¿Quieres perfeccionar tu español? ¿Te apetece mejorar tus capacidades expresivas y dar un paso más en tu aprendizaje?Curso de español avanzado C1_Folleto para web en JPG

Ha llegado el momento de ir más allá….

A partir del mes de octubre, nos veremos en nuestro nuevo curso de español para estudiantes de nivel avanzado (C1). El curso dura 3 meses (de octubre de 2016 a enero de 2017), con un total de 12 sesiones. Tendrá lugar en una aula en pleno centro de Madrid, cada viernes por la tarde, ¡y por un precio más que económico!

Ampliaremos nuestro vocabulario y mejoraremos nuestras diferentes destrezas en español con actividades dinámicas y muy variadas.  Mira la información completa aquí. 

¡Ven a practicar tu español este otoño en Madrid! No te lo pierdas.

Una mano con el español, updated!

Time flies, and that is why we need to get updated on so many things… Here you will find a new list of tips and resources to practice Spanish, completelly updated. I removed some things and I added new fresh contents, but keeping the important stuff too.

If you are looking for new podcasts, blogs, websites and apps, this is your list. You can download it here!

El nuevo examen SIELE

Agenda Sugerencias para estudiantes

Supongo que muchos de vosotros ya conocéis el examen DELE, y quizá incluso alguno lo ha hecho ya. Pero recientemente se habla de un nuevo examen de español: el examen SIELE.

Pues bien, ¿qué es SIELE y qué novedades presenta?

Las siglas SIELE significan Servicio Internacional de Evaluación de la Lengua Española. En esencia, el examen ofrece las mismas posibilidades que el DELE; es una manera de evaluar nuestro competencia en el manejo del español y consta de varias pruebas de destrezas, a saber, comprensión oral, comprensión escrita, expresión e interacción escritas y expresión e interacción orales.

Ahora bien, presenta algunas diferencias respecto al DELE:

  • Hay un único examen para todos los niveles de A1 a C2. Según la puntuación obtenida (de 0 a  1000 puntos), se encaja en un nivel o en otro, a la manera del examen TOEFL. Hasta ahora, el DELE seguía un esquema más similar al de los exámenes de Cambridge, en el Reino Unido, o el DELF/DALF en Francia: seis exámenes según los seis niveles del Marco Común Europeo de Referencia.
  • En él se tendrán más en cuenta las variantes americanas (lo que me parece una excelente idea). En el DELE apenas sí se tienen en cuenta variantes de Latinoamérica y solo en niveles C1 y C2.
  • Puede realizarse a través de Internet y no necesariamente de manera presencial, lo que simplifica el procedimiento de matrícula y no obliga a realizar ningún tipo de desplazamiento al centro de examen.
  • ¡Tiene fecha de caducidad! Mientras que el DELE nunca expira, el certificado ASIELE tiene una vigencia de dos años, como otros exámenes de idiomas (Cambridge, por ejemplo).

¿Y qué pasa si ya me he preparado para el DELE o ya tengo un diploma DELE?

¡Ningún problema! El nuevo ASIELE empezará a funcionar a partir de 2016, pero va a convivir con el DELE, al menos durante unos años. Cada estudiante podrá elegir qué examen es más conveniente, según sus características. Eso sí, si tenéis el DELE o si vais a hacer el DELE próximamente, tenéis la ventaja de que NUNCA CADUCARÁ.

En fin, parece un examen con muchas ventajas, pero creo que también implica grandes gastos edición (nuevos libros que hay que comprar y que pueden dejar obsoletos los que ya tengo en casa), gastos de gestión y administración, y, por supuesto, gastos en cursos de acreditación para profesores examinadores. En fin, la enseñanza del español es un gran motor económico que nunca para de crecer en todo el mundo. Veremos a ver cómo resulta todo ello…

En cualquier caso, si alguien está pensando en hacer el DELE próximamente, las próximas fechas son:

  • 16 de octubre de 2015 (para A1, A2, B1 y B2).
  • 21 y 22 de noviembre (para todos los niveles).

