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Online timer as CI

I was recently doing a write/pass/draw activity where I wanted to use a timer to give the class a limit. I usually just use google timer or the regular classroom timer where it counts down on a clock. Previously, I … Continue reading

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CI Midwest Takeaways 2

It’s been about a busy month since CI Midwest took place but we finally have some time to post a few more of our thoughts and takeaways. Notes from Justin Slocum Bailey’s (@indwellinglang) session:

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Buzz Reading

I use this technique to practice reading. It may involve a lot of re-reading, great for extra repetitions, but the students enjoy its game aspect. I call it Buzz Reading, but other names include Bell Reading. All you need is … Continue reading

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Sims in Spanish

Sim games are pretty popular among teenagers, and with this game in Spanish, students can practice their Spanish vocabulary of building a house and creating an avatar. Según el sitio: “¿Qué es Habbo? Habbo es una comunidad virtual dirigida a … Continue reading

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As other teachers have pointed out, Trivia Crack is the latest craze in app-games. The best part is you can play this game in Spanish. Have students “challenge” each other or create a class tournament. Sure, some of the questions … Continue reading

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Using Whiteboards in FL class

My students love using individual mini-whiteboards. If you don’t have a class set: get one now! There are several budget-easy options. The first one, is to go to a hardware store such as Menards, Home Depot, etc. Look for a … Continue reading

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Adivina Quien Guess Who Spanish game

I know many teachers would love to play the game Guess Who in Spanish to practice descriptions in their early level classes. Teacher’s Catalogue’s offer the game Guess Who or the Spanish vesion Adivina Quién for $25-35 dollars. I don’t … Continue reading

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Ser and Adjectives flashcard game

Want a more engaging way to teach adjective agreement. This flashcard game makes it fun and easy, especially for those visual students. http://www.teacherspayteachers.com/Product/Ser-Adjectives-Flashcards Students will match the correct subject pronoun, the correct form of the verb ser, and the correct … Continue reading

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Food Vocab Bingo

Continuing with our last blog in regards to food, today we present you a fun game that is great to practice vocabulary and increase vocabulary. Instead of just playing Bingo and calling out the word in English and having them … Continue reading

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