Probably the main challenge facing Spanish students today is to understand REAL, FAST-PACED CONVERSATIONAL Spanish. Even very advanced students struggle with this. Yes, they can read and write and even speak very well, but when it comes to understanding real spoken Spanish…well…
How is it even possible?
Hopefully, this short video from my program The Spanish Audio Blaster will shed some light on this topic:
My students and those that have been following my work for some time know that I am convinced that the only Spanish that students should listen to is “authentic” Spanish, which is a far cry from the ludicrous audio that you find in 99% of Spanish programs in which people speak so slowly that they seem to have mental problems. (For more info read my article: Do You Want to speak Spanish Like Forrest Gump?)