Just wanted to write a very short post today to introduce you to this fantastic free resource I discovered a while back and forgot about: LyricsTraining.com. Here’s how it works, it’s very simple…
They have music videos in various languages from YouTube embedded on their site (yes, you can sort by language, of course). The idea of the site is to help people learn languages using these videos. They know that you need the lyrics themselves in the language being spoken (as I’ve often reiterated: you need a transcript or subtitles in the language spoken, not an English translation of it) since this allows you to look up any words you don’t know, plus it lets you play their little game on there that gets you to review and practice what you know via recalling it on demand in order to interpret the language being spoken by an actual native speaker. Fantastic! That’s exactly how you ought to be learning a foreign language.
The way it works, and I’ve put a short video below demonstrating it for you, is that as the music video plays the lyrics are shown below it in subtitles with some of the words left blank and you have to fill them in – how many are left blank is determined by you when you choose from one of four difficulty levels. Check it out:
(I’ve also published this video on my YouTube channel if you’d prefer to view it that way)
I hope that helps you guys out and you find it to be a valuable resource, as best I can tell everything on there is free to use (alert me in the comments if you find otherwise), also… If you thought the above was at all useful and you want to learn (or are learning) Spanish, please give me a chance and read what I have to say about my book below! Thank you so much for checking out my blog and I hope you’ve enjoyed my writing.
I learned to speak conversational Spanish in six months using TV shows, movies, and even comics: I then wrote a book on how you can, too
I have a whole method and a book I wrote about it called The Telenovela Method where I teach you how to learn Spanish from popular media like TV shows, movies, music, books, etc. that you can all find online for free. It was the #1 new release in the Spanish Language Instruction section on Amazon for nearly a month after it came out and currently has 17 reviews there with a 4.9/5 stars average. It’s available for $7.99-$9.99 for the e-book version depending on who you buy it from (Kindle version on Amazon is now $7.99) and $16.99 for the paperback (occasionally a bit cheaper, again, depending on who you buy it from).
It’s currently available in both e-book and paperback from: