Busca el podcast "Radio Ambulante" desde NPR. Es como This American Life pero todo en español. No importa que tienes un nivel basico. Usa el transcript ingles entes de escuchar. Lealo una y otra vez hast lo conoces bastante bien. Entonces escucha el programa y sigue con el transcript español.
No es una locura. Hazlo. En serio. Hazlo.
Hi Sheila. I don't know any specific apps, but I do know a few YouTube channels that focus on Latin American Spanish. They are excellent for listening practice and vocabulary building.
1. From Mexico, Easy Spanish. All the videos I have seen are completely in Spanish but they don't appear to be for beginners. These videos are everyday conversations about a variety of topics. The interviewers on this channel may have a basic Spanish learning course; I'm not sure.
2. From Colombia, Why Not Spanish. I love this channel. Maria is the instructor. Some of the earlier videos on this channel have a combination of English and Spanish, but most are at an intermediate level and only in Spanish. I find the Spanish-only programs the best, but that is just my personal preference.
3. From Mexico, Senor Jordan. This channel focuses on Spanish spoken in Mexico, I believe. The host appears to be an American, though I am not sure about that. Most of his videos are in English and Spanish. He has some very basic videos about telling time, giving physical descriptions, how to use ser and estar, etc. He's very clear with his instructions.
For listening, I highly recommend Radio Ambulante. High quality podcasts by reporters/journalists that cover topics from most countries where Spanish is the official language. (I think I saw a comment from another italki member who also suggested this site.)
I hope this information is useful.