NOTE: "EGL" next to a link inidicates it is an Educational Game Link!
Something your mother never taught you...like what are the thirty most
commonly spoken languages in the world...
30 MOST COMMONLY SPOKEN LANGUAGES IN THE WORLD
Here is a list of the 100 most commonly used Spanish verbs...this is a
perfect list to learn for high school!
100 MOST COMMONLY USED SPANISH VERBS
The following link contains the 175 most frequently used Spanish words; if
you want to learn the top 100, just learn the words in the left column of
175 MOST COMMON SPANISH WORDS
How do you make accents on a computer? Everything you wanted to know, but
were afraid to ask!
ACCENT MARKS ON A COMPUTER
Learn/review Spanish adjectives/pronouns while playing hangman!
ADJECTIVES/PRONOUNS HANGMAN GAME EGL
Here is an EASY way to master the Spanish alphabet! Just watch, listen and
Review the alphabet and learn some new nouns...a COLORFUL, ENGAGING site!
ALPHABET REVIEW VOCABULARY
Here is an enjoyable way to learn and/or review the capitals of the
Spanish-speaking countries! Choose from flashcards, hangman, matching,
crossword, wordsearch, a unscramble, and more!
CAPITAL CITIES REVIEW GAMES & ACTIVITIES EGL
Dreaming of a White Christmas? If you are spending the holiday in Mexico,
forget it! Learn about Mexican Christmas traditions including "Las
Posadas," "Las Pastorelas," "Noche Buena, and more!
CHRISTMAS IN MEXICO
Santa Claus? No! The Three Kings (Melchior, Gaspar, and Balthazar) come on
the eve of the Ephipany (January 6th) and leave gifts in around the shoes
that children have placed on their doorsteps. Read more....
CHRISTMAS IN SPAIN
A superb informational site for this well-known Mexican/Tejano holiday!
CINCO DE MAYO
Create your own Spanish comic strip! It is easy and fun!
COMIC STRIP GENERATOR
Here is your opportunity to test your knowledge of the forms of CONOCER!
CONOCER ONLINE QUIZ
HERE IS YOUR CHANCE TO "VISIT" MADRID'S LARGEST DEPARTMENT STORE....
MACY'S, "WATCH OUT!"...THIS DEPARTMENT STORE EVEN SELLS CARS, HOUSES
ESTATE), GROCERIES, AND INSURANCE!
CORTE INGLES: MADRID'S LARGEST DEPARTMENT STORE
Ready to create your own room? Here is a chance to do it online and learn
Spanish words at the same time!
CREATE A ROOM (EGL)
Sounds "dry," but includes everything from "La Pinata" to
to "El Greco!"
Want to review the days and months? This is an exciting way to do it!
DAYS AND NUMBERS QUIZ
WE will be using portions of this PBS television series to review vocabulary,
grammar, and culture in
DESTINOS: A PBS VIDEO SERIES TO LEARN SPANISH
A Spanish dictionary with 60,000 words, free? What a bargain!
DIEGO RIVERA, MEXICAN ARTIST (1886-1957) - Here is your chance to learn all
about Diego Rivera and one of his most famous paintings, "The Flower
Carrier," and then, put together an online jigsaw puzzle of this painting!
DIEGO RIVERA JIGSAW PUZZLE EGL
Diego Rivera is probably the most famous of all Mexican painters. Here is a
short biography of ths
artists and an analysis of "The Flower Carrier," one of his most famous paintings
DIEGO RIVERA: HIS LIFE AND HIS PAINTING "THE FLOWER CARRIER"
EL ALCAZAR..One of Spain's most famous castles and landmarks is a site that
we will learn more about in our "Trivia Cultural." Want to see a
preview" of this lovely castle? Just put together this simple 6 piece
online jigsaw puzzle. Too easy? Then change the cut to any number up to
250 pieces. Too difficult? Let "Auto-Solve" do the puzzle for you!
EL ALCAZAR ONLINE JIGSAW PUZZLE EGL
Is "El Prado" the world's largest art museum? No one knows for
sure, but it
is surely houses one of the most important art collections in the world.
