Comprehensible Input Library

Comprehensible input is an important part of a well-rounded language study plan, and we’ve created this library by scouring the internet for free sources of content at every level. Use it to increase your exposure to Spanish and build connections with the language as it’s actually used.

What is comprehensible input? 

This is a popular topic in the field of language acquisition, largely thanks to linguist Stephen Krashen and his theory of second-language acquisition. Essentially, comprehensible input is content in your target language that you can understand. You won’t necessarily know what every word means, but comprehending the general message with little or no difficulty is the key aspect here. 

Interacting with comprehensible input not only provides meaningful exposure to the language you’re learning as it’s naturally used, it can also be one of the most enjoyable aspects of language learning. Instead of learning abstract concepts like verb conjugations or word order, you’ll be interacting with the language in a concrete, practical manner. It can be downright thrilling to understand a story, podcast, or video in the language you’re studying. 

How is the library organized? 

This library is organized by content type and by CEFR level. No matter your Spanish level, you should be able to find some type of content that is simple enough for you to understand the message, if not all of the individual words.

At each level we’ve selected reading, listening, and video material that will help you improve your reading and listening skills. Within each category, the resources have roughly been listed in order of difficulty.

A1, A2, B1, B2, C1, C2

A1

Reading

Lawless Spanish

Powered by Kwiziq, the reading materials with Lawless Spanish all come with audio narrations of the text by native Spanish speakers. These texts also include English translations for each phrase as well as links to relevant lessons.

The comments section can prove especially useful on this site. Learners frequently ask questions and help each other, as do Kwiziq team members.

Spanish Boom

There are five different texts at the beginner level on the Spanish Boom website. They all come with full translations, native speaker narration, and translated vocabulary lists. This is a good place to look if you’re ready to read multiple paragraphs, but would like to keep the vocabulary relatively simple.

Lingua 

The short Spanish texts provided by Lingua are downloadable as PDFs and come with short multiple-choice comprehension quizzes. There are no translations, and the audio narration is only available for paying members. 

121 Spanish

121 Spanish offers short texts with follow-up questions, but answers are not provided. There are accompanying pictures to each story, but there are no translations.

Spanish Academy

If the other readings at this level are proving too short or simple, give this one a try. The text is longer, the story more in-depth, and the language is on the more advanced end of A1. The story is presented in two parts, each with their own multiple-choice comprehension questions. There’s an answer key to these questions at the bottom of the page. 

Given the extended length and the lack of translations, this option won’t be suitable to learners that are on the lower end of A1.

Listening

123 Teach Me

Starting with the most basic of conversations, this site is a great place to get practice listening to native speakers taking part in dialogues you can understand. Each short audio exercise comes with its own multiple-choice question, and there are transcripts with translations available.

This is a good resource if you’re looking to evaluate your listening skills with a bunch of short activities.

Una Vida Nueva

Interested in listening to an actual story? Una Vida Nueva is a five-part audio series provided by Lawless Spanish. Each chapter comes with a transcript, translations, a useful comments section, and links to relevant lessons. 

Spanish Listening

This site hosts lots of monologues at all levels and by speakers of various countries. They’re accompanied by videos, and many also have transcripts, quizzes, vocab lists, flashcards, or speaking exercises. 

You can browse the various monologues by level, topic, speaker, country, and more.

Video

Dreaming Spanish

The videos you’ll find on Dreaming Spanish cater to a variety of levels, including those at the A1 level, or what they call “Superbeginner.” The videos involve lots of gestures, drawings, and simple language to help you follow along even if you don’t understand all of the words.

Destinos

Follow a lawyer as he investigates a family secret in this award-winning video course and get exposure to Spanish as it’s spoken in four different countries. The videos are a bit dated, but they’re also all in Spanish and designed to be easy enough to understand for beginners.

There are also accompanying exercises with each Destinos episode for those looking to do more than just watch. The episodes and activities are hosted on the Annenberg Learner site, but it’s only accessible from specific countries. Some learners may need to access the videos on YouTube or KET Education.

