Spanish Home Support

Part I: Online resources for Spanish support

 Games

  • Rockalingua – music-based Spanish learning *

  • Babbel  many language games to play without subscription

  • Spanish Language Games Offers a variety of easy Spanish language games

  • Dinolingo Over 100 beginner Spanish games without subscription

  • Duolingo Free language learning program. Listening, written and comprehension skills.

  • 1-2-3 Teach Me

  • Study Spanish Online Games for learning basic Spanish language, including a verb conjugator, pronunciation, basic sayings and vocabulary

 Stories

 Songs (this list could be endless)

 Reading and Writing

Science

  • Cientec This site, from CIENTEC, (Foundation for the National Center of Science and Technology) contains science games and experiments. It is completely in Spanish.

  • The electronic zoo Photos and information all about animals. *

  • Museo Nacional de Ciencias Naturales National Museum of Natural Sciences of Spain

 Social Studies

  • Teaching for Change Provides teachers and parents with the tools to create schools where students learn to read, write and change the world. (Not in Spanish, but valuable nonetheless.)

 Math in Spanish

 Other online resources

  • Brainpop Movies, quizzes, activities and more in English and Spanish

 Online Spanish/English Dictionaries

  • Wordreference.com Provides multiple word meanings, synonyms, pronunciation recordings, grammar

  • Oxforddictionaries.com Similar features as wordreference.com

  • Linguee.com Offers same as the links above, but with the bonus of having superior translations for phrases and compound words. Includes links to translations from all over the web.

 

Beware of google translate. It can be useful for quick single word translations, but does not provide multiple meanings, does not provide the gender of nouns (masculine, feminine) and does not do a good job of translating sentences (yet). We discourage its use.

 

Part II: Our community in Spanish

  • Humboldt Public Libraries – every library has a section of books in Spanish, several also have DVDs and CDs in Spanish as well.

  • Friends of the Dunes Nature Story Time 444-1397 info@friendsofthedunes.org Call for Spanish story time information.

  • Newspapers in Spanish:

    • El Leñador – student-run English/Spanish newspaper serving Humboldt County

    • El Tecolote – Spanish/English newspaper of San Francisco

    • La Opinión – Spanish language newspaper of Los Angeles

  • Humboldt Spanish Language Meetup – Wednesdays at 6pm, see website for location. All levels welcome.

  • LatinoNet (Follow on Facebook for local events in Spanish)

  • Spanish Summer Camp at Fuente Nueva July 22nd – August 16th

  • Fuente Nueva Homepage

    • Parent Resources → Spanish Language Practice & Parent Support of Language Development

    • Student Resources → Spanish Language Practice

  • KHSU radio (update: all HSU radio programs have been cancelled – boo)

    • Charlando con la Raza – Tues. 7pm, Wed. 7am, Sat. 1pm

    • Naturaleza y Comunidad de Pachamama, the hour following Charlando

    • Latino USA, Fri. 1:30pm

  • Dine out in Spanish

    • Valley Azteca

    • Carmela’s Mexican Restaurant

    • Rita’s

    • Taquería La Barca

    • Fiesta Grill and Cantina

    • Hey Juan Burritos

    • Luis’s

    • Raliberto’s

    • La Patria

    • Pachanga Mexican

    • etc.

  • Mexican Markets

    • Fregoso’s

    • El Buen Gusto

    • El Pueblo Market

    • La Pasadita Market

 

Part III: Spanish while traveling (work in progress)

 

Part IV: Encouraging language development