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Listening Comprehension Section Needed

I love the program, but need that next level of listening comprehension. Would love to see spoken paragraphs after each section and testing over those sections. I try to watch movies and spanish channels on TV, but need those bite size focused audio files or video files that go along with what I am learning.

4 years ago

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https://www.duolingo.com/pmm123
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If you Google "Spanish podcasts," you'll find some very good ones. There are also some good ones available through iTunes (not sure what country you're in, since it does vary). Here's one that is in European Spanish but it's not too fast and the pronunciation shouldn't cause any problems:

http://www.notesinspanish.com/category/intermediate-spanish-podcast/

4 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/publius77

I second the recommendation of notesinspanish.com. At my level, I've found their "Inspired Beginners" podcasts to be very accessible.

4 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/nhart1954

I agree it would be nice. Try these short videos from UT Austin, Spanish proficiency levels with short grammar lessons and lots of levels. http://www.laits.utexas.edu/spe/index.html

4 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/rspreng

These are very good, IMO.

4 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Samsta
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Very good! Many different levels with many different variants of Spanish!

4 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/2prices

Love these! Thanks!

4 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Jenga_Jane

Try podcasts, as suggested by pmm123. I also think the BBC Languages spanish program is also pretty good. They do an interactive video thingy called "Mi Vida loca" that's quite useful. The thing about learning via the Internet is that no one site is adequate. Duolingo is great, but it is by no means all you need to become proficient in a language.

4 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/rspreng

Take a look at the Spanish episodes of Extr@ on YouTube.

4 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/roosky2003

Buena idea !

4 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/skunkhunter

Si yo need it better at pronouncing the words and need it a bit slower too!!!

4 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/JGarrick62

I listen to a local radio station in Spanish and have been working my way through Destinos. http://www.learner.org/series/destinos/watch/index.html?ep1 Destinos is pretty old, but it's presented in a pretty easy to follow format and was specifically designed as a learning aid. I've tried Univision shows, watching movies in Spanish with English subtitles, telenovelas, etc., but generally find that the language is going by too fast for me to to much other than general "ear training," which is to say just listening to the rhythms of the language.

4 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/clemwang
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What I do in DuoLingo that adds additional practice, is to NOT look at the screen when the next test item comes up. I just listen. If I don't get it, I blur my eyes (so I don't see the words) and click the speaker icon again. This gives me more exposure to just listening than I would get otherwise. (Of course, sometimes there is no sound.)

I get a number of "Aha" moments when I can't quite make out the sounds and then see the text in Spanish. I find that reinforcing.

4 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/bassmanmd

I appreciate the suggestions. When comparing other programs, duolingo lacks the audio/video re-enforcement of what we are learning at the time. Without that part of the program it becomes somewhat boring for me and maybe others. Learning methods need to be integrated more and push the student to the next level. Just a suggestion, but I have moved on to others that have that. Thanks It was fun while it lasted.

4 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/nhart1954

I agree. I think Duolingo is a great start for learning or refreshing. And it's free! So, I suspect there's only so much that can be done. I, too, will be moving on soon. I especially enjoyed coming to read comments and discuss.

4 years ago