Video Study Tips
Learn how to use the videos to learn Spanish quickly and easily regardless of your level. Students can learn real, authentic Spanish in a short time period by studying just a few minutes a day.
Step 1: Choose a video
Browse the index and choose a video that interests you. The videos vary by topic and nationality fo the speakers. The index is bilingual with the title in Spanish and the topic burb in English so the viewer can choose a topic based on their interest and also familiarize themself with the content before they listen.
Step 2: Watch the video
Once the video loads, the viewer can watch the video and start listening to the Spanish. The video player allows the viewer to listen as many times as they like. Most videos are about one minute in length, so students can listen as many times as the like. Student can view the video in full-screen mode, or they can watch in the default size which allows them to take a quiz as they watch.
Step 3: Watch with captions (subtitles)
After listening to the video one or two times, students should listen again but with the closed captions on. The closed captions are the words to the video that display below the speakers as they speak. Students can use the captions to fully understand the content of the video. Students can also use the captions to help develop reading, vocabulary, and pronunciation skills.
Step 4: Take a quiz
Test your knowledge of the video by taking a quiz. Each quiz has three questions related to the video. For some questions, there is more than one possible answer. Students can adjust the quiz according to their level. Beginners can preview the quiz before they listen to make them easier to answer. Similarly, more advanced students can wait to view the quiz until after the video has played, so the quizzes are more difficult.
Step 5: Check you answers
Students can get immediate feedback on their quiz by pressing the "Check Answers" button. Correct answers will diplay in green tex with a green check mark. Incorrect answers will display a red cross mark. If students desire, they can also click the "Show Answer" button to see the correst selections.
Step 6: Review the text
Students also have the option to review the transcript in full. This is helpful for observing how the speakers stucture, vocabulary, and grammar. The transcipt also highlights selected vocabulary items, marked in blue. These vocabulary items are further explained in the vocabulary section below.
Step 7: Learn new vocabulary
Students also have the option of reviewing the text in full. This is helpful for observing how the speakers stucture vocabulary and grammar. The transcipt also highlights selected vocabulary items, marked in blue. These vocabulary items are further explained in the vocabulary section below.