You’re ready to advance.
You’ve hatched from your Spanish shell and you’re ready to take on the world.
You may have gotten to advanced Spanish by studying on your own, learning while abroad—or maybe your online Spanish course only had you covered until upper-intermediate lessons.
Regardless of how you got here, you’re ready to tackle advanced Spanish topics.
You’re a master of basic and even intermediate Spanish.
Ser or estar is no longer a burning question in your mind.
Essential conversational vocabulary? Piece of cake.
You’re beginning to feel a growing void within.
Yes, you’re yearning for more, desiring a challenge.
Don’t worry—we heard your plea, loud and clear.
You’re in luck, you advanced Spanish student! Congratulations on getting to this stage. FluentU is here to support you in your continuing studies.
Here, we’re going to be providing you with the resources you need to practice and continue to learn the lovely Spanish language.
Your One-stop Blog Post for Finding Advanced Spanish Lessons Online
1. Lessons for the Audio Learner
As you likely learned at this stage in your Spanish studies, it’s crucial to dedicate your time to practicing and learning Spanish in a number of ways. One great way, of course, is through audio resources.
The website Spanish Obsessed features a page dedicated to advanced podcasts available for immediate listen or download. Transcripts accompany the audio for those who wish to follow along during parts that are trickier to understand.
You can download or instantly listen to free advanced Spanish audio with accompanying related questions on Notes in Spanish. These activities serve as great lessons, and they come with worksheets for practice as well.
For more audio lessons with accompanying worksheets, visit SpanishPodcast. The previously linked page lists archives for their podcasts, and this one contains all the accompanying PDF files. Enjoy!
SpanishPod101 by Innovative Language provides advanced learners with advanced audio on a variety of topics such as cultural aspects of the Spanish-speaking world, complex grammar and specialized vocabulary. Their audio (and video) lessons are updated often and come with accompanying PDFs of the audio in case you stumble across some words or phrases that are difficult to hear or understand. There are also other interactive learning features here that you can take advantage of. Sign up for free to get a taste of what’s offered.
For more great recommendations, check out this FluentU post about podcasts, which lists lessons and practice for every level.
2. Lessons for the Visual Learner
YouTube isn’t just for watching funny cat videos. No, no—it’s also there to help you in your advanced Spanish studies. A search on the video site for “advanced Spanish lessons” yields a daunting number of results. For more direction on where to start when it comes to YouTube Spanish lessons, check out the following links.
First, you want to go straight to the center of high-quality native content. From the team behind the FluentU program comes the FluentU Spanish YouTube.
The channel is packed full of videos, breakdowns, reviews and all that good stuff that reminds an advanced Spanish speaker why they started learning in the first place! With enticing footage, quality recommendations and content from across the Spanish-speaking world, it’s a great way to keep pushing the boundaries of your Spanish learning (even as an advanced speaker). Best of all, they’re entertaining and diverse, meaning you’ll find something that suits your needs—even if what you really want is to learn Spanish through recipes!
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Second, stopover at FluentU’s post on YouTube channels dedicated to Spanish lesson videos. You’ll get a more in-depth look at some of the top channels, which should help you make a decision.
And if you enjoy the content you see on the channel and blog, you’ll enjoy learning Spanish with FluentU!
Brainscape lists what it considers to be the top 10 YouTube videos for learning Spanish here. The content of these videos ranges from comical to professional, so there’s a little something for everyone.
Want to venture outside of your YouTube comfort zone? Check out lingus.tv, a site that dedicates an entire page to advanced video lessons and provides the text of the dialogues so it’s easier to follow along.
Although LightSpeedSpanish mainly offers free Spanish audio lessons, they do provide some high-quality video lessons as well.
Señor Jordan has produced an informative video series covering a number of advanced Spanish topics. Señor Jordan is an enthusiastic guy who teaches tons of information in an entertaining way. His attitude is infectious, and his videos are well worth a view!
3. Text Lessons
Do you tend to be a more traditional learner? Do you want to amp up your Spanish skills via text lessons? Gearing up to read “Don Quixote” in its entirety sans Spanish-English dictionary? You’re in luck, as there are plenty of websites devoted to providing text-based lessons and boosting your overall reading comprehension.
Check out Practical Spanish’s section listing advanced Spanish readings. The aspect that makes these texts so informative is that the website has underlined tricky words and phrases and gives you an on-screen definition whenever you click one. Thus, the frustrating need for a dictionary is eliminated!
