https://www.duolingo.com/Samsta

Extr@ -- Easy to understand language learning show!

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I recently just discovered Extr@, a tv show designed for learning languages. They speak pretty slowly and avoid using very complicated speech. I watched episode one of the Spanish one, and I can say that I basically understood everything they said. They made episodes in English, (30) French, Spanish, and German (13). If you're wondering, it started in 2002 and ended in 2004. They're actually not bad. They're pretty funny and very helpful. Give it a try! You can find them on youtube easily.

September 9, 2013

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https://www.duolingo.com/nathansk8s
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I have been watching these for a few days too and can say they are funny,interesting, and helpful for learning! Thanks for the share @Samsta

September 9, 2013

https://www.duolingo.com/scottann

Thanks for the share, that is the beauty of the internet, that there are so many sources for us to acquire and strengthen language. I have been using Destinos as well and finding it entertaining: http://www.learner.org/series/destinos/about.html Happy learning.

September 10, 2013

https://www.duolingo.com/palomadepanuco

Thank you for sharing the url. I watched several episodes years ago and your "share" put me back in touch with something that was useful for me.

September 13, 2013

https://www.duolingo.com/scottann

As a completely new learner of Spanish, I try to imbibe Spanish from all sources and also found Extra@ funny. Thanks for all the sharings.

September 15, 2013

https://www.duolingo.com/queendeeny

So glad you shared this. I watched Episode 1 of the Spanish and it is adorable! I can't wait to watch the rest.

September 10, 2013

https://www.duolingo.com/deannday

Thank you so much for sharing... the shows are very helpful.

September 11, 2013

https://www.duolingo.com/queensuzanna
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Does anyone know any programs similar to this one for Italian learners?

September 21, 2013

https://www.duolingo.com/IG88
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Yeah, I really enjoyed the Spanish version and I'm planning on using the French also. I just wish there were more episodes and more shows like it.

September 9, 2013

https://www.duolingo.com/centime
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Thanks for sharing. I watched a few minutes of the first episode and think I'll watch the rest of the series :-)

September 10, 2013

https://www.duolingo.com/slogger
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Just now I took a look at the first in the French series and it's great--not too difficult, and funny, just as you said. Thanks a lot for mentioning it.

September 10, 2013

https://www.duolingo.com/Criculann
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Thank you, thank you, thank you for sharing this. You don't know how much I was looking for something like this. :D

September 10, 2013

https://www.duolingo.com/Gslevrero

Thank you! When I adquired more vocabulary I will totally watch it.

September 10, 2013

https://www.duolingo.com/Soliguer
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There are workbooks and teacher's guides too (for the English version, at least).

September 10, 2013

https://www.duolingo.com/alphabeta
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It's is very cheesy, but a very good way to introduce your ear to listen to another language. I've watched all the French ones I could find on YouTube... but I certainly couldn't find 30 of them. I think maybe only 6. If anyone finds a channel/playlist with all the episodes, share it around!

September 11, 2013

https://www.duolingo.com/brrrenton

The English version has 30 episodes, the other languages have only 13. There's some information on Wikipedia: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Extr@

September 11, 2013

https://www.duolingo.com/avidlearner
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Love it so far. Thanks so much for posting!

September 11, 2013

https://www.duolingo.com/Rhin

thanks for the share

September 11, 2013

https://www.duolingo.com/TraceeMay

Thank you Samsta, I'll check it out!

September 13, 2013

https://www.duolingo.com/JazzBlues
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I have noticed that their appears to be 4 versions for different languages: Spanish, French, Germam and English with some of the same actors. Thanks for the information that when I reach Level 13 I should basicallly understand everything they say. Gives me another reason to be pushing forward.

September 9, 2013

https://www.duolingo.com/Samsta
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Don't take that to mean "At level 13 I should understand pretty much everything" because I have already finished my tree, while other people don't finish their tree till they've been level 25 (max level) for quite a while!

September 9, 2013

https://www.duolingo.com/JazzBlues
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I am gutted, but thanks for explaining.

September 12, 2013

https://www.duolingo.com/Writingsuus

I love it. Can't understand everything, but I can understand what the story is about. :)

September 12, 2013

https://www.duolingo.com/M.Naufal1
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I agree with you, it is very helpful for learning languages

February 6, 2016

https://www.duolingo.com/tictakwackx3

Yeah I saw them in spanish class, they're a bit cheesy but helpful. Do they make any for Italian?

May 25, 2016

https://www.duolingo.com/Maximavargs

i know it, it's the best comedy that i watch in my life

July 8, 2016
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