Buena Gente

Spanish Playground’s Buena Gente is a video series with short episodes that feature useful language and an appropriately slow speed for beginners. 

Some learners may find the story and acting to be fairly cheesy, but the episodes are a good entry point for learners with basic Spanish interested in watching a comprehensible video series.

Peppa Pig

It’s true, Peppa Pig is a children’s cartoon, but it’s actually a fairly popular starting point for learners looking to interact with content in their target language. The plots are obviously catered toward children, but that makes them easier to understand and full of everyday language. 

If you don’t mind watching a family of cartoon pigs go on mild adventures, this can be an excellent first step toward interacting with material in Spanish that isn’t geared towards language learners.

A2

Reading

Spanish Boom

There are five different texts at the beginner level on the Spanish Boom website. They all come with full translations, native speaker narration, and translated vocabulary lists. The beginning reading practice here could be especially useful if you’re still new to the A2 level.

The Spanish Experiment 

Here you’ll find several free short children’s stories that are great for adult learners as well. Each story comes with pictures, an audio narration by a native speaker, and translations you can toggle on and off. The voice acting is particularly good, and the narrators do a good job of speaking slowly and clearly.

The Fable Cottage

Put together by the same team that created the stories over at The Spanish Experiment, this is another source of bilingual children’s stories and accompanying illustrations. These stories differ in that they require a paying subscription for access to audio narration.

Snappy Spanish 

This site hosts engaging stories at a variety of difficulty levels with full translations and audio narrations.

Lingua 

Downloadable as PDFs, Lingua’s short Spanish texts come with short, multiple-choice comprehension quizzes at a variety of levels. There are no translations, and the audio narration is only available for paying members. 

121 Spanish

121 Spanish offers short texts with follow-up questions, but answers are not provided. There are accompanying pictures to each story, but there are no translations.

Lawless Spanish

The reading materials here are provided in conjunction with Kwiziq and come with translations, audio narrations, and links to relevant grammar lessons. The material at the A2 level is varied, containing song lyrics, an old commercial, a movie trailer, and articles. Many of the texts also include a video. 

Listening

123 Teach Me

It might not be the most aesthetically pleasing site you’ve ever seen, but it is a great place to get practice listening to dialogues you can understand. Each short audio exercise comes with its own multiple-choice question, and there are transcripts with translations available.

This is a good resource if you’re looking to evaluate your listening skills with a bunch of short activities.

Spanish Listening

This is a great library of Spanish monologues with accompanying videos and transcripts. You’ll find speakers from several different countries and can filter the material by topic, speaker, country, level, and more. Many monologues also come with useful extra features.

Lawless Spanish

Lawless Spanish offers a variety of listening material, all narrated at a slow pace and with accompanying transcripts and translations. You may have to do a little bit of browsing to find exercises that work, but there’s some quality content here.

Cuentos de Hadas

This is a narrated collection of stories by the famous Brothers Grimm. You’ll find classics like Little Red Riding Hood, Snow White, and Hansel and Gretel. These stories may be a stretch for some learners at the A2 level, but they can be perfect for learners looking for a challenge, while listening to familiar tales makes it easier to follow the plot.

Video

Dreaming Spanish

The videos you’ll find on Dreaming Spanish cater to a variety of levels, including those at the A2 level. The videos are engaging and involve lots of gestures, drawings, and simple language to help you follow along even if you don’t understand all of the words.

Buena Gente

If you’re at the lower end of the A2 level, Spanish Playground’s Buena Gente video series could be a solid place to get comprehensible input. The episodes include a ton of useful language, and the actors speak slowly and clearly. It’s worth noting that some learners may find the plot a bit cheesy!

Easy Spanish

Part of Easy Languages, this YouTube channel mostly features interviews with native Spanish speakers on the streets of various countries. You’ll get exposure to a variety of speakers and topics at different difficulty levels.

Peppa Pig

Yes, Peppa Pig is a children’s cartoon, but it’s also a reliable source of everyday Spanish in easily understandable situations. If a cartoon family of pigs can keep you sufficiently entertained, you’ll likely pick up some seriously useful language here.

