Baselang Review - Know Exactly What To Expect Before Paying (2023)

Learning Spanish was difficult for me. I did basically everything wrong.

I used to think that immersion was the key to learning a language and that by simply being in Spanish speaking countries that I would naturally soak up the language around me.

I thought I was going to be fluent in 6-months, a year tops.

That didn’t happen.

While I eventually did get to a level of Spanish where I could talk about most things comfortably, it took three years of living in eight different Latin American countries.

I honestly believe that if I had used Baselang instead of relying on immersion, I could have reached a higher level of Spanish in 3-6 months instead of three years. In my defense, I don’t think Baselang existed at the time.

It has been a few years since I’ve used much Spanish. I moved to China and have since been focused on learning Mandarin. But, for the purpose of writing this review, I was given the opportunity to try out Baselang and dive back into Spanish.

This review is going to take an exceptionally detailed look at what it’s like to use Baselang. It’ll be split up into the following sections:

Table of Contents

  • What is Baselang?
  • Getting Started
  • Scheduling Lessons
  • The Teachers
  • The Classes
  • Baselang’s Curriculum
  • DELE
  • Ethical Considerations
  • Weaknesses
  • Alternatives

What is Baselang?

Baselang is a platform that offers unlimited one-on-one online Spanish lessons for $149 per month.

That’s about all I knew about Baselang before I got started.

There were a few questions that I felt could make this service amazing or could completely ruin it.

  • Is it really unlimited?
  • Will there be teachers available when I want to take classes?
  • Is there any sort of curriculum?
  • Are the teachers any good?
  • Would a student get enough use out of it?

The short answer to all of these questions is… YES!

I’ll answer these questions and a lot more later on in more detail.

Getting Started With Baselang

Perhaps the best part about getting started with Baselang is that you can try it for only $1 for the first 7-days. With that, you can take as many classes as you can handle, try out the curriculum and teachers, and see if it’s right for you.

After getting started, you’ll receive an email with some instructions about what to do next.

Most of this isn’t all that exciting, for example, you’ll need to download Zoom (a platform similar to Skype), set-up your account info, timezone, and a few other quick tasks.

They’ll also send you a link to their Memrise group. This is aligned with their curriculum and it’s one of those little things that Baselang does that is an indicator that they’re serious about getting you fluent in Spanish.

Then, you’re basically good to go to schedule a class. Though, you may want to spend a few minutes looking around and checking out their platform first.

Scheduling lessons

There are two ways to schedule a class – by time or by teacher.

The quickest way is to book your class is by time.

You’ll see a list of available time slots over the next five days. By default, each individual class is 30 minutes. But you can combine classes to be as long as you’d like.

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By clicking on the clock option, you’ll be able to see which time slots have the same teacher available for 2 or more classes. All you need to do is select the number of 30-minute classes you’d like to take and go to the next step.

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For each time slot, you’ll see which teachers are available. You’ll also see their introduction video, as well as a list of their interests and strengths. You can select the teacher you’d like to work with for each class period.

In this example, I’d be booking a 90-minute lesson with Adik El.

One of my favorite things about Baselang is the option to schedule lessons at the last minute.

There have been several instances where I’ve scheduled a class only a few minutes before it began. No other tutoring platform has that much flexibility.

For someone like me, who hates to schedule ahead, this leads to me taking more classes than I otherwise would have simply because I don’t need to plan ahead to do it. I can be sitting on the couch and think to myself that I should take a Spanish lesson.

More often than not, there was a tutor available within the next 30 minutes.

The other option to book your class is by teacher.

This works well if you have one or a few teachers that you really like to work with and don’t mind planning ahead a bit more.

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When you’re completely new to Baselang, booking classes by the teacher isn’t going to be the most convenient option. This is because there are over 100 teachers on Baselang so scrolling by name doesn’t make much sense to do.

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However, once you’ve begun taking classes, you’ll be able to start giving ratings to your teachers. After you’ve done this, searching by teacher becomes more useful as it’ll show the rating you gave to each teacher.

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One thing that I really love about this is that the ratings are private.

Working with tutors is a very personal thing. The perfect tutor for one person will be the worst one for another. People have vastly different learning and personality styles.

For most people, if they use a service like italkior Verblingto find a tutor, they’ll end up giving everybody a 5-star rating. It makes sense to do so. Nobody likes giving a bad rating just because your personalities didn’t match.

This private rating system is a great way to mark your favorite teachers and remember which ones you didn’t mesh with particularly well. This is especially important since, given the unlimited nature of Baselang’s lessons, you’ll likely end up talking with a lot of different tutors (if you want to that is).

