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If you want to develop your Spanish, one of the best ways to do it is on the web. It's not the only way, but it can be a lot better than taking a local course, for the reasons given in the article. …

If you want to develop your Spanish, one of the best ways to do it is on the web. It's not the only way, but it can be a lot better than taking a local course, for the reasons given in the article.

Studying Spanish online surely suits your schedule, whatever it may be! You will have to pick from numerous websites. Which ones will be best for you depends on several things -- what your present level of Spanish proficiency is, for one. You can be at any level and find helpful materials. Also, there are sites for learning Spanish free and sites that charge a fee. Another factor is whether you want to study grammar, work on your conversational skills, or a mix of both. You will find websites that help you learn Spanish using any of these approaches.

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  • 1. Study Spanish Online If You Want to  Improve Your Spanish  By Rosana Hart  LearnSpanishRapidly.com    Vivian has already studied some Spanish and practiced it on  vacations in Puerto Vallarta. She wants to improve her Spanish  before her next vacation.   George just graduated from college with two years of Spanish  on his transcript. He is job‐hunting but in today's economy he  doesn't know how soon he will find a job. He wants to keep  working on his Spanish while he has the time, but he doesn't  want to spend any money.   I moved to Mexico a few years ago and needed to improve my  intermediate‐level comprehension of the spoken language.   What is your level of Spanish like? If it is anything like Vivian's  George's, or mine, you may be uncertain how to continue  learning Spanish from here. There are well‐known audio  courses, such as Pimsleur Spanish and Rocket Spanish, and  ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~  Study Spanish Online If You Want to Improve Your Spanish   
  • 2. there are the multi‐media computer courses such as Rosetta  Stone Spanish and Fluenz Spanish. There may be continuing  education courses at a college or university near you.  But once you get beyond being a beginner, it can be confusing  to know what to do next. You don't want to waste your time,  but you don't want to tackle something that is way over your  head either.  Possibly one of those courses would be  appropriate, though inevitably you would be reviewing some  basics that you already knew (not a bad thing) or feeling a bit  out of your depth at times (also not too bad).  Local continuing education courses are not that great for the  intermediate Spanish learner. Besides the scheduling  challenges and the time wasted in transportation, they too are  unlikely to exactly suit your level of Spanish proficiency. This is  because you will be at a different level than the other students  ‐‐ better at some things, worse at others ‐‐ and so the class time  itself will only sometimes teach you what you want to learn.  Also, listening to other students make mistakes is not a good  way to train your ear.  ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~  Study Spanish Online If You Want to Improve Your Spanish   
  • 3. So what should you do? If you already know some Spanish and  want to learn more, study Spanish online. There are several  advantages to this:  • All you need is a computer with online access... or the use  of one.  • You can suit your own schedule.  • It's either free or inexpensive.  • You can pick and choose from many websites.  In fact, there are so many websites that it can be rather time‐ consuming to discover the best way to study Spanish online.  Not only are there so many websites, but many of them are  aimed at teaching you the grammar more than getting you at  home in conversation. The best ones present you with  interesting short lessons and allow you to try out several until  you find your right level. The lessons should include some  vocabulary and grammar, but not a painful amount.   If you just do a lesson, though, you won't remember much a  day or two later. Research shows that we all quickly forget  ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~  Study Spanish Online If You Want to Improve Your Spanish   
  • 4. things unless we go over them again. That's where my "secret  weapon" comes in.   I have found computer flashcard programs to be just the ticket  for putting more Spanish into long‐term memory. Like the  online Spanish courses, some of these flashcard programs are  free, and some cost a little. I review several in my blog at  LearnSpanishRapidly.com/blog/ and once you develop the habit  of running the program most days, your Spanish will steadily  improve. Homemade flashcards made on paper can be used as  well.  There's no reason you should be frustrated if you don't know  where to study Spanish online. Visit my website to get the  information you need to find the most effective ways to learn  Spanish on the internet. I blog about the websites I recommend  if you want to study Spanish online free. Join the many people  who have already been helped, and do take a look at the  website now. – Rosana Hart    ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~  Study Spanish Online If You Want to Improve Your Spanish