SITE 2007

Technology as a Facilitator of Second Language Acquisition
Kimberly Tohill, Spanish teacher
Blue Mountain HS, Pennsylvania, USA

Introduction
Second Language Acquisition in the USA
Why Technology is Important to Language Acquisition
Practical Applications for a High School Spanish Classroom
Hot List of Outstanding Links

 

Second Language Acquisition in the USA

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Importance of Technology in Second Language Classrooms

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Practical Applications for a High School Spanish Classroom

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Hot List of Outstanding Links

American Council on the Teaching of Foreign Languages
 
http://www.discoverlanguages.org/i4a/pages/index.cfm?pageid=3392

National standards for world languages

Aula Diez
http://www.auladiez.com/spanish/spanish_exercises.html
Interactive exercises for advanced level students.

Indiana University
http://www.indiana.edu/~call/ejercicios.html
Interactive and printable grammar exercises; provides feedback for the correct answers.

La Paz Spanish Language School Online
http://www.cicclapaz.com/spanishonline.html
Interactive, beginner level exercises.

PodOmatic
www.podomatic.com
User friendly website on which you can easily create podcasts and upload them to the web.

Quia
www.quia.com/dir/spanish
Java Spanish games on basic activities; beginner level.

Real Academia Española
www.rae.es
The official authority of the grammar and lexicography of the Spanish language.

Real Academia Española
http://buscon.rae.es/draeI/
The official Spanish dictionary; provides Spanish to Spanish translation, does not translate to English.

Spa Leon
http://www.spaleon.com/index.php
Spanish verb conjugation drill practice.

Spanish Grammar Exercises from Colby University
http://www.colby.edu/~bknelson/exercises/
Excellent resource of interactive grammar exercises for all levels of students; many activities incorporate culture or well-known stories to enhance the grammatical points.

Spanish Plaza Hot List
http://www.spanish-plaza.com/hotlist
My own personal list of excellent websites for use in a Spanish classroom.

Study Spanish
www.studyspanish.com
Provides grammatical explanations along with interactive grammar exercises; also provides vocabulary, pronunciation help, verb drills, cultural notes, and more. This site has free content and also premium content available to paying members.

Super Spanish Websites
http://www.uni.edu/becker/Spanish3.html
Outstanding, comprehensive list of resources for Spanish grammar, vocabulary, culture, and more!

 

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