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Frequently asked questions

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What is a podcast?
How do I download the podcasts or worksheets onto my computer?
What is pie?
Who is pie?
Is it free?
How much does it cost to become a member?
How can I become a member?
I paid and have a username and password. How do I log in?
Where are my log in details?
I'm having problems logging in, why's that?
Can you change the log in details for me?
What does 'subscribe' mean?
How do I cancel my subscription?

What is a podcast?
The podcasts on this site are audio recordings in Spanish which you can listen to on your computer. You can also download them onto your computer or mp3 player. You can then listen to them as many times as you like.

How do I download the podcasts or worksheets onto my computer?
Right click on the download button. Then select Save Target (Link) As....

What is pins?
Podcastsinspanish is a website to help students of Spanish and teachers of Spanish.

The podcasts have three levels: level 1 is for elementary students, level 2 is for lower intermediate and intermediate students and level 3 is for upper intermediate students and above. Most of the recordings are conversations or interviews with a range of different accents.

All the podcasts are supported by worksheets which have a variety of listening tasks. These encourage students to listen for general meaning as well as detail. Language work includes vocabulary and grammar tasks.

You can download free worksheets with answers and transcripts here.

Who is pins?
Podcastsinspanish is produced by two experienced teachers of Spanish. You can read more about them here.

Is it free?
Listening to the podcasts and viewing the videos is free. These can be downloaded onto your computer or mp3 player if you wish. However the worksheets, which include listening activities and the transcript, are not free. You need to become a member to download these.

How much does it cost to become a member?
To become a pins member costs €18 for three months or €30 for 6 months. For this you have complete access to all the podcasts, activity worksheets, transcripts and webquests. We add new material every week. Your school can become member and therefore share all the documents between all the teachers for just €130 per year.

How can I become a member?
Payment is through PayPal. This is easy to do and is free. It’s also a safe and secure way of sending money.  If you would like to become a pins member click here.

If you have a problem, or don’t have a credit card, contact us by clicking here.

I paid and have a username and password. How do I log in?
Just click on any worksheet. Type in your username and password from PayPal, you can now open all the worksheets.

Where are my log in details?
Log in to your paypal account.
Click on your Profile (it may be just an icon of a cog)
Paypal has two different sites: classic or new. Therefore you will either see My Money or Payment settings.
Version 1: click on My money
Then you will see My preapproved payments. Click update.
You will see your podcastsinspanish account. Click the link
Under billing details you will see your username and password
Version 2: click on Payment settings
Then click on pre-approved payments. Under merchant click on the link podcastsinspanish.org
Under log in information you will see your log in details.

I'm having problems logging in, why's that?
1. Make sure that you have Adobe reader to open the worksheets - they are all pdfs.
2. Make sure that you are using the correct log in details. To get these you open your PayPal account using your email address and your chosen password. In your account you will find a username and password for pins.
3. Make sure you spell the words correctly, it's best to cut and paste the log in details.
4. If you're still having problems please email us, we will try and help.

Can you change the log in details for me?
The log in details are automatically generated by PayPal, so we cannot change them.

What does 'subscribe' mean?
To subscribe means that money is automatically taken from your account every 3 or 6 months. However, if you only want to pay once you simply cancel your subscription in your PayPal account. You still have access to all the worksheets for 3 or 6 months but at the end of that time your account is cancelled.

How do I cancel my subscription?
Cancelling a subscription cancels all future scheduled payments of that subscription. A subscription can be cancelled up until three business days before the next scheduled payment.

  1. Log in to your PayPal account.
  2. Click Profile near the top of the page.
  3. Click My money.
  4. Click Update beside 'My pre-approved payments.'
  5. Click the name of the subscription you wish to cancel.
  6. Click Cancel.