LanguaTalk Spanish – Jesus & Rocio, two Spanish teachers, discuss all sorts of topics. They talk slightly slower than normal to make it easier to understand. Unlike most other podcasts, it has video too and you can view the transcripts for free. The transcripts are interactive, meaning they move with the text, so you can read as you listen. Vocab lists are also available.
Radio Ambulante – A Latin American Spanish podcast. High quality journalism that will not only help you learn Spanish, but also understand Latin American culture. You can listen on your commute, and you can see transcripts in Spanish or translations in English!
RTV – Listen to Spain’s major radio channels, live or via podcasts.
Radio Garden – Tune into radio stations around the world just by moving your mouse across the globe. The link starts you off on Spanish station, ‘Cadena’, but you can select any station you want, whether it be in Spain or Latin America!
SpanishLand – Another excellent Latin American Spanish podcast and YouTube channel.
Struggling to remember all the new words and rules that you’re learning? Flashcards are possibly the most effective way to memorise language. They use a concept called spaced repetition – an algorithm learns how well you know each word/flashcard, then prioritises them so that you study the things you don’t know, without wasting precious time on the things you already do. You can create flashcards using the new vocabulary you’ve come across during your lessons with us. Alternatively, some providers allow you to download flashcards created by other people. Whilst creating your own does require a small time investment, it is well worth it!
Anki Web – the original flashcard system. It’s free, open-source software. The only downside is the interface is slightly complex.
Anki App – an app available on all devices.
Quizlet – like the others, Quizlet allows you to create your own flashcards online. Download the mobile app and you can learn during your commutes to work. You can easily access all the Spanish flashcards created by other users via this link. If you create a free account you can save sets to your account for future reference.