In the US, National Public Radio (npr.org) has both their radio programs and a transcript of their programs available in their archives. I’m sure it’s under copyright protection but that doesn’t mean English learners here can’t copy and paste the text of each article into a LingQ private lesson and then listen to NPR site while reading on LingQ.
I would like to know if there is such a thing available for European Portuguese. I’m now at 4000 Known Words but have run out of new LingQ lessons… (Because we will eventually live in Portugal, I am unwilling to listen to Brazilian Portuguese lessons until I have a much firmer foundation in sentence construction and pronunciation. For others the differences may be slight, but to me they are significant.)
I can easily Import news articles to keep reading and LingQing but that doesn’t keep my listening skills improving, which is what’s MOST important to me at the moment. For that, I’m resorting to having virtual voices read the news articles (I play the virtual voice on my iPad and record it to my computer to put through Audacity and then into LingQ). It’s not a great solution but better than nothing. For the virtual voices, I use two apps: Knowtilus Pro (which will read web sites aloud in the language of your choice, but the voices aren’t that great) and the iTranslate app (by Sonico Mobile). mfr suggested oddcast.com which has a better variety of virtual voices.
But, mostly, I’d love to find a radio site from Portugal that publishes transcripts of at least some of their shows. Any ideas? Thanks.