One other cool feature is that you’ll be able to book classes with your favorite teacher 2 days before anybody else can.

Classes are available from 6 am to midnight Eastern US time.

I’ve seen some online language schools that advertise classes being available pretty much whenever you’d like. Often though, this isn’t the case. Typically, most language schools, won’t have enough teachers available. So, if you’ll often find that no teachers are free when you want to take a class.

This isn’t the case with Baselang. I found that it was quite rare that I wanted to take a class and there was nobody free. Usually, someone would be available within a few hours, and more often than not, available within the next half hour.

This is a huge deal. After all, what good is unlimited tutoring if all the teachers are booked. In my experience using Baselang, there were very few instances that I wanted to take a class and someone wasn’t immediately available.

The teachers

There are a lot of teachers on Baselang. I didn’t take the time to actually count the total number, but I would be surprised if it were under 100.

Most of the teachers are from Venezuela, though some are from other parts of Latin America.

I think it’s worth taking a little bit of time to talk more about this and what it’ll mean for you. I’ll talk a bit more about the reasons for this and ethical implications later on. I’m sure the vast majority of Spanish learners aren’t planning on going to Venezuela anytime soon.

Does it make sense to take Spanish lessons from a Venezuelan teacher if you’re planning on going to Mexico, Argentina, Spain, or any of the other Spanish speaking countries in the world?

I think it does. I’ve spent between one and nine months in eight different Latin American countries and although I’ve never been to Spain, I have some friends from there.

The Spanish language varies slightly from country to country. Different countries will have different slang and sometimes say things in a slightly different way. In Spain, the difference is a bit larger, but still not that significant.

The vast majority of Spanish from Venezuela is no different than Spanish from anywhere else. If you learn Venezuelan Spanish, you’ll be understood wherever you go. In fact, Venezuelan Spanish is much more neutral than that of most countries.

My recommendation would be to use Baselang to get your Spanish to a high level and worry about the local peculiarities later.

In my experience of traveling around throughout Latin America, it doesn’t take long to pick up the local stuff. Whether that’s using gueyand chingonin Mexico, boludoand chein Argentina, or parceroand chéverein Colombia, you’ll pick that stuff up easily.

You’ll likely even find yourself picking up the local pronunciation and accent. I know my Spanish pronunciation became more Argentinian after spending 8 months there.

With so many teachers, there’s quite a bit of variety when it comes to their ages, interests, and strengths.

From my understanding, not all of them have earned teaching degrees, but they’ve all undergone some teacher training.

I think quite a few teachers are university students though there are teachers of all ages on Baselang.

You can search and filter through all of Baselang’s teachers.

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Here you’ll be able to see each teacher’s interest, give them a private rating, and watch their introduction video.

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Unfortunately, I didn’t really find it that useful to spend much time looking through the teachers in this way. It would be nice if you could see their availability easily in this tab or filter the results to see who’s available on a certain day.

However, the only real way to get much use out of searching teachers like this would be to write down the teachers you think you’d like to have classes with, then use the book class by teacher option, where you’ll need to find their name in the drop-down list of teachers.

It’s not particularly convenient, but seeing all of the teachers here will give you a better idea of the different teachers available.

You can try baselang out for one week for only $1. If you sign-up using the link below, you’ll get $10 off your first month.

If you end up purchasing a plan and later decide that it’s not for you, Baselang will pay you $20 as an apology for wasting your time.

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The Classes

The classes are completely flexible. They can be whatever you want them to be. A great thing that we’ll talk about later is that Baselang actually has a really solid curriculum to guide you when you don’t know what to do next.

For now, let’s talk about the classes, starting with my first class.

One thing that I really like about Baselang is just how quick it is to actually get in a class and started right away. I spent a little bit of time looking around the platform and then decided to jump into a class starting soon.

This first class gave me a bit of an introduction to Baselang. The teacher asked me a bit about my goals with Spanish, why I was taking classes, and about my interests. She used some of their materials and asked me to answer some questions in Spanish to better assess my current level.

She gave me some good feedback about what I should focus on.

For the first few classes, I kept mixing up Spanish and Chinese. Later on, this got better, at least until someone delivered a package during my lesson and I started talking to him in Spanish.

From then on, I was ready to start jumping into classes.

I didn’t spend much time trying to schedule things out ahead of time (I hate doing that). Instead, I just took classes with whoever was available when I got the itch to practice Spanish.

