Course CalendarHoward Community CollegeCourse Calendar (Calendario) Name of Class: Reading and Writing for Spanish Speakers
Semester: 1ATeacher Name: T. KowittText: Grammar in Action
|Text Chapter(s)||Other Topics Covered|
|1||· Chapter 1||· Hello|
|2||· Chapter 2||· The Classroom|
|3||· Chapter 3||· The Family|
|4||· Chapter 4||· At Home|
|5||· Chapter 5||· Downtown|
|6||· Chapter 6||· Working at the Mall|
|7||· Chapter 7||· Money|
|8||· Chapter 8||· Shopping and Recreation|
|9||· Chapter 9||· Food|
|10||· Chapter 10||· Finding an Apartment|
|11||· Chapter 11||· Applying for a Job|
|12||· Chapter 12||· Transportation|
|13||· Chapter 13||· A Visit to the Doctor|
|14||· Chapter 14||· Work Rules|
|15||· Chapter 15||· School|
Free ESOL Website Curriculum
Here are some of the main websites I have used to teach literacy to my students:
http://www.word2word.com/ To learn ANY language
www.word2word.com/coursead.html#english To learn English
www.word2word.com/coursead.html#spanish To Learn Spanish
(This program is surprisingly popular with high school kids!)
AMERICAN ENGLISH/SPANISH/GERMAN PHONETIC ALPHABET
a) Click on "American English" with the American flag.
b) DOUBLE CLICK on the kind of sound you hear ("stop," "fricative," "nasal," etc.)
c) CLICK on the ACTUAL LETTER you want to HEAR.
d) SEE the side view of the face and tongue SAY the sound after you CLICK the BLUE PLAY TRIANGLE IN A BLACK CIRCLE.
e) WATCH the video of the person SAYING the sound by CLICKING THE BLUE TRIANGLE IN A BLACK CIRCLE under the picture of a person's chin.
f) CLICK on the megaphone icons to HEAR the words containing the sounds.
(Important Technical Requirements:
You need Flash 7 or higher plug-in to use this web site. If you do not see an animation in the box to the left you will need to install the Flash Web Player
Please use the Firefox browser if possible.)
1B) English for SPANISH speakers. See and Say.
Many phonetics lessons as well IN SPANISH!
2A) STARFALL! http://www.starfall.com/
Do all 4 levels in order to learn how to read phonetically! Don't forget earphones or speakers! PRINT OUT THE WHOLE SITE for students to follow (it is a self-paced course)
You can also print out the letters individually for free at
***I have created my own assessments for the Starfall program which I administer orally.
www.childrenslibrary.org/ Read books in 50 languages!
WAY OF LEARNING 100'S OF VOCABULARY WORDS IN 11 LANGUAGES! (Just place mouse over ANY IMAGE to HEAR words!)
English (English) Italian (Italiano) Arabic (عربي)
Spanish (Español) Portuguese (Português) Mandarin Chinese (普通话)
French (Français) Russian (Русский) Japanese (日本語Nihongo)
German (Deutsch) Hebrew עברית
It is best with Quicktime (which you may have to download onto your computer. Otherwise, your computer will automatically go into Media Player which is not as useful for this site).
LEARN HOW TO WRITE THE BLOCK ALPHABET:
ANIMATED: Draws the upper case and lower case letters of the block alphabet.
Lower case letters
To see the animation, move your mouse over a letter. CLICK ON THE LETTER TO SEE IT WRITTEN INDIVIDUALLY!
3B) FOR PRINTOUTS FOR CLASS GO TO: http://www.enchantedlearning.com/letters/old/
FOR BLOCK LETTER BOOKLET.
FOR CURSIVE BOOKLET: http://www.enchantedlearning.com/letters/
3C) LEARN HOW TO WRITE IN CURSIVE!
Upper case cursive
Lower case cursive
To see the animation, move your mouse over a letter. CLICK ON THE LETTER TO SEE IT WRITTEN!
Learn how to WRITE paragraphs in English (many lessons for Spanish speakers)
BILINGUAL SPANISH/ENGLISH SPEAKING EDUCATION (by the MAKERS of Starfall)! Designed for SPANISH SPEAKERS in ESOL.
4A) www.PUMAROSA.com Do BOTH levels and learn English in 28 days!
(This is a BRILLIANT Spanish/English program for teens and adults! Click on words. MAKE SURE YOUR SPEAKERS ARE ON.)
TO ORDER BOOKLETS AND ASSESSMENTS ORDER ON CD ROM go to:
5A) From Beginning to Advanced English language learners:
Use audio/visual www.eslgold.com/ to help advance speaking, listening, reading, writing, grammar, vocabulary, pronunciation skills. The website also preps the kids for business English, using idioms, and the taking the TOFEL. It is best with Media Player (which you may have to download onto your computer. Otherwise, your computer will automatically go into Quicktime which is not as useful for this site).
A compilation of hundreds of English learning websites, but organized and categorized into appropriate learning levels.
5C) Comprehensive Argentinian website with the most lessons, assessments, videos etc. for English language learning (for Spanish speakers).
Homepage in English/Spanish
http://www.ompersonal.com.ar/sitemapenglish2.htm Site map in ENGLISH
http://www.ompersonal.com.ar/mapadelsitio2.htm Site map in SPANISH
MOST POPULAR WEBSITES WITH STUDENTS
Learn English by playing basketball.
They also love learning English through music:
Bilingual song, videos and lyrics! (Spanish/English)
This memory game is most popular with my students