Some students listed that listening is still difficult for them, so I wanted to develop different activities on that this summer. I discovered an old archive of langchat which suggested giving students a written summary of a listening activity to correct. This is a great activity for beginners! I also want to further expand on myContinue reading “Creating more interpretive listening exercises”
As I posted before, at the end of the year, I ask students different reflection questions. While many times, some students LOVE an activity and others think it is the WORST activity ever, sometimes they match up. This year, a few of my students wrote that the listening activities were difficult. Now, I do differentContinue reading “Revamping some of my listening activities”
Another one of my confessions: I enjoy using the listening activities from the book. These are not the exclusive activities that I use for listening, but I like them because: They are pre-made. I already have a lot of prep. The vocabulary is repetitive and condensed. They are quick! I can cover one to twoContinue reading “Spicing up listening activities”
I LOVE this activity! It is a fun game that you can participate in this week. You must finish it by Friday afternoon and tweet the best pictures. I cannot wait!
Yesterday, I decided on a new way to call on students. We were practicing numbers, so I gave each student a telephone number from Spain. (I picked mostly fast food restaurants.) Then, I would read a pair of numbers. Each pair came to the front and did a quick exchange of their birthday in Spanish.Continue reading “Calling on students”
I am trying to not only blog about my favorites on Friday, but also use them in my class. This past week, I used an idea from Martina Bex with the fork idea that I blogged about this past Friday. I described a scene in Spanish and had students draw it. After that, I gaveContinue reading “Two listening activities are better than one!”
In last week’s #langchat on Twitter, we were discussing incorporating culture. On a side conversation, we ended up discussing good websites for Spanish commercials. I think it is important to remember that commercials are an easy way to show culture in class, and they are an authentic resource. Here are some ideas: 1. Here isContinue reading “Commercials in Spanish”
I always love doing stations, but it always seems time-consuming. Or I can’t come up with more than three ideas, and I want a fourth. This recent post from Kristy Placido made me want to use stations again! All I really wanted was four stations: listening, speaking, writing and reading. We are working on theContinue reading “Stations”
The past two days, my child has spit up on both outfits that I was wearing. This has required a quick costume change before work. However, I decided that my misfortune could be turned into a listening activity. I described my morning, and then I had my students recap in English. I could have alsoContinue reading “…And then my baby vomited on me”
For the airport unit, I found the following videos to use. They are commercials for different airlines in Spanish-speaking countries. http://m.youtube.com/watch?v=-3YzecSRBbY http://m.youtube.com/watch?v=FN9gIQNSGAo http://m.youtube.com/watch?v=-XuQ1UGFp1w http://m.youtube.com/watch?v=v-REviWIVVI http://m.youtube.com/watch?v=uqVl8zalFH8 If you want to show an “in-flight” movie to simulate a trip, I recommend the MisCositas videos. Hope these help with your airplane unit!