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Does anyone have ideas or good websites that I can use to improve my listening skills in spanish? It's one of the places I am struggling with the most right now.
I think "Notes in Spanish" have a lot of good podcasts. I don't know what level you are, but for advanced lessons they have trascripts from their podcasts and it really helps.
Also listening to audiobooks is very helpful. I personally tend to start with childrens books as they have easier language.
Should have mentioned I am intermediate [: taking a conversation class now. I tend to blank out when I am called in class due to anxiety, so I don't hear quite as well when asked a question.
Check out LingQ: www.lingq.com They have tons of podcast lessons and a great system for building vocabulary. LingQ has become my primary resource for learning Spanish.
I also spend a lot of time listening to Spanish language radio. I prefer US broadcasts because the topics are more familiar. Check out: TuneIn. It's a global radio hub with a world of choices, literally. The Fernando Espuelas show is one of my favorites. Fernando speaks very clearly and at a moderate pace.
Both LingQ and TuneIn have Android apps (I-phone too probably), so you can take the stuff with you on the run.
I have a youtube channel and a blog to learn Spanish in this you can listen and practice with many activites.
at one time I paid for the monthly fee for hulu.. their latino section was pretty decent and the subtitles in spanish matched better than most youtubes i watched. The only bad part is not all the shows are subbed.. but I could watch certain shows over and over. Another is http://www.learner.org/resources/series75.html
Its from the 80s but its free and it has like 50 episodes with spanish subs.. the best part about those were you could see a little spanish from spain, argetina, puerto rico and mexico. I still cant hear much of a difference but hope this helps..
We can do a language ex-change Spanish-English if you want. Just let me know :) Cheers.