Could anyone suggest best tips for Improving Listening Skills in a New Language?

¡Hola amigos! :smiling_face_with_three_hearts:

So, I’m totally hooked on learning Spanish – reading and writing are coming along great, but listening? ¡Uf! That’s a whole other beast. Especially when native speakers get going a mile a minute or throw in all those slang words.

Anyone have some secret weapons for improving listening skills? I’ve tried movies and shows, but subtitles become my crutches way too easily. Are there any killer podcasts, exercises, or just plain awesome methods you’ve sworn by?
I also check this : But I have not found any solution.

Feeling a bit lost in the land of rapid Spanish, so any advice would be a lifesaver!

Gracias :innocent:

Hello @emily59 :wave:

Here are some strategies to help you improve your capacity to hear.

  • Engage the speaker and make eye contact.
  • Listen for nonverbal signs as well.
  • Never stop.
  • Listen without judgment.
  • Stay focused
  • Avoid starting to plan what to say next.
  • Show that you are attentive.
  • Never push your ideas.

Try these methods and then let me know about the results.
All the best for new leaning :smiling_face_with_three_hearts: :+1: