Have you ever heard a person say, “I took three years of high school Spanish and don’t speak a word.” Can language be learned in a classroom? A typical class has 30 students, last 60 minutes and has one teacher. The key to remembering the meaning of a word or sentence is pronunciation. If you can’t say a word you will not remember its meaning. To master pronunciation requires speaking Spanish. If the teacher is able to speak with every student in a 60-minute class, each student will be able to practice pronunciation for two minutes.  A desktop, laptop, tablet or smartphone can provide unlimited time and repetition to master pronunciation and achieve fluency. At home, at school, at the library, or at the park, basic Spanish lessons for beginners online allows the learner to see it, hear it, say it, write it as many times as needed to become bilingual.

Where is secondary student to turn? The secondary classroom typically provides a good foundation for grammar. What is needed is practice speaking Spanish. There are a number of online alternatives which can be Googled: basic Spanish tutorial, Spanish tutorial for beginners, best website to learn Spanish or how to speak basic Spanish. All of these suggestions will take the student to sites that combine the Audio Lingual Method with modern online learning using the see it, hear it say it, write it teaching method used at the United States Department of Foreign Language Institute.