Spanish is spoken in far more places than just Spain or Mexico, yet most Spanish textbooks hardly ever emphasize the multinational aspect of the language.
Enhance your teaching with these fun interactive exercises / computer games
which will help students "grasp" the simple concept: Se habla español en muchos países.
Spanish Interactives Mean Automatic Differentiation!
The exercises are done on computer and work right inside a web browser! Each exercises consists of a matching drag-and-drop game where students have to pair up Spanish synonyms. Download the preview to see it in action -- the preview has 4 games for you to try out. The full download has 16.
With computer-based instruction, all students can be actively engaged at once in the computer lab -- and each one will be working at his or her own pace to achieve mastery.
I taught Spanish for 12 years and developed an extensive Spanish-instruction website to help my students. My exercises really led to mastery -- and trust me, the ones in the textbooks I used generally didn't.
The solution to passing the AP Exam: Practice, Practice, Practice!
Every student I trained for the AP Spanish exam passed it, and exercises like these with fun, intensive practice that leads to mastery, is a big reason for that record of success.
These exercises could be used for enrichment/enhancement or you could make them an extra credit activity -- OR, you could incorporate them into your core curriculum in order to give your students a more well-rounded understanding of Spanish as a multinational language.
LOOKING FOR MORE SPANISH INTERACTIVE EXERCISES? THESE MIGHT BE JUST WHAT YOU NEED:
Spanish Self-Checking Interactive Exercises: -ar verbs, Present Tense
Spanish Self-Checking Interactive Exercises: -er verbs, Present Tense
Spanish Self-Checking Interactive Exercises: Verbs like Gustar
NOT AN INTERACTIVE, BUT COULD BE USEFUL IN CLASS...
If you show "Una pareja de idiotas," or Dumb and Dumber in class, you might like the following vocabulary sheet I developed for class use of the movie:
Spanish Vocabulary Worksheet for Dumb and Dumber / Una pareja de idiotas
Spanish Exercises by Elise Parker