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Classroom Resources: Websites of Interest

WEBSITES OF INTEREST

The WEBSITES OF INTEREST page…

  • provides the URLs for more than 400 websites that are useful for teachers of world languages
  • provides a review of each of the websites listed
  • is divided into three language categories
  • Spanish
  • Portuguese
  • Multilingual

The websites listed offer content that includes…

  • classroom activities and materials
  • teaching tools such as graphic organizers and essay maps
  • cultural information
  • online dictionaries, newspapers and magazines
  • radio programs, podcasts, ebooks, songs, films, stories, cartoons
  • virtual museum visits
  • professional resources for world language teachers

The reviews of each website

  • provides a summary of website content
  • indicates who might benefit from using the website
  • describes the degree of difficulty of the material found on the website
  • explains whether or not there is a cost to use the website
  • provides instructions on how to subscribe to the website when pertinent

The AATSP is pleased to highlight these cultivated, quality websites as potential resources of interest to educators of Spanish and Portuguese. The websites may focus specifically on Spanish or Portuguese, or they may be generic in nature and useful to many languages. They have been selected for their rich content, and the AATSP receives no remuneration for linking to these resources. 

Use your browser´s FIND command and the following keywords to navigate this list:  app, art, business, classroom materials, cross-curricular, culture, current events, dictionary, elementary grades, film, free materials, health, heritage learners, jobs, journal, law, language for specific purposes, lesson plans, listening, music, professional resource, reading, student tool, teacher tool, technology, travel, writing.


 

 
 
 
 
 

Multilingual

 

ACTFL Global Engagement Initiative  http://www.actfl.org/advocacy/actfl-global-engagement-initiative

 

The ACTFL Global Engagement Initiative recognizes outstanding community-engaged learning experiences within the world languages curriculum at all levels of instruction. ACTFL members who have actively engaged their students in using the language beyond the classroom to become globally engaged may seek recognition for their outstanding work by submitting an application online.

 

Keyword: professional resource

 

ACTFL Guidelines 2012      http://actflproficiencyguidelines2012.org/

 

Here is the most current version of the ACTFL Proficiency Guidelines for Speaking, Writing, Listening, and Reading. At this site users can explore by skill or by level, listen to and read samples in English that represent abilities at each of the major proficiency levels.  The ACTFL Proficiency Guidelines are a description of what individuals can do with language in terms of speaking, writing, listening, and reading in real-world situations in a spontaneous and non-rehearsed context. They neither describe how an individual learns a language nor prescribe how an individual should learn a language, and they should not be used for such purposes. They are a tool for only evaluating of functional language ability.

 

Keyword:  professional resource

 

ACTFL Mentoring Program    http://www.actfl.org/professional-development/career-resources/mentoring-program

 

ACTFL's Mentoring Program  is designed to help early career language teachers succeed in their current assignments and learn the skills to be successful long-term in their careers. Mentoring is conducted virtually and mentors and mentees will be matched by needs, skills, and experiences.  To be considered a mentee you must be a new teacher within your first 5 years of teaching. To be considered a mentor you must have completed at least 3 years of teaching. 

 

Keyword:  professional resource


ACTFL Online Community             http://community.actfl.org/home


ACTFL´s Online Community invites all language educators and administrators to connect with colleagues, join in discussions, find answers and contribute ideas.

Keyword:  professional resource

ACTFL SmartBrief http://www.smartbrief.com/actfl

 
Sign up for ACTFL SmartBrief and receive a weekly collection of key articles on language education from hundreds of publications. These articles cover current news, technology and trends. A brief summary of each article is provided with links back to the original sources.

Keyword:  professional resource

 

ACTFL World Languages 21st Century Skills Meet Technology Infographic http://actfl.pbworks.com/w/file/fetch/60807998/21stCenturyInfographic.pdf

Go to this website to download an infographic from ACTFL matching the 21st Century skills with emerging technologies. These emerging technologies represent some of the tools that can support World Language students as they master 21st century skills.

Keyword:  teacher tool

ACTFL World-Readiness Standards for Language Learning   http://www.actfl.org/publications/all/world-readiness-standards-learning-languages

The World-Readiness Standards for Learning Languages create a roadmap to guide learners to develop the ability to communicate effectively and interact in a culturally appropriate manner with multilingual communities at home and around the world.The five goal areas of the Standards establish the link between communication and culture, which is applied in making connections and comparisons and in using this ability to be part of local and global communities.

 

Keyword:  professional resource


Activités - CRDP de l’académie de Dijon http://www.cndp.fr/crdp-dijon/spip.php?page=clic_images&id_mot=42&men=t

At this site there is a collection of simple line drawings organized by theme: activities, parts of the body, careers, sports, clothing and more. The small drawings are labeled in French, but a click on the small drawing will bring up a caption-free full page drawing which then can be printed, saved as a pdf or zip file.

Keyword:  teacher tool

Activity Library         http://casls.uoregon.edu/mosaic/activity_library.html

The Center for Applied Second Language Studies at the University of Oregon (CASLS), a national foreign language resource center, offers this page of descriptions and instructions for several types of speaking activities and techniques: information gap, jigsaw, password, semantic mapping, think-pair-share, Venn diagramming, virginia reel.

Keyword:  teacher tool

Android 4 Schools       http://android4schools.com

This blog provides reviews of Android apps that are appropriate for use in K-12 settings along with some suggestions about how those apps could be used by students, teachers, and school administrators. Most of the content on Android 4 Schools is written by Richard Byrne, an educator.

Keyword:  app

Audio Memos     http://imesart.com/products.php?pid=1

Audio Memos is a professionally made voice recorder for tablets and smartphones. It is easy to use, with an intuitive interface and full of powerful features such as pause record, pause play, slider, quality control, volume meter, volume boost, volume normalizing, voice activated recording and more.  Audio Memos is available at the iTunes App Store, Amazon Appstore for Android and Google Play.


Keyword:  app

Blendspace - Create lessons with digital content     https://www.blendspace.com

Blendspace is a visual learning platform for teachers and students to organize digital content such as videos, images, links and other files. Built-in search tools allow users to quickly and easily embed content from Google, YouTube, Flickr, Dropbox or a user’s desktop.

Keyword:  teacher tool

 

Box of Tricks - Technology and Education           http://slav.global2.vic.edu.au/2010/03/18/technology-and-education-box-of-tricks/#.UgkwGBYW1UQ

Box of Tricks demonstrates the way technology can be used to enhance teaching and learning. José Picardo, author of this blog and website, offers comprehensive descriptions of Internet resources which can help to raise student achievement and participation and motivation. José is the Head of Modern Foreign Languages at Nottingham High School, a secondary school in England, and is interested in the way technology can be used to enhance and transform teaching and learning. 

Keyword:  teacher tool

CALLspot Podcast            http://callspot.libsyn.com/

This podcast focuses on computer-assisted language learning (CALL). CALL practitioners and experts talk about teaching and professional development resources as well as the challenges of incorporating technology in language teaching. Listen to this podcast online at the website or subscribe via iTunes or RSS feed. Shannon Sauro, Assistant Professor of Applied Linguistics and TESL, University of Texas at San Antonio, hosts this podcast.

Keyword:  professional resource

CASLS: Improving Language Teaching & Learning       http://casls.uoregon.edu/

The Center for Applied Second Language Studies (CASLS) at the University of Oregon is a national foreign language resource center. CASLS supports foreign language education by creating teaching materials and assessments and offering long-term professional development and K-16 curriculm design. Please see http://casls.uoregon.edu/ for additional information.

Keyword:  professional resource

Class Cards App Mobile    http://classcardsapp.com/mobile/

The Class Cards app allows users to use a randomly generated list of students as an aid for determining which student to call upon, quickly rate the quality of each student's response, view response scores by individual student or an entire class, archive scores to a secure website where you can view class info, print grade sheets, or download the data to import into an Excel spreadsheet, and e-mail scores for all classes or a selected class.  The Class Cards app is available at the iTunes App Store and Google Play and costs $4.99.

Keyword:  app

 

ClassDoJo           https://www.classdojo.com/

 

With this app teachers can give their students encouragement during class as well as choose and customize behaviors that matter the most.  Teachers can also engage parents with ClassDoJo progress reports and instant messaging as well as broadcast reminders to all parents at once.  ClassDoJo is available in the iTunes App store and Google Play.

 

Keywords:  app, teacher tool

 
ClassTools.net: Create interactive flash tools / games for education       http://www.classtools.net/

Russel Tarr, Head of History at the International School of Toulouse, France, is the creator of this website where users can create without charge educational games, quizzes, activities and diagrams. There are templates available including Fakebook page, Venn Diagram, Animated Book, Timeline, Jigsaw Diagram and many more. Each template can be saved as a stand-alone HTML file or as a Widget that can be embedded into a blog or wiki - as long as it is non-commercial. However, downloaded HTML files still need to communicate with the ClassTools server and therefore require a computer to have an internet connection. 

Keyword:  teacher tool

CLEAR Newsletter    http://clear.msu.edu/clear-newsletter

The Center for Language Education and Research at Michigan State University publishes a newsletter twice a year in the spring and in the fall.  Each issue focuses on a topic of interest for world language teachers.

Keyword:  professional resource

 
Cool Tools for Schools    http://cooltoolsforschoolssl.wikispaces.com

Lenva Shearing has compiled this wiki of web 2.0 tools for students and teachers. Included are detailed reviews and download links for presentational, collaborative, research, video, slideshow, audio, image, drawing tools and many more. The tools are listed according to their functions as well as in a very helpful A-Z index of all the tools reviewed on the wiki. 

Keyword:  teacher tool

Connect with Languages     http://www.connectwithlanguages.com

 

Connect with Languages promotes language learning as well as high quality instructional strategies to create engaged learners.  There are many rich resources at this website including activities that engage students and help integrating technology into world language classrooms.  Jennifer Cornell who works for a school system in Maryland as a Resource Teacher for The Office of World Languages.

Keyword: teacher tool

 

Copyright issues http://web.cortland.edu/flteach/mm-course/copyright.html

This page offers resources to help educators acquire a general understanding of basic copyright issues and problems, especially when dealing with multimedia materials development.

Keyword:  professional resource

Create Hypermedia Learning Units http://redhotwords.com/huh.html

 
At this site you can learn about and download FLAn, a free hypermedia text editor that will enable you to attach various types of media (text, audio clips, video clips, GIF animations and web links) to words or phrases in a reading that will help students understand unfamiliar words or phrases. Thom Thibeault, professor at the University of Southern Illinois, is the creator of FLAn.

Keyword:  teacher tool

Create info graphics & online charts   https://infogr.am

Infogr.am is an application that can be used for creating interactive infographics and charts.  Once created, infographics can be saved and shared as pdfs.  Although there is no charge to use infogr.am, users must register to set up an account. 

Keyword:  teacher tool

 
Create puzzles and other diversions     http://armoredpenguin.com/

At this website you can create and print wordsearches, crossword puzzles and word scrambles. The puzzles created will remain on amoredpenguin.com´s server for only about two months so make sure that you save a copy. This puzzle editor will accept international characters.

Keyword:  teacher tool

Crossword Maker http://www.solrobots.com/index.html

Crossword Forge is a crossword puzzler compiler for Mac OS X and Microsoft Windows. It supports more than a dozen built-in languages, including Spanish and Portuguese, and allows creation of puzzles that use letters with accents, umlauts and other diacritical marks. Each puzzle can be easily converted into a word search. Puzzles can be viewed on the computer or online in a browser or printed as an pdf.  Crossword Forge costs $49.95.

Keyword:  teacher tool

 

Digital Wish - Foreign Language Lesson Plans       http://www.digitalwish.com/dw/digitalwish/view_lesson_plans?subject=foreign_language&page=1

The Digital Wish website offers a variety of lesson plans for PreK-12 foreign language classrooms. These lessons incorporate technology such as digital photography, podcasting, creating audio and video clips and more.

Keyword:  lesson plans

Doceri - The Interactive Whiteboard for iPad        http://doceri.com/

Doceri combines screencasting, desktop control, and an interactive whiteboard in one app.  Use this app to create a lesson or presentation, insert images, save and edit projects and record a screencast video to save or share. Doceri will also allow control of the lesson or presentation live with Airplay or through a Mac or PC.  Doceri is available at no cost at the iTunes App Store.

Keyword:  app

 

Doodlecast Pro      http://doodlecastpro.com

 

Doodlecast Pro is an app that helps you create presentations on your iPad.  The app allows you to record your voice, to set backgrounds and to import your own images.  Any mistakes can be fixed quickly by using the rewind feature. Doodlecast Pro offers built-in support for sharing via Google Drive, Dropbox, Youtube and e-mail. There is no account signup.  Doodlecast Pro is available on the iTunes Store for $4.99 as well as on Google Play.

 

Keywords:  app, teacher tool, student tool 

 

Duolingo          http://www.duolingo.com/

 

Duolingo offers free online language courses.  There are 13 languages, including Spanish and Portuguese, that English speakers may choose to study.  Extensive written lessons and dictation as well as speaking practice for more advanced users are offered.  Learners progress through skill tree and there is a vocabulary section where learned words can be practiced. It is available on the Web, iOS, Android and Windows Phone 8.1 platforms.

 

Keyword:  student tool

 

Easel.ly          http://www.easel.ly

Easel.ly is a free website that offers users tools to make infographics.  To generate an infographic, select a theme, add objects and shapes and text.

Keyword:  teacher tool

Easy Languages      http://www.easy-languages.org/          

 

Easy Languages is a non-profit video project whose goal is to help people learn languages through authentic street interviews. The videos also showcase the street culture of the participating partner countries, through its portrayal of typical, everyday situations. Episodes focus on different topics, and are produced at various locations around the globe. Every Easy Languages video is subtitled in its local language and in English.

 

Keyword:  listening

 

Edmodo       https://www.edmodo.com

 

Edmodo allows parents, teachers and students to communicate and collaborate by sending messages, sharing photos, setting calendar reminders and much more.  Edmond is available in the iTunes App store and Google Play.

 

Keywords:  app, teacher tool, student tool

 

Educreations         http://www.educreations.com

Educreations is an online recordable interactive whiteboard that captures  voice and handwriting to produce amazing video lessons that can be shared online in any web browser or by using the Educreations iPad app.   The iPad app is free and available in the iTunes App Store. Developers are working on a version for Android devices.

Keyword:  app

 

Embedded Reading http://embeddedreading.com

Embedded Reading is a technique created by world language teachers Laurie Clarcq and Michele Whaley. The technique involves scaffolding a reading by creating three or more different versions of the same text. Each version contains more information than the previous one. It also has all previous versions embedded in it. Embedded readings help students to acquire language and provides a framework for improving reading abilities. These readings can be created with fiction or non-fiction, poetry or prose.

 

Keyword: reading

 

Enchanted Learning  www.enchantedlearning.com/themes/

This web site is designed for teachers of students in grades K-3. There are simple crafts, nursery rhymes, coloring book printouts, information and quizzes in Portuguese and Spanish. Some of the topics covered are animals, the body, dictionaries, food and eating, geography, weather, outdoor activities, the house, numbers, people, flags, plants, time, calendar, and tools. A $20 for one year subscription is required in order to have full access to the website with print-friendly pages.

Keyword: elementary grades

Essay Map    http://www.readwritethink.org/files/resources/interactives/essaymap/

The Essay Map is an interactive graphic organizer that enables students to organize and outline their ideas for an informational, definitional, or descriptive essay.  ReadWriteThink.org is a website developed by the International Reading Association, the National Council of Teachers of English with support from the Verizon Foundation.

Keyword: student tool

eTools for Language Teachers  http://mmeduckworth.blogspot.com/2012/12/how-to-use-social-media-in-foreign.html

Canadian French teacher Sylvia Duckworth offers an excellent primer on how to use social media resources in the foreign language classroom. She first defines what each resource is and then explains how to use it to engage and motivate your students.

Keyword:  teacher tool

Explain Everything   http://www.explaineverything.com/

The Explain Everything app is an advanced interactive whiteboard and screencasting tool.  Users can import and insert documents, pictures and videos, draw, annotate, move, animate, zoom, pan, record, play to create videos which can then be  exported and shared.  Explain Everything is available at the iTunes App Store and at Google Play for $2.99. 

Keyword:  app

 

Extempore - The Speaking Practice App           https://extemporeapp.com

 

Extempore is a teacher created platform that can be used to assign simulated conversations and other fluency building speaking activities.  Instructors create the content and provide written or audio feedback.  A built-in, customizable rubric makes for easy grading.  Institutions pay $4.99 per student per year.  There is a free 30-day trial available.

 

Keyword:  teacher tool


 

Featured Video Writing Prompts | TeachHUB               http://teachhub.com/video-writing-prompts

This website offers video writing prompts on current topics for all levels. Although the prompts are in English they could be easily used for Spanish or Portuguese classes.  

Keyword: writing  

Film | Story     http://www.filmstory.org/

Film Story is a database of feature films, documentaries and mini-series organized by region portrayed, country of production, historical era, subject matter, and type of film. While the films themselves are not linked to the database, this website offers ideas for films to show about a particular place or time.  If you use film in class to support your curriculum, this website help with your planning.

Keyword: film 

Flash cards, vocabulary memorization and studying games | Quizlet             http://quizlet.com/

 At this free site you can create flashcard sets, set up study groups, see what other materials have been posted in a variety of subjects. The flashcards are presented in five different learning modes: familiarize, learn, test and two games—scatter and space race.

Keyword:  teacher tool

Flashcardlet       https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/flashcards*/id403199818?mt=8

 

Flashcardlet is a free, easy-to-use flashcard application.  Create your own flashcards or download decks from Quizlet.

 

Keyword:  student tool 

 

FLTeach – Foreign Language Teaching Forum http://www.cortland.edu/flteach

 FLTeach is a listserv for foreign language teachers. Its broad topic is foreign language teaching methods for all levels and all languages. Students in teacher training programs, teachers both new and experienced, administrators, and other professionals interested in any aspect of foreign language teaching participate in often lively online discussions. FLTeach is moderated by Jean LeLoup (US Air Force Academy) and Bob Ponterio (SUNY Cortland).

Keyword:  professional resource

Foreign Language Standards http://www.utm.edu/staff/globeg/flstand.shtml

This is a collection of many state and local foreign language curriculum frameworks complied by Dr. Robert D. Peckham of the University of Tennessee Martin.

Keyword:  professional resource

Free, Printable Bingo Cards by Bingo Baker http://bingobaker.com/

Bingo Baker is a free, online program which generates bingo cards. The cards can be printed as pdfs or played online or on the iPad. Bingo Baker was created by Matt Johnson, an undergrad at Washington State University, Vancouver.

Keyword:  teacher tool

Free Technology for Teachers           http://www.freetech4teachers.com

The purpose of this blog is to share information about free resources that teachers can use in their classrooms as well as lesson plans for teaching with technology. Each resource is described in detail along with advice for using the resource in the classroom. Richard Byrne is the author of this blog and a Google Certified Teacher with experience in teaching global studies and English/Language Arts. 

Keyword:  teacher tool

Funny Fake Facebook Walls - The Wall Machine    http://thewallmachine.com

 

Users can create fake Facebook walls, complete with posts, photos, relationship status and friendship updates, likes, and events.  There is no charge to use this website.

 

Keyword:   reading, writing

 

Games 2 Teach    https://games2teach.uoregon.edu

 

This website offers a review of popular games, language learning materials for the classroom as well as a manual for teachers on evaluating, designing and implementing game-enhanced activities.  This website was created by Dr. Jonathan Reinhardt (University of Arizona) and Dr. Julie Sykes (University of Oregon) and includes a host of international collaborators.

 

Keywords:  student tool, teacher tool

 

GarageBand https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/garageband/id408709785?mt=8

GarageBand turns your iPad, iPhone, and iPod touch into a full-featured recording studio. This app costs $4.99 and is highly rated by its users.

