How to Learn Spanish Fast and Free

March 14, 2011


Learn Spanish Fast and Free

I have already shown you a few tips if you want to learn Spanish for free online. Sometimes, however, time is of the essence when it comes to learning a new language. Maybe you’ve decided at the last second to do a backpacking trip in South America. Perhaps your work is sending you there for a business trip. Whatever the reason for your ventures into a new land, the ability to learn Spanish fast and free is super important.

There are tons of great sites on the web that can help you learn Spanish. “Fast and Free!” is our mantra, so today I’m going to show you my personal favorite websites and tips to help you learn Spanish as quickly as possible.

You Can’t Do Your Homework Until You’re Done Watching TV

Let’s all be honest here for a second: TV is awesome. I can totally admit that I get sucked into watching shows like The Biggest Loser. I’m not ashamed to admit it – OK maybe I am just a little bit. But did you know that watching TV can actually help you when studying Spanish?

Since you want to learn Spanish fast and free of charge, head on over to Rocket Spanish. They have some wonderful Spanish lessons that they’ll send to you for free over email. The best part is you can watch the videos as many times as you need to. This is really helpful when you hear a phrase or word for the first time. I know that there are some phrases and words that I need to listen to over and over before it really sinks in.

The Beauty of Flashcards

There are a bunch of sites on the web that offer virtual flashcards. I really enjoy using these, but oftentimes you have to pay for access to them. Since I’m showing you how to learn Spanish fast and free of any costs whatsoever, here’s how to make your own Spanish flashcards via the web.

Probably the easiest way to get started is to head on over to SpanishDict.com. The interface is really easy to use. Click here to see the translation for the ever-important phrase “baño.” To make your first flashcard, just write “bathroom” on one side and “baño” on the other. Repeat this exercise for all the words you wish to commit to memory before your trip.

Surprise Me

What should you do once you’ve exhausted common words and phrases you might need to know? Well, another great trick if you want to learn Spanish fast and free of charge is Spanish Word-a-Day. Simply give the site your name and email. They’ll send you one Spanish word each day complete with the translation and sentence usage. I like to make a flashcard each morning over my cup of tea with the word that appears in my inbox. It’s a quick way to learn a word that I otherwise might not have thought was important.

From watching TV to making flashcards, there are lots of fun things you can do to help you learn this new and exciting language super quickly. In fact, Click Here to Learn Spanish fast and free of charge right from your computer. In just a week you’ll learn all kinds of fun word and phrases.

Got any good tips on how to learn Spanish fast and free? Please share by adding a comment below.

photo by: Mauro Parra-Miranda

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