Pages I have created myself
|Irregular Verb Lists.|
These lists incorporate all 92 irregular conjugations in Spanish as listed in my VOX dictionary. I do believe this works! How this was done.
|Spanish Quizzes. Different every time!
These quizzes cover a variety of topics that I needed to learn for Spanish 111, 112, and 231. They imploy the conjugation information in the above lists and add to that an algorithmic way of mixing and matching subjects, verbs, and objects in creative ways.
|¿Dónde está?||Just a diagram I made to help me remember where I put things.|
|palabras utíles||Words that help the flow of ideas. What do you really call these? conjunciones frases de transición|
|Vocabulario 231/232||Words I am trying to learn.|
|nacionalidades||Nationalities organized. This was driving me nuts!|
|Glossary||A searchable on-line glossary based on the book I used in Spanish 111 and 112, Dos Mundos (el libro) Dos mundos: En breve|
|saber/deber/necesito/etc.||A table I'm using to help organize my thoughts around "verb+infinitive" combinations.|
Pages I strongly recommend
|BBC RadioMundo||Listen to the BBC in Spanish -- slow it down with the PC programWavEdit.exe|
|Practica Español A rich resource from the Fundación de la Lengua Española and the Instituto Cervantes. This site includes many fabulous activities for Spanish language learners. I recommend it highly! Rapid-fire spoken Spanish news with translation. From Valladolid, Spain.||
Click on the link, not the audio slider to here the story read out loud.
|Radio Lingua Network|
|linguee es la combinación única de un diccionario y un buscador que te permite buscar palabras y expresiones en miles de millones de textos bilingües.||Give this site a word or phrase in English or Spanish, and it will return dozens of sentences in Spanish along with its direct translation into English containing that word or phrase. The interesting thing is that these are all actual professional translations, with links to actual sources, primarily from official European Union or UN documents. It is really incredible!|
|diccionario de la lengua española de la Real Academia Española This is the "Oxford Dictionary" of the Spanish language from the institution that claims the royal right to define the Spanish language. Not in translation!|
|DuoLingo||Challenge yourself to improve your skills. Somewhat limited vocabulary and range of exercises, but the positive reward system is great. Covers pretty much all the grammar presented in four college semesters of Spanish. Somewhat annoying that it has to be done strictly linearly.|
Spanish Web Portals
More pages that might interest you
|News in Slow Spanish||(just bits - very expensive subscription required for more)|
|Instituto Cervantes Spanish Level Test||most certainly the hardest Spanish test you will ever take -- if you can make it through it!|
|Spanish Institute of Puebla (Mexico)||http://www.sipuebla.com/spanish-guide.htm|
|Self-Check Exercises from Ursinus College||Static, but covering quite a range of topics, including: Adjectives Art Conjunctions Literature Numbers Object Pronouns Por/Para Relative Pronouns Syntax Verbs Videos Vocabulary|
|la cocina y comida||
recetas: sopa de choclos pasteles de chocolate
An interesting linguistic comparison: Two menus for HIV patients taking Nelfinavir, both from Roche Pharmaceuticals, one in Spanish (source) and one in English (source)
|pretérito y imperfecto||
descripciónes y ejercicios
imperfect/preterite meaning changes -- many good examples
|About Spanish|| I really like this site! Some of the pages I've found useful include:|