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Postby reineke » Tue Jun 07, 2016 1:41 pm

Courses

FSI-DLI

http://www.fsi-language-courses.net/fsi-spanish-language-courses/
https://fsi-languages.yojik.eu/languages/spanish-index.html
http://fsi-dli.yojik.eu/

Spanish Grammar in Context http://grammar.spanishintexas.org/
Destinos http://learner.org/series/destinos/index.html
https://www.livelingua.com/project/fsi/Spanish/
http://www.bbc.co.uk/languages/spanish/
http://www.vocabulix.com/online/Learn/Languages
https://www.laits.utexas.edu/spe/siteindex.php
http://www.todo-claro.com/e_index.php

Pronunciation
http://soundsofspeech.uiowa.edu/spanish/spanish.html
http://forvo.com/languages/es/

Audiobooks
http://albalearning.com/
http://www.ivoox.com/
http://www.leerescuchando.net/
https://audio-libro.com/
Audioteca, una colección de treinta cuentos de autores argentinos grabados por actores http://audioteca.cultura.gob.ar/web/audioteca.php
La colección «Lecturas Grabadas» http://www.educ.ar/sitios/educar/seccion/?ir=audiolibros
Don Quijote http://www.cervantesvirtual.com/obra/el-ingenioso-hidalgo-don-quijote-de-la-mancha--0/
http://www.educaragon.org/arboles/arbol.asp?guiaeducativa=41&strseccion=A1A68
Cuentos de la selva de Horacio Quiroga http://www.audiocuentos.com.uy/

Books/ebooks
Essential Guide to Spanish Reading
http://www.americareadsspanish.org/home/essential-guide-to-spanish-reading.html
Biblioteca Virtual Miguel de Cervantes http://www.cervantesvirtual.com/
Biblioteca digital hispánica http://www.bne.es/es/Catalogos/BibliotecaDigitalHispanica/Inicio/index.html
https://www.gutenberg.org/browse/languages/es
http://comicbookplus.com/?cid=1732

Multimedia
http://www.rtve.es/
http://www.arte.tv/guide/es/?country=US

Radio/podcasts
http://www.e-radio.edu.mx/ (tastyonions)
Radio Ambulante (Speakeasy)
Spanish radio broadcasts on a wide variety of subjects, with transcripts. http://radioambulante.org/en/[/quote]

News in slow Spanish https://www.newsinslowspanish.com/

Newspapers
http://newspapermap.com/
http://elpais.com/

Simplified Spanish
https://newsela.com/
http://es.maryglasgowplus.com/students/features

Grammar
http://conjuguemos.com/list.php?division=grammar
http://eleaston.com/spanish-qz.html
http://www.columbia.edu/~fms5/
https://www.nationalspanishexam.org/index.php/exam-preparation/online-practice-exercises
http://www.trinity.edu/mstroud/grammar/
http://www.esfacil.eu/en/
http://www.bowdoin.edu/~eyepes/gramex_ats.htm
http://www.spanishdict.com/grammar
http://personal.colby.edu/~bknelson/SLC/index.php
http://www.language-gym.com/#/
http://www.rae.es/
http://forum.wordreference.com/forums/s%C3%B3lo-espa%C3%B1ol.45/
http://www.fundeu.es/
https://espanol.lingolia.com/es/
http://www.wikilengua.org/index.php/Portada
http://hispanoteca.eu/Index.htm
http://www.studyspanish.com/tutorial.htm
Verb conjugator http://www.linguasorb.com/
http://www.todo-claro.com/e_index.php
http://www.auladiez.com/ejercicios/index.html

Reference
http://dle.rae.es/?w=diccionario
http://www.wordreference.com/es/translation.asp
Dictionary of Spanish Expressions and Idioms
http://www.spanish-learning-corner.com/spanish-expressions-p.html (zenmonkey)

Lists of links
https://www.coerll.utexas.edu/coerll/spanish
http://www.aulafacil.com/
http://www.lang.ox.ac.uk/links/spanish.html
http://www.uni.edu/becker/Spanish3.html

Testing
Dialang
Dialang web version: http://dialangweb.lancaster.ac.uk/
Dialang download: http://www.lancaster.ac.uk/researchente ... lang/about
Instituto Cervantes: http://ave.cervantes.es/prueba_nivel/registro/test_de_clasificacion.php
don Quijote http://www.donquijote.org/spanishlanguage/test/
AATSP https://www.nationalspanishexam.org/index.php/exam-preparation/past-examinations

Other

Spanish phone conversation practice
http://phone.dliflc.edu/default_spanish.asp
Audio-Lingua - a collaborative bank of authentic audio resources, recorded by native speakers
http://www.audio-lingua.eu/?lang=en
GLOSS https://gloss.dliflc.edu/
Subtitle word frequencies for Spanish: SUBTLEX-ESP
http://crr.ugent.be/archives/679
Teacher resources
https://www.tes.com/member/gianfrancoconti1966

Children's websites
http://www.mundoprimaria.com/
http://www.cuentosinteractivos.org/
http://www.cuentosinfantilesadormir.com/
http://www.cuentosparachicos.com/index.htm
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Re: Spanish resources

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Postby reineke » Tue Jun 07, 2016 2:12 pm

Youtube Channels

Children's: https://www.youtube.com/user/PlanetaJuniorTV

Chile - https://www.youtube.com/user/HolaSoyGerman
Spain - https://www.youtube.com/user/elrubiusOMG
(sillygoose1)

Video bloggers: Focusingsvlogs, Gominuke and TheVicVlogs.
YellowMellowMG and her daily vlog channel melomore.
vanfunfun talks about linguistics and books.
Spoonary (she's a fish)

Cocina con Sergio (garyb)
http://www.rtve.es/television/cocina-con-sergio/

Music
http://forum.language-learners.org/viewtopic.php?f=14&t=1901
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Re: Spanish resources

Postby ilmari » Tue Jun 07, 2016 2:42 pm

It's already there but thanks.


Sorry for the waste of space and time. I should have been more careful.

If you can, please delete my post. I am not able too, as it has already been replied.
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Re: Spanish resources

Postby Xelian » Fri Dec 30, 2016 7:24 am

Are these only Spain Spanish resources? I'm looking for Mexican Spanish, but it seems like it's not generally taught, but instead Spain Spanish is taught in most cases...

At any rate, if there are Mexican Spanish resources, maybe it would be useful to separate the two Spain Spanish and Mexican Spanish. My apologies if there is already a thread for this!

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Re: Spanish resources

Postby Random Review » Fri Dec 30, 2016 2:19 pm

Xelian wrote:Are these only Spain Spanish resources? I'm looking for Mexican Spanish, but it seems like it's not generally taught, but instead Spain Spanish is taught in most cases...

At any rate, if there are Mexican Spanish resources, maybe it would be useful to separate the two Spain Spanish and Mexican Spanish. My apologies if there is already a thread for this!

Thanks~


No, they're not. They're a mixture. For Mexican Spanish you can start with the Mexican versions of the phone conversations. After that you should be able to recognise Mexican Spanish and can just try resources and see, the Mexican accent is quite distinctive.

I understand your wish to see a list of resources classified by region, but for many (perhaps most) of the resources in the incredible OP (kudos to Reineke!) that wouldn't be practical. I think they should be left as they are and a different thread started for region-specific resources, otherwise people starting out learning Spanish might miss out on some incredible resources. Specific example: I lived in Spain for a while and so for practical reasons have learned the dialect they speak there (except the "distinción" pronunciation of "z" an "c", which I pigheadedly refuse to imitate for my own personal reasons) and yet benefited greatly from the FSI course, which would be classified as Latin American Spanish.
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Re: Spanish resources

Postby Xelian » Sat Dec 31, 2016 1:53 am

Random Review wrote:No, they're not. They're a mixture. For Mexican Spanish you can start with the Mexican versions of the phone conversations. After that you should be able to recognise Mexican Spanish and can just try resources and see, the Mexican accent is quite distinctive.

I understand your wish to see a list of resources classified by region, but for many (perhaps most) of the resources in the incredible OP (kudos to Reineke!) that wouldn't be practical. I think they should be left as they are and a different thread started for region-specific resources, otherwise people starting out learning Spanish might miss out on some incredible resources. Specific example: I lived in Spain for a while and so for practical reasons have learned the dialect they speak there (except the "distinción" pronunciation of "z" an "c", which I pigheadedly refuse to imitate for my own personal reasons) and yet benefited greatly from the FSI course, which would be classified as Latin American Spanish.


Ok, thanks for explaining, I have just been on a search for specific resources, but I came across the fact that many aren't going to be exactly what I'm looking for. It is true that I'd be missing out if I only focused on resources that included only one region. And you're also right that the Mexican accent is quite distinctive. So, I'll take a look through what's already here, thanks! Your response was helpful.
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Re: Spanish resources

Postby vogeltje » Sat Dec 31, 2016 2:48 am

This thread seems very useful. I need to learn Spanish, but I don't know how. I mean, I can speak a little bit and understand it when I read it, although when they speak it's impossible. I've learned 3 other foreign languages which I know now, but long ago and I can't remember exactly how. Sometimes there are too many choices like websites, methods etc, I would prefer a nice method which is not complicated and doesn't require complicated technology. I would like to live in the Canary Islands, so Spain's Spanish is the variety I'd like to learn and have learned until now. My pronunciation is useless, so if there's a method for that it would be great.
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