Pathways Project OER Language Teaching Repository @ Boise State

The activities provided by the Boise State Pathways Language Teaching Repository serve as foundational activities which can be adapted by any language and scaled up or down on the proficiency scale. Activities are created by upper-division language students working in the World Languages Resource Center at Boise State University, in partnership with Idaho K-16 language instructors. Our activities seek to help students solidify their interpersonal speaking and interpretive listening skills through task-based situations or communicative activities. We recommend using these activities to help reinforce the content students are learning, allowing the students time to feel comfortable using the unit’s vocabulary and grammar structures through application. Please Note: Many of the activities on the Pathways Project OER Repository are created by upper-division students at Boise State University and serve as a foundation that our community of practice can build upon and refine. While they are polished, we welcome and encourage collaboration from language instructors to help modify grammar, syntax, and content where needed. Kindly contact PathwaysProject@boisestate.edu with any suggestions and we will update the content in a timely manner. For more information about the Pathways Project, please visit: https://www.boisestate.edu/worldlang/pathways/
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Studying Abroad!, Intermediate - SPANISH Foundation

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During this interpretive reading and listening activity students will start by answering some simple travel questions. Then, students will listen to a voice recording and attempt to answer questions on a worksheet. Using that information, they will decide in partners where they would want to study abroad and present the necessary information to the large group.

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Authors: Amber Hoye, Gabby Bates, Mardy Morales, Camille Daw, Mimi Fahnstrom

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Let's Make a Deal- English Foundations, Novice Low

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In this activity, students are learning about school supplies. The lab assistant will show a picture of an item and the first student that takes the item out of their backpack and says the name in the target language, will get the point. The lab assistant can also show something that can apply to them. They will be then asked a follow up question and if they can answer, they get the point.

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Authors: Amber Hoye, Camille Daw, Mimi Fahnstrom

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Travel Agents and Travelers, Spanish Novice Mid

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In this activity, students will talk about a vacation they would like to take and engage in conversation about traveling. Students will learn words relating to traveling and taking a vacation. They practice speaking to each other about planning a vacation. Students will also express personal opinions and thoughts about their vacation and hotel.

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Authors: Amber Hoye, Camille Daw, Mimi Fahnstrom

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Celebrations and dates - English Template, Novice High

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Students will practice talking about events and holidays. They will discuss the ways in which they celebrate events with family and friends in the past. Students will also be able to identify how other cultures celebrate local or national holidays. They will recommend places to celebrate birthdays or go on dates in their city, and practice how to talk about past friendships or relationships.

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Authors: Amber Hoye, Camille Daw, Mimi Fahnstrom

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Health, English Template, Novice Mid

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In this activity, students will learn what medicines treat which conditions and which relieve symptoms of illness in the target language. Students will learn to describe medicines and symptoms to be relieved. Students will discuss home remedies in Mexico. Students will also compare and contrast medicines and home remedies in the United States in comparison to Mexico.

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Authors: Amber Hoye, Camille Daw, Mimi Fahnstrom

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Let's go to the Supermarket- English Template, Novice High

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In this activity, students will go shopping at different grocery stores in search of the best prices for their foods. Students will use vocabulary involving food, money, and numbers. They will also learn about culture through use of discussing grocery stores. Students will also learn how to ask and answer questions about shopping and selling.

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Authors: Amber Hoye, Camille Daw, Mimi Fahnstrom

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You're Invited, English Template, Novice Mid

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In this activity, students will practice accepting and rejecting invitations. This includes students getting the chance to create their own invitation and invite students to activities. Students will learn more about activities, parties, times, and dates in the target language. Students will also learn how to politely accept and reject invitations. Students will also learn how to ask questions about specific information relating to parties and events.

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Authors: Amber Hoye, Camille Daw, Mimi Fahnstrom

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Days of the Week and School Subjects- English Template, Novice Mid

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Students will learn about and get the opportunity to practice the Spanish days of the week through two different activities. First, they will be asked to place the days of the week in order (for both the United States and Spanish speaking countries' calendars). Then, they will be asked to respond to what day of the week they do a certain activity. Students will also get additional practice with different school subjects through two interactive games.

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Authors: Amber Hoye, Camille Daw, Mimi Fahnstrom

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Family Tree- English Template, Novice Mid

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Students will be able to recognize family member classifications (i.e. abuela=grandma), describe family members, and accurately use vocabulary related to families. They will need to acquire information about another individual’s family and will practice describing their own family members. They will need to acquire information about a classmate’s family and they will practice describing that classmate’s family members.

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Authors: Amber Hoye, Camille Daw, Mimi Fahnstrom

Media, English Template, Novice-High

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Students will practice initiating conversations, sharing their personal opinions, and giving their preferences. Students will discuss their daily use of technology and who they stay in contact with on a regular basis. They will practice different scenarios and express how they would handle a situation.

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Author: Mimi Fahnstrom