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Project Instructions - Mrs. Haithcox's Spanish Class. Center for Open Educational Resources and Language Learning. Spanish Speaking Rubric - F2A4C6: Ñandutí. In 2009, fewer elementary schools were teaching foreign languages than one decade earlier.


Read More Strategies & Methodology Click here for information on the latest in early language teaching methods. Materials & Curricula. : Articulation of Language Instruction. Diane J.

: Articulation of Language Instruction

Tedick, Editor The Minnesota Articulation Project This handbook for teachers was designed to provide world language teachers with the background knowledge, ideas, and resources for implementing proficiency-oriented language instruction and classroom-based performance measures into their curriculum. Tied to the national Standards for Foreign Language Education, the Handbook gives teachers a solid foundation of the principles and practices that are central to standards-based and proficiency-oriented language instruction and assessment. The Handbook provides teachers with a wide variety of tasks and activities to use in the classroom along with ideas for adapting these activities for different levels and languages and longer curricular packages.

The Goals and Organization of the Handbook Goals Organization of the Handbook The Handbook is divided into the following sections: Key Materials Tasks and Units. Over Learning Beginning Spanish. Beginning the study of a new language is either difficult or boring. Can be difficult and boring, too. Spanish can be a struggle or a joy, and the learning strategies that you employ during the first days of your are most important. The first step you take in wading into the language are the most important because you need to build a rock-steady foundation.

You need to build a foundation for further in the same way as you would build a house. RED746Showcase - Enhancing the Spanish Curriculum through Web 2.0 Tools. Maria laura carlsson's Lists. PBL in WL and #langchat News. Switch to a communicative set-up. Spanish Learning 2.0 / FrontPage. This is a real workspace!

Spanish Learning 2.0 / FrontPage

Please edit this page, create new pages, and invite others to use the workspace with you. Session Description. Home. Delicious. Calico Spanish: Increase Your Students Usage of Target Language in Class. Thanks to all our dedicated #LangChat twitter participants who shared great ideas and resources to help encourage and increase student use of target language (TL) in class. Thanks especially to the moderator, Elle_Spanish, also known as Elvira Deyamport. While the focus of our conversation was TL use in the classroom, it was noted that it is also important to use the TL with students outside of the classroom for all types of interactions.

(dlfulton) Some teachers set requirements that students only use the TL in their class, others still struggle with students who want to use L1 (usually English) all the time. Students need adequate levels of input before they are ready to create output in the TL. Some discussion of the ACTFL guidelines highlighted the importance of communication over accuracy for Novice learners. You will find below a number of ideas to increase student language production. Tools to increase student usage of the target language within the classroom: Wow. Top Spanish Web 2.0 Apps. Next in my series on top international Web apps is Spain.

Top Spanish Web 2.0 Apps

The previous countries profiled were Germany, Holland, Poland, Korea, United Kingdom and Russia. The information in this post comes from two people: Eduardo Perez Orue from the Spanish Virtual Desktop product EyeOS, plus a R/WW reader named Carlos (sorry I didn't get his last name). An interesting fact about Spain's web apps is that most sites are presented with multilingual engines. Teaching Spanish with Web 2.0 Tools. 9 ways to increase students' TL use.

This summer I wrote a post on increasing your own TL use and am just now getting around to this follow-up post.

9 ways to increase students' TL use

Students need to practice speaking the TL in order to develop the skill of speaking it; that goes without saying. But because of the affective filter more than anything, and a host of other factors including pure lack of knowledge, it's a constant battle to get them to do so. La Gringa's Guide for Gringos Reading in Spanish. I am a Gringa and I am proud of it.

La Gringa's Guide for Gringos Reading in Spanish

One of my main goals in life is to perfect my Spanish speaking so that natives can't hear that I am a Gringa. I am still working on this all the time. More Spanish: The Netbook Journal: Integrating web 2.0 apps in the classroom. Earlier this year our school district offered high school teachers an opportunity to submit a proposal to “Re-imagine the 21st Century Classroom” .

More Spanish: The Netbook Journal: Integrating web 2.0 apps in the classroom

I, along with two English teachers - Tricia Buck and David Lunn - were awarded 30 netbooks and an opportunity to introduce technology driven activities to our curriculum. We are being supported by our district’s Instructional Technology Specialist, Cary Harrod. He pensado un número – A guessing game with numbers in Spanish » Spanish Playground. I use this simple game, He pensado un número, to review numbers in Spanish and teach mayor (greater) and menor (less).

He pensado un número – A guessing game with numbers in Spanish » Spanish Playground

We play in class and I also give it to my students in their list of at-home activities. You can play with just two people or in a group. This game is played just like 20 questions.