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Answering Machine

Answering Machine

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In this activity, students listen to messages left on an answering machine in the target language and take notes. This activity is created for listening comprehension but extensions are included to make this a speaking assignment, also. This activity can be utlized at many different proficiency levels and for any spoken language. Included are ‘message’ templates for English, German and Spanish.

Subject:
Arabic
Cherokee
Chinese
French
German
Greek (Modern)
Hebrew
Hindi
Italian
Japanese
Russian
Spanish
Material Type:
Activity/Lab
Provider:
Center for Advanced Research on Language Acquisition (CARLA)
Author:
Diane J. Tedick
Date Added:
02/26/2019
Dancing with Words | Strategies for Learning Pragmatics in Spanish: Requests

Dancing with Words | Strategies for Learning Pragmatics in Spanish: Requests

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This unit focuses on how to make requests in Spanish, both linguisitically and culturally. Included are exemplary videoclips in Spanish, transcripts and a step-by-step, interactive study guide through: Encountering the Communicative Act, Learning and Performance Strategies, Identifiying Important Social Factors, Perceiving Dialectal Variances and a Summary of Key Points. The language samples are in Spanish, but the study of this pragmatic act is in English.

Subject:
Spanish
Material Type:
Activity/Lab
Provider:
Center for Advanced Research on Language Acquisition (CARLA)
Author:
Julie M. Sykes
Date Added:
02/26/2019
Exploring the Metro

Exploring the Metro

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In this lesson, students explore the Internet for information on the metro system as a means of transportation and for information on culturally appropriate and polite behavior for the metro. Students research polite forms of address and connect to a digital penpal in the target country. Students email digital penpals in the target country to ask about culturally appropriate behavior on the metro. Modalities include interpersonal communication, reading and writing. Language structures focus on forming questions and polite language. The acitivity includes a variety of role play scenarios. This activity is applicable for any written world language course.

Subject:
Arabic
Chinese
French
German
Greek (Modern)
Hebrew
Hindi
Italian
Japanese
Russian
Spanish
Material Type:
Activity/Lab
Lesson Plan
Provider:
Center for Advanced Research on Language Acquisition (CARLA)
Author:
Diane J. Tedick
Date Added:
02/26/2019
Four Corners

Four Corners

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In this activity, students are asked to make a decision or take an opinion on a given topic then defend that choice to a like-minded partner. Ultimately, each student writes their two top reasons for making that decision or taking that opinion. A group spokesperson then orally summarizes the written reasons to the rest of the class. This activity is applicable for any written world language course. Included are suggestions for adapting and extending this performance task.

Subject:
Arabic
Cherokee
Chinese
French
German
Greek (Modern)
Hebrew
Hindi
Italian
Japanese
Russian
Spanish
Material Type:
Activity/Lab
Provider:
Center for Advanced Research on Language Acquisition (CARLA)
Author:
Diane J. Tedick
Date Added:
02/26/2019
House Hunt

House Hunt

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In this activity, students predict what housing ads in the target culture will include and scan newspaper ads for information and style of the ads. They compare US housing and target culture ads. Using the style and language of the target culture, students write their own ad describing their ideal house. The language structures include present and future tense. This activity is applicable for any written world language course. Included are suggestions for adapting and extending this performance task. Included are sample housing ads in French and Spanish as well as roommate ads for French, German and Spanish.

Subject:
Arabic
Chinese
French
German
Greek (Modern)
Hebrew
Hindi
Italian
Japanese
Russian
Spanish
Material Type:
Activity/Lab
Provider:
Center for Advanced Research on Language Acquisition (CARLA)
Author:
Diane J. Tedick
Date Added:
02/26/2019
Inside Outside Circles

Inside Outside Circles

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In this activity, teachers can learn how to set up inside and outside circles to serve as icebreakers, warm-ups or reviews of specific vocabulary or grammatical structures. This activity should be for short periods of time to get students to interact in the target language. The language structures can vary as can the cultural topic. The modalities include speaking and listening. This activity is applicable for any world language course. Included are suggestions for adapting and extending this performance task.

