Test your students prior knowledge of world languages during National Foreign Language week, or any other time during the year. There are 14 multiple choice questions in Spanish about the origins of English, origins of Spanish and other world languages. Most questions deal with Indo European languages, though a few questions are about Native North American languages and non Indo European languages in Europe. A lot of the vocabulary used is cognates, so even Intermediate students should be able to read and take the quiz. Its a fun way to practice reading skills like cognate recognition and building on prior knowledge while introducing basic linguistics or the study of the history of Spanish.
A full answer key is included.
Kirsten Cox, linguistics, world languages, Spanish 3, 4, 5, AP/IB, National Foreign Language week activity, La semana nacional de lenguas extranjeras, linguistica, lenguas mundiales, historia de español, historia de inglés