In these days of economic uncertainly, there are still a few things that are certain: having a second language will make you more marketable, and no one has extra money to spend on language lessons. So where can you learn conversational Spanish for free? Fast, let’s take a look!
There are a lot of places you can go online to learn conversational Spanish for free. First of all, there are websites devoted to helping non-Spanish speakers learn Spanish. These sites feature games, exercises, and other ways to practice basic skills. Sure, some of these are sites where you would need to pay an access fee, but you would probably be surprised how many of them expect nothing in return for their information – and just want to further the Spanish language. They are a place where you can learn conversational Spanish for free!
You can also listen to podcasts or online radio stations (as well as ones on your standard radio) to hear native Spanish speakers. Listening to conversational Spanish helps you learn – free! Try to pick out the words and phrases that you already know, and use that to help you increase your familiarity with the language.
Television can also help you learn conversational Spanish for free. Many public broadcasting stations (PBS) have programs that are designed to help the novice Spanish speaker. They offer simple phrases and common vocabulary. Some are to help children, others for more advanced learners.
You can also learn conversational Spanish for free by watching television shows in Spanish. The Spanish soap operas can be particularly helpful, as they are so emotional!
Other shows can be useful, too, if you watch them in Spanish with English subtitles (if you need or want them). Check your television or satellite system – some will let you change the language that the television broadcasts in, or the menu commands on the screen.
Read In Spanish
If you check your public library, you will find a lot of resources for learn conversational Spanish for free. There are books in Spanish (both to help you learn the language and simple ones to read, like children’s books), Spanish magazines, Spanish videos, and many other resources. Ask one of the librarians; they are usually more than willing to explain what’s available in your library for just the “price” of signing up for a free library card. (Warning: If you keep materials too long, you will accrue fines – but if you bring them back on time, they’re free!) Alternately, just use the resources in the library and don’t check anything out or need to bring anything back.