Top 7 sites for L2 and Foreign Language teachers 2014


Fun. Fabulous. FREE. Here’s my top lucky 7 besties of all as of February 2014. ELL, Foreign Language (FL) and ALL SUBJECTS – CLASSTOOLS Classtools is a free, interactive site where teachers can prepare games and resources with minimal or no experience. Included as part of the free resources there is the Fruit Machine (which helps in selecting students to do tasks without them raising … Continue reading Top 7 sites for L2 and Foreign Language teachers 2014

Sopas


Continuing with the food Unit, we decided on “Sopas” because the creative projects will be more ecclectic. We included nutrition facts, Creativity suite, Pop Art, and other mini lessons. For this one, we kicked off with Pixie 3 and followed this lesson. First we used KIDSPIRATION to produce this web Then we switched to PIXIE 3 and prepared the slideshow Afterwards we added a Math … Continue reading Sopas

Spanish/ESL project ideas using Dollgames


Dollgames are are word-less, silent, often print-free flashgames that focus on one skill. It could be creating a virtual dish such as Ecookinggames.com. These games actually follow true recipes. Hence, they can be used by adults as well. Ecoooking Learning parts of the house The fun does not end there. There are also games dedicated entirely to decoration. They often come with background music, which … Continue reading Spanish/ESL project ideas using Dollgames

Spanish project idea: Preparando pizza


I used Pixie 3 to focus on the main skills: ID the main components of pizza (our food unit) Divide them into vegetales, frutas, carnes, pan Put together a creative piece Elicit student sentences by providing a template. PStep 1, refresh the names of possible meats, veggies, cheese, etc. Divide them. PS: Tomatoes and Mushrooms are swapped on this one. Have the kids fill out … Continue reading Spanish project idea: Preparando pizza

L2 patterns, sequence, and repetition


In my 15 years as a linguist and teacher I continue to develop more appreciation for patterns. Patterns, as we describe them in the field, are behavioral repetitions. Our brains do not only expect them, but actually await for them eagerly. Why? Because they become quickly familiar and, as a result, they are also manageable. As language teachers, NEVER underestimate the power of repetition. Use … Continue reading L2 patterns, sequence, and repetition