As I mentioned before, the classes are scheduled in 30-minute slots but you can schedule as many slots as you’d like and see when the same teacher is available for multiple slots.

One thing you’ll find is that even if it’s a 30-minute class, you’ll usually find it to be closer to 25 minutes. The reason for this is that it may take a few minutes for them to finish their previous class.

You can do whatever you want in the classes.

I really like the option to be able to choose how I spend my class time. Sometimes I may want to focus on grammar or work my way through their curriculum. Other times, I might just want to chat for a while.

Some of my favorite rappers (Lil Supaand Apache) are from Venezuela. If I were a bit more focused on Spanish right now, I’d definitely want to spend some time dissecting their lyrics.

Similarly, you can share some of your Spanish writing, ask for help understanding a video, and structure the classes however you’d like.

At the beginning of each class, the teacher will usually ask what you’d like to do in this class. If it’s only a 30-minute class and it’s a new teacher, you may end up just skipping over the introduction part and jumping right in.

This actually worked better than I expected. While I’d always like to get to know my teachers well, sometimes you may just want to jump right into the lesson instead of having the same “Where are you from?” conversation again. I think the teachers did a good job of adjusting to how I wanted to spend the time.

All of the lessons take place on Zoom – a platform quite similar to Skype.

Zoom is easy to use and doesn’t take much time to get used to using. They say that it’s similar to Skype but has a better connection. That seems to be true.

That said, sometimes the internet connection isn’t great. In the lessons I took, there was occasionally a little bit of lag in the video but rarely was it anything serious enough to affect the lesson. Only in one class was the connection a serious problem.

I think it was on the teacher’s side and I made a note to myself not to take classes with that teacher anymore. But, that may not have been fair as it could have easily been a problem with my own internet. I do live in China and occasionally have issues with my internet as well.

Baselang’s Curriculum

When I first heard of Baselang’s unlimited Spanish classes, I didn’t realize they had a curriculum. This takes it from something that would be good value to serious and self-motivated students, to something that I would recommend to anyone learning Spanish (provided they have enough time to make full use of the platform).

Baselang’s curriculum is split into their Core Lessons and Electives.

Let’s first take a look at the Core Lessons.

The following is how Baselang describes their core curriculum.

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Each level has anywhere from 6 to 30 lessons. One thing that really impressed me was the quality of their Sounds of Spanishcourse found in level 0.

I never put much effort into learning Spanish pronunciation and have the typical gringo accent. I quickly picked up a lot of useful information about improving my pronunciation from Baselang.

Don’t make the mistakes I did with Spanish – work on your pronunciation early on!

The lessons are designed to quickly get you speaking and conversational.

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The lessons cover everything. I was seriously impressed by the thoroughness of their curriculum. The content quality is as good, or better than any textbook but it’s not meant to be worked through independently.

That makes sense. There’s not much need to work through the lessons by yourself when you paid for unlimited classes.

I worked through several of the level 6 lessons with a teacher. It worked pretty well. They’d open the slides on their computer and then share the screen during the lesson. You can also go in and preview or review the lessons on your own.

Because I already speak a decent amount of Spanish, I ended up jumping into level 6. I think a better way, and what they recommend those who haven’t studied for a long time to do is to start at the beginning but just fly through the lessons quickly.

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I think that would have been a good idea for me as there were some pretty basic things that I’d forgotten, but once I encountered it again, it came right back to me.

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Plus, even if the lesson is pretty simple, such as learning some vocabulary that you already know, you can go ahead and expand upon it. For example, if one of the words in the lesson is guardar, you can easily practice forming sentences with it.

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As you work through the lessons, you can mark them as complete. You can of course jump around however you’d like. If you want to try a level 8 class or review some basics at level 2, that’s your call.

But, if you want to officially pass a level and have this reflected in your Baselang profile, you’ll need to complete an hour-long verbal test.

I was really surprised by this. Again, it’s one of those things that makes me feel like Baselang is really focused on getting students to become fluent Spanish speakers.

I was also surprised that they start requiring the elective classes to officially pass the level at level 4 as well. Of course, these are optional and you can do whatever you want!

I initially had some mixed feelings regarding the electives. Let’s take a look at those now.

The elective lessons

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There are lots of topics for the electives with a varying number of lessons included. They seem to be structured fairly similarly to the regular core lessons, except they go into much more depth.

By working through the elective lessons, you’ll be able to talk about any of these themes quite confidently. It’s really impressive just how deep some of these lessons go. If, for example, you’re working in a hospital, you’ll be able to learn just about everything you would need to know in their Medicine elective.

