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El Mercado de Cuernavaca: Las Verduras

“El Gusto y el Sabor de México”:  Comparative Markets    “El Gusto y el Sabor de México” is a cultural unit about Mexican food.   The lesson “Comparative Markets” is designed for all levels and all ages. Few foreign students come to Mexico with their computers, therefore no instructions are necessary for students to carry out this lesson with technology.  Thinglink and SoundCloud  will be used in a  presentation given by the instructor with one computer and a projector before going to the market. The language is Mexican Spanish and the content and presentation will be given entirely in the target language. Learning outcomes Using Spanish, the student will be able to: ... read more

Una cosa importante

This is an assignment I will do in the first week of an online AP Spanish class. It is designed so that the students can learn a bit about one another and to get them used to the idea of recording themselves for presentational speaking assignments.  You could do this with lower level students, but probably it will work best if the students are at least at the intermediate proficiency level.  Directions for students: ... read more

LearnItalianPod

LearnItalianPod.com specializes in teaching “lovers of all things Italian” how to speak Italian language fast and easily. There are podcasts in different categories and for different levels - beginner, intermediate, upper intermediate, advanced. Podcasts cover different topics like news, places, food, fun, romance, verbs, time, descriptions, people, etc. and are typically around 7 minutes long. They can be played online or be downloaded. ... read more

Vocaroo

¡Damas y Caballeros!  Los Venados, the Professional Mexican League Baseball team is preparing for their home opener.  Students are entering a contest to see which lucky student will be the one to announce the starting line-up.  Winner must announce the names of the batting order (primero..), position (el jardinero central) and the name of the player (Ruben Rivera). Remember to go over the a e i o u Spanish vowel sounds prior to the assignment. Once students have written the script with player names and positions, students can use vocaroo.com to record and email their project.   Get the names here: http://www.venadosdemazatlan.com/roster.html Baseball positions and more here: http://able2know.org/topic/28268-1 More resources: http://quizlet.com/52970/spanish-words-baseball-flash-cards/ ... read more

Vocaroo - Audio Recording

You can record your audio in the vocaroo website. After recording you can play audio or re-record.  When you are satified with your recording, select save and you can share your audio with a web link, embedding in your blog or website, or via social media.  No more downloading or uploading audio files, everything is stored online.  ... read more

Arabic Language Through Dialogue - Listening Activities

This is the first edition of the “Arabic Language Through Dialogue” 1, 2 and 3 series in addition to the Iraqi Dialect through Dialogue book. The series attempts to make learning of the Arabic language more accessible and enjoyable to non-native speakers of Arabic using dialogues and communicative exercises that relate to the dialogue in each lesson. These audio recording are open to the public, and also accompany the text book. ... read more

Persian (Farsi) Language Quiz

Persian Language Quiz - This website is a compilation of short word quizzes, each dedicated to a typical persian term or expression. Note from the author I often receive e-mails telling me that the sayings do not use proper written grammar.  All of these sayings are colloquial (slang) expressions.  I present these more of a way to help people get used to the Persian characters and to learn some interesting slang expressions. I am in no way attempting to present a formal class in Persian grammar.  For more resources for learning Persian on the Internet see the Persian Language Learning Site at http://www.arizonapersian.com/learnpersian.   For books on learning Persian, see the Arizona Persian bookstore in the Arizona Persian Book List.    ... read more

7th Grade Spanish

VoiceThread for 7th Grade Spanish -   VoiceThread allows my Spanish students listening, reading, writing and speaking practice and opportunities to improve pronunciation, [and] it allows me to target any specific theme or skill. It is helpful for both the slower and quick learner as I can ask very closed or open-ended questions for students to respond to. ... read more

Arabic Class (VoiceThread)

VoiceThread of Arabic Class - This website is part of the voicethread.com and includes five slides of an Arabic language class. This thread shows pictures and drawings of different aspects of the Arabic culture, and includes audio recordings of the Arabic terms. ... read more