grammar guide for use in writing, a writing style manual, and "Herramientas de español," an extensive outline of essential Spanish structures based on John Turner's "All the Spanish Grammar You Really Need to Know."
Spanish Proficiency Exercises is a compilation of brief video clips in which native speakers of Spanish from various locations throughout Latin America and Spain demonstrate various language tasks. The site incorporates proficiency topics, divided by level of dificulty: Beginning, Intermediate, Advanced, Superior. The specific topics include video clips, vocabulary lists, phrases lists, and mini-grammar explanations.
This WebQuest is a simulation through which student groups select one of six different Spanish-speaking countries to research and then plan an excursion to. Through specific roles, students collaborate to plan a trip that has been thoroughly researched and includes consideration of economic and geographical features of the country, culture and places of interest, activities, weather, budget, exchange rates, and health and safety advisories. Students conduct this research through Internet sites and, based on their role descriptions, make recommendations for foreign travel. Students then collaborate among group members to create a PowerPoint presentation on the country they have researched.