What are the best resources for practicing Spanish conversation?

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    #1conversation exchange

    conversation exchange
    In conversationexchange.com you can find other members native in other languages that are willing to help you practice your second language and in exchange, you'll help them practice, too.
    Websites

    Free

    Steven Walters
    Written on February 9, 2017
    "I took basic Spanish in high school, but wanted to brush up before traveling to Spain. Conversation exchange was an excellent tool to help a native speaker of a language help me polish up my Spanish. "
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    #2Spanish Conversation Courses

    Spanish Conversation Courses
    Online app with hundred of courses.
    Apps

    Android, iOS

    Free

    Wayne Harper
    Written on February 12, 2017
    "I learned Spanish back in high school and wanted to pick it up again now. I looked into what was available for me to use at home to practice actual conversation Spanish and came across the Google Play's Spanish Conversation Courses app for Android phones. First of all, I love them because they're all free. I like that because I could give them a try without making a financial commitment to some expensive language course. Next, they're easy to download and work with. There are literally hundreds of courses to choose from so I was able to pick a course that didn't start with the early basics, which I already knew. I was thrilled to find something a little more advanced than counting or reciting Spanish nouns. When using this app I was actually practicing conversations in Spanish, which is what I wanted to do. I noticed when shopping for this app that it had really good ratings from other users which meant a lot to me. I knew I would not be wasting time and effort on a substandard Spanish conversation course. The vast majority of users rated this app very highly and I agree with them. The app is easy to use, fun to follow along with, and does what I had hoped it would do. It has really upped my Spanish speaking game tremendously."
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    #3Fluenz

    Fluenz
    A desktop software that will coach you every step of the way to fluency in other languages. This is a software that is currently used by the US Navy, Harvard Business School and other leading universities.
    Software

    Windows

    $177- One time only

    Amber Webb
    Written on September 19, 2017
    "I'm learning Spanish and wanted a good resource for practicing conversation. I found Fluenz, which is software that helps you learn various languages. I can't say I recommend it at all, though. It is incredibly expensive for what you get. You can learn more watching videos on YouTube or taking a class at a community college. Everything is overly complicated and the lessons are too long and not at all intuitive. I do not recommend Fluenz at all."
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    #4Duolingo

    Duolingo

    With the Duolingo app, you can practice and improve your speaking, reading, listening and writing skills while playing games at the same time. Just answer questions and complete lessons to improve both your vocabulary and grammar skills.

    Apps

    Web, Android, iOS

    Free

    Sean Gomez
    Written on February 17, 2017
    "This app is amazing! I was looking to brush up on my decades-ago Spanish class skills before a trip to Mexico and this was SO helpful. And it's free. This was fun to use and I recommend it to everyone. I'll be using it for a long time."
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    #5StudySpanish.com

    StudySpanish.com
    StudySpanish.com is a site where you have access to tests and quizes in spanish. You also have access to audio podcasts and your submissions are reviewed by teachers.
    Websites

    $9.99- per month

    Kyle Mendoza
    Written on January 11, 2017
    "StudySpanish.com is a great tool for learning or practicing the Spanish language. It offers may tutorials such as verbs, idioms, grammar, pronunciation, and idioms. It also has different levels that one can study: beginner, intermediate, and advanced where one can learn to speak well in Spanish conversation."
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    #6Practice Makes Perfect: Spanish Conversation, Premium Second Edition

    Practice Makes Perfect: Spanish Conversation, Premium Second Edition
    This book helps you overcome that obstacle and before you know it, you'll be speaking comfortably in your new native language.
    Books

    Check price

    Jacob Williams
    Written on March 26, 2017
    "The book Spanish Conversation is a dedicated and detailed resource to learn how to speak Spanish Fluently with others. It's divided in parts depending on the type of conversation that you are looking to use. The book boasts that it will make you more confident about your oral skills."
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    #7Learn Spanish with Mosalingua

    Learn Spanish with Mosalingua
    Designed by a Spanish professor it's an app that will make you learn Spanish in no time. It uses dialogue exercises that will make you improve your Spanish comprehension and speaking skills at the same time.
    Apps

    Android, iOS

    $4.99

    Bruce Wheeler
    Written on January 5, 2017
    "I appreciate that Mosalingua is available for use offline. I can practice and learn wherever I am. The Spaced Repetition System or SRS is a new technique that I appreciate because it won't allow me to forget the words I've already learned which are a big help when learning a new language."
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    #8Instant Immersion Level 1 - Spanish

    Instant Immersion Level 1 - Spanish
    A fun way to learn basic words and phrases! Perfect for travel, business or school. Practice with native speakers.
    Software

    Windows, Mac

    Check price

    Rubén Félix
    Written on February 7, 2017
    "This seems like a good product for beginners - probably perfect to use just before a vacation to a spanish speaking country. Without actually trying the software, I wouldn't want to say whether it is good teaching for more in-depth language training, but it certainly seems good for the basics. The price is good as well. However, there is nothing to suggest it's very different from any similar products on the market. I'm sure it has a USP - everything does now - but it isn't very clear what that is. "
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    #9busuu

    busuu
    Master the basic skills and phrases of the language you want to understand fast with a fully interactive course, anytime and anywhere. You will be helped by hundreds of native speakers.
    Apps

    Android, iOS

    Free- with in-app purchases

    Kyle Gibson
    Written on January 13, 2017
    "I've found this app to be a great way to maintain my Spanish. I learned in high school, but really haven't kept up with it consistently until using Busuu. Now, because it's such a low investment, I'm able to spend just a little bit of time each day and I'm able to keep up my conversational skills that I'd once lost. Love this app!"
  7. 8

    #10Audible

    Audible

    Audible is home to a library of over 180,000 audiobooks, podcasts, and Audible Channels. This tool comes with a complete customization of your listening experience. 