Para saber más sobre fechas de matrícula, precios y centros de examen, no dudéis en consultar el sitio oficial del Instituto Cervantes aquí.

Aquí tenéis una pequeña actividad de español oral para practicar las diferentes maneras de negar en español, en un contexto coloquial e informal.

Las instrucciones de la actividad son muy sencillas. Solo tienes que reaccionar a las frases utilizando las diferentes maneras de negar en español. Puedes hacer clic en la imagen para ampliar. ¡Y ojo! Recuerda que en el español de España, es normal es un poco “seco” y directo al hablar, pero no por eso menos amable ;)

Frases para negar_MN

Si no recuerdas las formas de negar en español, haz clic aquí para ver el PDF.

Basic Spanish verbs (A1, A2)

Basic Spanish verbs (A1, A2)

ELE Recomendaciones Sugerencias para estudiantes

Problems with Spanish vocabulary? If you are a beginner or elemntary student of Spanish, maybe you have to struggle memorizing the meaning of some basic verbs that are commonly used in Spanish.

Here’s a simple game that will help you learn them. All you need to do is match every Spanish verb with its image or meaning. Good luck!

If you have questions, don’t hesitate to take a look at these flashcards, where you find a clear explanation of it all.

Tips to practice Spanish (intermediate and advanced)

Enseñanza de segundas lenguas Sugerencias para estudiantes

If you enjoyed our general tips to practice Spanish, here’s a list with resources that you may find useful if you have an intermediate or advanced level.

 «Places to find podcast y audios:

Here are some places or portals to look for podcasts:

o   IVOOX, portal de Internet que incluye MUCHÍSIMOS podcasts y audilibros en español, sobre todos los temas e intereses. También incluye audiolibros y películas para ciegos. Mis emisiones recomendadas: Documentales sonoros, Retronautas, La rosa de los vientos, SER historia, Afectos, Oh TV y  PodCinema.
o   Notes in Spanish, excellent blog with podcasts in Spanish, ordered by levels.
o   Spanish Podcast: a blog with lots of podcast for Spanish students.
o   Revista Trabalenguas: audioblog y revista online, realizada por profesores de español (donde yo participo también), con audios cortos y artículos variados.
o   Podcasts from Radio Nacional de España (RNE),

   «Recommended podcasts:

o   Los hermanos podcast (humor).
o   Ohhh! TV (series de TV)
o   Esta peli ya la he visto (cine)
o   Podcinema (cine)
o   Hello Friki (cultura geek, series, videojuegos, libros…)
o   El octavo pasajero (cine)
o   La biblioteca de Alejandría (historia).
o   La linterna de Diógenes (filosofía, historia, sociología…)
o   La milana bonita (literatura)
o   Filosofía aquí y ahora (filosofía y pensamiento)
o   Biografías (historia y biografías)
o   Biografías y documentales (historia y biografías)
o   Monólogos (humor)
o   Hello Friki (geek, videojuegos, libros…).
o   Los retronautas (literatura de ciencia ficción)
o   Memoria de España (historia de España)
o   El Gabinete del Doctor Zagal (curiosidades, humor y variedades)
o   Redes (ciencia)
o   El abrazo del oso (un poco de todo)
o   Cuestión de gustos (LGBT)  

«Free online exercises (with answers and explanations):

o   Ver-Taal, a very complete site where you will find grammar, spelling and vocabulary exercises, as well as listening activities, to learn French, Dutch, English and, of course, Spanish.
o   Espagnol facile, un siteweb avec des exercises gratuits, espécialement faits pour les francophones

«Blogs:

If you are a curious person and you like reading about different topics here are some blogs that will help you practice your reading skills in Spanish. Blogs por temas / Ordered by subject:
o   Cinema, series and TV:
Domingo de cine
Vaya tele

o   Cooking:
Directo al paladar
L’Exquisit
Hogar Util
Gastronomía & Cía

o   Humor:
El Hematocrítico
o   Technology:
Gen Beta
  Women, feminism and LGBT blogs:
Ambiente G
Hay una lesbiana en mi sopa
o   Travelling:
Trotamundeando
Viajando por ahí
Diario del viajero
o   Geek, libros, series, comics, videojuegos, and sci-fi:
Hello Friki
o   Science:
Xataka Ciencia:
o   Business:
El blog salmón
Pymes y autónomos
o   Literature:
Papel en blanco
S de libros
o   Blogs and technology:
Ciudadano 2.0
o   Gossiping and celebrities:
Pop Rosa:
o   Miscellaneous:
Sin dinero
Culturamas
Una docena de

Moreover, personal blogs (that is, blogs where someone writes about his/her experience in life), can help you learn vocabulary and expressions about daily life. Some of them are written with a lot of irony and humour.

