them a breeze. You’ll be introduced to different verbs and tenses so that you can add them to your vocabulary and be able to communicate with others. You won’t feel like a ...

Sep 5 at 4:00pm Learn More
Spanish Review for Back to School
Spanish Review for Back to School

It’s that time of year again! Get ready for school with these online Spanish classes. Your instructor will review Spanish pronunciation, numbers, directions, and verb conjugations. Once you've had the chance to practice what you've covered, you'll be ready to start another year of Spanish!

Sep 6 at 4:00pm Learn More

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Everything You Need To Learn Spanish

Learn how to speak spanish

Whether you speak multiple languages or are just starting to branch out, Spanish is an excellent option for you. It’s the second most commonly spoken language in the United States, and it’s not a difficult language to learn.  

Keep reading to find answers to some frequently asked questions when starting to learn to speak Spanish. We’ll share how long the language takes to learn, how often you’ll need to practice, and more!

Is Spanish easy to learn?

Spanish is a fairly easy language to learn. The Spanish language only has 10 vowel sounds in comparison to English’s 20. Spanish words are written as they sound and there are less irregularities than in other languages.

Lastly, the Spanish alphabet doesn’t vary much from English’s, with only one extra letter and five additional sounds (ch, ll, gu, qu, and rr).

How long does it take to learn Spanish?

When the right study methods are used, a basic level of Spanish fluency can be accomplished within three to six months for the average language learner. This estimate can vary due to the frequency of lessons and the amount of practice a student is willing and able to put in.

Learn more about how long it takes to learn Spanish here.

Do I have to be a certain age to learn Spanish?

You’re never too young or old to start learning Spanish. Although younger students have a slight advantage in terms of memory and accent acquisition, adult students have some of their own advantages too.

Adult Spanish learners have a stronger ability to comprehend difficult concepts quicker, and understand cultural nuances better. Students of all ages are encouraged to join our online Spanish classes!

What are the benefits of learning Spanish?

Learning Spanish has many personal and career-related benefits. Here are just a few of the benefits of learning the Spanish language.

  • Job opportunities - Speaking Spanish makes you eligible for thousands of additional jobs in the United States. For example, businesses often hire freelancers for short-term projects, such as a translating a document or presentation into Spanish.
  • Better communication skills - Since Spanish is the second most commonly spoken language in the U.S., learning the language will enable you to better communicate with your customers, coworkers, or employees. And they’ll respect you more for it!
  • Higher income - In many fields, knowing how to speak Spanish automatically warrants higher pay. As a valuable Spanish speaker, you’ll save your employer from needing to hire a translator.
  • Volunteer opportunities - Knowing how to speak Spanish opens the door to volunteer opportunities at numerous charitable organizations, both national and global. Local food pantries and shelters are always looking for volunteers who will be able to make a stronger connection with the individuals they’re serving.
  • Better travel experiences - Traveling to a Spanish-speaking country is more adventurous and affordable when you speak the native language. Rather than using a travel guide in English, you can simply ask the locals for advice on their favorite spots. You can also negotiate with merchants to avoid inflated tourist rates.
  • New relationships - Speaking Spanish enables you to make new friendships and networking opportunities. You can get to know the people around you in new ways, whether it’s a coworker or your in-laws.
  • Improved mental health - Studies have shown that learning a new language such as Spanish can help prevent or delay signs of dementia and even Alzheimer’s disease. It can also improve your ability to focus and problem-solve.

How much does it cost to learn Spanish?

The cost of learning Spanish will vary depending on your method of learning. Lessons with a private tutor can range from $15 to $50 per hour, with the cost typically being based on a teacher’s level of experience.

Group Spanish classes at TakeLessons Live are only $19.95 a month for new students, making them an easy way to cut down on costs. Plus, your first month is free!

Using software like Rosetta Stone can end up costing over $600 as you advance in proficiency. The downside of learning this way is that you don’t have the advantage of a teacher correcting any pronunciation mistakes you may be making.  

Classes at a local community college are the most expensive option for learning Spanish. Since these classes usually only meet once per week, you will need to look for more ways to practice Spanish outside of the classroom.

The only absolutely free way to learn a language is to immerse yourself in the culture of a Spanish-speaking country, although not many people are able to easily move to another country. If you don’t have a solid foundation in Spanish yet, this can be a more difficult option.

What is the best way to learn Spanish?

At TakeLessons, we believe the best way to learn how to speak Spanish is by frequently taking classes or lessons, whether online or in-person. You’ll get the most out of having the personalized instruction and attention of an experienced language teacher.

A qualified Spanish teacher will be able to create a plan specifically tailored to your unique learning style. A teacher will also be able to catch mistakes you’re making in both speaking and writing in Spanish.

Overall, taking Spanish classes or lessons will save you time and money on your way to becoming fluent.

Learn more about the best way to study Spanish here.

Do I need any supplies to learn Spanish?

Depending on how you’re learning Spanish, the necessary materials will differ, but you shouldn’t have to purchase many supplies. A private tutor may require you to purchase a textbook and workbook, but if you’re taking group Spanish classes, you’ll probably just need a notebook or journal to take notes in.  

If you’d like to supplement your learning with Spanish language apps, you’ll need a smartphone and up to a few dollars per app.  

How often should I practice Spanish?

Like most other skills, regular practice is the key to learning Spanish. You should practice Spanish as often as you can, but we suggest a minimum of 30 minutes per day.

It’s important to keep in mind that when practicing Spanish, quality is just as important as quantity, so make sure you’re covering all your bases - including speaking, reading, and writing in Spanish.

What are some ways to practice Spanish?

There are dozens of ways to practice Spanish throughout your day that make learning fun. Include these activities in your daily schedule to become fluent in Spanish even faster.