SpanishDaddy.com can seem a bit daunting at first due to the sheer amount of links listed on its page, but it features some really helpful lessons. For example, there’s a link teaching vocabulary for use at the gym and other practical lessons you can use in daily life.
Bowdoin’s site is similar to an online version of a Spanish textbook. It offers straightforward text lessons with some interactive tools to practice your new advanced knowledge.
LivingSpanish.com’s advanced Spanish lessons are straightforward and short but informative morsels of information. Short and sweet! These lessons are absolutely ideal for getting crystal-clear introductions to big topics and for reviewing what you’ve already learned.
The name of the site Learn Spanish Online speaks for itself. It features straightforward text lessons on grammar, verb conjugations and more advanced topics.
4. Advanced Spanish Combo Lessons
Need a one-stop shop for advanced Spanish audio, video, text and more? Look no further. Check out the following sites, which feature two or more mediums by which to learn advanced Spanish.
You’ll quickly see the appeal of LightSpeedSpanish, a blog-style site with advanced lessons merging together podcasts, video, audio and text.
Get ready to dedicate some serious time to TheSpanishBlog. They have a huge list of available advanced Spanish lessons. With 75 free lessons covering tricky topics like “Expressing probability with El Futuro and El Conditional,” one can easily spend hours learning from this site. The lessons generally feature videos, notes and questions to assist you in your learning. Many of the lessons feature multiple parts, so you really get an in-depth learning experience.
DonQuijote is a veteran Spanish-learning site with tons of free resources for advanced learners including text and video lessons as well as practice activities and a “word of the day” section. Furthermore, the comprehensive site provides tips to get the most out of your Spanish studies.
LivingSpanishClassroom offers complete lessons that combine essential elements of learning Spanish such as grammar and vocabulary. Their lessons include practice activities and are interactive to keep learners engaged.
Don’t be deceived by the name of the site Spanish Listening, as it isn’t solely dedicated to audio. The lessons on the site are comprised of multiple parts, including videos, self-quizzes and additional practice.
The website Lengalia provides a wealth of information in multiple forms for advanced learners. Browse their page for podcasts, video lessons and tons of thoroughly-researched information regarding the culture of Spanish-speaking countries. Keep in mind that you must pay a small fee for full access to all of their resources, but there are samples of lessons available for free.
5. Time to Practice!
While many of the above sites feature interactive activities to practice your newfound knowledge, you may still find yourself craving more ways to test your skills. The following are places to venture for just that purpose.
The website of The Denver Library compiles a number of sites for advanced Spanish practice. The links featured on this comprehensive site lead to online games, quizzes and more.
Practice reading, writing, verb conjugation and more at Spanish-resources.com. The practice activities focus on a number of topics ranging from cultures of Spanish-speaking countries to Spanish listening and reading tests.
Although it isn’t a very flashy or colorful site, Trinity.edu features tons of practice exercises great for advanced Spanish learning.
Check out todo-claro for some activities to practice advanced Spanish topics, mainly advanced grammar.
The University of Texas, Austin features activities to practice grammar, vocabulary, phrases and audio comprehension via podcasts. Once you have mastered their advanced tasks, feel free to move on to their superior level.
Bring your Spanish studies with you wherever you go by listening to advanced podcasts recommended by FluentU! Download the podcasts and listen to them in the car, in bed while you fall asleep or wherever you desire.
So, are you feeling overwhelmed by options yet? Good!
Get clicking and may your advanced Spanish studies continue to lead you to your Spanish language learning goals.
And One More Thing…
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Other sites use scripted content. FluentU uses a natural approach that helps you ease into the Spanish language and culture over time. You’ll learn Spanish as it’s actually spoken by real people.
FluentU has a wide variety of videos, as you can see here:
FluentU brings native videos within reach with interactive transcripts. You can tap on any word to look it up instantly. Every definition has examples that have been written to help you understand how the word is used. If you see an interesting word you don’t know, you can add it to a vocab list.
Review a complete interactive transcript under the Dialogue tab, and find words and phrases listed under Vocab.
Learn all the vocabulary in any video with FluentU’s robust learning engine. Swipe left or right to see more examples of the word you’re on.
The best part is that FluentU keeps track of the vocabulary that you’re learning, and gives you extra practice with difficult words. It'll even remind you when it’s time to review what you’ve learned. Every learner has a truly personalized experience, even if they’re learning with the same video.
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