Immigration & Citizenship
Topic specific Spanish practice exercises
Moving to another country is a big step, and applying for citizenship involves mastering a lot more than just the language. Take a tour of some of the procedures and processes you may need to face while practising and improving your Spanish skills.
- I'm a citizen of the world
Meet Carmen, a woman who loves languages and international cultures.
- Living in El Salvador
María describes the main documents that are required to live in El Salvador.
- La Constitución española
Every 6th of December Spain celebrates El Día de la Constitución. This A1 exercise can help you practise prepositions and El Futuro Próximo.
- I went back home!
Mariela just returned to her home country and she is very excited about it.
- Sahrawi children in Spain
Learn about a project that welcomes Sahrawi children in Spain every summer.
- Ciudadanía española: la experiencia de María Virginia
Listen to María Virginia's experience of applying for Spanish nationality and, in particular, the types of questions that came up in the General Culture exam. This A2 exercise can help you practise El Indefinido, El Imperfecto, and the use and position of the preposition de for descriptions.
Santiago tells us about how the Galicians emigrated to Argentina.
- Reverse culture shock
Irene tells us about her experience of being back home after having lived abroad for many years.
- Organización territorial de España
Learn some geographical statistics about Spain as well as how it is divided and organised administratively. This B2 exercise can help you practise past tenses generally, idiomatic expressions and gerunds.
Roman tells us why he is emigrating and where to.
- Life on the other side of the world - Australia
Meet Alejandra, a Spanish expat living in Australia.
- Migraciones en España.
Lucia tells us about the phenomenon that is Spain's history of migration.
Isabel tells us about her best friend Mohammed.
- La monarquía española
Learn about the current Spanish monarchy and its recent history. This reading and listening exercise can help you practise the passive se with modal verbs deber/poder, relative pronouns, using the infinitive after prepositions, and how to use Roman numerals in Spanish.
- Mexicans in the USA
Amelia is impressed by Mexican culture and cuisine in the USA.
- La Constitución española de 1978
Learn about how the Spanish Constitution was established in 1978 following the transition to democracy after years of dictatorship. This C1 exercise can help you practise legal vocabulary, relative pronouns and passive forms.
- La nacionalidad española por residencia
Discover how long you need to be resident in Spain before you can apply for Spanish nationality. This reading and listening exercise can help you practise the different uses of the verb quedar, llevar with past participle, llevar with present participle, and the construction al + infinitive.