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D. Hiden Ramsey Library, University of North Carolina at Asheville
More Resources for Latin American Studies
Spanish Search Engines
Search for content in the language with Spanish search engines. Here are a few examples:
Key Web Resources
BBC Languages: Spanish
This webpage, provided by BBC, offers videos , links, and other content helpful for learning the Spanish language.
CNN en Español
News stories in Spanish, as well as links at the bottom to CNN Chile and CNN Expansion, which are both in Spanish as well. The news articles and videos are for reading and listening practice.
Don Quijote is an organization that offers Spanish courses. These courses are not free, and many of the services provided on this website (such as the verb conjugator) require you to register as a member. However, you can access much of their instructional content for free without becoming a member. Browse their "Language Resources" (read jokes or poems in Spanish) or click on "Culture" on the side bar to learn more about Spanish customs.
Established by Spain in 1991, this institution was developed to promote not only their language, but also Spanish and Hispanic culture. Read news in Spanish, or click on the "Cervantes TV" link to watch videos in the language.
This site provides links to a variety of Spanish language news websites. The current news articles, videos, and radio broadcasts Mundo Latino links you to are great for reading and listening practice.
Museo Nacional del Prado
The official website for the Museo Nacional del Prado in Madrid. Search their collection, learn about their archives, or take advantage of "PRADOMEDIA," which offers videos, audioguides, and games. The website is available in English or Spanish (just click "Espanol" in the top right corner to switch and get reading practice).
National Hispanic Cultural Center
Opened in 2000, this organization promotes Hispanic arts and culture. On the official website you can learn about upcoming events or browse images and information from their permanent collection. The NHCC is in Albuquerque, New Mexico.
This website offers free study aids for Spanish, including tutorials, pronounciation guides (with audio), verb drills, and more.
Sound and Film Recordings
Here is a sampling of audio and video resources available in Spanish through the library catalog. Keep in mind that the library owns a variety of Spanish language films, as well as many DVDs that offer the option to watch in Spanish or with Spanish subtitles. Both types of DVDs may be a good way to practice. Many of the web resources listed above include audio and video content in Spanish as well.
Behind the Wheel Spanish
An audio tutorial for speaking beginning to intermediate level Spanish. The program comes with 9 hours of audio included on the discs, plus a companion book. The first in a set of three "Behind the Wheel Spanish" programs available in our catalog.
GENERAL PC4129.E5 F761 2008
Cantare: Baila para Gozar
An audio CD of folk songs from Latin America sung in Spanish. English translations of the lyrics included.
AUDIO CD W SALA 0001
This video series teaches Spanish language, culture, accents, and dialects in a format that mimics a telenova. Available online through the library catalog.
El Espejo Enterrado: Reflexiones Sobre España y el Neuvo Mundo
A DVD with five one-hour programs about the history of Latin American culture. The series is in Spanish and has no subtitles.
DVD F1408.3 .E874 2006
Listen Live: Spain
This page lists links to Spanish radio stations online. Radio stations can be a good way to practice your comprehension of the language.
For a list of relevant journal databases, look under the yellow tab at the top of this page titled "Journal Articles."
Journals to Consider
For more journal titles related to Spanish, try searching the WNCLN Catalog or browsing our E-Journals A-to-Z.