A Guide to the Spanish language

 

The Spanish language is widely spoken throughout the world and is still growing. In fact, there are approximately 406 million people speaking Spanish as a native language. It is the first language of many countries and has become the most popular second language spoken by native speakers of American English.

 

Spanish is one of the six official languages of the United Nations and is the most widely understood language throughout the western Hemisphere. Because of the growth of international tourism, increasing population demographics and the economic climate of many Spanish-speaking countries, the interest in learning to speak Spanish has grown tremendously. With all of the resources, classes and study guides available, learning to speak fluent Spanish has never been easier.

 

 

Students Studying the Spanish Language

E Learn Spanish - Checklist for beginners learning Spanish.
http://www.elearnspanishlanguage.com/beginnerschecklist.html


English-Spanish Vocabulary Quizzes - Quizzes to help you learn and review the Spanish language.
http://iteslj.org/v/s/

Expanish - Spanish worksheets to help you learn Spanish.
http://www.expanish.com/resources/free-spanish-study-guides


Facts About the Spanish Language - List of interesting facts about the  Spanish language.
http://spanish.about.com/od/historyofspanish/a/10_facts_about_spanish.htm


Learn Spanish Online - Spanish games and information for learning Spanish.
http://www.123teachme.com/


Online Spanish Help - Learning Spanish made easy, with games and tutorials.
http://www.queondaspanish.com/


Spanish Flashcards - Flashcard exercises to help learn Spanish vocabulary, tenses and grammar.
http://www.spanishspanish.com/

Spanish Grammar Exercises - Interactive exercises for Spanish grammar.
http://www.trinity.edu/mstroud/grammar/


Spanish Language and Culture - Information about the Spanish language and culture.
http://www.colby.edu/~bknelson/SLC/index.php

 

Spanish Language Exercises - Exercises to help learn the skills needed to speak Spanish.
http://www.trentu.ca/academic/modernlanguages/spanish/masarriba/

 

Spanish Verb Conjunction Activities -  Exercises for practicing verb conjugation in tenses that are typical in the Spanish language.
http://conjuguemos.com/list.php?type=verbs&division=verbs&language=spanish

Spanish Verb Form - List of Spanish verb conjugations in all tenses.
http://users.ipfw.edu/jehle/VERBLIST.HTM

 

Spanish Vocabulary Games - Basic, intermediate and advanced games designed to help your Spanish vocabulary.
http://www.spanish.cl/Vocabulary/Games.htm

 

Verb Conjugation Practice - A Spanish site with exercises to practice verb forms. Select the verbs and tenses that you would like to practice.
http://www.verbuga.eu/Esmi/Esmi.html

 

 

Spanish and English Translating Dictionaries

 

English to Spanish Dictionary - Online English to Spanish dictionary.
http://www.freedict.com/onldict/spa.html

Learn Spanish Resources - Online Spanish to English and English to Spanish translations.
http://www.learnspanishresources.com/index.php

Spanish English Dictionary - A website dedicated to translating Spanish and English words. Includes translations, pronunciations and sentence examples.
http://www.spanishdict.com/translate/

Vocabulix - English to Spanish Dictionary.
 http://www.vocabulix.com/spanish-dictionary.html

WordReference.com - Online dictionary for English, Spanish Italian and other languages.
http://www.wordreference.com/


Learn Grammar and Vocabulary

Learn Spanish - Discover the tools you need to speak conversational Spanish and develop an understanding of the language.
http://www.studyspanish.com/

 

Living Spanish - Lessons and resources on correct Spanish grammar.

http://www.livingspanish.com/

 

My Languages - Complete overview of everything you need to know to speak correct Spanish.

http://mylanguages.org/learn_spanish.php


Spanish Grammar - An online advanced Spanish book, which incorporates a concise outline of  essential grammar structures and exercises.
http://www.bowdoin.edu/~eyepes/newgr/ats/index.html

Spanish Grammar - Website designed to help learn the essential grammar topics associated with the Spanish language.
http://www.aulapolis.com/asl/grammar.shtml

Spanish Grammar Rules - Detailed explanation of the grammar rules for learning Spanish.
http://www.rocketlanguages.com/spanish/resources/spanish-language-grammar/

Spanish Tutorials Index - Basic phrases, vocabulary and grammar tutorials for the Spanish language.
http://www.ielanguages.com/spanish.html

Veintemundos - Spanish grammar tools.

http://www.veintemundos.com/en/learn-spanish/grammar/

 

