Say Hola to Spanish!
What is community interpreting?
Community Interpreting Best Practices: A Lightning Overview of Current National Standards
Colegio - School - Community Interpreting Situation
Interpreter in action
Court Interpreter Training: Note-Taking Video
Timer with theme music
Spanish Placement Tests:
- Reading, grammar, vocabulary, and listening
- Grammar, reading, and oral
- Grammar, reading, listening comprehension
Scholarships & Grants
For foreign language/cultural immersion sponsored by the American Council on the Teaching of Foreign Languages and other supporting organizations
NOT to be used for translating your paragraphs from English to Spanish to turn in for a grade. You may use this site to translate a website written entirely in Spanish or French into English so you can get an idea of what it's talking about. CAUTION: It will translate words literally and miss many idioms, so even if you use it to cheat on your homework, any Spanish speaker (and your teacher) will know.
The WordReference Dictionaries are free online translation dictionaries. The most popular dictionaries are the Spanish Dictionary, French Dictionary and the Italian Dictionary.
How to Type Accented Letters & Characters
Customize your keyboard or use codes to type accents in any document:
Hold down the “Alt” key while typing the following number series:
|Alt + 160 || á
||Alt + 166 || ª
||Alt + 130 || é
||Alt + 167 || º
|Alt + 161 || í
||Alt + 162 || ó
||Alt + 163 || ú
||Alt + 164 || ñ
|Alt + 165 || Ñ
||Alt + 168 || ¿
||Alt + 173 || ¡
||Alt + 174 || «
|Alt + 175 || »
||Alt + 129 || ü
|Alt + 130 || é
||Alt + 131 || â
||Alt + 132 || ä
||Alt + 133 || à
|Alt + 134 || å
||Alt + 135 || ç
||Alt + 136 || ê
||Alt + 137 || ë
|Alt + 138 || è
||Alt + 139 || ï
||Alt + 140 || î
||Alt + 141 || ì
|Alt + 142 || Ä
||Alt + 143 || Å
||Alt + 144 || É
||Alt + 145 || æ
|Alt + 146 || Æ
||Alt + 147 || ô
||Alt + 148 || ö
||Alt + 149 || ò
|Alt + 150 || û
||Alt + 151 || ù
||Alt + 152 || ÿ
||Alt + 153 || Ö
|Alt + 154 || Ü
||Alt + 129 || ü
||Alt + 128 || Ç
French II & III
Alliance Française d'Atlanta - offers the DELF
French Certifications Available at AFA
- Sur Contrat Première Embauche (CPE) - a French labor reform law
Spanish I, II, & III
Grammar Reteaching Tutorials
If you are ever having trouble with a specific area of grammar, obviously you should feel free to email me, call me, or ask me any questions you may have in class. However, we all learn differently. Occasionally, you may find that you're just not understanding it as well as you'd like the way your book or I have explained it to you.
At those times, this is a site I recommend for a succint summary of each grammatical concept. There are full explanations that can be read online or printed out easily, and there are a few simple practices available for FREE with each concept. A full list is available on their website, but some commonly used lessons are the following:
- The Contrasting Uses of Ser and Estar
- Direct and Indirect Object Pronouns Used Together
- Por and Para
- The Contrasting Uses of Ser and Estar
- Reflexive Verbs: Part One
- Reflexive Verbs: Part Two
- Review: Preterite vs. Imperfect
- Introduction to the Subjunctive
- Relative Pronouns "el que" and "lo que"
- The Past Participle
- The Present Perfect
- The Conditional
- Pretérito (Regular AR Verbs [-car and -gar included] and VER
SAT II Spanish Tests
There are two Spanish Subject Tests: Spanish ($29) and Spanish with Listening ($40). Both tests evaluate your reading ability in Spanish. The Spanish Test with Listening also measures your ability to understand spoken Spanish, in addition to your reading ability. Find out more about taking the listening tests ($40).
Three to four years of Spanish language study in high school (or two years of strong preparation), or the equivalent.
Read and understand the practice test instructions, question style, and why the right answers are the most appropriate inside the SAT Subject Tests Preparation Booklet (p. 73-77).
Doing Your Best on the SAT Subject Tests
Test Registration Deadlines - October 1 for November 7 Spanish w/Listening
When should you take the Spanish test?
There are a few factors to consider while you're deciding when to take the test.
- You should have at least two years of strong preparation in the language, but the more the better. So, if you're continuing in high school Spanish next semester/year, then wait to take the test.
- You should be in a Spanish class when you take the test. You're likely not to do as well if you take the test after you haven't been in a Spanish class for several months.
- For seniors studying Spanish: if Spanish is a strong subject for you, be sure it's one of the SAT Subject Tests you take in time for your colleges to see your score. If you're only taking it for placement purposes, and not as part of your application for admission, wait until you're as far along in your course as possible.
- If you want to take the Spanish with Listening test, remember that it's only given in November (don't forget to bring a portable CD player with earphones!).