Subject:
American Sign Language (ASL)
Arabic
Cherokee
Chinese
French
German
Greek (Modern)
Hebrew
Hindi
Italian
Japanese
Russian
Spanish
Material Type:
Activity/Lab
Provider:
Center for Advanced Research on Language Acquisition (CARLA)
Author:
Diane J. Tedick
Date Added:
02/26/2019
Let's Go to Costa Rica

Let's Go to Costa Rica

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In this activity, Spanish language students will write to tourism bureaus in Costa Rica for information about Costa Rica. First, they must research online for locations, destinations and contact information. Then, students compare and contrast business letters in Spanish and English. The writing process includes pre-writing, drafts, peer review and publication. Language structures utilized are questions, present tense and the conditional tense. Included are cultural extensions and peer review templates.

Subject:
Spanish
Material Type:
Activity/Lab
Lesson Plan
Provider:
Center for Advanced Research on Language Acquisition (CARLA)
Author:
Diane J. Tedick
Date Added:
02/26/2019
Newscast

Newscast

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In this lesson, students view, investigate, write, rehearse, perform and present the news. The format of the news in the US is compared to the format in the target country. The modalities include listening, reading, speaking and writing. The lesson could be utlized for any language that has news reports. Included are rubrics for evaluating the student newscasts as well as options for adapting the lesson to other language levels. Language structures for this performance task include present tense, past tense, future tense, embedded clauses and question formation.

Subject:
Arabic
Chinese
French
German
Greek (Modern)
Hebrew
Hindi
Italian
Japanese
Russian
Spanish
Material Type:
Lesson Plan
Provider:
Center for Advanced Research on Language Acquisition (CARLA)
Author:
Diane J. Tedick
Date Added:
02/26/2019
Obituaries

Obituaries

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In this activity, students predict what they will read in obituaries from the target culture. They compare US obituaries to those from the target culture. The language structures include the present and the future tenses. There are samples in German and Spanish but this activity can be done with any written language course. Included are adaptiations for language and extensions for culture as well as a multi-trait rubric.

Subject:
Arabic
Chinese
French
German
Greek (Modern)
Hebrew
Hindi
Italian
Japanese
Russian
Spanish
Material Type:
Activity/Lab
Provider:
Center for Advanced Research on Language Acquisition (CARLA)
Author:
Diane J. Tedick
Date Added:
02/26/2019
Pragmatics in Spanish: Advice, Suggestions, Disagreements, Complaints and Reprimands

Pragmatics in Spanish: Advice, Suggestions, Disagreements, Complaints and Reprimands

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This module focuses on some of the strategies in Spanish, both linguisitically and culturally, for giving advice, making suggestions and how to handle disagreements, complaints and reprimands. Gender differences are considered. Included are exemplary videoclips in Spanish, transcripts and a step-by-step, interactive study guide: Encountering the Communicative Act, Learning and Performance Strategies, Identifiying Important Social Factors, Perceiving Dialectal Variances and a Summary of Key Points. The language samples are in Spanish but the study of this pragmatic act is in English.

Subject:
Spanish
Material Type:
Activity/Lab
Lesson
Provider:
Center for Advanced Research on Language Acquisition (CARLA)
Author:
Julie Sykes
Date Added:
02/26/2019
Pragmatics in Spanish: Apologies

Pragmatics in Spanish: Apologies

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This module focuses on the ins and outs of apologizing in Spanish, both linguisitically and culturally. Included are exemplary videoclips in Spanish, transcripts and a step-by-step, interactive study guide: Encountering the Communicative Act, Learning and Performance Strategies, Identifiying Important Social Factors, Perceiving Dialectal Variances and a Summary of Key Points. The language samples are in Spanish but the study of this pragmatic act is in English.

Subject:
Spanish
Material Type:
Activity/Lab
Lesson
Unit of Study
Provider:
Center for Advanced Research on Language Acquisition (CARLA)
Author:
Julie Sykes
Date Added:
02/26/2019
Pragmatics in Spanish: Invitations

Pragmatics in Spanish: Invitations

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This module focuses on how to make invitations in Spanish, both linguisitically and culturally. Included are exemplary videoclips in Spanish, transcripts and a step-by-step, interactive study guide: Encountering the Communicative Act, Learning and Performance Strategies, Identifiying Important Social Factors, Perceiving Dialectal Variances and a Summary of Key Points. The language samples are in Spanish but the study of this pragmatic act is in English.

