Jason Fritze – Spanish

Jason Fritze’s classes are one part stand-up comedy, one part drama class. In story after story, Jason entertains his students while at the same time bringing a vast knowledge of methods that guarantee successful language acquisition. It’s hard to believe you’re in a class at all. Jason has lived in Spain and traveled extensively. He brings culture and language to life when he teaches. His personality and immense knowledge of how languages are acquired and how reading contributes to increasing proficiency make him a valuable asset.

Jason is a National Board Certified Teacher in World Languages Other Than English, an author and a presenter. He is originally from Oklahoma, where he taught Spanish and French for seven years in Norman Public Schools and was named teacher of the year after becoming a Comprehension-Based Methods teacher. He has also taught in New Jersey and Tennessee, and his teaching experience spans from early elementary to adult. He regularly presents at state, regional and national language conferences and conducts workshops/in-services for language teachers throughout the United States on Comprehension-Based Methods and Reading Strategies in the WL classroom. Jason has collected hundreds of children’s books in both Spanish and French that he uses to provide additional reading for students. Jason began teaching Spanish and French for Fluency Fast in 2005.

Jason presents in-services for school districts throughout the year on reading as well as Comprehension-Based Methods and is frequently invited to present at state and national conferences as a keynote speaker and workshop presenter.

Jason is unable to respond regularly to email, but here are some answers to frequently asked questions:

Where can I see Jason present?

I usually present in California for LA Stars and at the National TPRS Conference and IFLT.  I also teach Advanced Spanish for Fluency Fast. FluencyFast.com carries an online webinar called TPR to TPRS for Elementary Teachers and several language classes that I have taught.

How can I ask a question?

If you have a question about TPRS or Comprehensible Input or teaching strategies, you can also post a question on our Facebook page: IFLT / NTPRS /CI Teaching. I am one of the moderators. If I can’t get to your question, someone else usually can.

Can we hire you to do an in-service for our district/language association?

If you are interested in hiring me to do an in-service, please keep in mind that traveling outside of California during the school year is not always possible. Karen Rowan of Fluency Fast manages my in-service schedule. Please contact her at karen@fluencyfast   .com for fees and availability.

Can I observe you teaching?

If you would like to observe me in Laguna Beach, you do not need to make an appointment. Observers can come to El Morro Elementary on Tuesdays and Thursdays during the school year. Please check the school calendar first to make sure we have classes. I am occasionally presenting in-services, but almost always available at the end of the week into the weekend.

 

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Online library of CI lessons from Denver Public Schools

http://www.schooltube.com/channel/dpsworldlanguages/

TPRS / CI Inservice Handout

Backward Planning Template

Embedded Readings

Tea with BVP

ACTFL: While We’re on the Topic: BVP on Language…

Project COACH Kickoff

Here’s a link to my back-to-school “Soy yo” game w/ slides:

https://docs.google.com/presentation/d/1ZKMaBRP7KWG4kmNRfWXhcP6NZanMljH1Nhx5Wsz8OLo/edit?usp=sharing

Happy Back to SCHOOL! Let’s have a GREAT year!

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International Leadership Texas Inservice on TPRS & CI

Below you will find PDF files with handouts, tips on SLA, templates, lesson plans and MORE!!! Check out the pages and files tab to your left for more downloadable resources also.

General

TPRS / CI Inservice Handout

Backward Planning Template

Elementary

TPR & TPRS handout with more elementary resources from Jason Fritze

Language Acquisition – It’s Elementary!

Chinese

Tips to Teach Chinese with TPRS from Annick Chen

Reading selection from Les Aventures d’Isabelle by Karen Rowan

Isabelle- Chap 3

Isabelle- Chap 3 (Cont)

Fluency Fast Advanced Spanish @ NTPRS

Prepárense una jarra de mojitos y lean, canten, y vean películas

Chico y Rita
https://es.wikipedia.org/wiki/Chico_y_Rita
https://www.youtube.com/results?search_query=chico+y+rita

Celia Cruz – La Reina de la Salsa

Biografía

Canciones

 

 

https://www.shazam.com/track/59726386/para-tu-altar

 

El bichón habanero

 

Canciones de Tony Avila recomendadas por Tony Ávila

Regalao y Mi casa

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=foeFsbE8Y-Y

Series y películas mencionadas: (muchas en Netflix u otros fuentes)

(OJO estos no se recomiendan para la clase)

Antes que anochezca (autobiografía del poeta cubano Reinaldo Arenas – tema gay).
Celia (serie biográfica aunque un poco ficticia también).
Gran Hotel (serie española costumbrista y melodramática).
El internado.
El tiempo entre costuras (serie dramática que tiene lugar durante la segunda guerra mundial).
Las chicas del cable. (
Velvet. (
Palm Trees in the Snow. (
4 Seasons in Havana. (
Ocho apellidos vascos. (1 & 2)_

International Language Symposium – Brno, Czech Republic

TPR & TPRS handout 

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Hey FLENJ! You guys were AMAZING!!!

