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I remember some months ago when some people, myself included, were talking about the Spanish speakers speaking too fast, in one workout in particular in the upgraded version where the sentences build and get long and it's nearly impossible to understand what is being said, especially when they slur right past certain words. I was directed to a website where those having trouble could do the lessons and slow down the speakers. Is there such a site where we can slow down the speaker and, if so, can someone direct me to it? Thanks.

I remember some months ago when some people, myself included, were talking about the Spanish speakers speaking too fast, in one workout in particular in the upgraded version where the sentences build and get long and it's nearly impossible to understand what is being said, especially when they slur right past certain words. I was directed to a website where those having trouble could do the lessons and slow down the speakers. Is there such a site where we can slow down the speaker and, if so, can someone direct me to it? Thanks.

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I've just completed my last session of the final level of Fluenz Spanish (Latin, upgraded) just in time for new year! This topic has been touched on in previous posts, but I'm looking for any advise or information on formal study methods in order to pursue a more advanced level of Spanish. Fluenz is fantastic and I've done all the levels in about 20 months; whilst doing so I have been practising and talking with various native Spanish speakers and having finished Fluenz, I realise I know a great deal more in terms of gramatical structures and tenses than are included in the Fluenz course (I don't know the words to describe them, but for example the tense used in tener "que tengas un buen dia", or the way to say "I will do something", but not in the present tense, or using "Voy a", as Fluenz teaches you (so "Yo comeré" instead of "Voy a comer" or "Yo como"). Anyway, I'm considering options for formally studying Spanish, perhaps with a view of attaining some kind of qualification that I could include on my CV for example. I'm aware of the DELE qualification but don't know a lot about it. My main question would be what level of this qualification (i.e. A1, A2, B1 or B2 etc.) would be most suitable for someone in my position post-Fluenz? I tried a test on the DELE website which said my level would be B2, but I think I got lucky with some of the multiple choice questions and my knowledge of the above mentioned tense structures also assisted with that. So besides any advise in relation to DELE, I would love to discuss with people in a similar position what direction they went in to further their Spanish level (no need to advise about private tutors, watching movies or listening to music and immersion etc., I'm more interested in formal studying methods or materials/courses) - thanks a lot everybody! Josh

I've just completed my last session of the final level of Fluenz Spanish (Latin, upgraded) just in time for new year!
This topic has been touched on in previous posts, but I'm looking for any advise or information on formal study methods in order to pursue a more advanced level of Spanish.

Fluenz is fantastic and I've done all the levels in about 20 months; whilst doing so I have been practising and talking with various native Spanish speakers and having finished Fluenz, I realise I know a great deal more in terms of gramatical structures and tenses than are included in the Fluenz course (I don't know the words to describe them, but for example the tense used in tener "que tengas un buen dia", or the way to say "I will do something", but not in the present tense, or using "Voy a", as Fluenz teaches you (so "Yo comeré" instead of "Voy a comer" or "Yo como").

Anyway, I'm considering options for formally studying Spanish, perhaps with a view of attaining some kind of qualification that I could include on my CV for example. I'm aware of the DELE qualification but don't know a lot about it. My main question would be what level of this qualification (i.e. A1, A2, B1 or B2 etc.) would be most suitable for someone in my position post-Fluenz? I tried a test on the DELE website which said my level would be B2, but I think I got lucky with some of the multiple choice questions and my knowledge of the above mentioned tense structures also assisted with that.

So besides any advise in relation to DELE, I would love to discuss with people in a similar position what direction they went in to further their Spanish level (no need to advise about private tutors, watching movies or listening to music and immersion etc., I'm more interested in formal studying methods or materials/courses) - thanks a lot everybody!

Josh

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Does anyone have any suggestions and recommendations on what online media sources are out there to learn Spanish via movies, TV programs etc? I am looking for free (or if necessary, paid) sources. Thanks!

Does anyone have any suggestions and recommendations on what online media sources are out there to learn Spanish via movies, TV programs etc? I am looking for free (or if necessary, paid) sources.

Thanks!

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This might be impossible but I am looking for a Telenovela that might be more interesting to a guy. I do not want to be insensitive... just trying to find something I might like. Right now I am considering buying La Fuerza Del Destino. Any good ideas? I am just entering level 5 (in a week or two) and am planning something for when I finish. Oh... and of course, if anyone has ANY Telenovela that remains interesting, please help. I am motivated by an article I read on CNN that touted Telenovelas as a way of broadening experience. I also watch movies and have several that I like. Terminator, Casa de Mi Padre, Ladrone que Roba a Ladrone, etc. Sonia recommends many things at the end of the lessons and I have followed several of her suggestions (I love Julieta Venegas!) so I have a hard drive full of stuff but I wanted something I could concentrate on for the long term.