Subject:
Spanish
Material Type:
Activity/Lab
Lesson
Unit of Study
Provider:
Center for Advanced Research on Language Acquisition (CARLA)
Author:
Julie Sykes
Date Added:
02/26/2019
Pragmatics in Spanish: Service Encounters

Pragmatics in Spanish: Service Encounters

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This module focuses on how to interact in Spanish, both linguisitically and culturally, when one person (e.g., a vendor, office clerk, travel agent) asks and answers questions to provide a service or good (e.g., a product, an appointment, airline tickets) to another person. Dialectal differences are addressed. Included are exemplary videoclips in Spanish, transcripts and a step-by-step, interactive study guide: Encountering the Communicative Act, Learning and Performance Strategies, Identifiying Important Social Factors, Perceiving Dialectal Variances and a Summary of Key Points. The language samples are in Spanish but the study of this pragmatic act is in English.

Subject:
Spanish
Material Type:
Activity/Lab
Lesson
Unit of Study
Provider:
Center for Advanced Research on Language Acquisition (CARLA)
Author:
Julie Sykes
Date Added:
02/26/2019
Show and Tell

Show and Tell

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In this activity, students select and describe an item from another culture that has impacted the culture in the US. The student’s two minute oral presentation describing the item is followed by questions and answers between students and presenter. Cultural values are discussed. Included is a rubric for evaluating the oral presentation as well as extensions for other proficiency levels. This performance task could be used in any modern language course.

Subject:
American Sign Language (ASL)
Arabic
Cherokee
Chinese
French
German
Greek (Modern)
Hebrew
Hindi
Italian
Japanese
Russian
Spanish
Material Type:
Activity/Lab
Provider:
Center for Advanced Research on Language Acquisition (CARLA)
Author:
Diane J. Tedick
Date Added:
02/26/2019
Strategic Interaction

Strategic Interaction

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This activity focuses on the ability to invite, accept invitations, refuse invitations, politeness, persuasion and birthday celebrations. During the three stages, there is small group rehearsal and planning session, a role-played performance in front of the class, and whole class debriefing. The modalities include speaking and listening. This activity is applicable for any world language course. Included are suggestions for adapting and extending this performance task. Rubrics for scoring are provided as are additional role plays.

Subject:
American Sign Language (ASL)
Arabic
Cherokee
Chinese
French
German
Greek (Modern)
Hebrew
Hindi
Italian
Japanese
Spanish
Material Type:
Activity/Lab
Provider:
Center for Advanced Research on Language Acquisition (CARLA)
Author:
Diane J. Tedick
Date Added:
02/26/2019
Wedding Reception

Wedding Reception

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In this activity, students will write descriptions of guests who will be attending a wedding. The teacher hands out the descriptions to each student who asks and answers questions to find the mystery guest. Once each person has found their mystery guest, they must present them to the class explaining their likes, dislikes, residence, work, age, family, etc. The modalities include interpersonal communication as well as written and spoken presentational communication. This activity is applicable for any written world language course. Included are suggestions for adapting and extending this performance task as well as character descriptions for French, German and Spanish.

Subject:
Arabic
Cherokee
Chinese
French
German
Greek (Ancient)
Greek (Modern)
Hebrew
Hindi
Italian
Japanese
Latin
Russian
Spanish
Material Type:
Activity/Lab
Provider:
Center for Advanced Research on Language Acquisition (CARLA)
Author:
Diane J. Tedick
Date Added:
02/26/2019
What Keeps Me Busy?

What Keeps Me Busy?

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In this lesson plan for novice high second language students, students will negotiate, in pairs, a time to meet. They will communicate about their daily schedule, appointments and events. The language structures include present tense verbs and expressions for telling time. Culturally, students will compare their daily life and school schedules in the US with schedules in the target culture. The modalities include interpersonal communication, writing and reading. This four-page lesson plan is applicable for any world language course. Included are suggestions for adapting and extending this performance task.

Subject:
Arabic
Chinese
French
German
Greek (Modern)
Hebrew
Hindi
Italian
Japanese
Russian
Spanish
Material Type:
Lesson Plan
Provider:
Center for Advanced Research on Language Acquisition (CARLA)
Author:
Diane J. Tedick
Date Added:
02/26/2019