Spanish After Hours

This YouTube channel features Laura from Spain. She provides “fun comprehensible input” at a variety of levels and in entertaining contexts. This is one of the more engaging sources of input — her videos are humorous, lighthearted, and all contain Spanish subtitles. 

If you’re interested in hearing authentic Iberian Spanish or are looking for something more entertaining, her channel is worth checking out.

B1

Reading

Lawless Spanish

The reading materials here are provided in conjunction with Kwiziq and come with translations, audio narrations, and links to relevant grammar lessons. The B1 content on this site includes information of the Spanish coup d’etat of 1981, a Mexican love song, and a play by Federico García Lorca, to name a few. Many of the texts also include a video. 

Snappy Spanish

This site hosts engaging stories at a variety of difficulty levels with full translations and audio narrations.

The Spanish Experiment 

Here you’ll find several free short children’s stories that are great for adult learners as well. Each story comes with pictures, an audio narration by a native speaker, and translations you can toggle on and off. The voice acting is particularly good, and the narrators do a good job of speaking slowly and clearly.

The Fable Cottage

Put together by the same team that created the stories over at The Spanish Experiment, this is another source of bilingual children’s stories and accompanying illustrations. These stories differ in that they require a paying subscription for access to audio narration.

Lingua

Downloadable as PDFs, Lingua’s short Spanish texts come with short, multiple-choice comprehension quizzes at a variety of levels. There are no translations, and the audio narration is only available for paying members. 

Spanish Boom

You’ll find five different texts at the intermediate level with Spanish Boom. They all come with full translations, native speaker narration, and translated vocabulary lists. This could be a good place to start if you’re ready to begin interacting with some intermediate reading material.

Listening

123 Teach Me

There are more beautiful websites out there, but 123 Teach Me is a great place to get practice listening to dialogues you can understand. Each short audio exercise comes with its own multiple-choice questions, and there are transcripts with translations available. Check out the “quizzes” in the intermediate section to find audio that’s perfect for your level.

Spanish Listening 

Here you’ll find many monologues by native speakers of several different countries and at all levels. Each recording includes a video and transcript, and many also feature quizzes, vocab lists, and speaking exercises. 

Lawless Spanish

Lawless Spanish offers a variety of listening material, all narrated at a slow pace and with accompanying transcripts and translations. You may have to do a little bit of browsing to find exercises that work, but there’s some quality content here.

Podcasts in Spanish

This site has some free podcasts at the intermediate and lower-advanced level. The extra materials like transcripts and worksheet require a paid membership, but the short dialogues here could provide good exposure to Spanish spoken at a natural speed.

Hoy Hablamos

This podcast features speakers from Spain speaking very clearly. It could be a good option for learner’s that are new to the intermediate level and want to get their feet wet with a podcast. Transcripts and explanations are available with a paid subscription.

The StoryLearning Spanish Podcast! 

This podcast could be a great source of input if you like listening to stories. It’s free to access, and each 6-8 minute episode includes a transcript as well as a glossary of terms. The speaker in this podcast is from Spain. Olly Richards, the maker of this podcast, is also responsible for the Spanish Uncovered course. 

ESPAñOLISTOS

This entertaining podcast features Andrea, a Colombian Spanish teacher, and Nate from the United States. Nate speaks fluently but makes frequent mistakes and doesn’t sound like a native speaker. It can be helpful to hear Andrea correct Nate’s mistakes from time to time and to compare the differences in their speech.

Cuentos de Hadas

This is a narrated collection of stories by the famous Brothers Grimm. You’ll find classics like Little Red Riding Hood, Snow White, and Hansel and Gretel. Familiar plot lines make these stories easier to follow, and they’ll provide good practice for learners at the B1 or B2 level.

Video

Dreaming Spanish

The videos you’ll find on Dreaming Spanish cater to a variety of levels, including those at the B1 level. You should be able to get quite a bit out of the material at the intermediate level. The videos are engaging and involve lots of gestures, drawings, and simple language to help you follow along even if you don’t understand all of the words.

