I felt that it’d be a good idea to start this thread up…I didn’t see one made yet oddly enough. It’s already November!
That being said, what have you found to be helpful with getting used to listening to Spanish (fast) you hear on the news? I know practicing by watching the news would help, but I keep getting zoned out because it’s sometimes boring and it’s so fast that I miss stuff. I tried to start watching Spanish dramas- I only watched an ep of El Tiempo Entre Costuras… I got annoyed with the main girl really fast. So, what are some recommendations for movies and shows in Spanish?
Also, for those of you struggling with learning vocab, here’s what I’ve been doing…I think it’s working out for me. I know it’s a lot of work, but the point is to get practice in with the words. First, I define all the words in english and then go back and write definitions in spanish (to the best of your ability). If you get really stumped trying to define it in spanish, look up some spanish definitions of the word. Next, I write a sentence for each word. Lastly, I try to make some story or write something that will use 95% of the words.
And if you use any online memorization aiding tools like Anki or quizlet, it’ll help. Make your own sets so you can customize it how you like. I recently found out about Anki and I think it’s pretty cool.