On the website created by LanguageGuide.org, users move the mouse over an image to hear vocabulary pronounced. The images and sound files are arranged by category. The categories include numbers, body parts, animals, house words and more. There are many languages available, and for Spanish you can choose vocabulary from Mexico or Spain. You can use this site to practice Spanish vocabulary with kids in many different ways.
Visit LanguageGuide.org and click on Spanish vocabulary from Mexico or Spanish vocabulary from Spain.
Practicing Spanish Vocabulary
Within each category, the project has features for practicing Spanish vocabulary. First, there is an option for choosing the level: beginner, intermediate or advanced.
There is also a menu where kids can select listening or speaking practice. If they choose listening practice, they will hear a word pronounced and need to click on that word. If kids choose speaking practice, an image is highlighted and they say it aloud before clicking on the advance button to see if they were correct. Users can also save words that they want to practice later.
Spanish Vocabulary in Sentences
Languageguide.org is designed to help language learners master individual words related to a topic. For young language learners it is important to incorporate the Spanish vocabulary into sentences. Of course, there are lots of ways to do this, but one of the easiest is to use the words in questions.
Try activities like these:
– For beginners, you can do a listening activity where they match the sound of a word. Say a word in a simple sentence ¿Dónde está el caballo?, and they discover the picture by moving the mouse over the images to hear the words and find the sound that matches what they heard in the question.
– Describe a picture. Children identify what image you are describing and move the mouse over that picture to hear the word. Then they repeat the answer to you.
Give them a simple model sentence to use as they repeat the word.
– Hay (Veo) un animal que nos da leche. Es blanco y negro.
– Es una vaca.
– Play 5 (or 10) questions. Children choose a word and you try to guess what it is by asking yes-no questions. If you can’t guess, they move the mouse over the image to give you the answer. Then they repeat the answer in a sentence (you can provide a model). Depending on their level, after they hear you ask the questions, they can ask questions to discover your word.
– Ask questions and let students answer with the audio on LanguageGuide. org. For example, on the images of the body, ask ¿Qué partes del cuerpo empiezan con la letra p? Kids move their mouse over pie, pierna, pelo, etc.
– Students can write sentences with words from the image. Before they read a sentence aloud, they listen to the audio. Then they read their sentence.
You will think of many other ways to use the audio and images on LanguageGuide.org. This is an excellent resource for learning Spanish vocabulary and kids will have fun using it as they practice their language skills.