Some ways your child can make the most of his/her experience in Spanish are to:
■ listen carefully in class and be comfortable with a little uncertainty
■ try to speak only in Spanish in class and teach others outside of class
■ read bilingual books from the public library
■ play online Spanish games such as onlinefreespanish.com
■ watch favorite DVDs in Spanish with English subtitles
■ go to Hispanic restaurants and events like the Main Street Latin Festival in August
Some of the websites we might visit and your child may use for at-home practice:
- Great website with lessons on all kinds of topics:
This site covers many of the topics we go over in class and includes pronunciation practice, interactive questions, games, and cultural information.
- Vocabulary Practice website:
- Stories in Spanish:
This site has interactive stories where students can create part of the story or name the characters of the story. There are also activities.
4. Online Spanish Practice:
This website is full of activities and puzzles; an excellent link.
This site is easy to navigate and has many games that will appeal to elementary students. Some games may require you to become a member in order to play. Check with parents first.
6. Pronunciation Practice:
This site has audio pronunciations of the words students are trying to match as they play the game.
7. Geography Games:
Identify the countries. The game gives you the name of a country, you have to click the correct country.
8. Mi Mundo en Palabras: My world in words
This site has cartoon stories to teach vocabulary in Spanish.
9. 123-Teach me Spanish:
This site has games about vocabulary and holidays.
10. Online games in Spanish:
Free online games in Spanish based on vocabulary.
11. Digital Dialects Games:
This is a colorful and interactive game site with matching, elimination vocabulary and others.
12. Timed Games in Spanish:
This site has many games, most of them are timed and you can post your score on the website. This is a good site for older elementary students.
13. Interactive Maps to Label
Learn where the Latin American countries are located in the world.
Some fun Spanish Apps you can use include:
Fun Spanish by Study Cat
Learn Spanish with Lingo Arcade
Rosetta Stone for Kids