Spanish podcast suggestions, anyone?
I've been looking for a good, clean podcast in Spanish with an intermediate Spanish vocabulary and slow sentences. I have heard of a program where two people discuss the news in Spanish, then slow it down for easier translation, but I don't think the news is very (cough, cough) appropriate for children. I was wondering if any of you have seen one or are currently in a series of Spanish podcasts.
If someone can find clean, easy, kid-friendly podcasts for Apple devices and posts their link (if you can find out how to,) I will post the user and a link to the podcast on here. The person who suggests the podcast I like the most may receive a lingot prize....
-Notes in Spanish
-Various Podcasts (http://www.rtve.es/radio/podcast/)
By Florida-rocks (btw Florida does rock!):
-Coffee Break Spansh- https://www.youtube.com/results?search_query=coffee+break+spanish
-Spanish Obsessed (Intermediate and Advanced)
-Notes in Spanish (Intermediate and Advanced) -Light Speed Spanish (Early Intermediate, Advanced Intermediate and Advanced)
-Showtime Spanish (suitable for Intermediate/Advanced students. This is the same guys that does Coffee Break Spanish series)
-SpanishPodcast.net (No levels but suitable for Intermediate/Advanced students. Full transcript available on website)
I like the SpanishObsessed.com podcasts. They are 2 people speaking about various topics, one of them is a native speaker and the other person is someone who has learned Spanish as a second language, though his skills are definitely more advanced than mine. Regardless, they speak slowly and I find that I understand them fairly well.
If you like SpanishObsessed, you might also like Notes in Spanish. Their formats are almost completely identical.
I'm not 100% sure about the "appropriate for children" part though. There was nothing worse than anything you'd hear on the news, but I vaguely remember some mentions of ordering alcohol in one of the two podcasts. Depending on what you consider "appropriate", that might be something that justifies pre-listening before sharing it with kids.
I'm not worried about mentions of alcohol, but thank you for sharing this with me. If I do ever have to listen with/around other people's kids I will pre-listen.
I'm listening to a sample lesson now. Thank you so, so much for this link, I will look into joining!
Check out Language Transfer. They have all 90 of their Spanish videos on YouTube and about 50 Podcasts loaded up through iTunes. It's wonderful. Absolutely wonderful. I can honestly say, my fluency has gone up incredibly using this method. Check out this discussion I had a few weeks ago:
You can download all 90 episodes as an archive through their website at once and unzip and install on your MP3 player. I think it is worth going through them. One notable thing is that you will get a lot of experience on using direct/indirect object pronouns.
That is great to know!! I'm going to do that right now!! Thank you tolunayo!
News in Slow Spanish is really good. Only about 5 minutes long but good to listen to when you're walking from the station etc...
There are two versions of this podcast. One version is directed for news more relevant to Spain with a version of language closer to that found in Spain and another is directed to news relevant to Latin America with a version of language closer to that found in Latin America.
Again, the versions you find on iTunes are not the full version. So, they only have a subset of news. Full version is available via paid subscription.
There is an app called 'BrainPop Español' that has a daily educational video that I sometimes use. It is geared for ages 9-11 and features a daily five to ten minute cartoon about some educational topic every day. The Spanish is basic and slow, and there are subtitles.
Have you tried coffee break spanish? https://www.youtube.com/results?search_query=coffee+break+spanish
I can vouch for coffee break spanish. It is beautiful, grows at a decent rate, has plenty of vocabulary, is free, and goes from very beginner (no experience) in Spanish to a high intermediate level.
They are good and I have been following their Season 4 which is intended for Intermediate/Advanced students..
After the dialog in Spanish they give a brief summary of the current episode in English (not a transcription) and then a few key constructs/phrases are discussed and the free version ends. For the full podcast you need to be a subscriber. I assume the full version is similar to their "Showtime Spanish" which I have pointed to above. I highly recommend people to listen to Showtime Spanish series of episodes.
Try this one http://www.podcastsinspanish.org/ you can subscribe through iTunes (see button half way down right side of page). Each podcast is about 3 mins of 2 women talking on a different topic each week. There are 3 levels and are really fun to listen to even if you can't understand it. You can join for a fee to download transcripts or just listen to the podcasts for free. The content would be good for children, in fact they sometimes include a child in the discussion.
Wow, sounds fun to me! I just wish it would be more than once a week or at least a bit longer, but that cannot be helped. I'll try that out. Thank you! :]