Resources are at your fingertips with these best series to learn Spanish
Do you want to learn or improve your Spanish in a fun way? Everyone loves to watch TV, but how about practising your Spanish whilst watching a good series? As a Spanish teacher, I can assure you that a great way to improve your listening skills and vocabulary is by watching series or films in the original language. This gave us the idea of putting together a list of the best series to learn Spanish.
One of the easiest ways to enjoy a good series is, of course, on the box. However, if you don’t have access to a TV, the main Spanish channels (TVE, Telecinco, Antena 3…) currently have lots of different series available on their website, making it easy to watch them for free and even with subtitles. And of course, it’s always possible to watch a series on a digital platform such as Netflix or Amazon Prime.
In this blog, we want to share a list of the best series to learn Spanish:
Money Heist (La casa de Papel)
This highly successful and well-known Spanish drama is often considered as one of the best series to learn Spanish. It was first shown on Antena 3 before Netflix bought it and made it known worldwide. In 2018 it won the award for “best drama” at the International Emmy Awards and “best series” at the Fénix Awards which celebrates Ibero-American TV and films.
The series focuses on how a group of eight people, led by the Professor, the main orchestrator, attempt to rob the Royal Mint of Spain.
The House of Flowers (La casa de las flores)
If you want to practice Mexican Spanish, this is the series for you! This series is a perfect combination of drama and laughter, so you’ll be hooked from the first watch. It tackles themes such as bisexuality, death, infidelity and even drugs, through black humour. As well as a range of Mexican actresses such as Verónica Castro and Cecilia Suárez, there’s also Spanish actors such as Paco León. What are you waiting for? Log in to your Netflix account now!
For the youngsters, Netflix presents a Spanish series that explores the relationships between students at an exclusive high school. It’s full of secrets, intrigue and suspense, tackling themes such as appearance, homosexuality, love and religion… You won’t want to miss it!
The Ministry of time (El ministerio del tiempo)
Are you a history lover? Then El ministerio del tiempo is perfect for you! It’s a fictional series that pays homage to important people in Spanish history. The ministry is in charge of making sure that the history of Spain doesn’t change, and that people don’t take advantage of these possible changes to gain something for themselves. You’ll be watching episode after episode without being able to stop! You can watch it for free on the RTVE website.
We finish with the funniest series on the list. You can watch it on Amazon Prime or on the Telecinco webpage. The series tells of a fictitious town in Soria (Spain) which the people of the city go to, thinking it is abandoned. The series reveals the adventures of the city people who try to flee from their lives and start anew. The second season is about to be released, so take advantage and catch up with the first!
By watching these types of series to learn to speak Spanish, not only will you improve your listening skills, but also gain new vocabulary, ‘street’ expressions, culture and you can listen to different accents or forms of Spanish. Anyhow, we also recommend you to join one of our online group Spanish classes or Spanish Webinars to continue improving your listening and speaking skills.
If you know of another series that would be a good addition to this list of the best series to learn Spanish or if you want to tell us what you thought of these ones, please send us a message!