Personal blogs:
o   Como no ser una drama mamá, where a Spanish girl tells stories about her mom.
o   Viajando por ahí, un blog de relatos de viaje de la mano de una chica argentina.

 «Radio:

Spanish public radio is called Radio Nacional de España (RNE) and has five channels:
1.RNE, Radio Nacional or Radio 1. A general channel, hat includes all kinds of programs…Everything except music). I highly recommend it. It’s great quality.
2.Radio Clásica or Radio 2. A channel focused mainly on classical music, including broadcasting of concerts and music from films.
3.Radio 3. A great channel that is focused mostly on music of different types, which are classified in different programs or sections: rock, pop, jazz, blues, flamenco, fado, hip hop, world music, Brazilian music… You can find anything except greatest hits and commercial music. También tiene algunos programas que no son de música esencialmente.
4.Radio 4. A cannel from Catalunya and broadcasted entirely in Catalan.
5.Radio 5. News and reportajes.

Of course, you can easily find and download all the podcasts on the RNE website.

Here are some radio recommendations to listen to
If you like quick things (from 5 minutes up to 25 minutes), take a look at:
. Tendencias (innovation and ideas)
. Reportajes de Radio 5 (reports on different subjects)
. Ciencia al cubo (easy science)
. Las noticias (news)
. Programas de Radio 5 (news on every subject)
. A su salud  (health)
If you prefer something a bit longer, check out:
.  No es un día cualquiera (a bit of everything)
. Esto me suena (a bit of everything)
. Futuro abierto (social stuff, current problems, environment…):
. La lanzadera (start-ups, innovation and entrepreneurship)
. A hombros de gigantes (science)

 «Television:

I am not a big fan of TV, but it admit it may be a great way to practice.
Check out the official website of RTVE (Spanish public radio), where you can watch many different programs on demand. I recommend:
. Redes (science)
. Telediario (the news)
. Cámara Abierta 2.0 (about the media and the Internet)
. La noche temática (good documentaries),
and the documentary section, overall.

  «Recommended grammar/vocab books to learn and to practice:

o   Gramática didáctica del español, de Gómez Torrego (Ed.SM), for advanced students who want to get deeper into the language. Check it out on Scribd
o   DELE: los mejores son los de DELE, de la editorial Edelsa, en los diferentes niveles: B1, B2, A2, C1, etc. There’s also Las claves del DELE, that I also recommend. If you are thinking about doing the DELE exams, these are your books.
o   Moreno García, Concha (et al.), 2007, Gramática B1, Madrid, Anaya.
o   Moreno García, Concha (et al.), 2007, Gramática B2, Madrid, Anaya.

 «  Newspapers and magazines:

o   Specialized magazines, especially made for Spanish students, like:

  • Mary Glasgow’s Magazines, like El Sol, Ahora… I have written for them and thet’re rather good, and very easy and accesible.
  • Ecos, a very good magazine, all in Spanish and especially made for German-speakers.

o   Revistas variadas:

  • Muy Interesante
  • Yorokubu
  • Quo
  • El País Semanal
  • La aventura de la historia
  • National Geographic, Viajar

o   Periódicos de alto nivel; difíciles pero también excelentes para practicar:

  «  Magazines:

Ordered by subject:
o   Prensa rosa , como Hola, Semana, Pronto…
o   Cultural magazines, like Yorokubu, JotDown, El País Semanal, Cambio 16…
o   History magazines, like La aventura de la historia,  National Geographic Historia…
o   Ciencia y curiosidades, como Quo, Muy Interesante

 

 

Tips to practice Spanish (beginner and elementary)

ELE Enseñanza de segundas lenguas Recomendaciones Sugerencias para estudiantes

If you enjoyed our general tips to practice Spanish, here’s a list with resources that you may find useful if you are a beginner or if you have an elementary level.  

