Spanish Grammar Exercises is a tutorial by Barbara K. Nelson, author of the interactive guided reading "Ojala que llueva cafe."(See MERLOT Peer Review of this excellent module as well.) Spanish Grammar Exercises consists of interactive exercises with feedback on verb tenses and usage, adjectives, adverbs, pronouns, prepositions and other topics. It also has self -check verb charts and vocabulary flash cards for Puntos de Partida. There are also external links to other Spanish grammar web sites.
Type of Material:
Drill and practice, tutorial
User needs Internet access, plug-in for sound.
Identify Major Learning Goals:
The learning goal is to enhance grammatical accuracy in order to improve speaking and writing in Spanish.
Target Student Population:
All levels of learners can find appropriate materials to work with at this site.
Prerequisite Knowledge or Skills:
Users will benefit from a basic familiarity with the Spanish language or should be studying Spanish.
The exercises are of adequate variety and depth, thedirections are adequate, and the organizational principle is clear.External links are extremely relevant. The self-check verb chart give the self-directed learner various choices in completing the exercise, allowing the student the ability to choose his level of interactivity with the software.The new exercise on reflexive verbs features music, a technique used in the Ojala que llueva cafe module. The adjerb and interrogative exercises also include sound files.
Potential Effectiveness as a Teaching Tool
This site is ready for immediate use in a classroom, or as an assignment to students for work outside of class. It has great potential for use by the self-directed learner who seeks reinforcement of grammar rules and forms. It can be integrated readily into any Spanish program. A range of learning assignments could be written incorporating the exercises.
Ease of Use for Both Students and Faculty
Very clean and functional design. It has a clear layout and is easy to navigate. The directions for the exercises are clear and easy to follow.
It would be a nice feature to have the Spanish Grammar Exercise graphic on the top of the exercise pages link back to the home page. There is a link to the home page at the bottom of the exercise pages, but this would simply provide another easy way to go home.
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