Best Programs to Learn Spanish

Instructor: Adam Nystrom

Adam owns a Master's degree in Professional and Digital Media Writing. During his time as a graduate assistant, he developed lesson plans for upper-level English courses.

No matter how you choose to learn Spanish, you will want a quality program for your Spanish lessons. Keep reading to learn more about the features and options that make up the best programs for learning to speak Spanish.

Top Programs for Learning Spanish

In today's world of language programs, there should be plenty of options and user-friendliness when selecting your software. You should be able to take lessons at your own pace, at home or on the go. The selections below all offer flexible learning resources to suit your lifestyle and achieve your goals in Spanish.

Rosetta Stone

Rosetta Stone is a popular platform that is well-known for its approach, completely eliminating English from the lessons it provides and fully immersing you in the language of your choice. The program utilizes speech recognition to improve your pronunciation, and you have the option of using their mobile app or learning at home on disc or with a downloadable package. Plus, you will have access to practice partners from around the world in Rosetta Stone's online community. offers a Spanish 101 course that is specifically designed for you to be your own teacher. The video lessons and self-assessment quizzes are pressure-free, and not only can you watch all of the lessons on your PC, but they have been optimized to be viewed on all mobile devices as well. You can even print worksheets to take with you if you feel like practicing on the road.


The FluentU approach also focuses on immersion, but with a different spin. Think of FluentU as a sort of guided Spanish Youtube. The site gathers a massive array of Spanish music videos, news stories, film previews and even business seminars to expose you to all walks of life through the language. While you watch the videos with subtitles, you can click on each individual word for an explanation of the context. The program also has its own app.

Instant Immersion

This program breaks up learning sessions into fast-paced, miniature sessions of ten minutes. Each lessons is dedicated to a specific theme, such as colors or foods. Once you make your way through the first level, other programs are available for business and entire conversations. As a bonus, twelve extra hours and a pocket guide are included for users who purchase the bundle of three levels.

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