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Re: My Spanish study favourites (gear, people, methods, resources....)

Postby Kraut » Sun Nov 26, 2023 6:53 pm

FUNDEU
answers your questions and doubts about the Spanish language


https://www.fundeu.es/

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Me gustaría que me resolvieran esta duda: ¿Está bien escrito: «el día que Baleares pidió la autonomía» o debe.
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https://www.fundeu.es/blog-category/audios/


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https://www.fundeu.es/recomendacion/40- ... to-40-off/
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Argentine edition
https://fundeu.fiile.org.ar/
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XVI Seminario Internacional de Lengua y Periodismo
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Re: My Spanish study favourites (gear, people, methods, resources....)

Postby iguanamon » Sun Nov 26, 2023 7:35 pm

Kraut wrote: Voscribe: Free Transcript Tool (audio-text)
Send your audio file to get a free editable transcript with 95% precision in 2 minutes.
https://www.voscribe.com/free-tools/free-transcript
With AI improvements, we believe that basic automatic transcription should be free. People that want basic subtitle or basic transcript of a video/audio should not have to pay 1 cent to get it

I tried your link with 2 mp3's I had saved from a Radio France International newscast in Spanish and Portuguese. The audios were around 3 minutes in length.
Pros:
It got the newscast 100% but completely missed the introduction. It missed an audio comment from a subject. Then, when the newscaster returned, it picked right back with an accurate transcript.

It got Chinese place names and personal names accurately. It got world cities correctly. It dealt fine with Latin American Spanish and Brazilian Portuguese. The transcript follows the audio with the word being spoken highlighted as the audio proceeds. The link you gave works.

Cons:
To go beyond 10 minutes, it is $9.00 US a month or $108 US per year. I signed up but not to pay for it- I haven't needed transcripts for Spanish/Portuguese in years. Though I signed up for an account. It doesn't recognize my username/password- though it tells me I already have an account if I try to sign up again.

The website doesn't say which 20 languages are covered by the service. Of course, it's probably FIGS plus definitely Portuguese... but I can't easily find that information on the website.

I haven't tried it with natural speech yet, so I can't testify to how it handles it. If I were still learning a FIGS language, this would be huge and probably worth the $9.00 US a month they charge to train listening.

I've always recommended working with the news in audio (especially if you already know what's going on in your native language) and an accurate transcript in order to train listening. The problem is that there are few sites that have this available- "NHK Radio Portuguese/Spanish" and "Democracy Now en Español" come to mind. I tried it with an old audio story I had in Portuguese and it handled all the speakers only missing one brief sentence in the three minute audio. I can see this being very useful for learners to train listening, at least in the two languages I tried.

Of course it means learners will have to do some work- download mp3's to a file; edit them to under 10 minutes in length if too long; learn what platforms will accept an srt file and how to do time stamps, etc. Still, it appears as if it will be useful.

Perhaps the issues I've experienced are just a glitch or it takes time to get registered in the system. There doesn't seem to be a link on the site to the 10 minute free audio- at least I can't find it. If I hit the back button, it goes to the sign-up page.

I must admit, I am impressed with what it can do, for free... at least so far.

I just tried Russian and Catalan- nope. Seems to work with French and Italian in the mp3's that I had. I guess it will take a while to get around to Haitian Creole, Sranan Tongo, and Ladino :lol:

Thanks, Kraut. You should post about this to the general discussion forum room.
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Re: My Spanish study favourites (gear, people, methods, resources....)

Postby Kraut » Sun Nov 26, 2023 9:20 pm

I got the recommendation on a French teachers' list, the creator also seems to be French. It came out in October, so initial problems are inevitable.
I much like the window for editing, where I can use my major tools "Simple Translate" and the pop-up combination "Leung's pop-up Dictionary" plus "Perplexity" search. To get the MP3s: use either "No23 recorder" or "Audacity".
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Re: My Spanish study favourites (gear, people, methods, resources....)

Postby Kraut » Thu Nov 30, 2023 1:59 am

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xn2gU3P4eUk
POR QUÉ los Españoles Hablamos MAL INGLÉS

Nos lo han repetido muchísimo: Los españoles hablamos MAL inglés. ¿Es cierto? ¡Toma asiento!
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Re: My Spanish study favourites (gear, people, methods, resources....)

Postby Kraut » Fri Dec 01, 2023 1:57 am

Uso de ChatGPT para prácticas de interacción en la enseñanza de lenguas

https://canal.uned.es/video/6555e57132e2ca3aa907c2a2
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RE-Write: una aplicación móvil para el desarrollo de la interacción escrita en lengua inglesa a través de géneros textuales
https://canal.uned.es/video/6555e6c832e2ca3b0e329a72
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Re: My Spanish study favourites (gear, people, methods, resources....)