Keyword:  app

Google World Wonders Project         http://www.google.com/culturalinstitute/worldwonders/

Using Street View, 3D modeling and other Google technologies, the Google World Wonders Project brings world heritage sites of the modern and ancient world online. Videos, photos and in-depth information helps students explore the world wonders from their classrooms just as if they were there. There are 132 heritage sites across 5 continents, including three sites in Brazil (Diamantina, Ouro Preto, Bom Jesus do Congonhas) and several in Mexico (Gulf of California, Mexico City, Palacio de Bellas Artes, Xochimilco, Morelia, Puebla, Zacatecas, Campeche, Guanajuato, San Miguel, Santa Prisca parish church) and in Spain (Mérida, Tárraco, Córdoba, Toledo, Cuenca, Salamanca, Ávila, Cáceres, Santiago de Compostela, Segovia, Lugo, San Cristóbal de la Laguna). Google offers classroom material-- suggestions of lesson plans, student work sheets and presentations--which may be downloaded free of charge. Google is partnering UNESCO and the World Monuments Fund on this project. 

Keyword: culture 

Graphic Organizers
   http://www.eduplace.com/graphicorganizer/

Here you will find a collection of 38 free graphic organizers which may be downloaded. There is a good variety of organizers including Venn diagrams, time lines, KWL charts. Permission is given to print and copy these pages for classroom use.

Keyword:  teacher tool

Greetingsfromtheworld      http://greetingsfromtheworld.wikispaces.com/

Through this wiki Arjana Blazic hopes to bridge different cultures and continents by allowing teachers and students from around the world to share their stories and cultures with others by creating, posting and viewing glogs. This is an open-ended project. Arjana Blazic is a English and German teacher in Zagreb, Croatia.

Keyword: culture 

How Do You Play http://www.howdoyouplay.net/

Visitors to this website will find game descriptions and instructions for classroom games, icebreakers, team-building games and more.

Keyword:  teacher tool

IALLT | International Association for Language Learning Technology http://www.iallt.org/

The International Association for Language Learning Technology was established in 1965 to provide leadership in the development, integration, evaluation and management of instructional technology for the teaching and learning of language, literature and culture. IALLT also produces the IALLT Journal for Language Learning Technology, a peer reviewed academic journal which is online and available without cost.

Keyword:  professional resource

ICDL - International Children’s Digital Library http://en.childrenslibrary.org/index.shtml

The goal of the International Children’s Digital Library is to build a collection of books that represents historical and contemporary books from throughout the world. At the ICDL website visitors can find e-books in a variety of languages as well as expansion activities. The ICDL Foundation is a non-profit corporation.

Keyword: reading

iFakeText   http://ifaketext.com

Using iFakeText,  students can create fake text message conversations without actually using phones or text messages.  Fake messages can be shared by saving them to a computer, sharing the URL of the fake message, sharing it on social media platforms, or even embedding it in a website or blog.

Keyword: writing
 

iPhone Text Generator       http://www.iphonetextgenerator.com

Use iPhone Text Generator to create screenshots of  fake iPhone or iMessage text message conversations.  Fill in the conversation and choose the type of message (sent or received).  iPhone Text Generator is available for download without charge to the Mac OS.

Keyword: writing 

iRubric:  Home of free rubric tools
      http://www.rcampus.com/indexrubric.cfm

iRubric is a  free comprehensive rubric development, assessment, and sharing tool.

Keyword: teacher tool 

iVoox   www.ivoox.com/

iVoox is a platform where all types of audio topics and genres (radio, podcasts, audiobooks, lectures)can be played, downloaded and shared.  iVoox can be downloaded from the iTunes App store, Google Play, and Microsoft Store.

 

Keyword:  listening, student tool, teacher tool


K-12 Education & Learning Innovations with Proven Strategies that Work | Edutopia    http://www.edutopia.org

Edutopia encourages innovation in K-12 schools by focusing on six core learning strategies --project-based learning, integrated studies, comprehensive assessment, social and emotional learning, technology integration and teacher development.  At this website are the resources, research, experts and fellow members who can guide you in implementing these strategies and transforming the learning experience.

Keyword:  professional resource

Kahoot       https://getkahoot.com

 

Kahoot! is a web-based student response system for creating and administering game-like quizzes. Questions, along with answer choices, are projected onto a classroom screen while students submit responses using a personal device. Kids' devices display color and symbol choices only; the actual answer must be viewed on the classroom screen. The game-like atmosphere comes from the use of bright colors, along with suspenseful music. Liveliness in the game or quiz escalates as updated ranks appear on the class scoreboard after each question -- personal points data is sent to each device.

 

Keyword:  teacher tool

 

 #Langchat          http://languageteacherscollaborate.pbworks.com/

Every Thursday an independent group of educators get together on Twitter to discuss topics of interest to world-language teachers. Use the #langchat and join the conversation.  A live stream of the chat as well as chat archives and additional resources are available on the #langchat resources page of this wiki.

Keyword:  professional resource

Langchat Wiki        http://langchat.pbworks.com/w/page/39343677/FrontPage

 

This wiki offers a live stream of the Twitter #LangChat weekly discussions.  The archives contain all tweets collected during the weekly #LangChat sessions and the summaries offer an overview of the #LangChat discussion in an orderly fashion.

 

Keyword:  professional resource

 

Language Coaching     http://www.amylenord.net

 

Amy Lenord uses this blog to share her ideas about coaching students towards becoming true speakers of other languages through authentic, integrated learning experiences, focusing on meaningful language and practicing for proficiency.

 

Keyword:  professional resource


Language Jobs: Bilingual Jobs       http://www.jobswithlanguage.com

This website describes available bilingual jobs, translator jobs, multilingual vacancies and recruitment which offers students a view of how developing their language skills can help them find jobs in the future.

Keyword:  jobs 

Language Learning & Technology       http://llt.msu.edu/

Language Learning & Technology is a refereed journal for second and foreign language scholars and educators. It is sponsored by the National Foreign Language Resource Center (NFLRC) at the University of Hawaii and the Center for Language Education and Research (CLEAR) at Michigan State University and is published exclusively on the World Wide Web in February, June and October each year. Articles published in this journal report on original research that links second language acquisition theory, previous research to language learning, teaching and testing practices that utilize technology.

 

Keyword:  journal

 

Language Magazine – online version      http://languagemagazine.com

 
Language Magazine covers current developments in the fields of language, literacy education and communication. It has published works of Stephen Krashen and Eugene E. García as well as other experts in the fields of linguistics and language instruction. Daniel Ward is the publisher/editor of Language Magazine.

Keyword:  journal

The Language Resource Newsletter http://nclrc.org/newsletter.html

The Language Resource Newsletter is published monthly by the National Capital Language Resource Center and offers teaching strategies and insights from research as well as announcements of professional development opportunities for all world language teachers.

Keyword:  professional resource

Language Sensei       http://leesensei.edublogs.org/


This blog shares thoughts about teaching language and integrating technology. New areas of language teaching and new techniques to use in the classroom are also explored.  Language Sensei is written by Colleen Lee-Hayes, a secondary school Japanese language teacher in a suburb of Vancouver, Canada.

 

Keywords:  professional resource, technology


Legends and Folk Tales         http://legends.dliflc.edu

The Department of Defense´s Defense Language Institute Foreign Language Center offers this collection of illustrated folk tales and legends from Bolivia, Brazil, Colombia, Mexico, Portugal and Venezuela. Some are available only in English, while others are narrated in English and Spanish or Portuguese.

 

Keyword: reading

 

Lescant Photo Database      http://coerll.utexas.edu/coerll/project/lescant-photo-database

 

The Lescant photo database offers students experience in identifying and analyzing cultural differences that they may encounter when interacting with people from other cultures. Photos are organized by category (language, environment, social organization, context, authority, non-verbal, time), country or city. All of the photos contain a discussion blog where users and visitors are invited to contribute their comments about the pictures and the cultural descriptions.

 

Keyword: culture 

 

Lingt Classroom | Speak More    http://lingtlanguage.com

By creating a free account at this website, teachers can create almost any spoken or written exercise--spoken dialogues, dictations, pronunciation practice, oral exams, diagnostics, reading practice, image or video commentary. Students can listen to their teachers’ and their own recordings as many times as they’d like. Foreign music videos, commercials, TV shows can be embedded to stimulate learning with authentic cultural media. 

Keyword:  teacher tool

LinguaFolio http://ncssfl.org/LinguaFolio/index.php?linguafolio_index

LinguaFolio® is a portfolio assessment tool designed to help individuals in setting and achieving their goals for learning languages. Students can use LinguaFolio to collect samples of their communicative abilities as well as record intercultural experiences and reflections. There is no charge to use LinguaFolio although registration is requested.

Keyword: student tool

LinguaTechnology | Journal of Technology in Language Learning and Teaching   http://linguatechnology.com/         

LinguaTechnology is a new peer-reviewed  online journal whose goal is to link research on the use of technology in the second/foreign language class to actual classroom experiences as well as to link current teaching practices to research and theory.  For more information visit the journal’s website.

Keyword:  journal

LTC, Language Teachers Collaborate Wiki http://languageteacherscollaborate.pbworks.com/w/page/32526867/FrontPage

LTC, Language Teachers Collaborate is a non-profit wiki created to facilitate collaboration among foreign language teachers everywhere. If you would like to share any idea, resource and/or advice for world language teachers around the planet please request access to this wiki. This wiki is maintained by Diego Ojeda of Evansville High School in Evansville, Wisconsin.

Keyword:  professional resource

Lyricsgaps http://www.lyricsgaps.com

This website offers a unique way to improve listening skills. The Lyrics Gaps has YouTube videos of songs in six different languages, accompanied with cloze activities for the lyrics. Users can choose from three levels of difficulty and languages available are English, German, Spanish, French, Italian, and Portuguese. 

 

Keyword: listening

 

Make Beliefs Comix! Online Educational Comic Generator             http://www.makebeliefscomix.com/Comix/

 

At this website users can create and print comics English, Spanish, French, Italian, German, Latin or Portuguese.  There is a Make Beliefs Comix app that can be download for free on the iTunes App Store.

 

Keyword:  student tool

 

Mango Languages           https://www.mangolanguages.com

Mango Languages offers a paid online language learning platform with lessons and courses for learning more than 63 languages.  The lessons are organized, useful (from a language-acquisition perspective), colorful, feature-rich and are comprised of large amounts of learning materials including text and audio.  Mango also offers apps for mobile devices including iPhone, iPad, iPod Touch and Android. Like the web platform, these apps provide great features. The apps are free to download and sync with your paid Mango account to keep all your learning materials available in one place.  Online access to all languages through participating public libraries in the United States and Canada, is absolutely free.  Otherwise, unlimited access to all language courses is available for $20 per month.

 

Keyword:  app, student tool, teacher tool

 
Mashpedia, the real-time encyclopedia    http://mashpedia.com

Mashpedia is a real-time, multimedia and social encyclopedia. Searches for specific topics such as concepts, subjects, personalities, events, places result in a collection of information from a variety of sources--Wikipedia, YouTube, Twitter, Flickr, Google News, books, blog posts. Teachers will find that Mashpedia is handy tool for creating reading and research tasks for students based upon authentic materials.

Keyword:  teacher tool

National Foreign Language Resource Centers
  www.nflrc.org

This website is a portal to the 15 Language Resource Centers (LRCs) at US universities.  These LRCs  provide support to world language educators by offering teaching materials and professional development opportunities. LRCs also conduct research in the area of language learning and develop teaching materials. LRCs are supported by grants under the Title VI of the Higher Education Act.

Keyword:  professional resource

Nearpod  
       http://www.nearpod.com

This app allows teachers to use their tablets to manage content on students' tablets or smart phones.  Presentation, collaboration, and real-time assessment tools are combined into one integrated solution.  It is free to use and highly rated by users.  Nearpod may be downloaded from the Apple App Store, Google Play or the Windows Store.

Keyword:  app

NCLRC | National Capital Language Resource Center      http://nclrc.org

This website offers impressive resources for all educators interested in foreign languages and cultures. There is information on opportunities for professional development, materials and resources as well as forums and professional listservs to assist the classroom teacher and articles on innovations in world language teaching, learner diversity, and teaching language learning strategies. The Culture Club page shares multicultural and language resources such as exhibits of photos taken in a variety of cultures, a collection of menus and recipes, reviews of books, films and popular songs from a variety of countries and interviews of teenagers in various countries about food, music, fashion, sports and popular trends.

 

Keyword:  professional resource

 

NCSSFL - ACTFL Can-Do Statements  http://www.actfl.org/publications/guidelines-and-manuals/ncssfl-actfl-can-do-statements

 
Can-Do Statements help language learners identify what they need to do to function at a specific level of proficiency. The statements also help educators plan curriculum, units of instruction, and daily lessons to help learners improve their performance and reach a targeted level of proficiency.  These statements can be downloaded at this website.

Keyword:  teacher tool

 

Network of Business Language Educators (NOBLE)  http://nble.org

 

NOBLE  is a professional learning community working to better prepare students for the global workplace. It offers resources for business language materials, intercultural competence, and international business education. NOBLE also compiles resources on language study for specific purposes and supports faculty teaching in these areas.

 

Keyword:  business, language for specific purposes


Newseum | Today´s Front Page           http://www.newseum.org/todaysfrontpages/flash

 
The Newseum displays the original, unedited front page of daily newspapers anywhere in the world. This site makes it easy to see how various countries or cities are treating an event or story. 

Keyword: reading

 

The Newspaper Clipping Generator   https://www.fodey.com/generators/newspaper/snippet.asp

 

At this free site users can generate newspaper clippings, a movie clapper board and other stylized text. Text is limited in length, but it is easy to customize the name of the paper, date, headline, story and add images.

 

Keyword:   reading, writing

 

Newspapers @ The Paperboy.com       http://www.thepaperboy.com/index.cfm

ThePaperboy.com provides links to thousands of online newspapers from around the world. There is a RSS feed.

Keyword: reading

Olga's Gallery - Online Art Museum http://www.abcgallery.com

 

Olga´s Gallery offers a comprehensive collection of more than 10,000 works of art. This online gallery is searchable by artist, country and movement. In addition, the works of art can be searched according to world literature, classical mythology and religious themes.

Keyword: art

 

Path 2 Proficiency http://www.path2proficiency.com/


The Path 2 Proficiency site is designed to be a platform developed by teachers for teachers. This site offers a series of blogs by world language educators providing insights on a variety of topics such as planning, the learning environment, the learning experience, performance and feedback, learning tools, collaboration, and professionalism.


Keyword:  professional resource

 

PBL in the TL       http://www.pblinthetl.com

 

This blog offers ideas for integrating Project-Based Learning in the world language classroom: example projects, lessons, driving questions, and reflection.

 

Keyword:  professional resource


Piktochart:  Infographic and Graphic Design for Non-Designers    http://piktochart.com

Piktochart helps users create and share infographics.  There are two plans available:  Forever Free with limited themes and branded Piktochart at no charge or Pro for Education with over a 100 themes, additional graphics and no Piktochart branding at $39.99 per year.

Keyword:  teacher tool

Popplet     http://popplet.com

Popplet is an online tool that can be used to capture and organize idea.  It allows users to visualize ideas by brainstorming and creating mind-maps, graphic organizers, timelines and many other forms of visual organization.  Popplet also offers an iPad app available for $4.99 in the iTunes App Store.

Keyword:  app

 
QR Voice http://qrvoice.net

QR Voice is a free tool that can be used to create QR codes that will play a short audio message when scanned. Type in your message or click on the microphone icon to create your QR code. All messages, whether spoken or written, are limited to 100 characters. QR Voice is available in 40 languages including Spanish andPortuguese. Students can access these messages with a smartphone or other device with a QR code scanner. QR codes can be used to link to videos, slide shows, photos, vocabulary pronunciation practice, homework assignments, individualized help, reminders, listening scavenger hunts, blogs, newspaper articles and more. QR codes can also be created at the following websites: http://www.qrstuff.com/ and http://www.qurify.com/en/

Keyword:  teacher tool

QuestGarden        http://questgarden.com

This site is a resource for teachers who want to use WebQuests in their classes. QuestGarden offers WebQuest creation tools, step by step guidance through the process of creating a WebQuest as well as the opportunity to copy and modify an existing WebQuest . The original authorship of the modified WebQuest is maintained. QuestGarden also facilitates collaboration among teachers who wish to work together to create WebQuests. There is an extensive library of existing WebQuests available for anyone to use. This site does require a $20 two year subscription although access to the library of WebQuests is available to non-subscribers.

Keyword:  teacher tool

Quia     http://www.quia.com

Quia allows users to create educational games, quizzes, class Web pages, and surveys. There is a sharing feature which gives access to thousand of activities and quizzes created by classroom teachers. Quia does have a $49 yearly subscription price. A 30 day free trial is offered.

Keyword:  teacher tool

QuickVoice   http://www.nfinityinc.com/

QuickVoice is a full-featured iPhone/iPad/iPod voice recorder. Record ideas, voice memos, voice email, dictation, lists, meetings, classes, or entire lectures! This app is free and may be downloaded from the iTunes App Store for $2.99.

Keyword:  app

Readlang         http://readlang.com

Readlang is an online reader which allows users to import text from any website. Once a text is imported, the reader may click on any word for a translation. Any words that needed to be translated are added to a spaced repetition flashcard system which helps the reader learn the new words. Readlang operates with a wide variety of languages including Spanish and Portuguese.

Keyword: reading

ReadWriteThink: Comic Creator         http://www.readwritethink.org/files/resources/interactives/comic/

At this site students can create and print an original cartoon in any language. Templates for cartoon formats, backgrounds, people, objects, speech bubbles are provided. ReadWriteThink.org is a website developed by the International Reading Association, the National Council of Teachers of English with support from the Verizon Foundation.

Keyword: student tool

Reading in a Foreign Language  http://nflrc.hawaii.edu/rfl/

Reading in a Foreign Language is a refereed journal published online twice a year in April and October by the University of Hawaii. It is an excellent source for the latest developments in the field of foreign language reading. The journal is sponsored by the National Foreign Language Resource Center (NFLRC), the University of Hawai‘i College of Languages, Linguistics and Literature, and the University of Hawai‘i Department of Second Language Studies. There is no subscription fee to readers of the journal.

Keyword:  journal

Resources | CERCLL http://www.cercll.arizona.edu/resources#

The Center for Educational Resources in Culture, Language and Literacy at the University of Arizona has created an impressive list of web resources which can be used in teaching and learning languages as well as tools that can be used for creating materials.  There is also a downloadable pdf version with a complete list of the links.

Keyword:  professional resource

 

Resources and ideas for language teachers   http://neiljones.org/

 

This website was created and is maintained by Neil Jones, an educator from London.  He is interested in the use of technology and incorporating cultural understanding.  The lessons he posts reflect this interest and include videos, listening handouts and PowerPoint presentations.

 

Keyword:  teacher tool

 
Rhyming Dictionary: Spanish, French, Portuguese, etc     http://www.alcor.com.au/rhyming_dictionary.asp

 A rhyming dictionary is designed to help you find the rhyme for a word.  The online Portuguese and Spanish Rhyming Dictionaries are free to use online.  Students who are working on creative projects such as songs and poems will find these dictionaries very helpful.

 

Keyword: dictionary

 

 

Rich Internet Applications from CLEAR     http://clear.msu.edu/teaching/online/ria/scenarios.php

 

This website has a chart listing some common classroom scenarios paired with the available Rich Internet Applications that can be used to address these scenarios.  Use this chart when preparing activities for students, when thinking about how to differentiate  classroom activities or for ideas on how to address learning challenges that students may be facing.

Keyword:  teacher tool

Rich Internet Applications for Language Learning from CLEAR       http://clear.msu.edu/teaching/online/ria/

This website describes the Rich Internet Applications for Language Learning that have been developed by CLEAR. In addition to learning about these applications, users can access available RIA documentation, video tutorials, user forums as well as suggest a RIA to be developed.  These RIA tools have been designed with foreign language learners in mind. They are an invaluable resource in developing  classroom activities and materials, especially in a BYOT environment or under a 1:1 initiative.

Keyword:  teacher tool

Save YouTube - Free Online YouTube Downloader           http://savemedia.com

At this website you can download YouTube videos to save on your computer. There is no charge for this service and the directions are very clear and easy to follow. The Free YouTube downloader will also download videos to mp3, mpeg, avi, wmv, mov and other formats.

Keyword:  teacher tool

Scola     
www.scola.org.