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I get it though. Not many people would be interested in taking 7 lessons about the Endocrine System. If they didn’t charge for these lessons, I doubt it would make financial sense for Baselang to add this type of lesson.

And, if you’re working in a hospital, paying the $29 to unlock this elective is almost certainly money well spent.

To give you a better understanding of the electives in general, but more specifically the medical elective, check out this video which explains things a bit more.

While electives are required to pass the Baselang curriculum, they offer enough free electives that you would never need to pay. There are a lot of free electives to choose from, so if there’s nothing you’d feel that excited about paying for, then there’s no need to.

My initial disappointment in seeing that some of the electives cost money was replaced by a feeling of, “Oh, that’s pretty cool that they have that.”

They’re also continuing to add more lessons to these electives.

You can try baselang out for one week for only $1. If you sign-up using the link below, you’ll get $10 off your first month.

If you end up purchasing a plan and later decide that it’s not for you, Baselang will pay you $20 as an apology for wasting your time.

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One of the first things you’ll see if you visit Baselang is that they offer two types of classes. The first and most popular one, which is what this article has been focused on is for learning Spanish to use in the real world.

The second option is for DELE exam prep. The DELE is an official certificate issued by the Spanish Instituto Cervantes. It’s the most widely accepted certificate of Spanish proficiency.

Baselang’s DELE exam prep classes cost $199 per month, compared to the $149 for the real world classes.

Their course is designed to take up from A2 to C1 level, so you should already be past the very beginner stage before beginning.

They’ll also include mock exams and homework that aligns with the lessons.

I can’t comment too much on this program as I haven’t tried it. Most students would be best off with the real world classes but this could be a good option if you’re interested in passing the DELE exam.

Ethical Considerations

I’m not an expert on Venezuelan politics and am not going to pretend to be. What I do know is that life in Venezuela is extremely difficult right now.

Inflation is out of control and the prices of everything are constantly rising. Food and medicine are in short supply and Venezuelans are forced to make difficult decisions. You can read a bit more about life in Venezuela in this article by The Guardian.

Baselang’s teachers are living in a country undergoing a major crisis.

It’s fair to wonder, by using Baselang are you helping them or exploiting their situation?

Without a doubt, Baselang’s teachers are much better off because of their job at Baselang. They earn a relatively (within Venezuela) high salary with frequent raises to match the increases in the cost of living and inflation.

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The teachers also have the benefit of being able to work from home. To you or I, this might just be a nice convenience perk of a job. But in Venezuela, where it can be dangerous to leave your house, this is a huge advantage.

Every teacher I asked about how they liked working for Baselang responded enthusiastically. They earn the same amount of money regardless of whether or not someone schedules a class with them.

Having said that, the fact that tutors are from Venezuela and other Latin American countries with lower wages is why Baselang can afford to offer unlimited Spanish classes at their current prices.

While this may be uncomfortable for some, you are benefitting from the fact that wages are so low in Latin America.

However, that doesn’t mean you’re exploiting the teachers and their situation.

The teachers are in a much better situation because they’re able to work for Baselang than if they didn’t have the opportunity. Without Baselang, many would be unemployed or earning far less money than they are now.

From everything that I’ve seen, Baselang is doing everything they can to support their teachers and help them out.

In the past, they donated 1% of their revenue to educating people from low communities within South America. They’ve stopped doing this but instead are in the process of establishing their own non-profit within Venezuela. This way they’ll be able to use the money more effectively.

The situation in Venezuela is absolutely terrible. But, without a doubt, the teachers are much better off because they’re working with Baselang.

Baselang’s Weaknesses

I like Baselang a lot but no product is perfect or couldn’t be improved.

The biggest reason not to use Baselang is if you don’t have enough time or money. For most people, spending $149 per month is a decision worth thinking about.

You shouldn’t use Baselang if you don’t have enough time to really make the most of it.

If that’s the case, there are more suitable Spanish courses that are worth considering.

Some quick math will show that if you’re paying between $8-$10 per hour for online Spanish classes, that you’d need to take 3-4 hours per week to make Baselang better value than the alternatives.

Personally, I’d adjust this down a little to around 2-3 hours of classes per week. The reason being that even alternatives that I like (italki) don’t offer everything Baselang offers. The curriculum is a huge benefit.

Very few teachers will be able to guide your learning as well as Baselang’s curriculum does, and the ones that can likely charge more than $10/hour.

The second reason that I’d adjust the number of classes you’d need to break even compared to an alternative is the convenience. If you truly only have x amount of free time per week and there’s no way to study more than this point won’t apply to you.

