Real-life Spanish Dialogue?
I'm in the process of learning Spanish and would love some suggestions of tv shows, podcasts, etc. to listen to to get a better grasp on understanding native speakers. I'll be interning in Peru in a couple of months and I don't think real people have the "turtle" option ;)
Gracias amigos y amigas!
Telenovelas! They're overacted so you can get clues from facial expressions, etc. The scripts are predictable so you can infer meaning. The storyline is repetitive so you'll hear the same scenario several times. (Juan tells Sophia that he's going to leave Vanessa. Sophia tells her brother Carlos. Carlos tells his coworker Rodrigo, but evil Eduardo overhears it and tells his evil sister Vanessa.) The shows are high-interest and engaging. Most run for about a year, beginning to end, instead of dragging out for years. In the final week, you get to see the villain eaten by alligators or run over by a steamroller or buried alive or some other Wile E Coyote fate, and the hero and the SYT (Sweet Young Thing) get married. What's not to love???
I promise, you'll have the sexiest Spanish teacher imaginable.
There is a blog called Caray Caray where people learning Spanish via telenovelas post recaps of the plots in English daily, and then the community talks about them. The recaps will help you figure out the points you missed. It's a fun way to study, and very effective.
You might want to check your DVD/Blu-Ray collection for Spanish Audio. More and more of them are starting to have that option now. They used to be only in French. I've watched Divergent in Spanish more than I have in English.
If you're interested in the news, Buenos Dias America comes out Monday through Friday and gives the news in Latin American Spanish.
Notes In Spanish is another good podcast. They have beginner, intermediate, and advanced levels. They use Spain's Spanish, which is a little difficult to get used to at first, but after a while, you get over the accent.
YouTube has cartoons and kids shows. I've watched episodes of Arthur in Spanish, as well as Los Simpsons.
if you have time you can watch this movie it's spanish pure
You can start with the Spanish episodes of Extr@ on Youtube. It is European Spanish, but a good place to begin.