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Can anyone recommend to me some resources to further my knowledge of Spanish? I am looking for Spanish conversations to start listening to, easy Spanish literature to read, and anything else that I can use to really start practicing what I've learned. Please be specific here. What are your favorite Spanish resources beyond Duolingo? Thanks!

3 years ago

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Spanish conversations?

  • Here are Spanish conversations, this just contains audio. GREAT resourse. Spanish Phone Conversations. Note, unfortunately this site does not contain a transcript in Spanish or English.
  • Telemundo telenovelas provide subtitles in English and Spanish. You can grab the entire transcript from YouTube. Personally it is an invaluable resource for regular dialogue. You will also learn new words like bufete.

Easy Spanish literature?

What are you interested in? Comics? YA? Sci-Fi? Historical fiction? Biographies? I would strongly suggest you cater your learning experience towards your passion, your interests. Do you like politics? Boxing? Finance? or do you like sewing?

Some times I find bilingual resources. I'll read them in Spanish first, then English. I usually won't read the English until I translated the Spanish text and looked up the words I don't know.

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/P.Salamander

I don't know about any books or Spanish people. But Memrise can help improve your Spanish vocabulary. :)

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/JackNarret

I read the first Harry Potter book in Spanish and found it very helpful. I am working on the second one now. Also, http://www.notesinspanish.com is really good for listening and has transcripts I believe.

3 years ago

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A friend of mine sent me this very good list of resources for learning Spanish, many pod-casts and situational comedy-type sites: http://www.openculture.com/free_spanish_lessons. Also there's a fantastic Spanish language show on youtube called 'Spanish Extra' that is designed for beginners. It's a very funny (I laughed even though I only understood about a third of it) series about an American guy who goes to Barcelona to room-mate with two Spanish girls. You'll be surprised at how much you can understand. I hope this helps. Oh, and one think that has helped me a lot is the Pimsleur audio series for Spanish. It's all audio and really helps with pronunciation. You can usually find it in the library (it's a little expensive if you buy it, but you can buy it in little sections, a little at a time. :)

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Spanishmakeup
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I found the 'Spanish extra online :D I'm only about two minuets in, but I love it. Thanks :)

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/kcap5

hello, this website has popular Spanish songs you can listen to and see the translation side by side. http://www.qlipo.com/index.php this one is a beginner interactive series they are about ten mins a piece and very entertaining. http://www.bbc.co.uk/languages/spanish/mividaloca/ hope that helps! good luck to you :]

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/floydsherrod

I really like learning with popular songs. Thanks for the qlipo link. I have found you tube video in French, and some with German, French, and English, but I did not have any good Spanish song links.

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/kcap5

its a really fun way to expose yourself to the language, happy to help ! :]

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Espanalexander

Thanks everyone for your comments! Looks like I have a lot of studying to look forward to.

3 years ago