Recently (October 2007), the New York Times reported that "El Prado"
opened a huge new addition to expand their exhibition space. This museum is
particularly noted for its collection of paintings by Velaquez, El Greco, and
EL PRADO: SPAIN'S GREATEST ART MUSEUM
FAMILY HANGMAN GAME
FAMILY VOCABULARY REVIEW
Game:Spanish Flashcards on dozens of topics ranging from alphabet, animals,
colors,months etc. right up to grammar concepts such as and and stem-changing
verb conjugation. Keep score!
Use this link to create your own Spanish reatuarant menu!
FOOD DICTIONARY & GLOSSARY
Here is a fun project that will help you learn Spanish food vocabulary and how
to order it in a
FRANCISCO GOYA, SPANISH ARTIST (1746-1828)- Here is your chance to learn all
about Goya and one of his most famous paintings, "Manuel Osorio de
and then, put together an online jigsaw puzzle of this painting!
GOYA: ONLINE JIGSAW PUZZLE EGL
You now don't have to lug a 5 pound Spanish textbook home! Everything you
will ever need to know about Spanish grammar is right here!
Greetings to the Universe in 55 Different Languages!Learn how to greet
people in 55 different languages ranging from Sumerian, Greek, Latin,
Russian, Swedish, Japanese, Turkish, Dutch, German, and yes, even Spanish!
GREETINGS TO THE WORLD IN 55 DIFFERENT LANGUAGES
This site is called "Hispanic Heritage Month'" (celebrated September 15-
October 15 of each year), but is, in fact, a portal to a myriad of
information related to Hispanics including Spanish holidays,
Spanish "loan" words, Spanish place names, notable athletes,etc. etc.
HISPANIC HERITAGE MONTH
Here is an interactive workbook of introductory Spanish language exercises;
brush up on what you know, and learn some new phrases and vocabulary at the
INTERACTIVE LANGUAGE EXERCISES EGL
Want to know how to say "mouse," "link,"
"toolbar," etc. in Spanish. Here is a
COMPLETE list of computer terms in Spanish!
Learn/review Spanish words for animals, sports, colors, months and numbers by
JEOPARDY-ANIMALS, SPORTS, COLORS, MONTHS, NUMBERS EGL
Got game? Try this site out! It has a "La Bamba" game with music and
lyrics, plus all kinds of useful FUN stuff about accent marks, Spanish
pronunciation, the Spanish alphabet, etc...
LA BAMBA GAME WITH MUSIC AND LYRICS EGL
Learn the lyrics to "LA BAMBA" while playing a picture matching game!
LA BAMBA SOUND PUZZLE EGL
Learn Spanish and have fun at the same time! Here is your chance to play
games on the computer and learn new Spanish vocabulary! Games include
wordsearches and hangman!
LANGUAGE GAMES EGL
Here is a website that will help you learn where each of the the Latin
American countries are located for the map quiz!
LATIN AMERICAN MAP PRACTICE
This is a link to Maine's Virtual Library....the ultimate library reference
room! Click on Proquest Newspapers to read the Wall Street Journal, New York
Times, Portland Press Herald, and hundreds of other national and
international newspapers. IMPORTANT USERNAME: tsferes PASSWORD: wolfie
MARVEL! MAINE'S VIRTUAL LIBRARY
MACHU PICCHU...Peru's most popular tourist destination and a site we will
learn more about in our "Trivia Cultural" is now an ON-LINE JIGSAW
You can change the cut from as few as 6 pieces up to more than 250 pieces!
MACHU PICCHU: ONLINE JIGSAW PUZZLE EGL
Learn/review Spanish months, days, and seasons vocabulary by doing a
MONTHS, DAYS, SEASONS CROSSWORD EGL
Learn/review the months and seasons while playing hangman!
MONTHS/SEASONS HANGMAN GAME EGL
Here is a FUN game! Click and drag the "magnetized" words to make a
of sentences. Want more words to play with? Hold down the SHIFT key and
CLICK in the word magnet area.
MOVING MAGNETS SENTENCE BUILDING GAME (EGL)
We will use this site in Spanish 8 to review grammar/vocabulary taught
throughout the year.
NATIONAL SPANISH EXAM 2012
Planning a trip to Costa Rica? No? That's all right, you can still stay on
top of what is happening in this small country that fronts on both the
Atlantic and Pacific Oceans. Besides the news, check out the sports pages,
want ads, horoscopes, etc. Here is a link to Costa Rica's major
newspaper, "La Nacion!"
