Advantages of learning Spanish online include access to learning materials at all times, the student's ability to learn at his own pace and the variety of study methods available. Learning Spanish online can also save money over other learning methods, as many sites with Spanish lessons offer free content.
With online Spanish courses, the student is able to study whenever he wants. With traditional language courses, certain content is only available during class times.
Since all the content for online Spanish courses typically is available to the student, he is able to learn the language at his own speed, instead of needing to learn at the pace of a class. If he wants to learn the language quickly, he can devote more time to studying and progress through the lessons faster. If he has trouble with a certain concept, he can review previous materials.
Study methods vary depending on the online Spanish service, so the student can choose the method that fits him and his budget best. Common study methods include audio, written or video lessons, and language immersion, during which the student listens to and speaks Spanish. Another method that is often available for free is tandem learning; native speakers of different languages connect online and teach each other their respective languages.