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Language and Literature

Spanish Resources

Online Dictionaries

General

Listening Comprehension Practice

  • Spanish Proficiency Exercises – a compilation of brief video clips in which native speakers of Spanish from various locations throughout Latin America and Spain demonstrate various language tasks
  • Spanish Readers – a collection of many cultural and historic readings with audio. Read and listen to help your Spanish listening skills.
  • Educatube – a collection of educational videos in Spanish covering areas such as science, social sciences, health, the arts, language, and education

Speaking

  • The Mixxer – free language exchange with Skype

Vocabulary

  • 20,000 Words in Spanish in 20 Minutes – This guide will show you some tricks on how to improve your vocabulary by 20,000 words in about an hour.
  • The 100 most used words in Spanish – If you know this list, you will know about 50% of all words used in a normal Spanish conversation. You can listen to the word, see it translated into other languages, and listen to a sentence that uses the word.

Grammar

  • Spanish Prepositions
  • El Subjuntivo – a website that will show you everything you need to know about the subjunctive and will explain when to use them as well as give you all the conjugations.
  • Spanish Grammar Guide – a summary online booklet of all you need to know about Spanish Grammar.
  • Spanish Conjugator – Learn everything you need to know about Spanish verbs and conjugate any verb you want.
  • The 100 most used verbs in Spanish – You may click on any of the 100 verbs and see the complete conjugation. You can listen to each verb by itself and in a sentence to help you learn the verb within context as you see the picture.
  • Spanish Forum – Ask any question you might have related to the Spanish language and have it answered by another student or a Spanish teacher.
  • Spanish Language and Culture – dedicated to teaching vocabulary and culture. There are many exercises, songs, and videos for the intermediate to advanced language learner.

News, Culture and Travel

  • The Latest News in Spanish – Read the latest news from around the world, Latin America, Mexico, and the US… all in Spanish (it is updated every 5 minutes).
  • Living Mexico – a great guide for individuals that already live in Mexico or are thinking about moving to Mexico
  • RTVE – Spanish public radio and television service

Spanish for Healthcare Professionals

  • Medical Spanish for Healthcare Providers – This site is presented as a free medical Spanish immersion with vocabulary, including greetings, history, examination, and everyday speech, all with translation and audio. It is designed to be helpful for a variety of medical personnel to improve fluency and cultural competency.

Poetry and Literature

  • Palabra virtual and A media voz – excellent selection of Hispanic poetry. In many cases, you can also listen to poets recite their own work.
  • Cervantes Virtual – an online library of classic Hispanic texts available for free

Spiritual

Humor