Elementary & Preschool
Salsa: Educational bite-sized Spanish TV show by GPB Education
All Kinds of Spanish Flashcards & Spelling Practices
Más canciones (More Songs)
Tú vs. Ud. slideshow
Bible Verses in Spanish
- The Great Commission - Mateo 28:19
- All kinds of shapes with colorful descriptions
- Shapes coloring sheet
- Shapes Song: Mi forma favorita
- Online Flashcards
- Play the "¿Qué color es?" Game
- Online Flashcards
- Game: Cuenta los plátanos
- Spelling Quizzes: Números
- Riddles, based on Eight Animales Bake a Cake
- Crossword, based on Eight Animales Bake a Cake
- Interactive parts of the body online games
- Online flashcards and mini-story
- Cabeza, hombros, rodillas, pies
Spanish commands word list, games, hangman, and quizzes.
You gotta love the interactive stories and games on this site. I know the Elementary Spanish guys sure do!
Cuentos y actividades (Stories and Activities)
- Elementary Level - Interactive online stories, activities to print, and lists of books to read. ALL IN SPANISH!
- Preschool Level - Interactive online stories, games, activities to print, and lists of books to read. ALL IN SPANISH!
- Elementary Level - Games and Puzzles to accompany the Susan Middleton Elya books mentioned on our Recommended Book List
Blanchard Elementary School
Blanchard Elementary School is one of the top elementary schools in the Muscogee County School District. Due to its charming combination of setting alongside a lake and park to its quality of administration and education, Blanchard is a great place to learn and work.
LIGHT Support Group
LIGHT is a Christian organization that is dedicated to the support of Godly home teaching of children. Our purpose is to provide encouragement, prayerful support, and communication among all home educating families; information on teaching techniques and curriculum; coordination of group activities, and monitoring of legislation relating to home study programs. LIGHT membership is open to all interested home educators regardless of their religions, but all should understand that the meetings and activities will often reflect a distinctively Christian emphasis and flavor.
Wynnton Methodist Preschool
Wynnton United Methodist Preschool seeks to offer the finest in early childhood education and to direct attention to the Christian faith through songs, verses, activities, and stories which are based on Biblical teachings. Our teachers uphold Christian beliefs and model the behavior we would like our children exposed to in a scholastic atmosphere. It is our desire to support families in the nurture of their children by providing a loving, enriching, and positive Christian preschool experience.
The church and preschool work jointly to be of service to families, to help young children grow and develop, to help parents more fully understand and enjoy their children, and to provide a safe environment that enables preschoolers to experience the joy of learning. We hope that families whot do not already have a church home will feel comfortable and welcome at Wynnton United Methodist Church and that the church can serve their broader spiritual needs.
Fort Benning Homeschoolers (Yahoo group)
This is a group designed to unite military homeschoolers in the Ft. Benning, Georgia area. This forum was created to share ideas and pass on information to all those interested.
Fort Benning Homeschoolers (website)
Fort Benning Homeschoolers was developed to give general information on homeschooling to active duty, retired, Reserve and National Guard families in the Fort Benning, Georgia area.
GA-hs: Uniting West Central GA Homeschool Support Groups and Families
All homeschoolers in the West Central area of Georgia, regardless of religious affiliation, or membership in existing local support groups, are invited and welcome to join GA-hs (Columbus, Cataula, Hamilton, LaGrange, Alabama border towns, Harris, Muscogee, Marion, Talbot, Troup, Meriwether counties, and other localities in the general area).
Home Learning in Phenix City, AL
This group is for those homeschooling in and around Phenix City. As with any other newly started community our group is small but, we are hoping that as more people get to know about the group it will grow. If you are already homeschooling or considering homeschooling you are welcome to join. Parents of all aged children are welcome as well as those with many different homeschooling styles.
Freedom Homeschoolers was created in 2005 to support homeschooling families in the Phenix City, AL / Columbus, GA area regardless of religious affiliation. Support for each family is offered through group activities, co-ops, field trips, or perhaps just a chance to sit and chat with other homeschooling families. Family membership is very affordable at just $10 for the school year.
For homeschooling families belonging to the A2Z group.
Chattahoochee Valley Homeschoolers Meetup Group
Meet other local families taking responsibility for educating their children by using resources in the home and community. Share tips, discuss problems, schedule activities and pool ideas.
Family Theatre is a non-profit theatre company located in Columbus, GA founded in 1997 by Anne Stumhofer. Our mission to deliver quality, wholesome entertainment for the entire family. We seek to bring quality productions centered around wholesome themes that promote positive family values and are free of the profanity and questionable adult themes that lace so many forms of entertainment today.
And, just as important, Family Theatre provides a place for local actors, directors, musicians, choreographers, and technicians to hone their skills and gain valuable practical experience both on and off stage...a valuable asset for anyone interested in a career in the theatre or behind the scenes.
French, Spanish, ESL - Group & Private Lessons
Thumbtack is an online source to "find and book trustworthy local services". I am listed there as a tutor.
Spanish and French in Columbus, GA for children age 10 to adults
WyzAnt is an online source to find all kinds of Tutoring, Teaching & Coaching. I am listed there as a tutor.
Say Hola to our language learning system / 11 yrs experience
Tutor Select is a subscription-based online tutoring resource. I am listed there as a tutor.