NEWS FROM COSTA RICA
Welcome Waldy! Want to "reconnect" with El Savador? Gringitos,
want to learn
what's happening in El Salvador? Here is a link to El Salvador's most
ppopular daily newspaper!
NEWS FROM EL SALVADOR
Want to read news from any major periodical in all of Latin America? Just
1) Click on the link below;
2) Click on "News;
3) Look in the left-hand column for "Country Profiles" and click on it;
4) Select the country you want by clicking and holding down the mouse;
5) Once the profile shows up, click on "media;"
6) Choose the periodical you want to view and click on it;
7) You now have the latest news from that country!
Click on "News."
NEWS FROM LATIN AMERICA
Here is a link to one of Mexico's most respected newspapers: "La
Keep on top of what is happening just "south of the border!" If you see
strange new words, sound them out...they are probably cognates of the
e.g. "boicot"= "boycot, "canguros" =
NEWS FROM MEXICO!
Learn/review many Spanish nouns by playing a picture matching game!
NOUNS: PICTURE/MATCHING GAME EGL
Review/learn your numbers! This site allos you to LISTEN, PRACTICE SPELLING,
DO SIMPLE MATH PROBLEMS....a very THOROUGH and FUN site!
Learn/review the Spanish numbers 0-99 while playing "Battleship."
NUMBERS 0-99 GAME: BATTLESHIP EGL
INTERACTIVE CONNECT THE DOTS COUNTING GAME
NUMBERS: CONNECT THE DOTS GAME EGL
Learn/review the Spanish ordinals (i.e. first, second, third, etc.) by
ORDINALS HANGMAN GAME EGL
Here is a link to learn more about our visiting artists from Mexico! Pablo
Paredes will be spending the day with us on Friday April 11, 2008.
PABLO PAREDES- MEXICAN CERAMIC ARTIST
Here is your chance to "paint" Francisco Goya's "Manuel Osorio
Manrique de Zunica" ONLINE!
PAINT GOYA'S "MANUEL OSORIO MANRIQUE DE ZUNICA" ONLINE!
Here is YOUR chance to be an artists! Paint Pablo Picasso's "Child with
PAINT PICASSO'S "CHILD WITH DOVE" ONLINE!
Like videogames? Here is a fun way to learn the parts of the body while
playing a "videogame."
PARTS OF THE BODY
Here is an opportunity to practice when to use a pesonal "a" in
when the direct object is a PERSON, i.e. not a THING!
PERSONAL A QUIZ
Incredible! A Pinata concentration game that teaches you NEW vocabulary!
Check this site out!
PIÑATA: CONCENTRATION GAME EG
Everything you ever wanted to know about the history of the pinata...from
Marco Polo to China, from Spain to Mexico...it has been a long, long trek!
PRESENT TENSE VERB CONJUGATION-RAGS TO RICHES GAME EGL
Review the present tense forms of verbs by playing hangman!
PRESENT TENSE HANGMAN GAME EGL
"The rain in Spain, falls mainly on the plain..." Okay Eliza, now
this site out to learn how to speak Spanish!
GAME: Learn the parts of the face in Spanish! Here is a chance to literally
put the face together in Spanish!
PUT THE FACE TOGETHER EGL
Test your knowledge of vocabulary topics including colors, numbers,Spanish-
speaking countries and capitals, etc. A perfect site for the beginning
QUIA TOP FIFTY ACTIVITIES FOR LANGUAGE LEARNING EGL
Did you ever wonder what a 2,800 room "house" looked like? Well,
this is not exactly a "house," it is the Royal Palace of Madrid
(officially,"El Palacio del Oriente," or "Palace of the East") and it is the
"official" home of the King and Queen of Spain. The King and Queen actually
else, but hold all their official ceremonies in the palace. Why don't they
live in the palace? Probably, because they "need their space."
ROYAL PALACE OF MADRID / PALACIO REAL DE MADRID
Here is a FUN way to review the forms of the verb SABER! (EGL)
SABER MATCHING, CONCENTRATION, WORD SEARCH, FLASHCARDS (EGL)
SABER-Here is your opportunity to test your knowledge of the forms of the verb
SABER ONLINE QUIZ
Did you know that Sr. Sferes was the recipient of a Milken Family Foundation
National Educator Award ($25,000!) in 1991. Here is a link to information
about this award.
