Learning Spanish - Mid Secondary

If you're in the 14-16 age range, get the edge in your Spanish classes by doing some extra practice with these sites!

If you're studying at elementary or intermediate level, try the online activities which accompany the Realidades series. Even if you're not using the book, you'll find the activities for levels 1 (elementary) 2 (pre-intermediate) and 3 (intermediate) useful. The same publishers (Prentice Hall) provide similar activities to accompany Paso a Paso. Again, the course is structured in three levels : 1, 2, and 3.

By 15 or 16 many of you will already have studied Spanish for a couple of years so most of the materials for this age group are not for complete beginners. In Britain, the mid-secondary years are the time when students are working towards their GCSE exams, and many of the websites providing materials for this age reflect this. The BBC's Bitesize Spanish pages provide guidance and practice activities for each part of the exam - listening, speaking, reading and writing - at two levels (Foundation and Higher). And even if you're not taking the exam, provide useful skills practice. There's also a fun game, Destination Death.
Practise your listening comprehension with these great videos from the Ashcombe School, and also with the five-episode series Avventura Vascas from Teachers' TV. (Only available in the UK.)

And don't forget Languages On-Line, which has some specific GSCE Reading Practice, as well as a wealth of other activities useful for general language practice at this level.

Aiglon College also has some Vocabulary Quizzes aimed specifically at providing GCSE revision, but useful practice for anyone studying at this level.

And if you need help planning your revision for the exams, and making sure you don't get too stressed, Revision Centre has some excellent advice.

The Channel Four website offers Homework High, a service where you can ask questions about Spanish and get an answer from a teacher. They also provide some interactive activities, at four different levels, intended to accompany the TV course Extra. It's not as useful as it might be, but has a few things worth looking at. If you'tre in the UK, you can also watch the videos on Teacher TV .