But for myself, and I imagine a lot of other people, being able to schedule a class at the last minute makes it very easy to take more classes than you would have otherwise planned to.

Using a platform like italki puts you in a bit of an awkward situation. On the one hand, you want to take more classes to improve your Spanish. But, to take more classes, you have to spend more money. It’s understandable and easy to take fewer classes than would be ideal to avoid spending the extra money or because it’s hard to plan in advance.

You may find some minor issues with internet connections.

At some point in your Baselang lessons, you’ll probably have a class where the internet connection makes it difficult. While this probably won’t happen often, you shouldn’t expect it never to happen.

If your teacher is having a connection issue, try turning off the screen sharing or video and see if that helps. If it persists, you may have to cut your losses and consider it a lost class. If it’s a new teacher you’ve never worked with before, it may be best to avoid that teacher in the future, just in case it’s a recurring problem.

I don’t think the internet issue is a bit enough problem that you should be worried about using Baselang.


The biggest, most well-known, and best alternative to Baselang would be italki.

On italki, there are over 800 Spanish teachers. They all set their own prices and hours and you work directly with them. italki is just the platform where the scheduling happens. You’ll find teachers from all over the world with prices as low as $4/hour or as high as $40/hour.

I’m actually a huge fan of italki. There’s no resource I recommend as often to language learners.

However, Baselang is just so good that it makes Spanish the exception. If Baselang ever came out with courses in other languages like French or Chinese, then I’d probably have to start recommending italki less.

That said, if you don’t have enough time to really take advantage of Baselang or want to work with a teacher from a specific country, then definitely check out italki.

You can also read my in-depth review of italki.

A platform that’s quite similar to Verbling, but a bit more expensive and with fewer teachers than italki. Again, I’d recommend Baselang, then italki, and then Verbling in that order.

If you decide that Baselang isn’t right for you and don’t like italki for whatever reason, then take a look at Verbling.

Read our review of Verbling

Final Thoughts

I like Baselang a lot. I wish it was around when I was studying Spanish more seriously. I honestly believe that I could have reached a higher level using Baselang for 4-6 months than I did living in Latin America for a few years.

As I’m currently focused on studying Mandarin, I’m pretty jealous that there isn’t a similar platform available. If there was, I’d definitely become a paying customer.

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At some point, I hope torevisit Spanish more seriously and fix up some of my weaknesses. When that time comes, I’ll be signing up for Baselang.

You can try Baselang out for one week for only $1. If you sign-up using the link below, you’ll get $10 off your first month.

If you end up purchasing a plan and later decide that it’s not for you, Baselang will pay you $20 as an apology for wasting your time.


Is BaseLang worth the money? ›

Yes, Baselang is worth it if you take advantage of the unlimited classes. If you take at least 30 hours of classes per month, your hourly cost will be less than $5. This cost also includes a structured curriculum created by professional educators, guidance from native teachers, and a flexible scheduling system.

How long does it take to finish BaseLang? ›

No – the Grammarless program is 80 hours long. You can choose to complete it in one month (4hrs per day) or in two months (2hrs per day). However, you must complete all 80hrs of the program.

Is BaseLang free? ›

At BaseLang, you get unlimited one-on-one Spanish tutoring with professional teachers, over Zoom video chat, for just $149 a month. We focus on getting you from zero to conversationally fluent, so you can: travel or live in Spain or Latin America without living in Google Translate.

How do I get the most out of BaseLang? ›

By taking a few minutes to plan out what lessons you're going to study and quickly reviewing the curriculum, you'll save yourself a lot of time while in the lesson. This will help maximize the time you spend with BaseLang and further improve your Spanish speaking ability.

What is the best program to teach Spanish? ›

  • Rosetta Stone. Rosetta Stone helps users learn Spanish more quickly and effectively. ...
  • Duolingo. Duolingo is a superb free option for learning any language. ...
  • Rocket Languages. A superb audio course for Spanish learners. ...
  • Babbel. ...
  • Mondly. ...
  • News In Slow Spanish. ...
  • Fluenz Spanish. ...
  • Pimsleur.
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How do I cancel my BaseLang subscription? ›

First, visit and log into your account. Once you see the dashboard screen, scroll down and click “Billing” on the left, under “My Profile”. Then, tell us why you are leaving in order to confirm the cancellation. You will still have access to BaseLang for all of the time you have paid for.

