Discover the best way to learn Spanish
Whether you want to learn the basics – from counting in Spanish to ordering your morning cup of coffee – or achieve fluency, it’s important to ask yourself why you want to learn Spanish.
Is it to communicate with friends and family members? So you can prep for your next holiday to Spain or Mexico? Or even to better understand the culture?
At Busuu, we believe your reason for learning is fundamental to your language-learning journey. That's why we ask you this question at the very beginning of your journey. We keep a note of your answer for you so that when you feel like your Spanish learning slows (which, by the way, can happen to everyone from time to time!), we can send you notifications and keep you on track.
Together with feedback from the Busuu Community and award-winning course content crafted by expert language teachers, we strive to offer our learners the best way to learn Spanish.
Spanish language courses to fit your every need
Try speaking, listening, reading and writing in Spanish for free with our Complete Spanish online course. With lessons covering everything from learning basic Spanish vocabulary to grammar, our content will help you study quickly and efficiently.
Spanish for Travel
Thinking of visiting a Spanish speaking country? You’ll like our Spanish for Travel course. Whether you’re learning the language on your own or with your kids, our course offers the easiest way to learn the Spanish vocabulary you’ll need to get by on holiday.
Our specialised Spanish Pronunciation lessons will teach you all you need to know about the Spanish alphabet and how it sounds. Study the correct way to pronounce Spanish words by listening to our audio recordings, and test yourself with our interactive exercises and Conversation feature.
What makes learning Spanish with Busuu’s app special
Struggling to get organised? Let us do the hard work for you! Discover the fastest way to learn Spanish with a personalised Study Plan. Decide when you want to take lessons, and for how long. Then, we’ll work around your schedule, sending you notifications and reports to keep you on track.
Our Spanish app’s Grammar Review and Vocabulary Review ensure you pick up helpful phrases and understand how to structure them in sentences. Cover everything – online or offline – from basic prepositions to more advanced points.
Advance your learning by messaging exercises to our community of native speakers, and improve with their feedback.
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Top tips: how to learn Spanish, fast
1. Begin with 10 minutes
Discover how to speak Spanish as a beginner or at a more advanced level by putting aside 10 minutes and trying your first online Spanish lesson. Research proves that studying in small, 10-minute chunks is best.
2. Track your progress
Keep motivated as you power through your learning by keeping tabs on how you’re getting on. With our Study Plan, you can check things like Fluency Score and the Spanish words you’ve learned each week.
3. Make tons of mistakes
Making mistakes is truly the best way to learn. That’s why we also recommend trying our Spanish classes online – interactive group lessons, designed to help you progress faster by learning from each other’s mistakes!
5 reasons to take a Spanish language course
1. It’s easy
Most language experts will tell you that Spanish is a very nice language to learn, thanks to its simple spelling, pronunciation and grammar. Of course, your native language and personal motivations will influence your language learning abilities, and you’ll still need to dedicate some time to a Spanish course. But on the whole, if you are diving into the world of languages for the first time, Spanish is a great place to start.
Spanish is also a great starting point as it has many similarities to other Romance languages like Italian, Portuguese and French.
2. It’s fun to speak
Spanish is a highly expressive, colourful and romantic language. Pronunciation is quite simple, (okay, except for the tricky rolled ‘r’s), which makes it easy and fun to start speaking from day one. And with Spanish speakers coming from so many regions of the world, you’ll have fun learning the different colloquialisms, cultural insights and accents from around the globe.
You’ll also improve quickly, helping to keep motivation levels high! With Busuu’s Complete Spanish course, you can track things like Fluency Score and the Spanish words you’ve learned each week.
When you’re ready to take it up a notch, practise chatting with other students on Busuu Live, our live group Spanish classes led by a vetted Spanish speaking tutor.
3. It’s spoken in 20 countries
Spanish is a global language, with over 500 million speakers worldwide. Plus, it’s the official language in 20 countries, so it’s the perfect companion for globetrotters. It will give you the confidence to strike up a conversation in Spanish with locals, order tacos at a roadside stall, volunteer at a school, or take a salsa class on a whim. Put simply, learn Spanish to truly connect with the culture, people and communities you visit.
4. It’ll boost your brain
Learning a language has been proven to boost brain power and improve memory, intelligence and concentration. In fact, learning a language can activate a new area of your brain that improves overall communication and creative thinking skills.
Just as importantly, if you choose to learn Spanish, you’ll benefit from a broader global perspective, an open mind and a greater cultural awareness. It sounds like a no-brainer to us!
5. It’s a growing language
The total number of Spanish speakers across the globe is increasing steadily. In the UK, Spanish is considered the most important second language to learn, while the US is on track to become the largest Spanish speaking country in the world in the future, as the Latino population continues to grow. So if you want to learn a language of the future, enrolling in a Spanish course is a smart choice for students on both sides of the pond.
6. Its chart-topping music
Latin artists are dominating the charts right now, so why not learn the meaning behind the lyrics? Spanish music covers every genre, from the slow pop ballads of Enrique Iglesias to the upbeat tracks of Camila Cabello – so there’s no shortage of new music to sing along to. Learning the lyrics will help you pick up the rhythm and pronunciation of spoken Spanish while earning you the title of DJ at the next house party!
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