SCOLA, a non-profit educational organization, receives and re-transmits television programming from around the world in native languages. Other language learning content is also offered on Scola´s website. Universities, Colleges, K-12 schools, cable systems, government language schools and individuals use SCOLA content for current news, language study and cultural enhancement. A subscription is required to use Scola programming.

Keyword: listening

Share My Lesson - Free K-12 Resources By Teachers, For Teachers       http://www.sharemylesson.com

This website was developed by teachers for teachers and offers a place where educators can share their very best teaching resources. There is a significant resource bank for Common Core State Standards, covering all aspects of the standards, from advice and guides to help with dedicated resources that support the standards. Although resources can be downloaded and shared free of charge, users are required to join Share My Lesson. Share My Lesson was developed by the American Federation of Teachers and TES Connect, the largest network of teachers in the world.

Keyword:  lesson plans

ShowMe     http://www.showme.com

ShowMe allows users to turn their iPads into a personal interactive whiteboard to record voice-over tutorials and share them online.  ShowMe is free and available at the iTunes App Store.

Keyword:  app

 
Skills for Success in Multinational Business http://hrd.apec.org/index.php/Skills_for_Success_in_Multinational_Business

The Center for Applied Linguistics (CAL) has created this wiki to help aspiring young people explore the knowledge, skills, and attitudes that they need on their path to becoming the multinational business leaders of the future.

Keyword: student tool

Skype in the classroom http://education.skype.com

 
Skype in the classroom is a free community to help teachers everywhere use Skype to help their students learn. It’s a place for teachers to connect with each other, find partner classes and collaborate on projects. The resource section of Skype in the classroom is a huge, shareable library of teaching ideas with videos, links and tips.

Keyword:  teacher tool

 

SLA-VanPatten | CeLTA Language Learner Training   http://learninglanguages.celta.msu.edu/sla-vanpatten/

Dr. Bill VanPatten presented two back-to back 50-minute sessions titled What Everyone Should Know about Second Language Acquisition at the 2013 Michigan World Language Association Conference.  These sessions provided a hands-on and up-to-date refresher course on second language acquisition and its relationship to second language teaching. Michigan State University’s Center for Language Teaching Advancement has divided the two sessions into a series of 6 short videos.  Each video is accompanied by a short pre/post viewing quiz and discussion questions as well as a reading list of recommended resources.  Among the topics addressed are the nature of language (representation and skill), how representation develops, how skill develops, what learners bring to the task of acquisition, why the explicit teaching and learning of language has limited effect on development, as well as other topics. Dr VanPatten is a professor of Spanish and Second Language Studies and an affiliate faculty member of the Cognitive Science Program at Michigan State University as well as the author of many books and articles about second language acquisition.

Keyword:  professional resource

Socrative | Student Response System    http://www.socrative.com

 

Socrative is a student response system that allows teachers to engage their students with a series of educational exercises and games. Student can respond to multiple choice, true/false items and short answer questions.  Answers can be captured in real-time and Socrative canl also aggregate and grade pre-made activities. Socrative is available at the iTunes App Store, Google Play and the Windows Store devices.

Keyword:  app

Spanish and Portuguese Review       http://www.aatsp.org/

 

Spanish and Portuguese Review is a new graduate student journal offered by the American Association of Teachers of Spanish and Portuguese.  Starting in October 2015 submissions of original, unpublished manuscripts on culture, film, linguistics, literature, pedagogy, second language acquisition, translation and other areas related to the study or teaching of Spanish and Portuguese languages and cultures will be accepted.  Please check the website for author guidelines and information on how to submit.

 

Keywords:  professional resource, journal

Storybird       
http://storybird.com/teachers/

 

Storybird provides artwork from illustrators and animators to inspire writers to turn those images into stories.

Keyword: writing

Students Abroad     https://travel.state.gov/content/studentsabroad/en.html

 

The U.S. State Department has launched a new website and mobile friendly resource that provides a range of vital information related to study abroad. By using clear and useful search options, students, study abroad professionals and parents can locate pertinent information, including webpages dedicated to searching for study abroad country destinations, country-specific visa information, scholarship opportunities, featured study abroad news articles, travel alerts and warnings, as well as links for students who are already abroad.

 

Keyword:  travel

Super Teacher Tools     http://www.superteachertools.com/

SuperTeacherTools.com provides technology tools that are quick and easy to download, learn, and start using in the classroom. There are a variety of review games, classroom management software, and other miscellaneous tools. Review games include Classroom Jeopardy, Speed Match quiz maker, Who Wants to be a Millionaire and Board Game. A seating chart generator, group maker, random name generator and countdown timer are offered as classroom management tools. Everything on the website is free.

Keyword:  teacher tool

Tagxedo - Word Cloud with Style    http://www.tagxedo.com

 

Tagxedo is an online computer app that turns words into word clouds.  Words vary in size according to how frequently they appear in the body of the text that has been converted to a word cloud.

 

Keywords:  teacher tool, student tool


TeachersPayTeachers.com - An Open Marketplace for Original Lesson Plans and Other Teaching Resources        http://www.teacherspayteachers.com/

TeachersPayTeachers.com is an online marketplace where teachers buy and sell original downloadable educational materials, hard goods and used educational resources. There are lesson plans, activities, exams and quizzes, worksheets, white board activities, PowerPoints and more.

Keyword:  teacher tool

Teacher Training Videos created by Russell Stannard      http://www.teachertrainingvideos.com

This website offers an extensive collection of videos explaining to teachers how they can use different technological tools in their teaching.

Keyword:  professional resource

Technology & Language Learning     http://pilarmunday.com


This blog offers a collection of presentations that demonstrate how technology can be used to engage and motivate students.Topics include the following web tools—mobile apps to learn languages like Duolingo, blogs,Twitter, Google Docs, Google Sites, Ning—as well as integrating content into Blackboard and the use of other Web 2.0 tools.  This blog is maintained by Pilar Munday, professor of Spanish at Sacred Heart University in Connecticut.


Keyword:  teacher tool

 

Tecla  http://www.mecd.gob.es/reinounido/publicaciones-materiales/publicaciones.html


Tecla is an electronic magazine published monthly during the school year by the Consejería de Educación (Embajada de España). Each issue has 3 articles ranging in levels of difficulty from beginner to advanced. Each article has several exercises and activities for practice and extension. Articles and accompanying materials are downloadable in pfd format.

Keyword: reading


Ten Ways to Turn Lessons into Games      http://iteslj.org/Techniques/Jones-LessonsIntoGames.html

 
At this site Tamara Jones describes ten generic games that can be adapted to suit almost any review lesson and any language. In addition to describing how to prepare any materials needed for the games and how to play the games, Ms. Jones also offers suggested uses for each game.

Keyword:  teacher tool

 

Textivate       http://www.textivate.com

Textivate is a web application which allows users to automatically create and share a number of interactive browser-based activities based on any text of up to 500 words. Activities can be made public, shareable, private or MySite. MySite activities are designed to be accessed only via a website or domain specified by the contributor. There is no charge to use the textivate website.

Keyword:  teacher tool

The Center for Advanced Research on Language Acquisition   http://www.carla.umn.edu/assessment/vac/index.html

CARLA’s Virtual Assessment Center (VAC) is a series of web-based learning modules that provides teachers with background information, step-by-step guidance, and many practical resources on developing proficiency-based second language assessments for the classroom.

Keyword:  professional resource

 

The Comprehensible Classroom        http://martinabex.com

 

Martina Bex has posted numerous activities, story scripts, assessments, lesson plans and more for the TPRS/CI classroom.

 

Keyword: professional resource


The FLTmag http://fltmag.com/

 

FLTMAG is an online magazine about the use of technology in the world language classroom.  Topics covered include emerging technologies, books, classroom projects, institutional initiatives, conference and symposiums and language centers worldwide.  FLTMAG is published quarterly by the Anderson Language Technology Center (ALTEC) at the University of Colorado.  There is no charge to access issues of the FLTMAG.

 

Keyword:  professional resource

 

Tools for Formative Assessment  http://www.levy.k12.fl.us/instruction/Instructional_Tools/60formativeassessment.pdf

 

This is a pdf describing 60 tools for formative assessments, techniques to check for understanding and processing activities.  K. Lambert of OCPS Curriculum Services (Levy County Schools in Florida) complied this list of valuable tools.

 

Keyword:  teacher tool

 

Top 100 Language Blogs 2010 http://en.bab.la/news/top-100-language-blogs-2010

 
At this site you will find the top 100 Language Blogs for 2010. This blog competition is hosted annually by bab.la and Lexiophiles. The topics of these outstanding language blogs include language learning, language teaching, language technology and language professionals.

Keyword:  professional resource

Venn Diagram   http://www.readwritethink.org/classroom-resources/student-interactives/venn-diagram-30973.html

This interactive tool allows students to organize information logically by creating venn diagrams that contain three overlapping circles.

Keyword: student tool

 

Visuals for Foreign Language Instruction          http://digital.library.pitt.edu/v/visuals/

This website offers more than 460 illustrations that can be used to have students support instructional describe objects and people or entire events and situations. The illustrations are drawn with details that are sure to amuse students and stimulate conversations. Alec Sarkas is the artist of all the illustrations.

Keyword:  teacher tool

Vocabulary activities        http://www.teachingenglish.org.uk/try/activities/vocabulary-activities

More than 20 activities to help students learn vocabulary are described at this website. Although this site was created for English teachers, many of these activities could be adapted for the language student. This web site is produced by the British Council with content and editorial support from the British Broadcasting Corporation.

Keyword:  teacher tool

 

Vocabulary Man | Aquinas Grammar   http://aquinasgrammar.com/2011/10/hombre-de-vocabulario/  

 

Inside each body part of the vocabulary man is a vocabulary learning or review activity.  A long list of suggested activities for the Vocabulary Man can be found at https://sites.google.com/a/dunkerton.k12.ia.us/sramcd/vocab-man-options.  Vocabulary Man  was created by Mrs. Kim Rhodes, Spanish teacher at Deep Run High School, Glen Allen, VA.

Keyword:  teacher tool

 

Vocaroo | Online voice recorder        http://vocaroo.com/


Vocaroo is a free, online audio recording app. It does require the use of a computer microphone,  Messages can be shared with others via email, QR codes or embedded in a webpage. Vocaroo does not allow for the creations of login accounts.  Therefore, no work can be saved or edited.


Keyword:  app


VoiceThread   http://voicethread.com


The VoiceThread application allows users to create and share dynamic conversations using documents, snapshots, diagrams and videos. Participants in the conversation can talk, type, and draw right on the screen. This app is available for Mac and PC.  Users can purchase a K-12 subscription at $79 per year for 50 students.  There is a VoiceThread Mobile App that allows iPad, iPhone, or iPod Touch users to create, comment, edit, and share VoiceThreads. This app is free and is available in the iTunes App store.

Keyword: app

Voki for education         
http://www.voki.com

This is a new website for teachers who wish to use vokis in their instruction. A voki is a computer generated avatar that can speak. The Voki for education site offers help in creating a voki and suggestions for using vokis in the classroom. There is also a discussion forum and a lesson plan database.

 

Keyword:  teacher tool

 

 

Web2 - 4 Language Teachers - iPad apps     http://web2-4languageteachers.wikispaces.com/iPad+apps

In her wiki Kristyn Paul has grouped iPad apps according to task types--white boards/presentations, voice recorders, podcasting, voice + writing/drawing, voice + video, speaking, story makers, and more.  She has a brief description of what the apps can do, how much they cost, what age they are appropriate for, how useful they are and how easy they are to use.

Keyword:  app

WeSpeke | Free online network to learn and practice languages                                    http://en-us.wespeke.com

 

WeSpeke is a global online platform designed for language and cultural exchange. By using WeSpeke, learners can build language skills conversing with native speakers by way of text chat, audio chat and video. WeSpeke brings individual users together based on complementary language interests and common life interests. (e.g. travel, books, music, food, sports, etc.).  WeSpeke was founded in 2010 by Mike Elchik and Dr. Jaime Carbonell, Director the Language Technologies Institute at Carnegie Mellon University.  There is no charge to use WeSpeke.

 

Keyword:  student tool

 

Word Reference     www.wordreference.com/

 
What makes this online dictionary outstanding are the language forums linked to the dictionary entries. Native speakers from around the world participate in these forums and are excellent sources of information.

Keyword: dictionary

WordItOut - Generate word clouds http://worditout.com

WordItOut is a tool that can be used to generate word clouds. There are many custom settings that you can use to make your word clouds unique. WordItOut is free to use. No sign up is required.

Keyword:  teacher tool

Wordle - Beautiful Word Clouds  http://www.wordle.net

Wordle is a tool that can be used to create word clouds from text that you provide. You can tweak your clouds with different fonts, layouts, and color schemes and you can print your images. There is no charge to use Wordle.

Keyword:  teacher tool

 

World Digital Library    https://www.wdl.org/en/

 

The World Digital Library (WDL) is a project of the U.S. Library of Congress, with support of the United Nations Educational, Cultural and Scientific Organization (UNESCO), and in cooperation with libraries, archives, museums, educational institutions, and international organizations from around the world.  The WDL makes available on the Internet, free of charge and in multilingual format, significant primary materials from all countries and cultures.

 

Keyword:  culture


Worldlanguageresources    http://worldlanguageresources.wikispaces.com/

This is a wiki where teachers can share resources with each other. Most of the resources are links to Internet sites.

Keyword:  teacher tool

The World in panoramic     http://viewat.org/

This website was developed with the idea of creating a virtual space where anybody can upload their photographs in panoramic format and relate them to the place where they were taken. Many of these shots were taken in Spain and other Spanish speaking countries. Unfortunately, the search function does not work well. Instead, click on the authors at the top of the page and browse through the list of more than 600 photographers.

Keyword: culture 

World Maps – Geography online games http://www.sheppardsoftware.com/Geography.htm

This website has a wealth of map activities about countries, regions, cities, rivers and bays. There are several levels of difficulty for these activities: Tutorial, Beginner, Intermediate and Expert. Once a player masters the Expert level, he or she may continue on to the Explorer, Geographer or Cartographer levels. Games are played by clicking on correct locations, matching capital with country names or dragging countries on to a map. 

Keyword: student tool

Zamzar        http://www.zamzar.com/

Zamzar offers free online file conversion. Songs, videos, images and documents can be converted into dozens of different file formats. One of the most valuable services is that Zamzar can convert YouTube videos into a format that will allow downloading and saving to a desktop.

Keyword:  teacher tool  

 

Portuguese

 

BBC Brasil      http://www.bbc.co.uk/portuguese/

 

This is the Portuguese language site for the BBC World News service with focus upon Brazil and Portugal. RSS feed is available. 

 

Keyword: current events

 

BBC - Languages – Portuguese         http://www.bbc.co.uk/languages/portuguese/

At this site there are links to Portuguese Quick Fix (essential phrases in Portuguese), Talk Portuguese (an introduction to the language in ten short parts with slide shows and video clips set in Portugal and Brazil and useful phrases with sound and quizzes) and the opportunity to subscribe to the monthly BBC Languages newsletter which features current highlights from the Languages site.

Keyword: student tool

Best Portuguese Web Sites   http://www.uni.edu/becker/PortugueseWebsites.html

Jim Becker, Professor Emeritus at the University of Northern Iowa, has created an extensive collection of annotated Portuguese web resources.

Keyword:  teacher tool

Café Brasil podcast                                 http://www.portalcafebrasil.com.br/todos/podcasts/Café Brasil  

 

 

This weekly podcast covers a wide range of subjects along with lots of music. Each episode is about 25 minutes in length and provides entertaining listening practice for intermediate and advanced students. Listen to this podcast online at the website or subscribe via iTunes or RSS feed.

 

Keyword: listening

 

 

ClicaBrasil         http://www.laits.utexas.edu/clicabrasil/

 

ClicaBrasil offers a series of lessons for intermediate-level students of Portuguese. Aspects of Brazilian culture are highlighted by lesson topics and by the use of videos of Brazilians from all walks of life talking about their lives, their country, and their numerous activities. All lessons integrate reading, writing, listening comprehension, grammar, vocabulary, oral communication, and cultural activities, using the videos and PDF files as points of departure.

 

Keyword: classroom materials

 
Conversa Brasileira    
http://www.coerll.utexas.edu/brazilpod/cob/

Conversa Brasileira offers a compilation of brief video clips in which Brazilians talk about a whole series of different topics, everything from hobbies to shopping for friends who are going to visit. Each video offers closed captioning and PDF notes, transcripts and translations as well as a user discussion blog. This site provides listening practice for intermediate and advanced students of Portuguese. Listen to this podcast online at the website or subscribe via iTunes or RSS feed.

Keyword: listening

Free eBooks for your iPad, smartphone or eBook reader     http://manybooks.net/

Matthew McClintock maintains this site which offers 27,035 free ebooks in 35 languages. Many of these ebooks are from 2003 Project Gutenberg. There are 372 titles available in Portuguese. This site has a RSS feed.

Keyword: reading

Jornal de Notícias                   http://www.jn.pt/paginainicial/

 

This is a Portuguese news site with articles, videos, editorials, and more. This news site provides authentic material for in class or out of class work for intermediate to advanced language learners.

 

Keyword:  current events

 

Learn Portuguese | Conjuguemos      www.Conjuguemos.com

Conjuguemos.com is an online workbook which stores practice activities such as verb conjugation, vocabulary and grammar graded activities, flashcards, crosswords, worksheets and other printable resources. Teachers can create their own activities and quizzes.

Keyword:  teacher tool

LibriVox          http://librivox.org/

LibriVox´s goal is to make all public domain books available as free audio books. Several Portuguese books have been recorded. To find these, go to http://librivox.org/newcatalog and click on the advanced search and select Portuguese as the search option. These Portuguese recordings are also available as free podcasts on iTunes. Go to the iTunes Store and search for LibriVox Portuguese. 

Keyword: listening

Língua da gente http://linguadagente.coerll.utexas.edu

 

Língua de gente is a new Portuguese podcast series launched by the Center for Open Educational Resources and Language Learning (COERLL) at the University of Texas.  Nearly 50 audio lessons are available, including the lesson audio, dialogue audio and dialogue transcripts and translations.  Each lesson includes a brief dialogue based on a common situation that might be encountered in the Lusophone world.  In addition to the free podcast lessons, COERLL has partnered with OpenLanguage.com to provide Língua da gente materials for the tablet or mobile device. The COERLL lessons are free, but with a subscription to OpenLanguage.com, learners will receive additional resources for mobile learning (e.g. lesson exercises and flashcards).  Go to a http://openlanguage.com/library/learn-portuguese/24/latest for more information.

 

Keyword:  listening

 

Lingro: The coolest dictionary known to hombre!   http://lingro.com/

At Lingro users can enter a website address to make all the words on that web page clickable. Clicking on an unknown word will open a translation of the word. Lingro´s dictionaries are available in eleven languages, including Portuguese. Lingro also creates a list of websites visited as well as a personal word list which provides content for a flashcard game.

Keyword: dictionary

Português Língua Estrangeira e Segunda     http://br.groups.yahoo.com/group/portuguesle2/

This group is for all persons interested in promoting the teaching of Portuguese as a second language. The language of the group is Portuguese.

Keyword:  professional resource

Portuguese Language News and Magazines   http://libguides.mit.edu/content.php?pid=146063&sid=1247900

This website of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology libraries offers an extensive collection of links to electronic journals, newspapers and magazines in Portuguese. 

Keyword: reading

Portuguese Word of the Day        http://www.bitesizedlanguages.com/wod/r/portuguese

Register for free and Bitesized Languages will e-mail you a Portuguese word of the day with an example sentence. You may also choose to receive your word of the day via Twitter or RSS feed.

Keyword:  student tool

Rádio ONU        http://www.unmultimedia.org/radio/portuguese/

This is the Portuguese language site for United Nations Radio. Each story can be listened to online or downloaded and saved. RSS feed is available.

Keyword: listening

Realia Resources | Portuguese http://www.ielanguages.com/realia/Portuguese/

This is a collection of 29 pieces of realia collected in Lisbon, Portugal in October 2010. This collection can be downloaded into a zip file.

