How to Understand Spanish Speakers
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How to Understand Spanish Speakers

Improve your Spanish Listening Skills
4.1 (7 ratings)
Instead of using a simple lifetime average, Udemy calculates a course's star rating by considering a number of different factors such as the number of ratings, the age of ratings, and the likelihood of fraudulent ratings.
59 students enrolled
Created by Nikki Joslin
Last updated 10/2016
English
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Includes:
  • 1 hour on-demand video
  • 4 Articles
  • 10 Supplemental Resources
  • Full lifetime access
  • Access on mobile and TV
  • Certificate of Completion
What Will I 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
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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 is the target audience?
  • This course is perfect for advanced beginner, intermediate, advanced Spanish students
  • This course is too advanced for beginner students
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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

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01:42

Peninsular Spanish
00:58

Disappearing 'D'
01:50

More notes on 'natural speech'
02:04
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How to practice and improve your listening
6 Lectures 07:26
How to be a better listener
02:49

Music Playlist
00:03

How to practice your listening skills
01:02

Extra resources
00:08


Finding the transcripts
00:00
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Listening exercises
11 Lectures 21:09
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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

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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!
00:17
About the Instructor
Nikki Joslin
4.3 Average rating
2,527 Reviews
39,729 Students
15 Courses
English and Spanish Teacher

Hello, Hola! My name is Nikki, and I am a language teacher. I love studying languages and, of course, teaching them. With 9 years of teaching under my belt, I'm excited to be bringing my teaching skills online. I'm looking forward to using my education and experience to help my students learn English and Spanish!