Our Spanish Exam-HackTutorials are designed to assist Leaving Certificate and Junior Certificate students in the weeks before their exam. Each tutorial focuses on a distinct section of the paper. We examine what the markers are looking for, identify the most productive ways to use your time and we offer our professional tips and hacks to help you jump a grade.
Introduction and course outline
Welcome to SALTA language tutorials. In this introduction Katie outlines her objectives for the course and highlights the key elements of the Junior Cert Paper.
Ep. 1 – Optimise the Oral
This Episode deals with the Aural part of the Junior Cert exam, which itself is worth 43.75% of the JC paper.
Ep. 2 – Verbs and Verbal Tenses
Here Katie addresses three key irregular verbs: Ir, Tener, Hacer.
Ep. 3 – Key Irregular Verbs
Katie discusses the correct usage of these verbs and addresses what you need to know to ace your Junior Certificate Spanish.
Ep. 4 – Ser y Estar
The verb To Be is the most used verb in Spanish just like in English.
This video takes a closer look at examining when to correctly use each verb and highlights the common pitfalls made by Junior Certificate students.
Ep. 5 – Gustar
Katie breaks down the verb Gustar – To Like. Correctly using this verb will differentiate you from other JC students and show the examiner that you have a solid understanding of Spanish mechanics.
Ep. 6 – Letter Writing
Structure is the key to success! A well planned and presented letter is the foundation of receiving high marks on this section.
Ep. 7 – Letter Marking Scheme
Katie stays with the letter on this video. Knowing how the letter is marked can give students an advantage on both timing and structuring their response. Tune in to find out!
Ep. 8 – Reading Comprehension
Katie tackles the dreaded Reading Comprehension which most Junior Certificate Spanish students fear. However, fear not. With some basic structure and an awareness of how to link the texts with the questions, you can certainly jump a grade by excelling in this area of your exam.
Ep. 9 – Written Comprehension
In this final tutorial, Katie tackles the written comprehension section of the Junior Certificate Spanish paper. Her analysis and advice can make the difference between you jumping a grade this year.
Ep. 1 – Verbs and Verbal Tenses
There are some verbs which you must know inside out! Alejandro discusses his key verbs and uses hacks and methods to remember them.
Ep. 2 – Conditional and Future
In this episode Alejandro takes a closer look at both the conditional and future tenses.
Ep. 3 – The Subjunctive
Alejandro examines the Subjunctive Tense or as its called in Spanish “el subjuntivo” and busts the myths around its use.
Ep. 4 – Listening Comprehension
With so many marks going for this section Alejandro places an emphasis on a systematic approach which helps the student to concentrate and focus on the audio without distractions.
Ep. 5 – Reading Comprehension
This tutorial requires some advanced reading and practice. First, download the notes and follow the instructions. Then when you’re ready, log back in and get the most from this tutorial.
Ep. 6 – Writing Spanish
Join Alejandro as he discussed the written production of the LC Spanish paper including the key areas to pickup and lose marks.
Ep. 7 – Opinion Piece (i)
By using some of Alejandro’s suggested phrases and vocabulary you can win over the examiner and jump a grade in this years Leaving Certificate Exam. Check out the sample answers in the notes.
Ep. 8 – Opinion Piece, Writing to Impress (ii)
Alejandro continues his discussion of the opinion piece, this time with a focus on writing to impress the examiner. For those aiming to achieve higher marks in this years leaving certificate Spanish exam be are to tune in.