"SpanishHour is one of the best resources I've seen for quickly learning Spanish..."
- Graciela Susana Boruszko, PhD
Spanish Professor at Pepperdine University
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A proven approach to learning Spanish

To speak Spanish, you need just two things:

  1. You need to know the words that make up the language (the vocabulary)
  2. You need to know the rules for putting those words together (the grammar)

Learn the grammar and the vocabulary, and you can form an infinite number of sentences and say whatever you want!

SpanishHour teaches you a little bit of grammar and vocabulary every day in short and easy one-hour lessons.

By the end of the 50 day program, you’ll know everything you need to speak Spanish at a very high level. After that, all it will take is practice to become fluent.



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As easy as 1-2-3

In your journey to learn Spanish, you will be guided every step of the way.

Each day's lesson is broken down into 3 easy steps. Our guided program automatically moves you from one step to the next, and once you've completed step 3, that's it! You’re one day closer to mastering Spanish!


Step 1: Short daily video lessons by a native Spanish speaker

Every day starts with a set of bite-sized video presentations (usually adding up to just 3 or 4 minutes in length) where a native Spanish speaking professor teaches you the grammar concept for the day. He does this using a whiteboard style platform, speaking while typing and handwriting the presentation in real-time so that it feels like you're watching and hearing him teach in an actual classroom.


Step 2: Fun and easy Flashcard Blitz to learn the vocabulary

Flashcards are a tried and true way of memorizing new vocabulary and our Flashcard Blitz game uses them to quickly familiarize you with the day’s vocab list. It first starts with the easy Single Card Blitz for initial exposure to the words--you’ll both see and hear each of the words and reinforce the knowledge by typing them. It then progresses on to the more challenging Three Card Blitz. Students are always amazed at how effective this game is for quickly learning dozens of new Spanish words in one sitting!


Step 3: Hands-on grammar practice with the Grammar Training Lab

It's hard enough learning new grammar and applying the rules without also getting hung up on the vocabulary! Our grammar training lab allows you to drag and drop words to construct sentences. You don't have to know the vocabulary off the top of your head, but you will definitely need to know the grammar--how to conjugate the verbs, what pronouns and articles to use, matching the adjectives to agree with their nouns, and the other little details involved in properly constructing sentences in Spanish. These exercises incorporate recently learned vocabulary to reinforce what you practiced in Step 2!


You're done! Move on to the next day.

By the time you complete Steps 1 through 3, you should be fairly comfortable with the day's vocabulary and grammar. At this point, you will be presented with some optional activities to further practice what you've learned, or if you're in a rush, you can move right on to the next day's lesson!

Optional activities include a typed grammar quiz (no dragging and dropping here--you have to apply the grammar concepts and vocabulary and form complete answers from scratch!), relevant articles to increase your grammar expertise, crossword puzzles to practice the vocabulary, and much more!




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Here's what you’ll learn in 50 days

SpanishHour's 50-day course teaches you everything you would typically learn in two years of college Spanish classes! This means that you learn all of the verb tenses, moods, and sentence constructs you need to speak flawless Spanish like a native.

See below what is covered in each lesson:


