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Forum: Teaching and Learning Techniques May 29, 2012, 05:20 PM
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Posted By kokopellime
Check out Senor Wooly's site for a great...

Check out Senor Wooly's site for a great combination of musical videos, audio files and lyrics. Sr. Wooly (Mr. James Woooldrige) is a public school Spanish teacher who created these resources for...
Forum: Teaching and Learning Techniques May 26, 2012, 04:47 PM
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Views: 1,479
Posted By kokopellime
Smile Creating a Self-Study group (how too)

I work for a major, non-profit environmental organization and several of my colleagues are interested in forming some type of study group to support the learning of Spanish. In doing so we would be...
Forum: Teaching and Learning Techniques March 17, 2012, 04:09 PM
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Views: 1,011
Posted By kokopellime
Working with a "Language Helper" online

As a beginner, I've reached out to a good friend who is originally from Colombia and now lives in Florida (I'm in Washington, DC) to practice conversation via Skype. As we get started, any advise on...
Forum: Teaching and Learning Techniques February 12, 2012, 10:38 PM
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Views: 1,332
Posted By kokopellime
TPR and independent study

Learning a language using TPR or Total Physical Response is basically an instructor driven technique. The instructor says a word or phrase, coupled with an action related to what has been said and...
Forum: Teaching and Learning Techniques January 07, 2012, 05:26 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 3,096
Posted By kokopellime
Spanish PBS Kids Show 'Noah Comprende'

I found an online resource for kids on the Public Broadcasting System (PBS) that might be of interest to children interested in learning Spanish, Following is a description from their website


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Forum: Teaching and Learning Techniques January 05, 2012, 12:46 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 3,062
Posted By kokopellime
Hola Rusty, Thanks for the links to the...

Hola Rusty,

Thanks for the links to the videos, I loved them all, especially 'Bob esponja' (this is an example of a song that I already know the English lyrics and love singing it in Spanish), the...
Forum: Teaching and Learning Techniques January 04, 2012, 04:23 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 8,433
Posted By kokopellime
Thanks Don Jose Thank you for the lead to...

Thanks Don Jose

Thank you for the lead to the other thread. There is a brief mention of Visual Link and I hope this thread might generate more comment on that and the other courses. In the...
Forum: Teaching and Learning Techniques January 04, 2012, 03:46 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 3,062
Posted By kokopellime
¡Gracias! Your comments are most welcomed. ...

¡Gracias! Your comments are most welcomed. That's precisely why I am here.

As to karaoke, what I'm looking for is definitely not the standard type (voice track removed), but a hybrid not unlike...
Forum: Teaching and Learning Techniques January 03, 2012, 11:07 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 15,951
Posted By kokopellime
I saw another post on the forum that referred to...

I saw another post on the forum that referred to a study where viewers (Dutch) watching a foreign language (English) film, subtitled in the target language (English) learned more in clarifying what...
Forum: Teaching and Learning Techniques January 03, 2012, 10:42 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 3,062
Posted By kokopellime
Busco karaoke de español con voz

Looking for Spanish karaoke videos, especially old popular or children's songs where the lyrics are in Spanish accompanied by vocals. I thought that I'd not only read and pronounce the lyrics but be...
Forum: Teaching and Learning Techniques January 03, 2012, 06:29 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 8,433
Posted By kokopellime
Opinions wanted on self-study courses

As I seek out learning resources, I've come across quite a bit on the Internet and it sometimes is overwhelming. I wonder if any of you have any experience or thoughts on the following:
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Forum: Teaching and Learning Techniques January 03, 2012, 12:54 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 4,890
Posted By kokopellime
Hey Tomisimo I took a quick look at the BBC...

Hey Tomisimo

I took a quick look at the BBC site and both Mi Vida Loca and Spanish Steps. They look like great ways to begin learning Spanish, but its Iberian/Peninsula/Castillian Spanish.
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Forum: Teaching and Learning Techniques January 03, 2012, 12:19 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 1,837
Posted By kokopellime
Learning ideas related to Krashen's Input Hypothesis

As noted in my recent intro post, I'm a newbie to learning Spanish and I am looking for resources that will aide in that quest.

In browsing earlier posts, I came across some mention of the...
Forum: Introductions January 02, 2012, 12:20 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 4,107
Posted By kokopellime
Thanks for the welcome. I do live in DC, but...

Thanks for the welcome. I do live in DC, but originally from NYC. I've played the bodhran (Irish frame drum) for a few years and recently picked up the penny whistle to learn the traditional tunes....
Forum: Introductions January 01, 2012, 04:22 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 4,107
Posted By kokopellime
Hola mis nuevos amigos de un novato

As noted in the title of this post I'm a 'novato' or newbie to learning Spanish. I thought it a great idea to join this online community as a line in the sand as I begin a new journey of learning,...
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