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30 Seconds to Fun! Teaching with Spanish Time Games


Did you know that a year passes 15 microseconds faster on Mount Everest than at sea level?

Or that the strontium atomic clock is the most accurate clock ever built? It can keep time to within a second over 15 …

Get with the Times: 6 Reasons Why You Need a Spanish Class Website


Do your students love the internet as much as mine ? I’m betting your answer is a solid yes!

Most people today spend more time online than doing anything else except breathing.

What’s more, depending on their age, kids spend …

Need Ideas for Spanish Videos for Middle School? We’ve Got 4

spanish videos for middle school

Tweens, teens and screens.

They go together like bread, peanut butter and jelly.

I mean, what middle school teacher ever announced a movie day only to receive a chorus of groans?

Probably has never happened in the history of education.…

7 Great Children’s Stories in Spanish to Excite Your Learners


Who doesn’t love a good story?

As novelist Ken Kesey famously proclaimed, “To hell with facts! We need stories!”

I’ve never met a student of any age who couldn’t appreciate a well-told story, and when the story is a …

Christmas-tastic Fun: Las Posadas Activities for the Spanish Classroom


Take a minute and think back to your favorite childhood winter holiday traditions.

Maybe it was decorating the Christmas tree.

Perhaps you loved putting a gingerbread house together.

Or maybe you thought opening presents was the best part of the

11 Essential Mexican Slang Words to Teach Your Students


Want to add some zest to your Spanish lessons?

Imagine your students’ faces when you tell them se me fueron las chivas” (“my goats got away from me”) as you explain how something slipped your mind.

Think of their …