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Opportunities for Summer World Language Practice

 

According to the National Summer Learning Association, all children experience learning loss when they do not engage in educational activities over the summer and on average, students lose about two months of grade level equivalency over the summer months.  Allow your children the opportunity to improve or enhance their proficiency. Below are a few ways to keep students engaged in World Languages this summer:

 

1.  Read books in the Target Language.  Visit the World Language selection of your local library and give the links to students.

2.  Use your online textbook tools to review material from the year. 

3.  Read or Listen to a series of current events in the Target Language.  Record any notes or summaries on template.  Use online sites and templates listed below.

4.  Attend a Language Cafe session or peer conversation drop in class. Check your local area for details and provide to students.

5.  Comment on class discussion outlets like GAFE or Edmodo folders that contains readings, prompts, etc.  If you have a learning management system like Blackboard or Canvas, you can create class discussion threads too!

6.  Watch your favorite movies set to the Target Language.

7.  Create a GOOGLE VOICE and have students leave recordings on a variety of given prompts or assignments.

 

8.  Look up local events in your area that feature targeted culture or language.  Give students the dates and have them write a reflection of their day.  Every city is going to have a lot of tourism events at local restaurants or museums. After students have attended, they could turn reflections into you via email.

9.  Practice Target Language through online sites.  A few are listed below.  Others are listed on our website: http://www.connectwithlanguages.com/teaching-world-languages-through-technology.html

 

 

 

Skill

 

Speaking

Spanish

Reading

BBC Bitesize

http://www.bbc.co.uk/schools/gcsebitesize/spanish/

Writing

BBC Bitesize

http://www.bbc.co.uk/schools/gcsebitesize/spanish/

 

Spanish Storybirds

http://mfl-storybirds.wikispaces.com/Spanish+Storybirds

 

BBC Mundo

http://www.bbc.co.uk/mundo/

 

Practice Español

http://www.practicaespanol.com/en/

 

Listening

BBC Bitesize

http://www.bbc.co.uk/schools/gcsebitesize/spanish/

 

BBC Bitesize

http://www.bbc.co.uk/schools/gcsebitesize/spanish/

 

Notes in Spanish

http://www.notesinspanish.com/

 

 

Cuentos Junior

http://www.cuentosjunior.com/

Skill

 

Speaking

 

Reading

 

Writing

 

Listening

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Summary Template

Use this template to write summaries and capture notes from current events.  You could also have students add to the chart 3-5 things that they learned from the reading.  Here is an example of what I used to give students in my Spanish classes.

 

Noticias

 

Fecha

Enlace

Título

Cosas que aprendí

Resumen

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Posted Wednesday 06/03/15 12:00 AM
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