One wonderful way to improve your Spanish language skills is to listen to music. By doing this, you can work on your listening comprehension and pronunciation at the same time. Spanish-language music is not just Shakira and Enrique though. We asked our Spanish teachers to come up with some of the songs that they introduce to their students:
Juan Luis Guerra - Ojala que llueva café
Our great team of Spanish language teachers are always looking to introduce students to songs that feature aspects of Spanish grammar. This song, which celebrates the glory of coffee, offers a good introduction to the subjunctive in Spanish. In English, the subjunctive is a fairly easy concept to grasp but is more widely used in Spanish and therefore a light introduction is a splendid idea.
Manu Chao - Me gustas tu
This pleasant song relates to the Spanish verb 'gustar', which in English means 'to like'. In Spanish, a sentence containing this verb is constructed in a particular way: the subject of the sentence is the object. The song is repetitive and so serves as a great way to remember the construction of these types of sentences.
Jesse & Joy - ¡Corre!
This Mexican pop group is easy to understand and easy to listen to, and in this video you will be able to roll your 'r's like the best Spanish speakers.
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