 Grammar SectionsVocabulary Sections
Day 1Definite and Indefinite ArticlesThe Articles and a Few Nouns
Day 2Determining Noun GenderThe Classroom
Day 3Using AccentsColors and Numbers
Day 4Agreeing AdjectivesCommon Descriptive Adjectives and Adjective Cognates
Day 5The 12 Subject PronounsAcademic Subjects and Days and Months
Day 6Basic Verb ConjugationStarter Verbs
Day 7Ser – To BeAdjectives for Personality
Day 8Telling TimeWords for the Home
Day 9Ser or Estar?Adjectives for Emotion
Day 10Expressing OwnershipNouns and Verbs around the House
Day 11An Introduction to Irregular VerbsTalking about the Weather
Day 12Coming and GoingThe Seasons
Day 13Stem-changing VerbsNouns for the City and Common Stem-changing Verbs
Day 14Yes or No?Transportation and Large Numbers
Day 15Reflexive VerbsCommon Reflexive Verbs
Day 16This, That, Here, or ThereIn the Restaurant
Day 17The Present ParticipleAt the Supermarket
Day 18Indirect ObjectsTraveling
Day 19Expressing Like or DislikeA Wedding
Day 20PrepositionsCommon Prepositions
Day 21The Simple Past TenseVacationing
Day 22Direct ObjectsOrdinal Numbers
Day 23Irregular Verbs in the PreteriteHotels and Reservations
Day 24Stem-changing Verbs in the PreteriteGoing to the Beach
Day 25Forming Complex SentencesRelatives and Marital Status
Day 26The Imperfect IndicativeJobs
Day 27"Por" and "Para"Making Music and Sports
Day 28Formal CommandsUsing the Computer
Day 29The Impersonal and Passive VoiceCars and Driving
Day 30Verbs that Change MeaningGoing Shopping
Day 31The Past ProgressiveClothing
Day 32Unequal ComparisonsLandscape and Geography
Day 33Equal ComparisonsDriving Instructions
Day 34Introduction to the SubjunctiveGoing to the Doctor
Day 35The Subjunctive with EmotionsSicknesses and Cures
Day 36The Subjunctive with DoubtMoney
Day 37Irregular Verbs in the SubjunctiveAt the Artisan Marketplace
Day 38Using the Definite ArticleCountries
Day 39Informal CommandsFood and Nutrition
Day 40Adverbial ConjunctionsIn the Kitchen
Day 41The Present Perfect TenseAnimals
Day 42The Present Perfect SubjunctiveThe Environment
Day 43The Imperfect SubjunctiveCelebrations and Culture
Day 44The Past PerfectBeliefs and Superstitions
Day 45"Que" and "Quien"Art
Day 46"Cuál" vs. "Qué"Production of Goods
Day 47The Future TenseCrime and Social Problems
Day 48The Conditional TenseMovies
Day 49Unlikely SituationsTelevision
Day 50The Passive VoiceAncient Civilizations


As you can see, with our highly structured program, learning just a little bit each day really adds up!

By the end of Day 20, you will be able to fully express yourself in the present tense, limited only by your vocabulary.

By the end of Day 33, you will officially be an intermediate level Spanish student, capable of speaking of the past, the present and the future. At this point, as long as you carry a dictionary with you, you could travel to any Spanish-speaking country and express any idea you desire, although not everything you say would be 100% grammatically correct.

By the end of Day 50, you will have a large vocabulary and will be capable of speaking perfect Spanish. All you will need is practice to develop your speed and fluency. Supplementary games, articles, and other activities within SpanishHour will help you to get that practice.

Here's what a couple of members had to say about their experience with SpanishHour's 50-Day Course:


"I really am getting a lot out of your site and think the daily exercises are incredible... I have been trying to learn for about two years now and your site is hands down the best one I have come across. It is head and shoulders above anything else I have tried..."
- Michael, Houston, TX


"The program is great. It is thorough, well thought-out, and, yes, fun! It is straightforward, does not bury the learner in useless details but at the same time goes in depth. I really, really like it.

I have learned more in a couple of days than with many other online programs I tried. Even if I am a French-speaker! (English is my third language). Though clearly oriented towards the US market, it fills gaps no other programs does. This is exactly what I was looking for, for months now!"

- Anne-Marie, Quebec, Canada


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Perfect for beginner students

SpanishHour starts from the very beginning, teaching you the alphabet and the sounds in Spanish and gently guiding you into the most basic rules of Spanish language.

Even if you've never studied Spanish before, our approach of teaching you just a little bit every day and reinforcing it with lots of exercises with detailed guidance and explanation means that you'll have no trouble quickly and confidently progressing through our 50 day course.


Master the most difficult concepts in Spanish

Many Spanish professors say that the biggest thing that differentiates a high-level Spanish speaker from an intermediate student is his or her ability to comfortably and correctly use the subjunctive mood. This is an entire separate set of verb forms that are used to express doubt, conjecture, emotion, and other subjective ideas. You can speak perfectly understandable Spanish without ever learning how to use the subjunctive mood, but knowing how to use it allows you to express yourself with greater precision.

Starting from Day 34, our course focuses heavily on teaching the different uses of the subjunctive mood and incorporates tons of exercises to reinforce the rules and concepts.

By the end of the course, you will have had heavy exposure to all of the most advanced concepts in Spanish grammar.

Also, our supplemental activities and games can help you to expand your vocabulary, develop your listening comprehension, and master verb conjugation--all critical elements of speaking fluently and quickly.

Develop your Listening Comprehension with pure audio drills

The main idea of SpanishHour's 50 Day Course is that if you learn all of the grammar and vocabulary, all you will need is practice to speak like a native.

That being said, SpanishHour offers various activities that will help you to develop your ability to understand what you are hearing.

Every lesson includes a vocab list with pronunciations of the words, and Flashcard Blitz incorporates audio for thousands of words for you to get used to not only seeing the words, but hearing them as well.