Keyword:  teacher tool

Tá Falado        http://www.coerll.utexas.edu/brazilpod/tafalado/

This website offers 46 podcast lessons that cover the pronunciation and grammar of Portuguese and are specifically designed to help those who already speak Spanish. The lessons are built around dialogs performed by two Portuguese speakers. These dialogs are repeated in Spanish, thereby providing a direct comparison of the two languages. All lessons include downloadable PDF files with the transcripts and notes, mp3 audio files, and blog discussions. All of the dialogs present cultural scenarios that illustrate differences between North American and Brazilian culture. 

Keyword: classroom materials

TareasPlus em Portugues        https://www.youtube.com/user/TareasplusPortugues    

TareasPlus offers high-quality math, science, business, technology and language instructional videos in Spanish. At present there are more than 1130 videos available. Many of these videos may be used without a fee.  There is a TareasPlus app available in the iTunes App Store and Google Play.

Keyword: cross-curricular

Verbix – conjugate Portuguese verbs           http://www.verbix.com/languages/portuguese.shtml

 

The goal of Verbix, an independent non-profit organization, is to promote and protect linguistic diversity. This site offers free verb conjugations for hundreds of languages, ranging from national and international languages to regional and even extinct languages.

Keyword: student tool

 

Spanish

 

9letras            https://9letras.wordpress.com

 

9letras is a blog by Alberto Albarca Fillet of Huesca, Spain.  Alberto shares his free elementary Spanish resources along with a huge number of printable activities for young learners.

 

Keyword:  elementary grades

 

A Green Mouse  https://agreenmouse.com/

 

This  website was created in 2012 and shares French and Spanish video resources and language practice for children.  The resources include French and Spanish stories, grammar, topics and activities aimed at children at beginner and intermediate levels.  There is no charge to the website and it also has its own youtube channel at http://www.youtube.com/user/AGREENMOUSE1

 

Keyword:  elementary grades, classroom materials


A Media Voz: Spanish Poetry Website        http://amediavoz.com

This website offers access to a comprehensive selection of poems from Spanish and Latin American poets as well as Spanish translations of major poets from other countries. The poems are indexed by poet name and in many cases there is an audio file available, often of the poet reading his or her poem. 

 

Keyword: reading

 

Abanico Internacional | Sitio para comunicarnos en español y explorar las culturas de los hispanohablantes    http://abanicointernacional.com

 

Abanico Internacional is a blog dedicated to the exchanges of ideas and resources about the AP Spanish Language and Culture exam.  The blog is organized according to the six AP themes and essential questions.  Students are encouraged to interact with  each other by commenting on resources.  This blog is maintained by Dr. Amy E. Gregory of the University of Tennessee.

Keyword: classroom materials

 

ABC.es: Noticias de España y del mundo      http://www.abc.es/ 

 

This site offers ABC news from Spain and around the world in Spanish.

 

Keyword: current events

 

Acceso   http://acceso.ku.edu

The University of Kansas Collaborative Digital Spanish Project Acceso is an interactive curriculum for intermediate-level learners of Spanish. The materials on this site are provided freely to the public and are supplemented by an online workbook as well as detailed lesson plans, rubrics for the evaluation of student work, and reliable instruments for measuring student progress and learning outcomes.

Keyword: classroom materials

Acti / España: Revista de Auxiliares de Conversación          http://www.mecd.gob.es/reinounido/publicaciones-materiales/publicaciones.html

Acti/España is an annual publication of the Conserjería de Educación that offers  a collection of engaging classroom activities appropriate for beginning, intermediate and advanced students.  Each issue has 6 activities for each level of student.  Activities and accompanying materials are available for download in pdf format.  Recently the URL for this website has not been active.  You can find pdf copies of Acti/España to download by doing a Google search.

Keyword: classroom materials

 

Actividades Infantiles y Educacion Preescolar en Primera Escuela          http://primeraescuela.com/

 

Primera Escuela offers engaging pre-school activities and materials in Spanish. There are worksheets, pages to color, puzzles, games, stories and more, all covering a wide range of topics from art appreciation to transportation and all directed at pre-school children ages 2 to 6 years old. Most of these resources can be downloaded without charge.

Keyword: elementary grades

Advanced Spanish Worksheets & Resources for Teachers and Students | Free Spanish Learning Resources

 http://spanish-resources.com/level/advanced/channel/ap_spanish_practice_exams-2514

 

This website offers a comprehensive  collection of practice activities appropriate for AP and advanced students arranged by skill and topic.  Open Exam and Schoolshape are the publishers of this website.

 

Keyword:  student tool, teacher tool

 

America Reads Spanish 2.0          http://www.americareadsspanish.org/

The Spanish Institute for Foreign Trade (ICEX) and the Spanish Association of Publishers Guilds (FGEE) have developed the campaign America Reads Spanish, aimed to increase the use and reading of Spanish through the thousands of libraries, schools and book stores of the US. At the America Reads Spanish website you can learn about recently published books, listen to interviews with authors and hear Hispanic celebrities discuss reading in Spanish in the U.S. as well as sign up for the free America Reads Spanish newsletter.

Keyword: reading 


Anthology of Spanish Poetry         http://users.ipfw.edu/jehle/poetry.htm


More than 25 poets from the 13th through the 19th centuries are represented in this collection of Spanish poetry. The poems are listed chronologically by author and alphabetically by the first line. After each poem there is information on the rhyme and number of syllables per line to help the reader appreciate some of the technical aspects of Spanish poetry. Also there are guidelines describing assonance and how to count the number of syllables in a line of poetry as well as with practice activities.

Keyword: reading

Antonio Luna - Relax & Learn  http://www.antonioluna.org/

 

Antonio Luna, the author of this blog, is experienced IB educator. He offers extensive resources for MYP Spanish, Spanish ab Initio and Spanish B.

 

Keyword:  classroom materials, teacher tool


Aprende español callejeando por Madrid   www.palabraspormadrid.blogspot.com


This Spanish-language blog provides an excellent source of short, authentic reading material by focusing on signs in Madrid.  The signs that share a common theme are grouped into sets and each set is accompanied by a discussion of the linguistic and cultural information illustrated.    Marisa Cornado, instructor at Escuela Oficial de Idiomas de Madrid-Goya, created and maintains this blog.

Keyword: reading

Aprender español con delearte             http://www.delearte.com/

 

This website offers a variety of activities covering cultural information, grammar, reading comprehension, vocabulary and listening.  Short videos as well readings giving additional information supplement the activities.

 

Keyword:  student tool

 

Aprendemos juntos       http://aprendemosjuntos.weebly.com/index.html

This website has a variety of resources for students and teachers:  listening and reading exercises, cultural readings, links to vocabulary activities, grammar lessons, videos, games, links to other resources and more.

Keyword: classroom materials

 

ARASAAC Graphic Resources  http://arasaac.org/catalogos.php

 

This website offers a number of Creative Commons clipart items made available by courtesy of the Department of Education, Culture and Sports of the Aragonese Government.

 

Keyword:  classroom materials 


Archive of Hispanic Literature on Tape   http://www.loc.gov/collections/archive-of-hispanic-literature-on-tape/about-this-collection/

 

The Library of Congress has launched an online selection of recordings from its "Archive of Hispanic Literature on Tape," a series of over 700 audio recordings from renowned poets and prose writers in their native languages. Thirty-two different countries are represented in the 50 new digitized recordings that were previously only available on site at the library.

 

Keyword:  listening


Audiria    www.audiria.com

 

Audiria offers free daily podcasts which are organized into the following channels: beginners, songs, grammar, culture, pictures, books, press, short scenes, daily scenes, TV, radio, movies, history, art, and Don Quijote. The podcasts are also grouped by levels of difficulty and each podcast has a script which may be downloaded as well as exercises and activities. Audiria has a RSS feed.

 

Keyword: listening

 

Aula de El Mundo        http://www.elmundo.es/aula/laminas.html

 

This web page is part of Spain´s El Mundo newspaper website Here you can find several láminas covering a wide range of topics. A lámina is a graphic with text used to illustrate or offer additional information about a news story. These láminas can be downloaded and used for authentic thematic readings.

 

Keyword: reading

 

Aula Intercultural    http://aulaintercultural.org

 

Aula Intercultural is a website for Spanish language learners that promotes interculturality and appreciation of and respect for multiculturalism.  Here educators can learn about good practices, access materials, and stay up-to-date with the latest news about multiculturalism in Spain.

 

Keyword:  classroom materials, teacher tool


Authentic Spanish Language and Pedagogy http:/authenticspanishlanguageandpedagogy.blogspot.com/


Authentic Spanish Language and Pedagogy offers a collection of videos of native Spanish speakers. The videos are grouped by level and topic and are appropriate for novice to advanced level students. This blog has been created by Karen Schairer and Benning Tieke, professors at Northern Arizona University.

Keyword: listening

 

Ayudas gráficas        http://www.eduplace.com./graphicorganizer/spanish/

 

Here you will find a collection of 37 free graphic organizers with student directions and graphic organizer text in Spanish. There is a good variety of organizers including Venn diagrams, time lines, KWL charts. Permission is given to download, print and copy these pages for classroom use.

 

Keyword:  teacher tool

 

Bablingua         http://www.bablingua.com/

Laura García and Álvaro Mediavilla, teachers from Spain, founded Bablingua to create videos that showcase Spain and that are interesting and understandable for a student learning Spanish. Each video comes with activities to help with lesson planning, a forum for exchanging ideas with other teachers and vocabulary cards to use to reinforce the words learned. Videos may be purchased by opening a school account for $325 per year which offers unlimited access to all current materials. In addition, individuals may purchase these resources with prices ranging from as little as $1 for an Icebreaker video (1 to 8 minutes in length on a variety of topics designed to accommodate different learning levels) to as much as $35 for the DVD-Teacher’s Book package.

Keyword: classroom materials

BBC Mundo | Estudio Abierto       http://news.bbc.co.uk/hi/spanish/forums/estudio_abierto/default.stm

BBC Estudio Abierto offers a collection of interactive interviews with noted personalities. Listeners are invited to participate in the interviews via online chat. There are extensive archives of past interviews from Estudio Abierto and Estudio 834, the name of this program before it became interactive. These interviews are appropriate listening practice for intermediate high to advanced students.

Keyword: listening

BBC – Languages – El Mensual       http://www.bbc.co.uk/languages/spanish/news/

El Mensual is a free intermediate audio magazine which incorporates reports from BBC Mundo plus other materials. All reports can be browsed by topic or language focus (vocabulary, functions, parts of speech). Many of the articles are accompanied by vocabulary, quizzes and/or audio clips.

Keyword: listening

BBC – Languages – Spanish    http://www.bbc.co.uk/languages/spanish/

At this site there are links to Spanish Quick Fix (essential phrases in Spanish), Talk Spanish (an introduction to the language in ten short parts with slide shows and video clips and useful phrases with sound and quizzes), the opportunity to subscribe to the monthly BBC Languages newsletter which features current highlights from the Languages site and more.

Keyword: student tool

BBC Mundo        http://www.bbc.co.uk/mundo/

This is the Spanish language site for the BBC World News service with focus upon Spain and Latin America. RSS feed is available.

Keyword: current events

  

BBC Primary Languages http://www.bbc.co.uk/schools/primarylanguages/spanish

This website has short lessons with audio as well as games where children ages 5-11 can learn some basic language in Spanish.

Keyword:  elementary grades

Best Spanish Websites http://www.uni.edu/becker/Spanish3.html 

 

Jim Becker, Professor Emeritus at the University of Northern Iowa, has created an extensive collection of annotated Spanish web resources.

 

Keyword:  teacher tool

Biblioteca Babab                      www.babab.com/biblioteca

 

This website features articles, music, poetry, and literature. TheBiblioteca Babab on the site has downloadable texts in PDF format of Spanish and Latin American authors.

 

Keyword:  culture


Biblioteca virtual de teatro infantil juvenil     http://www.assitej.net/biblioteca-virtual/presentacion/

 

This website offers plays as well as essays and articles about the theater and education. The works available here are suitable for young students and can be downloaded. There is no charge to use this website.

Keyword: elementary grades

Bilbao Turismo – Ayuntamiento de Bilbao    http://www.bilbao.net/bilbaoturismo/

Planning a trip to Bilbao? Find everything you need at this website to plan a perfect trip. 

 

Keyword:  travel

 

Blog de Noticias     https://es-us.noticias.yahoo.com/blogs/blog-de-noticias/

This site offers a variety of interesting blogs in Spanish:  Blog de noticias, Ciencia curiosa, El Viralero, Guía para estudiantes, Lengua viva, La Historia pendiente and Pulso USA.  Of particular interest is the Lengua viva blog with detailed word of the day entries by members of the Academia Norteamericana de la Lengua Española.

Keyword: classroom materials

 

Blog | Spanish en casa   http://spanishencasa.com/es/blog-es/

Spanish en casa offers short, engaging readings.  There are also grammatical explanations with practice exercises and some short videos. This blog has been created and is maintained by Diana, a Spanish as a second language teacher and textbook author from Barcelona. 

Keyword:  culture

BrainPOP Español http://esp.brainpop.com/

BrainPOP offers a collection of short animated films in Spanish about natural sciences, math, social studies, English, Spanish, tecnology, health art and music. These films can be used with individuals or groups to introduce new themes, explain difficult concepts or review material previously presented. Each film includes activities such as worksheets, lesson plans, experiments, mental maps. BrainPOP is a paid subscription service, but you can register for a 5 day free trial to explore it. Subscripition rates range from $150 per year for a single user to $825 per year for school-wide use.  There is also a BrainPOP Español app available at the iTunes App Store and Google Play. 

 

Keyword:  cross-curricular

 

Caminos de Seferad http://www.redjuderias.org/google/index.php?l=es

At Caminos de Seferad, visitors will find information about the history, culture and heritage of the Jews in Spain displayed in maps and timelines. The Network of Spanish Jewish Quarters, a non profit public association with the goal of protecting the Sephardic heritage in Spain, has collaborated with Google to produce this interactive multimedia experience. Visitors can opt to explore this site in Spanish or in English.

Keyword: culture 

CAPL: Culturally Authentic Pictorial Lexicon         http://capl.washjeff.edu/index.php

 

CAPL is a free, online, non-commercial visual glossary of authentic photos for language and cultural instruction. There are more than 3000 photos from Spain and Latin America. These pictures may be viewed, downloaded, linked, manipulated, copied, displayed, and redistributed free of charge for educational, non-commercial purposes as specified by the Creative Commons license . CAPL @ washjeff.edu should be cited as the source.

 

Keyword:  teacher tool

 

Caramba Kids       http://carambakids.com

 

Sing and learn in English and Spanish! Caramba Kids is a new and innovative education program based on the music of José Luis Orozco, renowned bilingual educator. Award-winning experts in animation, music, technology and early childhood development who are committed to the development of exciting educational content for children 8 and under are the developers of Caramba Kids. This website offers in English and Spanish activities (Buenos días, Diez deditos, El abecdario, Mónica, Baile de los colores, ¡Sí se puede!) with printed lyrics, information for parents and information for teachers that can be downloaded. In addition, there are links to Orozco´s materials for sale on Amazon, iTunes, CD Baby.  The songs for sale range in price from .99 for individual songs downloadable from iTunes up to $11.99 for albums from Amazon or CD Baby.


Keyword: elementary grades

Casa de Su Majestad el Rey de España            http://www.casareal.es/

 

This is the official site of the Spanish royal family offering detailed information about the members of the royal family and their activities.

 

Keyword: culture 

 

Cave of Altamira and Paleolithic Cave Art of Northern Spain   http://whc.unesco.org/en/list/310/   

This site offers a detailed history and description of the Cuevas de Altamira.

Keyword: culture

 

Centro Virtual Cervantes    http://cvc.cervantes.es/ensenanza/default.htm

 

Centro Virtual Cervantes is a website created and maintained by the Instituto Cervantes in Spain. This site has materials and activities for teachers and students of Spanish. Click on Pasatiempos de Rayuela (cvc.cervantes.es/aula/pasatiempos/default.htm) to find more than a thousand interactive games and activities organized by level of difficulty. Centro Virtual Cervantes has a RSS feed. 

Keyword: classroom materials

Children´s Books Forever        http://www.childrensbooksforever.com/

At this website there are free children’s books in various languages. The books can be used on an interactive whiteboard, power point, overhead projector, on iPads and other devices or on classroom computers as well as downloaded in pdf format. and are wonderful for expanding your classroom library. New books are being added regularly so be sure to check the website often.

Keyword: reading

Children´s Tales https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/childrens-tales-illustrated/id375755924?mt=8

Children's Tales is a universal iPad/iPod app which contains a selection of illustrated books and comics for children in Spanish and in 5 other languages. Some books are free; others may be purchased within the app. The books and comics are appropriate for children ages 3 to 9 years.

Keyword:  app

Chillola: Website with Language Resources for Young Children
     www.chillola.com

Chillola gives children all over the world the opportunity to explore foreign languages and learn about different countries, cultures, and people. Playful illustrations, real life pictures, native speakers and sounds captures children’s interests and creates a fun, learning environment. Children enjoy learning through games and activities, as they play along. There is no charge to use Chillola and materials are available in English, Italian, German, French and Spanish.

Keyword: elementary grades

Cine con clase http://hitchcock.itc.virginia.edu/SpanishFilm/principal.html

Short clips taken from Spanish films can be downloaded from this site for use in the classroom. A script, bilingual vocabulary, written activities and additional cultural information are available for each clip This website is supported by the National Endowment for the Humanities, Digital Media Lab at the University of Virginia and the Center for the Liberal Arts at the University of Virginia.

Keyword: film 

Cinergía: Critical Resource for Spanish and Latin American Film 
http://www.personal.psu.edu/users/s/a/sam50/cinergia/cinergia.htm

Cinergía is a website dedicated to the study of Spanish, Latin American and Latino cinema, film, movies and media. Each movie file available is composed of three areas: background links and pre-screening questions, comprehension questions and critical approach, still analysis and media literacy questions. Cinergía was created and is maintained by Sophia A. McClennen, associate professor Pennsylvania State University, with the help of scholars and students of Hispanic cinema.

Keyword: film

Clases de conversación de español   http://propuestasparahablar.blogspot.com.es/

 

Clases de conversación de español offers articles about developing and using oral activities in the classroom as well as activities using videos and role play.  This site was created and is maintained by Loli Barbazán, an educator from the Universidad de Barcelona.

 

Keyword:  teacher tool 

 

ClicClicClic   www.cuentosinteractivos.org

ClicClicClic offers interactive stories for young children  The stories are arranged in two groups, one for children ages 3-6 and the other for children ages 6-8.  This site is offered by el Plan Avanza del Ministerio de Industria, Turismo y Comericio del Gobierno de España.

Keyword: elementary grades

 
CNN en Español          http://www.cnn.com/espanol/

At this site you can watch the news in Spanish.

 

Keyword: current events

 

COERLL’s Heritage Spanish Community website    http://heritagespanish.coerll.utexas.edu

 

Despite their growing popularity, Heritage Spanish programs remain underserved by commercial textbook publishers. What that means for teachers of heritage learners is that we are left either to adapt the few published materials that do exist to fit our programs or else to create our own. This community is intended to become a place where you can find and share resources easily. Share your resources (syllabi, activities, lessons, etc.), or information about events with this new community.

 

Keyword:  heritage learners, professional resource, teacher tool

 

Coloquialmente:  Online Spanish Slang Dictionary  http://coloquialmente.com

 

At this site visitors will find a glossary of colloquial Spanish as spoken in modern Spain.  A short explanation and examples needed to understand its usage and full meaning as well as a description of the social or cultural context is provided for each word or phrase.  This site may include material that is inappropriate for some students as some of the entries contain explicit sexual language.  This site was created and is maintained by Gustavo Sánchez Muñoz.

