A Better Way to Learn Spanish
From the University of Kansas, a fantastic-sounding language learning resource:
“A website developed by the Department of Spanish and Portuguese at the University of Kansas has won a national award as an exceptional resource for language learners. The educational website Acceso received the 2012 Access to Language Education Focus Award from the Computer Assisted Language Instruction Consortium (CALICO).
Acceso is a digital learning environment that replaces traditional textbooks in KU’s curriculum for intermediate students of Spanish. The website focuses not only on enhancing students’ language skills, but also on exposing them to the various cultures of the Spanish-speaking world. Acceso is an answer to the call of the Modern Language Association for foreign language curricula to enhance students’ linguistic and cultural competence while fostering a better understanding of the people and societies through language.
The website is organized into eight main sections, each centering on a Spanish-speaking geographic region. Each section contains resources such as video interviews with Spanish speakers, articles on current cultural issues and histories of the region. The website also has grammar and vocabulary sections. Acceso is free and open for public use.” Read more here.
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