Gavilan College Spanish Links

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Gavilan Resources

  • Gavilan Library: Our college library has hundreds of Spanish titles for you to check out, and if they don't have what you need they can order it from other libraries.
  • Gavilan Computer Lab: Your first stop for Spanish practice and homework. 
    You will find Gaspar, the Gavilan Spanish Review program, online literature, an online Spanish dictionary, MS Word with Spanish accents, spell check and thesaurus, and more.
  • Gavilan celebrates 400 years of Don Quijote:
    Check out the interactive bi-lingual version on the web or at the lab.
    Read the first English translation (1612, 1620) by Thomas Shelton or the popular Jarvis translation.

Web links

  • LANIC - Latin American Network Information Center: University of Texas page with links to complete detail about all Latin American countries.
  • Biblioteca Virtual Cervantes: the biggest collection of Spanish literature online - over 8000 books, audio files, videos, biographies.
  • Centro Virtual Cervantes: this library has fully annotated versions of all of Cervantes' titles, as well as a collection of graded readings for students of Spanish.
  • CervantesTV: the online TV station of the Instituto Cervantes - 24/7 interviews, specials, music, theater - a high quality presentation of Spanish & Latin American culture, geared towards students of Spanish.
  • Literatura Hispanoamericana: award-winning collection organized by Francisco Robles Ortega, professor of Spanish Language and Literature at the Instituto Vilatzara, Spain. Links to author pages, online text selections, audio, etc.
  • Spanish Poetry: 3000 poems from hundreds of authors, from the Middle Ages to the Twentieth Century. Search by author, title, first line, and more.
  • La Santa Biblia:  online Spanish version of the Bible
    essential for understanding Latin American culture.
  • BBC Spanish News: BBC Mundo is a news site in easy-to-understand Spanish - an excellent way to practice reading Spanish. It also includes video and audio news clips in Spanish.
  • Enciclonet: Spanish online Encyclopedia. Check out their great "animaciones".
    Log in with nick=Gavilan1, clave=student to search this large reference data base, or register in your own name, access is free, but most content is restricted to paid subscription only ...
  • La Real Academia Española: The predominant authority on all aspects of classical Spanish, with focus on Spain. Online dictionaries, verb conjugation, and more.
  • Diccionario del Español Usual en México: A dictionary of the Spanish Language with focus on common usage in Mexico. Access the full text at Biblioteca Virtual Cervantes, or look for specific terms here
  • Spanish Language Resource Center: This site from Houghton Mifflin features links to a variety of authentic materials, including cultural, linguistic, and current media.
  • Study Spanish: A free site with grammar and pronunciation tutorials, vocabulary and verb drills, games, and much more. Great page on How to type Spanish accents. Highly recommended - check it out!
  • LanguageLearningLibrary.org: A free comprehensive guide to learning foreign languages: Chinese, French, German, Italian, Japanese, Portuguese, Russian, and Spanish
  • The Language Realm: A good source for slang , colloquialisms, proverbs, idioms, plus a list of Medical Spanish terms.
  • Spanish Internet keyboard at spanish.typeit.org:  lets you enter Spanish characters without  Alt codes or special keyboard layouts. Works on any Internet connected computer in the world, so that you can type Spanish characters in any computer lab, Internet cafe, etc.
  • Spanish Language Resources on the Internet: useful links to Spanish Language information on the web.
  • Spanish Help: Online Games and Lessons: here you'll find vocabulary & grammar lessons, exercises, some listening practice, and a useful self-test to assess your proficiency level; much of it from college or university sources.
  • Newspapers online: Huge listing of online newspapers - links to more than 5000 newspapers on the web, searchable by country and by publication.
  • Virtual-Spain: Weblinks in Spanish and English to art, history, literature, music, radio, television, travel, etc... Some commercial ads, but worth a visit.
  • Booksellers - Libreros Reunidos, S.L.: order books, CDs, etc. direct from Spain; very low prices, reasonable shipping, excellent service - if it exists, they'll find it!

Class specific links

Span1A, Span1B

  • Así Es Textbook website, with chapter-by-chapter web activities, quizzes, and exercises. 
    Note: The Multimedia files to accompany the Textbook and the Workbook/Laboratory Manual are available online in the Gavilan Computer Lab - click the Span1A/B icon in the Spanish Programs folder
     
  • ¡Arriba! Textbook website, with chapter-by-chapter web activities, quizzes, and exercises. 
    Note:
    The Multimedia files to accompany the Textbook and the Workbook/Activities Manual are available in your online Lab through the Gavilan Distance Education system.

Span2A, Span2B

  • De Paseo Textbook website, with chapter-by-chapter summaries, web activities and links, and quizzes.
    Note: The Multimedia files to accompany the Textbook and the Diario de Actividades are available online in the Gavilan Computer Lab - click the Span2A/B icon in the Spanish Programs folder
     
  • Identidades Textbook website, with chapter-by-chapter summaries, web activities and links, and quizzes. 
    Note:
    The Multimedia files to accompany the Textbook and the Workbook/Activities Manual are available in your online Lab through the Gavilan Distance Education system.

Span12A, Span12B

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Address of this page is: http://www.gavilan.edu/spanish/text/links.html.
Last updated on 04/10/2014.
Send questions or comments to Franz Mayrhofer at fmayrhofer@gavilan.edu.