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Spanish learning resourses

http://www.pimsleurapproach.com/resources/spanish/

The lessons are fragmentized and include vocabulary lists; grammar guides; lesson plans for teachers; interactive exercises and quizzes; useful links to websites with educational language games and online dictionaries; articles related to the language origin, the respective country’s history and culture, useful words and phrases from the everyday language, etc. Some of the lessons offer tips for improvement of the pronunciation.

Resource/Tool Description

Didactic Analysis

Other useful tools are the links to popular radio stations or TV stations where the learners can listen the natural language.

The lesson plans help the teachers to find new and creative ways to teach and to keep the students engaged. They can guide the trainer how present the material in more fun and innovative way. In the lesson plans are included some worksheets with exercises or quizzes that can be used for examination of the knowledge acquired by the students. The answer keys are also available next to each worksheet. The lesson plans are divided in different parts – purpose of the lesson; learning outcomes; materials needed; input from the teacher; example exercises and possible assessment methods.

Pros and cons:
+ The vocabulary is accompanied by audio and written pronunciation which allows the student to practice the pronunciation at home.
– Very little vocabulary topics – weather; shopping; meeting new people; ordering food and asking directions. Some languages offer also music; fashion; coffee and friends and family topics.

This tool presents interactive language lessons focused on basic elements of a foreign language in a way that beginner learners could acquire new knowledge immediately after some lessons. It could be used from the learners for self-preparation and practicing and from the trainers for preparation of lessons.

Technical Analysis

 

Complexity of the development / implementation of the content Medium. The material is divided into Grammar guides, vocabulary list, articles, games and useful links.
Comfort of use Easy
Skills and knowledge required Basic
Hardware requirements Computer, headphones, microphone.
Software requirements Adobe Flash Player required
Expected technological tendency/trend Medium
Open Source Yes Access Online
Mobile friendly No Registration required No

Additional Information

Level

A1, A2, B1, B2

Access

Online

Language

Arabic, French, German, Italian, Polish, Portuguese, Spanish

Mobile friendly

No

url

http://www.pimsleurapproach.com/resources/spanish/

Target group

Language teachers

Topic

Grammar, Reading comprehension, Speaking + phonetics, Vocabulary extension