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My motto

I believe that culture is the backbone to learning a language. 

 

 

Mrs. McCarville's Home Page

¡Bienvenidos!   

If you have questions please email me at:   ashley.mccarville@ops.org   (email is preferred)

My office: room L22B

My classroom: 028

My phone number: (531) 299-5588 (leave a message - when you leave a voice message, it is sent directly to my email)



    

I am Mrs. McCarville - Spanish teacher - Originally from Iowa - Public School kid - Creighton University graduate with a Bachelor of Arts in Spanish and Secondary Education and a Master's degree in Educational Leadership (Secondary School Administration).  I have been teaching at Central since 2007.  I teach Spanish 3-4 and IB Honors Spanish 4-5-6.

I am also a professor in the Education Department at Creighton University.  I teach future and current teachers!  I have traveled throughout Spain, Mexico, and the Dominican Republic, as well as other non-Spanish speaking countries/states.  I love traveling and spending time with my husband and 3 beautiful daughters Abby (6 1/2 years old), Allie + Anna (twins, 3 1/2 years old).  I also love MLB baseball~ especially the Atlanta Braves.  The Baltimore Orioles are alright too :)  During football season, I'm an Iowa Hawkeye fan! --------------------------------------

 

National Hispanic Heritage Month runs from September 15- October 15, so in honor of that we will do research to learn more about important Hispanic figures and the countries they hail from.  This will be for both Spanish 1-2 & Spanish 3-4.  Click here for the requirements.

 

Develop an internationally minded worldview! https://www.worldpress.org/wprw.htm 

This website lets you read what makes headlines worldwide. I especially love reading what makes headlines in Spanish-speaking countries.



Newspaper from Spain, in Spanish: https://www.elmundo.es/

 

In the Spring, Spanish students will have the opportunity to use their Spanish out in the community through a project.  The project will consist of speaking Spanish at a restaurant, attending Cinco de Mayo celebrations in South Omaha, and visiting El Museo Latino https://www.elmuseolatino.org/  to see art and culture.  It is a fascinating experience that shows students how what we learn in class can be applied in real life.  Usually parents and students alike enjoy the experience this project provides.

 

Holidays that students will learn about throughout the course: Mexico's Independence Day, Día de los Muertos (Day of the Dead), La Navidad (Los tres Reyes Magos), and Cinco de Mayo.

Students will also be exposed to a variety of Spanish / Latin American cultural music. If you need a favorite artist to listen to, mine is: Alvaro Soler. Fun fact: he speaks multiple languages!

All students are encouraged to visit El Museo Latino https://www.elmuseolatino.org/ in South Omaha for more Spanish culture exposure, and even the Joslyn Art Museum for their occasional Hispanic exhibits.  There are even some excellent restaurants with an authentic Hispanic atmosphere in South Omaha, ask me about my favorites.  I would highly advise all students to practically use their Spanish for the betterment of the Omaha community. 

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*Consider being a part of World Language Club!

In 2021/22: waiting for advisement from the district/administration

We are the club for all students taking foreign language.  If you are in foreign language, you are welcome and encouraged to come to our meetings!  We do cultural activities to learn more about/celebrate each of the five foreign languages (Spanish, French, Latin, German and Chinese) offered here at Central High School.  We meet 5 times per school year, after school in room 119, and our meetings last until 4:00 at the latest.  See myself (room 028) or French teacher, Mr. Ringlein, with any questions!

Our next WLC meeting will be:   

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Want to receive text updates or reminders about World Language Club?  

Download the (FREE) Remind app, enter this number: 81010, text this message: @amccarvi
 

 

Looking for ways to practice your Spanish?
*Check out the free app "duolingo"....... Download it on your smart phone today to practice Spanish!

or the app "Memrise" 

Also, listen to "Super Simple Español" songs on YouTube - any of the songs would be helpful!

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Old Posts...

Spanish 3-4 (body parts song) -- click on me!

Don Quixote Reading with questions (click on me!)


