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13 May 2009 @ 06:22 pm
By the way  
I really need to find a way to speak Spanish more often. We (UCW) had a visitor from Honduras yesterday, and while I could follow most of what she was saying, I had a much, MUCH harder time producing Spanish to talk with her. Fortunately, she was very patient, and the two USAS reps traveling with her were able to translate where I ran out of words.

Maybe I should look into finding a Spanish newspaper. That would help with vocabulary, anyway.
guppiecatguppiecat on May 13th, 2009 10:39 pm (UTC)
Use the alternate language option on DVDs.

It doesn't improve your pronunciation, but it does wonders for your ability to follow.
Janet Miles, CAP-OMjanetmiles on May 13th, 2009 11:37 pm (UTC)
Oooh! That never occurred to me. (My pronunciation is fine, if you like Mexican Spanish with a slight Paraguayan overlay.)
Ed Schweppeedschweppe on May 14th, 2009 02:20 am (UTC)
I know of at least one US-based, Spanish-language TV network - Univision. They might have an affiliate in your area, or be available on local cable. Barring all else, I think I saw streaming video on their website. I'll also bet that there are about half a bazillion websites in Spanish - either from Spain proper, Mexico, or elsewhere in Latin America.

I don't speak Spanish, so I can't give any useful feedback about which ones are any good. OTOH, I do occasionally try to knock the rust off my German by looking at Stern, Deutsche Welle, etc.
Janet Miles, CAP-OMjanetmiles on May 14th, 2009 01:04 pm (UTC)
Knox county's cable company carries Univision; Blount county's does not, or if they do, it's one of the premium channels like HBO. *goes off to check*

Yeah, I'd have to get the "Latino View" package, and honestly I don't watch enough TV to make it worth the expense.