Learn Spanish These lessons contain English translations.

Learning a language is not a secret. The experts will tell you that you need comprehensible input (e.g. lectures, texts, videos, podcasts), lesson review, practice opportunities and language reinforcement. The OpenLanguage Method puts these steps together to help save you time.

Your biggest challenge in learning a language will likely be maintaining your motivation to study. To start, we recommend learning some common expressions to achieve some early success. Seeing how you can use the new language to create new opportunities for yourself is the best motivator to continue studying. Afterwards, you can start to examine the common sentence patterns to provide insights into how to quickly expand your fluency with the language. Do not start by studying grammar tables, but instead focus on mimicking high-frequency language. OpenLanguage lessons are designed to help you learn this way. Browse some of the links below to get a sense for the language, then jump into the complimentary course to get started.

Introduction to the Spanish Language

Spoken by more than 406 million people as a native language in more than 20 countries around the world, Spanish is the most widely understood language in the Western Hemisphere, with significant populations of native Spanish speakers ranging from the tip of Patagonia to as far north as New York City and Chicago. Additionally, there are over 10,000,000 fluent second language speakers in both Brazil and the United States. Since the early 21st century, it has arguably superseded French in becoming the second-most-studied language and the second language in international communication, after English.

Links to get started with learning Spanish: