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Cleveland Spanish Language Meetup Message Board › Resources for Learning Spanish- please add each resource in its own message

Resources for Learning Spanish- please add each resource in its own message

Norah
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Cleveland, OH
Post #: 10
Dear All:
I thought I would add this message board so we could share resources for those learning the language at all levels. Please make an individual message for each individual resource you wish to share so that it is easier to surf. ¡Gracias!
Norah
user 12691109
Cleveland, OH
Post #: 11
Free online Spanish courses (thank you, Ricky, for sharing this!):
http://www.memrise.co...­
Norah
user 12691109
Cleveland, OH
Post #: 12
www.hulu.com has a Latino section for movies and television shows in Spanish. Some are subtitled in English.
Norah
user 12691109
Cleveland, OH
Post #: 13
Resources from the Cuyahoga County Library on Spanish and other languages:
http://www.cuyahogali...­
Norah
user 12691109
Cleveland, OH
Post #: 14
Hi. This is an excerpt of a study skills packet for high school students which I created about a billion years ago:


FOREIGN LANGUAGE
STUDY SKILLS:
Keep all vocabulary words and phrases (and their English translations) on index cards. Use different colors of index cards for verbs, nouns, descriptive words, and phrases.

Boost vocabulary by looking up synonyms/antonyms of words already learned.

Speak into a tape recorder and play back recording to analyze pronunciation, speed, and cadence of phrases spoken in the foreign language.

Create a system of hand gestures that reflect any accent marks used in the language being learned. Use these gestures when saying or spelling words. This physical movement can aid in remembering where both vocal emphasis and written accent marks fall in words.

Below is a listing of tools that are often handy for students learning a new language:
dictionary or thesaurus with translations (note: these can often be a hindrance to beginning language learners who may not be adequately equipped to chose the proper word)
grammar book and quick-reference study card (which usually fit in a binder and are often available in college and other bookstores)
pre-recorded, commercially available language instruction tapes


TAKING LEARNING FURTHER:
Set up a time with classmates to converse in the language being studied. For example, friends studying Spanish could meet for a “Spanish Table” every Wednesday during lunch. Try to include learners who are at different levels.

Visit community centers and museums, watch films and television shows, read newspapers and other periodicals, and listen to music that focus on the culture or are in the language being studied.
Norah
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Cleveland, OH
Post #: 15
Another excerpt from a different section of that study skills packet I wrote ages ago:


Taking Notes in Language Class
You can come up with shortcuts for common phrases, words, etc. For example, a student taking Spanish could use “c/” for “con” (which means “with” and is often abbreviated in English as “w/”).
Transfer vocabulary words onto index cards from which you can study. You can write the English word on one side with its translation (as well as any information about the word, such as masculine or feminine, article, antonyms, or usage) on the reverse.
You can bring a dictionary with you to class and look up words about which you are unsure of the meaning. Dictionaries and grammar books are also helpful for determining plural or conjugated forms of words.
You can ask the teacher to spell new words on the blackboard (and not just give them orally) so that you can copy them down correctly.
It is important to make sure that you have notes written correctly the first time. You can share notes with a classmate or ask a friend or family member who is proficient in the language to look over your notes. For example, students who are just learning a language could fax their notes to a friend who knows the language and could point out spelling or grammar errors.
If you are in an advanced language class, you can practice taking notes in a foreign language by watching a television show (such as the news) or a videotape in that language and writing down what is important.
If you have trouble reading the teacher’s writing, ask for clarification as everything, including accent marks, counts in language class.
Norah
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Cleveland, OH
Post #: 16
This site links to common verbs and conjugations: http://www.linguasorb...­
A former member
Post #: 1
Here is a live interactive way of learning spanish online!
Here is the link:
http://www.bbc.co.uk/...­
Norah
user 12691109
Cleveland, OH
Post #: 17
Spanish slang

http://www.bbc.co.uk/...­
Norah
user 12691109
Cleveland, OH
Post #: 18
Some online news in Spanish
http://www.bbc.co.uk/...­
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