The stories are simple, interesting, and grammatically correct, but the speaker has a strong and noticeable North American English accent. I'd suggest other sources for learning authentic Spanish pronunciation.Read full review »
Sputnik418 via Apple Podcasts · Norway · 05/08/23
This podcast is a gem. It’s been so great to have some thing to practice my Spanish listening skills. The stories are short and easy to follow and I always learn a few more words. It’s become a staple in my daily Spanish practice.
Fn.Amanda via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 04/27/23
Gracias por estos historias interesantes! Me ayudan mucho a aprender español. Un agradecimiento especial por la velocidad de pronunciación🥰 Son muy interesantes y útiles
Vladyyk via Apple Podcasts · Russia · 04/10/23
As someone who is learning the basics of Spanish and doesn’t want stare at a book all day. These stories have allowed me have better word to ear association. despuce ecouché de la historia yo digo mi novia sobre lo. Para practicar
Davaungh via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 04/08/23
I just love this podcast. She speaks at the perfect speed in spanish. Listening comprehension is my weakness so I love listening to each story 2x to really soak it all on. ¡Muchas gracias Camilla!
CyntheWin via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 04/08/23
I happily stumbled across this podcast and I find it very helpful. I think learning through story works best for me. The narrator is passionate in her reading and it gives good understanding to the emotions being conveyed in any given scene. Thumbs up!
spacedievest1 via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 04/05/23
She does NOT speak spanish. How can this even be allowed to be on here? So misleading teaching wrong things!
01hu29 via Apple Podcasts · Great Britain · 03/29/23
I listened to your podcast for the first time today. I was looking for something to help refresh all the Spanish I knew in high-school. This is exactly what I needed!
3:44 am via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 03/29/23
I LOVED this podcast and was hoping to continue improving my Spanish and listen with my kids but unfortunately, the author chose to incorporate a homosexual relationship in one of her stories which does not line up with the biblical world-view we are trying to teach our children. I’m so...Read full review »
Greene mom of 4 via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 03/27/23
I really love these stories, I’ve learnt so much from them and I love the way that they are delivered and they’re really interesting too. I like to listen then read the script through and then listen again. They’ve really made a difference to my Spanish. Thank you so much for all the time and...Read full review »
Gini Jane via Apple Podcasts · Great Britain · 03/21/23
This is incredible. The use of repetition, interesting, easy to understand stories, you pick up words based on context. What a fun way to learn—thank you so much!!!!
melissa gracias por ensenarme via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 03/17/23
I really love these episodes because they help me with my listening skills. I understand most of it since they’re speaking slowly! Really good !
Oyyclaire via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 03/07/23
I’m trying to understand why this podcast is highly rated when it is bad. Pardon me for the harsh review but my first language was Spanish and I am in the process of relearning it. I was excited to learn about this podcast but quickly lost interest. One of the first things you learn in Spanish is...Read full review »
lgonza2 via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 03/06/23
This is exactly what I have been looking for. The stories are easy to follow with a beginner understanding of Spanish while told in a way that helps you learn new words, phrases, and conjugations through the context. It helps me to hear the words spoken slowly and clearly as well. Gracias!
edbrooks93 via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 02/22/23
I love the slow tempo of the delivery for those struggling to learn, but the pronunciation is distracting and can teach new learners incorrect vowels and consonants - specifically the incorrect use of diphthongs and the r consonant.
AlinaRoz via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 02/20/23
As a parent who’s watched his daughter learn Spanish, it’s been increasingly challenging for me to find new ways to help her engage with the language. Until I found Simple Stories in Spanish! Camilla does an incredible job curating stories and her passion for teaching shines through in each...Read full review »
obacker19 via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 02/14/23
Do not use this podcast to work on your Spanish. Garbage in, garbage out. Your brain learns from what it hears so you will start sounding like this white woman, who speaks with a very strong America accent. In a connected world where content from native speakers is easily accessible, choose a...Read full review »
nyc4321 via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 02/10/23
I find these stories extremely useful for my language learning journey. They are spoken clearly at a pace that makes them a joy to listen to. The subjects are also varied and interesting. It is especially useful to be able to read the transcripts too. I have decided to spend my retirement as...Read full review »
AndreaWebb via Apple Podcasts · Great Britain · 01/31/23
Learning Spanish is interesting but these podcasts compel and encourage me to be active in listening. A supporter in Australia. Definitely am waiting for more quality content, thank you.
Sajjad A.G via Apple Podcasts · Australia · 01/30/23
Easy and well-spoken Spanish to follow as beginner or slight intermediate with compelling stories and a cost-free transcripts. An impeccable addition for my Spanish-learning-journey. Muchas gracias por hacer esto podcast!
guodzer via Apple Podcasts · Germany · 01/21/23
These stories are perfect for comprehension practice for a beginning Spanish speaker. Has an associated website (mentioned in the podcast) with transcripts that are very helpful, too. As some have mentioned, the pronunciation might not be as accurate as a native speaker. I can work on my...Read full review »
Lmfl123 via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 01/14/23
I’ve been learning Spanish for a few years now and when I started listening to this podcast, I felt that the pronunciation of the words was far from actual and very Americanized. Would have preferred the accent to be more original.
Gigi Kurup via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 01/12/23
This is by far the best short stories in Spanish , for beginners. Camilla has a great way of reading the story to help you understand the meaning. There’s lots and lots of repetition within the story, and this continues and develops with each new story which makes it really easy to help stay in...Read full review »
Lynipops via Apple Podcasts · Great Britain · 01/11/23
Your stories keep me entertained and have been helping me learn. Gracias por me ayuda. Muchos tacos por Usted.
