How to Understand Spanish Speakers
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How to Understand Spanish Speakers

Improve your Spanish Listening Skills
4.3 (17 ratings)
Course Ratings are calculated from individual students’ ratings and a variety of other signals, like age of rating and reliability, to ensure that they reflect course quality fairly and accurately.
162 students enrolled
Created by Nikki Joslin
Last updated 10/2016
English
Current price: $41.99 Original price: $64.99 Discount: 35% off
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This course includes
  • 1 hour on-demand video
  • 4 articles
  • 10 downloadable resources
  • Full lifetime access
  • Access on mobile and TV
  • Certificate of Completion
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What you'll learn
  • Understand spoken Spanish
  • Distinguish individual words within the flow of natural speech
  • Identify phonetic characteristics of different Spanish accents/dialects in order to improve comprehension
Requirements
  • Students will need a printer to print the transcripts
Description

I don't understand Spanish speakers when they talk...

Does that sound like you?

It's a problem that many Spanish learners have - to be honest, it's common for students of all languages.

Spoken languages is just not the same as written language.

Native speakers combine words together, shorten them, change their pronunciation.

It's completely natural for the speaker, but how are you as the listener supposed to understand?

In this course we explain to you exactly why you can't understand spoken Spanish, how you can improve your listening comprehension, plus the best ways to practice listening.

You'll learn about different Spanish dialects, accents and typical features of spoken Spanish that confuse listeners.

Finally, you'll have plenty of exercises to put your newly-learned listening skills to the test with our podcast episodes.

Who this course is for:
  • This course is perfect for advanced beginner, intermediate, advanced Spanish students
  • This course is too advanced for beginner students
Course content
Expand all 28 lectures 51:23
+ Spanish Phonetics, Accents, Dialects
9 lectures 17:55
Why phonetics matters
02:11
La sinalefa
04:33
Eliminating final 'S'
01:34
Nasal -n sounds
01:14
SHHhhhh!
01:42
Peninsular Spanish
00:58
Disappearing 'D'
01:50
More notes on 'natural speech'
02:04
+ How to practice and improve your listening
6 lectures 07:22
How to be a better listener
02:49
Music Playlist
00:02
How to practice your listening skills
01:02
Extra resources
00:05
Finding the transcripts
00:00
+ Listening exercises
11 lectures 21:02
La barriga cervecera: ¿Es inevitable?
02:27
El producto más contaminante del planeta
01:39
La letra más humilde: La jota
01:35
La escuela que frena a las pandillas
02:45
¿Por qué tenemos preferencias musicales?
01:32
La biblioteca más consultada de la red: Wikipedia
02:40
¿Por qué nos gusta el picante?
01:41
Con los mercados vacíos, ¿cómo se compra la comida?
02:40
¿Sabías que los peces pueden tener sed?
01:32
Bonus Lecture!
00:10