Here’s what I use:
- WordReference – multilingual dictionary, native speaker forums
- Real Academia Española – for Spanish speakers, this dictionary is the final word on standard Spanish vocab and usage,
- Verbix – online conjugator. Input a tennis shoe, and it will conjugate it for you.
- Spanish Verb Tense Maps:
- Subjunctive Flow Charts:
- Spanish Class Videos – my YouTube playlist of songs my students are allowed to use in the lipdub project.
- Spanish Keyboard – for those of us that switch between keyboard IMEs to get our typing done.
- Type Spanish diacritics – a poster I made for students who need a quick reference for typing in MS Word or on a Mac, without changing their keyboard IME.
- Language Guide’s Spanish pages – a free mouse-over vocab site.
Blogs I read:
- Vocabat – Colombian Spanish as Katie hears it.
- My Spanish Notes – former sPod listener Rodney finds interesting expressions and posts them in his blog, to my delight.
- “¡Qué boquita!” No seas pelangoche. – Rodney strikes again, this time with dirty words.
- Q & A Spanish – a labor of love, distributed graciously by the Radio Lingua Network. Nayheli and I answer listener questions about Spanish. (2011 – present)
- SpanishPod – the highlight of my media career so far; we created slick podcasts, entertaining videos, and an engaging and supportive community. In the end I had to leave, because I saw the company was going nowhere (and taking me with it). But our product was good, at least!
- spanishpod101 – I don’t have a lot of good things to say about this podcast, except that it got me the hell out of China, and I got to live in Manhattan for a year. Fernando and I did good work under the circumstances, but I just cannot recommend the service to people learning Spanish… the academic integrity of the service before I arrived was just awful. They’re still publishing now, and I for all I know the new people may have their act together. The site itself, though, is a case study in irritating. I can’t even bear to link to it.