FUN, ENRICHING RESOURCES TO PRACTICE SPANISH


Not only is the Spanish language beautiful, but speaking it unlocks the rich, vibrant cultures of 21 countries throughout Central America, South America, Europe and Africa.  The advantage of being in California is that you can read signs in both Spanish and English to learn ‘on the fly’- you can learn Spanish anywhere, any time. Don’t be shy! Give it a try and practice with native speakers whenever you can.


 I compiled some of my favorite resources for practicing Spanish at any level- some are websites, some are podcasts, some are apps and some are found on Youtube. Have a look through them, try a few out, see what works for you-  and make a plan to do at least ten minutes of practice each day.  ¡Buena suerte!


¡ESCUCHAR! 

DREAMING SPANISH (hombre de España viviendo en Tailandia- muy bueno!)

https://www.dreamingspanish.com/

SUPER HOLLY (ella es de América Latina...muy buena también!)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3J8_JM7Qiss

DUOLINGO PODCASTS (the app is also great for vocab practice!)

https://podcasts.apple.com/ca/podcast/duolingo-spanish-podcast/id1317493077

NEWS IN SLOW SPANISH (download the free Linguistica app to access for free)

https://www.newsinslowspanish.com/

https://podcasts.apple.com/ca/podcast/spanish-podcast/id305590390

COFFEE BREAK IN SPANISH

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=u4SI58TYA6E

BABBEL PODCASTS

https://www.babbel.com/en/magazine/learning-with-podcasts/

https://www.babbel.com/en/magazine/introducing-babbels-spanish-podcast/

YABLA

https://spanish.yabla.com/lessons.php

LAWLESS SPANISH

https://www.lawlessspanish.com/

SPANISH WITH ANDREW:

https://howlearnspanish.com/

-INCLUDES ‘LIST OF BEST SITES TO WATCH SPANISH SHOWS ONLINE (FOR FREE)’:

https://howlearnspanish.com/list-of-best-sites-to-watch-spanish-tv/

YOUTUBE: SPANISH WITH VINCENTE

https://www.youtube.com/results?search_query=spanish+with+vicente+


¡LEER! 

REVISA LITERAL (read stories in Spanish written by students from around the world!)

https://revistaliteral.com/

LIBROS CORTOS (short stories great for all levels):

Don Quixote (graphic novel)

https://drive.google.com/file/d/1i9KF5HCm2tj53l9seryjcmrp4lO9yUGq/view

El Atún

https://drive.google.com/file/d/1wlAJHnpVt4Oa6ScFVTV2tprn8d5x-6_q/view

El Día Malo

https://drive.google.com/file/d/1cd8ITaCZEbBQep8P0y9r9Oe2OLvAwbS_/view

El Tulipanazo

https://drive.google.com/file/d/1zqhofmRYwUhWYKCasysAe6PqYfdRf8Gg/view

-Intro video to El Tulipanazo: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OGbcbYJu15o&feature=youtu.be

Tomatanza

https://drive.google.com/file/d/14V-9Q2Pu7Xp-xspo_1n6UBlO_234U6A-/view


¡CANTAR! 

LYRICS TRAINING (Spanish songs; requires app):

https://lyricstraining.com/app?nr=1&~channel=web&~feature=redirect&~campaign=none&ref=https%3A%2F%2Flyricstraining.com%2Fes


¡BAILAR! 

HOW-TO SALSA VIDEO:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FdQ87SOfb7Y&feature=youtu.be

HOW-TO MERENGUE VIDEO:https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=daaHi0jtHlw&feature=youtu.be

HOW-TO FLAMENCO

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zzgF-D0CO6g

HOW-TO BACHATA

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DcgSb1aYUO0

HOW-TO CHAMPETA 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SScpMaL2ARM

Shakira did it at Superbowl! (watch her learn at link below…)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?time_continue=92&v=uGkeHlyrMPI&feature=emb_logo

HOW-TO ZUMBA

https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCFu2moE2kAMkd5TxfE6fTVg

Or…

Search Zumba and your favorite Spanish song on Youtube:

Some popular songs you might like are….

-‘Cuando nadie ve’ https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JbGQnLtSMNU

-’La libertad’  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bN9OOIkf5aQ

-’Somos los prietos https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_Tns7tLO1GQ

-’Tutu’ https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QCA9P7wZdcw

-’Kitipun’ https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=d-nCS_bSeec

-’Te quiero’ https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=A9sh3kABU_Y


¡MEDITAR! 

How to Meditate (in Spanish) 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=a9fBwDihz5c

5- min meditation (in Spanish) 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VZrUfADraX8

15-min meditation (in Spanish) 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tCzK-D1TOqk


¡DISFRUTEN MUCHO ESTES RECURSOS, CLASE!