Call a friend

Call up a friend on the phone and tell him or her how your day went in Spanish. Listing out all of your daily activities is great pronunciation practice.

Teach someone else

One excellent way to reinforce what you’ve already learned is to teach it to someone new. For example, ask a curious family member if you can explain a difficult Spanish concept to them.

Go shopping at Hispanic markets

If you live in a diverse community, chances are there is a Hispanic supermarket near you. Visit one for practice reading labels in Spanish and make small talk with your cashier.

Watch Univisión or Telemundo

Watch TV on Spanish-only networks as a way of immersing yourself in the language. Netflix and Hulu now offer programming in Spanish as well. If you need to turn subtitles on, don’t hesitate!

Listen to Spanish music

Create a Spanish playlist for your commute to work or trips to the gym so you can learn the lyrics and sing along. There are also many Spanish-language podcasts available for download.

Change the language on your phone or laptop

For practice reading Spanish specifically, go to your phone or laptop’s settings and change the preferred language to Spanish. This is one way to immerse yourself in Spanish vocabulary on a daily basis.

Read a book in Spanish

See if your local library has any books in Spanish. You may have to start with children’s books if you’re a beginner, or you can check out a Spanish newspaper if you’re more advanced.

Write in Spanish

Whether you’re writing your shopping list, or you have a personal blog page, challenge yourself to write in Spanish more often. You can even look for a Spanish-speaking pen pal online!

Play games in Spanish

Download a Spanish trivia-style game on your phone for extra vocabulary practice when you’re on the go.

Join online Spanish classes

Here at TakeLessons, we offer a wide selection of group Spanish classes. Group classes are a fantastic way to practice your pronunciation and conversation skills. Even better - you can try it out for free for 30 days!

Are there any apps to learn Spanish?

There are many apps available that can help supplement Spanish classes or lessons. Downloading one or more of the following apps will allow you to practice anytime, anywhere - whether you’re taking a break from work or are stuck in traffic.

  • Duolingo is a free language-learning app that provides a game-like way of learning, similar to Rosetta Stone.
  • Fluent U  is an app that introduces Spanish “in context,” where you can watch engaging videos and listen to audio dialogues.
  • Memrise has several free Spanish courses ranging from beginner to advanced levels.
  • Pinterest is an overlooked app for language learning, but a fantastic place for visual learners to find charts and infographics explaining vocabulary and grammar.
  • Open Language allows you to learn the Spanish language from real people. It’s an easy way to get some hands-on learning experience.
  • iTranslate lets you translate on your phone by voice. Simply say what you want to translate and your phone does the rest.
  • HiNative is an app that gives you the opportunity to ask native speakers questions and get answers in real time.
  • TakeLessons is our very own app for you to instantly get connected with Spanish teachers, whether you’re looking for private lessons or online Spanish classes.

Where can I talk to Spanish speakers online?

As you study Spanish, it’s smart to take advantage of as many different resources as you can! Try connecting with other Spanish speakers and learners on the internet to practice your skills. You can use any of the following language exchange platforms, chat rooms, or Facebook groups.

Note: Be aware that using any website to meet other people (even for learning purposes) has its risks. Avoid giving out any personal information and do not allow children to use these sites unattended.

Language exchange platforms

If you want to practice Spanish conversation skills such as introducing yourself, then language exchange platforms are a good option. Many of these websites are similar to a social network, where you set up a profile with details about yourself and then search for friends to practice your target language with.

It’s important to keep in mind though, that you’ll most likely be practicing with other Spanish learners, so these platforms are not a substitute for Spanish classes or lessons.

  • Tandem Exchange allows you to easily search for other language learners online for some mutually beneficial practice.
  • HelloTalk puts you in touch with over five million native speakers worldwide.
  • Wespeke uses an app to match you up with language partners. You can practice your Spanish here via text, audio, or video.
  • Speaky is home to a community of language lovers speaking more than 100 different languages.
  • HiNative is a Q and A platform where you can instantly find the help you need when you have a difficult Spanish question.
Spanish chat rooms

Spanish language chat rooms are a good resource for practicing written Spanish in your free time. Remember to be aware of the risks we mentioned above, but overall, most users are genuinely interested in improving their Spanish.

  • My Language Exchange is an online community where you can practice Spanish with a native speaker.
  • Espanglish Chat is a free English/Spanish bilingual chat room where students can practice either language.
  • El Chat is an all-Spanish option where you’ll find more native speakers. You’ll be able to see how Spanish speakers communicate in casual conversation.
  • ICQ works a lot like Skype with free messages and video calls. You can find Spanish chat rooms here and converse with both speakers and learners.
Facebook groups and pages

If you have a Facebook account, consider joining a Spanish group. Information shared in these groups often includes images, charts, and Spanish speaking tips. They’re also a great place to ask questions in between classes and practice communicating in written Spanish.

A less interactive option is Facebook pages. The pages in this list often share helpful information, such as proper ways to use vocabulary words, commonly confused words, and spelling help. You may also be able to ask questions, depending on the page’s settings.

Learn more about conversing in Spanish here.

What countries speak Spanish?

If we were to list every country where Spanish is spoken, we’d run out of room! But here is a list of countries where Spanish is known as the “official language.” If you plan to travel to any of these nations, you’ll be able to get by speaking Spanish.

  1. Argentina
  2. Bolivia
  3. Chile
  4. Colombia
  5. Costa Rica
  6. Cuba
  7. Dominican Republic
  8. Ecuador
  9. El Salvador
  10. Equatorial Guinea
  11. Guatemala
  12. Honduras
  13. Mexico
  14. Nicaragua
  15. Panama
  16. Paraguay
  17. Peru
  18. Spain
  19. Uruguay
  20. Venezuela