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Fast, fun, free: Try some of our Spanish language items

Updated Tuesday 21st March 2017

OpenLearn is full of short items where you can learn something fast, for free - and have some fun doing so. Here's a selection of easy ways to start with Spanish.

Espana Cani restaurant, Madrid Creative commons image Icon Joan under Creative Commons BY-NC 4.0 license
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