I have found whilst trying to learn Spanish, a lack of listening to Spanish conversation.(I live in Scotland) I have since bought a music CD of the Mexican Band Mana. I listened to the songs and got familiar with the word 'sounds' Then check the internet for the actual lyrics. This helps me learn a lot of Spanish words from the memory of singing them. It is amazing how many times you hear the word 'corazon' :D
You can upload music videos from YouTube and sync them with lyrics from the web on a site I just found called Readlang:
I'm not very knowledgeable when it comes to computers (I just know some basics) but, by using the Readlang 'how-to' video on YouTube, I was able to upload a video and the lyrics, successfully, on the very first try.
Now, I have the same line running around my brain all day...'sin tu latido....'. jajaja ... and, yes, the music does help me to remember vocabulary. And, it's nice to have a variety of ways to learn the language. :)
The video was difficult to watch (emotionally) but thanks for posting the link. I am getting a whole new understanding (as much as one can who has not had the same experience) of what people endure to try to get into the United States. When I started to learn Spanish, I got a dvd at the local library (in Spanish) called "De Nadie - Border Crossing". It's a documentary (Spanish dialog with English subtitles) about the same subject. Definitely an eye opener.
I totally agree! I think it helps when you listen to music in language that you learn at the moment. You remember words lot easier. :)