How fast can you realistically learn Spanish? ›

The bottom line. If you start out as a beginner and spend an average of 1 hour per day working on your Spanish, you should able to reach conversational fluency within 8 – 12 months. That translates to roughly 250 – 350 hours of time spent.

Can I become fluent in 3 months in Spanish? ›

It is possible to learn Spanish in 3 months, but it is true that to fully master the language to a native level, you will need more time. An intensive Spanish course covering all levels (from A1 to C2) consists of 62 weeks (about 15 months in total).

How long does it realistically take to learn Spanish? ›

According to an FSI study, i.e. the Foreign Service Institute, it should take a new learner approximately 600 classroom hours to achieve conversational fluency in Spanish. They also suggest an approximate 1:1 ratio between the time spent independently studying Spanish and the time spent in a classroom.

Which is cheaper Babbel or Rosetta Stone? ›

Babbel: A 12-month course costs US $83.40 for one language. Rosetta Stone: A 12-month course costs US $95.88 for unlimited languages.

What is the best free program to learn Spanish? ›

The best app to learn Spanish for free is Duolingo. Other apps offer free content, but Duolingo offers its entire Spanish course for free. You learn all the main communication skills as well as vocabulary and basic grammar. While it's the best free app, Duolingo does have its limitations.

What is the cheapest way to learn Spanish? ›

Here are a couple popular ways to learn Spanish for free:
  • Online courses, software, and apps.
  • Language exchange/tandem learning with a native speaker.
  • Media resources like podcasts, TV shows and movies.
  • Library books and public resources.
  • Immersion learning.

How long does it take to become fluent in Spanish using Rosetta Stone? ›

It takes the average learner 50 hours to complete a chosen language with the Rosetta Stone Library Solution. If you set aside five 30-minute sessions a week, the average learner would complete their learning in 20 weeks.

How long does it take to finish Babbel Spanish? ›

The Babbel Spanish course has lessons for complete beginners to advanced learners. To learn Spanish and complete the entire Babbel course, it takes around 6 months if you spend 15 minutes per day doing the activities. However, using only Babbel won't make you fluent in Spanish.

What is the most successful way to learn Spanish? ›

7 of the Best Ways to Learn Spanish
  • Download an app on your phone. ...
  • Subscribe to a Spanish-language podcast. ...
  • Watch the news in Spanish. ...
  • Start a conversation club. ...
  • Carry a Spanish-English dictionary with you… ...
  • Sign up for a language class. ...
  • Spend time in a Spanish-speaking country.
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Can I become fluent in Spanish in 6 months? ›

If you can manage to combine being surrounded by native Spanish speakers and by the Spanish language itself, you will be able to become fluent in 6 months (given that you will put efforts into study).

Is getting a Spanish certificate worth it? ›

If you're looking to use Spanish for more professional or academic settings, it's important that you have your Spanish level officiated. You'll want to have a certificate that tells the world, and future employers, that your Spanish is great and no one needs to question your ability.

Where do Spanish teachers make the most money? ›

New Jersey is the best state, and Fairbanks is the city with the highest pay for spanish teachers.
3. Nevada.
Total Spanish Teacher Jobs:331
Average Annual Salary:$52,500
Lowest 10 Percent Earn:$37,000
Highest 10 Percent Earn:$73,000
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What is the minimum age for Baselang? ›

Students must be 18 years or older by the start date of their classes. If the student is less than 18 years old, then we would require a letter from a parent or guardian stating their consent with regards to the students' registration with the school.

What is Dele on Baselang? ›

DELE is the most widely recognized certificate of Spanish proficiency in the world, with over 60,000 tests taken each year. The test covers the four core areas of language – reading, writing, speaking, and listening. It's where the terms A1, A2, B1, B2, C1, and C2 come from. These are “official” levels of Spanish.

How do I cancel my subscription to any do? ›

Go to Settings > Account center > Payment and purchases > Subscriptions. Alternatively, open AppGallery, and go to Me > Account center > Payment and purchases > Subscriptions. Then, select and choose 'Cancel Subscription'.

What level of Spanish is considered fluent? ›

If your goal is Spanish fluency, aim for a C1 level in which you can fluently speak and express yourself. A C1 level does not mean you understand every word in the language but that you can handle most conversations and some tricky topics. The C2 level is complete mastery.

How long should I study Spanish a day to become fluent? ›

Summary: According to FSI, if you spend 3 hours per day learning Spanish, you'll achieve fluency in around six months. Reduce your Spanish time to one hour a day and, according to FSI, it will take about 1.5 years to learn. As you can see, Spanish is one of the most accessible languages for English speakers.

