Year 11 Spanish

Year 11 Students @UTC study Spanish      PDF VERSION

They have to complete 4 pieces of coursework each worth 15% of the total.

30% = Speaking     30% = Writing

  • It is vital to prepare well for thoroughly for coursework as it can ensure a very high grade before taking the external examinations in Reading (20%) and Listening (20%) which take place in May 2017
  • Students have already completed a piece of writing coursework on their school life (15%)
  • They are currently preparing for a speaking test which will take place in November/December on their Lifestyle. (15%)
  • End of December/January will prepare for a writing test on their holidays (15%)
  • February/March will prepare for a speaking test on their Home Life and Environment.

Enrichment is offered on Tuesday evenings when students will revise for their assessments.

They should also be preparing for their reading and listening examinations using any of the following websites.  This can be downloaded to your phone or computer and is a fun way of learning vocabulary and you can track your progress
The following are taken from a great website with lots to do and vocabulary lists to download


El Gancho Digital newspaper on a variety of topics. Bright and easy to navegate about Listening activities on a variety of topics with gapfill exercises etc Great site for learning and practising vocabulary and verbs through a variety of games and flashcards Superb website with a vast range of podcasts on many different topics with self-correcting exercises. Easy to navigate, specific link for listening is

Very good quality resources. The first is mainly for GCSE exam practice (grammar practice, tips on exam skills and sample tasks).

The second is meant to be for adults learning Spanish so the content and the approach is slightly different. Still you will find useful tips on pronunciation, grammar, topics and an interesting interactive video for beginners (Mi vida Loca, 12 episodes). You should be able to follow it by now. Highly recommended!!!                             


Past papers with mark schemes and audio files.  Although we will be sitting AQA, the other exam boards contain similar content and creates more variety of revision.

To improve your listening and speaking skills (taken from fluent in 3 months)

  • Spanish Pod 101: Innovative Language, who produce this podcast, are my go-to publisher when I’m starting to learn a new language. It’s free to sign up and learn the basics. You’ll have to pay for more advanced lessons and premium material, although it’s worth it.
  • Coffee Break Spanish: Get a daily dose of Spanish in just a few minutes with this popular podcast.
  • Show Time Spanish: From the same folks that brought you Coffee Break Spanish, this series is for intermediate and advanced learners.
  • Finally Learn Spanish – Beyond the Basics: Perfect for those who studied Spanish in the past and need focused practise on listening and speaking.
  • Insta Spanish Lessons: This popular Spanish language podcast features weekly lessons for students of all levels.
  • Notes in Spanish: A husband (British) and wife (Spanish) team share lessons on real spoken Spanish for beginner, intermediate and advanced learners.
  • Learn Spanish with La Casa Rojas: Intermediate and advanced Spanish learners will appreciate that in this podcast absolutely no English is spoken.

Learn Spanish with Free Audio Lessons

Not all study programmes come in podcast form. Here are some free Spanish audio lessons that you can get without subscribing on iTunes or using an app:

  • 123 Teach Me Spanish: Hundreds of lessons in a structured format make this a fantastic starting point for learning Spanish online.
  • FSI Basic Spanish: The Foreign Service Institute’s 55 lesson Spanish language course was developed by the United States government and includes downloadable PDF textbooks. It focuses on the Latin American dialect.
  • Spanish for Beginners: A compact selection of eight lessons that are perfect for beginner Spanish learners.

YouTube: Free Video Spanish Lessons

YouTube is a treasure trove of Spanish language materials. The following channels will provide hours of useful Spanish language instruction.

  • Professor Jason Spanish: Professor Jason’s videos have close to five million views in total. His extensive video lessons cover a wide variety of Spanish language topics.
  • Spanish Dict: These expertly produced videos are incredibly popular, and have a high-energy style to keep you engaged when the going gets tough.
  • Spanish Pod 101: This series of free Spanish video lessons from Innovative Language provides an excellent taster if you’re thinking about signing up for their podcast.
  • Spanish Sessions: These 48 videos are recordings of one-to-one Spanish classes, in Spanish. Don’t worry if you’re just starting out, as they’re subtitled.
  • Agustin Iruela: These lessons are produced according to the CERFL levels from A1 to B2. They’re a hidden gem, so don’t tell everyone!
  • Master Spanish Language: A series of 40 Spanish lessons for the complete beginner, with barebones production values. Close to half a million learners must be onto something.

More Free Spanish Video Lessons

Besides Spanish lessons available on YouTube, there are some clever and well-produced Spanish language video material from top notch sources.

  • 5 Minute Spanish: A self-paced course from the University of Arkansas.
  • Destinos: an Introduction to Spanish: This 52 episode series teaches you Spanish through an engrossing telenova – a Spanish language television drama.
  • Mi Vida Loca: This immersive video mystery was produced by the BBC to engage Spanish learners.
  • Talk Spanish: Another offering from BBC with 10 focused lessons for total beginners.