Lee Los Títulares :: Read the Headlines

Quick tip for language learners beginners and intermediate

Here's a great, quick, and kind-of lazy way to pick up new(s) vocabulary.

<h1>Go to a news website . . . like or</h1> <h1>Read 5-10 headlines (títulares) that interest you.</h1> <h1>If you find a compelling news item, grab a key word or phrase. eg. "El ojo insomne de México"</h1> <h1>Use that word to find another news article. "El escritor en la perpetua noche insomne" and "Màrius Sampere, premio Lletra d'Or por 'L'esfera insomne'"</h1>

You can also search for similar stories from different news sources. Por ejemplo.

  • Dilma Rousseff: La Constitución de Brasil está siendo violada
  • Una multitud con Dilma Rousseff en primer mitin tras el impeachment
  • Apatía en las calles de Brasil después de Rousseff
  • La destitución de Dilma Rousseff estuvo plagada de ilegalidades
  • Ratifican la destitución de Dilma Rousseff
  • Tras la nueva acusación, Dilma Rousseff afirma que quieren impedir la candidatura de Lula da Silva en 2018

Quick nerd note, one article used the english word impeachment instead of la acusación. You can do something like this every other day, or every Tuesday. It is a language learning exercise that will help you learn new words, how they're used and keep you abreast of current events. You will definitely learn about the culture of many Spanish speaking nations. And if you're really adventurous you can:

  • Read the first paragraph of an article or two.
  • Watch a news clip on YouTube and hear some of those key words properly pronounced by professional news reporters.

You can do this for any language that you're learning. Many newspapers/ news websites offers bilingual articles and programming. It is a great, quick way to frequently absorb high-school level vocabulary. So let me know what you think. Do you have any language learning tricks or strategies that involves the news?

September 23, 2016


Wow, you have been very helpful...Thank you!

September 23, 2016


September 23, 2016

No problemo <3

September 23, 2016
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