Some FREE Covid-related resources in French & Spanish

This is a short post featuring a handful of free “featured” resources on TeachVid (i.e. freely accessible by all) whose topic relates to the Coronavirus / Covid-19.

There is a quite a range of levels represented here, ranging from beginner to advanced.

🇫🇷 French

Avant le coronavirus…
Lower intermediate text practising the imperfect tense (what you used to do), present tense (the new reality), and some future tense (when it’s all over).

COVID-19
A short description of Covid-19, how it affects people and how we should react. Intermediate.

Gorseville – la vie en confinement
A special edition of Gorseville for the COVID-19 pandemic: how the lockdown has affected the daily lives of the inhabitants of Gorseville (by Stuart Gorse). Beginners.

Ma vie en confinement
Intermediate text in which Sophie talks about her life in lockdown in New York. Mostly present tense.

On fait comme si (Calogero)
Song written by Calogero in the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic whilst in lockdown in France.

Le confinement
Intermediate level text, mostly in the imperfect tense, looking back at what it was like living in lockdown.

Et demain? (Le collectif)
Song recorded during lockdown by more than 300 French-speaking celebrities.


🇪🇸 Spanish

Antes del coronavirus
Lower intermediate text practising the imperfect tense (what you used to do), present tense (the new reality), and some future tense (when it’s all over).

Cuando la tormenta pase…
Extract from a poem recited by Argentine singer-songwriter Nacha Guevara.

COVID-19
A short description of Covid-19, how it affects people and how we should react. Intermediate.

Resistiré 2020
Song recorded by 30 artists, composed almost entirely of “cuando” + present subjunctive (to refer to the future).

Mi vida en cuarentena
Intermediate text in which Sofía talks about her life in lockdown in New York. Mostly present tense.

Javier en cuarentena (1)
Part 1 of a video by Onatti Productions in which Javier talks about his experiences of lockdown. Intermediate.

Javier en cuarentena (2)
Part 2 of a video by Onatti Productions in which Javier talks about his experiences of lockdown. Intermediate.

Comida para todos…
A positive news story in covid times, narrated by Diego Ojeda, about a man buying food for a whole town.

Ayuda a los desempleados
A positive news story in covid times, narrated by Diego Ojeda, about a man helping the unemployed during covid.

Ni Batman, ni Spiderman…
Text-to-speech resource for advanced students based on an article from the excellent online Spanish newspaper, eldiairo.

Pablo Iglesias, 15/04/2020
Advanced. Iglesias responds to Gabriel Rufián in congress, contrasting the govt’s response to the covid crisis and the 2008 crash.


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