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I am a 53 year old Spanish learner...a big effort to learn! Once passed the basic courses, there are no other courses I can access from where I live..(in the middle of England) thanks for a fantastic resource to help me keep going!
…I agree with your main point that listeners forget it's a learning program. That is very true for me - I do study hard with other materials, but when I am using NSS it's not studying at all.
In addition, another thing I really like about NSS is that although it's presented slowly and is somewhat less complicated than usual texts for native speakers, it doesn't talk down to the listeners. You always write the program as if writing to a friend or another adult, not like you would write it to a child. I think many language learning tools make this big mistake, where they treat listeners like kids.
I also particularly enjoy the personal tone that you have in the dialogues. Unlike something impersonal like reading CNN en Español, it helps to feel like I'm getting to know both you and Jorge (and even the guest hosts).
I found your Web site a few months ago and was so happy to find something to help with the transition from 'advanced spanish' to actual fluency. I've gone all the way through Pemsleur (twice), the State Department series (three times), and Michel Thomas, and still cannot really understand spoken Spanish. On News in Slow Spanish, I can.
I've gone back to the first episodes (for the grammar in particular) and am trying to work my way from there back to the present. I hope to catch up in a month or so. I was surprised at how useful the quizzes are -- I hate quizzes! -- but these are extremely good practice. I usually have to work through them more than once to get rid of all the red markup.
My favorite section is Explorando America Latina. I find that now when I listen to BBC's Mundo Hoy, I can follow far more than I could before. I plan to begin volunteering with the Florida Literacy Coalition, working with Spanish-speaking people here.