 «Free online exercises:

o   Ver-Taal, a very complete site where you will find grammar, spelling and vocabulary exercises, as well as listening activities, to learn French, Dutch, English and, of course, Spanish.
o    Profe de ELEa great blog both for teachers and students.
o   Espagnol facile, un siteweb avec des exercises gratuits, espécialement faits pour les francophones.

«Free online flashcards:

o   Quizlet, a fantastic place where you can revise and learn new vocabulary (in Spanish and in other languages). You can download flashcards that other people have made, or make your own flashcards. There are plenty vocabulary exercises and you can download and print all the flashcards at any time.

 «  Grammar books:

o   Gramática básica del español (niveles A1 – B1), Ed.Difusión. This is the best grammar book to learn about Spanish grammar, either with a teacher or on your own.  Get it on Amazon or at the library.

«Mobile apps:

Mobile apps are nowadays a great tool to practice language in an easy funny way. Check out these. Most of them offer a free version and a premium version with extra features:
o   Duolingo
o   Conjugation nation
o   Babbel
o   Spanish Verbs
o   Qué onda

«Listening, podcast, radio and audioblogs:

There are lots of freepodcasts that you can listen to in order to practice your Spanish, even if you just started learning. Here are some ideas:
o   Mi vida loca: a website from the BBC, with exercises and audios, ideal for beginners.
o   Spanish podcast: a blog with lots of audios for Spanish students.
o   Notes in Spanish for beginners: an audio blog with lots of easy-to-listen podcasts and listening exercises for beginners.
o   Coffee Break Spanish: a blog with free and not free lessons and podcasts.
o   News in slow Spanish. A website that offers different resources for Spanish students, but particularly audio exercises and podcasts. These podcasts are focused on the world’s news, but the people there talk in a slow clear Spanish, that even beginners can properly understand. To access some of the contetns you will be required to have a premium account, but still, there are plenty of them that you can use (especially audio and transcriptions). It has also an app that you can download to your smartphone or tablet.

Podcasts are one of the biggest revolutions of today’s language learning. Thanks to the Internet, we can access podcasts from all the radios in the world. We can easily find podcasts from Spain or any other country. But, just in case you still don’t know about them, here’s a little explanation:

First, what’s a podcast?

A podcast is a sort of radio program or radio broadcast (for example, Ted Talks, PodCinema, Hoy empieza todo…). For example, the BBC has different channels; every channel has many broadcasts or “chapters”. Of course, you can listen to them directly by turning your radio on. But let’s say that you listen to the BBC News every morning, but today you missed it. No problem! Just go to the program’s site on the Internet and you will find a complete list with the latest chapters. Look for the one you missed and that’s it. That’s a podcast, and the great thing of it is that you can listen to any podcast of any radio on the world, at any moment, and free!

Moreover, many people, companies, blogs, have created their own audios that they share on the Internet as a podcast. Many of them have an excellent quality, so it is not just limited to public radios.

In other words, there are podcasts on the Internet; and within every podcast you can find different “chapters”.  

How can we get podcasts?
There are many options, so let’s take a look at them:

o   On streaming:
We can listen to them directly on streaming. To do so, we just need to look  for the podcast site (for example, let’s say TED Talks), and save them one by one to our favorites on Mozilla, Chrome or any other.  Then we would just need to go to the site and hear to the audio online. It is possible to download them one by one and play them on our computer or iPAD, of course!

o   Mobile and apps:
There are different apps that we can install for free on our smart phone, iPhone, tablet or iPad. In my opinion, the best of all isPodcast Addict. It’s easy to download and install and it lets you search for podcasts in any language by setting a language filter. It lets you subscribe to any podcast and it gets automatically updated to show you the latest emissions of your favorite podcasts, which you can download really easily and fast at any moment.

