Teaching Spanish but feel like those smartphones your students love are getting more attention than you are? Use them to your advantage. There are a number of tools and resources available that allow you to incorporate mobile technology into your lessons – Spanish songs and music, Spanish podcasts, and of course, apps for learning Spanish.
However, with so many Spanish language apps to choose from, how do you know which digital tools are right for your classroom? Here are three questions to ask to make sure you’re getting the most from your Spanish language app:
- Is it engaging?
Yes, ¡AsÍ lo digo! includes flashcards and activities for engaging practice at your fingertips.
Spanish vocabulary flashcards allow you to flip the card to learn the English equivalent, listen to a native Spanish speaker pronounce the word, and even record your own voice pronouncing the word for comparison. Activities allow you to practice listening and reading comprehension.
By providing practice in an app format that can be downloaded to your iPhone or iPad, you are linking learning with the way your students experience the world. Since the app does not require online access, students can study anytime, anywhere, using their own device.
- Is it easy to use?
The app is a quick and easy way to learn, practice, and review Spanish vocabulary. As you work through ¡AsÍ lo digo!, you mark your attempts as “correct” or “incorrect” and a status bar indicates your progress. This provides a simple, visual way to track your success as you work through the app.
Built with trusted content from ¡AsÍ se dice! in mind, the app stands on its own for any Spanish language learner.
- Is it cost-effective?
¡Así lo digo! is available for only $0.99 per course through the iTunes Store.
For the month of September 2015, you can download the app for free making it an easy way to introduce mobile learning to any Spanish class.
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