Tips for Success
What can be done to improve student understanding?
Vocabulary is essential in order to communicate effectively in the target language. Here is a list of ideas to improve vocabulary. Translator Warning: I cannot stress this enough, online translators should be avoided for creating sentences. They are "ok" for single words, but even then I want students to double check with me prior to using the translated words in projects.
Textbook Resource: http://tinyurl.com/LHSLIBRO
Vocabulary Websites & Apps: Quizlet, Memrise, StudyBlue These vocabulary sites allow students to create vocabulary sets, embed images associated with vocabulary and download apps to Android or iOS devices. The bonus to downloading to a device is the student has anytime/anywhere access to studying (standing in line at a store, on the athletic bus, during Liberty Hour...you get the idea).
Grammar can be tricky. I strongly encourage Liberty Hour tutoring for one on one support for grammar concepts. However, there are some sites to help improve basic grammar rules and applications.
Grammar Websites & Apps: Conjugation Practice, Study Spanish, Rocket Languages These free grammar sites allow students to learn about grammar rules and or practice grammar concepts. ConjuVerbs is an iOS app that costs $0.99, but it is rated the #1 iOS app for learning Spanish verbs. Conjugate Verbs is a free Android app.