MY RESOURCES TO IMPROVE YOUR SPANISH

In this section, you will find a list of tools and resources to help you improve your Spanish. I’ve tested each one of them just to make sure that they are useful for Spanish learners who are looking to understand real-life Spanish and speak confidently.

Of course, the first option as a resource that I want to recommend is that you take one of my programs: 

30-Day Spanish Challenge

Join me on a 30-day challenge to boost your skills to communicate in Spanish.

Stories to understand native speakers

This audio course will improve your listening skills to understand when people speak in real life.

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Have fun and learn Spanish as you read and listen to a collection of fiction stories that I wrote for my Spanish students.

However, I have also found powerful resources online that use stories to help you learn Spanish effectively. I have tried myself and tested them just to make sure that they are the best quality and that they make the best use of your time to make progress.

MORE RESOURCES TO LEARN SPANISH

NoteSome of the links below are affiliate links, which means that if you choose to make a purchase, I will earn a commission. This commission comes at no additional cost to you. Please do not spend any money on these products unless you feel you need them or that they will help you achieve your goals.

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Conversations by Olly Richards 

Conversations is a groundbreaking online course that helps you understand fast, spoken language, so you can transform your listening skills, take a fuller part in conversations yourself, and reach your true language learning potential.

Grammar Hero by Olly Richards

Grammar Hero is an online course that helps learners stop translating in their heads and interalize grammar through Controlled Immersion. It uses 15 stories that are carefully written for low-intermediate to intermediate students, so they can understand and enjoy the material without getting overwhelmed by difficult words or complex sentences. 

Spanish for total beginners

One thing that I don’t do is teaching beginners, not because I don’t like beginners, but because I can help intermediate students (B1-B2 CEFR) achieve amazing results and improvement; in other words, that’s my specialty.

If you’re a beginner, and you’re looking for a resource to get a solid foundation in Spanish, this is my best recommendation:

Spanish Uncovered

The course is based around a 20-chapter story in simple Spanish, and includes everything learners need to go from the complete beginner level (A0) to the intermediate level (B1) in Spanish.

Spanish Uncovered includes dozens of video lessons and exercises to help learners improve every aspect of their Spanish, including:- vocabulary, grammar, and pronunciation- listening, speaking, reading, and writing

P.S. The links to Spanish Uncovered are affiliate links, which means that if you decide to make a purchase, I’ll get a commission for suggesting the course, and of course, it comes at no extra cost to you.

Easy to read stories

Short Stories in Spanish: This is a collection of books by Olly Richards that offers fun, and unconventional stories to read in Spanish. They’re specially designed for high-beginners and low intermediate Spanish students improve their language skills.

Some of my favorite features of this collection is that it offers:

  • Instructions on how to read effectively in Spanish.
  • A summary to make every story easy to understand.
  • A vocabulary section where you can find the meaning of the new words.
  • Comprehension questions to test your understanding of the stories.

You might get them on amazon by clicking on the cover of each book:

Podcasts

Español Automático: This podcast is hosted by Karo Martinez. I love this show because it helps people improve their listening and speaking skills through spontaneous real-life topics and the hoster’s experience in learning languages.

Unlimited Spanish: This podcast is hosted by Òscar Pellus. His goal is to help you learn Spanish through listening and without grammar rules. He also tells an easy to memorize story in Spanish at the end of every episode.

Radio Ambulante: This podcast is all about real Latin American Stories told by native speakers. You can find lots of interesting stories to listen in Spanish, as well as lots of different accents.

StoryLearning Spanish: Great resource where stories are the focus of your learning time. There will be no teachers or academic activities. It will be only stories designed to get you immersed in the language and keep making progress as you go.

Apps

LingQ: is the best app that I’ve found to learn languages so far. It is focused on helping you become fluent through listening and fun stories. I’ve been using LingQ to learn Portuguese lately.

Spanish tutors online

italki: Get affordable Spanish tutors to have fun conversations. You’ll be able to have lessons at any time of the day.

Verbling: You can also find native Spanish tutors who will be more than happy to help you with your Spanish. In fact, I am a tutor on Verbling right now, so feel welcome to book a lesson with me.