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The ¿Qué pasa? show has all the latest news and features from SpanishPod! The ever-charming and helpful Leo hosts this show to keep us all abreast of all the exciting developments at Studio Fiesta.
Big news: Lexiofiles has put us on their Top 10 Language Learning Podcasts, and we are the highest ranking Spanish podcast! Thanks, of course, to our users, who really make our site what it is! Fake news: Esti's getting fat! Not really, but it gives us an excuse to talk about next week's upcoming lessons. Keep your eye out for a workout lesson (by request!) and a shopping lesson, as well as a few surprises...
Amaury from FrenchPod joins Leo and JP in Studio Fiesta to talk about last week's lessons, as well as the attention we received in Professors' Guide over at US News & World Report. They recommended SpanishPod (and our sister sites FrenchPod, ItalianPod, and ChinesePod) for online language learning.
Erica from EnglishPod joins Leo and JP in Studio Fiesta for a chat about our new video channels and listener lesson requests. Also, we've had some voice actors recording our dialogs lately, what do you think? Please let us know, either in the comments section, or at SpanishPod@praxislanguage.com. And if you haven't already come to SpanishPod.com today to start your 7 day free trial of the premium features, including the videos!
Those of you who come to SpanishPod.com already know the news, but here's a shoutout to our listeners who subscribe to us on iTunes: SpanishPod has changed our subscription structure! Starting September 1st, 2008, Newbie level lessons, Del Taco al Tango podcasts, and Que Pasa podcasts will be available to all listeners free of charge, both on our website and through iTunes. Elementary through Advanced levels will be available to paid subscribers, as well as the new video shows Cooking with Tabasco and La Clave (grammar review).
Today in the big podcast, sound engineer extraordinaire Davidico joins Leo and JP in the studio for an interview about SpanishPod sound effects, and how he cleans up our sound and makes us presentable. We've thrown in some clips of our favorite shows, as well as a clip of raw audio from the first SpanishPod ¿Qué pasa?. Enjoy! P.S., thanks Lisa, for sound engineering this podcast for us!
Today we're joined by Amber from ChinesePod's Dear Amber, who has something to crow about, now that she has her own iTunes channel!
Leo and JP have a lot to crow about as well: success of the SpanishPod groups, the LanguageProd Facebook application, and our recent Web 2.0 Award in SEOmoz.org's Education category.
Finally, JP has a big interview with Mignon Fogarty, from GrammarGirl's Quick and Dirty Tips for Better Writing, whose US book tour starts today!
In this segment, we'll talk about the new Groups tab in the Community section, which we hope will be a great new feature for our dear listeners. We'll also remind you about the seven-day free Premium trial, and about our iTunes site.
Leo and JP discuss the new Guided Plan subscription, where you can have your own counselor to help you with all your questions about Spanish, every day of the week. At the beginning of your Guided Plan, your counselor will call you to give you a quick needs assessment, to check your goals, assess your level, and assign you some lessons according to your interests. At the end of the month, the counselor will call you back to see how you're progressing. If you subscribe to one year of the Guided Plan subscription during the month of June, we'll knock $50 off the price, and send you a DVD of the SpanishPod lesson archive... think of all the time you'll save not having to download! Subscribe to the new SpanishPod Guided Plan subscription, and stay on track with your learning goals!