Postby Kraut » Sun Dec 03, 2023 3:13 pm

This Youglish site
https://youglish.com/pronounce/maria%20 ... spanish/es?
offers a nice tool for practicing pronunciation, intonation etc with eye-pleasant size of subtitles
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Re: My Spanish study favourites (gear, people, methods, resources....)

Postby Kraut » Tue Dec 12, 2023 1:10 am

« La communication spécialisée en classe d'espagnol »

https://hal.science/hal-04013586/document
Les Cahiers du GÉRES n° 11-Décembre 2019 p. 1/309

Actes choisis de la XVIème Rencontre Internationale du GÉRES
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Re: My Spanish study favourites (gear, people, methods, resources....)

Postby Kraut » Tue Dec 12, 2023 5:47 pm

Los adolescentes no duermen lo suficiente, y estas son las consecuencias

https://theconversation.com/los-adolesc ... ias-213157


Aquí están los puntos clave que extraje del enlace:

- Los adolescentes duermen menos de lo recomendado debido al retraso en su reloj biológico, que les hace irse más tarde a la cama.

- El sueño es importante para el desarrollo cerebral en la adolescencia. Con la falta de sueño disminuye el sueño profundo y se altera la sustancia gris y blanca del cerebro.

- El sueño insuficiente puede causar síntomas depresivos, ansiedad, mal humor, y empeorar el rendimiento escolar. También aumenta el riesgo de conductas de riesgo como beber alcohol o fumar.

- Los dispositivos electrónicos emiten luz azul que inhibe la melatonina y dificulta conciliar el sueño. Se recomienda un máximo de 2 horas diarias de pantallas antes de dormir.

- Retrasar una hora el comienzo de clases podría ayudar a los adolescentes a dormir más y sentirse con más energía y atención durante las clases.



Here is an English translation of the summary:

Here are the key points I extracted from the link:

- Adolescents sleep less than recommended due to a delay in their biological clock, which makes them go to bed later.

- Sleep is important for brain development during adolescence. With lack of sleep, deep sleep decreases and it alters the gray and white brain matter.

- Insufficient sleep can cause depressive symptoms, anxiety, bad mood, and worsen school performance. It also increases the risk of risky behaviors like drinking alcohol or smoking.

- Electronic devices emit blue light that inhibits melatonin and makes it difficult to fall asleep. It is recommended to limit screen time to a maximum of 2 hours before bedtime.

- Delaying school start times by one hour could help adolescents sleep more and feel more energized and attentive during classes.


https://theconversation.com/la-siesta-i ... uso-196883
La siesta: instrucciones de uso
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Re: My Spanish study favourites (gear, people, methods, resources....)

Postby Kraut » Wed Dec 13, 2023 1:33 pm

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LPMqoHPJzac
Langfocus
Why Does Greek Sound Like Spanish?!

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Spanish vs French (How Similar Are They?!)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LiFg-IHT34Q
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Re: My Spanish study favourites (gear, people, methods, resources....)

Postby Kraut » Wed Dec 13, 2023 4:08 pm


Carlos, Rey Emperador


https://www.rtve.es/play/videos/carlos-rey-emperador/


Charles V, Holy Roman Emperor

'Carlos, Rey Emperador', una cuidada producción que narra la historia de uno de los hombres más poderosos que ha conocido Europa, gobernador de un imperio de proporciones tan extraordinarias como su diversidad.

Los espectadores descubren a través del relato de la vida de Carlos de Habsburgo desde su llegada a España, de qué modo el heredero del Imperio Germánico, de Borgoña, de los Países Bajos, del Franco Condado, Artois, Nevers y Rethel, de los territorios de la Corona de Aragón y sus posesiones italianas vinculadas y de los castellanos, norteafricanos y americanos de la Monarquía Católica crece como estadista, cómo se fortalece al reaccionar a las amenazas que le rodean con los aciertos y errores de sus consejeros.
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Charles, King Emperor', a carefully crafted production that tells the story of one of the most powerful men Europe has ever known, ruler of an empire of proportions as extraordinary as its diversity.

Through the story of the life of Charles of Habsburg from his arrival in Spain, viewers discover how the heir to the Germanic Empire, Burgundy, the Low Countries, Franche-Comté, Artois, Nevers and Rethel, the territories of the Crown of Aragon and its associated Italian possessions and the Castilian, North African and American territories of the Catholic Monarchy grew as a statesman, how he strengthened himself by reacting to the threats around him with the successes and mistakes of his advisors.
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