 

Keyword:  teacher tool

 

Conjugador TIP    http://tip.dis.ulpgc.es/Conjugador/?lang=es

Conjugador TIP is a free online verb conjugator that aligns with the Nueva gramática de la lengua española, Diccionario de la lengua española de la Real Academia Española , Diccionario panhispánico de dudas de la Real Academia Española and others. Detailed information is given including models of conjugation, verbs with double conjugation, irregular verbs, defective verbs, irregular participles, spelling changes and more. This conjugator has been created by Rodríguez-Rodríguez, G; Carreras-Riudavets, F; Hernández-Figueroa, Z; (2009). Conjugador de verbos del español TIP is available at http://tip.dis.ulpgc.es

Keyword: student tool

Conjugation Nation Spanish      https://itunes.apple.com/app/conjugation-nation-spanish/id320530591?mt=8

Conjugation Nation Spanish is an iPad/iPod/iPhone app.  Students review by conjugating verbs with an interactive quiz. The  verb, tense, and pronoun are provided  and  the student must give the correctly conjugated verb. Quizzes are available in sets of 10, 25, and 50 questions. Teachers can customize quizzes by selecting from a list of 501 verbs, 13 tenses, and 6 pronouns. This app costs $2.99 and is available in the iTunes App Store.

Keyword:  app

Cope.es – 24 horas de Radio e Información on-line           http://www.cope.es/

Cope.es is the multimedia web portal of COPE radio—a private commercial radio station in Spain. Listen to international and national news, sports, opinion, blogs and more.

Keyword: listening

Consejerías Exteriores : Publicaciones       http://www.educacion.gob.es/eeuu/publicaciones-materiales/publicaciones.html

 

Materiales, a publication of the Consejería de Educación en Estados Unidos y Canadá, is dedicated to the theme of multicultural education. Each issue has a variety of activities for novice through advanced learners. PDFs of issues dating back to 2008 can be accessed at this website.

 

Keyword: classroom materials


 

The Creative Language Class  http://www.creativelanguageclass.com

 

This blog has a wealth of resources for Spanish teachers: tech ideas, hands-on activities, class routines, class decor, reading, writing, listening and speaking activities, videos, games. This blog is maintained by two Spanish teachers--Megan Johnston and Kara Parker. You can subscribe to this blog and receive notications of new posts by e-mail.

 

Keyword:  teacher tool

 

CUENTOAVENTURAS Cuentos, fabulas, chistes y mucho mas   http://www.cuentoaventuras.com

 

Cuentoaventuras is a story telling podcast in Spanish. Gastón Morineau, the host, tells stories about characters like El lobo feróz and La bruja buena. Inspired by the radio novelas of the past, Gastón started this family-friendly podcast in 2011.

 

Keyword: listening

 

CVC: Catálogo de voces hispánicas     http://cvc.cervantes.es/lengua/voces_hispanicas/default.htm

 

At this website there are video les of speech samples from 17 Spanish-speaking countries. Each speech sample has a written transcript of the text, an explanation of the unique linguistic features and a map of the area as well as an explanation of characteristics of the area.

 

Keyword: listening

 

CVC. Lecturas paso a paso        http://cvc.cervantes.es/aula/lecturas/

 

At this site you will nd reading selections that are appropriate for middle school and high school students who are studying Spanish. The readings have been organized into three levels of diculty: beginning, intermediate and advanced. Once a text has been selected, the reader is presented with a series of links. Ficha didáctica points to information about the reading selection, level and degree of diculty, a list of the words glossed in the selection and a brief description of the pre and post reading activities. Antes de leer links to pre-reading activities while Después de leer contains post-reading activities. Clicking on the title of the book chosen opens the reading with illustrations and glossed words. Sobre el libro oers a summary of the plot. Finally, clicking on the book itself will take the reader to a bookstore website where the book may be purchased.

 

Keyword: reading

 

CVC. Refranero Multilingüe http://cvc.cervantes.es/lengua/refranero/Busqueda.aspx

 

This website has an extensive collection of sayings and proverbs in Spanish. The search engine will search according to the main idea of the proverb or the type of proverb and can include possible variations such as synonyms and antonyms.

 

Keyword: classroom materials

 

De boca en boca           http://debocaenbocacentre.com/blog/

 

This blog oers interesting facts about coloquial Spanish vocabulary using examples from literature as well as current events and illustrating entries with interesting infographics and other graphics. This blog belongs to De Boca en Boca, an online teaching center.

 

Keywordsstudent tool, teacher  tool

 

De cine     http://cineele.com/

 

De cine is a blog dedicated to using audiovisual resources to teach Spanish. It oers a collection of short videos with activities. De cine was created and is maintained by Laura Vázquez Tavares, an Spanish educator from Barcelona.

 

Keyword:  teacher tool

 

Destino: España http://www.rtve.es/television/destino-espana/

 

Destino: España is a series on RTVE, the Spanish television network. Each episode of the series features a region and people who have emigrated from various parts of the world to reside in that region. The episodes are available online along with a short description of the people featured in each episode. Also at the program´s website are links to the recipes featured in each episode, a Destino: España blog and an archive of previous episodes.

 

Keyword: classroom materials

 

Diccionario visual http://www.ikonet.com/es/

 

This free online visual dictionary oers 800 themes, 6,000 realistic illustrations and 20, 000 dened vocabulary items with pronunciation. This dictionary is available in English, Spanish and French.  There is also a Diccionario visual iPod/iPad app oered in the iTunes App store for $4.99.

 

Keyword: dictionary

 

Diego Rivera Web Museum  http://www.diegorivera.com/

 

At the Diego Rivera Web Museum you will nd a biography of Diego Rivera, a gallery of his paintings and murals which can be displayed as a slide show, a collection of 11 short YouTube videos about the artist and his works, a poster store and a bookstore as well as an extensive list of links to additional information about Diego Rivera and his art.

 

Keyword: art

 

Don Quixote Dictionary       http://cervantes.tamu.edu/V2/textos/diccionario/index.htm

 

Tom Lathrop, founding member of the Cervantes Society of America, has complied this dictionary which assists English readers in understanding classical Spanish terms that appear in Don Quijote de la Mancha.

 

Keyword: dictionary

 

Educatina                http://www.educatina.com/

 

Educatina oers hundreds of video podcasts in several school subjects: math, philosophy, science, history, art, language, health The videos are completely free to use The videos which directed toward middle and high school students are well done and completely free to use.

 

Keyword: cross-curricular

 

Educatolerancia       www.educatolerancia.com

 

This website from Spain offers resources in support of education, tolerance and human rights to be used in the fight against all forms of intolerance. This site is written by and for Spaniards and therefore is a rich resource for Social Justice issues.

 

Keyword:  teacher tool

 

El Día de los Niños / El Día de los Libros   https://www.tsl.state.tx.us/ld/projects/ninos/contents.html

 

This website oers a collection of Spanish language children´s rhymes with English translations, explanations of the context of each song and some audio recordings.

 

Keyword: music

 

El Diccionario Visual            http://www.infovisual.info/index_es.html

 

The Visual Dictionary presents Spanish vocabulary with detailed drawings as well as written denitions. Users can search by word or by theme. There are 5 themes: plant and animal biology, the human body, music, transportation, clothing.

 

Keyword: dictionary

 

El escarabajo verde http://www.rtve.es/alacarta/videos/el-escarabajo-verde/escarabajo-verde-agua-

tenia-precio/3413862/

 

This RTVE program offers information about ecology and the environment.

 

Keyword:  cross-curricular, current events, listening

 

El Gran Escape de la Planta  http://urbanext.illinois.edu/gpe_sp/case4/index.html

 

The Great Plant Escape is an elementary program for 4th and 5th grade students. Each lesson in the program is designed to introduce students to plant science and increase their understanding of how foods grow. Activities enhance students’ math, science, language arts, social studies, music and art. Choose any or all of the suggested activities for your class. Many activities are for students to work independently and some are for group work. The program is available in Spanish at http://urbanext.illinois.edu/gpe_sp/case4/index.html.d

 

Keyword:  elementary grades

 

El huevo de chocolate     http://www.elhuevodechocolate.com

 

El huevo de chocolate, a website for very young children, has three purposes: to entertain and educate children, to disseminate folklore which promotes popular culture, customs and traditions (stories, ballads, fables, songs, tongue twisters, riddles, guessing games, etc.) and to contribute to the diusion of Spanish on the Internet.

 

Keyword: elementary grades

 

El mundo con eñe      http://issuu.com/delearteemcampos

 

El mundo con eñe is a free monthly magazine available online. Its target audience is anyone who speaks, studies, teaches or simply enjoys Spanish. Each month the magazine will explore in detail a Spanish speaking country covering topics such as history, literature, music, movies, interviews, things to do, recipes and more. A reading level--beginner to advanced--is indicated for each article in the magazine. Throughout the articles words are highlighted and dened in the glossary section near the end of the magazine. There are also comprehension exercises as well as podcasts and a YouTube channel linked to articles in the magazine. Beginning with the second magazine, there will be an audio archive of all issues of El mundo con eñe.

 

Keyword: reading

 

El Mundo de Birch http://elmundodebirch.wikispaces.com/Home

 

This wiki which is maintained by a Maryland Spanish teacher has many ideas and resources for Spanish teachers and students.

 

Keyword:  teacher tool

 

elmundodebirch | World languages and tech! A walk into the world of web 2.0   http://elmundodebirch.wordpress.com/

 

A Maryland Spanish teacher created and maintains this blog with has a wealth of ideas and resources for Spanish teachers.

 

Keyword:  teacher tool

 

El Mundo de Birch - NECTFL Workshop 2012 Music Database

http://elmundodebirch.wikispaces.com/NECTFL+Workshop+2012

 

To access a database of songs in Spanish organized by artist, title, grammar, vocabulary, culture topic and YouTube link click on Spanish Music Database 2 (version 1).xls updated 4/29/2012 . This amazing resource as been created by a Maryland Spanish teacher.

 

Keyword: music

 

El Space Place      http://spaceplace.nasa.gov/sp/kids/

 

El Space Place, created by NASA has games, animations, projects, and fun facts about Earth, space and technology in Spanish. This is a rich site. For example, in the teacher´s corner you will nd the NASA Space Place newsletter (news and notes for formal and informal educators), printable images of Earth and space, space-related classroom activity articles, math related classroom activity articles and Space Place web links, poster and lithograph downloads and Space Place musings podcasts. Although NASA states that its target audience for this site is elementary school age kids, many of the readings and podcasts would be appropriate in content and diculty for intermediate to advanced students of Spanish.

 

Keyword: cross-curricular

 

Ejercicios de Español http://www.ejerciciosdeespanol.com/

 

Ejercicios de Español is a virtual bookstore offering materials to be used in teaching Spanish as a

second language. Instructional units, which cover theory and practice, are available for young learners 6 to 12 years old as well as adult learners. The units are oered in three varieties of Spanish: Peninsular, Latin American and Rioplatense (Argentina and Uruguay). These materials have been prepared by specialists in teaching Spanish as a second language. Units and complementary material may be purchased using Paypal--$40 for one 2-hour session, $80 for two 2-hour sessions and $120 for four 2-hour sessions.

 

Keyword: classroom materials

 

Ejercicios de español http://www.ver-taal.com/index.htm

 

At this site there is a good collection of exercises to practice vocabulary, listening comprehension and grammatical concepts. TV clips, fragments of cultural videos, movie trailers, songs, commercials are used to maintain student interest. This site has a RSS feed.

 

Keyword: classroom materials

 

Ejercicios de gramática http://cajondesastre.juegos.free.fr/ejercicios_gramatica.htm

 

This site oers interactive exercises which practice various points of grammar.

 

Keyword: student tool

 

Ejercicios para aprender español  http://aprenderespanol.org/index.html

 

There is a wealth of online exercises at this website. The exercises cover of thematic vocabulary, grammar points, graded readings, songs and videos.

 

Keyword: classroom materials

 

En Español_FIDESCU http://www.descu.org/boletin/binicio.htm

 

FIDESCU, an educational and cultural foundation in Spain, produces this monthly publication for students who are learning Spanish as a second language. The purpose of this publication is to share information about the culture of Spain through articles and reviews of what is going on currently in Spain. There are also educational materials dealing with Spanish literature and language. These materials and the activities which accompany them are designed for intermediate and advanced students.

 

Keyword: reading

 

Encuentros http://www.encuentro.gov.ar/

 

Encuentros is Argentina´s educational TV programming. Canal Encuentros oers many video clips and articles about culture, the arts and current issues in the news while Canal Pakapaka, a channel especially designed for children, has several interactive games and videos. Both channels are accessible online at Encuentros´website.

 

Keyword: listening

 

EPA en español http://epa.gov/espanol/

 

This is the Spanish language version of the Environment Protection Agency´s website. In addition to information about issues concerning the environment, there are extensive resources for teachers and students including lesson plans, teacher guides, publications, games for students and more.

 

Keyword: cross-curricular

 

esMadrid.com – Turismo, ocio y cultura en Madrid  http://www.esmadrid.com/es/portal.do

 

EsMADRID is a web portal providing comprehensive information about tourist, cultural, leisure and business oerings in the city. At esMADRID visitors can also download the free monthly esMADRID Magazine.

 

Keyword: travel

 

Español Podcast http://www.spanishpodcast.org/

 

Mercedes Leon from Barcelona maintains this blog and podcast which are rich resources for intermediate and advanced students. The blog focuses on development of vocabulary that is current and colloquial. Each podcast tells a story which has a topical theme and features some point of grammatical usage. The story is rst read at a slower pace, then specic phrases used in the story are discussed and the story is read again at a normal pace. A complete transcript for each episode is available without charge as a pdf download and additional activities and exercises for each episode are available for $4.95 per episode. Listen to these podcasts online at the blog or

subscribe via iTunes or RSS feed.

 

Keyword: listening

 

Extr@ en español http://www.celebratelanguages.com/esextra.html

 

Extr@ en español is a language education television series that was in production from 2002 to 2004. The story is about four attractive 19-22 year olds are thrown together to play out their romances, life crises and contrasting interests in a familiar sitcom setting. The scripts have been carefully written so that the language is simple and accessible at all levels. There are 13 episodes of Extr@ en español.

 

Keyword:  student tool

 

Fluentu      http://www.uentu.com

 

Fluentu uses short YouTube videos with authentic content to provide an immersion based online language learning platform. The video clips are classied by prociency level of the learner and by genre. There are bilingual subtitles for all clips and a hover-over dictionary as well as a learning center where students can study all the vocabulary from each video with a built-in ashcard system.

 

Keyword:  student tool

 

FORMESPA: CANCIONES PARA LA CLASE DE ELE http://formespa.rediris.es/canciones/

 

At this site you will nd a collection of popular songs in Spanish with accompanying activities and music videos.

 

Keyword: music

 

Free eBooks for your iPad, smartphone or eBook reader http://manybooks.net

 

Matthew McClintock maintains this site which oers 27,035 free ebooks in 35 languages. Many of these ebooks are from 2003 Project Gutenberg. There are 226 titles available in Spanish. This site has a RSS feed.

 

Keyword: reading

 

Free Spanish Audio http://www.uencyprof.com/free-spanish-audio.html

 

Fluency Prof includes legends and dialogues with audio recorded at normal and slow rates of speech. Each audio is accompanied by cloze activities. This website was created by Ricardo and Kelly Várguez, two teachers from Nebraska.

 

Keyword: listening

 

Free Stu | Bryce Hedstrom.com http://www.brycehedstrom.com/free-stu

 

In addition to books and posters for sale at this website, there are free materials for Spanish teachers, especially those using the TPRS method. Bryce Hedstrom is a Spanish teacher and teacher trainer in northern Colorado. He has taught Spanish for 22 years at the elementary, middle school and high school levels and received the Best of Colorado award from the Colorado Congress of Foreign Language Teachers in 2008.

 

Keyword: classroom materials

 

Goodrae http://goodrae.es/

 

Goodrae is a hypertext and reverse dictionary based upon the Diccionario de la Real Academía Española de la Lengua (RAE). Because it is a hypertext dictionary every word is linked to related words and to all denitions in which the word appears. It is also a reverse dictionary which means that by describing a concept, a list of words and phrases related to that concept will be generated. Plug-ins can be downloaded directly at the Goodrae site to add Goodrae to the list of search engines available in the search bar of a browser. Supported browsers for this plug-in include Chrome, Internet Explorer and Firefox. Goodrae was created by Sergio Abad, an elementary teacher in Ciudad Real, Spain.

 

Keyword: dictionary

 

Grasslands Live   https://grasslandslive.org

 

Grasslands continue to provide rich habitats for birds, fish mammals, insects and plants as well as key ecosystem services, such as capture of carbon and water. Learn about this ecosystem and how scientists, citizens, local ranchers and farmers are working together to manage and conserve this important habitat.  There is a link to a report in Spanish about la Reserva de la Biosfera de Janos en el Estado de Chihuahua (México).

 

Keyword:  cross curricular

 

Guía de habilidades de acción

http://www.archivoscen.cenavarra.es/cen/GUIAdeHABILIDADESdeACCIONv2.pdf

 

The Guía de habilidades de acción is a pdf manual of activities to assist educators in developing skills of communication, organization and planning, teamwork, cost and budget management, conict resolution, negociation and proactivity in their students before these students enter the work world. Each skill is described in detail and accompanied by an essay written by an expert in the skill under consideration. Comprehension questions follow the essay as well as interactive activities to help students develop and rene the skill. Skill objectives, descriptions of skill mastery

and a rubric to be used in evaluating students are provided.

 

Keyword:  teacher tool

 

Hablar por hablar | Cadena Ser http://www.cadenaser.com/hablar-por-hablar/

 

Hablar por hablar is a nightly radio talk show created by journalist Gemma Nierga for Radio Barcelona. It is broadcast by Cadena SER in Spain and Radio Caracol in Colombia. Listeners call in to talk about their problems or express their opinions. In return they receive advice or commentaries about their opinions. Podcasts of the programs are available without charge in iTunes.

 

Keyword: listening

 

Happy Hour Spanish - Learn Spanish While Traveling Spain http://www.happyhourspanish.com/

 

Happy Hour Spanish oers a series of 8 video tours around Spain. The videos are supported by subtitles, translations, exercises, tests, ashcards, photo. podcasts and more. The exercises which are oered at two levels of diculty--beginner and intermediate--can be downloaded and printed. The Spanish in the videos is spoken by native speakers at a natural speed. Happy Hour Spanish was founded in 2011 by Hayley, a native from California and Maider, a native of Bilbao, Spain. The program gives an immersion-style experience of Spanish culture.

 

Keyword: travel

 

Health Care Spanish.com http://healthcarespanish.com/about.html

 

The mission of this website is to compile and translate useful Spanish phrases for healthcare workers. Users are directed to select a topic to nd a very comprehensive list of phrases in Spanish and English. There is a button to click to hear the phrase spoken in Spanish. Topics include Patient Orientation, Patient Comfort, Communication Procedures, Making Connections, Patient Discharge and Maternity & Newborn. There is no cost and no need to sign up to use this site. 

 

Keyword:  health

 

Help with Spanish Verbs and Grammar  http://www.uni.edu/becker/verbs.html

 

Jim Becker, Professor Emeritus at the University of Northern Iowa, has created an extensive collection of annotated grammar resources.

 

Keyword: student tool

 

Infografías en castellano http://infograasencastellano.com/

 

This site oers interesting infogracs in Spanish on a wide variety of topics. Infographics or information graphics are visual representations of information which help to make complex information easier to understand.

 

Keyword: reading

 

Inside Mexico Publishing http://www.inside-mexico.com/index.htm

 

Inside Mexico Publishing oers a wealth of free articles on their website about Mexico and the Mexican culture in English and in Spanish. They also sell DVDs, CDs, books and magazines about Mexico.

 

Keyword: culture

 

Introduction to Oral Prociency Levels  http://oralprociency.coerll.utexas.edu

 

Introduction to Oral Prociency Levels is a free open educational resource that oers a foundational understanding of how to evaluate Spanish speakers. This resource includes: video- based practice modules designed to strengthen an understanding of the ACTFL Speaking Prociency Guidelines, editable versions of the practice modules on Google Drive and instructions on conducting interviews to assess Spanish learners’ prociency levels.

 

Keyword: professional resource

 

IPad apps for Parents and Teachers of Young Children   http://itunes.apple.com/us/app/ana-lombas-spanish-for-kids/id385509506?mt=8

 

Ana Lomba has created a collection of classic children´s stories for the iPad. The stories—Jack and the Beanstalk, Thumbelina, The Ugly Ducking, The Three Little Pigs, Cinderella, The Red Hen--are available in combinations of Spanish, French, Mandarin Chinese and English. The Red Hen is oered as a free download. All the other stories may be purchased for $3.99 each through Apple´s iTunes App store.

 

Keyword: app

 

Jobs in Spain http://www.thinkspain.com/services/joboers/

This website oers help in nding all types of work in Spain. Useful information for people who wish to work in Spain regarding tax and residency in Spain, healthcare in Spain and employment news is also provided.

 

Keyword: jobs

 

Jorge Ramos http://www.jorgeramos.com

 

At this site are a collection of articles written by Jorge Ramos, respected journalist, author and anchorman for Noticiero Univision since 1986. The articles cover newsworthy topics and would be appropriate reading material for intermediate high to advanced students.

 

Keyword: reading

 

José Francisco de San Martín http://www.mcye.gov.ar/efeme/17deagosto/

 

The history of José Francisco de San Martín is presented at this site using short readings in Spanish which cover his early years, the ght for liberation from Spain, exile in Europe and his nal days and legacy. Argentina´s Ministerio de Educación de la Nación created this site.

 

Keyword: culture

 

Kids Do Ecology http://kids.nceas.ucsb.edu/sp/index.html

 

The Kids Do Ecology program was created in 1997 by the National Center for Ecological Analysis and Synthesis as part of its mission to increase the public understanding of science. The original focus of the Kids Do Ecology program was the development of this web site, in Spanish and in English, to teach elementary school students about ecology, experiments, and use of data. The website includes the following: Learn About Ecology which introduces the study of ecology, describes careers in ecology, provides interviews with ecologists, gives an overview of the Kids do Ecology Program and website, provides links to additional resources, and answers to frequently asked questions; Endangered Species provides information and resources on endangered and threatened species; the Data and Science Pages provide fun descriptions and activities for young scientists to learn about the scientic method, especially collecting and displaying data; World Biomes provides details on regions of the world with similar climate and vegetation. Crossword puzzles and other word games are part of the fun of learning; Classroom Projects describes KDE'S Scientist in the Classroom Program in Santa Barbara. It includes class web pages, summaries of experiments, and photos of posters and presentations; the Marine Mammal Pages provide overviews on a variety of local marine mammals, and provides data on marine mammal sightings gathered by local grade school students; Ecolinks has more web resources for students; For Teachers discusses how to participate in KDE and provides links to additional resources for teachers.

 

Keyword: cross-curricular

 

LA ALCAZABA Revista Socio Cultural  http://www.laalcazaba.org

 

Here the online version of La Alcazaba Revista can be accessed. This magazine is published and distributed in Madrid, Castilla la Mancha, Castilla León, Extremadura and Valencia. The articles are in Spanish and deal with a variety of literary and cultural topics.

 

Keyword: reading

 

La Aventura Literaria

http://ntic.educacion.es/w3//eos/MaterialesEducativos/mem/aventlitera/index.html

 

Visitors to La aventura literaria will learn about famous literary gures, read selections and summaries of great works as well as nd information about dierent literary movements, the historical and social context of dierent eras of literature, terms used for describing literature and more. Spain’s Ministerio de Educación, Cultura y Deporte maintains this website.

 

Keyword: reading

 

La Biblioteca Musical    http://musicaenespanol.weebly.com

 

La Biblioteca Musical is dedicated to the diversity of music in the Spanish-speaking world. The extensive collection of music videos are organized by country.

 

Keyword: music

 

La Casa Rojas http://www.lacasarojas.com/

 

These podcasts are for intermediate and advanced students. Podcast topics include music, history, culture, literature and food. Subscribe via iTunes.

 

Keyword: listening

 

La corónica http://www.lacoronica.org

 

La corónica is a refereed journal published every spring and fall by the Modern Language Association´s Division on Medieval Hispanic Languages, Literatures and Cultures. In addition to articles, La cornice features book reviews, reports, discussion forums, professional notices and special thematic issues.

 

Keyword: professional resources

 

La Fundación del Español Urgente      http://www.fundeu.es/

 

La Fundación del Español Urgente is an organization that is concerned with promoting the use of

standard Spanish across all medias of communication, social networks and other digital

platforms. It was created in 2005 as a result of an agreement between the news agency la Agencia

Efe and the BBVA bank. The Real Academia Española is a consultant to la Fundación del Español

Urgente. La Fundación also has an app available in the iTunes Store and Google Play.

 

Keyword: student tool, teacher tool

 

The Language Gym       http://www.language-gym.com/

 

The Language Gym is an athletic-training-themed website with some verb drills and other online

games in Spanish, French, and Italian.

 

Keyword: student tool

 

LanguagePlan-It.Com http://www.languageplan-it.com/

 

LanguagePlan-It.Com is a virtual bookstore offering formally-written novice level lesson plans,

projects and assessments and vocabulary lists including all necessary materials and activities.

These materials have been designed and developed by a group of veteran foreign language

teachers. Topics covered include body/health, community, education, family, food & meal taking,

grammar, greet & courtesies, house & home, numbers/colors, personal ID, professions, shop &

clothing, sports/leisure, time/date, travel services, weather & physical environment, and the

alphabet. It should be noted that not all topics offered lesson plans, projects and assessments or

vocabulary lists in Spanish. All items are priced at $5.49.

 

Keyword: lesson plans

 

Las ánimas, de regreso a casa

http://www.eluniversal.com.mx/graficos/graficosanimados11/EU_muertos/index.html

 

This Days of the Dead site presented by Mexico´s El Universal newspaper describes in detail how

los días de los muertos are observed in Michoacán and Oaxaca. There are Lots of photographs,

detailed explanation, maps, slideshows, visitors guides.

 

Keyword: culture

 

Latin America Current Events & News http://latinamericacurrentevents.com/

 

Latin America Current Events & News offers independent, unbiased, nonpartisan reporting of news

which focuses on Latin American and the Caribbean. Stories can be accessed according to country

or topic. All information is obtained from open sources. This site is available only in English.

 

Keyword: current events

 

Latin American Network Information Center - LANIC http://lanic.utexas.edu

 

The mission of the Latin American Network Information Center (LANIC) is to facilitate access to

information about Latin America on the Internet. Subjects covered include economy, education,

geography & environment, government, humanities, internet & computing, libraries & reference,

media & communication, recreation, science, social sciences, society & culture. LANIC is a key

component of the International Information Systems, based at UT Austin, and has received

funding from the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, the Ford Foundation, and UT Austin's College of

Liberal Arts.

 

Keyword: culture

 

Latin American Science http://latinamericanscience.org/mission/

 

LatinAmericanScience is a resource for journalists, scientists, policymakers and the general public. Its purpose

is to shed light on the scientific research carried out in Latin America. The site publishes articles written by

scientists for the public. Articles are available in English at http://latinamericanscience.org/ and in Spanish at

http://latinamericanscience.org/spanish/

 

Keywords: reading, cross-curricular

 

Latino Virtual Gallery http://latino.si.edu/virtualgallery/lvghome.html

 

The Latino Virtual Gallery at the Smithsonian Institution is an interactive learning environment that

showcases Latino contributions to America´s history, arts and culture from a Latino perspective.

The virtual galleries include: Day of the Dead, Lowrider: An American Cultural Tradition, Sabor:

Salsa Music in the United States, Roberto Clemente: Life Beyond Baseball, Legacy: Spain and the

United States in the Age of Independence 1763-1848.

 

Keyword: culture

 

Learn Spanish | Conjuguemos www.Conjuguemos.com

 

Conjuguemos.com is an online workbook which stores practice activities such as verb conjugation,

vocabulary and grammar graded activities, flashcards, crosswords, worksheets and other printable

resources. Teachers can create their own activities and quizzes.

 

Keyword: teacher tool

 

Learn Spanish http://www.lingolex.com/new_spanish.htm

 

Sarah and John of Lingolex, translators, web page makers and English teachers who live in

Andalucia Spain, created this page which features an interactive online tutorial, java-based

vocabulary games, lots of cultural notes, an extensive directory of language schools and much

more.

 

Keyword: classroom materials

 

Learn Spanish http://www.studyspanish.com/

 

This website offers free Spanish tutorials covering pronunciation, grammar, vocabulary, verbs,

cultural notes, and more. A free teacher membership will allow monitoring student progress and

the ability to create an online syllabus. A premium teacher membership will allow a teacher to give

all or her or his students premium access. Premium access costs $9.95 for one month or $39.95

for six months and includes additional practice activities and podcasts.

 

Keyword: classroom materials

 

Learn Spanish Free Online | Lessons and Tools http://www.123teachme.com

 

123TeachMe has a wealth of information for students learning Spanish. Many of the pages include

full audio as well as images or videos. There are other useful tools as well like the verb conjugator

tool, as well as daily RSS feeds of the word,verb and phrase of the day and a directory of

independent Spanish language schools.

 

Keyword: classroom materials

 

Learn Spanish with Cody´s Cuentos!

http://www.orangepolkadot.com/my_weblog/2010/05/spanish-stories-codys-cuentos.html

 

Cody's Cuentos offers a series of classic children's fairy tales read out loud in Spanish. A new story

is posted each week. The podcasts are free and a transcript, glossary and exercises can be

purchased. Subscribe via RSS feed.

 

Keyword: listening

 

The Learning Patio http://www.thelearningpatio.com/whats-new.html

 

The Learning Patio has materials--reading comprehension stories with practice, online

comprehension quizzes, full color posters, alphabet reproducible pages, letter blends practice,

interactive practice with phonetics English/Spanish, math charts and more-- for the dual language

early elementary classrooms. Access to downloading, reproducing and usage of all materials is

offered for a subscription rate of $2.50 per month with a minimum 1 year subscription. The

Learning Patio is a subsidiary of Bilingual Planet.

 

Keyword:  elementary grades

 

Léelo fácil http://www.leelofacil.org/es/home

 

Léelo fácil is a website offering six classic books in Spanish that have been re-configured to be

accessible to people with limited reading or Spanish skills. The books are simplified, animated, and full

of links to more reading aids. They are designed to be read online.

 

Keyword: reading

 

Lengua viva https://es-us.noticias.yahoo.com/blogs/lengua-viva/

 

Yahoo en Español hosts Lengua Viva, an educational and entertaining blog. Lengua Viva offers a

weekly article that explains the background and meaning of unusual Spanish expressions as well

as a daily entry, La palabra del día, that also describes the origen and meaning of various words.

This blog was created and is maintained by the North American Academy of the Spanish Language.

 

Keyword: classroom materials

 

Letras para volar http://letrasparavolar.org/lecturas/

 

Letras para volar is collaborative project of the Universidad de Guadalajara and the Fielding

Graduate University. Its goal is to encourage reading among students. A series of Mexican legends

in written form as well as audio format are available at the website allowing students to read and

to listen to the stories. These legends could be used for reading practice, listening practice, and

cultural exploration.

 

Keywords: listening, reading

 

Leyendo leyendo, disfruto y aprendo http://carmenelenamedina.wordpress.com/bienvenidos/

 

This Spanish language blog offers a wide variety of materials to read--stories, poems, puzzles and

more-- to families of pre-school through first grade aged children.

 

Keyword: elementary grades

 

Lexipedia – Where words have meaning http://www.lexipedia.com

 

Type a word into Lexipedia´s search box and an animated visual word web appears showing

antonyms, synonyms and fuzzynyms (words which have a strong relationship but do not have the

same meaning) related to the search word. A side menu offers English translations of the words in

the web. Vantage Linguistics is the owner of Lexipedia.

 

Keyword: student tool

 

LibriVox http://librivox.org/

 

LibriVox´s goal is to make all public domain books available as free audio books. Several Spanish

books have been recorded. To find these, go to http://librivox.org/newcatalog/ and click on the

advanced search and select Spanish as the search option. These Spanish recordings are also

available as free podcasts on iTunes. Go to the iTunes Store and search for LibriVox Spanish.

 

Keyword: listening

 

Lingro: The coolest dictionary known to hombre! http://lingro.com/

 

At Lingro users can enter a website address to make all the words on that web page clickable.

Clicking on an unknown word will open a translation of the word. Lingro´s dictionaries are

available in eleven languages, including Spanish. Lingro also creates a list of websites visited as

well as a personal word list which provides content for a flashcard game.

 

Keyword: dictionary

 

Literary Center Education Network http://www.literacycenter.net

 

The Literary Center Education Network delivers free, professionally-designed, printable education

material to preschool-age children. Choose Spanish, English, German or French to play and learn

letters, numbers, colors, shapes and more.

 

Keyword: elementary grades

 

LoMásTv - Spanish Immersion TV - The Authentic Way to Learn Spanish

http://lomastv.com/

 

LoMásTv is a video subscription service which provides a wide variety of programming, including

music, drama, interviews and travel. The $9.95 single user monthly fee gives unlimited access to a

library of 600+ videos. New programs are added monthly. The Spanish used in the videos is

authentic Spanish. Each video is supported by slow audio play, a dictionary, a listening game,

English translations, control playback to navigate the video phrase by phrase, and the ability to

create a personalized vocabulary list.

 

Keyword: classroom materials

 

Lotería https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/loteria/id392031348?mt=8

 

This digital version of the Mexican Lotería game can be played by 1 to 4 players. It is completely in

Spanish and can be downloaded free of charge from iTunes. This app is rated for ages 12+.

 

Keyword: app

 

Memes en Español http://mememartes.tumblr.com/

 

Memes en Español offers a collection of Spanish pop culture in the form of memes, posters,

tweets and videos. Each entry is followed by expansion questions and tagged with relevant

vocabulary and grammar terms. These tags are searchable at

http://mememartes.tublir.com/tagged/your search term. CCFLT Teacher of the Year Noah Geisel

created and maintains Meme en Español.

 

Keyword: reading

 

Milcuentos http://www.milcuentos.com/

 

At this website there are 17 children´s stories with simple illustrations which are narrated by

young children.

 

Keyword: elementary grades

 

Miraflores Editorial http://www.miraflores.org/

 

The publishing house Miraflores offers hundreds of free books and audio books. Click on Sharing /

Compartiendo and then Free Resources to find works that are in the public domain and that can

be downloaded. The materials--photographs, videos, books and a learning activity about the

Aztecs--are organized by country, by author and by title.

 

Keyword: reading

 

MisCositas.com http://www.miscositas.com/

 

MisCositas.com is a free web resource that offers teachers a variety of materials for teaching

Spanish. Available are videos, karaoke, cultural clips, thematic curriculum units, lesson plans,

student worksheets and more. This rich website was created by Lori Langer de Ramirez,

chairperson of the ESL and World Language Department for Herricks Public Schools. Materials on

MisCositas.com are protected by a Creative Commons license.

 

Keyword: classroom materials

 

Mis Museos http://mismuseos.net/en/community/museos

 

At this website visitors can see more than 15,000 works of art from Museo Nacional Centro de Arte

Reina Sofía, Museo Nacional del Prado Museo Sorolla, Museo de la Fundación Lázaro Galdiano,

Museo del Greco, Museo de la Biblioteca Nacional.

 

Keyword: art

 

Molino de Ideas http://www.molinodeideas.com

 

This website offers a variety of online applications for Spanish students. Resources include a

pronunciation practice application that records your voice so that you can compare your

pronunciation to a model, a game to improve vocabulary, an application that analyzes tweets for

positive content, and a dictionary of sayings.

 

Keyword: student tool

 

Mosaic Homepage http://casls.uoregon.edu/mosaic/SPN_mosaic.php

 

The MOSAIC project, carried out over the 2003-2005 academic years, produced a variety of

thematic units that incorporate geography in Spanish (la geografía humana básica, desastres

naturales, la inmigración, la historia de los alimentos) with contributions by researchers and

teachers at the high school and university levels.

 

Keyword: cross-curricular

 

Mrsmerritt´s Blog http://leemosjuntos.wordpress.com

 

Mrs. Merritt, a middle school Spanish teacher, created a reading program for her heritage Spanish

speakers. In this blog she has posted comprehension packets for over 40 books ranging from 1st

to 7th grade reading levels. Navigate to a listing of the books by clicking on the tab labeled alpha

book list. Then, click on each book title to see the packet for that book. In addition to the

comprehension packets, Mrs. Merritt has also posted other helpful resources. Subscribe to this

blog via RSS.

 

Keyword: reading

 

Museo Guggenheim Bilbao http://www.guggenheim-bilbao.es/

 

This is the official website for the Guggenheim Museum in Bilbao, Spain. Visitors to this site can

view an online gallery of works from the museum´s collection, learn about special projects,

purchase tickets online and shop in the online gift store. This site offers a RSS feed.

 

Keyword: art

 

Museo Nacional del Prado http://www.museodelprado.es/

 

This is the official website of the Prado Museum. Visitors to this site can view an online gallery of

approximately 3000 works from the museum´s collection, learn about the history of the museum,

purchase tickets online and shop in the online gift store.

 

Keyword: art

 

Museo Reina Sofía http://www.museoreinasofia.es/index.html

 

This is the official website of the Museo Reina Sofía. Visitors to this site can learn about the history

of the museum, view materials and activities related to past, current and upcoming exhibitions and

purchase tickets online.

 

Keyword: art

 

Musicuentos - Blog http://musicuentos.com/blog/

 

Musicuentos is a world language teaching blog that offers activities, advice and practical help.

Many of the handouts and activities blogged about on Musicuentos are available to download for

free or to purchase. Sara-Elizabeth Cottrell, Spanish educator and consultant, created and

maintains Musicuentos.

 

Keyword: professional resource

 

Musicuentos Black Box http://musicuentos.com/blackbox/

 

The Musicuentos Black Box is a collection of video podcasts and other media resources designed to connect

researchers investigating how people learn language with teachers working to help those people develop

communicative language skills. The Musicuentos Black Box podcast is project sponsored by Musicuentos.com

and Indwelling Language. These resources are developed by a team of five world language educators.

 

Keyword: professional resource

 

Muy Interesante – Innovación, Tecno, Ciencia, Historia, Naturaleza, Salud

http://www.muyinteresante.es/

 

This is the online version of Muy Interesante, a monthly magazine that offers a lot of short articles

on a variety of topics including current events and fun facts.

 

Keyword: reading

 

My Spanish in Spain http://myspanishinspain.wordpress.com/

 

My Spanish in Spain offers articles about Spain covering a wide range of topics--traditions, culture,

sports, gastronomy, literature, tourism and, even, karaoke. These articles are accompanied by

engaging photos and videos. Entries are posted in Spanish several days a week. This blog is

maintained by an organization promoting their Spanish language schools in Madrid, Barcelona,

Salamanca, San Sebastian, Valencia, Granada, Sevilla and Cadiz.

 

Keyword: culture

 

Ñandutí http://www.cal.org/earlylang/

 

This website provides resources and guidance on foreign language learning in grades preK-8. It is

developed and maintained by the Center for Applied Linguistics.

 

Keyword: elementary grades

 

Nanitas http://nanitas.es/Pagina-de-inicio

 

Nanitas is a website of Spanish poetry from children. Francisco Rodríguez Gómez, a poet, author,

musician and teacher from Cádiz, Spain is the creator of Nanitas. The poems are available as Word

documents and can be edited. In addition to Spanish poems for children, Rodríguez Gómez

includes some activities based on his poetry.

 

Keyword: elementary grades

 

National Geographic - Inspiración para cuidar el planeta http://www.ngenespanol.com

 

This National Geographic website in Spanish offers videos, photos, articles and advice for travelers.

 

Keyword: cross-curricular

 

News in Slow Spanish www.newsinslowspanish.com

 

In this weekly podcast the news, Spanish grammar, and Spanish expressions are discussed in

simplified Spanish at a slow pace so that students can understand almost every word and

sentence A subscription is required with prices ranging from $9.90 to $15.90 a month. Interactive

transcripts are available as well as an app which is available in the iTunes App Store and Google

Play.

 

Keyword: listening

 

News in Spanish http://newsinspanish.strikingly.com/

 

News in Spanish is a newsletter service. If you sign up for this service with your e-mail address, a

link to a Spanish-language news item will be sent to you along with a short English-language

summary and some vocabulary or grammar hints relevant to the article. You can also browse the

archive of newsletters that have already been sent.

