Off course you can learn Spanish for free… you can learn anything you want for free, that’s for sure, but you can’t learn Spanish alone.
Paulo Freire said once: nobody teaches anyone, nobody learns alone. Even if you’re an autodidact you need someone else’s work, you need the books that someone wrote or the material that help you to learn.
Free tools to learn Spanish
You can practice Spanish with different tools for free, let me share with you some of my favorites:
Learn Spanish apps for free
Here I share with you some of the different apps that help you to learn and improve Spanish.
- Duolingo: great app to learn vocabulary.
- Tandem: cool app to meet people to practice.
- Google Translate: besides giving you the translation of the words you don’t know, it also can teach you how to pronounce it.
- El conjugador gratis: conjugation verbs in spanish is a big pain in the ass. This app helps you to find the right way to conjugate the verbs.
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Resources to improve you listening comprenhension
Music, radio and videos help you a lot to improve your listening skills. In Español con María a create a compilation of videos and songs in Spanish.
If there are many free tools to learn Spanish, why sould I have to pay?
Even though you can find a lot of tools to learn Spanish without investing money, and they’re very useful (check some free exercises in Spanish) languages complex, and you may need an extra help and that may cost you.
For example, when you want practice speaking. You can’t expect to speak a language perfectly if you never speak to some else. You can do it by an agreement of language exchange, but not every one is fair in this agreements and only want to practice the language they’re learning, not to share their mother tongue with pals.
Some of the uncomfortable situations when you try to practice spanish for free with strangers:
- Pain in the neck pals: if you have join a Spanish practice group, I’m sure you have known someone that starts calling you, no matter what time, saying that he or she wants to practice and doesn’t repect your time or wish to practice.
- Casanovas language pals: some people confuse the willing to practice a language with the willing to flirt.
- Unfair relations: if you always teach your pal a language but he never teach you his language, you’re in an unfair language relation
If you have experienced some annoying situation like the ones I mentioned above or you just don’t want to pass through it, you can join Español con María’s conversation rooms where you practice Spanish in a safe enviroment.