Jiveworld: Spanish Fluency

4.6
243 reviews
10K+
Downloads
Content rating
Teen
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About this app

Jiveworld fills a crucial gap for intermediate-level and above language learners who've hit the "sound barrier" — where the language you've learned in the classroom doesn't resemble what you actually hear at street level. Jiveworld uses engaging and interesting stories from Radio Ambulante, an award winning podcast featuring stories from across Latin America. The stories are broken into chapters and paired with the patented Jiveworld player which provides help and guidance when you need it, and gets out of the way when you don't.

Only have a few minutes a day? Try Soundbites. These mini lessons pose a question or challenge based on an audio excerpt from a full story. When you're done listening, tap reveal to check the answer and show deeper insights into the challenge. Soundbites go far beyond the dictionary, exploring the language and culture across eight dimensions: Idioms & Sayings, Speech & Accents, Useful Patterns, Vernacular & Slang, Strategies, Grammar, Vocabulary, and History & Culture.

Jiveworld offers you help as you listen, with speed controls, vocabulary, and notes about language and the cultural context. But the real magic lies in some unique features:

• Story Scaffolding — stories organized into chapters and passages, with succinct guides that help you follow the plot

• X-Ray Script — follow the script while you listen, but only show the most difficult words

• Smart Pause — ensures you always listen in complete sentences, without stop-start in unnatural places

• Study Flow — after you complete a chapter in Study mode, re-listen in Natural Listen mode to reinforce the authentic sounds of the language

• Idiom to Idiom — wherever you see a translation, you'll see the most natural expression in both languages, showing you how your target language really works.

By studying regularly with Jiveworld, you'll be able to engage in real conversations with any Spanish speaker.

US Patents 10,984,667; 11,551,568 B2
Updated on
Dec 19, 2023

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Personal info, Financial info and 2 others
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Ratings and reviews

4.6
230 reviews
Courtney Word
October 16, 2020
I just started but it seems great so far. I like how there are different levels of assistance. For example, seeing every word in the transcript, seeing some words, or no words and just listening. I like how easy it is to get the vocab definitions of words that may not be familiar in the context that they are being used. There have been a couple of words that were not defined that I had to look up outside the app. Overall, I would reccomend it to an intermediate Spanish learner.
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Tobi Krutt
December 28, 2021
Fantastic app...best one I have found for listening comprehension. I can converse very comfortably with people from many different countries in Spanish but when people speak very rapidly or with a strong accent, I don't always catch every single thing that they say, and I want to understand completely. This app is a huge help and it has the best combination of useful tools for translation, speed control, and vocab that I have found. Worth every penny for the subscription.
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Ronald Pero
January 10, 2021
Lupa is the perfect next step for the intermediate student. The stories of radio ambulante are so much more interesting than simple traditional learning materials. It makes you look forward to hearing the next story instead of it being a chore. Also, nothing at all compares to real dialogue when it comes to improving comprehension and real understanding. It has been a great bridge for me to finally be able to listen to and comprehend native content.
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What's new

• New Study Flow with integrated pre-listening mini lessons (Soundbite challenges)
• New filters and quick links to find new and completed Soundbites easier
• Improved study player behavior when pausing just after the end of a sentence
• Your saved vocabulary list can be accessed from the player screen
• Many visual and functional improvements throughout