SEÑOR SFERES -RECIPIENT OF THE 1991 NATIONAL EDUCATOR AWARD
Can you guess what "carpeta" means in English? If you said
"carpet" you are
right1 This is technically not a "real' Spanish word, but rather, an example
of "Spanglish," a combination of English and Spanish. Learn some other
Spanglish words! Such words are used primarily by Spanish-speaking
in the United States.
SPANGLISH HANGMAN GAME EGL
Review the names of each of the Spanish-speaking countries while playing
SPANISH COUNTRIES HANGMAN EGL
Learning can be both fun and productive through interactive Spanish games.
Check out the dozens of Spanish vocabulary games on this site!
This is a FUN site! Review basic vocabulary in an entertaining way! Check
this site out...you will not be disappointed!
SPANISH LITERACY GAMES! EGL
SPANISH-SPEAKING COUNTRIES-BASIC INFORMATION
GRADE 8 STUDENTS! Here is your chance to practice your "WOLFIE"
verbs! These usually called "BOOT" verbs! You can double-check your
answers on this site! Click on "Strictly 'BOOTS'"....
Review regular -AR verb conjugation while having fun!
VERBS: AR VERB GAMES EGL
Want to be on the television program "Who Wants to be a
a chance to "be on the show' and practice telling time in Spanish! This is
awesomely fun site!
TELLING TIME GAME:: WHO WANTS TO BE A MILLIONAIRE? EGL
Caution: Don't use this site when Sr. Sferes asks you to write a skit or
essay in Spanish! This site will provide you with a "garbled"
So you want to be a Spanish teacher...not! Here is a change to test your
knowledge of Spanish...separate multiple choice assessments on Basic Words,
School Vocabulary, House Vocabulary, Traveling, Numbers/Months, Animals,
People, Food. Suggestion: Start with Level One!
TRANSLATOR ALLIGATOR (EGL)
Wow! Here are the basic phrases you need for traveling to a Spanish-
speaking country, group into 70 topics/activities ranging from "Air
to "Complaints" to "Eating Out" to "Emergencies, etc.
etc. etc. A great
site for developing a skit!
Age appropriate news stories in Spanish...a fun and enjoyable way to try to
get the "gist" of a current
news story written entirely in Spanish.
TWEEN TRIBUNE SPANISH NEWS
Here is a link to practice (and learn!) Regular Present Tense -Ar verb
VERBS: -AR REGULAR VERBS / PRACTICE
Here is a link to practice (and learn!)Regular Present Tense -ER verb
VERBS: -ER REGULAR VERBS / PRACTICE
Here is a link to practice (and learn!) Regular Present Tense -IR verb
VERBS: -IR REGULAR VERBS / PRACTICE
This is a "fun" way to be sure you know how to conjugate a
regular "AR," "ER," and "IR" verb as well as all
the irregular verbs we will
study this year!
Click on one of the following categories to learn NEW Spanish vocabulary:
Amusement Park, Animals, Bathroom, Beach, Body, Calendar, Clothes, Colors,
Family, Food, Kitchen. Living Room, Museum, Numbers, The Park, Party,
School, Sports, Toys, Verbs, Weather!
This incredible site introduces vocabulary, provides list for you to copy
(note: list will not print out!), practice, and a quiz.
Another incredible site for expanding your Spanish vocabulary! This site
has vocabulary grouped by topic!
Learn/review the weather expressions by playing "Who Wants to be a
WEATHER EXPRESSIONS GAME: WHO WANTS TO BE A MILLIONAIRE EGL
Here is a 20 question online weather quiz to test how well you have paid
An incredibly colorful link to dozens and dozens of links ranging from
Spanish language, history, art, food,and just pure fun!
Here are a variety of word search puzzles on: Animals, Dates, Numbers,
Family, Scool, Colors, and Food! Try them all! List NEW vocabulary in your
WORD SEARCH PUZZLES (EGL)
This is a collection of words, listed by country of origin, that have been
borrowed by the English language. Click on the language to go to a table of
words "loaned" to the English language!
WORDS BORROWED FROM OTHER LANGUAGES
Here is an atlas of the world! Just click on the continent you are
interested in and a map of that continent will pop up! Then click on the
specific country and you can get a detailed map of that country.
Here is a link to a detailed map of every country in the world. There is
also a link on this page to every flag in the world!
WORLD ATLAS OF MAPS/FLAGS
Make your own word search puzzle!
97) WORD SEARCH PUZZLE-MAKER