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    Teaching Spanish Online: Free Resources?

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    This summer I am teaching Spanish online for the first time. The course is Spanish level 1 for college students. I am using video tools in conjunction with a course delivery system and textbook website. If anyone has recommendations of free apps...

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    RE: Essential Questions

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    I appreciate the great ideas we are all sharing here, and would like to offer some more - based on a larger look at curriculum. I know many of us are limited to the text assigned by the school, but I have also been able to develop units that go beyond...

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    RE: Essential Questions

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    Some great Essential Questions related to elementary foreign language learning as as follows: What is (French, Spanish, Mandarin, Portuguese, etc.)? How doe we label the world around us in (name of language)? Why, in world that...

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    RE: Essential Questions

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    The Greece Central (NY) School Distrct has posted a very helpful list of Enduring Understandings and Essential Questions related to many of the typical topics taught in language classes. It is a great resource!

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    RE: Essential Questions

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    Our district started using EQ's many years ago (I've already been retired for 3). Initially, the concept seemed silly and obvious to me. However, the mandate to use LbD and LEQ's forced me to become much more cerebral and analytical about my content,...

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