10 Platforms to Practice Speaking Spanish Online

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If you want to know how to practice speaking Spanish, you are in the right place: in this article, I have gathered some of the best platforms to practice speaking Spanish online. 

Speaking is one of the skills that are harder to practice than others. On the one hand, speaking is something that comes naturally to us and children learn to speak before they learn to read or write. On the other hand, in learning a foreign language, speaking is a harder skill to master. 

One of the reasons that make speaking practice harder is the fact that you need a partner to do it. While you can practice reading, writing, and listening on your own, Spanish speaking practice, especially advanced Spanish conversation practice, is hardly possible without a partner. 

In this article, you will find an overview of these 10 great websites to practice speaking Spanish online:

  1. Italki
  2. Interpals
  3. Verbling
  4. Polygled
  5. HelloTalk
  6. Tandem
  7. Conversation Exchange
  8. Speaky
  9. LingoGlobe
  10. Polyglot Club

These websites will help you to find a conversational partner to practice Spanish and develop your Spanish speaking skills faster and more effectively. 

Advantages of the online platforms to practice speaking Spanish

Before I go on with the list, let’s take a look at some of the advantages most of these platforms offer and why they can help you practice speaking Spanish effectively. 

Here are some of the advantages:

  • With online platforms and Spanish speaking practice apps, you can find speaking partners from all over the world – without leaving your home; you can practice anywhere at any time
  • You only need your computer or smartphone and an internet connection
  • Most of these platforms are free to use – you can chat with people for free or even have free conversational Spanish lessons; other platforms have very affordable prices
  • You can reach fellow Spanish learners as well as native speakers and teachers of Spanish
  • You can be flexible with your learning and Spanish speaking practice

1. Italki

the screenshot from Italki website

Available for: web, iOS, Android

Price: Italki is free to download as an app and free to sign up for; lesson prices range from 4$-30$ per lesson.

Description: Italki is a website that allows you to connect with Spanish language teachers from all over the world and get online lessons from them.

Some of the best Spanish teachers are on Italki, and they can provide you with more than just a way to practice speaking Spanish: they can guide you, give you feedback and overall language learning advice.

I have collected great Spanish learning advice from 10 great Spanish teachers on Italki in this article – check it out to see what I am talking about!

Pros of Italki:

  • Great experienced teachers from all over the world
  • Flexible pricing and scheduling, lessons start at 4$ per hour.
  • You can see the presentation video on teacher accounts, so you can get the idea of the teacher vibe.
  • Trial lessons available at a big discount, you can easily buy a trial lesson for only 2$ per hour.
  • Advanced Spanish conversation practice
  • You will get 10€ free on your account after purchasing your first lesson. To redeem this bonus register through this link.

Cons of Italki:

  • No free conversational Spanish lessons or free speaking practice
  • Only teachers available – no chat partners for informal communication
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2. Interpals

Screenshot from the homepage of the interpals platform created for practicing Spanish conversations

Available for: web; there is no official app, although some third-party apps are available 

Price: free 

Description: Interpals is one of the oldest and largest language exchange websites with hundreds of thousands of registered users.

There are over 400 thousand Spanish speakers (native speakers as well as learners). No matter when you log in, there are a few thousand people online – there is always someone to talk to. 

Interpals does not have its own video connection capabilities, but due to the sheer number of users, it is still one of the best platforms to practice speaking Spanish online. If you are not sure how to start a conversation, check out these common Spanish greetings and responses

Pros of INTERPALS:

  • A large number of registered Spanish speakers – over 400 000; easy to find conversational partners to practice Spanish
  • Absolutely free to use
  • Flexible chat partners search – language, country, age, – and you can even search by any keyword you want, like a hobby you enjoy, for instance

Cons of INTERPALS:

  •  Not always convenient – only web version is available, the third-party apps are not very good
  • No video or audio connection available on the site – you’ll need to use Skype, WhatsApp or other messengers

3. Verbling

Screenshot from the website to practice Spanish conversations and buy lessons

Available for: web, iOS, Android

Price: Verbling is free to download as an app and free to sign up for; lesson prices range from 5$-75$

Description: Verbling is a website very much similar to Italki in its essence: it is a website where you can find some great Spanish teachers from all over the world to practice speaking Spanish with, including advanced Spanish conversation practice. 

As an added feature it has a community of learners discussing various topics on the platform, as well as vocabulary flashcards available for practice. Flashcards are a great way to learn vocabulary – if you are interested in practicing your vocabulary a bit more, check out this article

Pros of VERBLING:

  • Great experienced teachers from all over the world
  • Flexible pricing and scheduling
  • Trial lessons available at a discount
  • Advanced Spanish conversation practice
  • Added features such as a community of learners and vocabulary flashcards

Cons of VERBLING:

  • No free conversational Spanish lessons or free speaking practice
  • Only teachers available – no chat partners for informal communication

4. Polygled 

the screenshot from the platform polygled which is crated to Practice Speaking Spanish Online

Available for: web, iOS, Android

Price: Polygled is free to sign up for, chatting with users is also free; lessons with tutors range from 10$ to 100$

Description: Polygled combines what tutor websites like Italki and Verbling offer together with the functions of language exchange websites like Interpals. On the one hand, it is a Spanish speaking practice app – you can chat with Spanish-speaking users from all over the world.

On the other hand, you can sign up for lessons with Spanish tutors for more advanced Spanish conversation practice or guidance in how to practice speaking Spanish. 