    Apps

    Web, Android, iOS

    Check price

    Kyle Obrien
    Written on June 26, 2018
    "This is a great product that allowed me to refresh on my Spanish conversational skills. I haven't taken Spanish since my first or second year of high school. However, using this audible program really helped me pick up where I left off. It seems as if I hadn't missed more than a couple years. I was able to recall much of the information that I learned before. Furthermore, this program really helped me with the correct verb usage and pronouncing many of the words that I was unaware of. I am preparing for my trip to go to Spain in a couple months. Thanks to this program I now feel much more confident and excited about my trip. I feel as if I will be able to have fairly fluent conversations with many of the locals and be able to ask questions and get recommendations about where I should go and visit while I am in Spain."
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    #11LANGUAGE HACKING SPANISH (Learn How to Speak Spanish - Right Away): A Conversation Course for Beginners

    LANGUAGE HACKING SPANISH (Learn How to Speak Spanish - Right Away): A Conversation Course for Beginners
    Unlike traditional language courses that are organized by level of difficulty, LanguageHacking Spanish focuses on the language and conversations you need to master so you can start speaking immediately, not after years of study.
    Books

    Check price

    Joshua Hall
    Written on February 12, 2017
    "Of course, we always regret not taking our foreign language classes in elementary school serious enough. I always said that I didn't need them. As an adult, now I tell myself that if I would have actually learned I would have been able to feel more comfortable when traveling. The good thing though that Language Hacking Spanish has come to save my life. I can easily carry it around on my Kindle (phone app) and not have to worry about lugging around a huge book. I can learn as I sit and wait on appointments, and I can also go back to it when I go on vacation in Mexico."
  9. 6

    #12Rosetta Stone

    Rosetta Stone

    Rosetta Stone is a free app for Android and iOS devices specially developed to facilitate learning new languages. Its method is trying to teach you the new language the same way you learned your first one. Works fine without internet.

    Apps

    Web, iOS, Android

    Varies by plan

    Timothy Dixon
    Written on January 3, 2017
    "I found Rosetta Stone to be comprehensive, understandable, and simple to follow. It made learning Spanish a lot less challenging that what I had feared. I highly recommend."
  10. 5

    #13BBC Languages

    BBC Languages
    A collection of videos and tutorials with online lessons with audio, games, vocabulary, grammar explanations and exercises to learn languages.
    Websites

    Free

    Dylan Marshall
    Written on September 14, 2017
    "I am going to be traveling to Mexico soon and I wanted to brush up on my Spanish. I came across this site and it sounds like it would be good to learn but the info they provice is just terrible. I would recommend looking for another site. "
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    #14Pratice makes Perfect Complete Spanish Grammar

    Pratice makes Perfect Complete Spanish Grammar
    A perfect book that contains everything you'll ever need to develop your Spanish. It's main feature it's that it specializes in the pratical aspect of how spanish is spoken so you don't have to deal with tedious technicalities
    Books

    Check price

    Joe James
    Written on January 14, 2017
    "This book is sort of helpful. If you are looking to improve your grammar then it is great, however, if you want to practice spanish conversations, I would suggest a product that allows you to speak outloud and listen to real spanish speakers talk. This book is more for individual study."
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    #15Vidalingua

    Vidalingua

    Vidalingua is an app for iOS devices that users can download and install to their devices for free. It offers various lessons that help users to learn the Spanish language as quickly as possible.

    Apps

    iOS

    Free- with in-app purchases

    Paul Clark
    Written on November 10, 2018
    "The interactive nature of mobile apps these days make learning a new language so much more enjoyable. I don't know if it's the best one, but I would like to suggest adding "Learn Spanish + by Vidalingua". This app really helped my kids with the basics."
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    #16Langademy

    Langademy

    Langademy allows you to learn languages online through many different ways. You can make video calls with native speakers or exchanges all around the world, focusing on the language you want to learn. 

    Websites

    Free

    Lawrence Simpson
    Written on November 28, 2017
    "I need to learn spanish for my new job. I tried lots of apps/websites. I tried Langademy. Langademy made learning way better than what I had tried before. I think this is the best app. I can speak semi fluent now."
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    #17FluentU

    FluentU
    FluentU brings language learning to life with real-world videos, movie trailers, news, inspiring talks and more.
    Apps

    Web, iOS

    Free- month. Varies by plan

    Randy Fowler
    Written on May 4, 2017
    "I'm learning Spanish but don't usually have the chance to practice my conversational skills. FluentU is a great resource; the videos have every word written out in the moment which has been invaluable in helping me understand some of the nuances of conversational Spanish."

Summary

Best What are the best resources for practicing Spanish conversation
RankSolutionsTypeVotesPrice
1conversation exchangeWebsites 25 Free
2Spanish Conversation CoursesApps 23 Free
3FluenzSoftware 20 Paid
4DuolingoApps 19 Free
5StudySpanish.comWebsites 15 Paid
6Practice Makes Perfect: Spanish Conversation, Premium Second EditionBooks 14 Paid
7Learn Spanish with MosalinguaApps 11 Paid
8Instant Immersion Level 1 - SpanishSoftware 11 Paid
9busuuApps 10 Free
10AudibleApps 8 Free
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