Spanish

INDEPENDENT STUDY IN A LEVEL SPANISH

 

  1. Revise the GCSE Vocabulary and the Verbs
  2. Revise all your GCSE grammar topics to refresh your memory
  3. Read the background notes about the history, geography and culture of Spain.
  4. Use language based websites to practice your grammar and language skills.
  5. Look at on-line Spanish magazines or newspapers. Watch Spanish TV or films; listen to Spanish radio or songs on-line.

Useful websites:

www.atresplayer.com

You can watch live television and news. Register to be able to see Spanish TV series El Internado and Tiempo entre costuras are very popular.

www.bbc.co.uk/languages/spanish/news

World news in Spanish

www.pearsonactivelearn.com

Use your own username and password given by your teacher in year 11 to revise vocabulary and grammar.

www.espanol-extra.co.uk:

Grammar and vocabulary (Username:bentleywood/Password:puentes)

www.languagesonline.org.uk:

Grammar and vocabulary practice

www.elmundo.es

Popular Spanish Online newspaper

www.studyspanish.com

Very useful to practise grammar, vocabulary and much more.

 

A LEVEL Spanish
list of websites for students independent study


http://rtve.es Search for '4 minutos' within the site and then listen and try to pick out the main stories
http://www.audiria.com/ Listening practice with transcripts
http://www.laits.utexas.edu/spe/ Video listening practice with transcripts
http://web.mac.com/sanferminuk/Advanced_Level_Listening/Spanish/Spanish.html Listening exercises with exercises in pdf format
http://zachary-jones.com/spanish/ Superb blog with articles and exercises to accompany them, as well as songs and videos
http://www.elpais.com/audios/ Excellent short audio bites on up-to-the-minute topics, literally on the day they happen
http://www.rtve.es/mediateca/videos/ Videos and audio on up-to-the minute topics
http://www.spanishnewsbites.com/spanish_newsbites/advanced_level/ Excellent listening activities with blankfill exercise, transcript and translator tool
http://feeds.feedburner.com/SlowSpainPodcast Excellent listening activiites (with transcript available)
http://www.asisehace.net/?cat=4 Listening activities and vodcasts
http://www.espanol-extra.co.uk/
http://www.spanishrevision.co.uk/a_level/reading/reading_index.htm Great reading exercises
http://www.spanishrevision.co.uk/a_level/listening/listening_index.htm Lots of different types of listening exercises on good A level topics
http://www.spanishrevision.co.uk/a_level/graphics/index.htm Illustrative graphics on a variety of A level topics
http://www.spanishrevision.co.uk/a_level/index.htm
http://www.elmundo.es Spanish newspaper online
http://www.freeetv.com/modules.php?name=Video_Stream&page=watch&id=2211&d=2 Euronews in Spanish
http://www.spanish-only.com/ Word of the day can be hepful, particularly as it gives examples
http://oye.languageskills.co.uk/index.html Different activities for different levels
http://www.colby.edu/personal/b/bknelson/SLC/ Grammar exercises
Trinity grammar pages Grammar exercises
http://www.jimmyp.me.uk/page3.html Excellent grammar notes
http://www.languagesresources.co.uk/ Great resources for different levels, including reading comprehension practice, and literature notes and worksheets
http://servicios.ideal.es/videos/# Brilliant videos on a huge range of topics. Try summarising what they say, for practice
http://www.20minutos.es/ Accessible reading and video clips
http://sacodeyl.inf.um.es/sacodeyl-search2/ Select Spanish Corpus for series of videos of Spaniards talking about different topics
http://www.aulaintercultural.org/ Intercultural education, useful for A2 topics
Punto y coma Listening and reading online
http://zachary-jones.com/spanish/ Lots of really interesting activities and posts - check out the selections in the side bar
http://zachary-jones.com/spanish/unidades-didacticas/comparativos Comparative exercises
http://www.verbuga.eu/Esmi/Esmi.html Choose your verb(s) and your tense(s) then practise, practise, practise
http://formespa.rediris.es/canciones/ Songs and exercises
http://www.spanish.cl/Grammar/Games.htm