Thanks for dropping by. Comunika.tv is a website owned and administered by me, Alan Moon, an avid TV and movie lover who recently developed an obsession for understanding and speaking the real Spanish that you hear on TV or in movies. After all, if it’s good enough for native Spanish speakers, why wouldn’t it be good for me?
After years of learning Spanish the traditional way, I still had a lot of difficulties to understand the Spanish from movies or television. And then it hit me! I had been doing it all wrong from the get-go! You see, I was all day working with grammar books and listening to that perfect Spanish from courses, that 99.99% of native Spanish speakers never use, and I was hoping to understand the real Spanish that people use all the time.
But what if I used the same audiovisual materials that show how people talk 99.99% of the time instead? That was my aha moment for me. Movies and television show that type of language all the time and best of all, it’s free! And that is when I started on a quest to understand anyone and everyone who speaks Spanish, whether it is someone from Spain, from Peru, from Chile, México or even Uruguay!
This realization enabled me to make more progress in the last 2 years than in my prior 6 or 7 years of learning combined. I still don’t sound like a native Spanish speaker, but I sound natural and more importantly, I can understand almost anyone when I’m face to face, and a lot when I’m watching TV or movies. Yes, crazy as it may sound, for most people it’s easier to understand a person right in front of you than that same person speaking on camera. That could even be an interesting topic for one of my future posts.
Anyways, if you want to know more about me, just send me a message.