Here’s a direct link to the handouts since many people had trouble with the address:

https://drive.google.com/drive/mobile/folders/0B8esjKv58Hv9bFhCR2pSM0dTZkk

Videos for Movie Talk:

For the input example(s) in French:

Exotic Pets

and maybe a little of…

Mr. Bean: 

For Movie Talk coached practice with group:

Octopus in Love 

For more practice and to discuss ways to use these techniques with culture:

La Piñata (animated) 

Cumpleaños en Acapulco

El niño que tiene miedo de la piñata

Cumpleaños de Nora 

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NTPRS 2016

Online library of CI lessons from Denver Public Schools

http://www.schooltube.com/channel/dpsworldlanguages/

Eric Gotchals

My elementary blog:
www.miclaseessuclase.com

Commercial on REYES MAGOS

Web sites and Apps for REYES MAGOS
http://computerhoy.com/listas/apps/webs-aplicaciones-escribir-carta-reyes-magos-8317

RECURSOS para la clase de ESPAÑOL AVANZADO FLUENCY FAST (para adultos, desde luego)

CELIA CRUZ EN CANARIAS

EL CHISME – Celia Cruz

LA LETRA (lyrics) DE LA CANCIÓN “EL CHISME”
https://www.letras.com/celia-cruz/1555567/

CUBA (videos de la CUBA actual)

Ojalá – canción del cantautor cubano, Silvio Rodríguez (TAREA – día 1)

Telenovelas
http://www.telemundo.com/novelas

Latinoamérica
El Retorno de Diana Salazar (México)
Los Ricos También Lloran (México)
Xica da Silva (de Brasil doblado en español)
La Reina del Sur (México)
Escándalo (Perú)

España
El Internado
El Tiempo Entre Costuras (Time Between)
El Gran Hotel
Velvet

Volver – videoclip de la película de Pedro Almodovar, protagonizada por Penelope Cruz

“Yo quiero ser una chica Almodóvar”, canción del cantautor español, Joaquín Sabina

¿Cuál es para ti la mejor película de Almodóvar? (Lista del Economista) (TAREA – día 1)
http://listas.eleconomista.es/cine/630-cual-es-para-ti-la-mejor-pelicula-de-almodovar

Las 10 mejores pelis (películas) de Pedro Almodóvar (TAREA – día 1)

Entrevista con Pedro Almodóvar, cineasta (TAREA – día 1)
http://www.telecinco.es/informativos/Pedro-Almodovar-Julieta-primera-pelicula_0_2144100076.html

CANCIÓN: Volver- versión de Estrella Morente (letra)
https://www.letras.com/estrella-morente/633017/

VIDEOCLIP: Los amantes pasajeros (la última comedia de Almodóvar, una película muy loca y muy divertida)

Tráiler de la nueva película de Almodóvar, Julieta

Este documental saldrá en septiembre
http://www.rtve.es/alacarta/videos/cultura-en-rtvees/documental-almodovar-todo-sobre-ellas-teaser/3634752/

Artículos escritos por Pedro Almodóvar publicado en el periódico español, EL PAÍS
http://elpais.com/autor/pedro_almodovar/a

Así afectan los chismes y cotilleos a nuestro cerebro – artículo de la revista MUY INTERESANTE
http://www.muyinteresante.es/salud/articulo/asi-afectan-los-chismes-y-cotilleos-a-nuestro-cerebro

Esto me suena – un programa de RNE
http://www.rtve.es/alacarta/audios/esto-me-suena-las-tardes-del-ciudadano-garcia/

La revista HOLA
http://us.hola.com/hola/realeza/casa_espanola/

La monarquía española

http://www.merca20.com/este-vestido-de-zara-que-la-reina-letizia-ha-lucido-se-ha-agotado-en-las-rebajas/

MUCHAS CANCIONES para EL SUBJUNTIVO
http://vivalamusicaenespanol.weebly.com/canciones-con-subjuntivo.html

LISTAS del Economista
http://listas.eleconomista.es

Curiosidades de los San Fermines
http://listas.eleconomista.es/actualidad/10634-10-curiosidades-de-los-sanfermines

¿Cuál es el actor español más guapo en su opinión?
http://listas.eleconomista.es/sexys/186-vote-al-actor-espaol-ms-guapo

Resources on SLA and research

Stephen Krashen has published many of his articles and papers online for free at his website:
www.sdkrashen.com

Check out the International Journal of Language Teaching
www.ijflt.com

My new favorite thing is Tea w/ BVP. It’s like “Car Talk” for language educators!
www.teawithbvp.com

