Resources for Multiple Languages
SPANISH – ESPAÑOL
SELF-TEACHING FOR STUDENTS
🙂 Para estudiantes también
Una base de datos colaborativa de archivos audio auténticos muy breves (menos de dos minutos) sobre una gran variedad de temas (escuela, familia, eventos mundiales, etc.) grabados por locutores nativos, libres de derechos para un uso pedagógico o personal. Los archivos mp3 están clasificados por nivel del CECRL y pueden escucharse directamente en línea, bajarse uno por uno o por abono al podcast.
An interactive online learning platform that offers vocabulary and grammar review for multiple languages. Activities include completing sentences with logical phrases, selecting the appropriate translation, and matching translations. Also includes a listening component to guide pronunciation.
Beginner-level language learning through words and phrases. The user is presented with words and phrases, plus their English translation and an audio clip demonstrating pronunciation. After each set of phrases, the user is asked to review the information learned via exercises like matching, listening comprehension, and sentence formation using provided words and phrases.
Practice verb conjugations either by identifying verb forms or typing in requested verb forms (I recommend the latter, which seems to me more useful). Beware, it can become totally addictive!
Platform to learn and review vocabulary at different levels of proficiency, from beginning to advanced. Offers audio pronunciations of each word and a review mode where users are asked to identify the correct term and pronounce the words.
This very good Spanish-English dictionary has much to offer: a Spanish translator, verb conjugations, interactive flashcards, a language guide (a series of articles on Spanish usage), and a forum.
Learn one word a day with SpanishDict— subscribe to the service and receive a new word per day in your inbox with numerous examples of its usage in Spanish (with English translations), or simply look at the list on the SpanishDict site.
It includes one smaller corpus that focuses on historical changes and genre-based variations and a second much larger corpus that includes dialectal variations. Great source to create vocabulary activities!
COLUMBIA CORPUS DE CONVERSACIONES PARA ELE
Video recordings of spontaneous conversations among Spanish natives from numerous Spanish-speaking countries. Descriptions and transcriptions of the conversations are included as well as activities for various proficiency levels.
Here you will find video recordings of Spanish learners of different levels answering several questions, a written transcript of what they say, and exercises that will guide you interactively to notice features about their talk, as well as answers to those exercises. The purpose of the site is to:
- Learn to evaluate Spanish proficiency levels.
- Access a Spanish corpus of beginner to advanced learners of Spanish.
RESOURCES FOR TEACHERS
This website is part of the Instituto Cervantes. It offers resources and services for teachers, students, or any other professional interested in the Spanish language and culture. It is divided into five main categories: Teaching of Spanish, Literature, Language, Arts, Sciences.
A very complete and up-to-date online magazine dedicated to the teaching of Spanish as a Second Language. You can find detailed descriptions of in-class activities.
This website is built by teachers for teachers. You can share, search for teaching materials, resources, job offers, discussion groups etc.,
Website to create comics. You can find a tutorial here.
Collection of short films in Spanish
This site offers very interesting podcasts and it includes the transcripts. Wonderful to create class activities. More appropriate for Intermediate level.
Weekly podcast offering news highlights in simplified Spanish at a slow pace. The podcast is intended for learners who already have a grasp of some basic grammar and vocabulary.