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Yabla Spanish Videos

Posted in Listening Comprehension, Spanish Tools on 19 April 2017

Watch, practice, and learn Spanish

Yabla - Spanish videosUnderstanding spoken Spanish can be hard, but here’s a fun way to practice: Yabla Spanish. It’s a subscription site with a massive collection of original videos featuring native speakers from many different Spanish-speaking countries to help you learn and practice Spanish at any level.

The videos are short, so you can watch them whenever you have a few minutes to practice. The Yabla video player has flexible options so that learners at all levels can choose how much or how little assistance they need. The "slow" button lets you hear each individual word pronounced, and you can disable the captions and/or translations if you don’t need them.

Each video also includes several games to test listening comprehension and vocabulary:

  • Multiple choice – listen and choose the missing word
  • Fill-in-the-blank – listen and type the missing word
  • Scribe dictation – listen and type everything
  • Vocabulary – match the word to its translation

For a huge variety of Spanish videos on just about any topic you can think of, visit Yabla Spanish or try one of these sample videos:

Level Sample Video Topic
1. Newbie Una historia de dos ciudades History
2. Beginner Un marciano en la playa Animation
3. Intermediate Agente del concesionario Shopping
4. Adv-Intermediate Artesano de monigotes de Año Viejo Culture
5. Advanced Lego Fest en Sevilla Documentary

Spanish Tutors

Posted in Spanish Tools on 26 January 2017

Want to get serious about your Spanish? Get personalized instruction with your own private tutor so that you’re always working on exactly what you need and at your own pace.

Find a Local Tutor Today

It’s free to email potential tutors, so send your questions to two or three before making a decision.

Elemental Sounds of Spanish

Posted in Listening Comprehension, Pronunciation, Spanish Tools on 25 November 2016

Elemental sounds of Spanish

Improve your Spanish pronunciation and listening comprehension with The 39 Elemental Sounds of Spanish Master Class. This series of 4 one-hour live webinars by Idahosa Ness, creator of The Flow of Spanish, is on sale for $37, and you can add on French, Portuguese, and German for $30 more.

Think Spanish Audio Magazine – Sale

Posted in Listening Comprehension, Spanish Tools on 15 August 2016

Monthly audiomagazine Think Spanish is on sale for $79/year – that’s nearly 50% off the regular price. This is the perfect time to invest in an excellent product that will help you improve your Spanish while learning about life in Spanish-speaking countries. Think Spanish also makes a great gift!

Read my review | Think Spanish site

P.S. Think French is on sale too!

Online pronunciation course

Posted in Pronunciation, Spanish Tools on 18 April 2016

The Flow of SpanishNothing beats a private tutor for working on your Spanish pronunciation, but when that’s not possible, The Flow of Spanish is the next best thing. This music-based pronunciation training course combines the flexibility of the internet with personalized feedback, and the result is an interesting and useful way to drastically improve your Spanish pronunciation: The Flow of Spanish

If you need more basic help with Spanish pronunciation and listening comprehension, take a look at The 39 Elemental Sounds of Spanish Master Class.

Spanish verb conjugator

Posted in Spanish Tools, Verbs on 7 September 2015

The Spanish verb conjugator has simple-tense conjugations for more than 1,200 Spanish verbs.

Spanish proficiency test

Posted in Spanish Tools on 2 January 2014

The start of a new semester is the perfect time to find out how good your Spanish is with this five-level proficiency test.

Spanish Verb Deconjugator

Posted in Spanish Tools, Verbs on 15 August 2012

The Spanish verb deconjugator can help you determine which infinitive any given verb conjugation belongs to, and therefore what it means.

Spanish Magazines

Posted in Spanish Tools on 17 December 2010

Reading Spanish magazines is a great way to improve your language skills. There are magazines written specifically for students as well as regular magazines published for native speakers, including popular English-language titles like ESPN and Cosmopolitan. Take a look at my Spanish magazine stand.

Spanish for Beginners

Posted in Spanish Tools on 28 June 2010

I’ve put together a checklist to help you get the most out of my Spanish for beginners lessons. It indicates the best order to study the lessons so that you learn the basics first and build from there.