Don't forget about the resources here on campus that can help!
La Casa Latina's Spanish Round Table
Spanish & Illinois -- a program of courses and extra-curricular opportunities in the Department of Spanish, Italian & Portuguese at the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign.
Latino Radio Service -- 1660-AM
Looking for ways to practice during break? In January and May, the Foreign Languages Department offers various language classes that you can take at a beginning, intermediate, or advanced level for a small fee. They meet for three hours a day for a two-week period. You can find these classes on the University's website by searching for 'IFLIP' (Intensive Foreign Language Instruction Program).
To listen to or subscribe to a podcast, you can use these individual websites, or you might find it easier to search in the iTunes music store. To learn more, read our Introduction to Podcasts.
Notes in Spanish -- Conversational Spanish from Spain
Coffeebreak Spanish -- Basic Spanish lessons
Show Time Spanish -- From the creators of Coffeebreak Spanish comes this podcast that helps develop the skill to use Spanish in real life situations
Hola Viajeros -- Audio books in simplified and slow Spanish
Intermediate and Advanced:
Notes in Spanish -- Conversational Spanish from Spain for learners at all levels. The podcasts are free but the written guides are available only through purchase.
BBC -- Mundo Hoy -- In-depth news, analysis, science news, sports and reports from across the world, with a special focus in Latin America.
Hablemos de cine -- Mexican podcast on cinema.
Desde el baño -- Podcasts from Argentina. Focuses on Argentinean expressions and vocabulary.
Radio Ambulante -- A podcast that has Latin American stories told from all Spanish speaking countries, including the United States.
News in Slow Spanish -- In this podcast native speakers discuss the “Weekly News, Spanish grammar, and Spanish expressions, and much more in simplified Spanish at a slow pace so that you can understand almost every word and sentence.”
Spanish Podcasts -- An excellent site with free written guides. Each podcast offers a real-life situation along with grammar, new vocabulary, colloquialisms and easy explanations.
Spanish Medical Podcasts on iTunes -- Interactive and extensive lessons on medical terms in Spanish.
En Rumbo -- Free audio files from the Open U intermediate Spanish course. They cover a large range of material, and have transcripts available as well.
Radio Televisión Española -- Numerous programs and full episodes available for viewing online
Difusiones de la Televisión en Español--Links to major Spanish-speaking TV stations
PAT TV - Entertainment and cultural programming from Bolivia
Streema-Spain--Free online TV tuner; with access to each of Spain's 'Comunidades Autónomas' (see under 'States')
Tvgratis.com--Finds links to TV channels around the world; in Spanish