About Real Spanish

Real Spanish consists of four components:

«Español con cine», «Español con noticias y curiosidades», «Español con los Alcántara» and «Mejora tu pronunciación». Click to find out more about each component.

espanolcine

«Español con cine 1»

The 5 lessons of this course are based on clips from the prizewinning animated film «Arrugas».

As you work through these lessons you can:

  • improve your comprehension of colloquial Spanish spoken at normal native-speaker speed;
  • learn at least 15 new words, as well as 10 useful expressions, in each lesson;
  • become familiar with various Spanish accents;
  • improve your command of several grammar points that come up in the lesson;
  • expand your historical and cultural understanding of Spain and the Spanish-speaking world.

Español con cine

We will continue uploading new courses of «Español con cine» as they are developed. For example, we are planning one based on the movie “Ocho apellidos vascos», about the unlikely romance between a young woman from the Basque Country and a young man from Seville, and another based on «Chico y Rita», another animated film, this time set in Cuba and the United States.

How to buy this course

You can buy an Early Bird annual subscription at half-price, which enables you to access not only this course but also all the other material now available on Real Spanish— plus all new material as it is published.

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The first lesson is free: try it!

espanolnoticias

«Español con noticias y curiosidades 1»

This is a collection of 5 individual lessons based on clips from television news programs.

As you work through these lessons you can:

  • improve your comprehension of colloquial Spanish spoken at normal native-speaker speed;
  • learn at least 20 new words, as well as 20 useful expressions, in each lesson;
  • become familiar with various Spanish accents;
  • improve your command of several grammar points that come up in the lesson;
  • expand your historical and cultural understanding of Spain and the Spanish-speaking world.

Spain

The lessons in this course cover various topics. The lessons we’ve uploaded so far explore a scandal dating from the Franco era, Spain’s artistic and cultural heritage, the repopulation of rural Spain and the reasons for the long workday in Spain.

We will continue uploading new lessons as they are developed.

How to buy this course

You can buy an Early Bird annual subscription at half-price, which enables you to access not only this course but also all the other material now available on Real Spanish— plus all new material as it is published.

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Alcántara

«Español con los Alcántara 1»

The 4 lessons in this course are based on clips from Cuéntame cómo pasó, a popular, prizewinning series from Televisión Española (TVE). The series is very amusing and deals with interesting social and historical themes. The clips we’ve chosen are full of colloquial language and useful expressions.

With «Español con los Alcántara» you can:

  • improve your comprehension of colloquial Spanish spoken at normal native-speaker speed;
  • learn loads of new vocabulary as well as useful expressions that native speakers use a lot;
  • become familiar with the standard accent of Spain;
  • improve your command of several grammar points that come up in the lesson;
  • expand your historical and cultural understanding of Spain.

Español con los Alcántara

How to buy this course

You can buy an Early Bird annual subscription at half-price, which enables you to access not only this course but also all the other material now available on Real Spanish— plus all new material as it is published.

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Pronunciación

«Mejora tu pronunciación»

The 5 lessons in this course complement the other material on Real Spanish. They will help you to improve your pronunciation as well as your comprehension of spoken Spanish.

Each lessons consists of two parts:

  • 1. a demonstration by one of our virtual teachers;
  • 2. an interactive session where you can practise pronouncing words and phrases and compare your pronunciation with that of a native speaker.

Lección

In this course you can improve your ability to perceive and produce the following sounds of Spanish that learners often find difficult.

  • La erre vibrante simple (la erre de pero)
  • La erre vibrante múltiple (la erre de perro)
  • La de oclusiva y aproximante (la “d” de día y cada día: ¡sí, son distintas!)
  • La be y la uve oclusivas y aproximantes (la “b” y la “v” de Barcelona y a Barcelona, la “v” de Valencia y a Valencia)
  • La ge oclusiva y aproximante (la “g” de guante y aguante)

How to buy this course

You can buy an Early Bird annual subscription at half-price, which enables you to access not only this course but also all the other material now available on Real Spanish— plus all new material as it is published.

More information:

The first lesson is free: try it!

Early Bird offers
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