simple spanish language media to increase understanding
July 17, 2006 7:35 PM   Subscribe

I want to practice my spanish. Is there spanish language media that can hold my interest; available solely through the internet?

It has been suggested that I watch telenovelas or the news on spanish television channels. However I cannot maintain interest and I don't have a television in my room. I am looking for spanish language media that would appeal to me from blogs to podcasts to a telenovela if it fits my interest.

An excellent example I've found is the español version of reddit. Besides that I would appreciate anything. I am not looking for movies or music. Mainly simple entertaining television programs. Or podcasts emphasis on slow, simple, clear, and correct enunciation.
posted by andendau to Writing & Language (7 answers total) 8 users marked this as a favorite
 
This doesn't really answer your questions, but might be helpful (I hope!) anyway. A friend of mine who was learning spanish used the spanish language audio tour at a museum which she was very familiar with, and she found it to be a great help. Might be a bit more interesting and interactive than simply reading novels or whatever...
posted by blaneyphoto at 8:16 PM on July 17, 2006


Again, not on the internet (sorry), but renting a DVD of a movie you love and know well that has a Spanish language audio channel ... and watching it in Spanish ... is a great way to brush up on the language (or any language that applies).
posted by General Zubon at 8:55 PM on July 17, 2006


Bless your hearts.
But let me repeat.
Available solely on the internet.

Bi lingual

solo de internet por favor
posted by andendau at 9:06 PM on July 17, 2006


Granma is the official paper in Cuba... it's online in Spanish, English, Portuguese, Italian and German. If you're in the US, it's only available online.
posted by lois1950 at 12:47 AM on July 18, 2006


Previously here
posted by adamvasco at 7:37 AM on July 18, 2006


I've heard Yabla is good, but I've never tried it personally.
posted by np312 at 7:50 AM on July 18, 2006 [1 favorite]


Yabla seems really cool. I might subscribe for a month or to. I asked my cousin for his thoughts and he sent me this in an email.

Videos generales

http://www.esmastv.com.mx/esmas_tv/



Información de interes general

http://www.esmas.com/



Lectura sobre IT

http://www.prodigy.msn.com/tecnologia/



Lectura de interes general

http://prodigy.msn.com/



Una pequeña definición de Podcast por IBM

http://www-306.ibm.com/e-business/la/mx/innovation/podcasts.shtml



Algo de política reciente

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9dyWJJdj9Ec&mode=related&search=



Simfoony Podcasting (http://www.simfoony.net/podcast/) [RSS Podcast (http://www.simfoony.net/podcast/feed.php)]
En Tungsteno: videojuegos, comic, cine, tecnología, software libre, todo amenizado con heavy metal libre, emitiendo desde Barcelona.

Comunicando (http://www.comunicandopodcast.com/) [RSS Podcast (http://www.comunicandopodcast.com/podcast.php)]
El primer podcast en castellano. Es un programa de radio sobre Tecnología, Internet, juegos y cibercultura. Música bajo licencia Creative Commons, duración en torno a 50 minutos y periodicidad semanal. Puedes participar enviando un mensaje en MP3 de 1 min. aprox.

Hablemos (http://www.batiz.org/hablemos/hablemos.cgi) [RSS Podcast (http://www.batiz.org/hablemos/hablemos.cgi/index.rss20)]
Podcasting en español. Mi nombre es Jaime Bátiz-Mendoza. Soy mexicano y hablo acerca de mis experiencias viviendo fuera de mi país (en Estados Unidos), las similitudes, diferencias y contrastes. Grabo dos versiones de cada episodio: una en español y otra en inglés. Un nuevo episodio cada dos o tres semanas y la duración es de 15 a 20 minutos.

Punto y Aparte (http://weblog.topopardo.com) [RSS (http://weblog.topopardo.com/index.rdf)] [RSS Podcast (http://weblog.topopardo.com/podcast.xml)]
Carlos Fenollosa, de Punto y aparte, habla sobre informática, software libre e internet. El podcast contiene una mezcla de secciones fijas, como análisis sobre sitios web, resumen de barrapunto.com y software, aderezado con música libre y reflexiones interesantes.
La periodicidad suele ser quincenal y dura unos tres cuartos de hora
posted by andendau at 3:51 PM on July 18, 2006


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