by Jen Barnett
The Spanish-speaking countries in North, Central, & South America are top-notch destinations for American emigrants. They offer stunning weather, lovely people, lower costs of living, and phenomenal culture and cuisine, all in compatible time zones. If you can speak Spanish, you’ll be able to communicate with more than 500 million people, and you’ll speak the dominant language in 21 countries. (Of course, just like with English, dialects and varieties abound.)
Everyone has their own opinion about the best or fastest way to learn a new language, but I don’t think there’s a one-size-fits-all approach. I think that the best way to learn a new language is to be patient and gracious with yourself, be reasonable with your goals and expectations, and find the learning style that works for you.
There are so many ways to learn online now, from one-on-one tutoring to sites that translate your favorite book and shows. Here’s a compilation of our favorite Spanish language learning tools from across the web along with our recommendations for finding the best Spanish language program for you.
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If you learn best at your own pace, these sites offer engaging Spanish lesson activities that operate like workbooks, labs, or games.