Check out these options for infusing lessons with technology in an appealing way to students: with their phones. :)
(We’re trying this one today–it actually takes into account how quickly they can answer, and it’ll show who is in the lead if you wish to show them.)
(I haven’t used this one yet.)
(I used this often last year as a ticket out–I couldn’t guarantee total participation, but most students did participate or look over a shoulder.)
The Huffington Post has a nice slideshow for why Americans today should study Spanish specifically.
Also here is a youtube made last Spring by some teachers to assist with the same information.
We need to know where we are heading as learners and teachers so we have State Standards. Not everyone appreciates various incarnations of them, but overall they seem to be a good idea. Otherwise, we could end up like this fellow.
Here’s a quick glance of what to expect for Spanish I this Fall.
This is probably the best one I’ve seen for digesting the differences between ser and estar.
Subject Pronoun bliss, ahhh. What a catchy chorus to remember them! (You go, girl.)
Deb Roy is a researcher (MIT) who wanted to understand what led to his son’s first word. For those of you even mildly interested in sociolinguistics or the power in and of language, this is a fascinating look at our development.