Spanish 3-4 or 5-6:  PRETERITE vs IMPERFECT video (I am listing videos that will explain the Preterite vs the Imperfect past tenses

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gA91eSceOM8

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SooMUJrq4c8

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RwtZ8PWEKV4

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3s5swv5J8s0

 


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RESOURCES TO HELP YOU:

On your smart phone: download the apps "Duolingo" or "Memrise" to help you with language learning. Also, consider watching YouTube Kids, especially the channel "Super Simple Español."


NEED HELP WITH VERB CONJUGATION? MY FAVORITE:  conjuguemos.com
 

 WANT TO MAKE FLASHCARDS?  Use "Chegg Flashcards" or "Quizlet"

My favorite online Spanish dictionary: www.wordreference.com



WANT TO STUDY SPANISH FROM HOME?
MY FAVORITE to practice many skills:  https://www.studyspanish.com/


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More Resources! (they all have something to offer!)

https://www.colby.edu/~bknelson/SLC/index.php
https://www.trinity.edu/mstroud/grammar/index.html
https://www.lclark.edu/~benenati/gramatica.html

https://www.vokabel.com
https://www.e-spanyol.hu/en/tests.php
https://www.spanishtown.ca/tests.htm#.UfM6DRYZxKF
https://www.spanishdict.com/grammar
https://www.my-spanish-dictionary.com/articles/spanish-grammar-practice.html
http://www.123teachme.com/learn_spanish/online_spanish_test
https://spanish.about.com/od/tipsforlearningspanish/a/quizzes.htm
ser/estar or Hay below
https://www.e-spanyol.hu/en/tests/test_11.php
subjunctivo
https://spanish.about.com/library/weekly/aa020700a.htm
adjectives and adverbs
https://www.learnspanishfeelgood.com/spanish-adjectives-adverbs.html
Free on line exercises
https://www.cicclapaz.com/spanishonline.html
https://www.donquijote.org/spanishlanguage/test/
https://www.spanish-test.net/index.htm
https://clase-chevere.com/spanish-grammar-quizzes/
Listening
https://www.bbc.co.uk/languages/spanish/gauge/
Language drills
https://www.columbia.edu/%7Efms5/
Flashcards
https://spanishflashcards.tripod.com
http://www.tvcc.edu/Depts/Spanish/links.html
National Spanish Examinations
https://www.nationalspanishexam.org/index.php/exam-preparation/online-practi
ce-exercises
https://www.cervantes.to/test_inicial.html
https://www.cuyamaca.net/ddetwile/Resources/spanishgrammar.asp
https://www.sporcle.com/games/tags/spanish
https://onbia.com/present-perfect-spanish-practice-quizzes.html
https://www.zencollegelife.com/50-places-to-learn-spanish-online-for-free/
https://www.vocab.co.uk/links/spanish.htm
https://www.spanishdrill.com
https://pigquiz.com/quiz/global/list
https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PL80Flen6gkH85osPpVmubxHnUiwQvuO37
Educational links
https://acousticspan.com/Links_Educational.htm
Verbs on line
https://www.verbs-online.com/spanish-verbs/spanish-verbs.htm
Spanish links
https://srnodarsespanish.weebly.com/spanish-links.html
https://www.espanole.org
https://sat.collegeboard.org/practice/sat-subject-test-preparation/spanish



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Old Summer School lessons: (month of June) 

 Spanish 1: Week 1 lessons

Spanish 1: Week 2 lessons

Spanish 1: Week 3 lessons

Spanish 1: Week 4 lessons

Spanish 2: Week 1 lessons

Spanish 2: Week 2 lessons

Spanish 2: Week 3 lessons

Spanish 2: Week 4 lessons

Spanish 3: Week 1 lessons

Spanish 3: Week 2 lessons

Spanish 3: Week 3 lessons

Spanish 3: Week 4 lessons

Spanish 4: Week 1 lessons

Spanish 4: Week 2 lessons

Spanish 4: Week 3 lessons

Spanish 4: Week 4 lessons

 *Homework: Study/Review what we went over in notes.

**Your 1st test will be Friday, June 15

**Your 2nd test will be a project due on Friday, June 22

PROJECT guidelines for Spanish 1, 2, 3, and 4 (click on me!)

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