Easy Spanish

Part of Easy Languages, this YouTube channel mostly features interviews with native Spanish speakers on the streets of various countries. You’ll get exposure to a variety of speakers and topics at different difficulty levels.

Spanish After Hours

This YouTube channel features Laura from Spain. She provides “fun comprehensible input” at a variety of levels and in entertaining contexts. This is one of the more engaging sources of input — her videos are humorous, lighthearted, and all contain Spanish subtitles. 

If you’re interested in hearing authentic Iberian Spanish or are looking for something more entertaining, her channel is worth checking out.

Spanish Around

The videos on Juan’s channel all have subtitles in both Spanish and English. Juan speaks clearly while covering a range of topics and showing learners different aspects of life in Mexico. Episodes also often include interviews with people on the street and practical Spanish tips.

B2

Reading

Spanish Boom

You’ll find five different texts at the intermediate level with Spanish Boom. They all come with full translations, native speaker narration, and translated vocabulary lists. This could be a good place to start especially if you might be between B1 and B2.

Snappy Spanish

This site hosts engaging stories at a variety of difficulty levels with full translations and audio narrations.

Lingua

There are only two texts at the B2 level on Lingua, but they each come with their own short multiple-choice quiz. There are no translations for the readings, and they’re downloadable as PDFs.

Lawless Spanish

The reading materials here are provided in conjunction with Kwiziq and come with translations, audio narrations, and links to relevant grammar lessons. At the B2 level, you’ll find a series about working on a cruise ship, music videos with lyrics, and information on how to make vegan hamburgers, among many more materials. Quite a few of these readings also include a video.

ail málaga

The reading material on this site is very straightforward — there are three short stories at the B2 level. They all come with a five-question quiz, but there are no translations available.

Spanish Input

The short fiction stories on Spanish Input all come with narration and can make for fun reading practice. The whole idea of the site is that it uses simplified Spanish, and this makes it a great place to start interacting with full-on stories at the B2 level.

Woodword Spanish

The 14 original reading passages provided by Woodword Spanish each cover a general topic such as airports, school, or cinema, providing interesting information on each subject. There are no translations with any of these passages, but they each come with an extensive vocabulary list that defines words and phrases in Spanish.

Listening

Notes in Spanish Intermediate

This is one of several podcasts created by the Notes in Spanish team, and it’s designed with intermediate-level learners in mind. Conversations on a variety of topics happen at a slower-than-normal pace but contain plenty of language to keep listeners on their toes and picking up new words.

Cuentos de Hadas

This is a narrated collection of stories by the famous Brothers Grimm. You’ll find classics like Little Red Riding Hood, Snow White, and Hansel and Gretel. Familiar plot lines make these stories easier to follow, and they should make for enjoyable listening material at the B2 level.

123 Teach Me

The short dialogues found here are ideal for learners at a variety of levels. Each audio recording comes with some comprehension questions, and some also come with translated vocabulary lists. If you’re at the B2 level, check out the material in the high-intermediate or low-advanced sections of the web page.

Spanish Listening

There are tons of video-taped monologues by speakers of several different countries on this site. They all come with transcripts, and you can browse by topic, level, speaker, country, and more. Many recordings also come with quizzes and vocabulary lists.

The StoryLearning Spanish Podcast!

This podcast could be a great source of input if you like listening to stories. It’s free to access, and each 6-8 minute episode includes a transcript as well as a glossary of terms. The speaker in this podcast is from Spain. Olly Richards, the maker of this podcast, is also responsible for the Spanish Uncovered course. 

ESPAñOLISTOS

This entertaining podcast features Andrea, a Colombian Spanish teacher, and Nate from the United States. Nate speaks fluently but makes frequent mistakes and doesn’t sound like a native speaker. It can be helpful to hear Andrea correct Nate’s mistakes from time to time and to compare the differences in their speech.

