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Resources

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5 Minute Spanish 1 on iTunes: Self-paced course from University of Arkansas offers a good introduction to Spanish for those who have never studied it before, or a good refresher for those who have. The course focuses almost exclusively on Spanish grammar.

If you would like to take a more well-rounded approach to learning Spanish, David Nance's Spanish textbook, available free for the iPad. Textbook (free download):

Destinos: An Introduction to Spanish. This telenovela, or Spanish soap opera, immerses students in everyday situations and teaches speaking, listening, and comprehension skills in Spanish.

Mi Vida Loca An immersive video mystery set in Spain to help you learn simple Spanish. Created by the BBC.

Coffee Break Spanish (free on iTunes) Learn Spanish in a low-key, effective way. Currently the #2 overall favorite on iTunes Free.

Show Time Spanish (free on iTunes) Produced by the same folks who created Coffee Break Spanish, this podcast is for intermediate and advanced learners.

Duolinguo A popular free language-learning and crowdsourced text translation platform. As users progress through lessons, they simultaneously help to translate websites and other documents. Check out Duolingo's iPhone and iPad apps.

Foreign Service Institute Basic Course Vol 1 Vol 2 Vol 3 This course in the Latin American dialect prepares students to function effectively in conversations. Pronunciation, inflection, and intonation are heavily stressed.

Foreign Service Institute Spanish Programmatic Vol 1 Vol 2 Two volumes including textbooks (PDF) and audio lessons (MP3).

Foreign Service Institute Spanish Headstart for Puerto Rico Student text, glossary (PDF), and four modules of audio lessons (MP3) with self-evaluation quizzes.

Foreign Service Institute Spanish Headstart for Spain Textbook and cultural notes (PDF) and four modules of audio lessons (MP3).

Foreign Service Institute Spanish Headstart for Latin America Textbook (PDF) and fifteen audio lessons (MP3).

Finally Learn Spanish - Beyond the Basics If you've had some Spanish classes and you need experience listening to and speaking the language, then Finally Learn Spanish has lessons for you.

Insta Spanish Lessons (free on iTunes) Website Weekly comprehension and grammar exercises for students of all levels. One of the more popular programs on iTunes.

Learn Spanish in Your Car (Spotify) Grammar and vocabulary to beginners, offering guidance in pronunciation and language fundamentals.

Learn Spanish on Spotify (Spotify) A collection of audio courses on Spotify, that will take you from beginner lessons to advanced conversations featuring essential travel phrases and vocabulary.

Learn Spanish Survival Guide (free on iTunes) If you're planning a trip to a Spanish speaking country, and if you don't know the language, this will help get you up to speed.

Learn to Speak Spanish (free on iTunes) Learn to speak Spanish in just 15 minutes per day.

Notes in Spanish (free on iTunes) Web Site Produced by Ben Curtis and Marina Diez, a husband-and-wife team out of Madrid, Spain. Ben is British and Marina is Spanish and they too have built quite a large following for their conversational Spanish lessons, (for beginners, intermediates and advanced students), which promise to teach listeners "real Spanish" the way it is actually spoken every day in Spain.

One Minute Spanish (free on iTunes) Web Site Covers the absolute basics of Spanish, focusing on the pronunciation used in most parts of Spain.

One Minute Latin American Spanish (free on iTunes) Web Site Same as above but focuses on the Spanish spoked across South America.

Practical Spanish This site has all levels of Spanish language lessons and practice, but the link takes you to advanced level readings with audio files. Click here to go to their video link page.

Rojas Spanish Language (free on iTunes) No English is spoken here. These lessons are for the Intermediate and Advanced Spanish Speaker who would like to sharpen their Spanish skills. The fine points of the language will be presented and explored through a variety of topics to include; music, history, culture, food.

Spanish 1 Free iTunes iOS Course; Spanish 2 Free iTunes iOS Course; Spanish 3 Free iTunes iOS Course A self-paced Spanish course by David Nance at Arkansas.

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Medical Spanish for Healthcare Providers This website is presented as a free medical Spanish immersion, with vocabulary including greetings, history, examination, and everyday speech, all with translation and audio. It is designed to be helpful for a variety of medical personnel. Created by a general surgeon turned Spanish teacher.

More Medical Spanish Resources

1 2 3 Teach Me Medical Spanish for Healthcare Professionals

Medical Spanish Free and paid lessons and resources

FluentU A Spanish language and Culture Blog with medical Spanish resources and links.