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Eye on Curriculum: Languages

September 11th, 2013

worldSeptember is fully underway, which means our Eye on Curriculum blog series has switched focus to another featured section: Foreign Language. With our classrooms becoming more diverse, there has never been a more opportune time to incorporate new languages and cultural traditions into your lesson plans.

abcteach is proud to provide you teaching materials for five unique languages: American Sign Language (ASL), French, German, Italian, and Spanish. We also have a comprehensive section for English as a Second Language (ESL) teachers and students. Within each section, you’ll find a diverse array of resources, including posters, worksheets, activities, interactive games, and more, for learning the language as well as cultural traditions. Our materials range from beginner level to more advanced, are adaptable to all school settings, and can be used with any student age group (including adult learners!).

In honor of Hispanic Heritage Month starting shortly, our first featured language is Spanish. Take a peek below to find a sampling of the categories found on our free and member sites. The topics covered include everything from conjugation to cultural traditions, and can be used in conjunction with your classroom curriculum or for practice at home.

 Free

• Basic Grammar – pronunciation, verbs, tenses, and spelling
• Culture – holidays and daily life
• Flashcards – seasons, days of the week, animals, and sports
• Math/Numbers – Spanish number words, addition, simple problems, and flash cards
• Reading Comprehension – topics include American history, science, geography, and more for multiple age groups
• Vocabulary – weather, sports, Montessori, interactives, senses, colors, and more.

 Member
(Did you know that our member site provides over 20 additional Spanish categories? Check them all out today!)

• Booklets
• Children’s Stories
• Diaries/Journals
• Elementary Level (K – 5)
• Geography
• Glyphs
• Algebra
• Rebus
• Spanish 2
• Writing

Learning new languages opens the door for new experiences, relationships, and seeing the world from a different perspective. In the next couple weeks, we will journey through our other language sections, bringing you special highlights to share with your students and colleagues… and maybe even your family at home!

Posted by Lindsey Elton, abcteach Team

 

3 Responses to “Eye on Curriculum: Languages”

  1. Kathrine

    It sounds fun! I look forward to utilizing some of the Spanish resources later in the year. If I could request a language, I would like to see some Hebrew resources in the upcoming months. Thank you!

  2. admin

    Hi Kathrine,

    It’s great to hear that you will enjoy these! And thank you for the suggestion concerning Hebrew resources. Your request is being sent to our editors, and we will do our best to accommodate.

    Have a great week,

    The abcteach Team

  3. Judi Bloomberg

    Hi

    I second that. I would love to see things in Hebrew. I use a lot of your papers but end up having to cut them restick them with writing in Hebrew.

    Judi

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