Ben and Marina bring you podcasts in high level Spanish covering culture, news, conversation, and all the cool words they never teach you in class... Now with transcript pages and worksheets! Visit notesinspanish.com for details. See our Notes in Spanish Intermediate podcast too!
NIS Advanced S3 - 14 - El Valle del Jerte
Ben and Marina discuss the beautiful Valle del Jerte in Extremadura, famous for its cherries. We look at local life, the cherry picking season, and an amazing, surprise concert in a bar. Get the worksheets at www.notesinspanish.com
NIS Advanced S3 - 13 - El 80-20 de la felicidad
Ben and Marina look at the 80-20 principle, how it started in economics and business, and whether it could be the secret to living a happier life. See notesinspanish.com to pick up the worksheets!
NIS Advanced S3 - 12 - Culto a la Gamba
Ben and Marina discuss a ridiculously expensive 'racion de gambas' - prawns - and the Spanish obsession with exquisite food! Pick up the worksheets at www.notesinspanish.com
NIS Advanced S3 - 11 - Cervantes
Ben and Marina look at the extraordinary life of Cervantes, including duels, war, and imprisonment, and how all this led to Don Quijote, the most influential novel ever written. See notesinspanish.com to pick up the accompanying worksheets.
NIS Advanced S3 - 10 - El Gozo de Leer
Ben and Marina discuss the joys of reading, what role it plays in our lives, and how to make the time for it in this busy age of distraction. See notesinspanish.com to pick up the accompanying worksheets.
NIS Advanced S3 - 09 - Bienvenido Introvertido
Ben and Marina discuss introverts, our need for time out, creativity, group think and more. Visit notesinspanish.com to pick up the accompanying worksheets.
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I am so grateful I found the NIP Advanced Podcast. I lived in Spain for 2 years, and love hearing Castilian Spanish (Marina’s accent is clear and beautiful). I am a Spanish teacher, and I truly appreciate that Ben occasionally makes mistakes, and how Marina gently corrects him. The mistakes he makes make perfect sense in the target language, and are so very useful as I guide and teach my own students Spanish. Mil gracias, Marina y Ben. ¡Adelante!
I am a teacher and regularly listen to these podcasts to continue getting language input. I also recommend them/assign them to students to do the same. I really enjoy the topics and I continually learn new words or phrases to increase my proficiency in Spanish used in Spain. Ben and Marina are very enjoyable to listen to and I appreciate Ben’s transparency in having questions or making occasional mistakes. I know Spanish speakers who have lived in the US for over 20 years and still make mistakes or can’t think of an English word. It is encouraging to me as a non native Spanish speaker that perfection is not the norm!
Very informative and great way to improve Spanish
I have listened to dozens of their podcasts and my Spanish has improved as a result. This husband and wife duo (he’s from the UK; she’s from Spain) explore a myriad of subjects of Spanish life and culture and they have active conversation on contemporary issues. It is a great way to improve your Spanish (this is for intermediate and advanced students) and learn a lot about Spain.