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Spanish is one of the most spoken languages in the world and is the second most spoken language in the United States, after English. It is very common to find signs in public and private business written in both English and Spanish. Because this bilingual trend continues upward, it would be a good idea to have a basic grasp of Spanish. The following links will guide you through videos and Web sites to help you get started with learning Spanish.

Maestro Kaplan Video Series: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FmM6s7c9T-k&list=PLE_bn-m80J1o7EZHD3LBuMksKgpm-jl98

123 Teach Me: http://123teachme.com/
This site is divided into four main sections:
Verb Conjugator: Conjugation tables show the various tenses of many verbs.
Spanish Sentence Maker: Entering a Spanish word allows users to view sample sentences containing this word and learn how it is often used in context.
Spanish Text Translator: Text boxes allow phrases or sentences to be translated from English to Spanish or from Spanish to English.
Miscellaneous: Also on the site are Resources for Learning Spanish, Free Online Spanish Games, Spanish for Kids, Daily Spanish Resources (Word, Phrase, and Verb of the Day), Spanish Verb Conjugation, and Spanish Courses.
Aprender Español (Learn Spanish): http://www.aprenderespanol.org/
This Spanish Web site features hundreds of exercises to learn Spanish online. Categories for these exercises follow: Grammar, Verbs, Songs, Stories, Lectures, and Videos.
Best Spanish Websites: http://www.uni.edu/becker/Spanish3.html
This page links to hundreds of other sites with helpful Spanish information. Materials include Verbs, Vocabulary, Worksheets, Games, Newspapers, Travel Info, Search Engines, Quizzes, and Translation Services, along with many others.
¡Es fácil! (It’s easy!): http://www.esfacil.eu/
This page has three main sections to help enhance Spanish skills.
Grammar: Information on the alphabet, word stress, numbers, time, and “Por or Para?” is available.
Verb Conjugations: Tables on this page include the most common tenses of over 1,000 Spanish verbs.
Exercises: Practice with numbers and verbs can help to enhance these specific Spanish skills.
Spanish Dict: http://www.spanishdict.com/
SpanishDict.com provides translation resources for sentences and shorter sayings. It also features verb conjugation tables showing the correct forms for various tenses of verbs. In addition, ten categories of grammar resources and exercises provide opportunities to practice these skills.
Study Spanish: http://www.studyspanish.com/
This site provides resources to help speak Spanish conversationally or in more formal settings. Lots of free materials are available, along with additional information for paid subscribers. The site comprises five main sections:
Pronunciation: Exercises cover topics such as vowels, consonants, intonation, and diphthongs.
Grammar: Over 100 separate grammar topics are available, such as parts of speech, stem-changing verbs, pronouns, and various verb tenses.
Vocabulary: Categories of vocabulary words allow you to read and hear the items. Also, practice exercises are available to test your understanding of these words.
Verb Drills: These drills provide an assessment after learning some Spanish verbs. The verb information is elsewhere on the site.
Features and Resources: This page’s categories are Study Abroad, Travel Helper, Cultural Notes, Conversation Course, and Daily Word.