o   On our PC or Mac:
You can also subscribe to any podcast by using a free application that you can download from the Internet at any moment. There are two platforms that you can use for this purpose: Juice (a good free software platform, although it’s has un ugly interface), and of course, iTunes (free to download and use, with a nice interface and the advantage that is can also be used as a music player and store). You can download Juice from here; to download iTunes, click here.

 o   To read and to listen:
If you are tired of having so many accounts and platforms, maybe you should take a look at Netvibes. Netvibes is an online platform (with a free version and a premium version), that works as an “aggregator”. This means it lets you subscribe to any blog on the Internet by using the blog’s feed URL. It is similar to Google Reader, but much better. No need to download anything; just sign up and get a password. And, of course, you can use it for blogs, newspapers, video platforms and podcasts!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

General tips to practice Spanish

General tips to practice Spanish

Enseñanza de segundas lenguas Sugerencias para estudiantes

How can I practice my Spanish online? How can I improve my Spanish? Where can I find free exercises and free materials to learn? How can I get to know more about Spain and Latin American countries? How can I practice listening and reading?

If you are trying to learn Spanish, here’s a list with some tips and resources to improve your skills and practice:

 «Websites and blogs to help you learn Spanish:

o   Diccionario de partículas discursivas del español (DPDE), un diccionario de marcadores discursivos (o conectores), para registros coloquiales y formales., ue incluye ejemplos, traducción a otros idiomas, reglas de uso, etc.
 o   Aprende español, a great website with news, music, listening exercises, and recommendations… Everything you need to practice your skills in Spanish.
o   Profe de ELE, a grea blog, both for students and for teachers.
o   Red Molinos, a great website with lots of useful links, reading texts and vocabulary tips to learn Spanish.

«Free online exercises:

o   Ver-Taal, a very complete site where you will find grammar, spelling and vocabulary exercises, as well as listening activities, to learn French, Dutch, English and, of course, Spanish.
o   Espagnol facile, un siteweb avec des exercises gratuits, espécialement faits pour les francophones.  «Free online diccionaries:

o   Wordreference, the best online dictionary.
o   Linguee, a different dictionary. It let you find any word but inserted in a context. It might be very useful of you are translating.
o   DRAE, the best monolingual dictionary in Spanish. Tiene la garantía y el rigor de la Real Academia Española, la mayor institución lingüística en el mundo hispano. Eso sí, no recoge palabras muy coloquiales o de reciente creación.
o   Diccionario Panhispánico de Dudas, para dudas de la lengua.
o   Forvo, a pronounciation dictionary that works also as social network, where everybody can participate. It may be interesting not only to learn how to pronounce words in Spanish, but also to compare pronounciations within the Spanish speaking world.

  «El español coloquial:

o    Coloquial.es, an online project that intends to make an approach to colloquial Spanish. It includes a slang dictionary, a dictionary of gestures, and a very complete explanation of what the syntax of colloquial Spanish is like.

o    Algunas ideas para conocer el español coloquial son:

  • Ver webseries, que podemos encontrar en blip.tv o en portales como Vimeo o Youtube.
  • Series españolas o telenovelas (soap operas).
  • Hablar con españoles

 « Libraries and bookstores:

If you are looking for books to learn Spanish, you can go to your neighbor’s library, or, if you live in a big city (Munich, Varsaw, Paris, Toulouse, Rome), you can go to the Instituto Cervantes’ library. It’s free! If this doesn’t work, there’s always Amazon.

 «Listening and podcast:

Podcasts are one of the biggest revolutions of today’s language learning. Thanks to the Internet, we can access podcasts from all the radios in the world. We can easily find podcasts from Spain or any other country.

First, what’s a podcast?
A podcast is a sort of radio program or radio broadcast (for example, Ted Talks, PodCinema, Hoy empieza todo…). For example, the BBC has different channels; every channel has many broadcasts or “chapters”. Of course, you can listen to them directly by turning your radio on. But let’s say that you listen to the BBC News every morning, but today you missed it. No problem! Just go to the program’s site on the Internet and you will find a complete list with the latest chapters. Look for the one you missed and that’s it. That’s a podcast, and the great thing of it is that you can listen to any podcast of any radio on the world, at any moment, and free!

