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Publicado en SpanishPlans el 21/09/2019
I love asking for student feedback. So after our classes read El Escape Cubano or El Capibara Con Botas I asked for student feedback using google forms. Both of these books include many cognates, but I also wanted students to hear the correct pronunciation of the words, so we listened to the audiobooks. The main comment was that students could hear the proper pronunciation but also the tone of the reader also helped their comprehension. I’ll be interested in seeing how this affects if more students will use the audiobooks during our FVR time this year. See full student responses here.
Then I asked students to respond to a Krashen quote...Leer más
Publicado en SpanishPlans el 18/09/2019
As language teachers, we know the impact words have. So I appreciated a recent thread in a facebook group that Bill Langley (@welangley) for how teachers can use better language to provide a more welcoming environment in their classroom. There were some great responses and these were my favorites:
With the recent discussion about names, this message popped up:
Publicado en SpanishPlans el 01/09/2019
What was once a very common practice in Spanish classrooms has now become a bit...Leer más
We just finished up our first week of school and I wanted to get this blog post posted while...Leer más
Summer is coming to an end. A summer that we’ve been busy: planning a wedding, taking online courses, creating new lessons, working on our website, going on vacation, watching the Women’s World Cup ,and more all while being abroad in the beautiful country of Colombia.
So here’s an update on what we’ve been working on in case you missed it:
In the past we’ve used the analogy of acquiring languages as being like learning to swim. Is it best to jump in the deep end of the pool with no support? Is it practical to learn the techniques and physics of swimming before you get into the pool? Can a spray bottle simulate the same experience as being in water?Leer más
After our Billy y Las Botas 3 lesson on making predictions using Peardeck, some teachers wanted more information about PearDeck. So here’s a brief tutorial:
If you prefer to read, PearDeck is a FREE tool that integrates with Google Slides. Open up a presentation with google slides and you can make it interactive by using the the Pear Deck add-on.