Learn Spanish Online
- Retain Vocabulary, Master Pronunciation
- Foreign Service Institute (FSI) Based Method & Material
- Drill To Over Learn
- 40+ Hours Of Spanish Lessons!
- Money Back Guarantee
- Only $19 Per Month.
The Foreign Service Institute is the Federal Government's primary training institution for officers and support personnel of the U.S. foreign affairs community, preparing American diplomats and other professionals to advance U.S. foreign affairs interests overseas and in Washington.
- U.S. Department of State website.
Learn Spanish Online
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The key to really learning the Spanish language, or any language for that matter, is practice. Through reading, listening and repeating you will be able to learn Spanish effectively and permanently. With Loquella you can learn Spanish online at your own pace, and customize the Spanish language tool to your own personal comfort level. As you continue to learn Spanish and become more proficient you can adjust your user preference to fit your needs. For a full description of each Spanish lesson, please refer to Spanish Lesson description page. To learn more about how to customize and use the Spanish language tool, visit the language tool page.
Starting Your Spanish Lessons
Before you begin using the Spanish language tool, turn on your computer's volume so you can listen to the Spanish language audio via your computers speakers or personal headphones. You can choose between four different options for how to use the Spanish language tool to learn Spanish. To select your option, press the CUSTOMIZE button on the right hand side of the Spanish language tool. If you do not select an option, you will simply use the default option to learn Spanish.
Spanish Language Grammar Tips and Comments
The Spanish language grammar tips and comments are not included in each sentence screen, they are merely used as a guide when necessary. When a grammar tip is longer than you can see on your screen, use the scroll bar to the right to scroll down. Some of the Spanish lessons are introduced via audio commentary in English which gives you further instructions on how to use each particular Spanish lesson.
Choosing Your Level Of Difficulty
To most effectively learn Spanish, choose the Spanish lesson best suited for you in the drop down menu on the top left hand corner of the Spanish language tool where it says JUMP TO. The top right hand corner of your screen displays which Spanish lesson and sentence you are currently on. Spanish lessons gradually get more difficult. If you are new to learning Spanish, start with Spanish lesson 1. There are 63 Spanish lessons to choose from. Each Spanish lesson contains between 500 and 1000 Spanish sentences.
Listen And Repeat To Learn Spanish
Once you have chosen your Spanish lesson, you will see sentences and hear audio in the order you choose. After hearing each Spanish language audio, repeat what you heard in Spanish as closely as possible to the Spanish language audio you heard. Press the NEXT button to get to the next Spanish sentence and continue through each Spanish lesson as long as you wish to continue. Once you have started a Spanish lesson, you can also start using the arrow keys on your keyboard instead of using your mouse to click NEXT and BACK each time. If you want to hear a sentence again, simply point your mouse to the REPEAT button and you can repeat that particular Spanish sentence as many times as necessary.
The Foreign Service Institute Method
Loquella's language tool uses the method and material used by the Foreign Service Institute to teach you Spanish. This method is based on "over-learning" and uses "guided imitation". The Spanish lessons contain a number of drills that are used to teach you Spanish so it will really stick in your mind. Although some say that language drills are boring, there is no other method that is more effective if you truly want to learn and remember the Spanish language. The Foreign Service Institute developed this method and material to teach diplomats and other government officers new languages to be used while they were abroad on assignment.
Learn Spanish With Your iPod
We are now offering the Spanish lessons to be downloaded to your iPod. The iPod Spanish lessons allow you to see the text in the screen of your iPod, and allow you to hear the audio as well. The Spanish iPod lessons play continuously, but you will be able to skip forward and go backwards using the keys on your iPod. Start learning Spanish with your iPod now!
Not Able To Access The Lessons?
If you are having problems loading the lessons, make sure you have the most recent version of Flash installed on your computer.
For more details about each Spanish language lesson visit the Spanish Lessons page.
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