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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.
At last, a source of spoken-Spanish audio files, with transcripts I can follow along and "cursor over" hard words for an instant translation. Unlike regular Spanish news via audio or video, I can discern the content because of the pace, and use the transcripts as training wheels -- as much or as little as I need. It's the best vocabulary learning tool I've found since it throws so many new words at me, with a news-story pace of repetition, that I can decode in the context of the story, and rarely bother with a dictionary. News in Slow Spanish lets me think in Spanish a bit longer every time.
I'm french and I study English and of course Spanish and I wanted to thank you for your idea of making those news podcasts. I was looking for a way to learn Spanish and I begun to listen to Spanish radio but how fast they talk! I understood 5 words of the 25 they were saying yet I understand my Spanish teachers. Moreover I thank you for the news which are very clear and which sum up perfectly what happens around the world and since I'd like to become journalist, what could be better for me?
I hope I'll be able to listen to you for a long time!