Author:
Ashley Johnson, Amber Hoye
Subject:
Languages
Material Type:
Activity/Lab
Level:
Middle School, High School, Community College / Lower Division, College / Upper Division
Tags:
  • Advertisements
  • Cognates
  • False
  • False Cognate
  • Friends
  • Kahoot!
  • Lab Activity
  • New Vocabulary
  • Novice
  • Real
  • Real Cognate
  • Spanish
  • License:
    Creative Commons Attribution Non-Commercial Share Alike
    Language:
    Spanish

    Spanish Level 1, Activity 03: Cognados y Los Amigos Falsos / Cognates & False Friends (Online)

    Spanish Level 1, Activity 03: Cognados y Los Amigos Falsos / Cognates & False Friends (Online)

    Overview

    Students will be able to identify cognates and false cognates by playing a game of Kahoot and looking at different advertisements in Spanish.

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    Activity Instructions

    Activity Title (in your target language):

    Los Amigos Falsos

    Description:

    Students will be able to identify cognates and false cognates by playing a game of Kahoot and looking at different advertisements in Spanish.

    Proficiency Level:

    Novice

    Keywords:

    Spanish, Advertisements, Novice, Kahoot, Cognate, real, false, friends, false cognate, real cognate, new vocabulary

    World-Readiness Standards:

    • Standard 1.1 - Students engage in conversations, provide and obtain information, express feelings and emotions, and exchange opinions. 
    • Standard 4.1 Students demonstrate understanding of the nature of language through comparisons between Spanish and English.
    • Standard 1.2 Students understand and interpret spoken and written Spanish on a variety of topics.
    • Standard 4.2 Students demonstrate understanding of the concept of culture through comparisons between Hispanic cultures and their own.

    Idaho Content Standards for World Languages:

    • COMM 1.1 - Interact and negotiate meaning (spoken, signed, written conversation) to share information, reactions, feelings, and opinions 
    • CONN 1.1 - Compare and contrast information acquired from other content areas.
    • CONN 1.2 - Relate information studied in other subjects to the target language and culture.
    • COMP 1.2 - Identify patterns and explain discrepancies the sounds and the writing system in the target language. 
    • CONN 2.1 - Access authentic materials prepared in the target language by or for native speakers.
    • COMP 2.1 - Identify, describe and compare/contrast products and their use in the target culture with the learner’s culture. 

    NCSSFL-ACTFL Can-Do Statements:

    • I can recognize words that are similar in English and Spanish
    • I can answer a simple yes or no question 
       

    Materials Needed:

    Warm-up

    1. Introduce the activity to students and review the can-do statements:

    • “Hoy, vamos a charlar sobre los cognados. Un cognado es una palabra que es muy similar en inglés y español también. Por ejemplo: ¡Carro es 'car' en español! ¿Cuál es otro ejemplo en inglés?”

    2. Go over the meaning of cognates and false cognates

    3. Play the Kahoot game to practice identifying cognates

    4. Explain what the false cognate actually means
     

    Main Activity

    1. Go through the slides with the different advertisements and ask students to identify the cognates they find

    Wrap-up

    • ¿En qué otros cognados pueden pensar?

    End of lab:

    • Read can-do statements and have students evaluate their confidence with cards 
    • Encourage students to be honest in their self-evaluation
    • Pay attention, and try to use feedback for future labs!
       

    NCSSFL-ACTFL Can-Do Statements:

    • I can recognize words that are similar in English and Spanish
    • I can answer a simple yes or no question