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https://www.duolingo.com/Lucasflowerchild

I'm finally understanding my Spanish class! Plus, a question :)

Before, I didn't do good in my spanish class at all I couldn't conjugate, and I couldn't do stem changers (I still am working on that, but hey) Thanks to duolingo, I'm starting to do better :) Infact, I really like Spanish! I really want to become fluent! My friend who happens to be a native speaker is going to tutor me.

Also, do any of you have any good resources to use outside of duolingo?

4 years ago

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https://www.duolingo.com/KittySch

"I didn't do well in my Spanish class... If you understand when to use "well" an adverb and when to use "good" an adjective in English, it will help you to understand when to use "bueno" and when to use "bien" in Spanish.

4 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/moogy
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Try Zambombazo ,it's got a lot of music,cinema,humour and arts related content all directed at early learners.There is also links to download samples of Latin music and music related exercises.All for free. Good luck.

http://zachary-jones.com/zambombazo/

Also Conjuguemos was mentioned earlier today.It contains quizzes and games for verbs and vocab practice. https://conjuguemos.com/list.php?type=verbs=verbs=spanish

4 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Lucasflowerchild

Thank you so much! I will be sure to check these out :)

4 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/BastouXII
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Sure, I have resources! I simply collected most of what people suggested in the Duolingo discussions and created this wiki page with it. Enjoy!

EDIT: I'll add the other ones mentioned here when I get the chance, unless some of you would be kind enough to do it ;-).

4 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Lrtward
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I've added a bit to that page, too. It's a great resource.

4 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/sigmacharding
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I highly recommend the news in slow spanish podcast to improve your listening skills. https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/spanish-podcast/id305590390?mt=2

It's pretty great, they go over grammar points and explain idiomatic expressions used at the end of each episode

4 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Lucasflowerchild

Thanks! But, I don't have an idevice and itunes doesn't like my computer.. I'll find a way though Thank you for the recommendation :)

4 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Lrtward
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All you need is a web browser. You don't have to do the podcast, you can get it right off the web from their website. They are not free, but they are excellent.

4 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/KittySch

Try finding a used or old edition Spanish college text book at a used bookstore or amazon. The appendices of these books usually have stuff broken down into charts and easy to follow rules. Also on amazon they have a lot of language books, I would suggest finding a grammar book on there maybe too as I have soooo many language books from amazon, you can find some really cheap used ones!!

Also, I used Babbel.com for a little while to start Portuguese and it does cost money which is why I no longer use it but it's not too expensive, like $25-$30 for 3-6 months depending on if they're offering any specials or not. It's a lot like Duolingo but the lessons are constructed a bit differently so that there are different and more routes to take to learning a topic which I think is always good. Also, it was a super helpful site to learn and practice pronunciation (I feel Duolingo is lacking in that area of teaching a language).

And for vocabulary, just make flashcards out of lists in your school book and go through them at least once a day, sticking the ones you miss back under the stack for that day and repeating missed ones until you get them all right for a day. Also, with the flashcards, I would practice from spanish to english and from english to spanish making sure you get them all right at least once a day. I swear this will help you to learn your vocab quickly and I feel my vocab has stuck with me for years learning in that manner!

4 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Lucasflowerchild

Thank you! I don't know if I can get a textbook, but I can ask my teacher if he has any old ones As for flashcards, would anki work? I can't really do it on paper as my handwriting sucks, I get bad cramps, and I tend to write short incorrect stuff just so I can finish writing

4 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Lrtward
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I tried several flashcard programs before I settled on Anki. I liked it the best. Bonus: there are several Spanish/English flashcard sets available for download from the Anki website.

4 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/CattleRustler

spanishdict.com is a great translator, and has a great verb charting section. learnspanish.com is great for grammar lessons when you get stuck on a particular topic on duo, like when you first hit Object Pronouns, for example

4 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Lrtward
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SpanishDict also has lessons divided into four sections, each section having 15 lessons. The lessons begin with a video teaching grammar and a little new vocabulary. Then flashcards, multiple choice, recall, writing, and speaking.

SpanishDict ALSO has a great section of written documents explaining Spanish grammar.

Duolinog is great for repetition, drill, and getting to the point that things are "second nature". SpanishDict is great for content and explaining why things work the way they do. Together they are unbeatable.

4 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/RafaelYehuda

On youtube there are two channels that I like. Senor Jordan and Professor Jason. They both have very informative videos. Having a natvie speaker to talk to will help you grasp Spanish quicker. To improve listening skills I recommend movies, tv shows, and music. In the beginning I would recommend watching the movies with the spanish subtitles. That way you could see the sentece structure of Spanish and get more comfortable with it. Also, if you come across a word that you do not know, pause it and look it up. I hope this helps. Good luck on your class and becoming fluent!

4 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/vwlj
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You might like "Mi Vida Loca" - teaching program about a young woman who lands in Madrid with no Spanish.

4 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Lucasflowerchild

Thank you! But, I want to learn latin american spanish, rather than spain spanish. Is there an option for that?

4 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/RafaelYehuda

If you want to learn latin american spanish Univison shows telenovelas that are produced in Mexico. You can find those online. ALso Mexcian movies which are also on Netflix and Hulu

4 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/seby-07
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¿Hola, Como estas?

I talk with my friends who are native Spanish speakers, maybe try that :-) !

4 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Lucasflowerchild

Muy bien, gracias. ¿Y tú?

I already try talking to my friend in spanish, but I'm not too confident since there are others who are also natives that make fun of me at times.

4 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/seby-07
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Muy bien tambien, gracias.

I have the same problem ;-) , but don't worry. I laugh with them I always think to myself : "Failing is learning". So don't be shy and try it :-)! Try talking with someone at your 'level' or your friend if you so you get more confident in this language, I know it's a little bit embarrassing at first, but sooner or later you will get used to it, trust me ;-), this is what I did as well, after I felt so confident in this language I started talking with my friends that are native speakers :-) .

4 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/DeanG6
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Here are a few: http://ielanguages.com/spanish.html - http://users.ipfw.edu/jehle/VERBLIST.HTM - http://www.transparent.com/ - plus get a good dictionary, verb book, grammar book, and phrase/idioms book (I can give specific titles later if you're interested. I don't have them with me at the moment). Flashcards as someone else mentioned are good to use too.

4 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Kastreitor
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I can do a suggestion. There are cartoons in internet with different languanges, for example Ever After High and Barbie: Life in Dreamhouse.

4 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Lucasflowerchild

That's a pretty good idea! I've tried it before, but I didn't really understand it.

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https://www.duolingo.com/LICA98
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try watching Spanish football (soccer)

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https://www.duolingo.com/AlexAndern_n

Hola que tal!

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https://www.duolingo.com/KatieRicks

Sorry but your link doesn't work.

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https://www.duolingo.com/Phylhope

SORRY. I JUST "GOOGLE" AND ITS "StudySpanish.com" HOPE ITS HELPFUL.

4 years ago