With the long winter soon approaching us, it’s the perfect time to learn a second language. Have you always wanted to learn how to speak Spanish? Forget paying $100’s for CD-ROMs. Forget paying shipping and handling. Now you don’t have to wait around for your delivery. There are some great places online that you can use freely to learn Spanish. Some require you to register. Registering is quick and easy. Usually you are asked to choose a user name, password and e-mail. So get ready and habla espanol.
Study Spanish provides 9 free lessons to teach beginners everything from nouns to first person commands. The lessons are shown through words and sentences. Each lesson offers a free quiz and test. The quizzes offer you a pull down menu to put the correct answer. This is especially helpful for those who are just starting out and aren’t sure of how to spell the word. The test also provides a pull down menu but it’s for only half of the test. The rest requires the student to type out the word into a sentence.
Study Spanish also provides oral exercises to help learn how the natives pronounce a word or phrase. There’s even a travel helper section great to print out. The following categories are covered in the travel helper:
At the airport
At the beach
At a restaurant
At a hotel
Study Spanish is a free membership but they do offer premium services that offer more in depth lessons. They also have available for purchase 15 audio cds for $164.95 US with free shipping.
Learn Spanish Today has a different approach to their free demos. You’ll need the free flash player which you can obtain here: http://www.macromedia.com/shockwave/download/download.cgi?P1_Prod_Version=ShockwaveFlash
The first lesson is sentence building. The loading time varies on what Internet connection you have. The lesson has an instructor that takes you step by step through learning how to create a sentence. You hear a native speaker say the words slowly and twice to help pronounce it correctly. It’s suggested you repeat with the native speaker to help your own speech skills. There’s two basic sentence building lessons. The second one offers more word choices. Once you’ve mastered those two lessonsÃ¢Â?Â¦you can go on to an advanced lesson. Over 40 words that you work on to create full sentences. The last free lesson is numbers. This website can help someone speak Spanish within minutes. Learn Spanish Today offers a free newsletter that answers your questions and gives a free weekly Spanish lesson. Keep in mind though they do send you e-mails from time to time on their available for purchase CD-Rom set.
Spanish Unlimited not only gives you free lessons but tons of other Spanish related items. Once you registered for free, you get access to everything! They offer entertainment in Spanish such as your horoscope, jokes andÃ?Â¯Ã?Â¿Ã?Â½recipes. You’re not only learning how to speak Espanol, you can cook some native dishes for your family and friends. There’s even a bookshop, travel guides and vocabulary games to help you remember what you’ve learned.
So the next time you’re surfing the web trying to find something to doÃ¢Â?Â¦log on and start learning!