Moreover, many people, companies, blogs, have created their own audios that they share on the Internet as a podcast. Many of them have an excellent quality, so it is not just limited to public radios.
In other words, there are podcasts on the Internet; and within every podcast you can find different “chapters”.  

How can we get podcasts?

There are many options, so let’s take a look at them:

o   On streaming:
We can listen to them directly on streaming. To do so, we just need to look  for the podcast site (for example, let’s say TED Talks), and save them one by one to our favorites on Mozilla, Chrome or any other.  Then we would just need to go to the site and hear to the audio online. It is possible to download them one by one and play them on our computer or iPAD, of course!

o   Mobile and apps:
There are different apps that we can install for free on our smart phone, iPhone, tablet or iPad. In my opinion, the best of all isPodcast Addict. It’s easy to download and install and it lets you search for podcasts in any language by setting a language filter. It lets you subscribe to any podcast and it gets automatically updated to show you the latest emissions of your favorite podcasts, which you can download really easily and fast at any moment.

o   On our PC or Mac:
You can also subscribe to any podcast by using a free application that you can download from the Internet at any moment. There are two platforms that you can use for this purpose: Juice (a good free software platform, although it’s has un ugly interface), and of course, iTunes (free to download and use, with a nice interface and the advantage that is can also be used as a music player and store). You can download Juice from here; to download iTunes, click here.

 o   To read and to listen:
If you are tired of having so many accounts and platforms, maybe you should take a look at Netvibes. Netvibes is an online platform (with a free version and a premium version), that works as an “aggregator”. This means it lets you subscribe to any blog on the Internet by using the blog’s feed URL. It is similar to Google Reader, but much better. No need to download anything; just sign up and get a password. And, of course, you can use it for blogs, newspapers, video platforms and podcasts!

Down below you will find some podcast suggestions in Spanish!

  «Blogs to read:

Reading blogs of any subject can help you improve substantially your reading skill, and, at the same time, it’s a very interesting occupation! Down below you will find a list of the best blogs to read in Spanish. A great way to read all the new posts that are published on a blog is by subscribing to the blog. To do so, there are different applications and platforms that work as “aggregators”, that is, is a place that holds and updates all the new contents automatically, according to your priorities.

 Here are a few suggestion of applications that you can use:

o   Netvibes (an online free application), probably the best of all.
o   Google Reader
o   Feed Reader (an excellent platform; it is totally; you have to download it to your computer; it has an ugly interface, but it’s excellent).

 «Some musts:

o   Instituto Cervantes., the official website, available both in Spanish and English
o   DELE, a IC section where you will find all about the DELE exams (how to register, what it is about, examination centers and more). Available in Spanish and English.
o   TODOELE, a site for ELE teachers, but good for students too.
o   Others…

Hay y está

Hay y está

ELE Gramática Sugerencias para estudiantes

Learning how to explain where things are is a basic thing to do in a foreign language. Think of expressions like there is and there are, which we use every day: There is a dwarf in my garden How would you translate that into Spanish? Very easy. Here you have a very clear and simple explanation.

amansEasy, isn’t it? Click here to get the answers.

So basically we use hay + noun (singular or plural)  to say there is or there are:

There is a sofa on the beach = hay un sofá en la playa. 
There are some flowers in the vase = hay una flores en el jarrón.

But we use está or están when we want  to locate:

The car is in the garage = el coche está en el garaje.
The fowers are in the vase = las flores están en el jarrón.

Remember that, as in English,  if we say hay, we always use a non definite article: un/una/unos/unas. But if we say está/están, it means we are locating and we already know what we’re talking about, so we need to use a definite article: el/la/los/las.

