Some online sites, such as Spanish MOOC, Duolingo and Study Spanish, offer free online Spanish tutorials and courses. Some online schools and universities, such as the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, that offer free online courseware also provide free online Spanish courses and lessons.
Spanish MOOC offers free courses in Basic Spanish I and II. Students sign up and create accounts on the site in order to access the free courses. The website teaches the lessons primarily via streaming videos, adaptive exercises and assignments.
Study Spanish offers free tutorials on its website, such as lessons in Spanish grammar, pronunciation, vocabulary and verbs. The lessons are available online with no need to sign up for an account. Students learn by browsing through online reading materials, audios and verb drills.
The Massachusetts Institute of Technology Open Courseware provides free Spanish courses on its OCW site, including free lectures, videos and other materials for Spanish I. The site offer 52 half-hour videos are from the Annenberg Learner website. The videos are different from other Spanish self-taught videos and use a soap opera to teach listening, speaking and comprehension skills in Spanish. A student registers an account to access the videos on the Annenberg Learner site. The MIT OCW provides downloadable course materials, which includes the same content as the online version of the course.