 

Keyword: reading

 

New York Times Spanish edition http://www.nytimes.com/es/

 

The New York Times en Español will publish original journalism for Spanish speakers as well as

stories translated from the Times' main news report. The site has a dedicated team of journalists

working out of Mexico City and will also incorporate the work of Times correspondents in

Venezuela, Brazil, Argentina and Miami.

 

keyword: reading

 

Newsela https://newsela.com/text-sets/#/spanish

 

Newsela is dedicated to transforming the way learners access the world through words. Launched in June 2013,

Newsela publishes high-interest news articles daily in Spanish at five levels of complexity for grades 2-12.

Common Core–aligned quizzes attached to articles give insight reading strengths and weaknesses.

 

Keyword: reading, current events, teacher tool

 

Noah Comprende | PBS KIDS GO http://pbskids.org/noah/index.html

 

Noah Comprende is a engaging program designed to teach children ages six to eight Spanish

through animated videos with embedded games that help build vocabulary. Each video lasts three

minutes and illustrates a comic misadventure triggered by a misunderstanding. Kids can roll their

cursor over objects on the screen to hear the name of the object in Spanish. Three different

arcade-style vocabulary games reinforce learning. How Do You Say...?--another game on the

website--helps kids learn common expressions in Spanish. At http://www.pbs.org/teachers/noah/

teachers will find helpful program resources, including lesson plans for each episode.

 

Keyword: elementary grades

 

No apto para adultos http://napa.com.pe/

 

No apto para adultos is a weekly tv news program for children and adolescents. Its purpose is to

engage young people to become informed and participate in the reporting of news. In addition to

a weekly tv program No apto para adultos has a network of young correspondents and a website.

 

Keyword: current events

 

Notes in Spanish http://www.notesinspanish.com/

 

Notes in Spanish offers beginners, intermediate, and advanced audio and podcasts which provide

authentic listening practice via completely natural conversations and interviews, covering

interesting news, Spanish culture, current affairs, and travel. The podcasts are free; however, the

accompanying transcript, vocabulary list and exercises must be purchased. Listen to these

podcasts online at the website or subscribe via iTunes or RSS feed.

 

Keyword: listening

 

Noticias del Perú y del Mundo http://www.rpp.com.pe/

 

This site from Perú covers world and local news, sports, entertainment, blogs. There is a link to live

radio as well as a rich multimedia section with video, audio, and photos. RSS feed is available.

 

Keyword: current events

 

Noticias última hora, programas y series de Radio Televisión Española

http://www.rtve.es/

 

RTVE offers many videos of the latest new stories as well as live streaming of television and radio

programs.

 

Keyword: current events

 

Nulu Languages - Learn Spanish in 5 Minutes a Day - Free http://www.nulu.com

 

The Nulu website offers students daily short news articles covering sports, politics, technology,

culture, travel and more. Students can read an easy or difficult version of the article or opt to listen

to it read aloud by a native speaker in slow or normal audio speed. Rolling the cursor over a

sentence displays a translation of the sentence and clicking on problematic vocabulary words

creates flashcards that can be personalized by rating the words as easy, medium or hard. Students

can discuss stories with others via Nulu’s Facebook-based commenting platform.

 

Keyword: reading

 

ONDA CERO - Cadena de Radio http://www.ondacero.es/index.html

 

Spain´s Onda Cero is a radio station offering news, sports and general interest programming. At

this site you can download programs and podcasts as well as listen to live streaming of the station.

 

Keyword: listening

 

Onoma – El conjugador inteligente http://www.onoma.es

 

ONOMA can analyze not only existing verbs in Spanish but also new verbs. ONOMA can conjugate

from the infinitIve form as well as give information about the irregularities in a verb and the

persons and tenses affected along with the theoretical explanation for these irregularities.

 

Keyword: student tool

 

Personalidades de la Cultura Hispánica http://www.digitalpodcast.com/feeds/38697-

personalidades-de-la-cultura-hispanica

 

Prominent voices from Hispanic culture discuss topics in a variety of areas of interest. From music

and film to politics and travel, these podcasts provide an entertaining insight to Latin America and

Spain. This website is produced by Patricia Rengel, Nancy Bird-Soto, Dinorah Cortez-Velez and

students of Spanish 226 at the University of Wisconsin, Madison.

 

Keywords: culture, listening

 

Plango!      https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/plango!-language-storemultimedia/id422154463?mt=8

 

Plango! is a language marketplace and a multimedia player for iPhones/iPods/iPads. Synchronized

sound and text, high quality slowed audio, backup and review, bookmarks are some of the features

available. Spanish students can make in-app purchases of Hispanica Escencial and some issues of

Puerta del Sol Audio Magazine for $5.99 each Plango! can be downloaded for free from this

website or the Apple App store.

 

Keyword: listening

 

Phonetics: The Sounds of English and Spanish   http://www.uiowa.edu/~acadtech/phonetics/#

 

This site is intended for students of phonetics, linguistics and foreign language. It contains libraries

of the phonetic sounds of English, German and Spanish. Each consonant and vowel has an

animated articulatory diagram, a step-by-step description and video-audio of the sound spoken in

context. The Departments of Spanish and Portuguese, German, Speech Pathology and Audiology

and Academic Technologies at the University of Iowa collaborated in the development of this site.

 

Keyword: student tool

 

Picasso´s Guernica in 3D https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jc1Nfx4c5LQ

 

Lena Gieseke has created a three dimensional YouTube video of Picasso´s painting Guernica.

 

Keyword: art

 

Pictolang http://www.pictolang.com/

 

Pictolang is an online resource that uses authentic images to help teach language and culture.

There are four games available: visual word trainer, analyst game, word match game and picture

match game. Pictolang is based upon the Culturally Authentic Pictorial Lexicon (CAPL) project.

 

Keyword: classroom materials

 

Podcast | ECOS online http://www.ecos-online.de/solo-online/podcast

 

Spotlight with headquarters in Planegg/Munich is the publisher of the monthly magazine ECOS de

España y Latinoamérica which covers current events, interviews and cultural topics. At this site you

can listen to or download podcasts of articles appearing in ECOS. Subscribe via iTunes, Google

Reader or RSS.

 

Keyword: listening

 

Poesía en español – Spanish poetry http://www.poesia-inter.net/index.htm

 

At this website there are more than 10,000 poems in Spanish. Many have links to audio files and

English translations.

 

Keyword: reading

 

Portal Turismo Salamanca http://www.salamanca.es/es

 

Plan all details for a trip to Salamanca using this website.

 

Keyword: travel

 

Practica Español http://www.practicaespanol.com/

 

The news agency EFE, the Fundación de la Lengua Española (FLE) and the Instituto Cervantes have

collaborated to create Practica Español, a web portal for people who wish to learn Spanish.. The

content is current and covers a variety of topics such as Spain, the world, sports, entertainment,

travel, health, business, science, gastronomy. Visitors to the web site may choose an appropiate

level of difficulty and use the content to develop reading and listening skills. Text, sound and

images (video and/or photos) grammatical explanations and comprehension exercises offer ample

opportunities to learn and practice Spanish in an entertaining manner.

 

Keyword: classroom materials

 

Profe de Ele http://www.profedeele.es/

 

Profe de Ele is a blog that offers a variety of ideas, resources and activities. for Spanish students

and teachers Activities are available according to level of difficulty and may be used without

charge. This blog is edited by Daniel Hernández in collaboration with Lucía Martínez, Mar Galindo ,

María Méndez and Tatiana Gunko, all educators in Spain.

 

Keyword: student tool

 

Proyecto Salon Hogar http://www.proyectosalonhogar.com

 

Proyecto Salon Hogar is a website created to help students with their school assignments at home.

Here students PreK-12 will find online help, tools and resources in all content areas. Of particular

interest is the Spanish section which covers language, literature and communication skills. The site

was created by Hector Armando Garcia as a collaborative project and is endorsed by Puerto Rico´s

Department of Education.

 

Keyword: student tool

 

Punto y Coma: La audio magazine ELE para aprender y mejor tu español http://www.pycrevista.

com/

 

Punto y coma is an online magazine aimed at students at an intermediate to advanced level of

Spanish who wish to immerse themselves in the worlds of literature and the media to continue

adding to their knowledge. As a magazine of current events written by journalists and experts in a

variety of topics, Punto y coma features a diverse vocabulary and a broad spectrum of subjects

primarily focusing on the social and cultural aspects of Spain and Latin America. International

events are also covered. At this website selected articles can be downloaded as pdfs without

charge.

 

Keyword: current events

 

Quijote & Sancho http://quijotesancho.com

 

This website offers a linguistic and cultural overview of Spain. There are pages of grammatical

information, vocabulary, expressions, literature, tourism, gastronomy, art and more.

 

Keyword: classroom materials

 

Radio 5 Todo Noticias – Web Oficial – RETV.es http://www.rtve.es/radio/radio5/

 

Radio 5 Todo Noticias reports the news every 15 minutes. This site offers online streaming and a

RSS feed

.

Keyword: current events

 

Radio Ambulante http://radioambulante.org/en/

 

Radio Ambulante is a Spanish language podcast that tells Latin American crónicas or stories. The podcasts offer

a variety of thought-provoking stories from all

over Latin America and the Caribbean, and feature a wide variety of dialects of spoken Spanish. In addition to

each podcast, Radio Ambulante´s website have a complete transcript that can be downloaded and shared with

your students. For stories produced in 2015, there are video transcripts (in English) that accompany the stories.

In many cases there are also additional interviews with the producers, images, and supplemental background

information to provide further context related to the stories. The podcasts are available for download on iTunes,

SoundCloud, Stitcher, and Ivoox.

 

Keyword: listening

 

Radio ONU http://www.unmultimedia.org/radio/spanish/

 

This is the Spanish language site for the United Nations Radio. Each story can be listened to online

or downloaded and saved. RSS feed is available.

 

Keyword: listening

 

Read Conmigo http://www.readconmigo.org/

 

Infinity Insurance is the sponsor of a new program called Read Conmigo, a bilingual literacy

program that promotes bilingualism through access to developmentally appropriate Spanish

literature. By signing up at their Club Read program at this website, anyone can receive FREE K-5

bilingual books in the mail.

 

Keyword: reading

 

Real Academia Española http://www.rae.es

 

At this site you can access the online Diccionario de la lengua española (vigésima segunda edición)

and the online Diccionario panhispánico de dudas (primera edición). Both dictionaries are

published by the Real Academia Española.

 

Keyword: dictionary

 

Recorrido histórico por el Patrimonio Mundial en España http://www.mcu.es/patrimonio/MC/PatrimonioMundial/BienesDec/RecorridoHist.html

 

This website is dedicated to providing a graphic history of the sites in Spain that have been

declared World Heritage sites by UNESCO.

 

Keyword: culture

 

Resource: Teaching Foreign Languages K-12: A Library of Classroom Practices

http://www.learner.org/resources/series185.html

 

Teaching Foreign Languages K - 12 is a video library illustrating effective instruction and

assessment strategies for teaching foreign languages. All videos are appropriate for K - 12 teachers

of any foreign language. Created in conjunction with the American Council on the Teaching of

Foreign Languages (ACTFL), the library includes a 30-minute introduction and 60-minute overviews

of ACTFL's Standards for Foreign Language Learning and new assessment practices, as well as 27

classroom programs. In the half-hour classroom programs, teachers from schools across the

country model interpersonal, interpretive, and presentational modes of communication

throughout a range of grade and competency levels. Concepts of culture, comparisons,

connections to students — lives, and the importance of community are also integrated into the

lessons. A Web site and print guide accompany the video programs, providing a complete

professional development experience.

 

Keyword: professional resource

 

Resource: Teaching Foreign Languages K-12 Workshop

http://www.learner.org/resources/series201.html

 

The Teaching Foreign Languages workshop will help K-12 foreign language teachers improve their

practice by making connections between the National Standards for Foreign Language Learning

and current research in foreign language education. Workshop components include eight lively

half-hour video programs with leading researchers and practicing teachers discussing how the

standards play out in day-to-day classroom situations, a workshop guide available online and in

print, and interactive activities on the Web.

 

Keyword: professional resource

 

Resources for Spanish teaching and learning www.info-mania.org

 

Info-Mania.org offers an organized collection of resources to help teachers in lesson planning and

students in language learning. AP Units, Spanish-language news articles from BBC Mundo and El

Mundo, sources for podcasts, videos, art, literature, infographics, technology and more are

available. Especially useful is info-mania.org´s direct link to BBC Mundo´s Noticias en 60

segundos at http://www.info-mania.org/#!las-noticias-en-60-segundos/c1jb3 . BBC Mundo

publishes these videos around 7:30AM CST Monday through Friday. Spanish teacher Rachel

Casady has created and maintains this wonderfully rich website of resources for all teachers and

students.

 

Keyword: classroom materials

 

Revista Trabalenguas http://revista-trabalenguas.info/

 

Revista Trabalenguas is an audio magazine for intermediate and advanced students of Spanish as

a second language. Articles cover topics such as science and technology, culture, sports, Spain,

travel. Subscribe to the podcast in iTunes or listen at the website where you can also read the

article as you listen. You may also subscribe to the website via RSS feed. Revista Trabalenguas by

María Jesús Abilleira Pomar is licensed under a Creative Commons Reconocimiento-No comercial-

Sin obras derivadas 3.0 España License.

 

Keyword: listening

 

The Road to Santa Fe: A virtual excursion http://edsitement.neh.gov/road-santa-fe-virtualexcursion

 

The Road to Santa Fe serves as a virtual trip to the Southwest. This website features resources to

several cultural landmarks in that region of the country and provides historical context to them.

Follow the route of the El Camino Real, the ancient road in use for 300 years (1585 - 1885)

connecting Mexico City with Santa Fe, the capital of New Spain. Read detailed field notes for each

trail marker as you learn how this road transformed the Southwest. There are links to Santa Fe

museums such as the Museum of International Folkart which exhibits Hispanic FolkArts and serves

as a guide to the folklore of the region with historical overviews of the Pueblo and Spanish heritage

of the land, adobe, weaving and foods in both English and Spanish. The Road to Santa Fe is

inspired by Contested Homelands: Knowledge, History, and Culture of Historic Santa Fe, a NEHfunded

workshop for K-12 teachers directed by Rebecca M. Sánchez of the University of New

Mexico.

 

Keyword: culture

 

RTVE.es a la carte www.rtve.es/alacarta/

 

RTVE a la carte offers free access to all online broadcasts from Televisión Española and Radio

Nacional de España.

 

Keyword: current events

 

RutaEle Revista digital de innovación educativa para profesores de E/LE

http://www.rutaele.es

 

RutaEle is a website and a digital magazine with ideas and materials for Spanish teachers as well as

activities for the Spanish classroom. Issues are published every four months and each one offers a

wide range of activities which can be selected according to level or content. RutaEle is created by a

group of Spanish educators who believe in the benefits of sharing materials and ideas.

 

Keywords: classroom materials, teacher tool

 

Scholarships Argentina          http://scholarshipsargentina.org

 

Argentina Scholarships in partnerships with Euro Club of Córdoba, Law Club of Córdoba and The Argentine Culture Institute offers partial scholarships.  Their program listing includes Spanish and Culture Immersion, Latin American Studies, Internships, Volunteering Learning Experience, Teaching in Argentina as well as Spanish and Culture courses.

 

Keyword:  student tool

 

Señora B | Spanish Teacher and Learner http://senorab1972.wordpress.com/

 

Señora B has a wealth of resources for Spanish teachers: many activities in pdf form covering

literature, culture, reading, writing, listening and speaking as well as teaching techniques. This blog

is maintained by Spanish teacher Wendy Brownell. You can subscribe to this blog and receive

notifications of new posts by e-mail.

 

Keyword: classroom materials

 

Silabeador TIP http://tip.dis.ulpgc.es/es/silabeador

 

Silabeador TIP is a free online application that separates any Spanish word into syllables following

the norms of word division established in the Nueva gramática de la lengua española, Diccionario

panhispánico de dudas de la Real Academia Española and Ortografía de la lengua española

published by the Real Academia Española. This application has been created by Hernández-

Figueroa, Z; Rodríguez-Rodríguez, G; Carreras-Riudavets, F (2009). Separador de sílabas del español

- Silabeador TIP. Available at http://tip.dis.ulpgc.es

 

Keyword: dictionary

 

Sociedad Honoraria Hispánica http://www.aatsp.org/general/custom.asp?page=SHH

 

This website offers complete information about the Sociedad Honoraria Hispánica, an honor

society for high school students enrolled in Spanish and Portuguese sponsored by the American

Association of Teachers of Spanish and Portuguese.

 

Keyword: professional resource

 

Spanish 411 http://www.spanish411.net/

 

This website has tools,such as a dictionary and verb conjugator, vocabulary practice, grammar

lessons with practice exercises and links to more resources.

 

Keyword: student tool

 

Spanish Area http://www.spanisharea.com/index.htm

 

This website includes articles about Spanish grammar and pronunciation, illustrated pages with

thematic vocabulary, and practice exercises for grammar, vocabulary, reading, and listening.

 

Keyword: teacher tool

 

Spanish Audio Gazette http://lab.chass.utoronto.ca/rescentre/spanish/index.html

 

The Spanish Audio Gazette offers recordings of various Spanish dialects. Each recording is

accompanied by a transcript with glossed vocabulary. The recordings may be downloaded as .wav

or .mp3 files and the transcripts are available for downloading as Word documents or Adobe pdfs.

The Spanish Audio Gazette is a joint project between CHASS and The Department of Spanish and

Portuguese at the University of Toronto. Transcriptions relating to culture and language were

prepared by the Department of Spanish and Portuguese. Native speakers from different Spanish

speaking regions were chosen for the voice recording segment. CHASS provides technical

assistance with the audio recording/editing, web hosting and site design.

 

Keyword: listening

 

Spanish Authentic Resources http://spanauthenticresources.wikispaces.com/

 

Infographics, blogs and blog posts, newspapers and magazines online, forms, brochures, videos,

audio materials, picture prompts, communicative tool and much more are included in the

extensive collection of authentic resources in Spanish available at this wiki. Amy Lenord is the

curator.

 

Keyword: classroom materials

 

Spanish CALL Project http://www.indiana.edu/~call/

 

Juan Manuel Soto Arriví, Director of Instructional Technology at Indiana University, has created this

page of extensive links to grammar explanations and online and printable exercises as well as a

very impressive collection of websites dealing with cultural issues.

 

Keyword: classroom materials

 

Spanish Career Guide http://www.spanishcareers.com/

 

This site lists all types of employment requiring proficiency in Spanish. The jobs listed are located

throughout the United States.

 

Keyword: jobs

 

Spanish Conjugator http://www.spanishconjugator.com/

 

The Spanish Institute of Puebla has created a very useful tool for students and teachers. In

addition to conjugating all Spanish verbs in every tense, there are comprehensive explanations in

Spanish regarding what a verb is (voice, mood, tense, number and person, aspect), how verbs are

classified and what each tense means . Click on LINKS in the menu bar to see links to Spanish

Language Web Sites which cover a wide variety of topics such as cinema, magazines, online news,

online forums, dictionaries, , literature, online classes, teaching resources, vocabulary and more.

 

Keyword: student tool

 

Spanish-English Word Connections http://wordconnections.wordpress.com/

 

Steve Schwartzman´s blog offers a continuing series of short articles about the many connections

between words in Spanish and English. This blog will appeal to all students and teachers fascinated

by etymology.

 

Keyword: classroom materials

 

Spanish Fiestas - Spanish Travel Guide http://www.spanish-fiestas.com/

 

Spanish Fiestas is a very comprehensive guide in English to traveling in Spain. This site offers

detailed information on how to travel in Spain, excellent city guides, the top holiday destinations

and the top 10 festivals. The amount of information about Spain’s culture is impressive and is a

valuable resource for teachers and students. Subscribe to Spanish Fiestas’ blog via RSS.

 

Keyword: travel

 

Spanish Grammar Exercises http://www.trinity.edu/mstroud/grammar/

 

Professor Matthew D. Stroud of Trinity University in San Antonio, Texas has created this page of

grammar exercises covering adjectives, conjunctions, prepositions, pronouns and verbs.