Espanol Con Juan 

Juan is an engaging Spanish teacher from Spain with a great sense of humor. In his podcast, he tells stories in Spanish that are easy enough for upper-intermediate learners to understand. He frequently takes the time to define words that may be difficult by explaining them with simpler Spanish.

ProfeDeELE

This educational website has produced a handful of podcast episodes that are appropriate for learners at the intermediate level. They maintain a fun atmosphere and even include sound effects to make the experience more inclusive. As an added bonus, episodes come with transcripts and short comprehension activities.

Spanish Language Coach 

In this podcast, a Spanish teacher from Spain creates comprehensible input for intermediate learners. Episodes cover a wide range of subjects, including life, culture, motivation, and stories. Free transcripts are available for those that provide an email address.

How To Spanish 

This podcast features two hosts from Mexico that speak about life and culture in Mexico. They also tell stories and conduct interviews, all with clear speech and at an easily intelligible pace. Patreon members also get access to transcripts and videos.

Video

Dreaming Spanish

The videos you’ll find on Dreaming Spanish cater to a variety of levels, including those at the B2 level. You should be able to get quite a bit out of the material at the intermediate level. The videos are engaging and involve lots of gestures, drawings, and simple language to help you follow along even if you don’t understand all of the words.

Easy Spanish

Part of Easy Languages, this YouTube channel mostly features interviews with native Spanish speakers on the streets of various countries. You’ll get exposure to a variety of speakers and topics at different difficulty levels.

Spanish After Hours

This YouTube channel features Laura from Spain. She provides “fun comprehensible input” at a variety of levels and in entertaining contexts. This is one of the more engaging sources of input — her videos are humorous, lighthearted, and all contain Spanish subtitles. 

If you’re interested in hearing authentic Iberian Spanish or are looking for something more entertaining, her channel is worth checking out.

Spanish Around

The videos on Juan’s channel all have subtitles in both Spanish and English. Juan speaks clearly while covering a range of topics and showing learners different aspects of life in Mexico. Episodes also often include interviews with people on the street and practical Spanish tips.

C1

Reading

Snappy Spanish

This site hosts engaging stories at a variety of difficulty levels with full translations and audio narrations.

Lawless Spanish

The reading materials here are provided in conjunction with Kwiziq and come with translations, audio narrations, and links to relevant grammar lessons. To name just a few topics, the reading materials at the C1 level deal with renting an apartment, Spanish in the Philippines, and the indigenous Latin American celebration of Pachamama. Quite a few of these readings also include a video.

ail málaga

The reading material on this site is very straightforward — there are three short stories at the C1 level. They all come with a five-question quiz; there are no translations available.

Woodword Spanish

The 14 original reading passages provided by Woodword Spanish each cover a general topic such as airports, school, or cinema, providing interesting information on each subject. There are no translations with any of these passages, but they each come with an extensive vocabulary list that defines words and phrases in Spanish.

Living Spanish

This is a collection of six short stories, each with an accompanying glossary of difficult terms.

Spanish Input

The short fiction stories on Spanish Input all come with narration and can make for fun reading practice. The whole idea of the site is that it uses simplified Spanish, but you should still be able to enjoy the content at the C1 level.

Spanish Boom

If you’re at a C1 level, you’re ready for the five texts you’ll find at the advanced level with Spanish Boom. They all come with full translations, native speaker narration, and translated vocabulary lists. 

Listening

Notes in Spanish Gold

This version of the Notes in Spanish podcast contains casual conversations between Ben and Maria on various subjects. The dialogue is at an advanced level, but learners that find the material difficult to follow will benefit from the English breakdown of the conversation that takes place at the end of each episode.

Espanol Con Juan 

Juan is an engaging Spanish teacher from Spain with a great sense of humor. In his podcast, he tells stories in Spanish that are easy enough for upper-intermediate learners to understand. He frequently takes the time to define words that may be difficult by explaining them with simpler Spanish.

