Hola. I'd like to call everyone's attention to a website that may be a useful supplement to Rocket Spanish. It's called *SpanishPod *(not spanishpod101, which is different) and can be found at *__http://www.spanishpod.com__ *. It offers very lively and interesting audio discussions (podcasts) designed to help you learn Spanish. A new podcast is added every weekday. Right now there are five different levels of difficulty: Newbie, Elementary, Intermediate, Upper Intermediate, and Advanced, along with some extra features. Recent podcasts have had titles such as "My computer isn't working," "Wrong Phone Number," "Business Partner," "Jet-Lag," and "He is lying." In addition to the podcasts, there are transcripts, various exercises, and lots of opportunity to comment or ask questions in either English or Spanish (or una mezcla). You can listen to the podcasts for free and also write comments or questions. Or you can pay a "basic" fee and also get transcripts. For a more substantial "premium" fee, you also get access to the exercises and other materials. Frankly, I think Rocket Spanish does a better job of teaching Spanish to beginners, but if you're looking for additional ways to improve your Spanish, no matter what your level, I'd highly recommend you take a look at SpanishPod. It's really fun--and useful. (And no, I have no connection to the site--I just like it.)
February 28, 2008
March 4, 2008
Hi Nohablo. I had a quick look there. It seems to be interesting, and as you said, it will improve your Spanish, no matter which level. Thanks for the link Antonio
April 19, 2008
Thanks for the link, Nohablo... I took a listen, and I really like it! I now use it as a tool that I listen to on the bus on the way to the fitness center in the morning... some of it is really funny... and it's all very useful stuff.
July 2, 2008
Thanks alot for posting this! Its great! I would have to agree that this is only sufficient as a supplement to something like rocket spanish, but I would definatly reccomend it to anyone.