 

Keyword: classroom materials

 

Spanish Grammar Online http://www.bowdoin.edu/%7Eeyepes/newgr/ats/

 

Enrique Yepes, Latin American Studies professor at Bowdoin College (Maine), has created this

website which offers a concise outline of essential grammar structures. with detailed explanations

and practice exercises.

 

Keyword: student tool

 

SpanishHeritage: Heritage and Native Speakers Teachers

http://groups.yahoo.com/group/SpanishHeritage/

 

This listserv is for teachers teaching Spanish to heritage and native speakers.

 

Keyword: professional resource

 

Spanish Heritage Language Forum http://www.cal.org/sns/listserv.html

 

The Spanish Heritage Language Forum (SHL Listserv for short) is sponsored by the Alliance for the

Advancement of Heritage Languages. This new resource is designed to facilitate the discussion of

issues by teachers who work with students whose native or heritage language is Spanish. SHL

Listserv members are invited to read and write messages about topics of interest or concern to the

Spanish heritage language community. All messages sent to the list will be approved by the

moderator before they are sent to the list.

 

Keyword: professional resource

 

Spanish in Texas http://spanishintexas.org/

 

Spanish Grammar in Context is a website that provides detailed grammar explanations and

examples of the Spanish language with accompanying practice questions and quizzes. Each

grammar point is illustrated with real-world video examples from Spanish speakers in Texas.

These video examples were created as part of the Spanish in Texas project. The purpose of the

Spanish in Texas project is to profile Spanish as it is spoken throughout Texas today. Accompanying

practice quizzes are available at https://canvas.instructure.com/courses/861104/. Spanish

Grammar in Context is an open educational resource. Spanish in Texas is part of the 2010-2014

program of the Center for Open Educational Resources and Language Learning (COERLL), a

National Foreign Language Resource Center at the University of Texas at Austin.

 

Keyword: student tool

 

Spanish in Texas Corpus http://corpus.spanishintexas.org

 

This website provides access to a corpus of Spanish and bilingual Spanish-English speech samples culled from

interviews and conversations among speakers of diverse personal profiles and regional origins throughout

Texas. The Spanish in Texas Corpus currently consists of over 500,000 words from 97 bilingual speakers living

in Texas. Video files, audio files, full transcripts, and POS annotations are available for download. Researchers

and educators will be given free access to the corpus. Access requires agreeing to abide by the site’s Code of

Ethics and registering for an account.

 

Keyword: professional resource, student tool, teacher tool

 

Spanish Institute of Puebla - Newsletters http://www.sipuebla.com/newsletters.htm

 

Each month the Spanish Institute of Puebla offers an online newsletter which covers a variety of

topics. Each newsletter has an audio clip so students can listen before, after or as they read the

article.

 

Keyword: reading

 

Spanish Language: Learn Spanish grammar, vocabulary and culture

http://spanish.about.com/

 

Gerald Erichsen is the guide for this site which offers materials for students of Spanish such as a

grammar glossary, word of the day, pronunciation, vocabulary, culture, literature, history of

Spanish, teaching resources , learning tips and more.

 

Keyword: classroom materials

 

Spanish Language & Culture http://personal.colby.edu/~bknelson/SLC/index.php

 

Barbara Kuczun Nelson of Colby College (Waterville, Maine) created this website of intermediate

and advanced Spanish grammar exercises. There are also study modules which use a cultural topic

as a point of departure offering reading, listening and grammar practice.

 

Keyword: classroom materials

 

Spanish Language News and Magazines http://libguides.mit.edu/content.php?

pid=146063&sid=1247903

 

This website of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology libraries offers an extensive collection of

links to electronic journals, newspapers and magazines in Spanish.

 

Keyword: reading

 

Spanish Listening : Learn Real Spanish http://www.spanishlistening.org

 

Spanish Listening has over 300 videos of native speakers from various countries of the Spanish

speaking world speaking on a variety of topics and at beginning, intermediate and advanced levels

of dificulty. Each video has a transcript, vocabulary list with audio clips and examples in Spanish,

and a quiz to check comprehension. There is no charge to use Spanish Listening.

 

Keyword: listening

 

Spanish Phone Conversations https://phone.lingnet.org/default_spanish.asp

 

This website is a comprehensive resource for finding level and topic appropriate phone

conversations. This site contains over 300 casual phone conversations in non-standard dialect

from six countries (Ecuador, Mexico, Peru, Cuba, Honduras and Argentina). The phone

conversations are group according to level and several topics. The conversations can be listened

to online or downloaded as mp3 files. This website was created by the Defense Language Institute

Foreign Language Center.

 

Keyword: listening

 

Spanish Playground http://spanishplayground.net

 

Spanish Playground offers practical advice and useful material for teaching Spanish to young

children. It is a source for supplemental material, activities, songs and games aswell as music and

book recommendations and links to authentic language activities.This website has been created

and is maintained by Spanish teacher, Jennifer Brunk.

 

Keyword: elementary grades

 

Spanish Proficiency Exercises http://www.laits.utexas.edu/spe/index.html

 

Spanish Proficiency Exercises provides a collection of video clips in which native speakers of

Spanish from several locations throughout Spain and Latin America discuss a variety of topics

ranging from simple (identifying basic objects) to complex (discussing the possible purchase of a

car). Vocabulary glossaries, sample sentences and mini-grammar explanations accompany each

video clip. The video clips are divided by level of difficulty: Beginning, Intermediate, Advanced and

Superior. Listen to these podcasts online at the website or subscribe via iTunes or RSS feed.

 

Keyword: listening

 

Spanish Simply http://www.spanishsimply.com

 

Tadina Ross, an early elementary Spanish teacher, maintains Spanish Simply to share ideas,

photos, games and examples that she has used in her Pre K through 3rd grade Spanish classroom.

Subscribe to Spanish Simply via RSS feed.

 

Keyword: elementary grades

 

Spanish Speaking Language Jobs in London, UK & Europe

http://www.multilingualvacancies.com/vacancies/spanish-language-jobs.php

 

Multilingual vacancies.com specializes in advertising language jobs in London, across the UK,

Europe and worldwide. It was launched in 2003 and it is the definitive European online-network for

those seeking bilingual jobs.

 

Keyword: jobs

 

Spanish Speaking online radios http://www.e-spanyol.hu/en/radio.php

 

This site offers more than 600 Spanish language online radios categorized by country. There are

links to radio station home pages as well as direct links to online broadcast streams and very

complete directions on how to listen to these stations.

 

Keyword: listening

 

SpanishTown http://www.spanishtown.ca

 

SpanishTown offers free Spanish language learning materials for all levels and all ages. There are

free vocabulary lists in PDF format with audio files of native Spanish speakers pronouncing the

words and phrases in Spanish. There are also crossword puzzles, word searches and matching

activities. Teachers may download and use all Spanish language materials without charge.

 

Keyword: teacher tool

 

Spanish Word of the Day http://www.bitesizedlanguages.com/wod/r/spanish

 

Register for free and Bitesized Languages will e-mail you a Spanish word of the day with an

example sentence. You may also choose to receive your word of the day via Twitter or RSS feed.

 

Keyword: classroom materials

 

Spanish Word of the Day http://www.spanishwordoftheday.com/

 

At this web site you can sign up to receive daily e-mails containing Spanish vocabulary items. Each

e-mail has an advanced Spanish vocabulary word, a beginning or intermediate word, four basic

vocabulary words presented by theme, a Spanish idiom, a slang word or expression, a proverb,

four cognates, an advanced Spanish phrase or proverb and a verb. There are sound files which

accompany the vocabulary entries. There is no charge to sign up for Spanish Word of the Day.

 

Keyword: classroom materials

 

Spark Enthusiasm http://www.sparkenthusiasm.com/

 

SparkEnthusiasm.com offers videos, links, power point presentations, ideas, and resources for

students and teachers. Although many of the resources at this website may be used without

charge, downloadable thematic units, holiday, vocabulary, and grammar power points, games,

grammar review sheets, inspirational quotes, and creative time savers may be purchased at the

Spark Enthusiasm store at Teachers Pay Teachers. Spanish teachers Amy Dunaway-Haney and

Kathleen Acosta are the creators of SparkEnthusiasm.com

 

Keyword: classroom materials

 

SpeakingLatino.com http://www.speakinglatino.com/

 

SpeakingLatino.com is a website rich in resources for Spanish teachers and students. There are

class activities, song activities, printable posters, learning tips, a searchable Spanish slang

dictionary, country comparisons, Spanish books and lessons and lists of additional websites.

Some of these resources are available for purchase while many are offered as freebies. In addition,

web masters Jared, a fluent Spanish speaker who learned Spanish as a adult, and Diana, a native

Spanish speaker, share their research and personal experiences about local Spanish from across

the Spanish-speaking world.

 

Keyword: student tool, teacher tool

 

Tabla Periódica de los elementos http://www.periodni.com/es/index.html

 

Looking for a new context for practicing letters and number? Cross-curricular connections? Take a

look at this online periodic table of the elements in Spanish. Place your cursor over an element to

see its name in Spanish.

 

Keyword: cross-curricular

 

Taller hispano http://www.cortland.edu/flteach/usafa/taller.html

 

Originally created at the behest of the Department of Foreign Languages, United States Air Force

Academy,1996/97, Taller hispano identifies appropriate and authentic materials and Spanish

resources on the net that relate to selected cultural themes, topics, and vocabulary presented in

many textbooks. This site is maintained by Dr. Jean W. LeLoup, Professor of Spanish, Emerita,

SUNY College at Cortland.

 

Keyword: culture

 

TareasPlus - Aprende matemáticas, física y química con videos http://www.tareasplus.com/

 

TareasPlus offers high-quality math, science, business, technology and language instructional videos in Spanish.

At present there are more than 1130 videos available. Many of these videos may be used without a fee. There

is a TareasPlus app available in the iTunes App Store and Google Play.

 

Keyword:rcross-curricula

 

Teaching Resources for Spanish Class http://www.spanish4teachers.org/

 

There are many useful resources at this website: lesson plans for Spanish teachers, Spanish

vocabulary lists, Spanish language interactive activities, literature, Spanish worksheets and

handouts, Spanish language exams and quizzes, Hispanic culture, neat Spanish teacher tools,

PowerPoint presentations, songs and videos for Spanish class, reading comprehension in Spanish,

IB Spanish AB-Initio Resources.

 

Keyword: lesson plans

 

Teaching with Music http://www.caslt.org/resources/modern-lang/spanish-resource-linksmusic1_

en.php

 

The Canadian Association of Second Language Teachers has created a page offering a wealth of

online resources that can help you integrate music as you teach Spanish as a second language. Be

sure to click on the Teaching with Music II link at the bottom of the page for additional resources.

 

Keyword: music

 

Tecla http://www.mecd.gob.es/reinounido/publicaciones-materiales/publicaciones.html

 

Tecla is an electronic magazine published monthly during the school year by the Consejería de Educación

(Embajada de España). Each issue has 3 articles ranging in levels of difficulty from beginner to advanced. Each

article has several exercises and activities for practice and extension. Articles and accompanying materials are

downloadable in pfd format.

 

Keyword: reading

 

TEESP Program http://manzana.esu16.org/groups/teesplevel1/

 

Technology Enhanced Elementary Spanish Program is a complete elementary curriculum created

in a three-year collaborative effort by Nebraska Educational Service Units #15 and #16 and area

schools and funded by a FLAP (Foreign Language Assistance Program) grant. At the TEESP wiki

there are links to lessons for the six levels of the program. Each lesson includes a pdf version of the

Lesson Guide for Teachers and each podcast can be played over the internet or downloaded via

iTunes. The completed program is available on iTunesU.

 

Keyword: elementary grades

 

Tesoro lexicográfico del español de Puerto Rico https://tesoro.pr/

 

Access an online lexicographic thesaurus of Puerto Rican Spanish at this site. This thesaurus is the

work of the Academia Puertorriqueña de la Lengua Española.

 

Keyword: dictionary

 

TIC Beat - Noticias de tecnología y análisis para entusiastas y empresas

http://www.ticbeat.com/

 

TIC Beat is a news service from Madrid with articles about technology. TIC is the abbreviation for

Tecnología de la Información y la Comunicación.

 

Keyword: reading

 

TodoEle http://todoele.net

 

TodoEle.net has been created by and for teachers of Spanish as a foreign language. This site offers

many resources related to teaching Spanish, including a collection of Spanish grammar exercises,

organized by grammatical topic.

 

Keyword: classroom materials

 

Tourism in Spain http://www.spain.info

 

This is Spain´s official tourism portal for the Tourist Offices of Spain in the U.S. There is a wealth of

information about regions and cities of Spain.

 

Keyword: travel

 

TTEspañol http://tweentribune.com/spanish

 

This is a free daily news site offered by the Smithsonian for use by K-12 teachers and students.

Each day its owners post the most compelling, relevant and interesting news for teens and tweens

are posted. These stories, which are updated daily, are selected for teens and tweens working

closely with professional journalists. Teens and tweens can comment upon these stories as well as

submit their own stories and photos. Teachers can choose to create a customizable page with

student log-ins.

 

Keyword: reading

 

Tu Tradición Latina http://tutradicionlatina.com/

 

Salvador Toro-Moya, professional musician and experienced in music education, has created this

website for the purpose of sharing the knowledge and pleasure of traditional Latin American

music. Several countries are represented with podcasts offering information about the artist as

well as a sampling of the artist´s work. Toro-Moya speaks at a normal speed and is easy to

understand. These podcasts can be downloaded from the website or subscribed to via iTunes and

RSS.

 

Keyword: music

 

Turisme de Barcelona http://www.barcelonaturisme.com/Castellano/

 

Turisme de Barcelona offers a wealth of information about Barcelona.

 

Keyword: travel

 

TurisValencia http://www.turisvalencia.es/en/home

 

Turis Valencia offers a wealth of information about Valencia as well as practical advice for planning

a trip.

 

Keyword: travel

 

Últimas noticias de Latinoamérica por Infobae América | Infobae.com América

http://america.infobae.com/

 

This website from Argentina offers the latest news from Latin America and around the world--

items of current interest, politics, business, economy, society, technology, sports, general

entertainment, editorial opinions. Videos and lots of photos accompany the stories.

 

Keyword: current events

 

Vamos a leer https://teachinglatinamericathroughliterature.wordpress.com/teacherresources/

 

Vamos a Leer is a blog that started as a monthly book group to support educators who wanted to

bring more Latin American content into their classrooms. It has expanded into a blog with

educator's guides that support the chosen books. Each guide includes background on the author

and book, thematic lessons and activities, and resources to support or extend the use of the book

in the classroom. The lesson plans and activities encourage the teaching of literacy through the

content areas and are linked to the Common Core Standards used in New Mexico. The books are

chosen for students in grades 3-12. Vamos a Leer was created by the Latin American and Iberian

Institute at the University of New Mexico.

 

Keyword: reading

 

VeinteMundos http://www.veintemundos.com/en/

 

VeinteMundos is a free monthly online audio magazine for intermediate and advanced Spanish

students. The texts are accompanied by key vocabulary and are written in varying degrees of

difficulty. Readers can instantly translate any word within the text by simply double-clicking it. A

pdf version of the magazine as well as mp3 audio files can be downloaded. VeinteMundos can be

viewed on iPhones, iPads as well as a computer. VeinteMundos is published by Idiomas

Internacionales de Chile, in collaboration with Spanish language schools in Spain and Latin

America. The project is sponsored by Yalea Spanish Immersion Programs and a RSS feed is

available.

 

Keyword: listening

 

VeinteMundos para Profesoreshttp://www.veintemundos.com/profesores/

 

This version of the audio magazine VeinteMundos has been created for teachers. At this website

there are teaching guides, student versions of the articles, audio mp3 files and vocabulary lists

which may be download for without any charge.

 

Keyword: teacher tool

 

Verbix – conjugate Spanish verbs http://www.verbix.com/languages/spanish.shtml

 

The goal of Verbix, an independent non-profit organization, is to promote and protect linguistic

diversity. This site offers free verb conjugations for hundreds of languages, ranging from national

and international languages to regional and even extinct languages.

 

Keyword: student tool

 

VideoEle - Curso online gratis con vídeos de español para extranjeros e inmigrantes

http://www.videoele.com/

 

 

VideoEle offers free videos and related activities for Spanish students. Each video lasts

approximately 3 to 6 minutes and emphasizes one or more of the following: lexicon,

communicative functions, grammatical elements or sociocultural aspects. Each video has a

transcript, teaching guide, interactive activities.

 

Keyword: teacher tool

 

Vikidia https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Vikidia

 

Vikidia is an online encyclopedia wiki for children. It is available in French, Spanish, Italian,

Catalán, English and Russian. The site focuses on presenting articles suitable for children from

eight to thirteen years of age.

 

Keyword: student tool

 

The Virtual Spanish Classroom https://virtualspanishclassroom.wordpress.com

 

The Virtual Spanish Classroom offers a wealth of resources for learning Spanish. Posted materials

include activities for listening, reading, grammar, writing, culture, music and vocabulary practice.

 

Keyword: teacher tool

 

Web de La Tuna http://tuna.upv.es/

 

La Tuna is the home page of the Spanish university student organization of the same name

dedicated to keeping alive the folk music and traditions inherited from the past. Choose selections

from a menu that includes customs, period costumes, history, and songs. You can listen to these

songs while reading the accompanying lyrics. An English version is available.

 

Keyword: culture

 

Welcome to Spanish 360 with Fabiana http://www.spanish360withfabiana.com/index.php

 

Spanish 360 with Fabiana offers a review of Spanish grammar, current events, literature and movies through

free podcasts and literature summaries. Each podcast is a conversation in Spanish with native speakers

covering a range of topics. Additional materials--transcripts, and explanatory notes in Spanish and English--are

available for each podcast for $4.99 or $5.99. The literature summaries--1 to 2 page summaries of popular

Spanish and Latin American short stories with a discussion or a critique of the major themes in Spanish--may be

purchased for $9.99. Fabiana is a language teacher and translator who was born and grew up in Buenos Aires,

Argentina.

 

Keyword: listening

 

Wordplay – Spanish Vocabulary Game http://www.wordplay.com/index/home

 

Wordplay is a free online game that helps students practice Spanish vocabulary. While playing the

game, students learn the pronunciation, spelling and meaning of each word. The game adjusts to

each student´s needs and provides vocabulary reviews that automatically change in frequency

based on the student´s demonstrated skill. Wordplay includes many features designed to support

teachers. Teachers can customize the game´s content, track their students and monitor their

progress. Tom Butt is the founder of Wordplay Learning LLC

 

Keyword: student tool

 

Yabla - Language Immersion - Learn Languages with Authentic Videos

https://www.yabla.com

 

Yabla is a video subscription service which provides a wide variety of authentic programming,

including TV clips, music, film, news reports, interviews and more. You can choose to have subtitles

and translations appear under the video and clicking on a word will search for its definition in the

dictionary pane. The play back can be slowed down so the speech is slower, or put on a loop to

repeat a certain word or phrase. Click the play game button to start the listening/cloze exercise and

type in the missing word. Yabla is similar to LoMásTv, but vetted with content suitable for younger

learners. There is a single user monthly fee of $14.95

 

Keyword: listening

 

Zambombazo http://zachary-jones.com/zambombazo/

 

Zachary Jones’s Actualidades blog is being retired and replaced by his new website, Zambombazo.

Zambombazo is a rich source of activities for Spanish students. Activities about art, music and

movies, puzzles, thematic readings, TV clips, vocabulary activities, songs with accompanying cloze

activities are among topics covered. Nearly every single day, new worksheets are posted on

Zambombazo. They are listed as "Worksheets” under "Temática” in the sidebar. These worksheets

are available at no charge for a limited time. Periodically, the older materials are archived into

ebooks, which contain an extensive amount of activities, for a reasonable price. These ebooks may

be purchased on Zambombazo at the Visit Our Store link. Zachary Jones, a Spanish teacher, and

Betsy Jones are the editors and main authors of this blog.

 

Keyword: classroom materials

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