Spanish Language Coach 

In this podcast, a Spanish teacher from Spain creates comprehensible input for intermediate learners. Episodes cover a wide range of subjects, including life, culture, motivation, and stories. Free transcripts are available for those that provide an email address.

How To Spanish 

This podcast features two hosts from Mexico that speak about life and culture in Mexico. They also tell stories and conduct interviews, all with clear speech and at an easily intelligible pace. Patreon members also get access to transcripts and videos.

Radio Ambulante 

This high-quality podcast is affiliated with NPR and tells Latin American stories entirely in Spanish. Guest speakers are from a variety of countries, and some are easier to understand than others. This is a great podcast for learners interested in interacting with native material. 

If you’re interested in the content but the language is too difficult, you could purchase the Lupa app, which offers some helpful extras like playback speed adjustment and real-time translations.

123 Teach Me

The short dialogues found here are ideal for learners at a variety of levels. Each audio recording comes with some comprehension questions, and some also come with translated vocabulary lists.

Charlas Hispanas

This podcast is put on by the Hoy Hablamos team, and includes a library of more than 250 audio episodes, each around ten minutes long. The episodes feature speakers from a variety of different countries and touch on culture, news, and biographies, among other topics.

Spanish Listening 

The short dialogues found here are ideal for learners at a variety of levels. Each audio recording comes with some comprehension questions, and some also come with translated vocabulary lists.

Video

Easy Spanish

Part of Easy Languages, this YouTube channel mostly features interviews with native Spanish speakers on the streets of various countries. You’ll get exposure to a variety of speakers and topics at different difficulty levels.

Spanish After Hours

This YouTube channel features Laura from Spain. She provides “fun comprehensible input” at a variety of levels and in entertaining contexts. This is one of the more engaging sources of input — her videos are humorous, lighthearted, and all contain Spanish subtitles. 

If you’re interested in hearing authentic Iberian Spanish or are looking for something more entertaining, her channel is worth checking out.

CuriosaMente

Animated, informational videos narrated in clearly spoken Spanish make up this YouTube channel. The videos explore a variety of interesting topics and last between 5 – 10 minutes. 

Spanish with Vincent

Vincent is a Spanish teacher from Spain with a very popular YouTube channel. His channel features a variety of video types, including those in which he analyzes the speech of Spanish-speaking celebrities.

Coreano Vlogs

This YouTube channel features Cristian Kim from Korea, who speaks excellent Spanish from living in Spanish-speaking countries for many years. His videos mostly take place in Mexico and are full of cameos of his Mexican friends and wife. This is a good source of content if you’re especially interested in Mexico.

Christian Corom

Christian’s YouTube channel is full of videos where he explores different areas of the USA. He’s from Spain and has been based in Los Angeles since 2017. His videos will appeal to learners that are interested in Spanish as it’s spoken by Spaniards and in travel videos based in the USA.

La Ruta de la Garnacha

Interested in Mexican Spanish and Mexican food? This channel is for you. Follow Lalo Villar as he tries delicious, interesting food from around the country.

Noticias Telemundo 

If you’re an advanced learner of Spanish and you watch the news, why not do it in Spanish? Noticias Telemundo posts news stories on their YouTube channel covering events in the USA.

El Jardín de Martín

Martín is a Latino living in Germany, and his videos cover a broad range of subjects related to this fact. He’s originally from Peru, and the videos he posts would be especially interesting to viewers interested in moving to another country.

C2

If you’re ready for material at the C2 level, congratulations! At this point, there should be a great deal of native content (content that doesn’t intentionally cater to language learners) that will make useful comprehensible input. You’re ready to join 450 million native Spanish speakers in discovering a whole new world of content.

Reading

At the C2 level, you should be able to interact with more texts that weren’t designed for learners. Using the internet in Spanish is a great way to get exposure to virtually unlimited native content, and a tool like Readlang can help you navigate the Spanish-only environment. It’s a free browser extension that lets you perform one-click translations on any page you visit — pretty nifty.

News

News outlets can be wonderful sources of input once you’re at the C2 level. Not only do they include useful language for talking about a variety of current events, they can provide a meaningful connection with the life and culture of a Spanish-speaking country you’re interested in.

