The app gives you access to all episodes aired in our weekly program News in Slow Spanish. You can listen to the episodes online and you can also download audio files and flashcards to your mobile device so you could have access to them offline. PDF viewer is needed to view PDF downloads.
In our program we discuss the Weekly News, Spanish grammar, and Spanish expressions, and much more in simplified Spanish at a slow pace so that you can understand almost every word and sentence. We emphasize all aspects of language learning from listening comprehension, rapid vocabulary expansion, exposure to Spanish grammar and common idiomatic expressions, to pronunciation practice and interactive grammar exercises. With this tool you do not actually need to have an extensive vocabulary to start listening and reading our material. Your vocabulary will expand rapidly and naturally and your comprehension skills will also improve dramatically.
Ratings and Reviews
Works great, and an excellent tool!
Don’t let the reviews from years ago sway you, this is a really useful, high functioning app. (Im on an iPad mini 2.)
Getting to hear news read to you slowly is a great way to learn a language. This app also highlights the text of some of the trickier (or less common) Spanish phrases— and to see the translation, you simply tap on the highlighted text. Everything has worked well for me so far (though it’s still rather new).
Without having to pay for anything or go through a painful login process the developers have been kind enough to provide a weekly news segment going back about five years. So there is a lot of substance to this app as well. This is content designed for Spanish learners, not regular news stripped from elsewhere, so its impressive what’s available. I haven’t subscribed to their premium content yet, but if I stick with this app I likely will.
Highly recommended! I’m glad I didn’t pay attention to the lack of reviews and overall low rating. I hope more Spanish learners find this, because it’s way better than a majority of the Spanish learning apps I’ve gone through over the last two years.
This is much better than learning a phrase at a time. The problem I always had with Duolingo and Memrise was you were always reading or listening to short phrases out of context. Whenever I would listen to someone speak in Spanish, I would fall apart. This gives you a perfectly sized beginning to fully jump Spanish.
Perfectly slow and I love how they highlight more complex words or phrases right in the text with definitions a tap away. It would be nice if the app had a fresh coat of paint but it’s hard to complain about free content added every week. I will definitely try out the 3 month subscription to practice up before my month in Mexico.
Great app but ...
... it would be a lot better if when one switched from the Episode to the flash cards, the flash card list didn’t revert to the very beginning, making it necessary to scroll through the list to find the correct episode in order to follow along while the episode is playing. Should be able to find place in flash card list, start the audio and return to flash cards at that same place.
Simplest solution would be to allow pause & restart of audio when in flash cards.
With Family Sharing set up, up to six family members can use this app.