N. Spanish Interpersonal Speaking: Intermediate

FAQ and Resources for the Open Educational Resource (OER) Language Teaching Repository

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This document contains answers to Frequently Asked Questions for the Open Educational Resource (OER) Language Teaching Repository. The Pathways Open Educational Resource (OER) Language Teaching Repository, an initiative from the Boise State University Department of World Languages, is an open and collaborative network of instructional materials and professional development created by and uniquely for Idaho’s K-16 language teachers and students. Teachers and students participating in the Pathways Project come from different fields of study and schools across Idaho to create open (i.e., free), digital activities that support the teaching and learning of foreign languages and promote intercultural competence. We hope to impact the opportunities learners have to connect to the global world!

Material Type: Teaching/Learning Strategy

Authors: Amber Hoye, Camille Daw, Mimi Fahnstrom

Celebrations and Going on Dates, Intermediate Low, Spanish, Activity Provided by Boise State University's World Languages Resource Center

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In this activity, students will discuss Spain's New Year 12 grape tradition, going on dates in their own city, and their own holiday traditions. This activity could be modified from focusing primarily on the L1 culture to the L2 culture in order to integrate more culture into the activity. This activity is more conversation based and less culture based, though it does discuss some Spanish traditions.

Material Type: Activity/Lab

Authors: Amber Hoye, Gabby Bates, Abby Cain, Mardy Morales, Alexandra Garcia, Ismenia Gallegos, Borja Aguilera, Camille Daw, Mimi Fahnstrom

Span. 201 Lab 3 - Emoji Bingo - Intermediate Low

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Students will practice discussing their preferences, how to defend and support their ideas. Students learn topics through a game of bingo and express how relevant certain ideas are over others. Students will use technology to communicate with peers about their preferences on a variety of topics.

Material Type: Activity/Lab

Authors: Amber Hoye, Gabby Bates, Abby Cain, Sue Juarez, Mardy Morales, Alexandra Garcia, Borja Aguilera, Camille Daw, Mimi Fahnstrom

Span. 201, Lab 09 La Naturaleza/Nature Spanish Intermediate Mid

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Students will be able to exchange information about recycling, the environment, and animals around the world. Students will learn how to describe nature and explain their opinions regarding the environment. Students will also be able to communicate with others and present their opinions to the rest of the class on their ideas on nature.

Material Type: Activity/Lab

Authors: Amber Hoye, Gabby Bates, Abby Cain, Alejandra Garcia, Sue Juarez, Mardy Morales, Alesandra DiMatteo, Ismenia Gallegos, Borja Aguilera, Camille Daw, Mimi Fahnstrom

Span 201, Lab 13: La ciudad/The City, Spanish Intermediate Mid

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Students will be able to ask for directions, information, and recommendations in the target language. Students will also learn to provide directions and information to other students. Students will play a game of "Chutes and Ladders" and answer trivia questions in the target language.

Material Type: Activity/Lab

Authors: Amber Hoye, Gabby Bates, Abby Cain, Alejandra Garcia, Sue Juarez, Mardy Morales, Alesandra DiMatteo, Ismenia Gallegos, Borja Aguilera, Camille Daw, Mimi Fahnstrom

Span. 202 Lab 3 - El bienestar y la tecnología/ Wellbeing and technology - Intermediate Mid

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In this lab, students will evaluate how social media affects their wellbeing and describe how they feel about certain current events. Students will learn to express personal feelings and opinions regarding literature, social media, and news. Additionally, students will create follow-up questions to create a conversation with others.

Material Type: Activity/Lab

Authors: Amber Hoye, Abby Cain, Alejandra Garcia, Sue Juarez, Mardy Morales, Alesandra DiMatteo, Ismenia Gallegos, Borja Aguilera, Camille Daw, Mimi Fahnstrom

Span. 201 Lab 7 - La Vivienda/Housing - Intermediate Low

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In this lab, students will discuss where they live, the furniture they have in their home, and where one might be able to shop for certain household items. Students will learn how to describe furniture, housing, and useful household items. Students will also express opinions about furniture and where they prefer to live.

Material Type: Activity/Lab

Authors: Amber Hoye, Gabby Bates, Abby Cain, Alejandra Garcia, Sue Juarez, Mardy Morales, Alesandra DiMatteo, Ismenia Gallegos, Borja Aguilera, Camille Daw, Mimi Fahnstrom

Span. 201, Lab 12: Vamos al banco Parte 2/Let's go to the Bank Part 2, Spanish Intermediate Mid

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In this lab, students will continue to practice using terms and vocabulary regarding banking. They will build off of the vocabulary learned in the previous lab, such as banks, banking, money saving and transactions.

Material Type: Activity/Lab

Authors: Amber Hoye, Gabby Bates, Abby Cain, Alejandra Garcia, Sue Juarez, Mardy Morales, Alesandra DiMatteo, Ismenia Gallegos, Borja Aguilera, Camille Daw, Mimi Fahnstrom

Span. 202 Lab 2 - ¿Alguna vez te conté sobre…?/Did I ever tell you about...? - Intermediate Mid

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Students will be able to recount events that have happened to them using vocabulary about health and body parts. Students will learn to discuss injuries, illness, and medical related events. Students will also learn more about insurance and medical costs.

