Course Calendar

Howard Community CollegeCourse Calendar (Calendario) Name of Class:  Reading and Writing for Spanish Speakers
Semester:  1A
Teacher Name:  T. KowittText:  Grammar in Action 

Week

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

PHONETICS

1A) www.uiowa.edu/~acadtech/phonetics

  (This program is surprisingly popular with high school kids!)

AMERICAN ENGLISH/SPANISH/GERMAN PHONETIC ALPHABET  

INSTRUCTIONS

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.

http://club.telepolis.com/phonetics/index_listening.html

Many phonetics lessons as well IN SPANISH!

http://club.telepolis.com/phonetics/indexa.html 

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READING

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

http://www.starfall.com/n/N-info/download.htm

***I have created my own assessments for the Starfall program which I administer orally.

www.childrenslibrary.org/ Read books in 50 languages!

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2B) AUDIO/VISUAL  

WAY OF LEARNING 100'S OF VOCABULARY WORDS IN 11 LANGUAGES! (Just place mouse over ANY IMAGE to HEAR words!)

http://www.languageguide.org/

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). 

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3A) HANDWRITING:

LEARN HOW TO WRITE THE BLOCK ALPHABET:  

ANIMATED: Draws the upper case and lower case letters of the block alphabet.

Uppercase: http://www.handwritingforkids.com/handwrite/manuscript/animation/uppercase.htm 

ANIMATED;

Lower case letters

http://www.handwritingforkids.com/handwrite/manuscript/animation/lowercase.htm

 

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.

http://www.enchantedlearning.com/letters/old/all.shtml

FOR CURSIVE BOOKLET: http://www.enchantedlearning.com/letters/

http://www.enchantedlearning.com/letters/cursiveall.shtml

 

3C) LEARN HOW TO WRITE IN CURSIVE!

Upper case cursive

www.handwritingforkids.com/handwrite/cursive/animation/uppercase.htm

Lower case cursive

www.handwritingforkids.com/handwrite/cursive/animation/lowercase.htm

To see the animation, move your mouse over a letter. CLICK ON THE LETTER TO SEE IT WRITTEN!

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ADVANCED WRITING

www.ompersonal.com.ar/OMWRITE/contenidotematico.htm

Learn how to WRITE paragraphs in English (many lessons for Spanish speakers)


 

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SPEAKING

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:

www.pumarosa.com/order/order.htm

¡Hable Inglés en sólo un año! Spanish Lessons for English http://www.sherton.com.ar/

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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).

5B) http://www.agendaweb.org/

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).

http://www.ompersonal.com.ar/

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 

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MOST POPULAR WEBSITES WITH STUDENTS

http://www.marks-english-school.com/games.html

Learn English by playing basketball.

They also love learning English through music:

www.morkol.com/index.php/

http://www.musicalenglishlessons.org/

Bilingual song, videos and lyrics! (Spanish/English)

http://www.ompersonal.com.ar/ommusic.htm

This memory game is most popular with my students

http://www.1-language.com/memorymatchelem/food/memori1.swf

http://www.1-language.com/memorymatchelem/ 
 

 
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