Other features like language proficiency testing and online courses are being developed on the platform as well. 

Pros of POLYGLED:

  • Multiple features available on one platform 
  • Free conversation practice available, with possible free conversational Spanish lessons
  • Flexible scheduling – chats with users can also be scheduled
  • The platform has its own video and audio connection services
  • Additional features, like language proficiency testing 

Cons of POLYGLED:

  • The Relatively new platform – not all issues have been sorted out
  • Not very many users (there are still thousands, but not as many as on Interpals) or tutors

5. HelloTalk

image of two smartphones on a blue background

Available for: web, iOS, Android

Price: free; extra features are available with a paid VIP membership

Description: HelloTalk is a great Spanish speaking practice app and, overall, one of the best platforms to practice speaking Spanish online.

It took the idea of a language exchange website like Interpals and built on it, making a very user-friendly app, and adding useful extra features such as in-app message translation, video and audio connection inside the app, language courses and so on. 

In the free version, only one language is available for learning, and the number of in-app message translations is limited to 10.

Nevertheless, it still allows you to easily find conversational partners to practice Spanish.

Pros of HELLOTALK:

  • User-friendly app with convenient features: video and audio connection, in-app translations
  • Lots of Spanish-speaking users from all over the world
  • Can be used as a social network 
  • Language courses available on the app
  • Flexible user search

Cons of HELLOTALK:

  • Limited features available in the free version

6. Tandem

collage of 4 pictures of young smiling people

Available for: web, iOS, Android

Price: free with additional features available through a paid subscription; tutor lessons cost 15$-35$.

Description: Tandem is another app that combines many features in a user-friendly interface, which makes it one of the best platforms to practice speaking Spanish online.

On Tandem, you can find conversational partners to practice Spanish as well as experienced tutors who can teach you how to practice speaking Spanish in the most effective way. 

Similar to HelloTalk and Polygled, it has its own video and audio connection capabilities. Like on HelloTalk, messages can be translated in-app, but the number of translations is limited in the free version.

To get you started with talking on the platform, here are some very useful Spanish conversation phrases

Pros of TANDEM:

  • Chat partners and tutors available on one platform 
  • Free conversation practice available, with possible free conversational Spanish lessons
  • Flexible scheduling
  • The platform has its own video and audio connection services
  • Additional features, like language in-app translations 

Cons of TANDEM:

  • Limited features available in the free version 

7. Conversation Exchange 

homepage of the conversation exchange platform

Available for: web 

Price: free 

Description: Conversation Exchange is a language exchange website that allows you to find people who speak the language you want to improve in your city.

If you are confident enough, you can even meet in a public place to talk in person – it can be a great way to meet new friends and practice speaking Spanish, but make sure to be safe. 

You can also chat with users from all over the world on the website or arrange a call through any messenger – the site allows you to search for users by the chat software they prefer: if you use WhatsApp or Skype, you can find other users who do and arrange a conversation. 

If you are looking for other great resources to learn Spanish: apps, flashcards, and more take a look at this article

Pros of Conversation Exchange:

  • Free to use 
  • Links to useful resources: Spanish tutorials, grammar, etc
  • Allows to find Spanish speakers in your city/town

Cons of Conversation Exchange:

  • No app available
  • No video or audio connection on the platform, other software has to be used

8. Speaky

Homepage speaky

Available for: web, iOS, Android

Price: free

Description: Speaky is a user-friendly language exchange website and app. It allows you to easily connect with native speakers of Spanish or fellow learners.

The app is gamified: you get achievements for completing goals, like the number of messages sent or the number of consequent days of using the app. 

There are not many extra features, but this may be good: nothing will distract you from practicing speaking. 

Pros of SPEAKY:

  • Free to use
  • Convenient and user-friendly
  • Many active users from all over the world
  • In-app translation

Cons of SPEAKY:

  • No extra features
  • No audio or video connection on the platform – you may need to use other software if you want to speak with someone and not just text

9. LingoGlobe

homepage of the conversation platform lingoglobe

Available for: web

Price: free 

Description: LingoGlobe is a language exchange site that strives to offer a comprehensive experience to its users by offering additional features like free resource materials and language forums.

Connect with Spanish speakers from all over the world for free and exciting conversation practice.

Pros of LingoGlobe:

  • Free to use
  • Offers extra features: free resources, language forums 

Cons of LingoGlobe:

  • Not as many users as on the other platforms (still, there are over 50 000)
  • No app available

10. Polyglot Club

homepage of polyglot club, the platform to practice speaking Spanish online

Available for: web 

Price: free 

Description: Polyglot Club is a community of language learners eager to help each other. On the website, you can find Spanish speakers from all over the world (over 60 000 users). A great extra feature is called ‘corrections’: you can upload texts written in your target language and get feedback from native speakers.

Polyglot Club also features a language marketplace, where you can buy various services like language lessons or translations, or you can also offer your own services in this area. 

Pros of Polyglot Club:

  • Free to use
  • Large number of Spanish-speaking users
  • Extra features such as corrections, language services marketplace, free lessons, and many more

Cons of Polyglot Club:

  • No app available
  • No video or audio connection on the platform 

Final thoughts 

These are truly the best platforms to practice speaking Spanish online! They will help you find speaking partners and great Spanish tutors and take your Spanish speaking skills to the next level. Now the only thing you need to do is to choose the platform that fits you best and start practicing. 

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