Professional Literature supporting CI Methods and use of the TL in the classroom

An excellent article from Language Educator Magazine:
Going for 90% Plus: How to Stay in the Target Language by Douglas Crouse
http://www.actfl.org/sites/default/files/TLE_Oct12.pdf
page 22

The quote below comes from a short article from the online journal District Administration:
“A comprehensible input-based method that has produced superior results, when well executed, is Teaching Proficiency through Reading and Storytelling (Roof & Kreutter, 2010).”
http://www.districtadministration.com/article/second-language-learning

The Action Research article cited above:An Interactive Storytelling Puzzle: Building a Positive Environment in a Second Language Classroom by Lisa Roof and Cheryl Kreutter

Networks: An On-line Journal for Teacher Research, Vol. 12, Issue 1

TPRS resources

You can find the question word posters under RESOURCES at Scott Benedict’s great website:
www.teachforjune.com

Martina Bex has a wonderful blog with scores of great ideas, resources and links:
www.martinabex.com

Online library of CI lessons from Denver Public Schools

http://www.schooltube.com/channel/dpsworldlanguages/

For upcoming trainings in CI methods such as TPRS & other resources check out…

in California:

Project COACH (Orange County, CA)
http://coachforeignlanguageproject.org

LA STARS
Teaching Content through Stories and Comprehensible Input (spring series)
la-stars.net

Fluency Fast

www.fluencyfast.com

iFLT – The International Forum on Language Teaching

https://tprstorytelling.com/conference/

NTPRS

www.ntprs.info

Blaine Ray’s website:

www.tprsbooks.com

TPRS Publishing:

https://tprstorytelling.com

Laurie Clarcq has a calendar of TCI events on her wonderful blog:

http://blog.heartsforteaching.com/upcoming-tprstci-training-opportunities

ESPAÑOL AVANZADO – Fluency Fast

LAS CANCIONES:

canción – Tú me vuelves loco (Frankie Ruiz)

Sí es la época del Mundial (La Copa del Mundo) en Brasil pero también de fiestas importantes en España. Las fiestas de San Fermín en Pamplona empezaron el 7 (siete) de julio y acaban el 14 (catorce) de julio.

Véanlas aquí: http://www.rtve.es/noticias/san-fermin/

LA CASA REAL ESPAÑOLA

vídeo del presidente de la República anunciando la abdicación del Rey de España entre otros (among others)
http://www.bbc.co.uk/mundo/noticias/140602_rey_juan_carlos_abdicacion_principe_felipe.shtml

¿QUIEREN EXPANDIR EL VOCABULARIO CON OTROS VÍDEOS / TEXTOS EN CASTELLANO (español)?

Want to stretch your comprehension skills in Spanish? REREAD A TEXT / WATCH A VIDEO MULTIPLE TIMES

You might want to try printing out the King’s speech (see link below), reading it and identifying sentences that you understand, making notes. Then rereading while listening to the video. Finally watching the video following along with the text or just watching without it as an additional listening/reading.

Vídeo del Rey Juan Carlos de Borbón y Borbón y dos Sicilias
http://www.casareal.es/ES/Actividades/Paginas/actividades_actividades_detalle.aspx?data=12019

Artículos sobre el Rey
http://www.diariodeleon.es/noticias/espana/rey-rompe-cadera-cazando-elefantes-botsuana_683669.html

http://www.que.es/ultimas-noticias/espana/201406021233-ocho-apellidos-juan-carlos.html

Vídeo de la Reina Sofía

TEATRO – ALERT THIS VIDEO may contain coarse language in Spanish and PUPPET NUDITY

EL ESPEJO NEGRO – un grupo de teatro y títeres que tiene fama por su burla y críticas de la sociedad española:
http://www.elespejonegro.com/index.php/es-puto-cabaret.html

OTROS VÍNCULOS (other links)

My elementary blog:
www.miclaseessuclase.com

Commercial on REYES MAGOS
http://m.youtube.com/watch?v=noH51NPI9C4&autoplay=1

Web sites and Apps for REYES MAGOS
http://computerhoy.com/listas/apps/webs-aplicaciones-escribir-carta-reyes-magos-8317

sample Japanese TPRS lesson from Youtube
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=d2j9vtJZlbU&list=UU-zAQmpvGdrOM161qsdBCDQ

Cosmo Talks

Learn about the African Grey parrot, Cosmo

http://www.cosmotalks.com/

In this very interesting TED talk, Susan Ravage reminds us that we cannot TEACH language….

A TOUCH OF GREATNESS

Visit this PBS page a click the link for a preview of the documentary. You’ll be inspired.

Schools kill creativity, a Ted talk by Sir Kenneth Robinson

 

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