AATSP/SANTILLANA USA WEBINARS (JANUARY, 2012)
WEBINAR SESSION 2:
HABLANDO BIEN SE ENTIENDE LA GENTE: LA ENSEÑANZA DEL LÉXICO EN EL AULA DE ESPAÑOL (TEACHING VOCABULARY IN THE SPANISH CLASSROOM)
Session Summary (in English):
Current research shows that vocabulary acquisition is the single biggest predictor of language, literacy and academic success. Therefore, teaching and learning effective vocabulary strategies help Spanish language learners attain both communicative proficiency and literacy in Spanish.
The Spanish language is varied, complex and rich in vocabulary. Spanish educators need to focus on teaching language registers that can be understood, and that assist Spanish students in attaining communicative proficiency. This workshop will review scientifically based vocabulary teaching concepts. Based on these concepts, we will offer suggestions for classroom pedagogical strategies. We will also discuss the book “Hablando bien se entiende la gente” by Gerardo Piña Rosales, President of the North American Academy of the Spanish Language, et al., in which common errors of Spanish vocabulary use and how to correct them are presented in a fun and engaging manner.
Session Summary (in Spanish):