Outside of the framework of the main study course is a database of special listening comprehension drills which lets you listen to short pieces of a conversation and to four possible audio responses--you then choose the appropriate response. These drills come in ten different categories to cover common situations you might find yourself in as a tourist and the vocabulary unique to them; situations include being at the airport, in a restaurant or hotel, out with a friend, renting an apartment, and much more.


Learn Latin-American Spanish with a focus on universally-understood vocabulary

Our Spanish course is designed to teach you Spanish that will allow you to be fully understood in any Latin American Spanish-speaking country.

Each South American and Central American country has its own idiosyncrasies and slang, but our selected vocabulary is designed to be as country-neutral as possible. Some of the words you learn may not be commonly used in the country you decide to visit, but will almost certainly be understood. As you spend time in a specific country, you will quickly adapt to their local flavor of Spanish.

You will also have no trouble conversing with people from Spain. There will be some differences in vocabulary and pronunciation, and they may find your use of ustedes instead of vosotros very formal, but you will still be able to carry on high-level conversations without any problems.

Study at your own pace

Each day's activities are designed to take roughly one hour to complete. Depending on your level of Spanish and the difficulty of the particular day's lesson, you may spend more or less time completing a lesson.

You can go as quickly or as slowly as you'd like. Some members complete the first two weeks of the course in just the first couple of days but then slow down once they reach topics they're not as familiar with.




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Read what professors had to say about SpanishHour

The following professors have reviewed SpanishHour’s materials--the course outline and organization, the teaching and accuracy of instruction, the effectiveness of the provided exercises and activities, and the overall quality of the program--and have agreed to allow us to publish their findings here.


“I've taught Spanish for over 30 years in multiple universities in the United States,Europe, and Latin America in many different countries including France, Argentina, Ecuador and Peru. SpanishHour is one of the best resources I've seen for quickly learning Spanish grammar and vocabulary. It is a clear, concise, and user-friendly way to learn Spanish, regardless of your current level. The well-designed progressive presentation of grammar, the participation of native speakers, and the inclusion of a generous amount of practice in many formats is an asset for all kinds of learning styles. I would not hesitate to recommend SpanishHour to anyone looking for a quick, effective, yet in-depth Spanish course.”
Graciela Susana Boruszko, PhD
Spanish Professor at Pepperdine University

“I closely reviewed SpanishHour and found it to be a very easy to use program that teaches the most important components that are needed to learn Spanish. It smoothly takes students from the most elementary level of grammar to the advanced, emphasizes vocabulary building, and includes tools to exercise listening comprehension and pronunciation. What impressed me most about SpanishHour is that it succeeded in making grammar accessible, easy to learn, and even enjoyable. Using a variety of tools, supplemental activities, and games, it makes the Spanish learning process fun. SpanishHour is an excellent program for anybody wanting to learn Spanish on their own.”
Vilma Navarro-Daniels, PhD
Spanish Professor at Washington State University

“I have taught Spanish by immersion, Spanish as a second language, Spanish for adults, etc., and there is no way to completely succeed at learning to speak Spanish without knowing the grammar. A good foundation of grammar and vocabulary gives students a lot more potential and makes it easier and faster to become a fluent Spanish speaker. SpanishHour is a very complete course that covers the most relevant and fundamental grammar points and vocabulary of the Spanish language. It's actually very similar to what I teach in class and would equal or correspond to at least four semesters (2 years) of college Spanish. Completing SpanishHour's 50-day course would put you in a position to rapidly develop your speaking abilities by practicing what you learned in conversation. I absolutely recommend SpanishHour; it is an entertaining, innovative, and effective approach to learning Spanish.”
Laura Lopez
Spanish Professor at the University of North Carolina in Greensboro

SpanishHour is a powerful tool that can be used on its own or as a supplement to any first, second, or even third-year Spanish program. The program is very user-friendly and you will find hours upon hours of activities to practice and improve your Spanish. Short, concise, and to-the-point videos introduce the grammar; audio files and interactive flashcards present the vocabulary; and various exercises with immediate and useful feedback help you to master the grammar points. The "Tower of Conjugation" game is a great tool for practicing the complex and elusive forms of the Spanish verb system and the other games are a fun way to learn and practice new vocabulary. Students of Spanish of all ages will benefit from this fun, interactive educational program. I'm glad to have found out about SpanishHour; I will be telling many of my students about this one-of-a-kind resource.”
Héctor Campos, PhD
Spanish Professor at Georgetown University
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