What is considered fluent in Spanish? ›

You are considered fluent if you can carry on a conversation without hesitation and quickly understand what is being said. You can also respond in Spanish without delay or without translating to and from English in your head. It also means you are secure in your alphabet and phonics.

What's the hardest Spanish to understand? ›

Which Spanish is hardest to understand? Chile, Puerto Rico, Dominican Republic, Cuba, and Andalusia (Spain) are a few of the places considered to speak more difficult Spanish.

How many hours a day should you study a language to become fluent? ›

The short answer is as much as possible.

Realistically, however, at least 20 minutes per day should be dedicated to learning a new language. The ideal amount of time to spend on daily study, if you can find the time, is an hour, but you don't need to cram it all in at once.

What is the easiest language to learn? ›

15 of the easiest languages to learn for English speakers - ranked
  • Frisian. Frisian is thought to be one of the languages most closely related to English, and therefore also the easiest for English-speakers to pick up. ...
  • Dutch. ...
  • Norwegian. ...
  • Spanish. ...
  • Portuguese. ...
  • Italian. ...
  • French. ...
  • Swedish.
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How many words do you need to know to be fluent in Spanish? ›

If you think about native-level fluency, you'll need to master between 20,000 and 40,000 words, and as you can see the margin is quite large. If you want to have a basic conversation, experts say that you'll just need around 3,000 words.

How many hours a day can you learn Spanish in 6 months? ›

The most widespread opinion comes from the U.S. Institute For Foreign Services (FSI). It states that it takes 600 classroom/Spanish academy hours (if you spend 3 hours per day learning Spanish, you'll achieve fluency in roughly 6 months) to achieve conversational fluency in Spanish.

What is the fastest time to learn Spanish? ›

To explain it a bit more, if you spend 3 hours every day learning Spanish, you'll achieve fluency in around six months. On the other hand, if you reduce your Spanish time to one hour a day, it will take about 1.5 years to learn, according to FSI. In any case, the hours are based on classroom instruction.

What app is better than Babbel? ›

Duolingo. This free app is widely regarded as the best alternative to Babbel, and we agree. While there is a paid version of Duolingo that users can sign up for to access additional features, most find that the free version does a great job of teaching the ins and outs of a new language.

How fast can you become fluent with Babbel? ›

Each level takes between one and two months to complete. You can expect to be able to start speaking Italian after the first level and progress to a high level of fluency after around six months. Babbel Italian has a tracking feature that allows you to follow your progress as you go through the levels.

Does Babbel still offer a lifetime subscription? ›

Babbel is one of CNET's favorite language learning apps in 2022, particularly if you want a school-type experience. Right now you can get a lifetime subscription to Babbel Language Learning software for just $199 at StackSocial, which is $400 off the usual price.

Can Babbel make you fluent? ›

Babbel currently offers 14 different languages that you can learn and become fluent in. This is an easy-to-use learning app that allows you to learn anytime anywhere. This gives you the opportunity to learn the language that you have always wanted to learn.

Is Duolingo better than Babbel? ›

Is Babbel better than Duolingo? After thoroughly testing out and reviewing each language learning program, we feel that Babbel is better than Duolingo for multiple reasons. Based on the strength of their curriculum, teaching style and delivery, we rate Babbel as the superior app over Duolingo.

Is Babbel for Spanish worth it? ›

So from a cost perspective, Babbel is definitely a solid value and gets two thumbs up. In addition, Babbel also offers a 20-day money back guarantee so you can always test the waters before fully committing. It's not exactly a free trial, but it is a nice insurance policy if you end up not liking their course.

Can you get Babbel for free? ›

Registration with Babbel is completely free of charge and the first lesson in every course is free to try. (Depending on the language you choose, that's 30-80 free lessons!)

Is Babbel really effective? ›

The Verdict. Babbel is a good resource for learning vocabulary, everyday phrases and constructing basic sentences – especially for complete newcomers and beginners in a language. If you're learning Spanish or French, you can get a lot more out of it, as these courses take you to an advanced level.

Can you speak fluently after using Rosetta Stone? ›

While Rosetta Stone will help you build a solid foundation, it won't make you fluent. When you feel like you've maxed out on learning with Rosetta Stone, you might need to push yourself into situations where you're actively using the language instead of reacting to an app.

Can I learn 2 languages at once with Rosetta Stone? ›

With 25 languages to choose from, you're not limited to learning just one language! Rosetta Stone offers an unlimited language subscription for the lifetime of the product, making learning more than one language more convenient that ever before.

