https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Arthurva

News in Spanish

For those learning Spanish (like me) and looking for a bit of a challenge, here are some ideas that may be useful - Learning to hear and understand what is said is a continual battle for most learners of a new language. Generally the news as seen on TV is extremely fast, and (unless I am the exception), difficult to follow because of its speed. What is useful, is to be able to read Spanish and hear it.

News in Slow Spanish is one way of getting your head around this:

http://www.newsinslowspanish.com

Check it out!

This gives a slow version of the news article (and text to follow it, plus hints on difficult words or phrases), as well as a fast (normal speed) version to test yourself on afterwards.

Also try BBC Mundo, an all-Spanish site of the BBC, which has written articles in Spanish to be read, but under 'Lo más visto' has some news clips, also backed by some written background.

http://www.bbc.co.uk/mundo/

April 20, 2014

12 Comments


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Lrtward

Me encanta News in Slow Spanish! También hay PodClub, una página alemán con podcasts en español, inglés, francés, e italiano.

I agree, the "real" newscasts are insanely fast and hard to follow. I can listen to a 1.5 minute video about three times and get the gist of it, but then I'm worn out :-/

April 21, 2014

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/qaa2

I will give the PodClub a go - never heard of it! Thanks and have a lingot!

April 21, 2014

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Lrtward

I read about it today, here on Duolingo. I wish I could remember who posted it. But I listened to about half of one podcast and it's very similar to News in Slow Spanish as far as difficulty goes. It doesn't have all the extra stuff, like grammar, and flashcards, but it's free.

April 21, 2014

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/qaa2

Fabulous!!

April 21, 2014

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Arthurva

Gracias. Te doy un Lingot.

April 21, 2014

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/qaa2

BBC Mundo is new to me, but I tried it. Its great, but still quite hard.

April 21, 2014

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/marushca135

gracias mucho! muy util!

April 22, 2014

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Arthurva

Si, esto muy util. Te doy pocos lingots.

April 22, 2014

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/HeidiMRoss

I have started to listen to Notes in Spanish (notesinspanish.com) and Marina (one of the hosts) talks in rapid spanish. She is hard to follow. I'm thinking we need to train our ears to listen to rapid Spanish.

April 22, 2014

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/clemwang

There may be an analogy with one method learning Morse code. The trick this approach uses is to send a letter very fast, but then leave a large break before the next word.

One technique I use with Duo Lingo is to NOT look at the screen after clicking "Continue", to increase the amount of hearing without first seeing the written text.

April 22, 2014

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Arthurva

Un buen idea! Te doy pocos lingots.

April 22, 2014

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Arthurva

Gracias. Te doy pocos lingots.

April 22, 2014
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