Do you have a teen studying Spanish for Junior or Leaving Cert? Are you looking for some useful Spanish language resources? Here are 6 must-haves for your teen studying Leaving Cert Spanish (or Junior Cert Spanish):
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Whether your teen is preparing for the Junior or Leaving Cert Spanish oral or written exam, there are many online and app resources that will provide some additional learning.
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Handy Tools for Leaving Cert Spanish
#1. Easy Spanish
Easy Languages is an international video project aiming at supporting people worldwide to learn languages through authentic street interviews and expose the street culture of participating partner countries abroad.
The Easy Spanish YouTube channel has several hundred episodes. Each episode is produced in local languages and contains subtitles in both Spanish and English.
Study Spanish offers Spanish courses for three different levels: beginner, intermediate, and advanced.
With sections on Pronunciation, Grammar, Vocabulary and Verb Drills there’s also a downloadable Camino Del Éxito Spanish course to follow.
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Make a real improvement with your Spanish with just 5 minutes a day exercising with game-like lessons on the Duolingo app’s Spanish section. Available for iOS and Android.
#4. Say Something In
The Say Something In offers a course that focuses on helping people learn to speak and understand Spanish (NB it says it avoids wasting time on complicated grammar rules and reading/writing so it’s more about speaking which is good for Junior or Leaving Cert Spanish Oral practice).
The FluentU app uses real world videos to bring language learning to life. It uses content such as music videos, movie trailers, news, and inspiring talks to help you understand the language.
There are various payment options, with a 14-day trial period to try.
#6. Language Transfer
Language Transfer is a platform that provides free native-speaker-led language courses, they fund the project through donations from users. There is a complete Spanish course available. It takes a different approach and focuses on deciphering and exploring the Latin element of English, and converting it into Spanish.
There are also YouTube videos on their Complete Spanish playlist.