ACADEMIC YEAR 2013 - 2014Overview: Unit One
Getting to Know You
Please complete the form below
Please click on SUBMIT when you are finished.
The expressions in Spanish in the concept map above are recorded below
Pronounciation Practice / Audio Support
Follow the link below to access material to help you to practice your pronounciation. You will be able to listen as well as engage in oral activity. If you are using a lap-top, the built-in microphone and speakers would be available. If you are using a PC, you will need to equip yourself with a headset and speakers.
Follow the link below for access to material for listening and pronounciation practice. You will be provided with copies of the written script so that you can follow the words as you listen.
Using Video Support
Follow the link below for more videos to support your internalization of basic greetings as well as of formal and informal modes of addressing persons
Follow the link below for an opportunity to check your progress with regard to numbers, dates and providing personal details
Follow the link below for access to three listening activities and the answer keys.
Listening Comprehension Activities
The activities provide you with opportunities to practice develop your listening skills. Listen to the material as often as may be necessary for completing the listening tasks.
Check the key only AFTER you have completed the tasks.
TELLING THE TIME
SURVEY: How do you feel about technology-supported teaching / learning?
Follow the link below for access to the related survey.
Complete it and SUBMIT
STATING PREFERENCES ¿Que te gusta / gustan?
Follow the link for audio material to support your internalization of material related to
TAREA ESCRITA - MIS PREFERENCIAS DUE DATE - Monday, November 4, 2013
After studying the material with which you have been provided, respond in Spanish to the following questions.
Personalize the sections highlighted in 'Mi colegio y mi casa'
Prepare your response at spanish.typeit.org (See guidelines below), in order to be able to key in the accents. Then copy and paste it in the word document that will be attached at edmodo.com
ORAL SUBMISSION - READING. You will be provided with the scripts.
All assignments are to be 'turned in' as attachments at edmodo.com
¿A QUÉ HORA? - STATING THE TIME AT WHICH EVENTS OCCUR
Use the template below to formulate your responses to the video-related task:
TELLING THE TIME - ¿Qué hora es?
Follow the link below for more opportunities to engage with the content and practice telling the time in Spanish
GAME-SHOW REVIEW - TIME
Follow the link below to access a game-show that allows you to check how much you remember about telling the time in Spanish. See how many points you can gain.
ARTICLES -INDICATING THE GENDER OF NOUNS
In Spanish, a noun has a gender. It is either masculine or feminine. THAT GENDER IS FIXED. ARTICLES are used to indicate the gender of the nouns.
The presentation below explains the concept, identifies the different articles in both the singular and plural forms and provides some practice
View the presentation and complete the activities
If you are unable to access the presentation, follow the link below for the same material in a different format
Practice with Flashcards
http://quizlet.com/2038879/chapter-1-para-empezar-flash-cards/ (includes expression for the weather)
Please note that you will need to register on the site in order to access the audio facility
Task: Datos Personales
You are looking for an e-pal from a Spanish-speaking country.
Prepare a document in which you provide information about yourself. Enhance with graphics
Include the following details:
TASK: GUIDED WRITING - MI MISMO / MISMA Due Date: Monday, 14th October, 2013
TYPING SPANISH ACCENTS
Follow the link below to access a site that allows you to easily type Spanish accents and other Spanish characters without a Spanish keyboard
Please note that you are only permitted ONE attempt at this activity.
ON-LINE QUIZ #2 - Spanish-speaking Countries Date Due: Thursday,
Follow the link below for access to the activity
GOOD LUCK AND ENJOY
Identify the Country
Have some fun identifying the locations of Spanish-speaking countries. The link below will take you to a map with dots for each country. Click on "Start". Match each dot with the name of the country that appears.
Try another game.
Task 3 Date Due: Monday 24th September, 2012 (PSS2b)
ORAL ACTIVITY 1
Now that you have finished listening and practicing your pronounciation skills, here is an exercise to allow you to apply what you have learnt.
You are required to provide a recording of your responses to the tasks listed below.
CULTURE CAPSULE Due Date: Thursday, 12th December, 2013. Submission by GroupsLATIN AMERICAN EXPLOSION
With regard to the inclusion of videos, simply copy and paste the URL of the video in your document.
I will view your CDs with a computer that is on-line, so I will be able to access and view the videos
REFLECTIONS DUE DATE: Friday, 13th December
Take some time to reflect upon your journey in learning Spanish during this Semester
CREATING YOUR WIKI PAGE
JOINING THE WIKI
Follow the link below that will take you to the wiki created for your class.
Use the Screen-cast immediately below to guide you through the stages of creating your page on the wiki.
Consolidate this information by going through the screen shots that follow
EDITING AN EXISTING PAGE ON THE WIKI
Follow the process for editing as outlined in the graphic below.
LINKS TO CLASS WIKIS