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

Posted: Mon May 13, 2019 12:49 am
by Kraut
"Diccionario Reverso" is an excellent tool which offers many hyperlinks: Spanish-German/French/English dictionaries, reverso context, images, encyclopedia, news, web, example sentences.

With the help of Firefox's addon "Pop-Up Dictionary by R Leung" it can be turned into a pop up dictionary. Dictionaries other than reverso can also be included in the setting (wordreference etc...)

By using the setting "pop-up window" you can overcome the blocking of mixed content

The popup window is scrollable, movable & resizable.

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

Posted: Mon May 13, 2019 11:44 pm
by Kraut
Learn Spanish:

Top 100 Free Online Spanish

Courses and Lessons - 2019

By Chi Fang

https://verbalicity.com/learn-spanish-free/

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

Posted: Tue May 14, 2019 1:50 am
by El Forastero
Hello group. I have a blog and a youtube channel both in spanish. They are not conceived to teach spanish itself, but I talk about language learning, so perhaps you can consider my content relevant in some way and practice a bit with this topic. The links are in my signature.

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

Posted: Sat May 18, 2019 3:27 pm
by Kraut
Videópatas sitcom

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VV9wTD4e-mc
TIPOS DE PROFESORES

Videópatas
Para quienes aún no los conozcan, los chicos de Videópatas se dedican a contar historias y a hacer reír a la gente desde su canal de YouTube, actualmente uno de los más populares de España (y probablemente uno de los mejores para aprender vocabulario coloquial).
https://www.espanolavanzado.com/

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

Posted: Thu May 23, 2019 10:39 am
by Kraut
Modifying my method

So far I have been practising/consolidating etc via bi-directional translation (1)

recreated/memorized little stories, often hotel reviews, with the help of random words (while on a swingstepper and pulling rubber bands hanging from above) (2)

I have tried drawing a story. This works well if the stories are linear and contain scenes that can be visualized easily (3)


I am now adding "consecutive translation": I record my German translation of a text, listen to it and try to translate it back into Spanish IN A LOUD VOICE , at the beginning with an eye on the Spanish text. I control the speed and length with a remote. (4)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zyvrU6FYN7o

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You remember more of what you read out loud

https://qz.com/1144521/you-remember-mor ... -out-loud/

Oral production is effective because it has two distinctive components, a motor or speech act and a personal auditory input, the researchers explain. “[The] results suggest that production is memorable in part because it includes a distinctive, self-referential component. This may well underlie why rehearsal is so valuable in learning and remembering,” the study concludes. “We do it ourselves, and we do it in our own voice. When it comes time to recover the information, we can use this distinctive component to help us to remember.”

Notably, there was a significant advantage in hearing a recording of the self over hearing another person read. “This suggests that part of the advantage ordinarily seen in the production effect is hearing one’s own voice–the self-referential component–above and beyond the benefit conferred by auditory information,” the study says.

Hearing your own voice saying information boosts the likelihood that it will stick to your memory. This trick can be used not just by students but adults and seniors working on recall, says MacLeod.


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

Posted: Mon May 27, 2019 7:42 pm
by Kraut
https://www.reddit.com/r/languagelearni ... 00_comics/

Mexico's National University digitizes 1400 comics from 50's and 60's Mexico.


Catálogo de Historietas de la Hemeroteca Nacional

http://www.pepines.unam.mx/

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

Posted: Sat Jun 01, 2019 1:00 pm
by Kraut
Isabel (TV_series)

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Isabel_(TV_series)

Isabel is a Spanish historical fiction television series, directed by Jordi Frades and produced by Diagonal TV for Televisión Española. The series is based upon the reign of Queen Isabella I of Castile.[1] It was broadcast on La 1 of Televisión Española from 2012 to 2014.


free here:
http://www.rtve.es/television/isabel-la ... pitulo-14/

and better quality here (Germany):
https://www.bumerangtv.com/category/isabel/
could be geoblocked

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

Posted: Tue Jun 04, 2019 8:53 pm
by Kraut
https://www.academia.edu/3310994/CONTEX ... S_ALEMANES

CONTEXTO ELE: ANÁLISIS DE LAS DIFICULTADES LINGÜÍSTICAS Y NECESIDADES DE LOS ESTUDIANTES UNIVERSITARIOS ALEMANES
(analysis of the language problems of German university students and how to counter them)
https://www.academia.edu/3310994/CONTEX ... S_ALEMANES

in:

ESTEBAN TOMÁS MONTORO DEL ARCOJUAN ANTONIO MOYA CORRAL(eds.)
EL ESPAÑOL EN CONTEXTO
Actas de las XV Jornadas sobre la lengua españolay su enseñanza

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

Posted: Thu Jun 06, 2019 3:11 pm
by Kraut

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

Posted: Sun Jun 09, 2019 1:02 pm
by Kraut
Translation Comparison addon

http://imtranslator.net/Translation-Com ... irefox.asp
Can be reduced to viewing only Deepl and Google