Has anyone learned Spanish with Rosetta Stone? ›

Yes Rosetta Stone can be useful for learning the basics of Spanish grammar and vocabulary. The problem is, you won't be learning the basics for very long. The further you go into the language the less helpful the course becomes.

Is Babbel hard to cancel? ›

Click on your name in the top right-hand corner. Choose Profile and Settings. Select Account Information from the menu on the left. Click the cancel auto-renewal option next to your Babbel Live subscription.

What is the success rate of Babbel? ›

Babbel Language Proficiency Gain:

Overall 92% of the participants improved their language proficiency. Babbel users need on average 21 hours of study in a two-month period to cover the requirements for one college semester of Spanish.

How many Babbel lessons should I do a day? ›

Set yourself a goal of completing 3-4 lessons per day, as this amount ensures you don't overwhelm your brain with too much information that you will struggle to remember! Each lesson takes about ten minutes to complete, so you can set aside less than an hour per day.

What is the easiest language to learn after Spanish? ›

Dutch. One of the easiest languages to learn for English speakers, Dutch is also fairly simple to learn if you know Spanish. Even though it's from a different language family, the Germanic languages, Dutch has plenty of rules that will make a Spanish speaker feel right at home.

Can I learn Spanish in 2 weeks? ›

You will learn a lot in two weeks and since you have an aptitude for languages you could make great progress in that amount of time. Of course the more time that you spend in a Spanish speaking environment, the more comfortable you will be.

Can I learn Spanish in 30 days? ›

If you're starting from zero, you cannot expect to become a Spanish-speaking diplomat in 30 days, but you can surely learn a lot if you set your mind to it and have a good game plan. You could easily learn how to hold decent conversations and write out any messages, emails or letters you might like to send.

Is Babbel worth buying? ›

So from a cost perspective, Babbel is definitely a solid value and gets two thumbs up. In addition, Babbel also offers a 20-day money back guarantee so you can always test the waters before fully committing. It's not exactly a free trial, but it is a nice insurance policy if you end up not liking their course.

Which is the best website to learn Spanish? ›

The 17 Best Websites, Apps, and Courses to Learn Spanish Online
  • Rosetta Stone (top pick)
  • Babbel.
  • Rocket Languages.
  • Pimsleur.
  • Brainscape.
  • Busuu.
  • Duolingo.
  • Fluent Forever.
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Has anyone become fluent using Babbel? ›

You will most likely not become fluent with Babbel. It's a solid language app and can give you a strong foundation in your target language, but to achieve fluency, you'll need to use other resources. While it won't help you become fluent, Babbel can help you improve your language skills.

How long does it take to become fluent using Babbel? ›

Each level takes between one and two months to complete. You can expect to be able to start speaking Italian after the first level and progress to a high level of fluency after around six months. Babbel Italian has a tracking feature that allows you to follow your progress as you go through the levels.

Is 3 months enough to learn Spanish? ›

It is possible to learn to speak Spanish in three months. It's not going to be easy, and you won't be perfect at the end. But if you approach this challenge with the right mindset, dedicate plenty of time and keep your goals in sight, you can be speaking and understanding Spanish within twelve weeks.

How long does it take the average person to learn fluent Spanish? ›

How Many Hours Does it Take to Be Fluent in Spanish? If you start out as a beginner and manage to spend an average of 1 hour per day working on your Spanish, you should be able to reach conversational fluency within 8 – 12 months. That translates to about 250 – 350 hours spent.

How long does it take to become fluent in Spanish using Babbel? ›

Category I: Spanish (24 weeks), French (30 weeks) Category II: German (36 weeks), Indonesian (36 weeks)

Is Duolingo or Babbel better? ›

Is Babbel better than Duolingo? After thoroughly testing out and reviewing each language learning program, we feel that Babbel is better than Duolingo for multiple reasons. Based on the strength of their curriculum, teaching style and delivery, we rate Babbel as the superior app over Duolingo.

How much does Babbel cost a month? ›

The Pricing Structure of Babbel

Babbel offers around 30%-50% discount off the total monthly price if you are subscribing for more than a month. For one month you need to pay $13.95. A subscription for three months will cost you $29.85 altogether whereas an annual subscription is priced at $83.40.

Can you learn Spanish in 1 months? ›

And, let me be clear here, studying Spanish for 60 hours in one month is not something that you would enjoy. According to the US Foreign Service Institute (FSI), if you spend an average of one hour per day studying Spanish, you could achieve fluency after 480 hours of work. That's just over a year.


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