Spanish Proficiency Excercises

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Title:

Spanish Proficiency Excercises

URL:

https://laits.utexas.edu/spe/

Content Source:

Other
Coerll University of Texas at Austin
Type: Audio/Video

Overview:

This resource provides a large variety of authentic audio and video clips by native speakers from around the Spanish-speaking world. Clips are organized by proficiency level (beginner, novice, intermediate, advanced, and superior) and by topic. Each video clip provides resources to assist in interpretive listening activities including a Spanish language transcript, an optional English translation, a list of related vocabulary, and review of covered grammar points. These audio and video clips make it easy for students to analyze spoken language as they explore various dialects and compare language usage with their own.

Content Standard(s):
World Languages
WLAN (2017)
Grade: K-8
Novice Low Proficiency Range
2) Demonstrate an understanding of simple spoken or written language presented through a variety of media resources on familiar topics.

a. Recognize key words and phrases in the target language.

Examples: colors, numbers, animals, weather, days of the week

b. Identify people and objects in their environment.

Examples: clothing, classroom items, family members

c. Understand basic instructions.

Examples: turn on lights, look at board

d. Interpret the meaning of gestures, intonation, and other auditory cues.

World Languages
WLAN (2017)
Grade: K-8
Novice Low Proficiency Range
6) Investigate, analyze, and reflect on similarities and differences between the target and native languages.

a. Identify cognates.

b. Differentiate formal and informal forms of language.

c. Compare sound systems of the native and target languages.

World Languages
WLAN (2017)
Grade: K-8
Novice Mid Proficiency Range
2) Demonstrate an understanding of simple spoken or written language presented through a variety of media resources on familiar topics.

a. Recognize everyday words and phrases on topics related to personal experiences.

Examples: Places to go, careers, leisure time activities

b. Identify cognates.

c. Categorize vocabulary in predictable topic areas.

d. Differentiate among statements, questions, and exclamations.

World Languages
WLAN (2017)
Grade: K-8
Novice Mid Proficiency Range
6) Investigate, analyze, and reflect on similarities and differences between the target and native languages.

a. Identify cognates and hypothesize about why languages might need to borrow words.

b. Compare word order of native and target languages.

c. Compare patterns of spoken communication such as intonation and pronunciation.

World Languages
WLAN (2017)
Grade: K-8
Novice High Proficiency Range
2) Demonstrate an understanding of simple spoken or written language presented through a variety of media resources on familiar topics.

a. Report on content of a brief written or spoken message on familiar topics.

Examples: Emails, personal notes, letters, text messages

b. Identify the main idea in various media such as texts, posters, videos, etc.

c. Identify the main characters of a story.

d. Recall details in simple texts that contain familiar vocabulary.

World Languages
WLAN (2017)
Grade: K-8
Novice High Proficiency Range
6) Investigate, analyze, and reflect on similarities and differences between the target and native languages.

a. Compare similarities and differences in writing systems of native and target languages.

b. Recognize idiomatic expressions in the target and native languages.

c. Compare and contrast patterns of spoken communication such as intonation and register.

d.Compare and contrast patterns of written communication such as style, syntax, and audience.

World Languages
WLAN (2017)
Grade: K-8
Intermediate Low Proficiency Range
2) Demonstrate an understanding of simple spoken or written language presented through a variety of media resources on familiar topics.

a. React to news clips, articles, or reports on current issues.

b. Describe main themes with significant details on topics of current interest.

c. Find basic information in an announcement, article, or other text.

World Languages
WLAN (2017)
Grade: K-8
Intermediate Low Proficiency Range
6) Investigate and analyze similarities and differences between the target and native languages.

a. Identify words in the target language that have no translation in English.

b. Hypothesize about the similarities of language based on awareness of cognates and idioms.

c. Analyze idiomatic expressions in the target language.

World Languages
WLAN (2017)
Grade: K-8
Intermediate Mid Proficiency Range
2) Demonstrate an understanding of simple spoken or written language presented through a variety of media resources on familiar topics.

a. Interpret/retell stories or events in one's own words.

b. Identify principal characters and explain main ideas and themes in selected texts.

c. Determine the main idea of a text with unfamiliar vocabulary.

World Languages
WLAN (2017)
Grade: K-8
Intermediate Mid Proficiency Range
6) Investigate, analyze, and reflect on similarities and differences between the target and native languages.

a. Compare how different time frames are expressed.

b. Describe shades of meaning expressed by different time frames.

c. Identify and compare language appropriate to specific social settings.

