This collection of ten video clips was specially created to help students understand casual, conversational Spanish. The clips center on a group of young friends living in Madrid. (Spanish with optional English subtitles)
10 videos of approximately 3 minutes each that help teach different aspects of Spanish language and culture.
Current Events Videos
NBC Learn Higher EdNew in Fall 2013!
To access Spanish-language news from Telemundo: From the entry page, click "Hispanic Heritage" in the menu on the left, then click "Current Events en Espanol." Includes Spanish text transcript.
ALL videos include closed-captioning and text transcripts; click the CC button found on the right side of the video play controls, or click "Transcript" along the right edge of the video player. Details on NBC Learn Section 508 accessibility.
Other Online Videos
The videos in this box do NOT require an SHSU username or password to view.
Description from Academic Video Online: "TherapyBuenos Aires is the psychoanalytic capital of the world, with twice the number of therapists per head than New York. In Argentina the language of psychoanalysis can be found everywhere, and for millions of Argentineans a visit to the psicologo is...part of their weekly routine... This film puts Argentina on the couch, delving into the past to reveal the root causes of this unique obsession." (Spanish and English with English subtitles)
Description from Academic Video Online: "The Art of Being Wichi is a 48-minute documentary on the Wichi Indians and their fight for the survival of their culture, and for their land. In the film we meet Chief Pascal Perez and his tribe in the northern province of Salta, Argentina." (Spanish and English with English subtitles)
Description from Academic Video Online: "EPPERLEINAWAKENING FROM SORROW is about a crucial moment in history when the grief of young Argentines — whose parents disappeared and were tortured and killed during the 'Dirty War' (Argentina's dictatorship organized mass killings of civilian dissidents during the 1970s until 1983) erupts into public action, and becomes a cornerstone for social movements from South America to Serbia." ()
Description from Academic Video Online: "Wedged between the Andes cordillera and the Amazonian plains in an area known as the Yungas, a perilous mountain track climbs to an altitude of over 4 000 m. [This film is] an unforgettable trip on the high roads among the clouds, offering breathtaking views of the Andes Cordillera." (Spanish and English with English subtitles)
Description from Academic Video Online: "The bus is a fast and cheap way to get around and it remains even today the most popular mode of transport in South America, where long distances are covered, over very bumpy roads!The bus running from Buenos Aires to Lima is one of the longest bus routes in the world, more than 5000 kilometres crossing three countries: Argentina, Chile and Peru. Over time, the bus line has been named EL RAPIDO – which is not to be taken too literally!" (Spanish and English with English subtitles)
Description from Academic Video Online: "This is the surprising tale of how a mountainous region in the Peruvian Andes came to adopt saxophone music as it was played in New York City in the big band era of the 40’s and 50’s." (Spanish with English subtitles)