NYU  Spanish and Portuguese Language and Literatures
- Interest in the Spanish and Portuguese languages, and/or in the literatures and cultures of Spain and Portugal, Spanish America, and Brazil, can take a wide range of interdisciplinary courses with a world-class faculty.
http://spanish.as.nyu.edu/page/undergraduate

 

NYU Spanish Resources-
- Spanish and Portuguese Language and Literature.

http://nyu.libguides.com/spanish

Spanish for Tourists and Travelers

Basic Spanish Vocabulary for Travelers - Spanish vocabulary and phrases needed to help travelers on their trip.
http://www.spanishintheworld.com/resources/basic-spanish.html

Rocket Languages - Basic Spanish words to prepare you for your trip.
http://www.rocketlanguages.com/spanish/resources/basic-spanish-words/

Spanish for Tourists - Quiz to help learn the basics of Spanish.
http://spanish.about.com/library/quiz/bl_spantour_quiz.htm


Spanish Travel Helper - Guide to helping understand Spanish for travelers.
http://www.studyspanish.com/travel/


Spanish Travel Phrases - The essential Spanish phrases needed for you to get by while traveling.
http://www.fodors.com/language/spanish/

Transitions Abroad - Study of the Spanish language in Latin America.
http://www.transitionsabroad.com/listings/study/language/articles/spanish_language_study_in_latin_america.shtml#.UXWOxrXrx-w

Travel Spanish - Online Spanish phrasebook and topics for travelers.

http://www.learnspanishfeelgood.com/travelspanish/index.html


Quick Spanish for Travelers - A quick method to learning the Spanish needed for traveling through Latin America.
http://www.surfersteve.com/quick_spanish_for_travelers.htm


History of the Spanish Language

Cengage Learning - Spanish language culture and history resource center.
http://college.cengage.com/languages/spanish/resources/students/links/

History of Spanish- History of the Spanish language and culture.
http://www.alsintl.com/resources/languages/Spanish/

History of the Spanish Language - A website dedicated to the history of the Spanish language, including: words, schools and Spanish literature.
http://www.spanish-language-school.info/spanish/history.asp

Spanish in the World - Detailed history of the Spanish language and its influence on other countries around the world.
http://www.spanish-in-the-world.net/Spanish/history.php

Spanish Language - An American history reference guide to the study of the Spanish language.
http://www.historymania.com/american_history/Spanish_language

Spanish Language Resources - Page focused on the origin of the Spanish language.
http://www.eslpartyland.com/articles/spanish-language-resources.html

 

 

Spanish Literature and Articles

Golden Age Spanish Sonnets - translations of Golden Age Spanish sonnets for English speaking readers
http://sonnets.spanish.sbc.edu/

 

Essayists and Trials - Spanish texts and essays categorized by author and time period. http://www.ensayistas.org/antologia/


Hispanic Novels - 50 great Hispanic novels for students.


Latin America Network Information Center - Resource for Hispanic novels and literature.
http://lanic.utexas.edu/la/region/literature/

 

Literature Espanola - Spanish literature separated by author.
http://www.intratext.com/8/es/

Spanish Literature - Information about popular Spanish literature.
http://www.enforex.com/culture/spanish-literature.html

Library of Spanish Literature - Online library with popular Spanish literature samples.
http://www.donquijote.org/spanishlanguage/literature/library/

Spanish for Teachers - Resource of Spanish literature for teachers and students.
http://www.spanish4teachers.org/SpanishLiterature.html

 

Spanish Literature - Collection of popular Spanish literature.

http://www.cervantesvirtual.com/

 

 

Educational Videos

Learn Spanish - Collection of classes to help you learn Spanish.
http://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PL6Hvozbgsbx7wW2JHehernnEmJklnvVlc

The Spanish Blog - Beginner Spanish lessons.

http://www.youtube.com/user/thespanishblog

Learning Like Crazy - Learning the skills required to master the language of Spanish.
http://www.youtube.com/user/LearningLikeCrazy

Language Now - Videos to help you learn Spanish and Portuguese.
http://www.youtube.com/user/languagenow

 

 

 

My Other Resource Pages:

Latin Language and Literature Resources-   https://files.nyu.edu/am4457/public/Latin-Language-Literature-Resources.htm

Dental Resources-   https://files.nyu.edu/am4457/public/Dental-Resources.htm

A Guide for the Blind- https://files.nyu.edu/am4457/public/Guide-for-the-Blind.htm

Home Security Tips- http://blsciblogs.baruch.cuny.edu/security/