Material Type: Activity/Lab

Authors: Amber Hoye, Gabby Bates, Abby Cain, Alejandra Garcia, Sue Juarez, Mardy Morales, Alesandra DiMatteo, Ismenia Gallegos, Borja Aguilera, Camille Daw, Mimi Fahnstrom

Span. 201 Lab 8 - Idiomas del Mundo/World Languages - Intermediate Low

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Students will learn which languages are spoken in which countries as well as be able to recognize Spanish accents from around the world. Students will learn more about accents from different Spanish-speaking countries by recognizing the differences in played recordings.

Material Type: Activity/Lab

Authors: Amber Hoye, Gabby Bates, Abby Cain, Alejandra Garcia, Sue Juarez, Mardy Morales, Alesandra DiMatteo, Ismenia Gallegos, Borja Aguilera, Camille Daw, Mimi Fahnstrom

Span 201. Lab 10, El medio ambiente/The environment, Spanish Intermediate Mid

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Students will discuss the environment and their favorite ways to get around and things to do outside. Students will also be able to compare and contrast between transportation options in both their hometown and Spanish speaking countries. Students will be able to express their opinion regarding the environment and transportation and back up their argument using Spanish.

Material Type: Activity/Lab

Authors: Amber Hoye, Gabby Bates, Abby Cain, Alejandra Garcia, Sue Juarez, Mardy Morales, Alesandra DiMatteo, Ismenia Gallegos, Borja Aguilera, Camille Daw, Mimi Fahnstrom

Span 201, Lab 11: Vamos al banco Parte 1/Let's go to the Bank Part 1, Spanish Intermediate Mid

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In this lab, students will continue to practice using terms and vocabulary regarding banking. They will build off of the vocabulary learned in the previous lab, such as banks, banking, money saving and transactions.

Material Type: Activity/Lab

Authors: Amber Hoye, Gabby Bates, Abby Cain, Alejandra Garcia, Sue Juarez, Mardy Morales, Alesandra DiMatteo, Ismenia Gallegos, Borja Aguilera, Camille Daw, Mimi Fahnstrom

Span. 202, Lab 4: Vamos al gimnasio / We're going to the gym, Spanish Intermediate Mid

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In this activity students will chat about familiar situations and daily activities. Students will chat about their personal preferences, in particular their favorite sports. They will practice how to appropriately plan for others through asking and planning accordingly to their responses.

Material Type: Activity/Lab

Authors: Amber Hoye, Abby Cain, Alejandra Garcia, Sue Juarez, Mardy Morales, Borja Aguilera, Camille Daw, Mimi Fahnstrom

Span. 202, Lab 05: La Entrevista / The interview, Spanish Intermediate Mid

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Students will talk about future careers and how to interview. They will discuss several interview questions and styles through different scenarios with a partner. Students will also decide how to appropriately answer questions or how to come to a resolution to these situations on their own or with a partner. Students will be able expand their answers using formal language in an interview style activity.

Material Type: Activity/Lab

Authors: Amber Hoye, Abby Cain, Alejandra Garcia, Sue Juarez, Mardy Morales, Borja Aguilera, Camille Daw, Mimi Fahnstrom

Span. 202, Lab 06: Invenciones creativas/Creative Inventions - Spanish Intermediate Low

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Students will use their imaginations to create inventions and describe their usage to their classmates in the target language. Students will describe preferences and use reasoning to support their argument as to why their invention should be developed.

Material Type: Activity/Lab

Authors: Amber Hoye, Abby Cain, Alejandra Garcia, Sue Juarez, Mardy Morales, Alesandra DiMatteo, Ismenia Gallegos, Borja Aguilera, Camille Daw, Mimi Fahnstrom

Span 202, Lab 11: El gobierno y la política/ Government and Politics - Spanish Intermediate Mid

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In this activity, students will have the opportunity to create a campaign commercial to run as the new president of Boise State. They will practice using vocabulary related to governments and actions that political figures take. Students will be able to discuss preferences relating to politics and government.

Material Type: Activity/Lab

Authors: Amber Hoye, Abby Cain, Alejandra Garcia, Sue Juarez, Mardy Morales, Alesandra DiMatteo, Ismenia Gallegos, Borja Aguilera, Camille Daw, Mimi Fahnstrom

Span. 201 Lab 6 - Cómo ser el mejor compañero de cuarto/How to be the best roommate - Intermediate Low

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Students will discuss their daily habits and personal preferences. They will exchange information about their living situations. Students will practice appropriate ways to confront roommates about different types of conflict.

Material Type: Activity/Lab

Authors: Amber Hoye, Gabby Bates, Abby Cain, Sue Juarez, Mardy Morales, Alexandra Garcia, Borja Aguilera, Camille Daw, Mimi Fahnstrom

Span. 202, Lab 10: Un programa nuevo / A new television program - Spanish, Intermediate High

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Students will discuss and give reasons for their preferences and interests. They will practice discussing characters, plots, and elements of programs they already enjoy. Students will also decide appropriate ways to share their ideas in creating a new television program with a small group.

Material Type: Activity/Lab

Authors: Amber Hoye, Gabby Bates, Abby Cain, Alejandra Garcia, Sue Juarez, Mardy Morales, Borja Aguilera, Camille Daw, Mimi Fahnstrom

Span. 202 Lab 8 - El Arte / The Art - Intermediate high

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In this lab students will share their interpretations on artwork. They will discuss how they can talk about art and express their opinion with a partner or in a group. Students will answer questions across different time frames (past, present, future).

Material Type: Activity/Lab

Authors: Amber Hoye, Gabby Bates, Abby Cain, Sue Juarez, Mardy Morales, Alexandra Garcia, Borja Aguilera, Camille Daw, Mimi Fahnstrom