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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#1. Easy Spanish (YouTube channel)
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. Episodes are produced in local languages and contain subtitles in both the original language as well as in English. The Easy Spanish YouTube channel has 82 episodes at time of writing.
#2. StudySpanish.com (Website)
The StudySpanish.com website 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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#3. Duolingo (app)
You just need 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 (website)
The Saysomethingin website 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 Oral practice).
The course provides downloadable MP3 files for £10 a session but you can get 5 lessons free when you register.
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#5. Fluentu (app)
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’s a free version for iOS (Android coming soon apparently) and you can also pay for the Premium membership, the monthly subscription costs $29.99 but you can cancel any time and you can get 15 days free if you sign up via their website.
#6. Language Transfer (website)
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.
Over to you now. Are there any excellente Spanish resources that we could add to our list for those doing Leaving Cert Spanish? Tell us in the comments below.