This might be impossible but I am looking for a Telenovela that might be more interesting to a guy. I do not want to be insensitive... just trying to find something I might like. Right now I am considering buying La Fuerza Del Destino. Any good ideas? I am just entering level 5 (in a week or two) and am planning something for when I finish.

Oh... and of course, if anyone has ANY Telenovela that remains interesting, please help. I am motivated by an article I read on CNN that touted Telenovelas as a way of broadening experience. I also watch movies and have several that I like. Terminator, Casa de Mi Padre, Ladrone que Roba a Ladrone, etc.

Sonia recommends many things at the end of the lessons and I have followed several of her suggestions (I love Julieta Venegas!) so I have a hard drive full of stuff but I wanted something I could concentrate on for the long term.

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Five and a half years ago I started to study the beautiful language of French. I began that journey with Fluenz French, after trying several other programs which took me nowhere. While I finished the Fluenz French program some time ago, I continued my French studies at Alliance Française, I still take classes there to this day. Today I decided to take on a new journey with Spanish. Naturally I chose Fluenz Spanish to guide me through what I anticipate will be challenging, rewarding, and fun, just as my French education has and continues to be. Please wish me luck, I'm excited !

Five and a half years ago I started to study the beautiful language of French. I began that journey with Fluenz French, after trying several other programs which took me nowhere. While I finished the Fluenz French program some time ago, I continued my French studies at Alliance Française, I still take classes there to this day.

Today I decided to take on a new journey with Spanish. Naturally I chose Fluenz Spanish to guide me through what I anticipate will be challenging, rewarding, and fun, just as my French education has and continues to be. Please wish me luck, I'm excited !

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Hola Sonia! :) At the end of Spanish Upgraded Level 1 Lesson 6, you recommended students immerse themselves with Spanish music and media, particularly watching/listening to Spanish newscasts. Can you recommend your favorite sources of news media, perhaps including Spanish news podcasts? BBC Mundo is great for reading, but unfortunately its video offerings are limited. Particularly helpful would be something I could listen to on long runs! :) Thank you for all that you and the Fluenz team do!

Hola Sonia! :)

At the end of Spanish Upgraded Level 1 Lesson 6, you recommended students immerse themselves with Spanish music and media, particularly watching/listening to Spanish newscasts. Can you recommend your favorite sources of news media, perhaps including Spanish news podcasts?

BBC Mundo is great for reading, but unfortunately its video offerings are limited. Particularly helpful would be something I could listen to on long runs! :)

Thank you for all that you and the Fluenz team do!

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Is there a Swahili Fluenz? I have a penpal in Uganda who does not speak English. So far I have had to use online translators, but after a computer update they haven't been working right. Shadrach is three years old and is SO cute!!

Is there a Swahili Fluenz? I have a penpal in Uganda who does not speak English. So far I have had to use online translators, but after a computer update they haven't been working right. Shadrach is three years old and is SO cute!!

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Putting the final touches on the wifi iPad access Fluenz Flashcards--fully optimized for iPad and iPad 2. We'll be posting here as soon as the beta release is ready.

Putting the final touches on the wifi iPad access Fluenz Flashcards--fully optimized for iPad and iPad 2. We'll be posting here as soon as the beta release is ready.

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With the holidays coming up, I wanted to post this amusing link from the Huffington Post on why you should always use the enye (ñ) correctly - especially if you are wishing someone a happy new year, Enjoy!https://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/one-spanish-letter-changes-these-wo...

With the holidays coming up, I wanted to post this amusing link from the Huffington Post on why you should always use the enye (ñ) correctly - especially if you are wishing someone a happy new year, Enjoy!
https://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/one-spanish-letter-changes-these-wo...

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Hi Fluenz. Thank you for a great product. I've been using the program for years, and I love it. I completed Spanish Level 5 about two years ago, but I regularly go back to use the flashcards and the review sessions to keep it all fresh in my mind. Earlier this year I studied Italian with Fluenz levels 1 through 3 for a trip to Italy in June and I was delighted with my ability to communicate in Italian, after five months of diligent, daily study with Fluenz. My question is this: will there be a sale for prior customers this year in November as there was last year when I purchased the Italian course? I want to buy the German course to brush up my German. I'm completely hooked on Fluenz. Pat99

Hi Fluenz. Thank you for a great product. I've been using the program for years, and I love it. I completed Spanish Level 5 about two years ago, but I regularly go back to use the flashcards and the review sessions to keep it all fresh in my mind. Earlier this year I studied Italian with Fluenz levels 1 through 3 for a trip to Italy in June and I was delighted with my ability to communicate in Italian, after five months of diligent, daily study with Fluenz. My question is this: will there be a sale for prior customers this year in November as there was last year when I purchased the Italian course? I want to buy the German course to brush up my German. I'm completely hooked on Fluenz. Pat99

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