“Do You Want 26 Hours of Free Spanish Lessons?”

July 22, 2008

Many years ago I discovered a really good program for learning Spanish on my local Public Broadcasting Channel. It was called “Destinos”.

I began to watch the series, but it was difficult for me to coodinate my busy schedule to when the programs were broadcast and so I shelled out around $400 to buy the series on Video VCR tapes.

It’s a wonderful series which teaches you without boring you. But let me quote from the website I recently discovered:


A video instructional series in Spanish for college and high school classrooms and adult learners; 52 half-hour video programs divided into two parts (Part I programs 1-26, Part II programs 27-52), audio cassettes, music CD, video and audio scripts, and coordinated books

Destinos teaches speaking, listening, and comprehension skills in Spanish. This telenovela,or Spanish soap opera, immerses students in everyday situations with native speakers and introduces the cultures, accents, and dialects of Mexico, Spain, Argentina, and Puerto Rico. Understanding of Spanish and appreciation of many Hispanic cultures increase as students become absorbed in the mysterious and entertaining story. Closed captioning in Spanish can be used as a teaching and literacy resource. The series is also appropriate for teacher professional development.”

Now here’s the best part. The complete 52 half hour videos (26 hours of first rate instruction) are now available on line completely free. You can order the series on DVD and buy the workbooks and a text book to go along with the Videos if you want to. I suggest spending 30 minutes a day watching an episodio of Destinos.

OK, Here’s the link to the video series: http://www.learner.org/resources/series75.html

Disfrute Hoy !

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