Spanish Language Resources
Spanish is the fourth most spoken world language, one of the six official languages in the UN, and the second most used language in international communication. Speaking Spanish will help you communicate with the 500 million Spanish-speakers worldwide.
From the multicultural Spain of the Middle ages, a society rich in Muslim influences, through encounters with the new world of the Americas, to the current demands of the indigenous Latin American peoples, there is something of interest for everybody. Its cultures have a global influence on music, architecture, art, literature and gastronomy that will enrich you as a person
Resources in the Language Resources Centre
Resources in the Maughan Library (King's students only)
Spanish Resources Catalogue
The PDF file contains all resources for Spanish that can be found in the Language Resources Centre. It is divided into 3 categories:
- Audio CD/DVD
In the 'Notes' column you will find details of, for example, CDs that accompany textbooks and vice versa. Other information had been included throughout the catalogue to help identify a specific item if viewing these off-site.
Please note that these resources are offered on a reference-only basis.
Library Services support pages
The Library Services support pages for SPLAS (Spanish, Portuguese & Latin American Studies) where you will find a wealth of material.
Spanish Level Test
Test your language skills and know which level you are in.
Instituto Cervantes - AVE
Here you can practice your vocabulary, grammar and verb tenses by choosing the online exercises according to your level.
Tecla Online Learning Newspaper
Here you can find newspaper articles classified by level (A,B and C) with exercises related to the reading and the solutions.
Improve your grammar, pronunciation and vocabulary with BBC Spanish. It also provides good insight into the culture and history of the Spanish speaking world. Most useful exercises are: Mi Vida Loca (videos), Talk Spanish (recordings w/-text) and Spanish slang.
This link offers a collection of multiple choice and fill in the gap activities as well as cultural notes accompanied with audio clips. It is especially good for improving pronunciation. Examples are given of both natives' and non-natives' correct and incorrect pronunciation of vowels, etc. Also provides a very comprehensive grammar section with theory and tests.
Full-colour drawings, audio clips, instant feed-back and vocabulary exercises. The language areas covered range from greetings to the subjunctive.
The website has many videos, which deal with medical role plays in different scenarios and contexts. It includes subtitles in Spanish to facilitate and train listening comprehension.
Audio files of different accents; transcripts of dialogues in medical contexts, etc. It is helpful to confirm correct pronunciation.
Several tests for different core grammar aspects of Spanish.
More tests on basic Spanish grammar. Useful for revision.
Study Language and Grammar
Many useful grammar 'fill the gap' exercises.
Isla Learning Spanish
A combination of games and exercises to improve the basics of Spanish grammar.
Spanish Vocabulary Quiz
Sixty Spanish vocabulary quizzes to give you the essential vocabulary base to travel around the Hispanic countries.
Lecturas Paso a Paso
Short stories for beginners. These include pre- and post- reading exercises with different degrees of difficulty.
Gramática by Enrique Yepes
This site will allow you to revise your grammar and help you develop fluency in academic writing in Spanish. Comprehensive intermediate grammar with examples and exercises aplenty.
Gramatica y ortografia
This Spanish CALL project designed by Juan Manuel Soto Arriví will help you to improve your Spanish spelling, punctuation and various areas of difficulty with writing.
Lecturas Paso a Paso
Selection of texts/readings with activities that will help you to assess how well you are absorbing your Spanish. It is not easy to navigate, but once inside, click on the bookes' titles on their spines.
Notes in Spanish
Listen and read real Spanish conversations through podcasts.
Spanish Language Exercises
An interactive resource that students can complete and self-check. Also have access to literature based activities by clicking on ‘Literature’.
PracticingSpanish.com - Medical Spanish
This website is aimed at intermediate and advanced students. It provides useful podcasts and videos which focus on the healthcare sector and its associated medical vocabulary. It also includes grammar lessons, recaps and several cultural topics.
Free Spanish Exercises
Vocabulary, culture, grammar and situation exercises. Refer to intermediate (B1/B2) section on the left-hand side.
Study Language and Grammar
Films and series available on YouTube
Free audiobooks for auditory learners or for those who simply enjoy the experience of reading books.
El Show del Lobo
Listen to information about the latest advances in technology from Mexico City.
Downloadable podcasts in which you will learn to speak and understand Spanish in real-life, everyday situations.
Study Spanish at King's
Tiro de gracia (Argentina,1969)
Las nueve reinas (Argentina, 2000)
Garage Olimpo (Argentina, 1999)
El lado oscuro del corazón (Argentina, 1992)
La hora de los hornos (Argentina, 1968)
Estado de sitio (Uruguay, 1972)
Promedio Rojo (Chile, 2004)
Valparaiso, mi amor (Chile,1969)
El chacal de Nahueltoro (Chile, 1969)
Largo Viaje (Chile, 1967)
Gamín (Colombia, 1977)
La vendedora de rosas (Colombia, 1998)
Buscando a Miguel (Colombia, 2007)
La ciudad y los perros (Peru, 1985)
Guantanamera (Cuba, 1995)
Voces inocentes (Mexico, 2004)
Documental de graffiti: Pinto con lata (Venezuela, 2011)
El Chef, La Receta de la felicidad (France, 2012)
La chispa de la vida (Spain, 2011)
Members of the public can study Spanish at King's at beginner, intermediate and advanced levels.
Doing an undergraduate or postgraduate degree? You can take a Spanish course as part of your studies (all levels).
We offer tailor-made courses in Spanish for individuals and groups.
Spanish for Medics Online
An online course that uses a variety of electronic elements and a workbook.