World News – BBC Mundo

México – El País, La Jornada

Spain – El País

Argentina – La Nacion

Chile – La Tercera

Colombia – El Espectador, Publimetro Col.

Bolivia – La Razon

Cuba – Granma

Perú – El ComercioLa Mula

Cuentos Cortos

If you’re interested in reading short stories in Spanish, this site has posted links to 30 of them. All of these stories are by well-known authors, and some have been translated into Spanish.

Listening

Notes in Spanish Advanced

At the advanced level, this podcast features two native Spanish speakers speaking at a natural speed, using natural language. They cover a wide variety of topics with a relaxed attitude, providing exposure to a lot of useful language. 

Radio Ambulante 

This high-quality podcast is affiliated with NPR and tells Latin American stories entirely in Spanish. Guest speakers are from a variety of countries, and some are easier to understand than others. This is a great podcast for learners interested in interacting with native material. 

If you’re interested in the content but the language is too difficult, you could purchase the Lupa app, which offers some helpful extras like playback speed adjustment and real-time translations.

No Hay Tos Podcast

This podcast is designed with learners in mind, but the hosts make a point to speak Spanish naturally. This is an especially good source of input if you’re interested in the Mexican variety of Spanish, as the hosts frequently use slang and regional sayings. 

There is a huge backlog of episodes to choose from, and they often focus on specific language points or aspects of life in Mexico.

123 Teach Me

The short dialogues found here are ideal for learners at a variety of levels. Each audio recording comes with some comprehension questions, and some also come with translated vocabulary lists.

Spanish Listening

This is a good place to find lots of video-taped monologues by speakers from different countries. Each monologue comes with a transcript, and there’s some good, challenging material at the most advanced level.

Entiende Tu Miente 

This all-Spanish podcast covers topics related to psychology and daily life. Episodes are around 20 minutes in length and are a convenient source of Spanish exposure for learners that are interested in learning about the brain.

HistoCast

For history buffs and those interested in geopolitics, this podcast will have serious appeal. The episodes are hours long, so it isn’t aimed at casual listeners, and the archives are home to more than 100 episodes.

Las Raras Podcast

This podcast is especially good for learners that want exposure to Chilean Spanish. The stories told in the episodes are all about freedom and activism — there’s a lot of captivating content here if this is something you’re interested in.

Nómadas – RNE

This is another podcast that’s intended for a native speaking audience. It’s a travel show produced by Radio Nacional de España that features stories and interviews from different destinations around the world. 

‎Historias perdidas

This is a source of narrated stories with an enigmatic nature. Listen to tellings about Rasputin, Mansa Musa, or Moctezuma in relatively short episodes.

La Mesa

This podcast features stories about spanish-speaking immigrants in southern california. If you’re at all interested in Spanish-speaking immigrant communities in the USA, this one should have plenty to keep you interested.

El Espanol de America 

This podcast is for native speakers and advanced learners that are interested in learning more about Spanish in the Americas — its history, cultural influences, and relationship to the language as it’s spoken in Spain.

TED en Espanol 

Just like TED in English, this platform is full of inspiring talks by native speakers. The range of topics covered is immense, meaning you’re likely to find something that piques your interest.

Cosas de Internet

This podcast is produced by Santiago from Magic Markers and Laura from Radio Ambulante. Episodes cover specific topics in the realm of technology and how it affects our lives.

Video

Netflix Series

One of the most exciting things about reaching the C2 level? Netflixeando. While simply watching a Spanish-language show or movie is certainly worthwhile, extra studious learners can take advantage of Language Learning with Netflix (LLN), a freemium extension for the Chrome browser. It grants users the ability to easily navigate bilingual subtitles, save words, and more.

There are quite a few quality Spanish-language shows on Netflix, meaning you’re likely to be able to find at least one you find binge worthy. Check out this long list of shows to see what strikes you. You may also want to check out the LLN catalogue of content that has high-quality Spanish subtitles.

