Spanish School Vocabulary
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At school / En la escuela

If you have come to Spain in order to learn Spanish, then it is obvious that you will have to learn a lot of different words that are related to your classes: for example, you will speak about the classroom, perhaps a high school, your fellow students, stationery… These words are very easy to learn but, if you do have any doubts, we are here to help. We have put together some useful words for you here that might come in handy in all kinds of academic situations.

It is easy to see how you might need these words right from the beginning of your stay. If you have not been able to get to the school the way that you expected to then you might want to ask a local for directions to it, and once you are inside you may need to ask someone which is the correct way to go in order to get to the particular classroom that you need. After class you might hear instructions from your teacher on how to get to the library in order to do some extra study, or how to get to the dining hall if you are going to be in need of something to eat. It is necessary to know that it is you who is being referred to if someone addresses you as a student, and to know how to attract the attention of a teacher. We might be able to go on forever listing all of the ways in which you need this vocabulary while you are learning!

This page includes both the terms most commonly used in school or in the classroom and also refers to more academic aspects such as subject names so that you know just what to call them. Thanks to these words, you will be able to communicate without any problems with your teachers, classmates or even the administrative staff in your school, so make sure that you take a look at them before you set off and think about learning those which might come in the most handy.

School
University
Classroom
Dining hall
Laboratory
Library

Teacher
Student
Principal

Desk
Chair
Blackboard
Chalk
Eraser

Backpack
Pencil holder
Pen
Pencil
Pencil sharpener
Paper
Notebook
Book
Ruler
Scissors
Glue
Tape

Lesson
Homework
Essay
Test

School subject
Spanish
History
Mathematics
Science
Biology
Chemistry
Physics
Computer science
Art
Religion

La escuela / El colegio
La universidad
La clase / La aula
El comedor
El laboratorio
La biblioteca

El profesor / La profesora
El alumno / La alumna
El director / La directora

El pupitre
La silla
La pizarra
La tiza
El borrador

La mochila
El portalápiz
El bolígrafo
El lápiz
El sacapuntas
El papel
El cuaderno
El libro
La regla
Las tijeras
El pegamento
El celo / La cinta adhesiva

La lección
Los deberes / La tarea
El ensayo
El examen

La asignatura
El español
La historia
Las matemáticas
La ciencia
La biología
La química
La física
La informática
El arte
La religión