World Languages
WLAN (2017)
Grade: K-8
Intermediate High Proficiency Range
2) Demonstrate an understanding of simple spoken or written language presented through a variety of media resources on familiar topics.

a. Restate information from short texts.

b. Relate main ideas and significant details on unfamiliar topics.

c. Use knowledge acquired in other settings to comprehend texts in the target language.

World Languages
WLAN (2017)
Grade: K-8
Intermediate High Proficiency Range
6) Investigate, analyze, and synthesize similarities and differences between the target and native language.

a. Compare syntax functions.

b. Explain discrepancies between sound and writing systems in the target and native languages.

c. Hypothesize about the origins of idioms.

World Languages
WLAN (2017)
Grade: 7-12
Level I
2) Interpret what is heard, read, or viewed on familiar topics using the present tense.

a. Identify main characters, themes, and ideas from narrative text.

b. Recognize words, phrases and simple sentences in an informational text.

c. Interpret visual and auditory cues.

World Languages
WLAN (2017)
Grade: 7-12
Level I
8) Identify characteristics of the target language and the native language.

a. Observe formal and informal forms of language.

b. Identify word order for dates and placement of descriptors.

c. Identify high-frequency idiomatic expressions.

d. Identify cognates.

World Languages
WLAN (2017)
Grade: 7-12
Level II
2) Interpret what is heard, read, or viewed on familiar topics using the past tense.

a. Restate information from audio and visual documents in the target language.

b. Locate key information from announcements and messages connected to daily activities in the target culture.

c. Relate the main themes and significant details on topics from other subjects and products of the cultures.

World Languages
WLAN (2017)
Grade: 7-12
Level II
8) Compare characteristics of the target language and the native language.

a. Use formal and informal forms of language.

b. Compare word order for dates and placement of descriptors.

c. Use high-frequency idiomatic expressions.

d. Use cognates.

World Languages
WLAN (2017)
Grade: 7-12
Level III
2) Interpret what is heard, read, or viewed on familiar topics in a variety of time frames.

a. Describe main ideas, identify characters, and state details found in a variety of informational and literary texts.

b. Use background knowledge to understand spoken and written information in the target language.

World Languages
WLAN (2017)
Grade: 7-12
Level III
8) Compare characteristics of the target language and the native language in a variety of time frames.

a. Compare idiomatic expressions of the target language and the native language.

b. Compare formal and informal registers of language.

c. Compare the use of different time frames in the target and native cultures.

d. Make connections between target language and native language based on knowledge of cognates.

World Languages
WLAN (2017)
Grade: 7-12
Level IV
2) Interpret, restate, and react to what is heard, read, or viewed on familiar and new topics.

a. Give main ideas, supporting details, and justify inferences in selected texts.

b. Identify themes, settings, characters, and plot lines found in literary texts.

c. Use background knowledge from other disciplines to understand spoken and written information in the target language.

World Languages
WLAN (2017)
Grade: 7-12
Level IV
8) Compare characteristics of the target language and the native language in a variety of time frames and moods.

a. Explain idiomatic expressions appropriately.

b. Compare and contrast formal and informal registers of language.

World Languages
WLAN (2017)
Grade: 7-12
Level V
2) Understand the main idea and a few details in texts on a variety of topics related to everyday life and personal interests in various time frames and moods using varied vocabulary and more complex sentence structure.

a. Relate main themes and significant details in ads, reports, or announcements presented on TV, radio, video, or in live presentations.

b. Describe the main themes and significant details on topics found in print media.

c. Follow short instructions to complete a task.

World Languages
WLAN (2017)
Grade: 7-12
Level V
8) Compare characteristics of the target language and the native language using complex sentence structure in a variety of time frames and aspects.

a. Compare choice and use of prepositions.

b. Analyze elements of the target language related to time and tense.

c. Compare the writing system of the target language and the native language.

Tags: Advanced, Audio, Communication, Comparisons, Dialects, Heritage Speakers, Intermediate, Interpretive, Listening, Native Speakers, Novice, Spanish, Video
License Type: Attribution
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AccessibilityAudio resources: includes a transcript or subtitles
Text Resources: Content is organized under headings and subheadings
Video resources: includes closed captioning or subtitles
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