Megaira13 via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 01/04/23
I listened to one story and it was Eduardo looking for a girlfriend. I understood pretty much of it, I just wish I could understand the gist of it haha, but I’ve been learning on and off for years and I have to say this is pretty good. There’s some words that I understand but trying to figure out...Read full review »
Miley til via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 01/03/23
Accent is not appropriate for Spanish learning. Great conceptual idea, and stories are great. Accent does not help pronunciation.
TopherDrums2000 via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 01/02/23
The podcast is of little use to me because there are no 10 sec back or 10 sec forward buttons, only pause and play. In other podcasts, I like to have the text open in one window and the player open in split screen. I listen, rewind and then read the text f I still don’t understand. Cannot do that...Read full review »
Bibes1949 via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 12/15/22
Great educational resource I find very helpful in my language learning journey. Thank you for producing this and making it available. For the folks leaving the negative comments about accent and so on, I’m glad you’ve reached perfection in your Spanish journey, maybe move on to something you...Read full review »
Wings-As-Eagles via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 12/14/22
Whining American accent and infantilising stories. No thanks
wunnsburger via Apple Podcasts · Great Britain · 12/07/22
Great but could be a tad slower please for nos blockheads!
El Spud via Apple Podcasts · Australia · 12/06/22
This is a great idea! however, your accent is so “white “almost like a valley girl, and that will make pronunciation difficult to learn. Plus, I am laughing throughout the whole story and can’t focus on the actual story. It’s distracting
flreodieohrhrrorkhdgddhd via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 11/29/22
Since I recently discovered your podcast, it is now by far my favorite Spanish learning app. I still don’t understand 100% but I’m getting closer every time I listen. Please keep them coming. Muchas gracias.
Diver Bob 1 via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 11/23/22
Very hard to listen to when it sounds like a person at a beginner level just reading off a script and mispronouncing words.
Dater 101 via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 11/21/22
I’ve been looking for something like this to help me improve my Spanish. You are an excellent teacher!!!! May god bless you in return!
Biggixyz via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 11/20/22
I listen to Spanish audio not just to hear the language and grammar and tone but the pronunciation as well. It’s so important to learn it how it will be said or else you’re stuck having to undo it later on. The stories are fine, and I like the format and idea of this to aid in learning, but the...Read full review »
Sefa Ann via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 11/14/22
Thank you for these. The pace is perfect for advanced beginner or intermediate. I appreciate you telling some stories in past tense and using a lot of repeat phrases to aid in memorization
Tlmu via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 11/09/22
The stories are great, and the reader’s tone of voice is very pleasant. However, even though the English accent is not strong, it is still noticeable. Some examples are: the letter “o” sound like the English “o” (as in “go”), but it shouldn’t; the “r” is pronounced incorrectly sometimes - the...Read full review »
LigiaGdeQ via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 11/05/22
Just listened to my first story, and really enjoyed it. Listening is my weakest link to learning Spanish, and these pods will really help!
scott195 via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 10/27/22
I listen and re listen to your podcasts every night before bed. I’m currently on unit 8 of Duolingo.. my reading comprehension is wonderful.. but listening skills are lacking. I LOVE that I can fully understand and comprehend everything in your stories!! I’ve even started speaking Spanish in my...Read full review »
73738292635382 via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 10/22/22
Her accent is horrible and misleading for new learners. She’s also extremely religious and bigoted against LGBTQ folks and minorities.
J_215 via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 10/17/22
The criticism of this podcast is that the speaker “sounds white” with a heavy accent. I’m almost certain this is intentional so as the listener can discern certain aspects of the language that native speakers take for granted. This is a useful practice many teachers and many other language...Read full review »
somethingelsefl via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 10/12/22
This podcast is exactly what I was looking for. I have been learning Spanish by myself for 2 years as I moved to Spain.I love listening to the story’s . An excellent way to practice my listening skills. The story’s are fun and Easy to understand. Going to try to listen with my 6 year old son this...Read full review »
Mis MV via Apple Podcasts · Great Britain · 10/07/22
Thanks for your hard work and putting it out there for free. I appreciate the slow speed and annunciation.
MKULTRA83 via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 09/28/22
Those who give this negative reviews must remember that the speaker is speaking very slowly for us beginners. The only way she can do this is to elongate the vowels (one can't elongate a consonant). The result is that which you call a "poor American accent". We understand that, but...Read full review »
Flgatortx via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 09/23/22
What a wonderful tool for learning Spanish! The narration is fast enough that it holds my attention and slow enough that I can understand most of the story. I also really appreciate learning the key vocabulary at the beginning of each episode. Camilla does a fantastic job with this podcast and I...Read full review »
Cassie Schultz via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 09/23/22
Very helpful. Thank you so much for making this available to people learning Spanish.
Meilocat via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 09/22/22
Every podcast deals with an interesting and captivating story told in clear and easy to understand Spanish for an intermediate level. The length of the stories is perfect. I am also grateful for the free transcript of each lesson. Thank you so much Camilla for all the effort and heart you put...Read full review »
popsypopa via Apple Podcasts · Great Britain · 09/16/22
I just started learning Spanish by myself, and your short stories are such a gem! They helped me a lot with getting used to the vocab, the grammar, plus listening and pronunciation too. Thank you guys so much ❤️❤️
Summerrr_269 via Apple Podcasts · Japan · 09/16/22
I’m a new listener but wavering about continuing. I’m half Chilean and wanted to brush off the rust a bit. The stories are great but this woman’s accent is sooo fricken white it’s distracting. I find it pretty off-putting, though her enthusiasm is sweet.
puzzlescholar via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 09/15/22
Finally I have found a podcast where I can actually understand the majority of what is being said! Thank you.
Vamoshx via Apple Podcasts · Great Britain · 09/14/22
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