So why don’t you try to do the following exercise? You just need to fill in the blanks with HAY/ESTÁ/ESTÁN. You will find the solutions at the end. We use estar to talk about space (among other things). If you have trouble with verbo estar in present, check this box:

 

Shopping in Spanish

ELE Sugerencias para estudiantes

¡Vamosde compras! Let’s go shopping!  In Spanish we have two similar expressions to talk about shopping, but they have a slightly different meaning:

  • Hacer la compra > to do the shopping. It’s what we use when we are going to buy basic things, like food or cleaning products, and generally to the market or supermarket. 
  • Ir de compras > to go shopping. It’s an expression we use when we buy non basic stuff, like clothes, for example. 

Here you will find some  flashcards and Spanish online exercises that will help you learn some  vocabulary related to shops and buying in Spanish. First, try to memorize as many words as you can. Click on every card to find the answer:

So what do you generally prefer: going shopping or doing the shopping? ¿Ir de compras o hacer la compra? Once you have seen all the cards, try to remember then. It won’t be very difficult! Now, why don’t you do this exercise? Try to match every word with its meaning (object). Not hard!

Now you know all about shopping in Spanish. You can also download our PDF and print the cards to revise them at any time.

Cuánto sabes

Cuánto sabes

ELE Sugerencias para estudiantes

¿Qué tal se te da el español en nivel principiante o elemental? Here you have a little game that will help you practice your Spanish (at begginner/elementary level), revise things that you’ve learned or even know what your level is. Check it out here!

It might also be good to take it right after finishing an A1 course. If you hace questions, check out this blog to look for answers and explanations!

El doble de bien sin doblaje

Audios y podcasts Bigarré Sugerencias para estudiantes

Los españoles hablan bastante mal otros idiomas. La culpa, se dice, que por culpa del sistema educativo, pero también se mencionan a veces otros factores, como la falta de curiosidad o el hecho de que el español sea una lengua muy hablada en el mundo.

Para muchas personas, también es un error que en España casi todas las películas se emitan dobladas, y no en versión original con subtítulos. Esto no es ninguna tontería, porque cuando una viaja al vecino Portugal, se da cuenta de que la gente joven habla bien inglés y con una buena pronunciación (y también el portugués es una lengua muy extendida).

Cuando oímos una película o una serie en versión original, estamos expuestos a la lengua. Incluso aunque no prestemos demasiada atención, algo queda en nosotros. Por no mencionar, además, que cuando se doblan las películas se pierde una gran parte del trabajo interpretativo del actor.

El doblaje está bien asentado en los cines españoles. Su presencia es mayoritaria y solo en algunos cines de algunas ciudades (Madrid, Barcelona, Bilbao, Málaga…) es posible disfrutar de buenas películas en versión original. Su uso, además, es mayoritario en las series de televisión.

Sin embargo, parece que desde hace unos años hay un giro en la situación: los jóvenes, cada vez más, eligen ver series de televisión en streaming, y en estos casos, resulta más complicado encontrar las series dobladas. Además, muchos están ansiosos por ver la nueva temporada de una serie favorita, y acceder a la serie con subtítulos traducidos por otros usuarios es mucho más fácil y rápido. La inmediatez de Internet favorece, en este caso, el hábito de ver series en versión original: llegan antes y son más accesibles.

En países como Portugal, Holanda, Bélgica, etc., lo más frecuente es que solo encontremos la opción de ver películas y series en versión original…Y curiosamente, los holandeses, por ejemplo, son maravillosos hablantes de otras lenguas. No obstante, en el lado contrario, los alemanes, que casi siempre hablan un inglés excelente están acostumbrados a ver todo doblado.

En cualquier caso, no sabemos hasta qué punto nos determina ver películas en versión original, pero parece claro que puede ayudarnos bastante y para los cinéfilos, es, sin duda, la mejor opción.

 

How can I practice my Spanish online? Where can I find free exercises and free materials to learn? How can I get to know more about Spain and Latin American countries? How can I practice listening and reading?

Here’s a list with lots of ideas to learn, practice and improve your Spanish, whatever your level in…Including lots of things, like:

. Tips and ideas
. Audio practice and podcasts
. Free materials
. General ideas for people who learn a foreign languages
. Links to important websites
. Free online exercises
. Tips to get in touch with the Spanish and Latin American culture
. Recommended movies, music, books, TV shows and radio stations.

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