Noticias Telemundo 

If you’re an advanced learner of Spanish and you watch the news, why not do it in Spanish? Noticias Telemundo posts news stories on their YouTube channel covering events in the USA.

Enchufe TV

This Ecuadorian YouTube channel regularly posts humorous, absurd, and satirical videos — and it’s incredibly popular. If you’re looking for lighthearted humor, this channel has more videos than you could comfortably watch in a short period of time. Many of the videos also come with both English and Spanish subtitles.

Vice en Español

Vice is notorious for covering underreported news stories and making engaging, investigative documentaries. This is a great place for getting genuinely interesting exposure to Spanish as it’s spoken by a variety of native speakers.

Casi Creativo

These animated videos produced by animator Fred Lammie boast off-the-wall humor and cover a wide variety of scenarios. The animation style is consistent throughout the videos, and the sense of humor will expose viewers to plenty of slang and modern expressions.

Magic Markers

This YouTube channel hosts a bunch of videos created by the Magic Markers team, who are basically professional explainers. They use clear narratives and engaging animation to thoroughly and clearly explain subjects in several fields including science, economics, social issues, and more that could otherwise be difficult to understand. 

Coreano Vlogs

This YouTube channel features Cristian Kim from Korea, who speaks excellent Spanish from living in Spanish-speaking countries for many years. His videos mostly take place in Mexico and are full of cameos of his Mexican friends and wife. This is a good source of content if you’re especially interested in Mexico.

Christian Corom

Christian’s YouTube channel is full of videos where he explores different areas of the USA. He’s from Spain and has been based in Los Angeles since 2017. His videos will appeal to learners that are interested in Spanish as it’s spoken by Spaniards and in travel videos based in the USA.

La Ruta de la Garnacha

Interested in Mexican Spanish and Mexican food? This channel is for you. Follow Lalo Villar as he tries delicious, interesting food from around the country.

Darkx Z

This YouTube channel could be a good option for learners looking for exposure to something a little bit different. The owner of the channel, who goes by Darkx, is from Ecuador and uploads videos about his life that usually employ animations. This channel could be a good option for those interested in Ecuadorian Spanish.

Mr Doctor Oficial

Advanced learners that want to get an entertaining glimpse into the life of an internal medicine specialist in Mexico could find some great content here. You’ll get to hear plenty of medical terms, and the videos are full of humor.

El Jardín de Martín

Martín is a Latino living in Germany, and his videos cover a broad range of subjects related to this fact. He’s originally from Peru, and the videos he posts would be especially interesting to viewers interested in moving to another country.

Mariale

Mariale is from Venezuela, and most of her videos are of her reacting to various internet phenomena. If you’re a fan of TikTok and visually stimulating content, this could be a good way to get some casual Spanish exposure.

Soriano Tech

On this tech, digital culture, and lifestyle YouTube channel, the host reviews products that she owns and covers other tech-related topics. She lives in the USA but is originally from Barcelona, Spain.

Luisito Comunica

This is a hyper-popular YouTube channel that stars Luisito from Mexico. His videos cover a wide range of topics, including travel videos, miniature investigative documentaries, and internet culture. The videos here are engaging and include lots of colloquial Mexican Spanish.

Yuya

Yuya is a Mexican beauty vlogger whose channel is extremely popular. This could be a binge-worthy source of content if you’re interested in beauty and lifestyle videos.

Clevver TeVe

If pop culture is your thing and you love to know the latest celebrity news, this channel has you covered. It regularly posts videos covering entertainment news on actors, musicians, and celebrities.

Bully Magnets

For those interested in history, Bully Magnets produces videos covering different stories from the past, often events or stories that people know of but not about. The videos place an emphasis on making the storytelling fun and use animation to help keep things interesting.

QuantumFracture

The science minded Spanish learner might get a lot of enjoyment out of this YouTube channel. Videos covering science concepts are narrated by Jose Luis Crespo from Spain, and animation is used to better illustrate the concepts he is explaining as well as make the videos more engaging.