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The Best Way to Learn French Using the Sentence Method

The French language is well known for its many cognates, words that resemble certain words in other languages very closely. By covering both true and false cognates, you'll be able to significantly improve your vocabulary.  By utilizing Glossika's sentence method, which maximizes your exposure to your target language, you'll have a way to learn French naturally and intuitively, just like a child would acquire their very first language.  ... read more

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

Digital Final Project

For my final project on Social Media & Language Teaching Workshop, I decided to create a digital storytelling activity that could be incorporated as a final oral presentation in a first-semester class.  ... 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

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

¡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

Modern Foreign Language Storybirds - French

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

Première

The website for the international magazine on movies "Premiere". This version of the website is in French. ... read more

Phonétique

French phonetics - examples and practice exercises - explained in British English, French, German, Italian, Spanish and Japanese. ... read more

Language Guide.org Français

French grammar, pictorial vocab by topic, readings by topic. Pronuncation guide. ... read more

French conjugation / les verbes français

Conjugation website for the intermediate to advanced learner. All tenses. Any verb. Provides examples of verbs following the same pattern (irregular, auxiliary, 1st, 2nd or 3rd group verb conjugation). ... read more

Zazie : "Être et avoir"

French song: to understand the differences in use between "to be" and "to have" in French/ les auxiliaires ÊTRE et AVOIR - different from English. être = used to express WHO we are, someone's essence. avoir = used to express WHAT we possess, what is TEMPORARY. Example/ exemple : I am 20 years old = J'AI 20 ans (literally: "I HAVE 20 years"). In French, age is expressed by the auxiliary verb "to have", unlike English because French people consider that age doesn't define them since living beings constantly age. This is also why it is not taboo in French culture to ask someone how old they are (as long as the person is not a complete stranger). Being older/ old is even considered as more prestigious than being young: usually, the older the person, the wiser. ... 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

TransparentFrench Channel

YouTube Channel TransparentFrench - This channel shows a compilation of videos in French language and is suited for beginners to advanced students alike. Topics include French culture, grammar, vocabulary and miscellaneous material. ... 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

FrenchValentine

WallWisher's FrenchValentine This website consists of walls for different subjects. The FrenchValentine wall allows any visitor of the site to post his personal valentine in French language.  You can start posting straight away. A temporary account will be created for you using your email address so that you can come back and make changes to the wall. You can use this account for all your subsequent visits to this site, or if you dislike us so much, keep using the site as a stranger. ... read more