Links for learners of Spanish: Spanish media
The importance of reading
You want to learn a language? You need to read!
It doesn't really matter what you read, so long as you do.
Find something that interests you and read something every day - reading an online paper is a great idea.
Note that, unless overwise stated, all the sites in this section are entirely in Spanish.
Audio and video
BBC in Spanish - audio news summaries, as well as text news
Cadena COPE - broadcasts live on the Internet, besides having a full text news site
RNE - Radio Nacional de España, Radio Exterior
Spanish television - online from around the world
CNN in Spanish - full news and current affairs coverage, including video content
El Mundo - competes with El País in popularity; among their other content, try the video archives
El País - arguably the best of Spain's newspaper websites
El Periódico - the online version of Barcelona's other main daily
Expansión - one of the leading sites for news on the Spanish economy
La Vanguardia Digital - the online edition of Barcelona's leading daily paper
Ciencia Digital - news and lots more on the science world from this monthly e-zine
Muy Interesante - a popular science, technology and current affairs magazine
El Mundo Deportivo - the website of Barcelona's leading sports paper
Espanyol - there's more to football in Barcelona than the mighty Barça: Espanyol are Barcelona's other Spanish first division side
FC Barcelona - the official "Barça" site: a "must-stop" site for all football fans (also available in English)
Marca - Madrid's leading sports paper, and an excellent sports site
NBA games - Basketball is your thing, huh? Like we say, it doesn't really matter what you read, so long as you do!