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Practica Español - EFE, Fundación de la Lengua Española e Instituto Cervantes

Practica Español - EFE, Fundación de la Lengua Española e Instituto Cervantes

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Spanish Proficiency Exercises Spanish Proficiency Exercises is a compilation of brief video clips in which native speakers of Spanish from various locations throughout Latin America and Spain demonstrate various language tasks. The objective of the exercises is to provide students of Spanish with the necessary tools to be able to talk about the same topics in Spanish. In order to do, this Spanish Proficiency Exercises contains five major components. First, there is a simplified video clip. This simplified version is scripted, the native speakers talks slower, and he or she uses simpler words and less slang. Second, there are video clips of native speakers who also perform the proficiency tasks.

Resources : ODIM – Organization for the Development of the Indigenous Maya Ron W. Wilhelm, Ph. D. 2014 abridged version Guatemalan Human Rights Commission/USA 3321 12 Street, N.W. 21 Great Education Bloggers of 2015 and 2016 What education blogs have captured your imagination in 2015 and which will you be reading in 2016? We now have reliable information that tells us that teachers are now shaping the landscape across the UK. Reading the TES or any other national newspaper is no longer deemed a single and valid source of information to gather a view of what is going on at the chalkface. There are so many educators who are blogging across the country and each year, more and more voices starting to be heard.

Prism Prism is a tool for "crowdsourcing interpretation." Users are invited to provide an interpretation of a text by highlighting words according to different categories, or "facets." Each individual interpretation then contributes to the generation of a visualization which demonstrates the combined interpretation of all the users. We envision Prism as a tool for both pedagogical use and scholarly exploration, revealing patterns that exist in the subjective experience of reading a text.

Famous Spanish Sayings A buen entendedor, pocas palabras bastanTo someone with good understanding, only a few words are necessaryAn insinuation is enough for an intelligent person or a good listener to understand what is meant and act accordingly. This is used when one wants to direct someone’s attention to something without mentioning it explicitly, usually in the presence of others whom one does not wish to “let on”. A lo hecho, pechoIn the face of deeds done, present a full chest Even though the literal meaning of pecho is “chest” or “breast”, here it connotes courage, strength, constancy and effort.

Interactive teaching Clock digital,analogue,telling time & angles Introduction The clock activity covers three topics, the first can demonstrate how to tell the time using an analogue clock. The second mode uses the the clock hands as a way of learning angles. The third mode uses the clock as a way to help understand fractions.The clocked can be altered to change colors and its overall styling. Note in this activity different controls are shown depending on the current mode Create Digital Learning Content Combine Video Images Text Audio What Is Metta? Metta ( is a digital storytelling tool that allows you to create lessons using audio, videos, and images from your computer or from the web. It is a great online app for creating short flipped or blended lessons for students to help them learn outside of the classroom. With this outstanding web application, teachers can easily create a digital content based story, supplemented with images and text. Teachers can also include poll questions in order to test the knowledge of students. So, with Metta, you can easily combine multimedia elements together to produce an awesome digital lesson.

21 Books From The Last 5 Years That Every Woman Should Read The one struggle of being a woman who reads is that you want to read everything. It’s easy to get overwhelmed by bestseller lists, because there just isn’t enough time in the day to read every hot new book. Between near-constant recommendations of amazing memoirs, new sequels and a terrifyingly long list of bookmarked Internet longreads, it can be stressful to choose what you should pick up next. Thinking in a Foreign Language: How to Do It and Why Thinking in a foreign language is an important step in the long road that is fluency in a foreign language, but it’s a step that, for some reason, many language learners tend to ignore. Thinking in the language you are learning is not necessarily easy, but it’s something you can practice at any time of the day. Chances are you will NOT wake up one day thinking in a foreign language just because you’ve been learning it for X amount of months/years. Well, it can happen eventually, but I’d like to suggest an alternative that is a bit more, shall we say, efficient, and that will both jump-start your vocabulary acquisition and your fluency. What I’m proposing is that thinking in a new language is a decision you can make, and that you should make from Day 1.

Spanish Sayings for you to Say your Say! Learning Spanish sayings is not only an excellent way of expanding our knowledge of the Spanish language. It also gives us intuitive insight into the mood and mindset of the Spanish people. After getting acquainted with these basic Spanish sayings, follow the links you´ll see along this page to find more sayings.

Bingo Caller Print and play - run bingo games from the comfort of your home with our simulated Bingo Caller and printable Cards. There's no need for any specialist equipment with our DIY bingo accessories. Play alone, or host a great night in with family and friends. Print cards 12 Spanish Teacher Blogs You Don't Want to Miss Teaching Spanish is fun and rewarding, but it’s not without its difficult moments. The pressure is always on to keep lessons fresh and exciting and to ensure that students are motivated and awake! Thank goodness for the internet. Spanish lifestyle: The chart that proves that Spanish schedules are downright weird While Spaniards are still watching the season’s top TV series, El Ministerio del Tiempo (The Ministry of Time), which starts at 10.15pm, Germans are already tucked up in bed. So are the Italians, who had dinner between 7.30 and 8pm. When tourists came to Spain, they would be less amazed at our chaotic lifestyle Although it might sound anecdotal, the average two-hour lag in Spain compared with the rest of Europe affects all aspects of daily life, from work and family, to leisure time. This is because Spain is on Central European time, rather than on Western European Time as it geographically falls into. But a growing chorus of voices is asking to correct the country’s time zone once and for all and stop being an anomaly in Europe.

30 Incorrectly Used Words That Can Make You Look Bad While I like to think I know a little about business writing, I often fall into a few word traps. For example, "who" and "whom." I rarely use "whom" when I should. Even when spell check suggests "whom," I think it sounds pretentious. So I don't use it.

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