¿Quiéres saber cuáles son los mejores recursos para aprender inglés gratis? We’ve got quite a few!

Hoy quiero hablarte de los mejores recursos para aprender inglés gratis. You love it, don’t you?!! Sé que te encanta leer algo así, a todos nos encanta conocer herramientas y recursos gratuitos para seguir aprendiendo. Hoy en día, con el inglés sobre todo, hay miles, si no millones de recursos. Mires donde mires, hay una app, blog, artículo, vídeo, lo que sea. Hay muchos recursos, pero esto es un arma de doble filo: ¿cómo saber cuáles son los mejores o los más efectivos?

That’s what we’ll be talking about in this podcast, actually. Precisamente, eso es lo que vamos a debatir hoy Mónica y yo en este podcast en inglés. La pregunta no las mandó Antonio, de Valencia.

Prepárate porque hemos intentado hacer la mejor recopilación de recursos gratuitos que existe a día de hoy, para que no te falte ni uno. No te preocupes, tras el resumen de nuestra conversación y el vocabulario del episodio, más abajo, tienes una lista organizada de todos los recursos según la skill.

Let’s get started!

Los mejores recursos para aprender inglés gratis


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Ideas mentioned in this podcast

  • Question of the day (from Antonio, in Valencia): what are the best resources to learn English for free – 0:45
  • Before you decide your recourses, try to focus on the things that you love – 01:35
  • Always start by listening to the language a lot (instead of looking for written resources) – 3:18
  • Think of babies and how they learn a language: listening to their parents’ mother tongue for years – 04:37
  • The best online dictionaries you can use for different needs and situations – 06:35
  • Grammarly, a Google chrome tool to help correct your own writing while using a computer, surfing on the Internet, etc – 09:07
  • Simple English Wikipedia, an adapted version of the original Wikipedia that is designed to help English learners – 09:45
  • Voice of America Learning English: an American newspaper with audio recordings of the different news and adapted difficulty levels – 10:52
  • Graded Readers or Penguin Readers: adapted literature divided by level so you can read and listen to the audio that comes with the books (this is paid) – 12:00
  • Lyrics Training: a website to help you learn English by listening to songs and learning with their lyrics – 14:00
  • Rong chang: a website full of simple English recordings to listen to by level – 14:55
  • Ingles Podcast: a brilliant English podcast created by two popular British teachers: Craig and Reza, from La Mansión del Inglés – 16:45
  • Luke’s English Podcast: a comedian turned English teacher who records a very entertaining and didactic podcast show- 17:42
  • TED Talks: a classic. One of the most famous institutions when it comes to promoting learning, science and innovation in the world. Full of videos with subtitles – 18:22
  • BBC Learning English Drama: a programme by the BBC which analyses English theatre and literature to teach grammar and vocabulary – 19:20
  • Lingorado: a website to help you learn the phonetics of English words and texts, in both American and British English – 20:06
  • Why “guiris” sound so funny whenever they try to speak Spanish – 21:55
  • HelloTalk and Tandem: social networks to help you find native speakers online so you can practise the language live through voice message, texting, video call, etc – 24:00
  • Comunidad Intercambio Skype and My Language Exchange: both directories allow you to publish a post to look for native language partners and find a person who wants to practise Spanish and help you with your English – 25:45
  • Some advice on how to connect with someone online and find the right person – 28:32
  • The best way to improve your writing is having to write/text real people because you will try your best, will pay attention to the words you use, will try to avoid making mistakes, etc – 30:00
  • Hi Native: a community that lets you ask questions to native speakers and get them answered – 30:55

Vocabulary used in this episode

As many as: tantos/as como…(para sustantivos contables)

A pain in the neck: un pesado/una pesada

All day long: todo el día

That reminds me of: eso me recuerda a…

Think about that: piénsalo…

To get demotivated: desmotivarse

A generation: una generación

A warning: una advertencia (a warning sign: un letrero o señal de advertencia)

Each of the…: cada uno/a de los/las… (for example: each of the skills = cada una de las habilidades)

A resource: un recurso

A life saver: un salvador o salvavidas (figurado)

Reliable: fiable, de fiar

To be adapted to: estar adaptado a

Technical: técnico (adjetivo)

A piece of news: una noticia (we can’t say “a news”, we say “a piece of” because “news” is uncountable)

A hacked version: una versión pirata/pirateada

A sample of something: una muestra de algo

The lyrics of a song: la letra de una canción (siempre en plural)

A recording: una grabación de audio

A dash: un guión

He must have made: debe haber hecho (must + present perfect = tiene que haber / debe haber + participio)

Stand-up comedy: comedia tipo monólogo

A talk / to give a talk: charla / dar una charla

A theatre play: una obra de teatro

Phonetics: la fonética (estudio de los sonidos de un idioma)

I don’t know how to…: no sé cómo…

To shorten something: acortar algo

In/By leaps and bounds: rápidamente, de una manera frenética, precipitadamente

One of the best X: uno de los mejores/de las mejores X

Also,…: Además/También,…

Apart from + noun/ing verb: además de

Words of wisdom: “sabias palabras” (frase hecha)

Recursos para aprender inglés gratis – Lista de herramientas

Dictionaries and spelling checker:

Wordreference

Reverso

Linguee

Grammarly

Reading:

VOA Learning English

Simple English Wikipedia

Graded Readers

Penguin Readers

Listening:

Lyrics Training

Rong Chang

Ingles Podcast

Luke’s English Podcast

BBC Learning English Drama

TED Talks

Phonetics:

Lingorado

Speaking:

HelloTalk

Tandem

My Language Exchange

Comunidad Intercambio Skype

Hi Native

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