Telediario a la carta – listening comprehension

There is a wealth of news items on Spanish television websites which fit nicely into a number of A level topics. They also provide an opportunity for students to hear authentic Spanish and in many cases to learn something about Spanish society. Each week I am posting a video on the school MLE (Managed Learning Environment – we use Fronter) which I am asking my students to watch and then to complete a summary sheet. This sheet is generic and they use the same one each time. The videos are from a YouTube page (click to be taken to the site) with a wide variety of news and cultural items presented. As this is authentic, fluent Spanish it can be a challenge but the aim is to get the overview + to pick out key vocabulary. As this is a weekly task, students will build up a wide range of vocabulary over time and hopefully will become more confident at listening comprehension.

TASK SHEET: Telediario a la carta

3 responses to “Telediario a la carta – listening comprehension

  1. Great idea!Have you looked at http://www.ver-taal.com too?Got listening activities linked to Spanish press that get progressively harder and then students can access the transcript!

  2. Thanks for this, Neil. I do something similar with a listening log, but hadn’t thought to do it with videos. I will use this instead! Looking forward to seeing you soon

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