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Nuestras Historias

This was a project created by using the information provided by Mike McViegh and Jana Moyer on their respective websites. Both sites are noted at the beginning of the project page. The final result was a presentation that included a Powerpoint and a written report describing each individual's story. Students were encouraged to share only what they felt comfortable sharing with the class. Being a class of Spanish speaking students from various backgrounds, stories were diverse and in some cases very moving. The project itself took 7 weeks as several grammar activities were included along the way. ... read more

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

German resources at nthuleen.com

German resources by Nancy Thuleen In the teaching section of the website you'll find materials that Nancy Thuleen has prepared over the last few years while teaching German to undergraduates here at the University of Wisconsin - Madison. The pages are a very good compilation of resources and include handouts, exercises, worksheets, videos and quizzes. They are well structured and cover German grammar, vocabulary, writing, culture, videos, lyrics, activities and miscellaneous. Unless otherwise noted, all materials are in German. Some may have English glosses for vocabulary and about half have English instructions. Feel free to use these as handouts or links for your own teaching, or for your own reference -- there's no need to give credit. However, please do drop her a line if you plan on using them for anything other than classroom or instructional use. ... read more

Beolingus

Beolingus is an online dictionary that translates English, Spanish, and Portuguese words into German and also provides explanations. If you have an account, it allows you to save translations and go back to them for reference. ... read more

Learn Spanish

This website provides sections on pronunciation, grammar, and vocabulary. There are some vocabulary areas that are only available to premium members, but access to most of the website is free. ... read more

Deutsch Lernen by Deutsche Welle

Deutsche Welle offers a comprehensive website of resources to learn German. They include courses sorted by level, worksheets, grammar exercises, German news (spoken slowly), podcasts / audio lessons and many more resources. Learning and teaching German With the free German courses from Deutsche Welle, you can choose the learning style that suits you best: e-learning at the computer, with short videos, audio courses or podcasts, or with texts and worksheets you can print out. Select from courses for beginners, intermediate learners, and advanced learners. German language teachers are welcome to use our multimedia material in their lessons. The Course Finder helps you choose the best format for each level. ... 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

clickDeutsch

At clickDeutsch you will find … An online-grammar of the German language. It can be used as a language course for beginners, too. The website is divided into different modules and will be amended step by step. The first step covers the language level A1. Learning by exploring on your own At the moment there are about 50 modules for the Level A1. Each module itself is an invitation to learn by exploring things on your own. The rules are to be discovered by the learners themselves. Additionally the learners can organize their progression and their pace on their own if they want to. ... read more

Redensarten-Index

This website offers a search for German idioms, phrases and colloquial expressions. ... read more

Language Guide.org Deutsch

Practice German vocabulary, expressions, the alphabet and numbers. Within each category, place your cursor over an image or text to hear it pronounced aloud. Then test your audio comprehension and speaking skills. ... read more

¡Viajemos!

Now your students can travel the Spanish speaking world and learn about interesting locations in these countries by creating a Google Map. Student will need a Google account inorder to sign into Google Maps. Once they have their account, they can create a map and place pins, with descriptions and pictures. A follow up to this is to write a report using the information on the map. Click to see a map created by a first year student. ... read more

Putting Wallwisher to Work

After a week-long seminar about how to use and implement Web 2.0 tools into the world language classroom, participants were asked to create a sample lesson using those tools. One of the main ideas of the seminar was to learn how to use technology as a tool for student engagement and learning. Some of those tools included: Wallwisher, Creating a Google map, posting a Youtube video, creating a Voki, creating a Storyboard story and more. See our first class wall here... http://wallwisher.com/wall/esterotipos ... read more

Leo.org online dictionary

Leo.org online dictionary - Leo.org probably is the leading online dictionary for the German language. It offers instant online translation of words and terms for various languages like English, French, Spanish, Italian, Chinese and Russian. It is supplemented by an active and very helpful discussion board, e.g. for complex phrases or other questions. Here is the official statement from the website: Willkommen bei LEO, dem Web-Angebot mit den beliebten Online-Wörterbüchern Deutsch-Englisch, -Französisch, -Spanisch, -Italienisch, - Chinesisch und - seit April 2010 - Deutsch-Russisch. Daneben bietet unser Angebot eine Fülle unterhaltsamer und interessanter Links. Viel Spaß (-: ... read more

Modern Foreign Language Storybirds - German

Share and enjoy stories written by and for teachers and learners of French, German , Spanish and Italian. At the last count, we had 86 Storybird creations, contributed by 30 different authors in 4 different languages. Many of you will have come across this wiki via Twitter, where Storybird has been a sensation. However, as everyone who tries to create a Storybird in any language but English will have discovered, we cannot make our stories public so we can easily share with fellow enthusiasts. ... read more

Phonetics - the sounds of spoken language

For the beginner to intermediate learner: this pronunciation guide divides consonant and vowel sounds by category (nasal, fricative) for U.S. English, German and Spanish. When clicking on a given letter, a mouth appears showing which organs are involved in making the sound. An example using the given letter is then used. ... read more

Platicamos

Classroom Collaborate is a website that allows teachers to post discussions online and students to comment on those discussions. Students can also reply to comments posted by other students. Discussions can appear as images, videos or documents (pdf) with four options: yes-no, multiple choice, vote or suggest, or forums. ... read more

Nulu Languages

Nulu combines fresh news articles, human translation and pronunciation, and a contextualized review system to effectively and enjoyably complement foreign language instruction. ... read more

@Twitter_es

Twitter en español @twitter_es San Francisco, CA ¡Bienvenidos a la cuenta oficial de Twitter en español! ¿Eres nuevo? Empieza aquí https://twitter.com/#!/welcome http://blog.es.twitter.com ... read more

Bayerisch Lernen (Learn Bavarian)

This website is dedicated to the Bavarian dialect of the German language. It explains important aspects of the Bavarian grammer and vocabulary. A thorough understanding of the German language is required. Below is an excerpt of the first chapter of the website: Griàss aich, laidl, gfraid me, dass hergfundn habts. Herzlich willkommen, lieber Bayernfreund und Liebhaber der bayrischen Sprache. Schön, dass Sie den Weg zu uns gefunden haben. Hier sind Sie richtig, wenn Sie sich schon immer mit der bayrischen Sprache beschäftigen wollten, entweder, um endlich zu verstehen, was ein "Buidl" ("Bild") ist oder um dem gepflegten lockeren Plausch zwischen zwei "Gmiaswaiwa" ("Gemüsefrauen") auf dem Münchner Viktualienmarkt verständnisvoll lauschen zu können. ... read more

Lessons From A Voice Thread Project

Introduction To The Project - Over the past couple weeks I have been tweeting about a Voice Thread project that my senior Spanish class has undertaken.  We have studied works of Spanish artists such as El Greco, Velazquez, Goya and Picasso. For the big unit project, the students researched a Spanish artist that we had not studied in class. They were then supposed to create a Google Presentation about this artist.  The presentation needed to include information about the life of the artist, the historical context of the artist and details about three works of art by that artist.  The trick of their presentation was not to use more than one bullet note of text per slide.  I wanted them to find the images that could tell the story of the artist.  The students uploaded their images to Voice Thread where they narrated over their slides.  Essentially, they created their own mini documentary.  Last year this project was a poster project.  This year we’re trying to adapt the concepts to the 21st century. ... read more