Resources

If you are looking for more resources related to the Spanish language, I invite you to visit these links that I have collected over the years. None of the links that appear here are sponsored or submitted by any third party.

Linguistic diversity and varieties of Spanish

  • Myths about Spanish in the U.S. (an excellent overview by PBS of the history of the Spanish language in what is now the United States of America)
  • Catálogo de voces hispánicas (an online collection of videos demonstrating the way Spanish is spoken in different places around the world, compiled by Centro Virtual Cervantes)
  • Spanish dialects and varieties (this article describing the major regional varieties of Spanish is a public service provided by some knowledgeable Wikipedia users)

Fresh Spanish content for language learners

  • Los 50 mejores cortos de cine (Carlos Balmaceda’s blog dedicated to short films in Spanish with embedded video to watch each film)
  • Club Fonograma (a site that will direct you to the latest offerings by Latin American and Latino indie, pop, and alternative musicians, curated and reviewed by a team of writers who are way more hip than me)
  • Radio Ambulante (real-world audio stories from Latin America — a little bit like This American Life, but in Spanish)
  • Cuonda (a Spanish-language podcast network featuring shows produced in different countries and covering politics, technology, personal stories, science, etc.)

Reference resources

  • Spanish Roadmap (an excellent compilation of linguistic resources and links that would be useful to students and teachers of Spanish, from the U.S. Interagency Language Roundtable [ILR])
  • Jergas de habla hispana (a searchable, crowd-sourced dictionary of slang words from different Spanish-speaking countries)
  • Ideas afines (a type of thesaurus that generates not only synonyms but words that are related to the term you search)
  • WordReference (if you aren’t already using this comprehensive online multilingual dictionary and forum, delete the bookmark to whatever you currently use and start using WordReference now)

(I also share other resources from time to time on my blog.)